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Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby swerb » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:48 am

Literally have not played a video game in five years. Know little about the current climate, cool games. One thing I do know is my kid desperately wants the Wii for XMas.

Looking for guidance. I've never played the Wii. What are good games for a 4.5 year old? What accessories do I need? What games would I have fun with? Thinking I gotta get Tiger Woods and one of the Rock Band games. Games still $50 a pop?
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:58 am

My niece and nephews have a Wii (ages 2-7) and they love it. There are alot of kids options for it. Our nephew plays Lego Star Wars/Indiana Jones, etc and there are also games for Dora/Diego.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:07 am

Wii sports is included with the package, and Sports Resort is fun as well, both good for the kiddies. Games I'd suggest are TW 2010, Mario Kart and Link's Crossbow Training. Replay value is high on all 3, and TW and MK have online features to compete against other people.

Rock Band/ Guitar Hero are fun, but expensive as you have to buy the game and guitars/ drum kit.

Make sure to buy the extra Wiimote and nunchuck so you can play against someone. I would also suggest getting the rechargeable battery station, you will burn through batteries quickly.

Conduit is a good shooter game, the Resident Evil games are great too, but not for the kids.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby consigliere » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:08 am

My son absolutely loves all the Wii Sports games. They are really simplified, so it makes it easy for anyone to play them. Also loves the Lego games like Batman, Star Wars, and Indiana Jone. Rich, I know you are a Star Wars honk....I recommend you get that as not only will your kid enjoy it but you'll find yourself immersed in it and playing along with him (two players) as you go through all six movies with lots of humor added. Cool stuff.

Mario Kart is great for the kids too. And make sure you get the second remote and also a battery charger is a must!
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Guest » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:50 am

The Wii is awesome.
Bought it last Christmas.
I was a little hesitant at first because I stopped playing video games for a few years.
My 11 year old can play her games and be active. Plus we can all bowl and do some of the other games together and have some fun.
The wife wanted the Wii Fit which we both do, love the Biggest Loser game.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Guest » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:56 am

Tiger Woods golf is a MUST for you, Swerb. The crack-pipe of video games for golfers...especially for Ohio golfers now that the courses are about to be unplayable for five months.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby jb » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:01 am

Dick, never ever ever ever buy a game new.

Take the kiddo to game stop, get a discount card, and let him pick from the used selection. Do it tgether and you'll have a blast. Mari cart might be a great choice in addition to what's been mentioned. Back Yard Football is good, too.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:03 am

Gotta have the game, at least the one extra remote, the steering wheels for those (for any of the racing games like Mario Kart).

It is a good time too.

My kids love any of the Mario-based games.

No more humbling an experience than gettong knocked out in the boxing game by a 7 yr old girl.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby jb » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:06 am

Peeker643 wrote:Gotta have the game, at least the one extra remote, the steering wheels for those (for any of the racing games like Mario Kart).

It is a good time too.

My kids love any of the Mario-based games.

No more humbling an experience than gettong knocked out in the boxing game by a 7 yr old girl.


Word.

Dude, the Big Game hunting games are a freaking riot, too.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:05 am

JB wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:Gotta have the game, at least the one extra remote, the steering wheels for those (for any of the racing games like Mario Kart).

It is a good time too.

My kids love any of the Mario-based games.

No more humbling an experience than gettong knocked out in the boxing game by a 7 yr old girl.


Word.

Dude, the Big Game hunting games are a freaking riot, too.


Haven't done anything with guns yet. The shooter games are pretty good?
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:02 am

TCF Tiger Woods Tourney? Make it happen...
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby swerb » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:19 am

What's the best boxing game?
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Guest » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:25 am

Punch-Out!
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:26 am

Swerb wrote:What's the best boxing game?

TCF versus mac...

Which is kind of a win lose b/c he could have really gave you some good advice here.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:02 pm

Agreed with the above about never buying a game at full price. Find a game exchange or a Buybacks and get them from there.

The Carnival Games one is pretty bad ass from what I hear.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby swerb » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:15 pm

What's better? Rock Band or Guitar Hero? And how much is the whole setup going to cost me once I buy all the GD accessories?

Thanks for all the feedback fellas. This is great. Getting me fired up. Half tempted to get the thing now and break it out at night after he goes to sleep.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:29 pm

I don't know exactly what the console is anymore but I'd say $250 gets you that, an extra controller and the steering wheel deals.

Ours came with Wii Sports and the 1st run games are $40-$50.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:30 pm

Swerb wrote:What's better? Rock Band or Guitar Hero? And how much is the whole setup going to cost me once I buy all the GD accessories?

Thanks for all the feedback fellas. This is great. Getting me fired up. Half tempted to get the thing now and break it out at night after he goes to sleep.


I would say Rock Band.

Both are going to run you close to $200 for the whole instrument set.

Quite honestly, I don't think it's worth the investment right now with your kids being so young. My 11-year-old niece can barely get through a song on Easy. You're better off going with stuff like Carnival Games and Wii Sports. You can get those Backyard Sports games with the cartoon superstars for Nick. I think he'd eat that shit up.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Lubber » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:14 pm

Get Wii Fit also Swerb. Lots of cardio and balance games so you wont feel so guilty by playing or having your kids play on it for hours.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:24 pm

Lubber wrote:Get Wii Fit also Swerb. Lots of cardio and balance games so you wont feel so guilty by playing or having your kids play on it for hours.


Yes. Definitely.

In fact, I'd bet my life you can get a never-been-used one from Lubber. Still in celophane and tightly boxed up. :lmfao:
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby bks92II » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:54 pm

The best type of game to get for your kids are the ones with lots of blood, swearing,guns, and tons of sex :nanner:
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:00 pm

A Wii is like Crack Cocaine.

But atleast you'll never have to worry about getting the 3 red rings.....
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby TIMMAH » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:30 pm

I have a Wii and a 7 yr old. I would suggest a lot of the same that's already been said. Mario Galaxy, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Zelda, and The 2 Wii Sports games are all a blast. Once your Wii is up you can also download all the classics from Nintendo's past which is cool too. They have a game for pretty much every kids show out there so even if it's terrible, if it's your kids favorite show they'll love it lol. Oh, and I would suggest Rock Band 2.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:51 pm

JB wrote:Dick, never ever ever ever buy a game new.

Take the kiddo to game stop, get a discount card, and let him pick from the used selection. Do it tgether and you'll have a blast. Mari cart might be a great choice in addition to what's been mentioned. Back Yard Football is good, too.


BOOM!

Buy used. All used games have a 7 day cash back guarantee. If it's too hard for your kid, he just doesn't like it, or you don't like what he's playing, you can bring it back, get your full money back, and pick a different game. Hold on to the receipt (one of my biggest pet peeves).

Game to look out for: Super Mario Bros. New

It's reverting back to old school. I'm not so sure how old your kid is, but maybe you and him will have a great time playing it. You know why? Because it's multiplayer now! It's basically like the old school Mario games -- 2D, side scroller -- but now with multiplayer. Depending on how you're feeling that day, you can either help your buddies out or go Sith on them and throw them in the pit or if you're Yoshi you can eat them (from what I've heard so far at work). Releases on Nov. 13th (I think, somewhere around there). Might be a good holiday gift.

GameStop Edge Card (discount card) -- Two main perks... 1) 10% off all used games and accessories (not systems) and 2) 10% more in your trades, if you do that kind of stuff (no systems).

It's $14.99 to sign up for ONE YEAR. You get a full year subscription of GameStop's magazine GameInformer. Covers all video game systems, previews on games that haven't come out yet, reviews on games that have. You also get the discount card for FREE. Also good for an entire year, unlimited use, any Gamestop location.

An issue of GameInformer is $6 per, but for an entire year PLUS the discount card, it's only $14.99. If you sign up at the same time you're buying used games and accessories, you get your discounts right away, so it could potentially cost you less than $14.99.

The discount stacks on any other promotions (buy two get one free on used) and is a non-renewing deal. Once it's done, it's done. You have the option of renewing.

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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

We got it for our teenage kids. We love all the sports games. Bowling is a blast. Ping pong and tennis are fun. Its hilarious how when you start getting better, more fans show up. Isn't there a race game where you are jumping over cows and stuff?? That's a blast for the young ones. At our house, our Miis that we created are all pretty dead on.

A neat thing that happened is that my mother (in her late 70s) started playing with my kids and she is really hooked. She loves it. We just got her one of her own for her birthday!! She'll have fun and it will get her up and moving around.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby fundamentals » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:11 am

Peeker643 wrote:Gotta have the game, at least the one extra remote, the steering wheels for those (for any of the racing games like Mario Kart).

It is a good time too.

My kids love any of the Mario-based games.

No more humbling an experience than gettong knocked out in the boxing game by a 7 yr old girl.


I beat you Peeks. My four year old zappppped me in boxing. :lmfao:

We invested in a Wii, has been good for some family entertainment. :thumb up:
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:14 am

Bill the Butcher wrote:
JB wrote:Dick, never ever ever ever buy a game new.

Take the kiddo to game stop, get a discount card, and let him pick from the used selection. Do it tgether and you'll have a blast. Mari cart might be a great choice in addition to what's been mentioned. Back Yard Football is good, too.


BOOM!

Buy used. All used games have a 7 day cash back guarantee. If it's too hard for your kid, he just doesn't like it, or you don't like what he's playing, you can bring it back, get your full money back, and pick a different game. Hold on to the receipt (one of my biggest pet peeves).

Game to look out for: Super Mario Bros. New

It's reverting back to old school. I'm not so sure how old your kid is, but maybe you and him will have a great time playing it. You know why? Because it's multiplayer now! It's basically like the old school Mario games -- 2D, side scroller -- but now with multiplayer. Depending on how you're feeling that day, you can either help your buddies out or go Sith on them and throw them in the pit or if you're Yoshi you can eat them (from what I've heard so far at work). Releases on Nov. 13th (I think, somewhere around there). Might be a good holiday gift.

GameStop Edge Card (discount card) -- Two main perks... 1) 10% off all used games and accessories (not systems) and 2) 10% more in your trades, if you do that kind of stuff (no systems).

It's $14.99 to sign up for ONE YEAR. You get a full year subscription of GameStop's magazine GameInformer. Covers all video game systems, previews on games that haven't come out yet, reviews on games that have. You also get the discount card for FREE. Also good for an entire year, unlimited use, any Gamestop location.

An issue of GameInformer is $6 per, but for an entire year PLUS the discount card, it's only $14.99. If you sign up at the same time you're buying used games and accessories, you get your discounts right away, so it could potentially cost you less than $14.99.

The discount stacks on any other promotions (buy two get one free on used) and is a non-renewing deal. Once it's done, it's done. You have the option of renewing.

Thanks for coming into GameStop. Have a good day.

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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:05 pm

Sike.
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Unread postby mistero » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:29 pm

Wii sports is good. Wii carnival is nice. Littlest pet shop is cute.Game cube games will play on it too. Perfect kids console.

Blah,blah,blah. Big thing is Madden sucks holy balls on Wii. It totally sucks! Have to flap your wings like DA and you still throw to the triple covered guy instead of wide open Brian Robiskie in the endzone. Not to mention I punched a hole in the wall because I was sitting too close it and tried to pass under a full blitz.

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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:31 pm

mistero wrote: Have to flap your wings like DA and you still throw to the triple covered guy instead of wide open Brian Robiskie in the endzone.



Sounds incredibly accurate and life-like actually.

Aside from Robiskie getting open.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby That_Guy™ » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:21 am

Wii's are also very easy to softmod so you can run homebrew and emulators. Search any torrent site and you and you can find all the info you need to do it.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:15 am

Torrents rules.

Although, I doubt Swerb is looking to illegally mod his kids Wii.

I'm flashing my 360 when I get it back.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Ziner » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:51 am

FUDU wrote:
Bill the Butcher wrote:
JB wrote:Dick, never ever ever ever buy a game new.

Take the kiddo to game stop, get a discount card, and let him pick from the used selection. Do it tgether and you'll have a blast. Mari cart might be a great choice in addition to what's been mentioned. Back Yard Football is good, too.


BOOM!

Buy used. All used games have a 7 day cash back guarantee. If it's too hard for your kid, he just doesn't like it, or you don't like what he's playing, you can bring it back, get your full money back, and pick a different game. Hold on to the receipt (one of my biggest pet peeves).

Game to look out for: Super Mario Bros. New

It's reverting back to old school. I'm not so sure how old your kid is, but maybe you and him will have a great time playing it. You know why? Because it's multiplayer now! It's basically like the old school Mario games -- 2D, side scroller -- but now with multiplayer. Depending on how you're feeling that day, you can either help your buddies out or go Sith on them and throw them in the pit or if you're Yoshi you can eat them (from what I've heard so far at work). Releases on Nov. 13th (I think, somewhere around there). Might be a good holiday gift.

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It's $14.99 to sign up for ONE YEAR. You get a full year subscription of GameStop's magazine GameInformer. Covers all video game systems, previews on games that haven't come out yet, reviews on games that have. You also get the discount card for FREE. Also good for an entire year, unlimited use, any Gamestop location.

An issue of GameInformer is $6 per, but for an entire year PLUS the discount card, it's only $14.99. If you sign up at the same time you're buying used games and accessories, you get your discounts right away, so it could potentially cost you less than $14.99.

The discount stacks on any other promotions (buy two get one free on used) and is a non-renewing deal. Once it's done, it's done. You have the option of renewing.

Thanks for coming into GameStop. Have a good day.

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Rich I hear you get even bigger discounts if you go into Gamestop on Thanksgiving or Xmas.



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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby RC » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:34 am

Have both an XBox 360 and a Wii.

Now, for me personally I haven't picked up the Nintendo Wii in six months. But my 9 year old stepdaughter plays it all the time and her little friends play the tar out of it.

I suggest Mario Kart and Lego Star Wars for the kids since both of those games are fun to play with the kids.

I will disagree on the kids being too young for Rock Band though (and get Rock Band not Guitar Hero). The kids in the neighborhood have a band on the game and the oldest one is 11 years old (They are 6, 8, 9 and 11) and they all play on hard difficulties. Also Rock Band has the Spongebob songs and other Nickelodeon songs that they would play over and over again.

You can also pick up the Rock Band 2 bundle for the Wii for 129 bucks at Gamestop. Then buy the Rock Band 1 game and port the games over for around an extra 20 bucks or so and you'll be sitting at around 130 songs. Very good value.

I also agree with the posters above to get a second controller, nunchuck and a battery charger station.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Doc » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:47 am

Don't they have a Lego Rock Band coming out? I think that's more geared to a younger audience as well. Not sure if it will be on the Wii, but that might be worth checking out if you want to jump into the music genre.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:39 pm

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JB wrote:Dick, never ever ever ever buy a game new.

Take the kiddo to game stop, get a discount card, and let him pick from the used selection. Do it tgether and you'll have a blast. Mari cart might be a great choice in addition to what's been mentioned. Back Yard Football is good, too.


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Buy used. All used games have a 7 day cash back guarantee. If it's too hard for your kid, he just doesn't like it, or you don't like what he's playing, you can bring it back, get your full money back, and pick a different game. Hold on to the receipt (one of my biggest pet peeves).

Game to look out for: Super Mario Bros. New

It's reverting back to old school. I'm not so sure how old your kid is, but maybe you and him will have a great time playing it. You know why? Because it's multiplayer now! It's basically like the old school Mario games -- 2D, side scroller -- but now with multiplayer. Depending on how you're feeling that day, you can either help your buddies out or go Sith on them and throw them in the pit or if you're Yoshi you can eat them (from what I've heard so far at work). Releases on Nov. 13th (I think, somewhere around there). Might be a good holiday gift.

GameStop Edge Card (discount card) -- Two main perks... 1) 10% off all used games and accessories (not systems) and 2) 10% more in your trades, if you do that kind of stuff (no systems).

It's $14.99 to sign up for ONE YEAR. You get a full year subscription of GameStop's magazine GameInformer. Covers all video game systems, previews on games that haven't come out yet, reviews on games that have. You also get the discount card for FREE. Also good for an entire year, unlimited use, any Gamestop location.

An issue of GameInformer is $6 per, but for an entire year PLUS the discount card, it's only $14.99. If you sign up at the same time you're buying used games and accessories, you get your discounts right away, so it could potentially cost you less than $14.99.

The discount stacks on any other promotions (buy two get one free on used) and is a non-renewing deal. Once it's done, it's done. You have the option of renewing.

Thanks for coming into GameStop. Have a good day.

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Rich I hear you get even bigger discounts if you go into Gamestop on Thanksgiving or Xmas.



:lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: awesome, I am going to make a point to head over on MLK day.

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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:43 pm

Just don't go to Gamestop on Labor Day. You'll get shitty service from the pissy assholes that work there.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby pup » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:19 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Torrents rules.

Although, I doubt Swerb is looking to illegally mod his kids Wii.

I'm flashing my 360 when I get it back.


What does this mean? It sounds illegal and fun. Fill me in. I use torrents for music. You can do video games too?
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:14 pm

Pup wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Torrents rules.

Although, I doubt Swerb is looking to illegally mod his kids Wii.

I'm flashing my 360 when I get it back.


What does this mean? It sounds illegal and fun. Fill me in. I use torrents for music. You can do video games too?


Flashing the 360 is moding the Firmware to recognize and play burnt discs. You can download the games from most torrent sites. You'll need Dual Layer DVDRs. The Fujifilm ones are supposed to be the best. You must also have a SATA card in your PC. If not the SATA PCI cards are only like $20 You must open your 360 and find out what kind of drive you have. Depending on when you bought your 360 it will either be the Samsung, Hitachi, BenQ (the easiest to flash) or the Lite On (there are two versions of the Lite On one is easy like the BenQ, the other requires a probe and connectivity kit which you can order from the net for about $60).

There are tons tutorials on YouTube for every step of the process (Like how to take the 360 apart witout voiding the warranty and where to get the needed software). Just search "Flashing Xbox 360". I'm sure the tutorials are also on websites too, you can probably Google it if you don't want to weed through the YouTube videos.

Just keep in mind, IF Microsoft finds out you modded the 360 they will ban your Xbox Live account and the Xbox it's being played on (you can still play burnt games, just not online). I have friends you have been playing modded 360's for well over a year and are still online with Microsoft being non the wiser. The people who get caught are the people who download games and play them before they come out, like right now you can download CoD Modern Warfare 2, but if you play it Micorsoft will know, the Achievements are dated and they can check for that very easily.

That's pretty much all I know, i've never Flashed a 360 but I have had friends do it ( and i'll probably have them flash my 360 for me when I get back from the goddamn repair center).

YouTube is pretty helpfull.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby That_Guy™ » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:47 am

The Wii is even easier. Just put a coupla files on an SD card and it does it virtually on it's own. Here's a pack with everything you need:

http://www.speed.cd/details.php?id=62966

You'll have to register with speed.cd, but that's not a prob. It's my favorite place to get movies and games.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby jb » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:06 pm

Swerb wrote:What's better? Rock Band or Guitar Hero? And how much is the whole setup going to cost me once I buy all the GD accessories?

Thanks for all the feedback fellas. This is great. Getting me fired up. Half tempted to get the thing now and break it out at night after he goes to sleep.


Hard to tell.

My son tells me GH is more challenging and the instruments are better, but RB has this no fail mode that let's you keep plying for fun even if you blow. GH shuts you down when you miss notes. If you have young one, go no fail.

the rest is opinions on what bands you like better. annoying there is no Wei compatibility.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby The Score » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:12 pm

Not sure how long the deal will last but Amazon has Beatles Rock Band bundles for 99$ with free shipping. Any platform. [url]
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby RC » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:20 am

The Score wrote:Not sure how long the deal will last but Amazon has Beatles Rock Band bundles for 99$ with free shipping. Any platform. [url]


Swerb, this is a great deal. You'll get all the instruments you need and then you can just pick up a copy of RB2 used at Gamestop and you are set.

Also, the hatred that I have for the way Guitar Hero does the way they do things is equal to my hatred of all things Pittspuke.

Sorry JB, GH is considered harder because the songs are charted wrong and they make it that way just so they can advertise that it's harder. The notes don't make sense half the time.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:23 am

FUDU wrote:Thank God somebody got it.

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:cheers:

I haven't read much of the thread since last time, but I see you guys are discussing which is better between Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

Both are basically neck and neck, but if I had to choose... Rock Band.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby swerb » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:48 am

Ended up getting my kid Lego Star Wars, Mario Kart, the Sponge Bob game. I asked for Sports Resort, Tiger Woods '10, and Punch Out as gifts for me. Got my wife Wii Fit.

Seems like a good base of games from the reccomendations on here and the other people I talked to.

Between the console, the extra crap you need, the games ... god damn. Quite an investment. Think I'm more excited than my kid though.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby swerb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:54 pm

Having a blast with the Wii. Tiger Woods '10 is excellent. Sports Resort is a great game as well. Playing Punchout again is a serious blast from the past. And playing Lego Star Wars and Mario Kart with the kid has been fun.

Other family also got him (me) the latest SpongeBob game, Lego Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, A Boy & His Blob and a couple other of the crappy cheaper games targeted towards younger kids.

Thank you all for the good advice and suggestions. They've all been dead on. Got the extra controller, nunchuck, and remote chargers (which are sweet). Going to get one more wheel, one more Wii motion plus thingie.

Based on what I've been reading ... the games most appealing to me we didn't get are Carnival Games, the two new Mario games, either Rock Band 2 or Beatles: Rock Band, and the latest Zelda game.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:33 pm

Picked up the Wii Fit Plus the other day. Rich, have you tried the Driving Range thing on the Wii Fit plus? It has a swing analysis with it. I knew my swing was terrible, but it's so far off-balance, things I never would have noticed.

It's a bitch to hold down the A button while swinging, but, once I get the hang of it, it may actually improve my golf game.
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Re: Getting my kid the Wii

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:00 pm

BTW Rich just a quick tip. No need to get all into swinging the joystick for most of the games in the sports packages like baseball & golf. Just a quick flick of the wrist and you're good to go.

I'm hittin 700 foot homers while reclined, with a beer and dinner in my lap.

...and they say this system is supposed to help get people in shape, pfft.
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