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2/5/08 9:12 A

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Yeah. Did you see how Zack died from the final fantasy advent children dvd? They had a cartoon about it in the special features section of the disk.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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2/4/08 8:40 P

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Oh, definitely! I am looking forward to getting my Sephiroth fix, too.

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2/4/08 10:16 A

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Isn't Core Crisis on the story of Zack. I am sure that towards the end you will see Cloud appear in the game.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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1/29/08 9:44 P

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God of War 3 and NG Sigma are worth the PS3

Fable II and Marvel UA are worth the 360

DMC4 is worth any of them! :)

I guess I`m going to sit this one and wait until I see some titles that compel me. I will go for the Wii Fit most likely, because then I can have it as an exercising equipment, but I will buy it only once I have checked with any of you guys that has it and see how you like the programs.

Thanks for all your input, it`s so great I can back and forth with people with similar interests! :D

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1/29/08 12:30 P

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I lost all interest in Nintendo products until the DS came out because I just wasn't interested in the available games. I, too, was a PSX girl.

Now, though, the Wii has gained favor and has become my favorite system, simply because it's just so darn versatile. Now the reverse is true- there just aren't any games for Xbox n or the PS3 that make me want to buy the system.

PSP, though, she knows the way to my heart, and it is through Final Fantasy VII. As soon as Crisis Core is released here (eeeeee! crisis core!!!), I'll be picking up a copy- and my very own PSP.

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1/29/08 11:24 A

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there is no one system that is going to be right for everyone. I know that I "boycotted" Nintendo for many years because it was a "kid" syste,. During that time I hung out with the PSX kids. Now I've got a bit of a more rounded view and the Wii with it's eclectic composition of games and possibilities definitely has earned a place on my shelf.

Does this mean I'm not still clamoring for an Xbox 360 or a PS3? Not at all. I will have those too (wanes world flashback "Oh yes, I will") but for our first system together (the BF and I) the Wii has been a blast!

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I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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1/29/08 10:03 A

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Well if the retro aspect of the system is not getting your attention and the motion is not interesting you either then I do not know what to tell you. I love the wii. I played Madden 08 on it and like the new way of playing a football game. Act out the part of throwing the football down the field for a touchdown. Scrabling the pocket, pump faking the ball, recieving, stiff arming would be tacklers, ripping through the offensive line to sack to quarterback. Mario Galaxy is neat in its new style of game play. Truely the best Mario game out to date. Zelda, aslo a good title where you use the controls to block using your shield and swing your sword. Resident evil 4 where you can throw off zombies trying to take a bite of you. It has its fun moments and is great party tool. I have had friends over just to play it.

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1/28/08 10:15 P

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don't know about the bowflex yet - we just ordered it today. Got the Xtreme2 SE because it's the smallest of the workout machines. We don't have a lot of room either, we live in a 1 br apt. but we have found room in the living room for it. It will have to work :D

I'm adding it as a secondary workout three times a week, but it will not be to me for another week or two :D I', sure I'll blog about getting my butt kicked when I get it :D

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1/28/08 10:13 P

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Thank you! That`s really great input.

I`m still hesitant though...

I`m not a retro gamer. I believe memory has it right in keeping things "idealized" and not making me compare them to the now... If I pick up what used to be my favorite game for the Sega 16bit, I get the same feeling that I get when I watch cartoons like Thundercats now that I can see them from a different perspective: "Oh, my, I liked this????" Of course some games are just great, like MKII or MKUIII, but I have downloaded them in my Xbox and I honestly don`t play them beyond the nostalgic first level, after which I start thinking: wow, the graphics have come a long way in these last years, and so have the control methods... and wow this is slow!

So retro is not that much of a kick for me.

I like the idea of moving around, it makes it sound so much more interactive. But then you could only play such games for a limited time, because I really don`t think one can act out Morrowind and live to tell it. I suppose I would love to get some martial arts and yoga classes out of it, but then there have to be some good reliable titles out before I go buy the console.

As for it being best seller in Japan... Mhmm.. well, I lived in Japan for over 6 years and I specialize in marketing, so it`s rather easy for me to be skeptical. It is not the quality of the product that might have led this to be a best seller, it might be the "diet frenzy" that Japan undergoes. The industry for "health" and "diet" supplements and so is actually larger than the US one! (And no, Japanese people do not have the obesity problem that the US faces). Also, what appeals to that audience might not be the same as to what calls Western audiences. Dinasty Warriors is a perfect example of a game that is LOVED in Japan and trashed outside. Or maybe you are not inclined to have 50 keyoholders in your mobile phone strap, but for Japanese girls that is the ultimate "cute".

I wanted to buy the console for my husband`s birthday, but I can`t seem to come up with enough reasons to justify the expense to myself, and to convince him to use it... So help! Give me great titles that you loved, why, what features, etc. Thanks!

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1/28/08 9:58 P

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Well, I got the one I have now for my fiancee's birthday last July, and I might go so far as to say that I play on it more than he does. Here are some high points for you:

- It's way backwards-compatible. Not only does it play Gamecube games, if you have any, but the virtual console means that you can play games from a number of old systems as well- Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Turbo Grafix, and NeoGeo. This means that you can play nearly every video game you may ever have owned as a kid on the same console!

- The peripherals are what make it interesting. With the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities, you'll often find yourself miming real actions instead of just playing with your standard directional pad and a bunch of lettered buttons. You can perform surgery in Trauma Center, make a croquette in Cooking Mama, wave the controller like a magic wand in Harry Potter... It's a much more immersive gaming experience as a result.

- Wii Sports is a gift-with-purchase that you can get with an additional wii remote, and it is fantastic. Although the graphics might not knock your socks off, it's great fun, supports up to four players at a time (hello, wii party!) AAAAND you can burn about 500 calories per hour doing the most intensive of sports, which is boxing.

- Wii Fit has been the best-selling game in Japan since it came out, and the release date for the English language version is not far off. It promises to impress.

- It's very cute, very fun, and altogether totally worth the cost, in my humble opinion.

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1/28/08 9:42 P

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I got myself a resistance band, but I guess I was a little overly confident when I was picking it out, because I can barely stretch the stupid thing all of the way out. :x Oops!

How is the Bowflex? The commercials always look very tempting, but I live in a loft and thus have very little space for such fancy items. Probably a good thing, given my tendency to get bored with things quickly and move on to something else...

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1/28/08 9:36 P

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Hello there! This is a nice team and I joined only recently as well!

Everyone loves the wii... maybe I should get one and see what it is all about? But can someone actually convince me that I want it?

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1/28/08 5:28 P

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Welcome to the team Ilikepuppies. I am glad that you found this team and felt so strong about it to add it to your spark page to join. I am sure someone in here will be able to help you tone up for your wedding and bacholorette party. Best of luck to you and your goals for 2008. I hope that your love for video games and getting in shape keep you coming back to provide us with insight about upcoming games.

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1/28/08 5:27 P

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Welcome to our little corner of the world! only 10 lbs to your goal! PHENOMENAL!

Gratz on your wedding as well!

For toning I use resistance bands and weights bu i'm MUCH farther behind than you are. I also just bought my boyfriend a bowflex extreme 2 for his birthday, though I anticipate getting a great deal of use out of it :D

A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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1/28/08 5:22 P

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Hiya! I've been doing things the Sparkpeople way for a few months now, but I've just joined this team. My new favorite workout involves Wii Sports boxing. I'm also a fan of DDR (although my short attention span has waned towards it lately) and I'm looking forward with great anticipation to the release of Wii Fit- almost as much as I am to the release of Crisis Core.

When I'm not playing a fitness-related game, I'm likely involved in another of the thousands of video games that I have almost-finished; I am about one level from the end of the following: Pokemon Pearl, Zelda 3 (Link to the Past- virtual console, how I love you), Final Fantasy IX, Trauma Center, Guitar Hero III, and the list goes on. Currently I am most interested in (read: less than halfway through with) the Douglas Adams text-based game Bureaucracy, as well as My Sims. This is likely to change within the next week or so.

I am in my 20s and I am getting married in September. I am less than 10 lbs from my goal weight, but I'm now very interested in toning, as one of my best friends is having her bachelorette party at Hedonism III in April. I'd like to look smokin' in a bathing suit by then. Sadly, it seems to be much easier to drop pounds than to gain any noticeable muscle tone, so I welcome any suggestions on how to effectively do that.

I have nothing more to offer by way of introduction, but I'm glad to have found this team and am looking forward to your insights.

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