Merry Christmas Everyone!!

hare-winter-beast-cave.jpgHey everyone!!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas… “Our’s was definately a White Christmas!” It started to snow at around 11:00pm Christmas eve, and man when we woke up Christmas morning to about 8″ of snow “we were shocked.” Well, after the shock of seeing all that snow…We started to focus on tearing through our gifts”nice choice of words” But quite accurate. After awhile, our family started to realize that most of what they asked for they recieved with a few “exceptions.” Hopefully you all did as well… I don’t plan on writing a terribly long post. Just wanted to catch up and see how everyone’s Christmas turned out.” I hope you all had a wonderful time!”

Right now I’m trying to keep my son from making a big mess with the Creepy  Crawlers bug set Santa delivered.”He has already managed to get bug guts all over the carpet.” And my wife well, she is already trying out her new foot spa I got her. And me well I’m trying to download some music to our wii system “that’s what my wife got me for christmas.” Pretty cool, you can download a lot more than just music though…If you want to check it out,here’s where she got it Wii Media Downloads. My oldest son he recieved the snowboard he was asking for…And I have to tell ya “Those boards are not cheap!! by any means!” So I would imagine he’s going to break that in real soon. Well, what I dont want to do is keep rambling on, I’m sure all of you have many thing to get done or do! So my next post will more than likely be after New Years!!

So after we get things cleaned up around here. We are heading over to Grandma’s house who now lives in Bennet Colorado, so we do have quite a little drive ahead of us. And in this snow, could turn out to be a bit longer than usual. I do want to wish everyone…A very happy New Year and hope if you have any resolutions set for this year, that you achieve all of them with flying colors! Again, I’m going to try and get some game time in before we go! I figure I have atleast an hour “Grandma doesen’t have a Wii…” But I know she has a “pool table” so I won’t get to bored. And I know Grandpa is just itching to woop me in a game. Well, stay safe everyone, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! And here’s to a great New Year!!

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Wii System Review-Say Good-Bye to the Couch Potato

nintendo-wii5.jpgOne things for sure, you will not be known as the couch potato any longer. The wii system went the extra mile to make sure interactive means exactly that. Now when you purchase the wii system it already comes with the wii sports pack “first off”. And the sports package can be played individually or “which is way more fun” with a group of players. Each player controls their own characters by his or hers own movements.

Your worn out fingers and thumbs are truly a thing of the past from now on. The Wii-remote and Nunchuks wirelessly control game play. Each remote senses the person’s movement by using the sensor bar and Bluetooth technology.

Another great benefit to this system is… If you are a parent you will no longer have to worry about your children spending un-healthy amounts of time sitting in front of a video game”theres no sitting here!.” This game system will take afterschool activities to a whole new level “a healthy one at that”. It is completely impossible to just sit down and play these games “if you want to get anywhere with them”; No more broken objects laying around the house from occasional balls being thrown around indoors. I like most of the games, and they do provide a heck of a work-out!. From what I have read studies have actually been shown that just by playing some of these games on a regular basis has helped with overall health and not to mention increases your blood circulation dramatically.

The people down at Nintendo must be very family oriented..All I know is that our family time has increased ten fold since we got the darn thing “it’s been great!” My own wife detested video games for most of her life, until we got this now even I am having trouble getting in on a little game time “since she started messing with it”. And for Gradndparent that can’t quite get around like they use to, now even they can have fun with their grandchildren on a little one on one bowling action. 

The Wii system also has wifi that can be used to leave special messages for family members (instead of sticking it to your refrigerator) as well as being able to send emails to all your friends including cell phones and other Wii systems. You can also surf the web on the internet and find anything you care to search for. If you like you can download games for the Wii system using Wii points as well.

And if you are worried about being able to play the games you loved to play back in the 80’s,early 90’s and so on all you have to do is pick-up the wii’s classic controller and your on your way. Wii has the ability to be used to play more than 150 of the games from older systems including NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64 games, TurboGrafx-16 and Sega Genesis games. More games are being added as time goes on. Some of these  Virtual console games can be purchased for $5 to $10.

Another wii pack do to be out in 2008 is called wii fit.I believe it’s going to hit japan some time sooner than that. This pressure sensitive balance board makes exercising that much more fun. Playing soccer, dancing and playing games with the Wii more interactive than ever before. By standing on the pressure sensitive board while playing and exercising the board you control your character on screen. Whether it is dancing lessons or playing hula-hoop this accessory promises hours of family fun.

The Wii fit transforms the game System into your own personal trainer. Nintendo’s Wii Fit will be used in exercises such as push-ups, yoga, ski jumping and other exercises. Muscle conditioning, Aerobic exercise, yoga poses, balance games, and other power motions were included in the demonstration of Nintendo Fit when it was announced back in July 2007.”You know our School systems are going to take a whole new look at this wii system.”

OOOOH Wii in Trouble Now!

11wrhloorkl__aa110_.jpgI knew it was just a matter of time before, my oldest son had some of his friends come over to the house to play a friendly game of wii boxing
And “thats when it happened…” I guess his buddy decided he wasn’t going to use the wrist strap. Well, he got a bit carried away with the wii-remote and it  flew right out of his hand and busted one of our humming bird figurines! valued at “$450.00.” Needless to say my wife was quite upset! Considering the kid did not have the money to replace it. “or even the means to do something about it.” And we weren’t about to fork over another $450.00 to replace it… I was extremely amazed though at how tough these wii-motes really are! I decided because my wife was so upset, that I was going to go ahead a pay for a new one “going against what I said earlier” just because we have had that darn thing for so long, and she really loved it. So to me it was really a “No Brainer!”

Well, to my surprise my son had called Nintendo without me knowing it. And told them the whole story, filed a report with them, and had also sent them pictures of the crime scene LOL. And an amazing thing happened they actually paid the whole $450.00 for the hummingbird statue. Now if thats not a good testament for customer service I don’t know what is. Now, ofcourse I was proud of my son for taking the ball and running with it… But in all reality I could not except there check”trust me I wanted to…”” but just couldn’t” at least not with a good conscience. After all it was our fault, those straps are there for a reason…

But I had thanked my son anyway, and did explain why I felt this way and that his heart was in the right direction and he did good, and I was proud of him. But, just for the mere gesture that Nintendo was willing to pay for something they literally had nothing to do with. Just amazed me to all heaven. That right there gave me a whole different respect for this company.I knew they were a solid company, but had no real idea on how solid they really were until this little incident happened. A win,win,win situation my wife was tickled pink about getting her humminbird back. My son felt awesome for being able to handle a situation like a professional, and I felt great because everything turned out as if it had never even happened. Although next time we are going to glue the controller to his buddies arm.

Have a Great Christmas Everyone!!

Wii Play vs Wii Sports

000430-wiiplaybox.jpgOK, so as you can see I’m a gamer. That is OK. If you like games that are extremely fun for short bursts, like the original wii sports, you will love this game. It is great. Most of the games are shallow, and quite suprisingly the tank-like game is one of the best of the lot. But what is not to love about a decent representation of playing pool, target shooting, and ping pong. Lets get real, how deep do these need to be? Listen, my family has gamed more in the last few weeks with the wii than they have in the last 7 months without it. Not including my wife…Who I have never saw even remotely interested in playing video games…Ever!! Now I have a hard time getting her off the sytem!That definately says something. Halo 3 this is not. A fun game that is approachable by all of your non-gamer friends for an hour of absolute joy, this ranks high in that arena. Oh also happens to come with an extra” Wii-Remote”.

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Santa and Mrs. Clause Visits the Kershaw House

santa1.gifHello, everyone I hope you were able to get most of your holiday shopping done. “I’m about there” still need to pick-up a few more things,but then I should be done. Anyway, someone lastnight left one of the windows open downstairs so we all woke up with a little nip in our bones. My little boy is still upstairs sleeping,so by the time he gets up the house should be warmed up a bit “he could sleep through anything”.

He cracked me up yesterday evening, he is only 6 years old and we decided to have Santa Clause show up at the house and pay him a little visit. Well, like usual he was playing his video games paying no attention to anything or anyone around him. It was about 7:00pm, when santa came a knockin still no response Frankie”as we figured” we let Santa & Mrs.Clause in. I was kinda hiding behind our entertainment center. Santa Clause started ringing his reindeer bells, that had gotten Frankies attention… He turned around,and just stared for a moment I could see him through a little section of the shelf I was behind. “That look was priceless!”

After,the first shock of seeing them the look on his face changed and the next words out of his mouth was “Dad?” thats when I came out from behind the shelf and said No! I’m right here. Well, as you can probably guess thats when he really freaked out “but in a happy way”. Lets just say the video game wasen’t as important now… That’s when Santa,asked would you like to sit on the couch with me and Mrs. Clause and tell us what you would like for Christmas. “He flew off that chair” sat right in between both of them. So I decided, I better get my camera ready didn’t want to miss this.

When I came back he was rambling on about are you sure you are the real Santa, then Santa would “reply” “The one and only.” My son would reply back saying then why are you skinny…”I about died” Then he went on to say how he only fattens up on Christmas Eve that seemed to satisfy my son. And then he turned to mrs. Clause and said “so you stay fat all the time” ” I almost had to leave the room”as a matter of fact I did to compose myself a little.

I made it back to the room as straight faced as I possiby can…Santa & Mrs.Clause were handeling themselves greatly. And in the end I believe my son bought it all “atleast I believe so” So then Santa asked again Frankie what is it you want most for Christmas…

My son rambled on about a few things, like a creepy crawlers bug maker,Sonic Hedgehog game, a Wii system “ofcourse”, Spiderman MovieHarry Potter movie the list went on…I could tell sSanta was getting tired.”Can you blame him.”

About at the end of his list, Mrs Clause chimed in and said you know Frankie before we leave I have a little something for you. My sons eyes lit up…She reached into her apron and handed him a candy cane. And almost immediatly he said “thats it!” I have a whole tree full of candy canes. “Here goes another cardiac arrest” but even they started laughing….So I felt better. They began to tell him that he recieved this visit early because he was an extra special little boy, and how Santa very rarely goe’s out a few days beore Christmas. This made Frankie fell real good,so good he actually hugged both Santa and Mrs. Clause”It made me even choke up a little”.

They also told him now you can tell all your friends that Santa made a special trip to see you. Where he responded, “they are not going to believe me!” Thats where I chimed in and said, I’ve got pictures! There is nothing in this world that can give me the happiness that my sons face gave me last night. Well, we finally said goodnight… My son gave them one last hug. As soon as they left he was back on the video games.”Well it was fun while it lasted!”

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy Holidays from the Kershaw Family

Oh and don’t think I forgot about you guys… HO HO HO Below I have a couple of gifts for to help you through the holdays!

Enjoy!!

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Education Kit

Joy to the World “Guitar Notes”

Christmas Tree Saftey “Most Important!!”

Only 6 Days Left until Christmas! How will you get a wii system under that tree?

nintendo-wii-system.jpgWell, you may have to wait until after Christmas. It’s just that these darn wii systems seem to sell out as soon as they come in. When your kids wake-up Christmas morning and discover no wii under the tree. I know they may be heart broken… But just try, and explain to them that Santa could not deliver these with the regular gifts in fear that they would get damaged from all the roof hopping he does. But he will have them specially packed and out to them just a bit after christmas to insure that they receive them perfect condition”because of how special they are”.

Now,for the older kids who’s beliefs may be different towards Old Saint Nick. Nintendo tells us that they are going to fall a little short of this incredible demand for its $250 gaming system. But conservative’s have estimated that Nintendo will get at least a million more Wii systems into the channel in the following months.

Want to secure that you get your? Do it now!! and be the first at the next shipment.

Also I have found out for some reason Sunday turns out to be the best day to place an order.
I guess it’s because most retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart release their weekly ads. And if they advertise Wii system in the paper, or online they will put a hold on some of systems for the day the ad hits.
“Most times, stores will give each person waiting tickets before the doors actually open”.  These should definatly  be the first stores you visit, since you will find out before they open for business whether or not you will get your hands on a Wii system. And then, taking after the iPhone lady, you can always buy out someone’s place in line if you’re too late.

Now,for me I can’t stand waiting in line for really any length of time.I get all my shopping done online,for me it’s less of a hassle not to mention I can usually jump right in front of the line and never have to leave my house. “Why give myself a headache for no reason right!”

The real trick here is to get your hands on the ads before Sunday morning, so you know where to line up. But if you are like me I find it much more easier just to login into my computor and go from there a lot of times you can end up jumping way ahead of the pack. Well I hope you all can get your hands on a wii system before Christmas…But if not don’t dispair, follow some of the advice above and you will have one in no time. Well,good luck on your search. I wish you a very Merry Christmas! and Happy Holidays from the Kershaw Family.

Just Some of The Wii Accessories you May Need

4927-accessoryzapper.jpgThe wii system has recieved a phenomenal amount of attention latlely, and as a matter of fact is turning out to be the most talked about gaming system in the world, and what’s even more unique are some of the craziest wii accessories that go along with the system are exciting and fun to use. Having this kind of variety is sure to gaurantee that game play will never get old.

What Are The Different Wii Accessories?

As far as range goes…It’s like a steven king novel “they keep cranking them out”, also the new crystal Wii cooling base, which is where you could put your Wii system in, the whole purpose here is to keep your system running cool preventing it from overheating regardless of how long your system is running. And of course the added benefits of this are I know a lot of people like to keep their wii systems on all the time, so they don’t have to turn on and off their wii systems to have fun.

Oh, and lets not forget you shooters out there you will appreciate the lightgun peripheral, which is an accessory that enables you to play various shooting games, but also offers a proper lightgun peripheral, which nada,zilch,zip,zero of the other accessories like this  for the Wii or any other video game systems have.

And yet some other Wii accessories that you may want to choose from is the train controller, another unique and unbelievably innovative accessory. Since physically moving the Wii-mote in a circular motion in order to try and get Taito’s upcoming train simulator would simply be incredibly exhausting, this is what has really brought the Wii trainwii-power-glove-mod.jpg controller into realization. After all, this unique looking controller is meant to work for the previously mentioned train simulator game, and in the future it is going to be able to used for an array of other games as well.

Making your choice in Accessories

Well,more than likely that will depend on what kind of games you have at home to make the right decision on what kind of accessories you should buy. “Important” definatly make sure that you are well aware of exactly what you are buying and are absolutley sure that you are going to be able to use it. You never want to make a purchase on something because of all the over “hype” it has recieved. 

I know,as far as I’m concerned I can’t seem to get enough, as a matter of fact right after this post I’ll be back on my system. And with all the creative and innovative wii accessories that are available to go with it, it is definitely a game system that you want to invest in.