I finished a tattoo today for a very lovely lady who's been coming in regularly all the way from Prince George. We spent a year working on this tattoo with her devoting a few hours to sessions once a month.
So my wonderful client Robin gave me an incredible tip for finishing her backpiece tattoo - a Nintendo Wii!!! She sat outside in line in the snow in Prince George for 12 hours to get me this game system as a gift!
I couldn't wait to get home and hook that sucker up and get playing. I'm not a console gamer at all, but this thing is sooooooo addictive. My friends Mikel and April came over for dinner and then we got to gaming. We were laughing our asses off and totally hooked on the simple sports games that come with it. The nunchaku controller deal-io is amazingly sophisticated yet intuitive to use. Gotta hand it to Nintendo for blowing the box open on this one.
The motion sensitive game play and super simple button array makes gaming simple yet elegant. The graphics are no where near as spectacular as the PS3 or Xbox 360 but the fun level of physically getting in on the action is a riot.
We were getting all sweaty taking turns playing the boxing game...
I have a feeling that I'm going to be a Nintendo addict all over again (I was king of Super Mario Bros. back in the day).
I'm off tomorrow to Best Buy first thing to grab a copy of Zelda.