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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:43 pm

I have to say that I broke my usual habit of not buying game consoles, or waiting 1 year or more before commiting to one. I actually camped out over night, and bagged myself a Nintendo Wii :D

Luckily I was not alone in this endeavour. I was joined by my friend and his G/F , and one of my lady friends also. We were originally going to leave really early in the morning, and get to Bestbuy at 4am on Sunday... but my friend's G/F got an msn message from her friend who worked at that Bestbuy, who said when he left work at 10pm, there was already a line of 30+ people, and they only had 44 units in total! So we grabbed as much snack food as we could, bundled up warm, and headed out to our destiny. We got to Bestbuy at about 11:45pm Saturday, and joined a growing lineup. In total, about 50 people ended up in line for a Wii (not including everyone's friends not there to actually BUY a Wii). So some people were sadly turned away. I was number 36 of 44 when the final counting was done.

Let me just say that the Nintendo Wii is all things to all men, and maybe some very lucky ladies :wink:

So we played Wii Sports 4 playered, which was awesome. Tennis (especially 4 playered tennis) bowling and golf were all INCREDIBLY well done. I also picked up Rayman, and though I didn't get a chance to play it personally yet, I let my friend play it and it was really REALLY fun looking as well. It's amazing how intuitive the control is.

So now I can proudly say that people can come over and play with my Wii :D
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:49 pm

Congrats on the snag!
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Postby smartin4 on Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:58 pm

I've always wondered, if you go alone to one of these things, what happens when you have to take that fierce dump or that wicked piss?

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I guess that you have 2 choices, make a mess, or trust someone that you don't know to hold your place for you. That and hope that either someplace close by is open 24 hours, or that there is a nice patch of woods by the store you are camped out at.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:50 pm

In our line, people were REALLY nice and lot's of people ran out to various places to relieve themselves from time to time, and there wasn't a single problem as far as I'm aware. I was mostly sandwhiched in between parents camping out to get the Wii as a Christmas present for their kids, so they were generally pretty nice. Since the stores posted how many units they had the night before, everyone basically knew if they were getting one or not. This helped a LOT I think.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:50 am

about 10 people camped outside our building, i kept telling them they didn't need to

we had over 130 wiis
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:50 pm

I figured y'all could use a laugh on this one.

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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:06 pm

that sketch is very true, the people in line for the wiis at our store were friendly

i chatted with a couple for an hour or so

i actually bought the first 3 people in line a breakfast sandwich from burger king on release morning
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Postby Ian on Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:44 pm

I found a picture of dolph, waiting in line for his Wii.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:34 am

nah, mine looked MUCH more realistic :P

Actually, no one really dressed up in my line, but almost EVERYONE has Nintendo DS's :D
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:35 pm

that custome although kickass is a horrible idea

how does he sit or lay down without crushing his controller?
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