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Gaming with Video Consoles

With the ability to transport players into completely different worlds, video games have long been a way to escape, and improvements in technology over the years result in game systems becoming more advanced and interactive. Released in 2006, the Nintendo Wii console is a seventh-generation game console that offers an immersive experience and invites you to be a part of the action like never before. Enjoy intuitive motion control with the innovative remote, allowing you to emulate the swing of a tennis racket or a backswing and follow-through during golfing games.

Which Features Do Interactive Video Consoles Have?

The Nintendo Wii was the first interactive gaming console to introduce the Wii Remote controller, which detects movement in three dimensions. The system is backward-compatible with all GameCube software and supports wireless connectivity to use microphones and touchscreens as inputs when playing games.

  • The remote features a portable Bluetooth sensor bar that detects the movement and position of the controllers, giving games a more realistic feel.
  • You can use the remote as a handheld pointing device capable of receiving messages and updates through the Internet, even while in standby mode.
  • It is both compact and stylish in its design, using 512 MB of built-in flash memory to enhance play and featuring an SD card slot and two USB ports that allow you to connect it to other devices.

How Do I Choose a Video Console System?

Game consoles are computer systems that allow you to play various types of games through a television or monitor.

  • While some systems use a keypad or joystick device, others offer interactive remotes that replicate the movements in the game you are playing.
  • Video consoles are available in a large variety of colors with special-edition releases to mark the anniversary of particularly popular games.
  • You can buy the console on its own or look for packages that include a range of video games to get you started.

Which Video Games Should I Look for When Buying a Console Package?

When purchasing a game console, keep an eye out for packages including some of the most popular games. 

  • Wii Sports is a favorite with the option to play tennis, golf, bowling, baseball, and boxing, or look for Wii Sports Resort, which adds in more vacation-themed recreational pursuits, such as archery.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl is one of the company's most popular fighting games, while Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a hit with younger gamers or when you are just starting out on a console.
  • For real-time combat, consider grabbing a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, which garnered a cult-like following when released.

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