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Wii or XBox in Cebu or Dgte?

Discussion in '☋ General Chat ☋' started by SurfinUSA, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. SurfinUSA

    SurfinUSA DI Senior Member

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    One of those for the inlaws is the thought.. What's the availability ? Prices?
     
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    I know you can get

    Them in Cebu. Althought I like PS3 because it plays movies in HDMI I know wii is cheap here Taiwan. Can get XBox with chip so you can play copies of games too. if you need help let me know. :cool:
     
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    Hi tech big $$ video games for the inlaws?? What??

    Take my advice, instead buy em' a checkerboard, a pack of playing cards or a used chess set.

    You won't feel as bad when they break it.
     
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    Herbalizer is right in one respect

    Ture most people in the third world have no need for things like Wii, Xbox, PS3. Something that we find as a common item in our homes in the west. They live at a slower pace of life, living is much easier. But if their are younger kids around they all go to internet cafe for on-line gaming. On one hand very nice idea, on the other repairs and buying games maybe come a problem later.
     
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    They haven't broken anything yet...and they're over 70yo btw. We were thinking the some of the games would keep them fit a little.

    They say the Wii is doing wonders for seniors in US nursing homes as they get up and bowl, play tennis etc.
     
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    trying to get a 70 year old into gadgets, might be very ambitious. my experiments with answer machines, mobile phones and email all failed.

    well if someone is there to take them through the menu and start the activity for them, then it might work, u still have to deal with resistance to change and embarrassment issues
     
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    trying to get a 70 year old into gadgets, might be very ambitious. my experiments with answer machines, mobile phones and email all failed.

    well if someone is there to take them through the menu and start the activity for them, then it might work, u still have to deal with resistance to change and embarrassment issues




    You seem to think you know a lot about people you don't know anything about..

    I only interested in availability information. Wala pa
     
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    yes they are everywhere. usability testing of technology is part of my job, just so u know a little more about someone, that u do not know aqnything about
     
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    TheDude DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    Don't ask questions in a forum if you are just going to bash people for the responses. Here is an idea, get off your *** and figure it out for yourself. :D

    Even at 30 I can barely play some video games because they are hell on the thumbs. At 70 I'm not sure there would be a lot of games I could play. That leaves the games that you can play without the regular push button controllers, or maybe simple games such as puzzles which don't require alot controller activity.
     
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    I tried some new games.

    hmmm I am back to pong.... also a kind of Tennis, hope it keeps me fit and healthy.
    I also do some work out and go extensive weightlifting in the 0,33 liter class (or glass)
     

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