Friday, March 23, 2007

Wii game console bowling over U.S. retirees - Yahoo! News

Wii game console bowling over U.S. retirees - Yahoo! News: "There are Wii parties and Wii bowling contests. Players, who often look quite silly and occasionally injure themselves in fits of overzealous play, upload video of their Wii antics to a variety of technology Web sites like and Google's YouTube.

'I thought it was tremendous,' said Ted Campbell, 77.

Last week he played the Wii for the first time at Springfield, Virginia's Greenspring Retirement Community, where Ebert is also a resident.

The community hasn't yet decided where to keep the Wii, although Ebert has volunteered her one-bedroom apartment, with its big-screen TV.


Flora Dierbach, 72, chairs the entertainment committee at a sister facility owned by Erickson Retirement Communities in Chicago and helped arrange a Wii bowling tournament -- the latest Wii craze.

'It's a very social thing and it's good exercise ... and you don't have to throw a 16-pound (7.25-kg) bowling ball to get results,' said Dierbach, who added the competition had people who hardly knew each other cheering and hugging in the span of a few hours."

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