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Nintendo’s Wii a hit with the geriatric set?

Just seen this on engadget.com

“No, we don’t expect the vast majority of elderly folks kickin’ it in a retirement
home to honestly show any interest in video games (right?), but apparently, the Wii’s
at least making some minor strides in getting the geriatric set up and active with
virtual sports. While we assume those suffering from lingering hip injuries are apt
to join the (admittedly quiet) cheerleading section, a group of athletic 70-somethings
from Sedgebrook retirement community are “hooked on Wii Sports,” with bowling being
the unanimous favorite. The response has been so positive that the locale is actually
cranking up a 20-person tournament for an undisclosed reward, and while the residents
have often commented about how “realistic” the Wiimote was in tossing the ball, the
community actually has a fan for folks to dry their hands off before rolling a strike
— which is probably a smart move considering the potentially fatal injuries that
could occur from slippage.”

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