Much to my surprise, there was a Wii waiting for me when I got home tonight. Yesterday ebgames said my order would ship September 14, but the darn thing was already at home today. If I knew it was that easy, I would have ordered one a long time ago.
Since this is for the kids (technically that is what I told my wife) I have to wait until Christmas before I can give it a go. After all, Santa is going to place it under the tree. Let me go on the record and say that there is a hell of a long haul between now and Christmas. How can I have a new system for 90+ days and not even check it out … “just to make sure it works.” My wife would string me up if I just decided “Happy Columbus Day” or some such. Of course the kids would get over it, but I would have to endure the life of a monk. Thanks, but no thanks.
I still think I am going to have to figure out a way to check things out. Just to make sure the Wii works. And if a little Madden gets in the way, so much the better. After all, it is my duty to make sure the kids are not disappointed Christmas morning. How else will I know if the thing is busted?