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Obligatory "E3 is Coming" Blog Post

The Able Gamer LogoE3 is only a few days away. I've been preparing the site (and myself) for the onslaught of information that will be hitting all next week. I have no intention of trying to keep up with the "big boys" like IGN, GameSpot and 1UP at all, but I will definitely have content going up at a faster than usual pace.

Using two computers, my TV and consoles I plan to take in every Press Conference, liveblog and presentation I can next week and try to post stuff relevant to what we do here (and the odd trailer I just think is cool, heh). Specifically I'll be looking for news on new hardware and peripherals, educational titles and quality casual titles. Be sure to check out our RSS feed to keep up with what's going down at The Able Gamer (not authorized by, associated with or sponsored by AbleGamers Foundation, Inc. or its website AbleGamers.com). Read More...

Nathalie’s First Days of Wii Fit

Wii Fit ScreenshotLast Thursday Brian and I picked up the latest fitness/gaming craze, Nintendo’s Wii Fit. Thanks to our pre-order, we had no trouble securing our copy, but I hear that otherwise, it can be pretty tough.

We didn’t really have the time (or the courage) to start until Saturday morning. After our morning coffee we started up with the surprisingly functional physical training gaming.

My first daily test went ok, though you could tell there was a bit of rust to shake off. After selecting my Mii and inputting my birth year, I stepped on the Wii Balance Board and found that my BMI was at about 20. The game noted that this was in the normal range, while people with an average BMI of 22 were least likely to get sick. Read More...

Week to Play

The Able Gamer LogoSo yeah, I won't be around here much this week at all. I'm going to be playing through the first crop of WiiWare titles. I'll be reviewing Lost Winds, Defend Your Castle and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (If I can get my Wii reconnected to the internet). I've also got Boom Blox on the go. Here's my short review of that one. If you have a Wii and are between 6-100 years old, buy it.

I will be posting updates from Mircosoft's Gamer's Day. Some pretty cool stuff coming out of there including the awesome looking return of Banjo-Kazooie. Nathalie's still pulling stuff together from the Games for Health conference too, so keep an eye out for that.

Friday's my 31st birthday, and I've only got one more week until I get my MRI results back and can finally move on with my life. I hate birthdays, but I'm very excited to finally find out exactly what's wrong with my neck.