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Senior Day Cares…give a dog a bone

February 22, 2007


Maybe I am being a little harsh, but when you take someone somewhere to be watched, fed, and in a lot of cases bathed, its a effin day care.

I’ve been to a few old farts…sorry old folks homes and they always had a lot of toys. They have pool tables, ping pong, scrabble, chess, and so on.

The problem is they don’t really use them that much. They usually are in their rooms reading, eating or sleeping. Most older people only play games when their grandkids come to visit. Those games in the rec area, are to show the old folks sponsors (AKA: kids and grandkids that don’t want to take care of them themselves) that they are well for and have crap to do.

Ever notice when you go on a tour of a college you see like 2 classrooms and then 3 gyms, lunch rooms, computer labs and hang out spots?

Well now the Wii is your Senior Day Care assurance that gramps has plenty of Wii sports to play for the cover of pamphlets and blogs.

Nintendo fans take a lot of pictures. Pictures of PS3’s and of old people playing Wii.

Source of my anger

I wonder if that suit in the picture is from Nintendo or the associated press.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Linxdev permalink
    February 22, 2007 12:26 pm

    Grandma or Grandpa will fall and break a hip. If anyone here has had an older relative break a hip then you should know what usually happens to them after that. I can tell you they’ll play no more Wii. not walk much anymore either.

  2. February 22, 2007 1:37 pm

    and then you get of of school or work for a few days to go to a funeral, all because of this marketing scam. No one can find a wii…but somehow a Old Folks home does, and a news crew mysteriously shows up.

  3. February 22, 2007 1:44 pm

    …I heard they also installed a huge-ass wide screen in the lounge so it would look like an actual bowling alley, at least in size…

  4. February 25, 2007 9:38 pm

    Huh, and all the while I thought it was a really nice story. I figured the suit is their doctor or something?

    Even if it’s a marketing campaign disguised as news, what’s the diff if the old folks really do like playing it? Once productoin ramps up, most everyone who wants a Wii will get one anyway.

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