Summer heat in Chicago has been so hot lately (yes, I am complaining about those 90 degree days with 90% humidity). With our newly remodeled basement and the Wii we just bought, we are definitely have some fun down there. Since we have no games for our newly acquired Wii, we headed over to the nearest game store. I luck out that we live less than five minutes from mall. I also luck out that we have two Gamestops in our mall (one on each end). We checked them both out. One did seem to have more kid games; the other more adult games. We are not sure if this was on purpose or just happened to be that way when we were there. I liked that we got to check out the Wii there before buying it. Madison immediately picked up a controller and started playing a Sonic game, so we knew she would adapt quickly. The other thing I really liked about Gamestop was that you can buy used games. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg on games then. We don't care how old the games are as long as they are fun. I was afraid that they wouldn't work, but we were assured that they were guaranteed to play. We were also told that we could bring in some of our old games and get credit to buy some new ones (and we have a stack of games nobody ever plays!). I found that the workers behind the counter at both stores were extrememly helpful, and they didn't mind too much that my four year was picking out ten games she wanted us to buy (we settled on Wall-E). I would highly recommend Gamestop as your one stop game shop (they also have gaming systems and accessories, so you can get those there too!).
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