The first kid in the world to play Wii Party

Is my niece, Kayley.

Okay, that's probably not true, but she was pretty excited to think it might be. She spent the weekend at our house last week and I happened to be reviewing Wii Party for Gamespot. It doesn't come out till Oct 3. I asked if she wanted to help me review it and she was more than happy to oblige. 

It was great to have a nine-year-old girl's perspective on a game that's supposed to be for the whole family. She thoroughly enjoyed it, and I did too--look for the review any day now at

It was during our second or third play session that she turned to me and said, "Do you think when you write about this game, you can say that Kayley was the first kid in the whole world to play it?"

I told her I probably couldn't include that in the review, but she could tell her friends that if she wanted. As soon as her dad walked in to pick her up, she did just that. "Dad! I'm the first kid in the whole world to play this game! It's not even out yet!"

Later on she told me she wants to have my job when she grows up, so she can get paid to play video games. I told her that wasn't the only thing I do, but it is a lot of fun when I get to do it. She agreed.

Thanks for the help Kayley.