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A start in bridging the gap between the couch video gamers and the fitness junkies out there


So in 2005 the Sony Playstation came out with the eye toy. This opened up

avenues for some fitness style games to encourage a exercise training program.

Kinetic was the front runner offering the gambit from aerobics to tai chi style

balance routines. By using the camera the game would register movement you made

on the screen. This wasn't bad, but left a little to be desired in a smaller

living room with any type of decor on your walls.



Now once again we see the gaming industries stepping up to the plate, this

time with the Nintendo Wii. They opened their initial bundle with Wii sports

that introduced their gamers to the interactive controls. Now they are

attempting to venture into fitness, this time with a new type of controller

that is called a "balance board".



They are launching Wii Fit; it is supposed to offer a full range of balance

and aerobic style activities. It goes with the concept to registering your

weight distribution on their new controller. From its demo, I saw everything

from push ups, yoga, dancing and the hula hoop.






So this leads me to the question:



With all of the new technologies coming up, do you think this type of video

game can indeed get people off their couch and start exercising?



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