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Feel the burn of P90X on Xbox One with Xbox Fitness


There will be sweat
Jul 29
P90X has joined Xbox Fitness for Xbox One this week with a 30-day program priced at $59.99. The program features P90X creator Tony Horton and five exclusive workouts. A downloadable calendar and nutrition plan are also on th... read
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UBISOFT HELLA AWKWARD

That moment when Ubisoft was super awkward at E3


A push-up contest? Okay.
Jun 09
Two Ubisoft employees did push-ups on stage at the company's E3 showcase today during a demo for upcoming Xbox One exclusive Shape Up.  It was weird, but also fun. That's pretty much a Ubisoft presser in a nutshell, isn't it?  We knew the French publisher's conference had the potential to be bizarre, awkward, or hilarious; but it truly surpassed expectations this year. read
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Ubisoft

'Vaporize aliens with your abs' in Ubisoft's Shape Up for Xbox One


An attempt to make workouts fun
Jun 09
Ubisoft is the latest company to make use of the Kinect for its fitness game but rather than strive for realism, Shape Up tries to be wacky in the hope that you'll work out harder if you're having fun. Squat into outer space... read
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Before the fattening
[Every week, from early November through the end of 2013, I'll report on my use of Wii Fit U and how it benefits my health.] Read Week 1's weigh-in here. If this Wii Fit U weekly weigh-in accomplishes only one thing, I want it to be a clear measure of just how much weight I'll gain Thanksgiving week. It's going to be gross, folks. read feature

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Xbox Fitness

Impressions: Xbox Fitness


Surprisingly motivational
Nov 21
One thing I don't see discussed often in regards to exercise is the high price tag involved with intense workouts. Although you can find a local gym for fairly cheap and get fit on your own, getting to the next level sometime... read
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Walk it off
[Every week, from early November through the end of 2013, I'll report on my use of Wii Fit U and how it benefits my health.] Read Week 1's weigh-in here. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm always on the quest for ... read feature

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In worse shape than I thought
[Every week, from early November through the end of 2013, I'll report on my use of Wii Fit U and how it benefits my health.] This year, being the biggest console launch year in a decade, has been really busy for me. I normall... read feature

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Xbox Fitness leaked, will feature P90X, Insanity, more


The Kinect 2.0's killer app!
Sep 26
[Update: Xbox officially announced Xbox Fitness. Check out the promo video, telling you to push your friends harder. HARDER!] A page on the official Xbox website leaked revealing Xbox Fitness, an exercise app for the Kinect ... read
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Wii Fit U

Wii Fit U will come with a free trial month


You can buy a Fit Meter for $20 to keep it after that
Sep 18
Well this is certainly interesting. Remember Wii Fit U? Well Nintendo just announced that beginning November 1st, you'll be able to download the game for free, with a one month trial in tow. After the trial period you can buy... read
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Oculus Rift + stationary bike + Kinect = Paperboy


This is motion gaming I can get behind
Jul 31
Globacore has combined a stationary bike, the Oculus Rift, and the Kinect to create PaperDude VR, an homage to Paperboy. The video here shows off the game in action, and holy crap do I want this. It's probably not a good idea to throw actual newspapers when you play the game though. read
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Free fitness tracker Kinect PlayFit hits Xbox Live today


Jul 10
The rumored Kinect PlayFit application for Xbox 360 that tracks calories burned across multiple games has released for free today in the United States. Further regions will get access to the download later this week, accordin... read
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E3: Wii Fit U and Holmes' best Lara Croft impression


Jun 06
Rest assured, dear reader, that Lara Croft isn't the only one grunting and moaning at E3 this year. Jonathan Holmes got his hands (bum?) on Wii Fit U at the Nintendo booth and made a variety of interesting sounds as he worke... read
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E3: Nintendo announces Wii Fit U


Jun 05
Reggie Fils-Aime announced Wii Fit U at Nintendo's E3 press conference today. The best part is he introduced it by acknowledging the classic Reggie meme saying, "Five years ago, my body was ready." Amazing. It wasn't clear if... read
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E3: Nike + Kinect Training for great fitness


Jun 04
Here's something new for all of you health-conscious Kinect owners. Coming this holiday season, Nike and Microsoft are teaming up to present Nike + Kinect Training. This new title will not just bring you an interactive and pe... read
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Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat


Feb 27
Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g... read
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Get hype: Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 out next week


Nov 04
Are you ready to take your workout to a whole new level? Well then, stop going to that useless gym. Get off that bicycle, and for God's sake, quit walking that corgi. You've got videogames to play! And now the game you've be... read
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Zumba Fitness 2: Get sweaty in front of your TV


Nov 02
Today I have been reminded that some people actually go out of their way to move around, even when playing videogames. If that's your cup of tea, then perhaps Zumba Fitness 2 will be right up your street. Apparently Zumba is... read
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Exercise games tend to forget that they are supposed to be just that: Games. On the other hand, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 promises to strike the balance between burning calories and being entertaining at the same time. read feature

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Get your dance on with these new Zumba Fitness 2 screens


Sep 16
Zumbu Fitness 2 has just had its official box cover revealed and released showing a woman facing the opposite direction from that of the first game. Also, more screenshots! Thankfully, these new Zumbu Fitness 2 scre... read
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Zumba Fitness 2 screens contain bizarre looking hand


Aug 11
New screens for Zumba Fitness 2 were released today, and if the sales of the first game are any indication, there is a good chance that a few of you out there are clamoring to get your dance on again. Now, the screenshots the... read
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THQ's newly announced game is not really a game


Jul 25
THQ has announced that they have something new in the works, though there will be no crazy, silly, mayhem in Deepak Chopra's Leela which will release November 8. In fact, Leela (not the purple haired, one eyed, martial arts m... read
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E3: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 coming in 2011


Jun 06
I'm currently watching the Ubisoft E3 press conference, and ever since Mr Caffine showed up, it's turned into some sort of mind bending, nightmarish twilight zone. I'm not sure where I am or what I'm doing. That's why I can't... read
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I’m not even going to pretend like I watch UFC. There’s just something about the act of punching a guy’s teeth in and then kneeing him in the face until he chokes on his own blood that leaves me feeling a ... read feature

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After the Kinect came out, I never thought I'd go back to the Wii for my exercise needs until I tried out ExerBeat. The Wii exclusive is fun and the onscreen prompts showing you exactly how to do the moves you need to do are... read feature

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Think Brain Age made for the Kinect when looking at Body and Brain Connection for the Xbox. It's a fair comparison seeing as how Dr. Kawashima is behind this title. The game involves you using both your mind and body in order... read feature

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3DS rewards exercise with Game Coins


Jan 10
If you're a fatty-boom-boom like me, you'll always be looking for things that are almost exercise, but aren't really, so you can pretend you're doing something about your problem while eating another wedding cake ga... read
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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved gets new downloadable content


Jan 05
I'm all about exercising and staying healthy. I kind of slacked off in 2010 but was going to make up for it starting this year. The first three days of my training was going great. That is until I hurt my knee running the ot... read
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Your Shape Fitness Evolved getting downloadable workouts


Nov 24
Kinect might be the hottest thing this holiday when it comes to new ways to get folks into shape, and Ubisoft got on the train early with its launch title, Your Shape Fitness Evolved. Now it has announced that it will be rele... read
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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved has cool online features


Oct 07
Ubisoft sent over this video showing online features in the upcoming Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, one of the more interesting titles coming for Microsoft's Kinect motion control system. The game will have a website that trac... read
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Ubisoft holding a Your Shape: Fitness Evolved contest


Oct 06
Ubisoft is holding a Your Shape: Fitness Evolved competition where a few lucky folks will get to win a trip to San Francisco and workout for two days straight! Wait, what?! Don't dismiss the idea of this contest right away a... read
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Mel B will always be Scary to me, watch her PS Move game


Sep 28
Best known as the aggressive, in-your-face Scary Spice of The Spice Girls, Mel B has a new fitness game coming to the PlayStation Move. In the above trailer, you can see some of the title's features which include puttin... read
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Billy's Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet! will work your ass


Sep 21
Billy Blanks is getting a fitness game in Japan. Believe it or not, this makes sense. Just like my old friend and fellow gigantic African American man Bob Sapp, Billy Blanks is hugely popular in Japan. For a country with a r... read






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