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Review Round-up: Week ending 11/23
After last week's PlayStation 4 review domination, Microsoft finally got it's chance to strut its stuff with the Xbox One. Forza Motorsports 5, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Ryse, and a handful of other excl... read feature

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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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Moving forward one step at a time
When Wii Fit launched, it kicked off the fitness craze in gaming for better or worse. Soon the Nintendo innovation (much like many of its other innovations) was being duplicated and improved upon everywhere. As motion co... read feature

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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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Half a million people still play Wii Fit daily in Japan


Maybe that's why... nevermind
Oct 31
During their financial briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that, according to their research, that hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are still playing either Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus. They're hoping the tren... 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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Wii Fit Trainer

Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin'


Gotta love that bleached Michael Jackson skin
Jun 19
The fourth Smash Bros. was only announced last week, but fans the world over have already contributed a wealth of art based on the three new characters. However, Japanese art community pixiv has taken a particularly big shine... read
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Wii Fit U to include 77 training events, coming 2013


Flamenco!
Dec 05
If you're growing impatient over the release of fitness game Wii Fit U, know that it's still on track for a 2013 release. Satoru Iwata gave the game a quick blurb in this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation to let us ... 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: Well, THIS guy liked Nintendo's press conference


Jun 05
Now why can't you guys be more like Smirky McAbs here? He's having a lovely time! 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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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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Black Wii Fit board: Nintendo used all the white plastic


Sep 26
Why make a black Wii Fit balance board? Because people want color options on the devices they'll stomp and slide their grimy, nasty feet on.  There's a new bundle coming for the holiday for Wii Fit Plus, of course. Why w... read
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Nintendo shareholder hates games, says stupid things


Jun 30
A Nintendo shareholder recently declared videogames a waste of time and reprimanded president Satoru Iwata for not giving Wii Fit to Tohoku earthquake victims.  "I’m concerned about the falling stock price. I ... read
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Wii Fit and DDR might wind up in Naval boot camp


May 26
The times, they are a'changin. It seems that the youth of America are getting too fat to join the armed forces. Our sedentary lifestyles have made us ill-prepared for military training and injuries during boot camp are on the... read
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Wii Rowing device is all sorts of magically dumb


May 19
// // Look, I think we all get it. There is a good chance that gamers, more than the general population, is made up of fatties. And you know what? C'est la vie! I say if anyone wants to lose some weight or become healt... read
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Woman falls off Wii Fit board, becomes a sex addict


Apr 14
Wait, what? A woman from Manchester is blaming Wii Fit for turning her into a sex addict. 24-year-old Amanda Flowers fell off her balance board while playing Nintendo's blockbuster placebo and claims that the stumble somehow ... read
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Are the Bit.Trip guys suing the hell out of Anthony?


Mar 08
I probably shouldn't be writing this, as it may not be good for my friend and coworker Anthony Burch, but he's on his way to GDC and I can't get a hold of him. There is the chance that posting this will somehow negatively eff... read
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Wii Fit Plus is a $20 upgrade to Wii Fit. It includes everything from the original title, plus new games and new "fitness"-related things that I only sort-of care about. The game now tries to count how many calories... read feature

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Beyonce wants to be in a videogame


Oct 08
Beyonce Knowles likes Wii Fit. Beyonce Knowles wants to be in a videogame because she likes Wii Fit. This is basically what the videogame industry is boiling down to. "I'd like to get involved in video games, since I rea... read
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Wii Fit Plus jumps the shark... and then weighs it


Oct 03
Get ready to add crazy cat ladies and people with one too many dogs in their homes to the long list of Wii owners. For many people keeping their pets healthy is almost as important as keeping themselves healthy, and thus it i... read
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Trish Stratus coming out with a Wii Yoga game


Sep 18
Trish Stratus as a brunette with glasses is stunning. She was always hot, but now she's just ... wow. Oh, right, videogames. Fitness model and former WWE actor Trish Stratus has teamed up with Frima Studio to develop a n... read
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Wii Fit Plus detailed, exercise even more realistically


Sep 01
More Nintendo news has come out of the GameStop manager conference in Las Vegas. You know, the annual event that makes the Hell of working at GameStop actually worth it!Wii Fit Plus is on its way and will be replacing the cur... read
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Wii Fit book helps you shed pounds... theoretically


Aug 15
One of my biggest gripes with Wii Fit, which I expressed in Dtoids review of the game, was that it had absolutely no direction. There were simply a bunch of exercises thrown at you and then nothing else. You couldn't even mak... read






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