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11:38 AM on 05.16.2008

Wii Fit tells a 10-year-old that she's fat, Nintendo responds

Yes, scoff the day away, tubby girl. A videogame told you that you're fat. Kidding. You're normal, according to this Child/Teen BMI calculator. After the news got out that Wii Fit told a 10-year-old girl that she was "fat," e...

Dale North

12:11 PM on 05.06.2008

Wii Fit 'traumatizes' kid by calling her overweight

The launch of Wii Fit seemed to go off without a hitch in Japan, but you had to know that as soon as it found itself in the hands of sensitive Westerners, trouble would occur. The game has barely hit the UK, but already the f...

Jim Sterling

8:58 AM on 04.15.2008

Wii Fit gets $89.99 price tag, Nintendo World store pre-order bonus (Update)

Hey Flabby McFlabtown! Nintendo have announced details for this Summer's launch of their new interactive fitness game, Wii Fit! The game will ship bundled with the Wii Balance Board peripheral, and will be available at the Ni...

Nick Chester

11:45 AM on 03.11.2008

Move over Pocket Pikachu: Ubisoft's pedometer revealed

Do you remember Pocket Pikachu? This was a step tracker disguised as a virtual pet. Your steps and movement would earn you "watts" to feed little Pikachu, and the idea was that you might get your lazy ass off the co...

Dale North

8:02 AM on 02.21.2008

Can games stop you being a chunky f***er? Play Away the Calories finds out!

Nintendo and London's Science Museum are teaming up to ask the question: Could videogames make you healthier? With Wii Fit hitting Europe in April, Play Away the Calories aims to find out, by inviting both gamers and slimmers...

Jim Sterling

12:27 PM on 10.10.2007

Nintendo Japan: Wii Fit launches December 1

There was a lot of buzz about Nintendo's weird new foot/exercise peripheral during this year's E3, but we haven't heard much about Wii Fit since then. Now, Famitsu's Express Blog gives us a Japanese release date and price, st...

Dale North





10:00 PM on 09.18.2007

Podtoid 32: Fat Japanese Girls edition

Evening, kittens. We’re coming up on a near year of Podtoid, and to celebrate this milestone the higher-ups thought that it’d be best if I destroyed the outfit as soon as possible, and therefore positioned me as h...

Aaron Linde

9:59 AM on 09.15.2007

Gamercize: Number one for choice and enjoyment

As a collective group, I'd say it's pretty hard for gamers to get motivated into exercising. Be it running, or picking heavy things up and putting them back down, the mere thought of moving is often enough to put us into coma...

Nick Chester

10:49 AM on 09.12.2007

Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 brings the filthy wrestlers to Nintendo's DS

Wrestling is the modern era's poetry, a deep and philosophical journey toward the center of a man's soul. It represents the pinnacle of mankind's achievements, the highest of art and the most refined of our cultural creations...

Jim Sterling

6:16 PM on 07.30.2007

WF Portmanteau: Attack the cosplayers' weak spot for massive damage

Today's World Famous Portmanteau will be yet another experiment, as the "winner" will get to take over the feature this Friday while I play the booth babes and take pictures of the games at Blizzcon. The other difference is t...

William Haley

3:17 PM on 07.12.2007

Help Reggie get Wii Healthy

Those of you following our E3 coverage have already heard about Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime's less-than-impressive showing at the Wii Fit demonstration. He tried the route of denial by claiming "heavy clothin...

Leigh Alexander

9:13 PM on 06.28.2007

HGS 07: Clive Barker on fat people, Jericho, and videogames as escapism

Clive Barker is sort of a love him or hate him type of guy. For instance, I love his books, hate his movies. And by "his" movies, I of course mean the Hollywood bastardization of his works. But listening to this man...

William Haley

11:32 AM on 05.15.2007

First screens of Pokemon Dungeon

The good news: we found over 20 screenshots of the new Pokemon Dungeon DS game. The bad news: there aren't any dungeons pictured with realistic Pikachus chained to the wall, famished and beaten. Why toy with our emotions...

Niero Gonzalez

8:24 PM on 05.10.2007

Guild Wars: Eye of the North developer chat

Look I drink...And that usually means I get asked the questions. Stuff like, "Would you please let the sheep go, put your clothes back on and get down from the kids slide?" If you're like me, I am sure ther...

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12:28 PM on 05.04.2007

Wii goes next-gen dancing with Boogie; game drought officially over

Now here's something that is perfect for the Wii: A game designed for everyone of all ages that utitlizes the Wiimote and peripherals just as they were intended. What am I talking about? I'm talking about the upcomi...

Robert Summa

12:27 PM on 04.11.2007

Go get your Wii fitness on

And so it begins ...Just like DDR, the Wii is slowly but surely making its way into the minds and ideas of fitness-crazed folks looking for a way to get fat kids off the couch. Put down the Cheetos and check out what's g...

Robert Summa