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Fitness blogger says games need warning labels


Jul 06
// Colette Bennett
A fitness blog called Winston Salem Fitness recently published an editorial calling out the Wii Fit and suggesting that videogames be packaged with a label warning against the possibility of obesity from their use:Overall, I ...
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Obesity Awareness campaign champions 'exergames', whatever the hell that means


Nov 04
// Colette Bennett
What should you do with a fat kid? No, don't lock him in a cage without food for a week, you jerk. Give him some exergames to play. What are exergames, you ask? Oh, just the latest catchphrase that describes videogames that a...
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Wii Fit tells a 10-year-old that she's fat, Nintendo responds


May 16
// Dale North
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...
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Wii Fit 'traumatizes' kid by calling her overweight


May 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Wii Fit gets $89.99 price tag, Nintendo World store pre-order bonus (Update)


Apr 15
// Nick Chester
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...
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Move over Pocket Pikachu: Ubisoft's pedometer revealed


Mar 11
// Dale North
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...
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Can games stop you being a chunky f***er? Play Away the Calories finds out!


Feb 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Nintendo Japan: Wii Fit launches December 1


Oct 10
// Dale North
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...
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Podtoid 32: Fat Japanese Girls edition


Sep 18
// Aaron Linde
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...
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Gamercize: Number one for choice and enjoyment


Sep 15
// Nick Chester
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...
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Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 brings the filthy wrestlers to Nintendo's DS


Sep 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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WF Portmanteau: Attack the cosplayers' weak spot for massive damage


Jul 30
// William Haley
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...
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Help Reggie get Wii Healthy


Jul 12
// Leigh Alexander
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...
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HGS 07: Clive Barker on fat people, Jericho, and videogames as escapism


Jun 28
// William Haley
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...
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First screens of Pokemon Dungeon


May 15
// Niero Gonzalez
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...
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Guild Wars: Eye of the North developer chat


May 10
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
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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Wii goes next-gen dancing with Boogie; game drought officially over


May 04
// Robert Summa
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...
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Go get your Wii fitness on


Apr 11
// Robert Summa
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...
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Recap: Cooking Mama Cook Off Challenge (NYC)


Apr 03
// Analog Pidgin
What's that burning smell? Is it the building? Did the knifeless hibachi chef get bored and start lighting things on fire? Could it be that Majesco's Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Nintendo Wii is selling like h...
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April Fools: Greatest Hits


Apr 01
// William Haley
Ah April Fools… this is the time of year I like to have an authoritative-sounding man call my mother and tell her I was in a horrible car accident. Then as they're lowering the casket into the ground I pop out at...
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According to Subway, gamers are fat and will die prematurely


Mar 31
// Joseph Leray
It seems that lovable fata*s-turned-skinny-white-guy Jared isn't cutting it anymore. He's tired, played out. Sooo 2006, as it were. Without Jared, how is Subway supposed to sell sandwiches? By playing on people's ...
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SXSW 07: First impressions


Mar 10
// Niero Gonzalez
The interactive arm of the South by Southwest exposition kicked into full gear today at the Austin convention center, steps away from the craptacular Radisson Hotel whose computer system has been down since 9 a.m. and has us ...
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Man finds gun-shaped onion ring, Resistance fans get hungry


Feb 10
// Tiff
While the Christian masses are busy crusading greasy diners and suburban stovetops to find the next Virgin Mary grilled cheese, a most humble gamer recently uncovered an estranged onion ring which most precariously seemed to ...
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Brian Peppers loves the DS; other child molesters do too!


Feb 08
// Robert Summa
Local TV news could be the single worst thing in the U.S. -- find out how Jello could kill your child, tonight at 11. In another example of blowing something so small way out of proportion and scaring the crap out of a Bush...
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DDR is good for you! Land Monsters rejoice!


Feb 01
// Earnest Cavalli
Next-Gen has an article up citing a recent study that showed that children who play DDR have improved health and attitudes towards exercise. In a joint effort, Konami and the state of West Virginia introduced DDR machines in...

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