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Wii Fit U weekly weigh-in: Week 1

[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 normally travel over 8...   read

 
 
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Xbox Fitness leaked, will feature P90X, Insanity, more

[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 2.0 that will f...   read

 
 


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Wii Fit U will come with a free trial month

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 a Fit Meter ac...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift + stationary bike + Kinect = Paperboy

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 actu...   read

 
 
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Free fitness tracker Kinect PlayFit hits Xbox Live today

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, according to Xbox Live'...   read

 
 
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E3: Wii Fit U and Holmes' best Lara Croft impression

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 worked his core with...   read

 
 
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E3: Nintendo announces Wii Fit U

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 you would have...   read

 
 
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E3: Nike + Kinect Training for great fitness

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 personalized expe...   read

 
 
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Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat

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" games are the so...   read

 
 
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Get hype: Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 out next week

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 been waiting for ...   read

 
 
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Zumba Fitness 2: Get sweaty in front of your TV

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 dancing and ex...   read

 
 
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Working out with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012

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

 
 
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Get your dance on with these new Zumba Fitness 2 screens

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 screenshots no long...   read

 
 
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Zumba Fitness 2 screens contain bizarre looking hand

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 themselves prove t...   read

 
 
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THQ's newly announced game is not really a game

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 master from Futu...   read

 
 
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E3: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 coming in 2011

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 way with 100% ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: UFC Personal Trainer for Kinect

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 little uneasy....   read

 
 
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ExerBeat is a fun exercise game for the Wii

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 very helpful. ...   read

 
 
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I pretended to be a clock in Body and Brain Connection

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 to perform the...   read

 
 
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3DS rewards exercise with Game Coins

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 garnished with a ...   read

 
 
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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved gets new downloadable content

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 other day. So now...   read

 
 
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Your Shape Fitness Evolved getting downloadable workouts

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 releasing new worko...   read

 
 
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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved has cool online features

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 tracks stats and al...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft holding a Your Shape: Fitness Evolved contest

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 as it actually s...   read

 
 
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Mel B will always be Scary to me, watch her PS Move game

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 putting video of your...   read

 
 
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