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ECA wants you to inform the President about gaming

In case you don't watch the news or read a newspaper to stay up-to-date on current trends -- sadly, this is becoming an ever-increasing population -- the United States is in the middle of revamping its healthcare system. A major part of thi...   read

 
 
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Fitness blogger says games need warning labels

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 give Nintendo c...   read

 
 
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Obesity Awareness campaign champions 'exergames', whatever the hell that means

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 are designed for...   read

 
 
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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," experts jumped o...   read

 
 
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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 first Wii Fit co...   read

 
 
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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 Nintendo World st...   read

 
 
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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 couch and move ar...   read

 
 
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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 to the Dana Ce...   read

 
 
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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, straight from the...   read

 
 
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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 host. I’m ...   read

 
 
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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 comas. But what if ...   read

 
 
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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. I remember th...   read

 
 
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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 that this portma...   read

 
 
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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 clothing," and wh...   read

 
 
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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 speak was inte...   read

 
 
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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?!! Instead, a...   read

 
 
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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 there are game deve...   read

 
 
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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 upcoming Electronic A...   read

 
 
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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 going on with Wi...   read

 
 
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Recap: Cooking Mama Cook Off Challenge (NYC)

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 hotcakes? That&#...   read

 
 
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April Fools: Greatest Hits

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 the last secon...   read

 
 
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According to Subway, gamers are fat and will die prematurely

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 deep seated fea...   read

 
 
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SXSW 07: First impressions

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 wandering the s...   read

 
 
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Man finds gun-shaped onion ring, Resistance fans get hungry

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 resemble the Ch...   read

 
 
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Brian Peppers loves the DS; other child molesters do too!

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 America, the l...   read

 
 
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