Winners of the Let's Move blog contest for the causes of childhood obesity are in. And it blames Sony's Playstation brand has one of the causes.
Mr .President you just approved 96 more weeks available for unemployment to the American people. How about making some jobs so people can get up and get moving instead of sitting around and collecting a check. Just a thought. BTW, PS3 is getting DDR in one month....Time to get fit!!!
It only does obesity! You really can use the PS3 as a scapegoat because it really only does everything!
The new controllers are named Move. MOVE One would think that means something athletic ^.~ I'm sure it'll be just as capable of making people sweat to. Maybe they want Sony to give us controllers to do this. See video >>
playstion move gets me up and moving
Ppl should just blame themselves I play Playstation 3-5 hours a day and still go to the gym and jog( I am very health and not overweight)
I work out at the gym aswell, 4 times a week, building muscles :) If you exercise you will need less sleep, you will have more energy when you wake up, you can focus for longer periods etc. And tnx to all this you get more out of when you're gaming :) @Karlowa, I totally agree with you. Its all about the lifestyle and diet. I eat at fastfood resturants like once every two months, except for the times when I go in and buy 1 cheeseburger which I do like once a month. And I am also an hardcoregamer and tech enthusiast :) Just love all new technology :) As I said above, if u exercise regularly you will get more out from all the other activities you do during the day. And you get horny as hell to, at least my sex-drive was affected drastically lolz. So go out or go to the gym and get some exercise. You will get even more time for gaming :)
It's all about diet and lifestyle. In the past 30 years, the amount of physical activity required to accomplish our day-to-day tasks has fallen through the floor. Inexpensive vehicular transport, television remotes, fast food & convenience stores, the internet... Also, the things (and portion sizes) that we eat have changed drastically. People are trading healthy choices for convenient ones several times a day. I am a hardcore gamer and tech enthusiast, but still find the time to work out about an hour every day, and I dine on "fast food" maybe twice a month. To blame technology is a means of deflecting attention from the REAL problem: People are LAZY! How about some incentive for young people to enroll in sports and other activities? What about breaks for people who choose to live healthy lifestyles? People today are only motivated by financial means, so if that's what it takes, then make it so. Insurance premiums should be jacked for the intentionally unhealthy so that the rest of us can save. Audit people's grocery bills! Start a cigarette smoker's registry! Charge a "fat tax" at McDonald's!
"I play Playstation 3-5 hours a day" You're a great man, I salute you. *wipes tear*
"3-5 hours a day" I hate you.
I love people who comment on these articles just to proclaim how fit they are, if only to stroke their ego. If everyone was as fit as they claim, the US/world would not have an obesity epidemic now, would it?
Citation 1 White House taks force on child obesity 2010 is only referenced for supporting the claim "1 in 4 < 2 yrs old have TV in their room" on that chart. The inclusion of Playstation in this chart is a typical example of taking correlation as causation. Citation 6 is Sony's press release on number of units sold, NOT scientific study on playing Playstation leads to obesity. This whole thing is a beat up.
Of all game consoles in that era, they blame the Playstation. Free press here we come!
I can't eat more than one PS3 a day :D
LOL bubbles +1 for being funny
Yeah, it's the PlayStation that shoves junk food in your mouth while you game. Always looking for a scapegoat, and gaming is a classic stand-by.
its a nice info chart though.
The United States government blames PlayStation, I blame parents. After all, it's their responsibility.
I blame the parents. After all, it's their inferior genome spawn.
I blame chairs and asses.
Or when the Snes was launched or when the n64 was launched. Hey PlayStation was and is not the defacto gaming console btw.
Blame Macdonalds......no one gets fat eating consoles.
I'ts the peoples fault for being fat y cant they play a few hours a day and then go exercise outside for awhile its not gonna hurt you.
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What about the fast food chains? Parents? Playgrounds? Hell I was out joking with my friends one day saying "This campus needs a playground" because literally this town has none. I feel sorry mainly for the kids because they pretty much have nowhere to play. Playstation is one of the solutions of relieving that bored feeling, watching TV is another. With a variety of other local politicians refusing to put in a budget for playgrounds, swimming pools and the like. I can see how easy it is to turn the blame over to something else. Also don't get me started on what some people call parenting...
They blame fast food too. Just because the headline reads what it does doesn't mean that it is wrong. PlayStation DID contribute to people gaining weight. So did fast food, lack of exercise, poor diets, etc. This is a gaming website that will make the headlines appeal to gamers. The actual information in the link is much bigger than just blaming games. However, to think games DON'T cause obesity is just wrong. They do. A lot of things do.
Games do cause it but the government is bluntly pointing out that it is just games and that is it. So you are completely right i agree. Bubbles but alpha has lotz of bubbles can we add more O.o
Oh I saw that I am one of the few that reads the article, but to blatantly put it as the headline is certainly something that brings to question. Why have a study in the first place. Yes I do know it causes obesity if it does indeed not supervised, what I don't get is how the Playstation brand can cause the most. I may have missed it after taking another look [playing L4D at the same time], but I do not see Playstation brand on the static, nor did I see it when I went back to the post. http://www.good.is/post/pro... So for one to say Playstation did contribute yes I will agree but what about the 360, PC, I can't really say Wii all to much...but look at the rest of the consoles and perhaps some handhelds, they all contribute. Also come on Alpha look around some towns - walk into a Ghetto, do you really see anything else to do? Heck when I visit my grandmother there is NOTHING to do and that place is the oldest town I know having not changed since the civil war many of the buildings are still there from that era. What do they have there exactly? A small park and basketball court. No one plays there, reason being it's dilapidated. I used to go down there and play, but with no one else going because things are falling apart there is nothing for me to do but listen to music, draw, and play games. @Alpha  - Never mind it was the credit url that stated it. Edit @ Shunnups - I don't see why you'd get disagree when agreeing with mine which can in fact be correlated to the topic at hand. Strange things afoot!
Consuming more calories than you burn causes obesity. Nothing else.
It depends on the type of video games and what we eat. When I wet to the arcades and ate out fast food etc 4-5 times a week I was so much thinner. Arcades in shoping malls where a lot more active.
Good Post, and you sir, are 100% correct.
WTF? Fake. My younger brother Newell lost 20 lbs. after he started working on the PS3 version of Portal 2. FAKE!!! :P
who you were previously, but I predict a great future for you. That was golden.
I am me. Gabe Eatswell. This is my original username ever since I joined. :)
I call for BS, what about you guys?
I'd say that a graph of parental stupidity and laziness would look very similar to the child obesity graph.
PUT DOWN THE FOLK FATTIES lol
Playstation is from Japan, they are blaming Japan
oh, it couldnt be the fact that the majority of place to eat in the US are fucking fast food joints to keep population down with heart attacks and strokes. get your head out of your ass america.
Here are a few reasons: Parents Fast food Lack of Excercise
Yes parents make you fat XD
Their lifestyle sure will.
When it comes to kids, the only reason they get fat is because their parents don't know how to make healthy food. Even if you play video-games all day long as a kid, you won't get fat unless you eat unhealthy stuff or just simply eating more than you need to.
The government is getting fat filling up their bellies with all the lies and propaganda they feed to us. They think they are helping and they know everything well truth is they don`t know and for those people in office with the higher power understand what is going on they just don`t give to shits as to do something about it. So what they do is send out a message like this so biased and morally wrong so they can blame a problem like obesity over video games. Well its the parents fault for that and its the governments own fault to.
funny how he blames the console that's sold least in America... i wonder why he didn't say the 360? MONEY. it doesn't matter if you damage the Japanese economy, but whatever you do don't damage the American economy
What are you talking out? Do you think Obama put this cart together? This isn't going to damage any console sales. Besides it talking more about food than anything else. And it's almost a compliment that they only mention the PlayStation; it shows you how successful it's been. EDIT: @below: What is? You think Obama put this thing together? You think they are intentionally calling out a console that is no longer in production? How damaging! What is Sony going to do?! Damn the Obama administration for mentioning contributing factors to obesity and menetioning how many PSones were sold! Damn them!
that's extremely naive.
Lmao fuck America. I blame them for 911 and the bad Economy and also for terrorism. America is the most violent country ever, they just cover there shit up. America + government = illuminati. People do your researches on illuminatis
terrorism? gtfo...Don't believe everything you read and write.
I'm not gonna argue wit you because I see you have no knowledge on what you talking about. You telling me that 911 wasn't planned. If bin laden was the one that did it Y are we in Iraq? Who you think killed JFK malcom x and MLK and even 2pac. Man I swear you'll thank me one day if you do your research. This country is nothing but illuminatis if you know what that is. Want proof look at the statue of liberty for example and where we got that from, France and where the Freemasons started in France and who created the statue freemasons. Look what the statue holds up on her right hand. Just do your research and you'll be dang. Just like you can seat here and read comment and gaming news, well you can do the same with that. Rememberthe357 and lightofdarkness BOTH OF YOU HAVE NO IDEA OR CLUE IN WHAT Y'ALL TALKING ABOUT. SINCE Y'ALL PLAY SO MUCH VIDEO GAMES Y'ALL BLINDED ABOUT WHAT Y'ALL COUNTRY IS REALLY IS. MAN JUST DO THE RESEARCH ON ILLUMINATI'S and see for yourself.
You do realize that America was established in order to liberate people from private central banks and corrupt political institutions, right? Over time, however, their system became corrupted by those very same interests. Many central banking systems rose up and failed prior to the establishment of the federal reserve act of 1913, which remains in place today. All money was redeemable in gold (an actual standard by which wealth can be measured), and this was in fact printed on every dollar bill. After the market crash in 1929, this was changed (and Fort Knox likely ransacked). What I'm trying to get at here is that America was not an Illuminati state setup by boogeymen. It was a product of a number of very intelligent men who emerged from the age of enlightenment. Many of the signatories were free-masons, yes. But many of them were also closet atheists. The Freemasons are not even a secretive organization anymore. It's a culture club. If you want dirty organizations, look up the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Tri-Lateral Commission et al. But it's really just a bunch of fancy names for events where all the world's biggest swinging dicks meet up and discuss money. Blame people, not faceless organizations.
The Illuminati is supposed to be a world wide organization. It's all bullshit anyway; just a bunch of rich folks trying to stay rich. And fuck you too by the way. We have a violent image because wee are a violent people. But so is the rest of humanity, we just embrace it. You think you gain power out of hugs and kisses?
I'd do yours first, BLA BLA BLA (aptly named, BTW). The Order of the Illuminati disbanded centuries ago. Greedy bankers and tycoons, sadly, have not. You're using the "Illuminati" image the same way modern governments use the "terrorist" image: in an attempt to persuade someone to your side with fear. If you're going to try to change peoples hearts and minds, do it with truth, not fear. And no, it's not America. Lest we forget, their corrupt banking cartels were another "grade A" European export. We're in the same boat as they are, but our governments pull the wool over our eyes differently: they appeal to our sense of cultural and intellectual elitism. We're in the same boat as they are, wage-slaves to a self-perpetuating debt machine, mere inches from serfdom. Your little ranting sounds highly suspect, I'm going to go ahead and imagine you've watched a few Alex Jones documentaries and consider them "research." By all means, prove me wrong. I encourage it.
SO touching a game controller causes an insulin rush forcing your body to store fat? They need to seriously focus there attention on the real problem and quit treating the American people like ignorant sheep.
quite right. i've got an image in my head of a child sitting on the sofa with a controller in one hand and a burger in the other. his mother rushing in and snatches the controller out of his hand because she's noticed he's grown a little fatter
ive never heard people getting fat reading books....i mean it uses less energy than doing triples or quads with ken n ryu I do get the point though. Its not just an american problem and yes consoles do encourage a lack of fitness as does the internet, tv, junk food etc. People shouldn't get all defensive because people are speaking the truth. It doesn't/shouldn't matter where the truth is coming from if it is actually the truth.
Harr dee harr... sure it is.
with a video game controller, at least you're doing a lot of hand movements, not to mention a lot of brain activities as well. when chewing a fast food, all you do is lift up the burger and chew it, and consume all the fat init.
LOOL gamers = fat body with skinny hands
yea...that's the side effect of it. not to mention countless fapping that would reduce their hands to bones.
Oh my God, the president is a 360 fanboy!! We're through the looking glass here people.
This is madness! D:
That wasn't my fault, my gun did..
what? the PlayStation is the cause for the fall of the industry.
Seeing as subzero blocked me, im going to write to him here in an attempt to save him from his own hate for all things, video games, digital & otherwise... for his on sake o.O' My reply to his message: lol money comes & goes I could really give a damn, as long as I'm enjoying it- Spend, spend, spend till theres no more, otherwise- I burn it o.O' Sad thing being u just seem to hate on everything, get a girl- that should help u get over this dilemma of yours Btw, 3D is not a gimmick, i think its fuc*ing amazing- which is why i have a 72in 3DTV sitting right next to me & u dont... sory but if u feel this way about everything, your missing out(IMO) ^-^
PS3 is japanese. Go to Japan, have u ever seen a fat japanese person that isnt a sumo wrestler?
well said CLIFFBO its one way of making the FOREIGN console look bad. (Sony should pay more $) ;) yet the funny thing is Sony treats US gaming market better than EU & rest of the world. lol
XBOX=America America=fat XBOX=fat PS3=Japan Japan=not fat PS3=Not fat Kratos=not fat Marcus fenix=fat Commander shepard=not fat commander shepard=going to PS3 hehe :P
fat princess is fat...