NowGamer: With gaming itself linked to obesity by studies in Philadelphia and Seattle, I have to wonder how keenly America - with two thirds of its population considered overweight - will receive the next wave in interaction: motion control.
They'll react the same way they've reacted to the Wii, which has been out for several years. Duh, it's not rocket science.
The piece discusses the fact that Move and Kinect aren't going to be marketed like the Wii - Halo, Killzone, MW2 players might actually feel compelled to try them
Nah Wii is cheaper on paper (I said on paper, Move has less hidden costs for motion plus and what not) so Americans like that better. Oh, and while Wii shouts "This will make you smexy" with brain training and workout games. Move hasn't got too much of that yet (thankfully). But let's wait and see.
...=/ well, indifferently i guess
Well some will buy it thinking that playing fitness video games will get them fit.....to all fat/unfit people planning to get motion controls to be fit: if you want to be fit go for a run. Fitness games that involve running on the spot are useless. Its even cheaper (than buying a console) to go to a gym if you like to do exercise in doors
The piece also says that if the games are fun enough, you could play yourself fit without even realising it. How d'you like them apples Mrs Obama?
Playing yourself fit???? The join a local sports team or go to sports clubs. Waving your arms around and running on the spot for 30mins or so isn't beneficial. To become fit and lose weight you need to do things like walking/ running to things like swimming.... With Running on the spot there is little resistance except your own weight. Outside you have hills and wind which makes it harder but it better To become fit you need to do more than play Wii tennis (flicking you wrist) and running on the spot. I recommend at least a 30 mins run every day and you will notice the difference surprisingly quick.....Maymyrun.com is a great website for experts and beginners and the community around you who runs also can go on your runs and you can go on theirs (also has a calorie counter and how much you lose per run)
Totally agree you should keep fit - my point was people needn't bother with actual 'keep fit' software if compelling videogames get you to do the same actions for a similar period of time
This is what they will say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
They wont be able to do much with it. Their portly little bodies will not be recognized by the Kinect cameras. Kinect does not recognize skirts and chunky trunks...
women will buy any new fitness device even if it was related to gaming.
...who had a chance to play Move. He's a huge Archery fan and a fan of any sort of martial art or defensive combat. Having spent about 30min running through some Gladiator and Archery, he stated he had a blast and felt it was an accurate replication of the actual sport/s. He also mentioned he would be getting the Move, greatly anticipating the benefits of physical interaction and accuracy.
The USA being overweight is the biggest myth on the planet. My wife works in different high schools all day and she is always saying, where is the weight epidemic. Most people I know are in decent shape and I am 30. This is the biggest load of horse shit.
No it is not a myth. We have some of the fattest cities in the world. The people that research this aren't from VGChartz. They have the facts. Your wife's high school isn't indicative of the rest of the country. But you already know this. I'm not even sure what you were trolling here.
They will play the awesome "RED BALL" game and think they made one hell of an exercise and feel great about themselves, therefore they will eat even more.
Uhm, they won't, takes too much energy to react...lmao
well seeing that you can sit down with the Move and not have to make any drastic or wide motions with it, I would say they would reject Kinect and buy the Move. I have seen people play Kinect and unless they were people who were fit, in 10 minutes they were panting and sweating. That won't last long with ordinary people.Most people can't even keep up a proper exercise regiment or use an exerise machine for long without giving up and abandoning it. Kinect's games aren't engaging enough to keep anyone playing and sweating for long.
how do the fatties react to this? they try to eat it of course. nothing will get some people to lose weight. mebe they can try making a motion control made of twinkies. or perhaps make a chocolate flavored wiimote, or should i say a wiiliciousmote. perhaps they can get ronald mcdonald to be mascot for a game? ronald's bouncing red balls, complete with coupons for 2 supersize valuemeals with diet sodas. could even do a cross over game with the wendys girl and the hamburgler. the future will be awesome.
That's my pot pie!
LMAO, gotta love Cartman.
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