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Submitted by Pozzle 708d ago | news

75% Think Gaming Should Require Getting Off Your Ass

WebProNews writes: You’re telling me that you want to get up and move while you play video games? Preposterous.

If results from a recent survey are to be believed, that’s exactly what the U.S. adult population is telling us. UnitedHealth Group conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults and found that 75% of them thought that video games should “include a component that encourages physical activity.” Furthermore, 70% said that these physically active games can successfully supplement traditional exercise. (Kinect, Playstation Move, PS3, Wii, Wii Fii, Xbox 360)

Adolph Fitler  +   708d ago
Yes, but those 75% are casual morons who know nothing about where to find a real game, besides COD or GTA.

These people can hardly be called gamers, as they hardly play videogames, & when they do, it is usual with friends on a Wii with Wii sports.....nuff said.
Army_of_Darkness  +   708d ago
well said bro.
I don't think any true gamer would ever vote to have more physically demanding games?! LMAO! Mainly because we wouldn't be able to relax and be worn out within an hour or two, which would take way to many sessions to clear certain games!

These casuals with their physically demanding finger swipes think they sooooo cool.
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SignifiedSix  +   708d ago
Right? I wanna be able to sit and relax while playing games. I cant stand going over to my girlfriends uncles house to play on the wii. It just gets tiring to throw a fake bowling ball around!

Stick to controllers!!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   708d ago
"UnitedHealth Group conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults and found that 75% of them thought that video games should “include a component that encourages physical activity.” Furthermore, 70% said that these physically active games can successfully supplement traditional exercise"

1) 75% of ADULTS who are willingly participating in a survey with "UnitedHealth Group" - You don't think that will skew results a bit? Health implied name, age-group likely outside of average gamer...

2) That 70% needs to stop being hypnotized by Wii commercials. No "exercise game" supplements actual exercise.
Wagz22  +   708d ago
Those 75% can also kiss mine.
Hicken  +   708d ago
Another ridiculously skewed study with a ridiculous outcome.
Derpy  +   708d ago
I play games to relax. When I want to get off my butt and do something exertive, I head outside and enjoy various sports.

After a long hard day, I want to relax in a comfortable chair with a good game, not jump around in front of the TV like a dumb monkey.
ReconHope  +   708d ago
If they think gamers are lazy than
they listen to stereotypes because i'm probably in a lot better shape physically than the typical person
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CDzNutts  +   701d ago
I'm with you on that. I'm 4% body fat, work out 5 to 6 days a week, have a full time job and I will most likely be playing video games as long as I can.

I like to play video games to sit on my ass and relax. I don't want to get up and move around when I'm watching a movie. And the same goes for my games.

That's what the gym is for. Been gaming since the Commodore 64 to the PS3 with everything in between.
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edonus  +   708d ago
This is a typical survey. Its more relative to marketing than gaming itself. Of course if you ask a bunch of people that interact with something from a health association they are going to say gaming should require getting off your ass.

Gaming and lazy are related in anyway. A lazy person is going to be lazy whether they are playing a video game, reading a book or watching TV. I like active gaming but its not all I want to do when it comes to gaming. I want different things from different games. I'm not going to have a family night tournament of us playing Fallout Vegas, and i'm not going to sit back relax and grind 2-3 hours of kinect sports by myself.

What this does show is that if you take some of your marketing budget and aim it at health associated people you have the potential to grab 75% off that group with a get off your ass game. That is all.
ChunkyLover53  +   708d ago
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.

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