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Submitted by Pozzle 1176d 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  +   1176d 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  +   1176d 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  +   1176d 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  +   1176d 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  +   1176d ago
Those 75% can also kiss mine.
Hicken  +   1176d ago
Another ridiculously skewed study with a ridiculous outcome.
Derpy  +   1176d 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  +   1176d 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  +   1169d 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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ChunkyLover53  +   1176d ago
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.

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