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Nintendo has selected Helen Mirren to be a new face for Wii Fit. Mirren, after all, has shown that at the age of 65 she has a fabulous figure (even in a bikini, as shown at 63, two years ago). Of course, it's doubtful that Mirren has used the Wii Fit, Nintendo's motion-based fitness game, to keep that figure. Despite that, she garnered $800,000 for two days of shooting. A friend of Mirren, an Academy Award winner, said: "Nintendo insisted they wanted Helen and no one else. They wanted an older, more attractive woman to show that the Wii isn't just for children." In the TV commercial, Mirren is... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii Fit has been a quiet revolution. The device has been stamped with an approval by the American Heart Association, it has sparked many to exercise, it has been used in schools and physical fitness programs, and now it just might find its way into the Navy. Think of a video game that could have accomplished that five years ago. Or good luck trying, we should say. A new report on the Wii Fit has shown that the U.S. Navy is considering its use to get recruits in shape, as many would rather exercise with a video game than just hit the boring, old-fashioned gym. There's debate over whether... Read more...
Here's something you don't see every single day: an agency that advocates getting off your rear and exercising, endorsing a video game console. It's sort of like the Twilight Zone, but sure enough, the American Heart Association is actually putting their stamp of approval on Nintendo's Wii console and a number of their games (Wii Fit, for example, which coaches users in various exercises). According to the joint press release, the two companies are joining forces to "promote healthy living through active-play video games." The partnership is a new one designed to motivate consumers to "get informed,... Read more...
Nintendo has always marketed their Wii console as the one to get if you're looking to get up off of the sofa and start moving. Indeed, many have been inclined to move about somewhat with the wildly popular Wii Sports title that Nintendo (smartly) includes in the bundle, but if you're looking for so much movement that you'll shed a few pounds, you may be looking in the wrong direction. A not-so-shiny research report from the halls of Ole Miss found that the Wii Fit title--a game that lets users select a workout regimen and then do those exercises by interacting with the Wii controller and Wii Balance... Read more...
The Wii Fit is all the rage these days. Selling like hotcakes, it was only a matter of time before another company tried their hand at virtual fitness. The first up to the plate is video game giant Electronic Arts. EA has unveiled its take on fitness. Unlike the "eastern" oriented Wii Fit, which focuses on balance and stretching, this "western" styled fitness game takes a more cardiovascular approach to fitness.  EA Sports President Peter Moore has geared the game towards women, especially mothers, and aims to give people a more strenuous workout by distracting them with the fun of video games,... Read more...
On Monday Nintendo officially launched the Wii Fit. Much like the premier of some movies, however, it's only being launched at one location: the Nintendo World store in New York City. Other retailers will start selling the Fit on Wednesday.At an MSRP of $89.99, Wii Fit comes packaged with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory, a precisely engineered platform that senses both weight and shifts in movement and balance. The Wii Balance Board connects wirelessly to the Wii™ console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun activities that challenge users in areas like yoga, aerobics,... Read more...
Nintendo filled in the last bit of information for the Wii Fit game on Tuesday, announcing that when it launches in the U.S. on May 19th it will cost $89.99 (MSRP). $90 for a game? Well, it's more than a game; it includes the new Wii Balance Board controller, and anyway, let's not forget that Guitar Hero III for the Wii is the same price.When Wii Fit hits stores on May 19, expect to see an unsurprising $90 price tag slapped on the front of the box.The aforementioned box, which includes both the Wii Fit software and the newest must-have accessory from Nintendo, the Wii Balance Board, has already... Read more...
Finally, finally we exercise-deprived Americans have a solid date, as Nintendo announced today at the Game Developers Conference that the Wii Fit will release on May 19th in the United States.Wii Fit demonstrates Nintendo's commitment to gamers of all kinds. It combines fun and fitness for every member of the family to keep active and play together. Wii Fit launches May 19 in the United States and comes with the weight-and-motion-sensing Wii Balance Board that Nintendo representatives demonstrated could hold great promise for future game development as well. Third-party publishers are already working... Read more...
The Wii Fit has already hit one million in sales in Japan, but those of us here in the States lucky enough to have a Nintendo Wii who want a new way to lose some weight have been left out.  Well, Nintendo has detailed a "partial" list of upcoming Wii and DS games through the first of half of 2008, and Wii Fit is on the list - though not nailed down to a specific month or date.Perhaps a sign that America is finally getting its obesity scare under control, Nintendo has cautiously scheduled Wii Fit for a Q2 2008 release. Despite last week's rumor, today's announcement is the first official word... Read more...
It's lots of fun to see all the gaudy and enormous things displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show. But when you see a CEO standing next to a television the size of a roadside billboard that costs more than your last divorce did, you wonder if much of it will ever turn out to be a big hit with the general public. Brier Dudley poked around in the less traveled and decidedly unglamorous corners of the CES, and found what he thinks is the real next big thing: a pile of vinyl mats next to a Nintendo WiiComputer-monitor covers? Toilet-tank protectors? I had no idea....... The mats are aftermarket... Read more...