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21. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 13:33 BST
Software during the second half of this year the popular "Mario" a new pump.
Mario was in need of a new pump. About time.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 13:33 by Adam
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22. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 13:39 BST
Terranigma wrote:Software during the second half of this year the popular "Mario" a new pump.Mario was in need of a new pump. About time.
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23. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:08 BST
Oh, you've heard a lot of great things about Wii Fit? It's epic fail. Well, the games are fun for 15 minutes (a la Eye Toy but without the party value) but fitness is better without it and if you don't do it now you're not going to do it with Wii Fit.
Quite contrary. I know multiple people that have successfully dropped their weight permanently with Wii Fit. The real genius of Wii Fit is that it keeps track of your weight. You would be surprised how many people quit their regiment during first week, as they don't get any kind of feedback about their progress. Even Wii Fit's graphs improve motivation significantly, and they also manage to show how much single piece of cake can have on your weight. Actually realizing this is very important.
And when comes to actual exercises, my friends personal trainer also commented that most maneuvers in Wii Fit are, indeed, very good if done correctly, and in serious manner. Wii Fit's exercises also helps to focus on things that often forgotten by people (balance and coordination). Only real fault he found out was that some exercises actually damage your body if done without proper training.
To put it bluntly, Wii Fit is only "epic fail" for those who can't comprehend exercising and health as a entity.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 18:13 by Teppo_Holmqvist
24. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:12 BST
So Wii Fit's innovation is that... it has a graph? That's some major laziness if someone can't write down his weight on his own. Also, about doing the exercises correctly, there's unfortunately no way to know for sure if you are doing them correctly (especially yoga for those unfamiliar with it), which makes it particularly worrisome in the absence of any training.
It's not a horrible idea, and I enjoyed it for a month or two just because it was something new, but I think it's a bad idea to try the exercises you're unsure about, and the ones you are familiar enough with... well, you don't really need Wii Fit to do them.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 18:12 by Adam
25. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:15 BST
So Wii Fit's innovation is that... it has a graph?
Sometimes best ideas are the simplest. It basically boils down to human behaviour, nothing else. I'm happy that lot of people have found better lifestyle via Wii Fit, although I personally favor EA Sports Active.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 18:16 by Teppo_Holmqvist
26. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:20 BST
Hey guys, don't get too excited about this Mario news yet. No one said that it would be a platformer like Galaxy. It could be "Mario Hopscotch" for all we know.
27. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:22 BST
Actually, it's Mario Gas Pump, the long anticipated sequel to Oil Panic! Using Wii Motion Plus with nunchuk and Wii remote for each of Mario's hands! Fun for everyone!
28. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:34 BST
OMG! A new Mario game! I'm wetting my pants. I'm gonna pray that Nintendo announce a "Wii Clean" game so that way every time they announce a major game gamers who wet their pants from the excitement of the announcements will use the game to clean up lol.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 18:44 by Don
29. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 18:39 BST
tealovertoma wrote:Oh, you've heard a lot of great things about Wii Fit? It's epic fail. Well, the games are fun for 15 minutes (a la Eye Toy but without the party value) but fitness is better without it and if you don't do it now you're not going to do it with Wii Fit.Quite contrary. I know multiple people that have successfully dropped their weight permanently with Wii Fit. The real genius of Wii Fit is that it keeps track of your weight. You would be surprised how many people quit their regiment during first week, as they don't get any kind of feedback about their progress. Even Wii Fit's graphs improve motivation significantly, and they also manage to show how much single piece of cake can have on your weight. Actually realizing this is very important.And when comes to actual exercises, my friends personal trainer also commented that most maneuvers in Wii Fit are, indeed, very good if done correctly, and in serious manner. Wii Fit's exercises also helps to focus on things that often forgotten by people (balance and coordination). Only real fault he found out was that some exercises actually damage your body if done without proper training.To put it bluntly, Wii Fit is only "epic fail" for those who can't comprehend exercising and health as a entity.
I could make a graph for... well, the price of a pen and a piece of paper.
I'd love to see some statistics from Nintendo on how many people actually still actively play WiiFit - in fact, I'm pretty sure some numbers got released a few months ago and I'll try and dig them up. Because I too know "multiple people" that gave up on the game after like 2 weeks. Your "motivated" people should've been able to pick up on exercising without WiiFit, I'd hardly call it the revolutionary device that actually got them to do it - the only audience I can see the device making a difference on is the group of people that has never been in contact with any kind of exercise program. As it is now to me it feels like yet another Tell Sell training equipment that promises a lot but only produces results that you put in.
As for me personally I didn't buy Wii Fit for the exercise, but for the Balance Board - I already exercise and eat healthy (and don't need to lose any weight) without it. So I guess I'm not the one the thing is targeted at, but still, WiiFit just feels like a marketing ploy like so many of those Tell Sell devices. The fact that it's a video game (sort of) just tricked people a lot easier.
EDIT: Not trying to start a big argument here by the way, I've pretty much said what I had to say. I also didn't read Adam's post until after I finished posting this and saw that he pretty much brought up the same points I did.
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 18:41 by citizenerased
30. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 19:01 BST
I, too, know others who got the device, were super enthusiastic about it for a short period of time, and then just lost interest, which seems to be the general trend for the device's usage. Still, if it gets people interested in exercise for just a month or two, that is better than if they never got interested in the first place. It could have subtle lasting effects beyond that short period of interest that affects how the user thinks about his body, so I'm not quite as disappointed with the device, myself.
Also, most of the non-yoga exercises are really common and don't need a game to teach you, so from my experience at least, it could have just as easily been called "Yoga 101," which is what I used it for. Of course, for the same money I might have been better off signing up for a yoga class where I could have hit on flexible yoga girls. Fortunately, I sold Wii Fit for the same money I paid for it, so maybe I will do that anyway...
Edited on Sun 31st May, 2009 @ 19:02 by Adam
31. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 20:08 BST
Could be true,could not be true. We will find out on Tuesday,shall we?
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32. Posted: Sun 31st May 2009 20:14 BST
Where Wii Fit would have sold me (not that I would have bought it, but) is if they would have made it so you could join online classes with other peoples mii's and interacted with them via the microphone.
That would have sold it to a lot more people who don't want to do the same thing over and over with a computer image. They want to be able to interact with others. Do your excersises and talk about your kids or life in general.
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33. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 00:45 BST
In the back of my mind, based on Iwata's statement about having several system sellers by the end of the year, I guess I sorta figured about these 2 announcements. WSR, WFP, and a new Mario are almost a necessity for selling more units.
On a second note, I bought Wii Fit at Christmas time for Shaun White. It was worth it. I just wish more games were built from the ground up with the peripheral in mind. I just ignore games where it feels tacked on for an added bulletpoint on the back of a box.
Edited on Mon 1st June, 2009 @ 00:51 by brandonbwii
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34. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 00:53 BST
I hope it's not Super Mario Galaxy 2. Maybe a pseudo 2D-3D platformer or something (like NSMB), with Wiimote controls.
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35. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 01:35 BST
It was a very good idea. However, EA Active has managed to overcome that.
36. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 01:36 BST
What's so special about EA Active? I'm not really sure what that is about.
37. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 07:51 BST
Lemme borrow write-up that I made for another forum:
Unlike Wii Fit, EA Sport Active totally ignores yoga, instead focusing solely on cardio and endurance related exercises (running, squats, lungs, body presses, kicks, etc.). At the start of the game, you tell game your age, height and weight, and after that you are taken into 30 day challenge. Each day (excluding breaks), the game gives you 20 exercise long program that focus on specific body areas. If you don't feel like doing, let's say, lunges, you can switch the off from the program, but I don't really see the point in skimping exercises. After doing the exercise, you are immediately taken into next one, and sometimes exercises appear twice in program to help you to improve your endurance. You can also create yourself totally new program, if you desire so, and set exercise specific difficulties to suit your own personal tastes.
Typical easy level program takes 25 minutes to complete. Each program has set number of calories that you should burn during the program, and the number varies greatly between the programs. For example, yesterday's program made me burn 270 calories, while today's goal was only 150 calories. The game naturally tracks amount of burnt calories exercise by exercise, and so far I have managed to pass set goals each day by 20-30 calories.
The game does come with pouch that is placed on the right leg, above the knee. Some exercises like those which primarily work with legs require that you place nunchuk on the pouch. By comparing data received from nunchuk to players height, the game knows that legs actually move during the exercise. In some exercises, wiimote and nunchuk are put into hands to make sure that hands move properly.
For most of time, controls work very well, but there are certain moments when movement doesn't register properly, and you need to do it twice for it to register. These are quite minor, however, and I suspect many of these problems are primarily my fault, as due width of my leg, I need to keep pouch little lower than it is meant to be. You also get resistance band that is used in some exercises. While it is perfect for me, I suspect that it is way too weak for someone who has trained for a while. There is also balance board support, but I haven't tested it, and from what I heard, the alternative exercises given by it are actually worse than normal ones.
So far as I see it, EA Sports Active certainly isn't suitable for building muscle mass, but for improving cardio and overall endurance, I believe it is very good product. I have been soaking with sweat after each exercise, and I have truly felt the exercises in the designated areas. Presentation is actually pretty slick, with exercise videos showing exactly how each maneuver should be done, and warning if there is risk of hurting yourself. The greatest flaws are the minor flaws in the controls, weakness of resistance band (which, fortunately, can be replaced with your own), and limited number of exercises.
38. Posted: Mon 1st Jun 2009 10:58 BST
I'm as excited about a new wii fit game as i am about a new mario game. ie. extremely excited!
I've got EA Sports Active as well. It is an interesting alternative and slightly less casual than wii fit.
Edited on Mon 1st June, 2009 @ 10:59 by LEGEND_MARIOID
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