Balance board technology weighed in
Yolks like fun
The Easter Egg Roll, taking place this year on Monday, 21st April, is a time-honoured tradition in which children use long-handled spoons to race their ovoids down the South Lawn of the White House. It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would want in on the fun this year, as the event practically begs for a tie-in with Yoshi's...
Includes all other forms of active gaming
Australians love being recognised globally for their sporting achievements. Be it their recent win over England in the Ashes, or Aussie golfer Adam Scott and his rise to number 2 in the world. It’s always a thrill to see a country of such a small population competing both fiercely and passionately on the...
Balance board technology weighed in
Nintendo is often engaged in multiple patent disputes, in various cases surviving the challenges though — in notable examples such as the recent case against Tomita Technologies USA — can occasionally come out on the wrong side. Nintendo does have another success to report, however, with progress in the case...
Feel the burn
Wii Fit U has had an odd history to date, with little mention for much of 2013 before Nintendo then announced a terrific trial download offer. We knew it was still a project very much on the way, however, because it was part of quite possibly the oddest E3 reveal in recent memory — to the point that we initially thought it was a...
Fit for purpose
It’s astonishing just how successful the Wii Fit franchise has been for Nintendo since it first graced our living rooms in 2008. In fact, both Wii Fit and its expanded sequel Wii Fit Plus have each sold more than 20 million copies, which is staggering when you take into account that a good number of those purchases would have...
No patch for now
The game-breaking troubles continue for Nintendo with Wii Fit U. Only weeks after the glitch in Pokémon X and Y was put to rest, it has now come to the attention of Nintendo that players may encounter an error causing Wii Fit U or the trial version of the game to lock up when attempting to transfer save data from Wii Fit or
Time to dust off that slab of plastic in preparation for Wii Fit U
Wii Fit U's special trial deal begins this Friday, and will no doubt trigger a fitness frenzy amongst flabby Wii U owners all over the globe. However, a lot of time has elapsed between the incredible popularity of the Wii original and the launch of this new title, and like so many...
Some positive press attention for gaming, for a change
A UK-based pilot study has uncovered evidence that using Wii Fit could aid the development of children with movement difficulties. The study is a collaboration between Sussex Community NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and academics at Goldsmiths, University of London and Oxford...
Is your body ready?
Wii Fit was a phenomenal success on Wii, and Nintendo is aiming to bring keen exercise-enthusiasts to Wii U. Wii Fit U will make use of the GamePad on occasion, and the good-old Wii Balance Board will get more living room time. There's some new exercises, of course, and the GamePad will also be used to carry on with the game...
Wii European sales also announced
Nintendo have confirmed that the Wii Balance Board has officially achieved a Guinness World Record for the 'best-selling personal weighing device'. The record was initially broken back in November 2010 when just over 32 million units had been sold worldwide as part of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus bundles, though this...
Another week, another bundle
Nintendo's already released or announced limited edition Wii consoles in red and black, but if you bet on the next package announced being red you just lost your chips. Launching in the UK on December 3rd, this new package includes a black Wii, Wii Fit Plus and an exclusive black Balance Board as well as Wii Sports. The...
New study reveals it has little impact on increasing fitness levels.
It appears that a few extra minutes on the Balance Board won’t make up for that extra mince pie or second helping of Christmas pudding, according to new research made available by the University of Mississippi. The purpose of the research was to ascertain how effective Nintendo’s Wii Fit was at increasing the fitness levels of..
Find out when you can pick up the sequel to the popular Wii Fit.
After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally announced the release date for their upcoming Wii Fit Plus package. North American consumers will be able to purchase the newest Nintendo fitness release on October 4th at a cost of $99.99. You can check out the official press release information below for more information on the..
Bungie's third iteration in its console-profiling Halo series has recently been 1upp-ed in sales by Nintendo's calorie-zapping Balance Board title.
As well as topping the NPD charts for last month in the U.S of A for what seems like the gazillionth time, Wii Fit has also reached the milestone selling amount of six million (that's a lot of flab dancing about right now). In comparison, the XBox 360's..
And it’s one that we most certainly approve of
It may be harder to find than rocking horse shit these days, but Wit Fit is nevertheless causing quite a stir in living rooms all over the world. It seems that the fairer sex simply can’t get enough of it, and as if to illustrate this fact there’s been a flood of clips cropping up on YouTube showing female gamers strutting their stuff atop their..
It seems that while GTA4 may be edging the sales war at the moment, hot competitor Wii Fit has managed to win the controversy war as it appears to be labelling fat people as "obese". They do say that the truth hurts.
So the original article is coming from The Sun (we know, we know) who turn some garbage about an 11 year old girl into a full-on assault at the game. Tabea Scott-King weighs 6st 13lb..
Talking with the pretentious Times newspaper, video gaming "Zeus" Miyamoto-san spoke of how "weight-em-down" (please make this phrase catch on) Wii Fit has caused a social revolution in Japan.
The Nintendo veteran hopes that the game will do the same thing in the UK and Europe. I just hope the success of the game means I'll see less fat people. "In Japanese households suddenly new..
And it’s not even been released yet
We all knew it was going to be massive, but reports from several retailers would suggest that in Wii Fit Nintendo has a game of truly epic proportions. Several retailers have stopped taking pre-orders for the eagerly awaited fitness title, which will cost £69.99 when it eventually hits store shelves. Not that many copies will actually make it to the shelves,..
Kotaku.com, probably one of the harshest gaming blogs in the world, have written a very balanced, fair and glowing report for Nintendo's new venture.
The report (which can be read here compliments the fun that can be had from some of the minigames, how well the yoga exercises work and also considers that while Wii Fit's software may not do a great deal to make you fitter, it helps you become more..
According to Reggie Fils-Aime (Nintendo Legend) there are over "ten games" in development that take advantage of the Wii Balance Board. Not just the one trick pony it's been labelled as then?
According to Tech.co.uk Shigeru Miyamoto had the idea of a balance board long before the Wii (and Wii Fit) even came into existence. Miyamoto came up with the idea simply because he thought weighing himself..
The Wii is looking more and more like a successor to Reebok's STEP fitness system
Despite confirmation from many sites (including us) that the Wii Balance Board is perfectly stable on even the most polished wooden floors, Nintendo has nevertheless endorsed the production of what can only be described as the most bizarre videogame accessory we’ve ever seen. And yes, we include the Power Glove in..
Thanks to Nintendo, the promise of a God-like physique is almost with us
Japanese magazine Famitsu has just published a pretty in-depth guide to all things Wii Fit. The game has done impressive business over in Japan and looks certain to repeat this performance when it’s released alongside the Wii balance board controller in the West this year. Check out the scans by clicking the link below. We..
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