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News: Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

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...

News: Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

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...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Wii Fit U Steps Up a Level While the Trainer Gets Ready to Brawl

12 Days of Christmas - Wii Fit U Steps Up a Level While the Trainer Gets Ready to Brawl

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...

Review: Wii Fit U (Wii U)

Wii Fit U (Wii U)

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...

Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

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...

News: Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

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...

E3 2012: Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

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...

News: Wii Balance Board Enters Record Books

Wii Balance Board Enters Record Books

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...

News: Black Wii Fit Plus Bundle Steps Up to UK on December 3rd

Black Wii Fit Plus Bundle Steps Up to UK on December 3rd

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 controller is also the new Wii Remote Plus,..

News: Wii Fit Doesn't Improve Fitness?

Wii Fit Doesn't Improve Fitness?

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..

News: Wii Fit Plus Release Date Announced

Wii Fit Plus Release Date Announced

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..

News: Halo 3 Gets Wii-Fitted

Halo 3 Gets Wii-Fitted

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..

News: Wii Fit Inspires New YouTube Craze

Wii Fit Inspires New YouTube Craze

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..

News: Wii Fit Made Me Cry

Wii Fit Made Me Cry

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..

News: Miyamoto Wants You Outside. Now!

Miyamoto Wants You Outside. Now!

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..

News: Wii Fit Selling Out In The UK

Wii Fit Selling Out In The UK

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,..

News: Wii Fit Haters: Read This

Wii Fit Haters: Read This

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..

News: More Wii Fit Balance Board Games To Come

More Wii Fit Balance Board Games To Come

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..