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Postby Old_Style » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:35 pm

It's Wii-Day+8 and gamers around the country are simultaneously discovering one thing: they're wildly out of shape. Yup, it seems that many gamers have gotten a bit more than they bargained for regarding how vigorous playing the Nintendo Wii is. One girl described it as "harder than playing basketball" while another complained of sore muscles. You know how Nintendo responded to these complaints?

Essentially, "work out more, fatsos." A Nintendo PR rep said, "If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more." Wow, how's that for motivation. You know you're out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym. The rep also said that the Wii is not Jenny Craig and should not be viewed as such. Ouch.

So what do the Gizmodo faithful have to say about this? Assuming you've even gotten your hands on a Wii (gold star for you!), is all that flailing a bit much? I doubt Nintendo expected its core audience to be made up of a bunch of Mr. Universes. – Nicholas Deleon


i find nintendo's response to this quite funny.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:16 am

This is awesome. Seriously. I think it's great that they came out with a game system that actually requires you to move. I'd still prefer the real thing over virtual, for myself and others, but I guess this is a step in the right direction.

Are 'gamers' going to have personal trainers now?
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Postby Another Blown Save » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:50 am

I wonder how long it will take before we start to get professional Wii players :-b
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Postby JTWood » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:59 am

Another Blown Save wrote:I wonder how long it will take before we start to get professional Wii players :-b

Just depends on the quality of the games. I hope it's sooner than later.
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:09 am

This Wii thing is awesome. It's unique, fun, and it gets you off your ass.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:31 am

Coppermine wrote:This Wii thing is awesome. It's unique, fun, and it gets you off your ass.


Until the strap breaks. ;-)
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:00 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Coppermine wrote:This Wii thing is awesome. It's unique, fun, and it gets you off your ass.


Until the strap breaks. ;-)

That's what she said... :-D

My niece is getting one for Christmas. I wouldn't get one for myself but I can't wait to check it out. Sure beats that dumb pad for track & field they had for Nintendo back in the day.
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:12 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Coppermine wrote:This Wii thing is awesome. It's unique, fun, and it gets you off your ass.


Until the strap breaks. ;-)


You mean like this?.

FYI: Don't play with sweaty hands.
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Re: Wii Elbow

Postby Madison » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:22 pm

Old_Style wrote:
It's Wii-Day+8 and gamers around the country are simultaneously discovering one thing: they're wildly out of shape. Yup, it seems that many gamers have gotten a bit more than they bargained for regarding how vigorous playing the Nintendo Wii is. One girl described it as "harder than playing basketball" while another complained of sore muscles. You know how Nintendo responded to these complaints?

Essentially, "work out more, fatsos." A Nintendo PR rep said, "If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more." Wow, how's that for motivation. You know you're out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym. The rep also said that the Wii is not Jenny Craig and should not be viewed as such. Ouch.

So what do the Gizmodo faithful have to say about this? Assuming you've even gotten your hands on a Wii (gold star for you!), is all that flailing a bit much? I doubt Nintendo expected its core audience to be made up of a bunch of Mr. Universes. – Nicholas Deleon


i find nintendo's response to this quite funny.


I like Nintendo's response to the whole thing. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:48 pm

I wonder how many calories you burn playing say Mario Tennis or whatever
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