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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    agoaj wrote: »
    I must admit I'm sceptical as to how much Wii Fit can help you with your fitness at all. Proper exercise needs to get you up to a sweat and nothing shown so far does that asides from the press-ups. Exercises like leaning to head footballs seem very light-weight. I'll be interested to see what other activities Nintendo can fit around the board, without breaking it..

    Every play Police 911 or whatever it's called at the arcade? It's a lightgun game that senses crouching and tilt and moves your character. It may seem simple but the day after I played it my legs were on fire.

    It's really hard on the damn knees.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Evander wrote: »
    The one thing I can't figure out, though, is if there is any way for them to work in crunches.

    Maybe... it'd probably help if it required the remote though.

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    FireWeasel wrote: »
    We better hope Nintendo doesn't come out with a Coffee Cup peripheral.

    Just a sidenote but there was a long thread in D&D on this, McDonald's were in the wrong. The only reason the coffee was so ridiculously hot was to mask the taste and there was no reason to heat it to such unsafe temperatures. They were made aware of this before the incident.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm actually very excited that there is a yoga routine built into this. Waking up early and doing yoga makes you feel good for the entire fucking day.
    What excites me about this over an exercise DVD, is that it's more akin to a personal trainer. It knows what you're doing and when, you can't just do nothing.
    I've tried exercise videos, and they work great. Tae Bo kicks my ass better than Reggie could any day. But it's boring. Stopping is easy. Billy Blanks congratulates me when I'm not doing it, etc.
    I've tried books. It doesn't work breaking the cycle of exercises to read something.

    I for one, welcome my Japanese fitness instructor overlords.

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    NevaNeva Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think WiiFit is going to be a win-win situation for all. Great for the that wouldn't normally exercise, and great for me to watch the people that don't normally exercise use this. Unless you are a fitness trainer, you're going to look pretty hilarious on this thing, specially if you're in the average physical shape as most people who talk about WiiFit on video game forums.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You're going to watch unhealthy people exercise for entertainment?



    I'd rather, you know, watch TV, play video games, or watch porn.

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    NevaNeva Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You're going to watch unhealthy people exercise for entertainment?



    I'd rather, you know, watch TV, play video games, or watch porn.

    I'm going to watch unhealthy people exercise on a device that adds to making them look silly. Not sure why you would think I would turn into some 24/7 hobby though.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    scootch wrote: »
    I wouldn't worry too much about any civil suit or anything. it's not like konami had droves of people lining up to sue them for DDR.

    I say it's a great new thing to draw more of that casual crowd that nintendo wants so much.

    Konami should have been sued for MGS2 though

    Fucking Raiden

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    AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    I hope this pad is used in Mario Kart for gas and brake pedals.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    People are looking at this way too literally. There's more to Wii Fit than just calories burned (even though you will definitely burn calories while using it). Look at the exercises they show in the video. There's balancing, stretching, pushups. It's a combination of cardio, anarobic, and yoga-style exercises. Yeah, you would definitely lose more weight by running for an hour - but is that what WiiFit is trying to replace? No.

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    I hope this pad is used in Mario Kart for gas and brake pedals.

    :^: Best fucking idea I've heard all day. Granted I just got up, but still.

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    MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You know I think some people are missing the point that Wii Fit is basically a low impact workout that stretches over time and tracks your progress. You'll get in shape but you'll never feel overworked and you can see your progress.

    Anyone can do it, and when you do it you can't really skimp. Also things like Yoga really work your body, especially your core which is important.

    And if any of you bothered to listen to IGN's podcast the trainers that were doing demonstrations said they could feel it afterward.

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm actually very excited that there is a yoga routine built into this. Waking up early and doing yoga makes you feel good for the entire fucking day.
    What excites me about this over an exercise DVD, is that it's more akin to a personal trainer. It knows what you're doing and when, you can't just do nothing.
    I've tried exercise videos, and they work great. Tae Bo kicks my ass better than Reggie could any day. But it's boring. Stopping is easy. Billy Blanks congratulates me when I'm not doing it, etc.
    I've tried books. It doesn't work breaking the cycle of exercises to read something.

    I for one, welcome my Japanese fitness instructor overlords.

    I agree, but I think it's worth making a clarification (for he sake of the pedants out there.)

    Essentially, Wii Fit is to excercize videos as a personal trainer is to going to the gym by yourself.

    Obviously Wii Fit is not the same as having an actual experienced human being specifically tailoring a plan for you, but it DOES have the advantage of adaptability with its VHS and DVD cousins lack.

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    NofrikinfuNNofrikinfuN Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    http://www.gamersyde.com/leech_4118_en.html

    I just saw this link over on GAF. Some pretty interesting stuff in there, including skiing, hula hooping, soccer goalie, and marble maze style games. I thought the charts showing your movement at the end of certain games was sort of interesting. Gave you some idea of what the controller is feeding the console when you're doing your thing.

    The balance board looks like a neat device. I hope to see it used in conjunction with the Wiimote sometime.

    As for the whole fitness gripe... Being actively involved in WiiFitness is likely to be more entertaining to most than your average workout at the gym. As such, it would be easy for a lot of otherwise inactive people to get up and move around a bit. Any time you convert time sitting on your ass to time moving around, the results will be positive, even if they aren't earth-shattering.

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    NofrikinfuNNofrikinfuN Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I just thought of something. I wonder how effectively the balance board would be able to track your stance for a golf swing? Used in conjunction with the Wiimote, you could feasibly have a near 1:1 player:avatar control scheme in a golf game. I'm sure there are plenty of golf fans out there who would simply love a golf sim with that kind of quality. (Those who aren't satisfied by the Wii Sports golf, that is.)

    The same thing could probably be said of all games on Wii Sports, in fact. There is a stance/footwork component to each sport, really. Maybe Wii Sports will have a sequel supporting the balance board? Time will tell, I suppose.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    As someone who doesn't exercise at all, if Wii Fit gets me exercising, then I think it's doing a pretty damn good job at something. Who gives a shit if it's not a proper gym routine? Neither are those stupid fucking exercise tapes, but it can't hurt.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    but it can't hurt.

    Dingdingdingdingdingiding!

    That's as well phrased as it can be.

    So what if 30 minutes on the WiiFit board keeping some phantom hula hoops spinning isn't equivalent to an hour and a half at the gym? More physical activity isn't a bad thing. How are people complaining about something that even if it does nothing other than gets someone off the couch to stand and move around even a little instead of sitting around all day doing nothing, is still more than just sitting around on a couch.

    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    WiiFit is excellent.

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    About two weeks and a mirror will correct this problem, if it exists.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.


    And if they're extremely unhealthy and unfit.... what makes you think that they'd be running? If they're unfit, they're probably not exercising.

    So you're saying that there's going to be a mass of people who normally exercise, but not enough that they actually do anything worthwhile exercise-wise, and also eat unhealthily, to whom the Wiifits structured exercise and tracking of progress over time is going to be a detriment too, because instead of doing what apparently is a completely ineffectual exercise routine and eating poorly, they'll be doing a completely ineffectual exercise routine and eating poorly? Even then, it's a lateral move. Those who care about fitness will probably know that the WiiFit won't be equivalent to a full workout at the gym, and will use it as a supplement. Those who don't probably won't be doing full workouts at the gym, and will at least be getting some form of exercise.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

    I don't know why you've connected Wii Fit with diet scams and gimmicks surrounding changing your lifestyle without actually changing your lifestyle, but I think that you're being irrational and jumping to ludicrous conclusions for doing so.

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    DigDug2000DigDug2000 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.
    Or maybe they'll do this in addition to running and making some dietary changes. And then maybe they'll be even healthier than the all the running dieters out there before them. That is, until they start WiiFitting, running, and dieting so much that they do it to unhealthy levels. Then they'll probably start investing heavily in steroids and crazy "natural" vitamin supplements too. Pretty soon we're going to have a world full of:

    A.) Fat people who think they're thin
    and
    B.) Roid ranging ultra fit, casual gaming mutants

    I'm not sure which is worse, but I am certain that WiiFit will lead to the complete destruction of our previously fat, but non-mutant, society.

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    NofrikinfuNNofrikinfuN Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

    Most people find the activities you suggested boring and/or difficult. The accessibility, the ease of use and the entertainment value of WiiFit make it a much more palatable alternative to actual fitness or diet. It won't be anywhere near as effective, sure, but it will get some people to be more active, if only a little more.

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

    I don't know why you've connected Wii Fit with diet scams and gimmicks surrounding changing your lifestyle without actually changing your lifestyle, but I think that you're being irrational and jumping to ludicrous conclusions for doing so.

    I think you're missing my point so I'm going to put it as simply as possible.

    Unfit individual realizes that they'd better get in shape. At this point there is a divergence in my hypothetical s.

    Scenario a) Unfit individual decides to take up diet/running/home exercise routine. This has a real impact upon their health.

    Scenario b) Unfit individual decides to use Wiifit every day, they can combine games and exercise! This has little real impact upon their health as it does not appear to be serious solid exercise.

    I do not propose that this will happen in large numbers, but I believe it will occur.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

    I don't know why you've connected Wii Fit with diet scams and gimmicks surrounding changing your lifestyle without actually changing your lifestyle, but I think that you're being irrational and jumping to ludicrous conclusions for doing so.

    I think you're missing my point so I'm going to put it as simply as possible.

    Unfit individual realizes that they'd better get in shape. At this point there is a divergence in my hypothetical s.

    Scenario a) Unfit individual decides to take up diet/running/home exercise routine. This has a real impact upon their health.

    Scenario b) Unfit individual decides to use Wiifit every day, they can combine games and exercise! This has little real impact upon their health as it does not appear to be serious solid exercise.

    I do not propose that this will happen in large numbers, but I believe it will occur.



    And then WiiFit tells them that they've made no progress, or they look in the mirror, and they notice that they've made no progress, and then they take up diet/exercise.

    Oh, and by the way.... this still isn't bad. This is lack of good. Though not really because they are still doing something, and if they have fun doing it, they're more likely to do other things too.

    So what's wrong with WiiFit? Someone's fat for another month that they would've started to lose weight in if they had the willpower to exercise and diet enough which they have suddenly gotten despite a life previously spend not doing those things, and having fun while doing it, and are still getting more motion?

    Yeah, I can see why that's terrible. Good point.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    What's the worst that WiiFit can do? Slightly more than nothing? That's still more than nothing.

    Convince the extremely unfit and unhealthy that there as long as they spend half an hour each day playing this there'll be okay and won't need to do any other exercise?

    You prefer that they don't spend half an hour a day doing it and instead just don't do any other exercise? If they're extremely unfit and unhealthy, then I doubt that they're going to the gym daily to stay in shape. So they're moving up, even if it doesn't actually help.

    Well they could well do this instead of something constructive such as running or making some dietary changes. I don't see it being an exactly common occurrence but I guarantee it will occur.

    I don't know why you've connected Wii Fit with diet scams and gimmicks surrounding changing your lifestyle without actually changing your lifestyle, but I think that you're being irrational and jumping to ludicrous conclusions for doing so.

    I think you're missing my point so I'm going to put it as simply as possible.

    Unfit individual realizes that they'd better get in shape. At this point there is a divergence in my hypothetical s.

    Scenario a) Unfit individual decides to take up diet/running/home exercise routine. This has a real impact upon their health.

    Scenario b) Unfit individual decides to use Wiifit every day, they can combine games and exercise! This has little real impact upon their health as it does not appear to be serious solid exercise.

    I do not propose that this will happen in large numbers, but I believe it will occur.

    Ok. Now explain how this is a problem.

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    KatoKato Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I have a question and this could cause some real problems for some of us....

    But every video I have seen shows the board on a hard, flat surface. Now, most of us don't have hardwood floors or a stage or something to put the board on. We have carpet. Some of us have shag carpet and some have short carpet. But no matter what it is, it's still carpet and it's going to give to some push of your weight on the board.

    How much is that going to be a problem or have they said that it won't for sure? I haven't read this whole thread so please excuse me if that has already been brought up or not.

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Ok. Now explain how this is a problem.

    People who would otherwise be getting help and improvement are not?

    It's pretty much the same reason why telling people with depression that self will can cure it, they just need to focus real hard is wrong. Yes it's probably better then doing nothing. It is, however, not a patch on getting real medical treatment but it persuades those involved that they don't really need to do anything further. A mental placebo if you will.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Kato wrote: »
    I have a question and this could cause some real problems for some of us....

    But every video I have seen shows the board on a hard, flat surface. Now, most of us don't have hardwood floors or a stage or something to put the board on. We have carpet. Some of us have shag carpet and some have short carpet. But no matter what it is, it's still carpet and it's going to give to some push of your weight on the board.

    How much is that going to be a problem or have they said that it won't for sure? I haven't read this whole thread so please excuse me if that has already been brought up or not.

    They haven't said specifically I don't think.. but if it is a problem, you can I'm sure find something around your house to place it under the WiiFit board.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Ok. Now explain how this is a problem.

    People who would otherwise be getting help and improvement are not?

    It's pretty much the same reason why telling people with depression that self will can cure it, they just need to focus real hard is wrong. Yes it's probably better then doing nothing. It is, however, not a patch on getting real medical treatment but it persuades those involved that they don't really need to do anything further. A mental placebo if you will.


    I think "otherwise be getting help and improvement" is a totally irrational leap. I find it highly specious to think that someone seriously considering a gym membership and the associated routine of attendance would change their mind due to Wii Fit.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    Ok. Now explain how this is a problem.

    People who would otherwise be getting help and improvement are not?

    It's pretty much the same reason why telling people with depression that self will can cure it, they just need to focus real hard is wrong. Yes it's probably better then doing nothing. It is, however, not a patch on getting real medical treatment but it persuades those involved that they don't really need to do anything further. A mental placebo if you will.


    I think "otherwise be getting help and improvement" is a totally irrational leap. I find it highly specious to think that someone seriously considering a gym membership and the associated routine of attendance would change their mind due to Wii Fit.

    Not only would they need to be seriously considering a gym membership, but the people who would be in this situation would be unhealthy, if they're not already eating right and getting exercise. So we're talking about someone who doesn't exercise or eat right, who suddenly decides that they'll get a gym membership, and the associated routine of attendance who has not been doing anything before... which makes them even less likely to continue going to the gym, especially if they're the kind that would want immediate results, such as could be expected by someone saying "You know what? I'm going to get fit now. Gym membership and dieting! Starting today!" and they would need to still be lazy enough that they'll see WiiFit and say "Well, this will be just as good as real exercise but I won't need to go to the gym". So we're talking about someone who is too lazy to go to the gym because of a video game... and assuming that they'd be going to the gym if it wasn't for WiiFit? I doubt it.

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    Anti-SeanAnti-Sean Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    I think you're missing my point so I'm going to put it as simply as possible.

    Unfit individual realizes that they'd better get in shape. At this point there is a divergence in my hypothetical s.

    Scenario a) Unfit individual decides to take up diet/running/home exercise routine. This has a real impact upon their health.

    Scenario b) Unfit individual decides to use Wiifit every day, they can combine games and exercise! This has little real impact upon their health as it does not appear to be serious solid exercise.

    I do not propose that this will happen in large numbers, but I believe it will occur.

    The assumption seems to be that scenario b presents a dead end. It certainly will be for some, but for a subset of individuals who choose it, it may instead turn out to be a gateway drug that leads them to scenario a. "Wow, I've had a lot of fun using Wii Fit lately; I've seen a little but of improvement, but now I want more. Maybe I'll ride a bike/go for a run/see what the gym is like now." I don't know how large or small that subset of users will be, but WiiFit definitely has the *potential* to inspire people to use it as a stepping stone in the direction of better overall health.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think this discussion is missing something critical.

    We don't know yet how effective an exercise program Wii Fit will offer.

    It could very well be crap. Or it could actually offer routines that genuinely impress health professionals, and allow the motivated to get into shape.

    Sure, someone could buy this and then blow it off. But that's no different from a person who gets a gym membership and never goes.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    I think this discussion is missing something critical.

    We don't know yet how effective an exercise program Wii Fit will offer.

    It could very well be crap. Or it could actually offer routines that genuinely impress health professionals, and allow the motivated to get into shape.

    Sure, someone could buy this and then blow it off. But that's no different from a person who gets a gym membership and never goes.

    Even assuming that it's crap... it's still getting up and moving.

    Hell, I played fucking WiiSports yesterday because it was raining and my backup car is broken which left me with my Motorcycle, which is not worth driving in a thunderstorm for a good workout...

    It's not designed to be an exercise program, but dammit I worked up a sweat after an hour of WiiBoxing. Sure, it wasn't as good as exercising, but it was a hell of a lot more active than if I had played CoH.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    If nothing else, I'd think WiiFit is likely to demonstrate to a large number of lazy fuckers (including myself) that perhaps a little exercise isn't so bad, and, imo, is more likely to inspire people to actually do something about their fitness level, rather than decide "Ok, this is good enough".

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    MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Why is this "it's not exercise" argument continuing? Fitness trainers who demoed it say otherwise, and if you looked at IGN videos of Jessica Chobot doing the hula (hot btw) she says something very interesting, namely that it "really got her heart pumping" and was probably "the most excercise she'd done in 10 years".

    And perhaps you didn't know but a small amount of cardio mixed with some stretches and light weights is generally enough to tone and lose weight over a period of time. You aren't going to just suddenly drop 20 pounds, but over time it will add up.

    So in other words, even step exercises can be enough..... oh wait, Wii Fit has that too! :o

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    thunderclumpthunderclump Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think someone would benefit more from proper maths tutoring than from playing Brain Age. They should take that shit off the market.

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    Strange AttractorStrange Attractor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    If this thing can accurately measure your BMI I'll buy it just for that. I lost about 40 pounds in the last couple years and I'm not done yet. Since I'm lifting at the same time I want to know exactly how much fat I've lost and weight alone won't tell you that.

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    BMI is a pretty shit measurement though.

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