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Another for the Wishlist: Wii Fitness Console

So this is not really what I intended to update after my 'outburst' in yesterday's entry but as I was going through some news in the web, since I don't really read the newspapers, I found some people reviewing and commenting on this thingymabob:

Wii Fit - The new age fitness gaming console by Nintendo

Right, so I am sure some of you might be saying, "Where the hell have you been?" but in my defense I'm not a gamer. Haven't been one since I was 11 when the only gaming console I got was the Micro Genius at age 8. And then Sega happened and from then on, I was totally out of touch from the gaming world. That is why I don't get goo-goo, ga-ga over PS2s or 3s or whatever. But it doesn't mean I can't jump on the bandwagon now, right?

So anyways, I looked through at what exactly this Wii thing is all about. Apparently it started out with just the hand-handled remote to play games with. Kinda like virtual reality cause you can play "sports" like tennis, golf, boxing by just holding on to the remote and mimicking the moves. Then it evolved to introduce the fitness side of gaming. So they added the balance board with the console and the games are more centred on exercising per se. Almost like having a personal trainer in your own living room.

Now, some might go, "didn't they come up with this concept already back when VCRs were still in use?" Yes, we had aerobics in our living rooms; Jane Fonda came, Paula Abdul was there; and then we had pilates and yoga instructors coming along. But the difference is that the balance board does the progress tracking for you. So you save time and effort on manually monitoring your progess. Once you're on the balance board, Wii can get your stats recorded and you could save your profile for it to report on your progress. And when you actually do the exercise moves, it could detect whatever you're doing right or wrong and "comment" on them too.

And if some of you are like me, I don't like to have someone over my shoulder constantly to see my weight and actually forciing me to do exercises that I do not like. Yes, a little motivation could be good, but I like to do my exercises quite alone without an audience so that I won't have to embarrass myself.

But of course, I don't want to just play the exercising game. I'd want some of the sports and other games play-able on the Wii. So my research will continue upon me finding a shop that actually sells Wii.

Anyways, what I'm getting at is, if I could get something for myself the next time I can splurge, which is not so often these days, I'd wanna check Wii out and get it. Yay!!


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