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Throwback Thursday - Wii Fit & the Dawn of the Exergame

Back in the day, if you or somebody you knew owned a Nintendo Wii, there’s a good chance you encountered Wii Fit at some stage. Released nearly nine years ago, the game sold over 22 million copies, meaning that 1 in 4 Wii owners have spent time jogging around a virtual park, pretending to ski or tightrope walk on the balance board, and generally avoiding that fateful  weigh-in on one of the first successful examples of an exergame. 700 more words

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Exergame Spotlight: Holopoint (VR)

We keep banging on about how Virtual Reality is going to revolutionise active gaming, but we haven’t actually looked deeper at a VR exergame yet. So today we’re delving arguably one of the most popular VR games out right now – and one that’s constantly being reported as an intense workout – the awesome archery game  255 more words

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Exergame Spotlight: Dance Games

That awkward family reunion just wouldn’t be complete without your hip uncle getting out his Twister set, or if he’s a little more modern, one of the many dance games that have stormed the console market over the past decade. 503 more words

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Addressing the Exercise Stigma

We’ve all made that decision to put off exercise until tomorrow, or maybe even the next day. It doesn’t seem like a massive deal at the time, but when we continually put it off, it can become a huge problem. 321 more words

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Exergame Spotlight: Pokémon GO - The Future of Active Gaming?

If any one game has taken the world by storm this year it’s the mobile game Pokémon GO. GO is a free, location-based augmented reality game that encourages players to roam around their local neighbourhoods searching for Pokémon, using the phone’s camera to virtually place the wild Pokémon into the real world. 297 more words

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