Saturday, June 28, 2008

Playing Video Game - a Healthy Therapy

Wii FitThe Wii Fit should not be used as a fitness machine, but as a tool to make us aware of our body says by Miyamoto because people pumping in $8.2 million to 12 research teams to study and discover if there could really be any medical benefits from playing video games.

However there is still another section that believes in the success of the Wii Fit and is introducing new titles with a healthy focus. The French game publisher Ubisoft's "Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking" is a fine example and will be out on Nintendo DS in November. Apparently, over 10 million smokers worldwide have turned to Allen Carr's Easyway books, clinics or DVD in order to stop smoking but now smokers wanting to quit can instead play 14 mini-games. The games, designed by Ubisoft's Quebec studio and Allen Carr's team, focus on why people smoke rather than why they shouldn't. Research shows that people absorb info better when they are actively and enjoyably engaged in a learning process. Ubisoft is also coming out with "My Weight Loss Coach" for Nintendo DS, this summer. This game comes with a pedometer that gamers can wear all day then plug into their DS to feed that data into a game.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Incredible Hulk (PS3)

The Incredible Hulk Based from the 2008 movie, the fury-fueled video game features key moments from the film, as well as additional plotlines and characters from The Incredible Hulk universe. Players crash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kung Fu Panda: The Game

Activision presents - Prepare for the awesomeness of the coolest panda ever

Based from the animated film KUNG FU PANDA by the Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures tells a story about a panda named PO who works in the noodle restaurant owned by his goose father Mr. Ping who is destined to become a Kung Fu Master.