WiiFit...Exercise + Game = Sure Fire Hit!

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  1. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    Launch:
    Japan: AVAILABLE (8800 yen ~$80)
    US: Early 2008
    Europe: Early 2008

    The game has just launched in Japan and info is coming in. The Japanese site is up and Gametrailers is rocking tons of videos. The E3 site for the US can be found here.

    Some impressions from Japan:

    It looks like the breakdown is 9 exercises per category except yoga which has 30.

    VIDEOS:

    New user videos:
    Soccer (Picture-in-picture with the user)
    Ski Jump (Picture-in-picture with the user)
    Setup
    Ski Jump
    Tightrope

    Trailers:
    Extended Trailer
    Snowboarding
    Jogging
    Balancing
    Hula Hooping
    Ski Jump
    Soccer
    Aerobics

    PICTURES:

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    PREVIEWS:

    1UP: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cI...2&sec=PREVIEWS
    IGN: http://wii.ign.com/articles/815/815453p1.html
    Gamspot: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/w...&mode=previews
    EuroGamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=81819

    THE GOODS:

    Unboxing video

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    Wikipedia wrote:
    The board is wireless and contains multiple pressure sensors that are used to measure the user's center of mass and body mass index. In an interview conducted by gaming web site IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that the Balance Board's ability to measure weight is probably more accurate than that of a typical bathroom scale.

    The weight limit for the Japanese board is 136 kg (~300lbs) however Nintendo has mentioned releasing an "American-sized" board for us fatties.

    WiiFit Channel:

    Apparently WiiFit will also feature it's own channel, allowing you to look at family stats without loading the game. Small feature, but it's there.

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    Launch Photos (consisting of soccer moms and nursing home staff):
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    Personally, I want this game badly now. It just looks too fun and seems to be actually worthwhile fitness wise. :(
     
  2. Roughneck Registered

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    hmmmmm I was wondeing about the weight limit.....300lbs will do me fine.......cutting it close though.. (actually I'm down to 265)

    Anyway, I'll likely get this anyway....I'll get a discount through work...plus it seems to be another chapter in the Wii Sports vein...which is always good.....

    And the hitler thing really intrigues me.
     
  3. TNC9852002 Banned User

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    Awesome!...

    -TNC
     
  4. Super Kal Proud Conservative

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    this looks awesome... I'm gonna get it :up:
     
  5. Sugarculted Registered

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    At first, Wii Fit didn't interest me...but since viewing the previews, I might get one.

    I won't be using it in front of many others though. I'm not fat, I'm just not fit...

    Well, can't see many gyms being used as often!
     
  6. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    I used to go to gym, but now with work & family, I simply don't have the time. It'd be nice to get some exercise at home and have fun at the same time.
     
  7. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    Wii Folder has been doing some extensive videos on the different aspects of WiiFit. To be honest I couldn't be more excited about this game, since I agree with Raiden, I have work and a family, plus other responsibilities, so I don't make the gym that often. This is going to be a major piece of equipment I use to keep an excercise regimen going, plus it looks fun.

    Here you go:

    Balance games part 1:
    http://revver.com/video/514734/wii-fit-balance-games-video-tour-1/

    Balance games part 2:
    http://revver.com/video/518340/wii-fit-balance-games-video-tour-2/

    Muscle Strength and aerobics excercises:
    http://revver.com/video/530674/wii-fit-muscle-strength-video-tour/

    Yoga excercises:
    http://revver.com/video/577474/wii-fit-yoga-video-tour/


    I honestly can't wait. These are some great videos and give a bunch of info on how the system works for WiiFit. :up: :woot:
     
  8. rashad Hype Board Junkie

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    Already sold over 1 million in Japan. :)
     
  9. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    after seeing the videos I have decided that I am definatly gonna get this
     
  10. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    It comes out on May 19, price TBA but will be under $100.

    Reggie told IGN that 10 games are in development that will use the Wii Balance Board!
     
  11. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    May 19? Awesome. :up: Between Wii Fit, Brawl, and Mario Kart, 2008 seems to shape up to be a good year for Wii.
     
  12. WompuM Esquire

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    Right around my B-day. Perfect.
     
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  14. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    Who knows...I think it looks fun, and my wife and daughter both want it.

    Heck I already have that Boom Blox, and Mario Kart pre-ordered. :up:
     
  15. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    $90 brand new games cost almost that in the u.k anyway ill be getting this not just for wiifit but also for we ski which looks amazing
     
  16. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    I actually find it funny that people grip about paying extra money for a casual game with a major peripheral included, then at the same time drop as much on Guitar Hero...which is pretty much the same thing, a casual game that you pay extra for because of the peripheral that comes with it.
     
  17. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    ye but the guitar hero peripheral is only useful for that one game, the balance board will be for more....its use in we ski looks amazing
     
  18. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    On top of that, both Nintendo and third parties have mentioned several titles that will be making use of the Balance Board. Heck, even Square said they are looking into using it.
     
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    IGN had a great article about this game and alot of gaming experts are saying.. this is the game to beat this year. i cant wait to play this now.....go on www.ign.com for all that gaming info... they have video of people playing it too...... that is what sold me and makes me want it more n more, the more i hear about it
     
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    Looks and sounds pretty interesting and a nice addition to anyone's workout plan/routine.
     
  21. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Yeah, this is what makes this board worthy to spend $90 on.
     
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    hmmmm should be cool

    i would like to further tone down my ~145 body
     
  23. ~†~§iX~†~ Justified Egomaniac

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    Got it this morning, and had about an hours worth of playing time on it so far. It is really good, despite a few bugs with the board. Don't get me wrong, it works just fine, but as the game heavily relies on centre of gravity for most readings, the results can be a little interesting. For instance, when begining and setting up my profile my weight came in at 13st. As I don't own a set of scales, I couldn't be sure, but I knew that the I would weigh moe than the last time I was weighed (11 stone) but this surprised me. However, after 54 minutes of excercise time, the body test told me I had lost 3lbs (I have a high metabolism but that is ridiculous!).

    I found some things to be easy to do, and others really hard and I think that is what most people are going to be like when they first start. It all depends on your own indivdual strengths and weakness. As I have a slight limp and favour my right leg, the balance games are difficult for me, but the aerobics is a breeze. The muscle training and yoga I plan to get the most out of. It's nice that what is unlocked when you begin the game is a mixture of hard and easy excercises in both of these sections. You actually feel like you are accomplishing something right away. I am pleased with the game and board for the cost, but I couldn't give it a final rating until I see how it affects me in the long run!......
     
  24. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    DAMN!!!! i missed out on getting one by about 20 seconds, customer b4 got one...everywher else i went had sold out NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  25. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    I have mine pre-ordered. :up: :)
     

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