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Nintendo to Revomote whiners: Go for a jog, morans! - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-11-27 14:58
  Subject:   Nintendo to Revomote whiners: Go for a jog, morans!
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It's Wii-Day+8 and gamers around the country are simultaneously discovering one thing: they're wildly out of shape. Yup, it seems that many gamers have gotten a bit more than they bargained for regarding how vigorous playing the Nintendo Wii is. One girl described it as "harder than playing basketball" while another complained of sore muscles. You know how Nintendo responded to these complaints?

Essentially, "work out more, fatsos." A Nintendo PR rep said, "If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more." Wow, how's that for motivation. You know you're out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym. The rep also said that the Wii is not Jenny Craig and should not be viewed as such. Ouch.


http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-entertainment/nintendo-says-you-need-to-be-in-shape-to-play-the-wii-217268.php


Funny, I don't remember anyone whining when Track & Field game for the original NES "power pad" came out. ;]
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2006-11-27 22:17 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
The controller should be able to carry additional weights for when you want a real workout.
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Ashfae
  User: ashfae
  Date: 2006-11-27 22:55 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I sold my power pad to Game Force just this summer. The guys were so impressed that I not only still had the thing, I still had the box. That was fun.
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Illyana Rasputin
  User: illyanarasputin
  Date: 2006-11-27 23:13 (UTC)
  Subject:   Geek point awarded
For mentioning the Nintendo Gamepad and Track and Field...
IT was always much less of a run and more of a stutter step with that game...
-illyana
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