Balance Board

Review: Wii Fit works out

Bob was a big guy. Manly. Six foot four and full of muscles, or so the song goes. He doesn’t really “get” what Nintendo is trying to do with the whole “Blue Ocean” strategy. He owns a Wii, though, and has enjoyed it so far. When he saw the shrinking stack of WiiFit boxes at a local retailer Wednesday, he plunked down some money to buy one. Bob and I got to talking at ...

Hudson: Control Tetris with your feet using Wii Balance Board

From Siliconera this morning comes word that Hudson’s upcoming online Tetris title could have a very interesting new feature. Will Tetris for WiiWare have any new features other than Mii support or online play? Maybe drag and drop play like Dr. Mario & Virus Busters? It features a number of new rules and items. Currently, we’re tossing around the idea of using the Balance Board. The ga...

Wii Fit – The path to fitness begins with a single step

Well, in case David’s New Game Get for this week was somehow missed by your prying eyes, Nintendo wants you to know that this week is Wii Fit week (and maybe Star Soldier R, I’m not sure yet). I’ll be stepping up to do a little review of this game changer a little bit later, so watch out for that (sorry, I don’t do before and after’s because perfection can’t be ...

Expert ‘aghast’ at idea of Wii Fit for kids

Video games just can’t win. First, it was violence. Then, sex. And today? It seems as though one expert believes Wii Fit will kill it some young kids something fierce. Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum is calling for children to be banned from Wii Fit. I’m absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat… BMI is far from perfect but with children it simply should n...

Rayman Raving Rabbids 3 Teaser

Throwing in Balance Board support with a waggle fest should make for some hilarious stuff. Question: When will Rayman be taken out of the title?

The Wii Fit Balance Board is a console

“I have an idea for an Infendo post you should do…” — Sean Malstrom And so began this simple post on an extraordinary idea. Perhaps a bit crazy too, but then again all disruptive technologies are labeled as such before they’re accepted en masse. The idea? That the Balance Board packaged with Wii Fit isn’t an accessory at all. It’s a console, just the like ...

Miyamoto to gamers: Go outside! (and online Wii Fit is coming soon)

Nintendo guru Shigeru Miyamoto realizes there are parallels to be drawn between Wii Fit and real, live actual exercise, so he wants to make sure you understand that there’s no substitute for going outside and “moving around.” “Spending too long, staying in and playing any video game is not good,” said Miyamoto. “I always tell my children to get out on a sunny day and I, mys...

So I bought Wii Fit today

Today I went ahead and took advantage of a $5 credit on my Amazon account — as well as the lack of sales tax on Internet transactions and Free Super Saver shipping — and pre-ordered Wii Fit. All the signs and portents say this thing is going to be huge, and I didn’t want to miss out while my neighbors, parents and sisters got their fitness on without me. Some game-related reporti...

Namco reveals We Ski, supports Balance Board

PRESS RELEASE – Step onto your Wii Balance Board™ or grab your Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ and hit the fresh powder as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced We Ski™, an exciting skiing game for WiiTM. Now up to four skiers can experience the sweetest mountain runs in the comfort of their homes as We Ski’s highly responsive and intuitive controls take them down the slopes like n...

The most influential game blog endorses Wii Fit

From the hilariously entitled It’s Shocking, We’re Pissed, Wii Fit Sorta Works by Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku: The Balance Board games on Wii Fit actually are pretty great. If you can still stomach mini-games (ungh), then these games are entertaining and, in a way, more fulfilling than Wii Sports… When I saw Wii Fit at E3 last year, I hated it. Really, really hated it. And when I bo...

Namco working on unannounced Balance Board game for Wii

Namco is showing off a new balance board game this week behind closed doors to various gaming media, says an industry contact of mine, who will be previewing the title this Friday. I have no idea what type of game it is, but at least we know the name of one publisher making games for the new peripheral. Last week at the Game Developers Conference, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime said, “T...

Wii Fit hits 1 million in Japan

Breaking news straight from Nikkei (An official Japanese business news source) confirmed through Nintendo that Wii Fit has hit the one million sales mark as of January 6th, 2008. Having only launched a little over a month ago, (Dec. 1st) this stands as quite an accomplishment. Who knew the Japanese were so into gaming fitness. This number is even more impressive when compared to Wii Sports (sold s...