Wii Fit

Nintendo Slays Patent Troll

Let us begin with a review: In the original lawsuit, Interaction Laboratories (IA Labs) claimed Nintendo infringed its patents through technology in the Nintendo Wii, Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, the Wii Balance Board, Wii Remote, Wii Wheel, Wii MotionPlus, Wii Nunchuck and Wii Zapper. IA Labs lost that lawsuit in 2012 and, after a failed appeal in trial court, was ordered to pay Nintendo’s legal ...

Wii Fit U Announced for eShop Download

Today, Nintendo announced Wii U will be able to download Wii Fit U free for one month. The only requirements?  You only need a Wii Balance Board and broadband Internet connection.   The company goes a bit farther with the offer too. See, gamers can download Wii Fit U from eShop between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.  You can play the full game for one month. Then all you need to do is buy ...

Nintendo news round-up

Yippee-kai-yay, Mario lovers. – Following the news that Wii Fit helped a UK mom of two overcome her Parkinson’s symptoms, Wii Fit makes news again as playing it helped another British mom of two recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s. ( DailyMail ) – Iwata asks, laughs, and reveals more juicy details about the 3DS, such as its 3D camera capabilities, StreetPass, SD card stor...

Wii Fit helps UK woman fight symptoms of Parkinson’s

Ever since the release of the Wii, we’ve heard one story after another about the system’s wide range of health benefits. Fans rave about the weight loss, physical therapy, stroke recovery, and other forms of Wii-habilitation made possible through the system. Gamers in general have also enjoyed improved eyesight, increased brain power and better multitasking abilities. The Wii has even ...

Wii Fit Plus – E3 2009 Trailer

Coming Fall 2009. Bundled with the Wii Balance Board, or sold as seperate software.

Rumor: Wii Fit “Plus” Sequel in Fall, Wii Sports Resort and Motion Plus on the way in Summer

GoNintendo is reporting rumored release dates on Wii Motion Plus, Wii Sports Resort, and something called “Wii Fit Plus” for July and November, respectively.  The tip comes by way of GoNintendo reader Maxemillian_X, who snapped a covert shot of an upcoming release list in an Amsterdam game shop.  We already knew Motion Plus and Wii Sports Resort was on it’s way – and July...

Rant – Wii Balance Board support…wha?

Just a quick thought that I ignited earlier today…Where the snap are the Wii Balance Board titles?! Let me rephrase that…Where the snap are the GOOD Wii Balance Board titles? As we approach the feet-laden peripheral’s one year anniversary (May) you might begin to wonder, like I did, why we haven’t seen all that strong developer support “promised” by Nintendo. Su...

Evergreen gaming, defined

Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, depending on what you know about Nintendo strategy these days, Wii Fit exploded last week to the tune of 300,000 units sold. Failed New Year’s resolutions waiting to happen? Gift card bonanza? As far as Nintendo is concerned, they could care less as long as this thing (and the rest of its software) continues to defy the traditional video game sales model.

WiiMote weight accesory for WiiFit

Ever feel like you are not getting enough out of your various Wii Fit exercises? Those various yogas mini games not burning enough calories. Heading those soccer balls not working your sides enough. Ever wanted to add some various weight training to your regiment? Apparently Riiflex thought that way and decided to release an accessory that adds some weight to your WiiMote. You can get either a 2lb...

Top 10 Things That Annoy Me About the Wii

Over the past two years the Wii, and by extension Nintendo, has enjoyed immense success. Massive sales, new avenues of consumer adoption, grannies boxing grannies, and soccer moms getting fit on a video game controller–it’s all here, and the impact is undeniable. Why then, I ask, am I still so annoyed with this amazing machine? Before I jump headfirst into flame land, however, hereR...

Shaun White Snowboarding to use Wii Balance Board

The curious-sounding Kombo has the scoop: During Ubidays 2008, Ubisoft revealed that its upcoming snowboarder, Shaun White Snowboarding, will be coming to Nintendo Wii. More exciting, the publisher revealed that the game will support Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board. Although members of the press were not allowed to play the game at the event, an Ubisoft representative was on hand to demo the se...

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 ...