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A Nintendo Wii Videogame Helped Me Lose Weight

When I decided a few years back to lose a couple of pounds, I turned to my cousin who said he had dropped 20 pounds in two months and had a great time doing so. He said he had bought a Nintendo Wii and started playing some of the games the system offered.

One Nintendo Wii videogame in particular proved to be the most valuable when it came to my weight loss goals, and it was the same one he had started with when he was trying to lose weight ó the Wii Fit videogame.

Essentially, it comes with a balance board feature that determines a person’s body mass index and Wii Fit age. The goal of the game is basically to get into better shape through about 40 different exercises that help you to burn calories and lose weight but are also fun to do.

When I first heard about the idea of becoming fit from a Nintendo Wii videogame, I was very skeptical. I had always felt that exercise involved going to the gym or running around the block. If you were not doing something grueling and sweating profusely, it didn’t seem like you were really getting the workout you needed.

What I soon discovered, however, was that I was losing weight and getting healthier, and I actually looked forward to playing the game. You have a variety of activities that you can do, which are divided into four categories: strength training, aerobics, yoga, and balance games. It never gets dull, because there are so many activities from which to choose.

Another great feature about this particular Nintendo Wii videogame is that it allows other people to compete with you. We actually set the game up to where my wife and children all play together, get a great work out in and have a ball in the process.

I really couldn’t ask for more, because I am losing weight, getting into better shape, providing a good example for my children and having a great time in the process. I have even found that my children will invite their friends over to play, and they have a lot of fun. To them, it is not exercise; they are just having a good time playing a video game with their friends.

I honestly never thought that a Nintendo Wii videogame would change my life to such a degree as Wii Fit has, but I can honestly say that I am in much better shape than when I first bought it. I’ve lost 30 pounds and have more energy, and can say with complete certainty that it was one of the best purchases I have ever made.

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The New Standard for Portable Video Games Nintendo DS i XL!

In the video game industry, Microsoft and Sony are the establishment, and Nintendo has always been the cheeky little upstart. Whatever everyone else does, Nintendo knows it can’t compete with them on their terms. It can only play defensive; when they up the ante in ever more powerful gaming systems with ultra-realistic graphics – Nintendo responds by making something like the Wii that is so entertaining to use in the way it mimics your body’s motions, you scarcely notice that it produces images that look like cave drawings next to what the PlayStation 3 can do.

With people playing their video games on their iPhone now, Sony and everyone else has been trying to compress their pocket machines into ever smaller sizes.

And what does Nintendo do? They come out with a hefty pocket device, the Nintendo  DS i XL. The video games Nintendo  DS i XL devices play, from the Super Mario Galaxy to Prince of Persia, not to mention crossword puzzles and Sudoku, have been out in Japan for quite a while

The Nintendo DS i XL is about the size of an airport paperback. It folds open and shut like a book, and each side on the inside, has its own screen – each one about 4 inches across. So why on earth did they intend to go the opposite direction when everyone else was trying to go smaller and more compact?

It’s like that Jay Leno bit on the Late Night show once about a cell phone they were making so small, you could probably suck it in as you breathed.  Things are only useful when smaller, when they are actually usable. Many of the video games Nintendo DS i XL devices are meant to play, are actually more sedate ones like crosswords, that seniors love to play at their old-age homes.

But even still, a big part, some would say the biggest part, of Nintendo’s market is with the tweens. Wouldn’t they like something much sleeker and smaller?

Well, that’s until you actually look at those screens (remember, it has two). More gorgeous screens you never saw on a handheld player, and the size of them is pretty awesome too.

Playing grand 3-D graphics-endowed video games Nintendo DS i XL gaming machine truly excel. The 2-D games were actually designed for smaller screens, so they happen to look a bit blocky on these larger screens, but who’s complaining?

And for people who are tired of aiming for the exact spot on a tiny touchscreen, these large ones seem positively playground-like.

When you buy it, when it is released later this year, right out of the box, you get a free dictionary, a couple of little games, and a web browser. Any time you put a web browser on a device, it’s going to sell, and when it has screens like this, it couldn’t lose. The rub is of course, in the price – it costs $200.

But all the same, for seniors’ activities or video games Nintendo DS I XL gamers are an unstoppable force; and this year, will belong to them.

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