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Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Back when Nintendo started manufacturing playing cards 125 years ago, its creators could hardly have imagined the size the company would have achieved here in our present. As many things have changed since the company arrived, inside the gaming industry as well as without, Nintendo has suggested today that they’ll be initiating a new business that will further address their expanded definition of entertainment.

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Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a Wii Fit U free trial will kick off in November.

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Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Ever since we first heard of systems like the Wii and the Xbox 360 Kinect, we though gosh, that'd be awesome to utilize for exercise games. Imagine that, this is exactly what happened. But here's the thing: development is slow if you compare the exercise game ecosystem with games of basically every other type. There's been some games for the Wii Balance Board, the Wii Fit has seen some action, but what about Xbox 360's Kinect? How about the PlayStation Move? Is it just that gamers simply do not want to use their gaming systems to do work? Zumba Fitness isn't the first game in history to make dancing and therefore exercise an enjoyable activity, but it's certainly the most interesting to your humble narrator's eyes in the past few weeks, that's for sure.

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Wii Fit Plus now available

Wii Fit Plus now available

Yesterday marked the official launch of Wii Fit Plus. The original Wii Fit sat at the top of many game charts for a long time and the systems were very hard to find in stores. Wii Fit Plus is likely to be one of the most popular Wii titles for the holiday season.

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Signed Balance Board hits eBay

Signed Balance Board hits eBay

There were stories floating around that one guy had managed to spot the Wii Fit Girl in a store then also got an autograph. Well he posted it on eBay to try to get some extra dough out of it.

Nintendo Wii Fit US launch: Video Unboxing & First Impressions

Nintendo Wii Fit US launch: Video Unboxing & First Impressions

Nintendo's Wii Fit has finally launched in the US today, and we practically snatched it from the hands of the mailman (he's pretty used to it) to shoot a video unboxing for you.  We'll be attempting to recover our sense of balance and put the innovative controller through its paces for a review later, but hands-on first impressions are good.  Rated for up to 300lbs, the Wii Fit may be plastic but it feels sturdy and reassuring and the four non-slip feet are promising for use on wooden floors.

Check out the Wii Fit unboxing video after the cut

Europe set to get Wii Fit a month before the US

Europe set to get Wii Fit a month before the US

I've said for some time that I feel bad for gamers that don't live in either the US or Japan. It seems like every other part of the world get shafted when it comes to game launches. However, it looks like Europe is actually going to get something before we do. They'll be getting the Wii Fit almost a month before the US.

Nintendo admits Wii Fit isn’t supposed to make you fit

Nintendo admits Wii Fit isn’t supposed to make you fit

I've always thought that naming a product has to be the easiest job in the world, as the name often reflects the purpose which the product serves. Take the Clapper, which works by clapping, or a doorstop which just happens to stop a door. So taking these into consideration, what do you think the Wii Fit is supposed to do? If you guessed “make you fit,” you're wrong.

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