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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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Microsoft is the Gaming Business’ New King

Microsoft is the Gaming Business’ New King

When I look around the gaming industry right now, it’s tough to find any single company that really “gets” it. Nintendo has the Wii, which was performing well for quite some time, but that device’s popularity has started to wane. And the 3DS has pretty much disappointed everyone from Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata to his company’s most ardent supporters.

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Nintendo Wii makeover: Streamlined style but no GameCube support

Nintendo Wii makeover: Streamlined style but no GameCube support

Nintendo is readying a new version of the Wii, featuring a streamlined design intended to be placed horizontally rather than vertically, and with a new, lower price. Confirmed so far for the UK market, and expected to go on sale in time for the holiday shopping season, the updated Wii will be released as part of a new value bundle complete with Wii Party and Wii Sports. However, while there's money to be saved, there's also a cost in terms of lost backward compatibility.

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LetterBomb hack for Nintendo Wii allows homebrew with System Menu 4.3

LetterBomb hack for Nintendo Wii allows homebrew with System Menu 4.3

Most of the talk about Nintendo lately has been centered on how poorly the company has been performing financially of late. The Wii has seen sales decline as well as sales of software decline making for some rough quarters. If you have a Wii and are looking for a way to get more use out of the console in the face of a rather boring game line up, a new system hack has surfaced that will allow you to run homebrew software.

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Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

When the Nintendo Wii launched, the future of motion gaming was in doubt. Some speculated that the console would die as soon as it launched, since they suspected gamers wouldn’t want to jump around to play titles. Others said that motion gaming was the future.

Now, several years later, it’s clear motion gaming did work, and looking ahead, it will seemingly play a key role in all Nintendo products.

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Nintendo unveils Wii Play: Motion and revamps Nintendo Download

Nintendo unveils Wii Play: Motion and revamps Nintendo Download

Nintendo is just coming off E3 where it unveiled some cool new stuff for gamers to look forward to. The gaming company has also announced a couple new things that will interest some gamers. One of the new items is a Wii Play: Motion game that also comes with the Wii Remote Plus controller. This is a follow up offering to the Wii Play that was around before Motion Plus debuted. The Wii Play: Motion will cost $49.99 and will include the controller and a game disc with 12 mini games.

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Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo just announced the 3DS will be available in new “Red Flare” on July 14, 2011. Aqua and Cosmo Black will still be available. A new software bundle was also announced for the Wii; it will include the console, the game Wii Sports Resort, the usual Wii controller, and a second controller in Aqua. The new Wii bundle will be available in white and black bundles, and is scheduled for release on the 23rd of June.

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Nintendo CEO comments on Wii U price; could coexist alongside Wii

Nintendo CEO comments on Wii U price; could coexist alongside Wii

Nintendo may not have priced the Wii U at its E3 2011 launch yesterday, but we should probably ready our wallets for something more expensive than the first-gen Wii if Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's recently comments are anything to go on. He told the Nikkei that he did not think Nintendo could charge the same as it currently does for the Wii, and hinted that the two consoles could well co-exist for some time.

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