You might have heard the horror story about the Korean guy who keeled over after a non-stop 50 hour marathon game session. That’s an extreme example of the unhealthy state tat avid gamers can get into, but needless to say, the reputation that video gaming can be unhealthy isn’t unwarranted.
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That’s why I like the idea of the Nintendo WII. It requires actual physical action from you “in order to make the appropriate movement required, the player has to move his/her corresponding body part. So, partake in a game of tennis on the WII, and you”ll be on your feet, backhanding and fore-handing your afternoon away. No longer will you just be exercising your thumbs and straining your eyes. One friend actually spoke of feeling like he”d just run a mile after a session on the WII.
Of course, most people don’t look at it that way. The WII has gotten even non gamers involved in the gamer world just because it’s so much fun. And for those who might otherwise be intimidated or just too plain lazy to put on a pair of sneakers and head to the tennis courts, they can do it in the comfort of their air-conditioned pad. Hey, at least they”ll be getting some exercise in as well.