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2009-02-06 16:20:00

Japanese police used the Mii feature on Nintendo's popular Wii gaming console to create a caricature of a hit-and-run suspect for posters. The police-created Mii, which resembles a young man with long brown hair and sunglasses, appears on a poster at the scene of a Kanagawa prefecture crash along with a picture of the type of car believed to have been driven by the suspect, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The Mii feature allows users to create personalized avatars that can be...

2009-01-08 08:00:00

Game Crazy Offers Tips on How to Keep Commitments the Whole Year Through WILSONVILLE, Ore., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Go to the gym, spend more time with family. . . play video games? Just days ago, millions of Americans resolved to make changes that would help them lead fuller, healthier and more productive lives. Whether it was a commitment to eat healthier, reduce stress or save money, an unexpected ally can be found in the hottest video games of the season. Video game retailer Game Crazy...

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2009-01-07 09:38:01

While some emerging technologies can create environments that require very little physical effort, one Kansas State University researcher thinks games like Nintendo's Wii Fit can help promote physical rather than sedentary activities for people of all ages. "I think there is a great potential to develop ways to promote physical activity through technology," said David Dzewaltowski, professor and head of the department of kinesiology at K-State and director of the university's Community Health...

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2009-01-07 07:20:00

Wii Sports now carries the unofficial title of world's best selling video game. The game, which is an amalgamation of straightforward sports games and comes with every Wii sold, was given the title of top selling video game ever by VG Chartz, a not-so-trusted "sales-tracking" website. Although the data is in question, one thing that is not is the fact that Wii sold over 2 million units in the U.S. during the month of November, pushing worldwide sales over the 40 million mark. Super Mario...

2009-01-02 17:20:09

A U.S. researcher wants to know if a popular holiday gift -- the Nintendo Wii Fit video game console -- improves family fitness. University of Mississippi researcher Scott Owens began the six-month study this fall and is following eight families who have been loaned a Nintendo Wii to use for three months. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States, and one of the reasons is the adults and children are getting less physical activity, Owens says in a statement. There has been an...

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2008-12-28 17:00:00

Nintendo announced on that Thursday it will be offering video rentals through the Wii game console next year. Nintendo is creating programming which will allow Wii users to connect to the Internet and view films on their television. The company partnered with Japan's foremost advertisers Dentsu Inc. to create the option, launching in Japan in 2009, with future development in other markets. Sony Corp. has begun using the PlayStation for online movie options and puts commercials in the games....

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2008-12-12 12:20:00

Data from market researcher NPD Group shows that Americans may be cutting back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games - to the tune of nearly $3 billion in November. Boosted by strong sales of Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft Corp's Xbox 360 and the alien shooter game "Gears of War 2", retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories jumped 10 percent last month from the year-ago period to $2.91 billion in the U.S. NPD analyst Anita Frazier said the availability of...

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2008-12-08 07:35:00

According to Walmart.com, the national chain will be offering "tens of thousands" of the hard-to-get Nintendo Wii on its website starting on Monday. The company will be offering the video game console for $249.24, and a "value bundle," which will include the console and extra controllers for $329. The Nintendo Wii has become this year's hot holiday item. On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 3,171 Wii consoles sold on eBay for an average price of $349, and the video game system was the...

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2008-11-13 09:25:00

By Mike Snider A new trend in video games that is gaining weight -- and could help you lose some -- is the virtual personal trainer. The latest entry, due in stores in March, is EA Sports Active for the Nintendo Wii video game system. From the makers of Madden NFL Football and Tiger Woods PGA Tour video games, the interactive fitness program is being developed with the help of Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer, Bob Greene, and other experts. Home fitness fits well with the Wii-owning crowd,...

2008-10-20 09:00:23

The sound of trumpets, the clash of cymbals and the thunder of drums herald today's launch of Wii Music(TM). Just as Wii Sports(TM) attracted millions of new players to the world of video games and Wii Fit(TM) showed people that fitness could be fun, Wii Music creates a whole new genre in video games, one that lets players have fun experimenting with music as they strive to produce fun, masterful arrangements. "Music is a universal language that inspires and moves people," said Cammie...


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2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

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