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2008-09-26 13:30:00

Children who play video games on a daily basis may be improving their concentration, behavior and math attainment, according to a Scottish study. Researchers with Learning and Teaching Scotland studied students in 32 schools using the Brain Training from Dr Kawashima game on the Nintendo DS every day.The LTS study served as a follow-up to a pilot study in Dundee last year to see if the results were replicated on a wider scale.During the study, one group of students played the Brain Training...

2008-09-25 03:00:12

NEW YORK - Like many parents, Diana Ennen had trouble getting her daughter Amber to exercise. So two years ago, she decided Amber was coming to the health club. Now 10, Amber is using the stair stepper, lifting hand weights and doing sit-ups on a stability ball. "She's lost some weight," said Mrs. Ennen, of Margate, Fla. "Her clothes fit better. You can tell she's firmer." It might sound like a grown-up routine, but many parents are enrolling their children in fitness centers or...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

By MEGAN K SCOTT By Megan K. Scott The Associated Press NEW YORK Like many parents, Diana Ennen had trouble getting her daughter Amber to exercise. So two years ago, she decided Amber was coming to the health club. Now 10, Amber uses the stair stepper, lifts hand weights and does sit-ups on a stability ball. "She's lost some weight," said Ennen, of Margate, Fla. " You can tell she's firmer." It may sound like a grown-up routine, but many parents are enrolling their children in...

2008-08-20 15:00:19

HOUSTON and OTTAWA, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iNutrition, a weight loss, fat loss, fitness tips, and information portal, announced today the third winner of the "Summer of Fit" sweepstakes, featuring a free Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit system. The Winner of the third drawing is Ron Miller of Fair Haven, Michigan. iNutrition sweepstakes winner Ron Miller said, "Did I really? My son is going to be so excited." He then told his son who responded with, "Are you serious?! And a Wii Fit!...

2008-08-11 12:00:12

HOUSTON and OTTAWA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iNutrition, a weight loss, fat loss, fitness tips, and information portal, announced today the second winner of the "Summer of Fit" sweepstakes, featuring a free Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit system. The Winner of the second drawing is Vivia Corzo of Los Angeles, California. iNutrition will be giving away a free Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit system on the first and fifteenth of the month in August, September, until October 1, 2008. iNutrition...

2008-08-06 18:00:08

By MAGGIE FITZROY As Kathy Winstead was going for a run one recent day in Ponte Vedra Beach, she saw mountains ahead, as well as waterfalls and fellow runners who waved as they jogged by. "What will they think of next? Rose Signorile, 90, asked as she watched Winstead, 66, exercise with a Nintendo Wii Fitness program at The Players Community Senior Center. Winstead was actually running in place in a classroom at the center on Landrum Lane while watching a cartoon version of herself, on a...

2008-07-30 18:00:19

Tokyo, July 30 (Jiji Press)--Nintendo Co. said Wednesday that its group net profit in April-June topped 100 billion yen for the first time ever, thanks to robust sales of its Wii home game console and software. The company reported a net profit of 107,267 million yen for the first quarter of fiscal 2008, up 33.6 pct from a year before. Sales climbed 24.3 pct to 423,380 million yen. Among other Japanese firms that have so far announced their consolidated April-June earnings, only...

2008-07-16 12:00:20

HOUSTON and OTTAWA, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iNutrition announced today the first winner of the "Summer of Fit" sweepstakes, featuring a free Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit system. The Winner of the first drawing is George Papakonstantopoulos of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. iNutrition will be giving away a free Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit system on the first and fifteenth of the month in August, September, until October 1, 2008. iNutrition sweepstakes winner George Papakonstantopoulos...

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2008-07-16 08:05:00

On Tuesday Nintendo Co Ltd unveiled its plans to sell a music video game for their Wii game console.  The new game will be the first in the fast-growing music game market for the Wii, and will be released later this year. The Wii has sold more than expensive rival consoles like Microsoft's XBOX 360, and Sony's Playstation 3.  The Wii's use of a motion controller that can be swung like a sword or golf club, has broadened its audience far beyond hard-core gamers. Activision's "Guitar...

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2008-07-14 12:00:00

I found Nintendo's Wii Fit a wee bit embarrassing. Perhaps that's just me: A woman designated with the "Wii Fit age" of 46. I'm 42. Snivel. The Wii Fit spit out this nugget of information after testing my "body control" and asking, point blank, if I were prone to clumsiness. Well, yes. But the point here is not how I fall down more than most people. Or that I trip over stationary objects and stub my big toe, which I'd subsequently demonstrate while testing Wii Fit. In public, no less....


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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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