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2008-07-14 09:00:00

By Kate Foster It has been blamed for everything from encouraging couch potatoes to repetitive strain injury. But now Wii, the latest phenomenon in computer gaming, has been found to have significant health benefits for patients. NHS hospitals across Scotland are using the Nintendo console to help rehabilitate the elderly and seriously-ill. Physiotherapists believe that sports programs on the interactive console offer patients a better recovery by exercising their bodies and encouraging...

2008-07-07 09:00:15

By Catherine Mallette, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 7--Where's my nunchuk? As soon as the thought pops into my head, it makes me laugh out loud. That just isn't a thought I ever imagined having, and yet here I am on a Tuesday morning in my living room, frantically digging through a pile of Wii accessories so I can attach the nunchuk to my Wii remote and start whacking away at the air, in an attempt to virtually knock out the talking cartoony punching bag on my TV screen....

2008-06-30 21:01:34

HOUSTON and OTTAWA, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Nutrition, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: NTNI) announced today the launch of its new health and fitness site, iNutrition.com. To celebrate the launch, iNutrition.com will give away a free Wii and free Wii Fit in our "Summer of Fit Sweepstakes." Drawings will be held every two weeks for the next twelve weeks. Visitors can qualify for the free Wii sweepstakes by signing up as a free member of iNutrition with just a name and email...

2008-06-26 15:14:59

Due to the smash success of Nintendo's "Wii Fit", game makers all over the world are introducing new titles with a healthy focus, such as French game publisher Ubisoft's "Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking" that hits on Nintendo DS in November. All over the world, nearly 10 million smokers have turned to Allen Carr's Easyway books, clinics or DVD in order to stop smoking, but now smokers wanting to quit can instead play 14 mini-games. The games, designed by Ubisoft's Quebec studio and Allen...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

Determined to help lift the spirits of seriously ill children and their families, Nintendo of America Inc. and Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation have committed to placing hundreds of popular Fun Centers, now featuring Wii(TM) game systems, in hospitals across the United States and Canada this year. Nintendo of America is manufacturing 1,250 new Fun Centers in their first run, and Starlight expects to have about 500 of them placed in hospitals by the end of the year. In a continuation...

2008-06-24 02:29:22

By Elizabeth Simpson, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 23--Want to see a fitness instructor cry? Say these two phrases next to each other: Hours of summer freedom. New computer video game! But all is not lost over at the Paull household in Virginia Beach. It's the first Monday of summer vacation, and 5-year-old Tiernan Paull is running after a yellow dog in the living room. Lush green trees flash by, waterfalls flow in the background, and bouncy music makes this...

2008-06-13 16:55:00

Nintendo's Wii Fit is finding its way into rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.Sue Stanley-Green, a professor of athletic training at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, said Wii Fit and other fitness-oriented video games have "great potential" for core strengthening and rehabilitation and may boost compliance with rehabilitation exercises."We are looking to incorporate Wii Fit into the athletic training room as far as rehabilitation, for example, on post-operative knees and...

2008-05-18 15:54:40

Parents may at long last have reason to be happy their kids are playing video games. Nintendo Co Ltd's latest game, called Wii Fit, aims to get players off the couch and on their way to fitness and good health.  Inspired by Sumo wrestlers so large they need two scales to weigh themselves, Wii Fit's balance board works like two scales fused together, making the game instantly more fun. The game encompasses a wide range of activities, from yoga to snowboarding, guiding players...

2008-05-07 00:25:00

Interactive software maker Electronic Arts Inc announced on Tuesday two new strategies to reinvigorate its sports business.  The initiatives involve making its video games easier to play and customizing them for Nintendo's Wii console, which has become the top-selling game system by winning over female and older players with its user-friendly controls and graphics. Popular games such as "NBA Live", "FIFA" soccer and "Madden" football will be released in special versions for the...

2008-05-04 10:05:00

Visitors to Walmart's Web site this weekend won't be greeted with ads driven by traditional Mother's day gifts like flowers and jewelry.The company has decided to push the upcoming release of Nintendo Co Ltd's "Wii Fit" video game "“ a exercise program that uses a pressure-sensing board as its controller.Online shoppers who pre-order the game, intended to launch May 19 in the U.S., will also receive a $10 online gift card."Initial response is extremely strong, and we're feeling really...

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Nintendo Wii
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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