Side-Quest 152. Gamercize for Gamers

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about fitness games! Even if you’re a Gamer, you gotta get up and move.

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The Topic

Promotional image for Pokemon Go

What are some of the varieties of fitness video games out there? Why isn’t there more variety? What are our experience with fitness video games? How effective are these games in improving a player’s health? What are some problems with the fitness game formula?

The Actual Discussion

A screenshot of a fitness game in Wii Fit

We talk about various fitness video games and what makes it difficult to really design one that’ll be effective for every player. When you get down to it, like most exercise tools, it’s down to how a person uses it. We also go through our experiences using fitness video games and whether they helped us or not. Also, we become convinced that Miyamoto-san sure is a singular little guy.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Heavenly Sword and Vampire Survivors.

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