May 25, 2004

Kid's Play; DDR Gets You Fit

Kids Play (amusing article where kids play and comment on older games like Donkey Kong, Pong, and E.T.):

Your average gamer these days is in his late 20s - young enough to still find new ways to destroy brain cells, old enough to worry about bills and 401ks, and wise enough to reminisce about the good ol' days of videogames. But was the age of Pong, Atari, Mattel handheld football, and Donkey Kong really all that great, or are we just blinded by fuzzy, warm nostalgia?

And, Dance Dance Revolution as exercise routine:

Forget the image of paunchy video gamers holed up in a dark room, surrounded by sticky Twinkie wrappers and empty soda cans.

Dance Dance Revolution players burn extra pounds along with their quarters. Weight loss is an unexpected benefit of a game designed for dance music.

For addition to previous thoughts on ergonomics/haptics/physical play.

Posted by Jason at May 25, 2004 5:40 PM | TrackBack

i agree with this becase i got addicted to this game just yesterday when i tried swallowed up my $5 but i was sweating alot at the end :-) and its really fun too!

Posted by: Cory at July 9, 2004 1:04 PM | Permalink to Comment
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