UK Video Game Sales Soar 23%: Wii Sales More Than 360 + PS3

Wii On Course To Overtake XBox 360 This YearUK sales of video game hardware and software in 2008 have lept to £4.034 billion, so say industry body ELSPA.

Looks like fans of video games are refusing to listen to the doom-sayers and have been buying video games in ever larger numbers taking software sales to £1.905 billion.

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Wii Fit Review: After A Month: Boost Your Sex Life? & Scores (77%)

Yesterday we detailed the Wii Fit Balance activities. Today Ian asks if it will boost your sex life(!) and summarise his view and scores it.

Wii Fit Review: After A Month: Boost Your Sex Life? & ScoresWill Wii Fit help your sex life?
Let’s not over-state the case here: this is not an aphrodisiac. But still, there is undoubtedly a certain class of couple for whom Wii Fit may bring a new sexual awakening.

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Wii Fit Review: After A Month: The Balance Activities

Yesterday we covered Wii Fit Review: Getting Started & The Aerobic Activities. Today’s instalment covers the Balance exercises.

Wii Fit Review: After A Month: The Balance ActivitiesThe Balance exercises are by far the most attractive, because they’re quick, fun, and easy to play with friends to see who scores best. Just about every time we’ve started up Wii Fit, it’s the first section we choose, and often the only one if we’re in a hurry. The activities include:
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Wii Fit Review: After A Month: Getting Started & The Aerobic Activities

In the first instalment of our Wii Fit Review: A Month After Living With Wii Fit Ian gave an overview of what Wii Fit is all about. Today we’ve cover starting to use it and detail the aerobic exercises.

Wii Fit Review: After A Month: Getting Started & The Aerobic ActivitiesGetting started with Wii Fit
Once you’ve added your Mii (i.e. the little cartoon of yourself that’s used in most Wii games) to the Wii Fit Arena, the first step is to establish your baseline “Wii Fit Age”, where the Wii tells you to stand still for a few seconds so that it can measure your weight and centre of gravity. It also asks you to do some basic balance tests (such as leaning from one side to the other to move a circle into a square), and from all of this it calculates your Wii Fit Age.

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Wii Fit Review: A Month After Living With Wii Fit

Wii Fit Review: A Month After Living With Wii FitGiven you can’t really appreciate the impact of the Wii Fit straight away, we asked Ian Winter to write this multi-part review of his experience.

Here’s the news if you’re thinking of buying a Wii Fit to lose weight, improve overall fitness, live longer and attract cuter sexual partners: it probably won’t make any difference.

I’ve been using a Wii Fit for the past month, having nabbed one on its UK launch date. In that time I’ve maintained my usual levels of diet (mainly vegetarian, probably too much bread, definitely too much cheese, but I’m not a big snacker), exercise (I dog-walk a couple of miles most days, occasionally cycle to take The Boy to school), and my weight according to Wii Fit has not changed at all in a month. Despite spending typically half an hour an evening on it, I am still at the top end of Wii Fit’s “overweight” zone.

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