I should start by introducing myself. I'm not affiliated with Nutrisystem nor Nintendo. I'm just a guy who's been on the chunky side for as long as I can remember. I've joined gyms, bought exercise equipment, and tried diets. But I get bored after 5 minutes on a treadmill. And I love good food. Sound like anyone you know?
But it's the 21st century, and with it comes two giant leaps for mankind. First, a diet plan that doesn't involve complex calculations, group meetings, or bizarre rituals like removing the buns from hamburgers. Second, a video game system that not only gets you off your butt, but gets your butt off you. I've heard good things about both Wii fitness games and the Nutrisystem weight loss program, but I figured I'd see what happens when I put the two of them together. Follow my progress!
Tweet At first glance, The Hip Hop Dance Experience seems to be another in a series of “Hey! Let’s squeeze yet more money out of people who like Just Dance” games from Ubisoft. Usually when there’s a successful video game franchise, you’ll see a bunch of copycat games pop up to try to capitalize on [...]
Posted on 18 February 2013 | 7:58 pm
Tweet A year ago I reviewed the original Nickelodeon Dance for the Wii. Well, a year later, Dora and all her friends from Nickelodeon are back with Nickelodeon Dance 2. As with last year’s review, I’m going to try to review this game through the eyes of its intended audience: toddlers and young children who [...]
Posted on 3 February 2013 | 9:06 pm
Tweet Gangnam Style by Korean rapper PSY is a, by all accounts, a phenomenon. On YouTube, as of this writing the official music video has 1 billion, one hundred ninety three million, three hundred forty thousand, four hundred and ninety-four view. And counting. The video is approaching 7 million “likes”. The video is so popular [...]
Posted on 15 January 2013 | 9:02 pm
Tweet A few weeks ago I published my review of Just Dance 4 for the Wii U. As I know a lot of folks out there still are using the Wii as their main console (or have purchased a Wii U and are using their old Wii in their home gym exclusively for working out), [...]
Posted on 29 December 2012 | 3:58 am
Tweet Merry Christmas! If the last few years are any indication, on Christmas morning and for the next few days into the New Year we’ll be getting a flood of new visits to the site from people who’ve gotten brand new Wii and Wii U’s, and who also may have eaten a little too much [...]
Posted on 25 December 2012 | 9:07 pm
Tweet Your Shape: Fitness Evolved by Ubisoft Platform: Wii U Rated:E 4 stars – “Good but not earth-shatteringly great, first “pure fitness game” for the Wii U with features that range from mediocre to revolutionary.” by Nutwiisystem, Written on November 28, 2012 The Your Shape franchise is one of those franchises that’s been either hit [...]
Posted on 28 November 2012 | 9:17 am
Tweet Zumba Fitness Core by Majesco Platform: Wii Rated:E 4.5 stars – “An excellent and worthwhile upgrade to Zumba Fitness and Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii.” by Nutwiisystem, Written on November 27, 2012 The first thing to know about Zumba Fitness Core for the Wii is that it’s really “Zumba Fitness 3″. Supposedly, the [...]
Posted on 27 November 2012 | 9:04 pm
Tweet Transferring data from your Wii to your Wii U is a step you do after setup, again a poor choice of timing because they force you to create a new Mii from scratch before you have a chance to port your old Mii over from your Wii. I just set up a dummy player [...]
Posted on 26 November 2012 | 9:36 pm
Tweet Just Dance 4 by Ubisoft Platform: Wii U Rated:E 5 of 5 stars – “The Wii U version of Just Dance 4 is an excellent upgrade that showcases some of the unique features of the Wii U” by Nutwiisystem, Written on November 26, 2012 In 2009, Just Dance for the Wii pioneered a new [...]
Posted on 26 November 2012 | 10:02 am
Tweet Well, Thanksgiving at my brother’s house went very well. As predicted, the kids were very happy with their uncle’s somewhat extravagant gift of a Wii U Basic, and we had a lot of fun playing Super Mario Bros for the Wii U. What I really liked about the game were the mini games that [...]
Posted on 26 November 2012 | 9:25 am
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