I'm a huge fan of the Just Dance franchise. As a slightly obsessive Wii owner, playing Just Dance 1 and 2 is one of my favorite ways to exercise when it's too cold outside or I feel too lazy to hit the gym. Just Dance 3 came out just last month, and it came out big, due in part to the fact that this is the first game in the franchise that's available on the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 as well as the Nintendo Wii. Like most new releases, it came out fairly pricey – on average it … Read More »
The introduction of motion-sensor gaming is really changing things in the modern household. For starters, we don’t have to hit the gym anymore to get our exercise. Games that get us up off the couch and active – from Jillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum to the Wii Fit – are helping us trim our waistlines. Structured, active play can get you jogging or dancing to earn points and burn calories all at the same time. Plus, it’s fun, which is enough to keep some gamers motivated.
Personally, I love the dancing games I have for my Nintendo Wii. It’s fun to … Read More »
It took for years for competitors to present alternatives to Nintendo’s Wii motion-sensor game system, but this holiday season, consumers had a big decision to make. Stick with the Wii? Or try the PS3 Move or Kinect for Xbox? With Sony and Microsoft now entering the ring, is the Nintendo Wii still the best option for motion-sensor video gaming?
Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360
This new component transforms the Xbox system into a motion-sensor gaming system for $150 (total cost with an Xbox 360, around $350). The price includes the sensor and the game Kinect Adventures, which allows hands-free … Read More »
Recently, my local Hollywood Video location closed its doors for good. I pulled up on a Tuesday, the day new releases came out, only to find a dark, empty store with a sad little note on the door “Gone out of Business”. Consider it a sign of the times, with Comcast On Demand, Netflix, Redbox and a host of other ways to download movies on the internet, movie rental shops are slowly and sadly going the way of the travel agency: unnecessary in today’s user-friendly digital era.
I had been a member of this particular location for nearly a decade, … Read More »