Sunday, September 19

Microsoft Kinect and Playstation Move - The Missing Games

Virtual Fun or Real Fun?

It is good to see Microsoft and Sony finally get the hint that active video games are the future with the release of Kinect and Move. But the new toys add nothing new over the Wii - A mix and combination of Eyetoy and Wiimote style controllers comes with the same old casual, dance or fitness game genres.
This is great, if you like that sort of thing, but if you like that sort of thing the new active video games are only likely to take you away from the gym or you traditional workout schedule. These game genres equally have a low utilization, mainly due to the lack of online play or narrative.
What are the best active video games? Sports, racing and first person genres have the focus of the vast majority. Just take a look at the pre-order charts. All of these games can be active by using Gamercize, without degrading the control or fun.
Take a look at what'll be keeping your kids (boyfriend, spouse, etc) indoors this winter and then look again at what makes the best active video game.
2Up3Formula One 2010 (F1) Microsoft Xbox 360Codemasters
3Up4FIFA 11 (2011) Sony Playstation 3EA
4Up6FIFA 11 (2011) Microsoft Xbox 360EA
5Up9PES 2011: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Sony Playstation 3Konami
6Up13Formula One 2010 (F1) PCCodemasters
7Up14Call of Duty Black Ops Microsoft Xbox 360Activision
8Up18Dead Rising 2 Microsoft Xbox 360Capcom
9Up17Call of Duty Black Ops- Hardened Edition Microsoft Xbox 360Activision
10Up12Gran Turismo 5 Sony Playstation 3Sony
Don't forget that there is a Gamercize fitness machine to suit all abilities, and compatibility with Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3 and PC. You can get fit playing all these games with Gamercize, solo, online or multiplayer.
It is good to see Sony and Microsoft jump on Nintendo's bandwagon, but ultimately the best games have the longest game time, and sustainability and repetition are the true fitness "must-haves". The games in the list have this, that's what Gamercize is all about!

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