KINECT US

We gave away our Wii machine because you had to hold a controller in your hand while you used it. Sometimes it would fly out of your hand during vigorous games. It also kept telling us how badly we were doing. It’s a relief to find that the new Microsoft “Xbox Kinect” is kinder and more forgiving. When we flubbed a move on the Kinect game “Dance Central,” it said, “Let’s move on.” And then another time: “I saw a guy yesterday who was worse than you.” One of the main selling points of the Wii (pronounced wee) was that it provided a way to exercise while playing a game. The Kinect does the same thing, but much better. Well, […]

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GAME STARTING

Is Nintendo’s Wii computer game system a breakthrough in home entertainment? How about health and fitness? A lot of publicity has gone over this dam (or under this bridge, depending on where you’re standing). Here’s our two cents worth.

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THE WII MACHINE

It’s pronounced “whee,” and that’s also the feeling of the many people who have made it the most popular video game machine of the year. (Six million have been sold this year, 15 million in the past four years.)

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WOW WII

We just bought a new game machine that hooks up to our TV set. It’s the Nintendo Wii (pronounced

“whee”). What’s different about it, as you may have read, is that the game machine has a motion-sensitive controller that reacts to your movements andallows you to get some exercise while you play a video game.

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