Video games can occasionally be the source of some pretty disheartening self-realizations -- like the time Rock Band
revealed that you've been lied to your entire life about your angelic singing voice
, or when Vampire Rain
made you realize that you have incredibly poor taste in video games. However, something tells us these revelations are a bit less heartbreaking than those about to be unleashed by Nintendo's latest best-seller, Wii Fit
-- especially when the heart in question is the fragile, butter-soaked heart of an overweight child
Or an average-weighted child, for that matter. You see, Wii Fit
measures the user's Body Mass Index (BMI), a weight/height ratio commonly calculated by physicians, though the use of BMI measurements in children is criticized by many dietitians for its frequent inaccuracy. Nintendo recently issued an apology following an incident
involving the hurtful labeling of a "solidly built" 10-year-old girl. So, it's like an electronic, $90 version of our fifth-grade gym teacher? We're sold!