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Get fit this November in Ubisoft's Shape Up

Though Ubisoft creative director Charles Huteau admits that "fitness is boring," Ubisoft has announced Shape Up, an exercise game that promises to "finally" turn your workout into an epic game. During Ubisoft's E3 conference, Huteau demonstrated a cardio workout that took the form of a mano a...

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Study: Dance games help bladder control, urinary incontinence

Dance games can help you burn off calories, lose unwanted weight, tone your muscles and teach you some sweet moves to bust out at the next wedding you're invited to. According to a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, they can also help women with urinary incontinence. Slap that on the...

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Portabliss: The Walk

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Gym memberships see a sharp spike in January, due to fitness-minded New Year's Resolutions. Gym attendance typically sees a sharp decline in March, as the Resolute realize how boring getting in shape actually is....

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Guitar Hero veterans form interactive fitness studio, Blue Goji

Charles and Kai Huang, founders of original Guitar Hero producer RedOctane, are venturing into another aspect of the physical gaming industry – exercise. Blue Goji is an "interactive fitness company" that aims to make cardio exercise a social experience with games and by tracking individual...

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Zombies, Run! studio slows it down for The Walk

Six to Start first tried to get you off the couch with Zombies, Run! an audio drama that combined fitness with gameplay by casting you as Runner 5, a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. For those who can't quite work up that much energy, the developer is now working on The Walk, which would...

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Nike teams up with Xbox for Nike+ Kinect Training [Update: Trailer added!]

Nike has joined up with Microsoft for a fitness app called Nike+Kinect Training, set to arrive on Xbox in the future. The system will include Nike's high-end fitness training system, ties in to Nike's social and online system (along with Xbox Live), and other special modes and insight for a...

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DDR Classroom Edition gets kids moving on sweet wireless mats

Though we imagined the DDR Classroom Edition setup as a bunch of kids fighting their way out of a tangled mess of cable in some smelly gymnasium, the end product looks a lot more interesting -- and a lot more wireless. These kids are dancing on some sweet mats!...

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Exercise your right to view a Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 trailer

Looking to get in shape for, uh, Christmas? This November, Ubisoft will release its sequel to Kinect launch title Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. Luckily for us, Laurel House is ready to talk about the sequel now in this latest trailer....

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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 coming this November

Ubisoft just announced a new version of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved at its E3 press conference, set to arrive in stores for Kinect later on this November. The short teaser didn't reveal much but the obvious -- that it's an update of the fitness title, with the same basic exercises and...

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Your Shape: Fitness Evolved introduces 'Your Shape Center' portal

One of the ways Your Shape: Fitness Evolved plans on keeping players motivated and encouraging interactivity is with the Your Shape Center, an online portal that not only provides feedback on your own progress but allows players to motivate each other through custom challenges. An example given was...

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