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Vikings' Adrian Peterson rehabs using specially-designed games

Adrian Peterson, star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, suffered a torn ACL in December 2011. As part of Peterson's regiment to rehab his injured knee, he played Wii Fit and other specially-designed games to regain strength and balance. As seen in a video on the team's site, Peterson uses a l...

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Wii Fit patent lawsuit dismissed

We know you've been unable to sleep restfully since the announcement of InterAction Laboratories' 2010 lawsuit against Nintendo, so you'll be relieved to know the situation is resolved. Nintendo announced this morning that a Maryland judge has summarily dismissed the case, which alleged that Ninten...

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Wii becomes best-selling current generation console in Europe

We're always wary to talk numbers and Europe in the same breath, mostly because numbers over there don't mean the same as they do here. "One pound is a half kilogram? What does that even mean?" Luckily for us, there's no way to misconstrue the fact that the Wii is now the best-selling console in ...

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NPD: Guitar Hero 3 is this generation's highest-grossing game

Call of Duty: Black Ops might be the best-selling game by unit sales, but it isn't the US bestseller in terms of gross revenue. According to NPD data going back to 1995, and compiled by CNBC, the honor of the highest-grossing game of "this generation" goes to another Activision game, the Axl Rose...

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Amazon offers buy one, get one 40 percent off; Wii bundles

Amazon's ramping up for the one-two thrift punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a fairly handsome deal of its own -- buy any one of the many, many games on this list, get another for 40 percent off. Or, buy a new Wii and Balance Board, get a $50 Amazon gift card on the free....

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Wii Fit used to diagnose football-related concussions

Did you know that a football player's vocation requires them to hurtle their head at other football players' heads with little regard for the safety of either? Did you know that this type of reckless cranial colliding can cause concussions and other serious, long-term head injuries? It's true -- bu...

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Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus move one million units in Australia

Here at Joystiq, there's only one thing we value above video games: your health. And we were beginning to get worried about you specifically, Australia -- that is, until we heard you guys were trying to trim those love handles. Nintendo of Australia has announced it's managed to sell one milli...

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US Navy considering fitness video games for boot camp

Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket effectively scared an entire generation away from boot camp. However, a new tactic being considered by the US Navy may completely change our perception of boot camp: video games. In the latest issue of Navy Times, Navy Surgeon General Vice Admiral Adam Robinson (he does ...

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GameStop holding Wii Fit Plus demo events

If lifestyle software like Wii Fit Plus is truly "evergreen," selling for long periods of time beyond the normal sales cycle, then we suppose it follows that its marketing can be evergreen as well. Which is why Nintendo can hold "Wii Fit Plus Demo Days" at GameStops across the U.S. now, even though ...

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Scientists using Balance Board in stroke rehab

While the Balance Board is a good tool for controlling cute little monkeys and perhaps creating a career, Australian scientists have found it's also an inexpensive way to measure the balance in stroke patients. University of Melbourne scientist Ross Clark decided to pick one up after reading that s...

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