I’m onto You

I'm onto You

Not too long ago, I came into possession of an Eye Toy. I was skeptical. Reading the back of the games was less than enticing ... something about window washing? What? Game, people. Fun, excitement, not ... chore. But, well, I'm interested in new gaming experiences, so my friend and I fired it up.

Skip to 3 hours later. Scene: All lights in the room are on and lamps are in weird skewed positions to better light the room and the person in front of the Eye Toy who is, incidentally, flailing like a madperson. That Madperson was me. I was Spinning Plates on Sticks. Ohhh yeah. And it was fun. So fun in fact...

Skip to next day. Scene: Me at my desk, in my office rubbing my vaguely sore arms. I spun one too many plates one too many times. Oi. It is at that point I realize...

I know what you are up to, you game developers. You are trying to make us move with your Eye Toys, DDRs Guitar Heroes, and yes, even your Karaoke Revolutions cuz who can stand still while singing "Beat It." A moonwalk is so necessary it's reflexive, really. And now, the Wii with the symphony conducting and tennis playing. Yes, I'm onto you.

For all my theories, I'm not positive this is the goal. I think more research into said Movement Inducing games will be necessary. Yes. Definitely.


I'm forced to admit I have actively played DDR on Workout Mode. 153 calories.

153 calories.

What is that? One Dingdong?


153 calories.

What is that? One Dingdong?

I think you gain that many from touching a dingdong wrapper.

Actually, it's three slices of whole-grain bread, thank you very much.

[I'm learning that by far the best part about eating healthy is being insufferably smug about it. Too bad the food sucks. I want brownies.]

You should try out eyetoy kinetic.

I challenge you to last half an hour with that damn endurance mode thingy!

A student of mine did a demonstration speech on Guitar Hero. Big, tall, gangly kid with some weight on him. Eventually he'll realize how bad the speech was. But the class lit up. They were all gamers to a degree, and were wowed with this game. Sophomores last year.


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