Virtual Exercise

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I woke up this morning a little sore. My whole right side felt as though a serious workout had been undertaken.

That was not the case.

I didn't even walk the dog yesterday, my usual pinnacle of physical activity. During breakfast, I remembered why I was aching "“ I was bowling.

The repetitive swinging of a twelve-pound sphere would understandably work my muscles. But I did my bowling in the confines of my company's conference room, where we've set up a Nintendo Wii (I also played nine sets of tennis, losing all nine.)

powerglove.jpgThis was my first experience with the Wii. As shocked as I was by the soreness, the fact that I'm strongly considering buying one is even more surprising. They've come a long way since the goofy Power Glove in 1989. I'm 27, and before yesterday, my next video game console would have been years from now, for my non-existent children. Nintendo has truly changed the (video) game.

My friend and co-worker (and superior tennis player/inferior bowler) Noah posted about how the Wii came about yesterday.

So I have to ask: is anyone else hooked on Wii?

February 7, 2007 - 6:39am
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