Earlier this month on July 11 at Electronic Entertainment Expo (a.k.a. E3) 2007, the giant gaming company Nintendo demonstrated yet another innovative video game based on its breakthrough Wii game console called Wii Fit. The game will use the pressure-sensitive balance board as a controller so that the player should apply their weight and balance in order to play the game. This is a step beyond the infrared detected Wii remote control. Well, according to the press conference and video demonstration, there are plenty of activities you could enjoy with Wii Fit including yoga, push-up exercises, aerobics, virtual goal-keeper, hula hooping, ski jumping just to name a few. There would be no more couch-potatoes playing this game as you have to move your body almost all the time. The only problem is how safe the board is. There was a news of a player accidentally hit his TV with Wii remote control. It might be possible that someone might fall off the board and end up with a broken bone. There is a safety precaution to considered here.
However, this is another revolution for game playing. I wonder what will happen next. May be we could project ourselves completely into the virtual reality. That’s the future to see.