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Flood
01-17-2004, 04:32 AM
http://www.powergridfitness.com/

from slashdot

"The BBC are reporting a story about a product designed to address both exercise and videogaming in one fell swoop. According to the piece: 'A new type of gamepad from a US fitness equipment company aims to turn the couch potato gamer stereotype on its head. The Kilowatt controller by Powergrid Fitness is designed to build up muscle while playing a PlayStation 2, Xbox or PC game." The article explains: "In a racing game like Gran Turismo, the harder you push on the joystick, the faster a car goes, while pulling back slows down the vehicle."

slashdot article (http://games.slashdot.org/games/04/01/16/1727228.shtml?tid=127&tid=159&tid=186)

oldi1knoby
01-17-2004, 07:12 AM
Yeah, Too bad my fat ass doesn't have 700 dollars to buy it. I guess I'll have to keep going to the Gym...

LTM360
01-17-2004, 01:22 PM
$50 will get me a very good workout and such. (DDR related)

RichVGS
01-17-2004, 09:05 PM
I think I play enough already without bringing my gaming to my workout. Cool concept, but I think I can leave the games for about an hour a day to get a good workout in.

l Maximus l
01-17-2004, 09:08 PM
I get plenty of a workout when I play games...because when I play, I'm usually drinking beer. Hey, dudes! I have to curl the beer up to my lips, don't I?! :cheers: