West Virginia Schools Attempt to Fight Obesity With Video Game
January 27, 2006 2:28 AM
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The West Virginia education system hopes to use a video game to help battle obesity. Some kids just don't want to go outside and be active
It really no secret that adolescent obesity is a common problem that possibly doesn't get enough serious attention in the United States. West Virginia, a state with one of the worst obesity problems in the nation,
plans to implement the video game
"Dance Dance Revolution" to help increase the physical activity of middle school students. If all goes according to plan, every middle school in the state will be using the game within three years.
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1/27/2006 11:40:43 AM
What they really need to make is a VR fps game where phycially run around and have a massive CS:S type battles... That way it'd be way more fun than the stupid DDR game and it would help keep kids in shape. Hell, I'd do dryland training to stay atop the leaderboard in CS:S.
This would also work for an MMORPG (like EQ or WoW) or even a regular RPG like Morrowind, you do so much running in those games that we'd cure the obesity problems of North America in no time, and it would be fun as hell!
1/27/2006 11:58:20 AM
Something like CSS mixed with that laser quest thing, just have to watch for the hackers that disable their sensor suits, those spawn camping ^@*$ AWPers. You'd have a hard time getting kids away from phys ed.
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