Excerpt: As it stands, the most exercise I get every year happens in early June when I spend three days wandering the Los Angeles Convention Center at E3. It's fun, but at the end of the day, the entire staff is completely wiped. This year, a trip to the hotel hot tub became an almost nightly ritual for myself. Next year, however, things are going to be different. If you haven't noticed, I've covered a few movement-based games in the past few weeks.
Summary: EA Sports Active 2 delivers true fitness results by featuring an innovative wireless control system, powered by new leg and arm straps with motion sensors, a heart rate monitor to capture intensity, and a new online hub to track and share workout data.
Summary: Fitness video games seem to be gaining with popularity across video game platforms, and that PlayStation 3 is no exception. While the original EA Sports Active was exclusive to the Nintendo Wii, the sequel came out on all the consoles. How does it hold it up on the PS3?
Pros: + Excellent way to start a workout and scheduling is key, + Workouts really do make you feel energetic
Conclusion: Coach potatoes meet your worst nightmare, a game that gets you up off the couch and actually does a great job of making exercising a quick and entertaining process. EA Sports Active 2 is not without some technical problems, but I could really see this series becoming a staple in home workouts. If anything it got me off of the couch and doing something productive, and for that you have to give EA Sports Active 2 a lot of credit.
Summary: EA Sports Active 2 is a complete workout package filled with 68 different and diverse exercises, all designed to get you off the couch and moving. If you want your PS3 to aid in your fitness regime, this is easily the best solution.
Pros: The diversity of exercises, especially mountain biking, The depth of personal health tracking, Customizable and tailored routines
Cons: The leg band has a tendency to slip, Tracking is not always perfect, especially when running
Excerpt: I hate it when I have have to relearn things. It makes me feel rather inept to know that I had learned a certain lesson once before, but for some reason decided to discard that knowledge into the Black Hole-like void in my brain. Yet no matter what consequences I may have to endure, I still catch myself doing it from time to time. In this instance, it’s the physical activities I partake in (or don’t partake in).