'Wii Sports'You'd think it was the year 2006 around here. Why else would I post the results of an exercise study for Wii launch game "Wii Sports"?

Good reason: While it seems like the folks at the American Council on Exercise are a little behind in releasing results of a "Wii Sports" fitness study in 2008, they've taken the time to present research that contains some useful data.

At long last we can now know how, in terms of calories burned, "Wii Sports" boxing compares to real boxing, "Wii Sports" tennis compares to real tennis, and so on.

The study reveals the following:

"Wii Fit" has been out for just over a month. As we saw at the Central Park launch event, people were inspired to use the game for regular exercise.

But have people kept using it? Out of the four-person team at Multiplayer, only 50% of us are still playing "Wii Fit" a few times a week since the launch.

What about you?

(And explain why or why not in the comments section!)

Peekaboo Pole Dancing wants gamers to enjoy their upcoming pole dancing video game.

But they're not exactly sure which gamers just yet.

The company behind the best-selling Carmen Electra pole dancing kit, the "Electra Pole," announced in April that they were seeking partners to create a pole dancing game for the Wii.

However, yesterday when I met Simon Kay, a rep for Peekaboo and licensing agency AT New Media, he revealed that the company wasn't quite sure which platform to go with yet.

"The concept is still up for discussion," he told me at the Javits Center in New York during the Licensing International Expo. "Do we want to skew male or female? That depends on the platform we choose."

The way he sees it, the video game could go one of two ways...


poledancingwiigame.jpgA few weeks ago, Peekaboo Pole Dancing, the company behind the Carmen Electra pole dancing kit (the "Electra-pole"), announced that they are seeking a partner to license a pole dancing game for the Wii.

The announcement had many wondering, "Why?" According to Peekaboo, it's all about... exercise.

When I inquired about further details, Simon Kay, a rep for Peekaboo and licensing agency AT New Media told me via e-mail:

"Peekaboo will be all about fun and fitness for a new generation. Peekaboo wants to make the fitness benefits of aerobic pole dancing accessible to millions of Wii users. The goal is to encourage men and women of all shapes and sizes to improve their pole dancing skills while having fun, toning up and burning calories. Ultimately Peekaboo and AT New Media want to do for pole dancing what 'Guitar Hero' did for rock n roll!"

As for the pole peripheral development, the game's ESRB rating and how the game would actually work (we imagine you'd need hands on the pole as well as on controllers), he declined to disclose those details. Kay did claim that the company is already in talks with developers and publishers for the Wii title, though they "will still entertain other third parties."

Additionally, Kay said the game probably won't involve Carmen Electra. When I asked if Electra was ever asked to be involved in the first place, the response was no. But is there a chance she could be involved in the future? "Unlikely... but not impossible," Kay said.

He also said that the company was looking for additional partners for mobile. A mobile phone pole dancing game? We can only wonder.

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