Monday, April 23, 2007
Annotated Bibliography 3
The Authors at the Oakland Tribune describe to video gamers and people concerned with fitness how video games are not all about sitting on the couch. Daniel Jaramillo takes 4th graders in his P.E. class and they play a game known as dance dance revolution (DDR). This game takes some effort to play as a person must move their feet across the floor pad on fast speeds to complete the game. Obese kids, which is totalling around 9 million in the U.S., may play more video games than kids who are not obese, but DDR is a great way to help those obese kids become fit again. (along with other exercises). Schools across the nation are noticing the power of these games to help kids get their exercise, and all of West Virginia has DDR in there schools. DDR is not the only source of exercise in gaming though, the new console known as Wii also contributes to the exercise category of video games as the player must move around to move their character. People would not be surprised if they will see Wii systems in P.E. class soon because of the exercise people can get from it. Mickey DeLorenzo went through his own Wii Sports experiment where for six weeks he played Wii Sports for 30 minutes a day without changing his diet or anything and he lost 9 lbs. This article can compare to the article about how people of all ages can play the Wii. Both of the articles talk about the same system and there great uses for people. The difference between the two is that this one talks about how it is great for exercise and the other one talks about how it is great fun for people of all ages. This article supports my topic because it talks about some of the positives about gaming.