You've tried fitness tape after fitness tape, gone to classes, looked up exercises online and even bought the latest equipment from TV ads. The weight didn't come off, you overworked yourself, you lost motivation. Something is missing in these fitness methods. You. Machines and tapes don't know your body. They don't know your goals. Unless you found a personal trainer, exercise was never about you. Until now.
You bend into a warrior pose in yoga, and are instructed that your right hand is a little too high. You lower it. You start a cardio routine and voice that you feel overwhelmed the routine adjusts. Welcome to Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. This time, when you exercise your body, your body is in control, and your voice is heard. Revolutionary body-tracking technology puts your body on-screen and in charge of your entire workout, creating an intuitive, fully customized experience. An arsenal of fitness expertise and advice is at your disposal as you progress toward your own goals, with fitness routines developed by celebrity trainers, classes ranging from yoga to martial arts and family-friendly mini games that get everyone moving. Monitor your progress every second, and watch the calories evaporate as your points go up and your screen celebrates with confetti. You are already in possession of the most powerful fitness tool your own body. Now, maximize your potential and evolve the way you do fitness.
Exercise along with fitness-forward games and regimens that are controlled by your body's movements
Create and control a highly customized workout intuitively with your body and your voice, using Ubisoft's body-tracking Player Projection technology
Choose a personal trainer to help you meet your specific fitness goals, and get easy-to-follow instructions and precise feedback on your every body part as you work out
Take classes in Yoga, Martial Arts, Tai Chi and more, or get the whole family moving together in fun mini games featuring dancing, target practice and other exercises that are designed for everyone
Challenge yourself with regimens from fitness experts like celebrity trainer Michael George and Australia's The Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges
Keep an eye on your stats and progress as the calories burn away and scores climb up, and then share your progress and goals with friends and family online
Change up your routine all the time with more than a hundred exercises to choose from in-game plus regular downloadable content ensure you'll have new and thrilling workouts
Achieve fitness goals to earn exciting, interactive rewards like paint, water and confetti special effects and more
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.