Wii jOG

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jOG for the wii
Developer(s) New Concept Gaming
Publisher(s) New Concept Gaming
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • EU April 30, 2009

jOG for the wii, or as it is more commonly known, Wii jOG is a device developed by New Concept Gaming for Nintendo's Wii console. It was released on October 31, 2008 in the United Kingdom and is based on a similar device made by the same company for the Sony's PlayStation 2 console.[1] The device serves as a pedometer that attaches to the Nunchuk extension of the Wii Remote.[2] The device detects body motion, and users can move characters on the screen by making steps or by jogging in place.[2][3] The device is compatible with most Wii games (any which use the nunchuck joystick) with some games being more compatible than others.[4]

Studies conducted by John Moores University have shown that the device makes users exercise, saying that users will take between 6000 and 10,000 steps per hour of gameplay while using the device, burning approximately 225 kcal per hour. Users have also experienced a 40% higher heart using the Wii jOG than playing a video game while seated.[2][3]

The developing and publishing company, New Concept Gaming, has subsequently gone into liquidation and all official websites have been taken offline.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenhough, Chris (2008-07-14). "Wii jOG the stuff of our nightmares, just might work though". Joystiq. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c Davey, Neil (2009-04-30). "Wii jOG". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b McGlaun, Shawn (2009-06-16). "Jog Controller for Nintendo Wii Makes Players Exercise". i4u. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Mark (2009-04-02). "Wii Jog Turns Every Game Into Wii Fit". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Appointment of Liquidators". London Gazette. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-04-20.