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E3 2009: EA Active Impressions

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Casual, E3, Electronic Arts, Reviews, Sports, Wii

EA Active review

I want to workout without going to the gym – much like the millions of people that have purchased Wiifit. However, I’m not a huge fan of the game. Having to stop every time after a small workout was very time consuming and lead me not to want to “play”.  EA Sports Active does not only look like a lot of fun but it also gives you a real workout feeling.  Giving you the option to customize your routines and what parts of the body you want to work out, it gives you the variety you need to keep going. It also offers levels from easy to hard so everyone one can accomplish the routine they set out to do.

For those looking for more motivation, they can opt to the 30-day challenge. It’ll keep track of your workouts, nutrition, give you the historic graphs of your progress and will give you tips for relieving stress, eating healthier, and motivation to keep your challenge going.

EA Active is a gym, personal trainer and nutritionist all in one game-like experience.  Tons of workout modes, exercises and abilities to customize your sessions, your workouts are sure to never get repetitive and keep you going.  It’s a great substitution for anyone that feels WiiFit does not give them a real workout experience.


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Under Armour Suit Eases Pain

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Science

Under Armor

The Baltimore-based company Under Armour was founded by Kevin Plank, a former football player who wanted a better T-shirt. His apparel is warn by many athletes and will now include “recharge,” a 2 piece body suit that pushes excess water from muscles to the bloodstream and relieves aches and pains. Based on research from the Univ. of Connecticut and Under Armour, the suit could be available by July for ~$200.00 for both pieces. We hope it will soon be there for the rest of us that could use some comfort after an extreme workout.

Read More | Baltimore Sun

Nintendo Wii MotionPlus and Sports Resort Dated

Sports ResortMotionPlus

Nintendo is releasing its new on June 8. The accessory should give gamers finer detail and better accuracy with less movement. Easily attachable to the Remote, it will be available for $19.99.

The company also announced that Wii Sports Resort will launch July 26, a beach themed version of Wii Sports. Throw a Frisbee, cruise on a water scooter and more for $49.99. Each purchase of the new game will include one Wii MotionPlus.

 

Read More | Business Wire

MLB.com At Bat 2009

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Sports, $9.99

MLB At BatYou know its baseball season when a new MLB.com At Bat is released. There are two versions of the 2009 app. Lite is free and gives real-time updates, the season’s schedule, and league standings, With the deluxe version, you get live feeds of both regular and post season games with no black-out restrictions, and your choice of home or visiting team announcers. You also get pitch data such as type, location and speed. The full MLB.com At Bat is available for $9.99.

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Garmin Approach G5 for Golfers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS

Approach G5This has to be the ultimate gadget for golfers. The Garmin Approach G5 is a waterproof, heavy duty touchscreen GPS device filled with thousands of individual golf course maps. Included are shot distances, exact yardage, hazards and green position. When you move, the Approach automatically updates your position. It also doubles as a digital scorecard for up to 4 players. There is no subscription or setup fee and as courses are added, the download is free. This is a good thing, as the system will set you back $499.99.

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CBS Launches TV.com App

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Entertainment, Free Apps

TV.com Screen shotCBS Interactive has launched their TV.com application. With it you get free access to clips from CSI, the L word, Star Trek and more. Shake your iPhone or touch and get a random clip. There is also free streaming from CBS News, Sports and Radio, Showtime and cnet. Although most of the content are clips, promos and interviews, there will undoubtedly be more full episodes if the app is well received.

You can download the TV.com app now.

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2K Sports MLB Front Office Manager

MLB Manager screenshot

This takes fantasy sports to a whole new level. 2K Sports has released MLB Front Office Manager, a video game with a unique twist. Instead of playing the game, you choose qualities for a general manager, then commence to build a team by scouting and checking out stats. The period of the game starts from the end of the Word Series, just like in real time, and goes through a 30 year career with the GM making behind the scenes decisions. Available today for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows Online, the MLB Manager has a MSRP of $39.99.

 

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Basketball Webcam

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Internet, Misc. Tech

Basketball WebcamHow about a Basketball Webcam to go with your Golf Mouse? The cam features a CMOS sensor with 100K pixels and an image resolution of 352 x 288. With an AVI file format, it runs at 12 fps and has auto white balance. The sporty camera runs on Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, and you can plug and play into your USB connection. It comes with CD software and a sale price of $12.99 with free shipping. But then everything is sent that way from Free Shipping.com.

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GreenHouse Golf Mouse

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Peripherals, Toys

Golf MouseLooking for a gift for your fave golfing geek? GreenHouse’s Golf Mouse has a golf ball textured mouse and a turfed mouse pad. Connectible by USB 2.0/1.1, he/she can practice a mini-swing while keeping track of PGA games at the same time. By the way, the pad glows for a nighttime tee off. The mouse has a 1.5m cable length, and a mini flag, putter and golf ball are included in the $39.99 price.

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NFL Offers Live 3D Game

Football Field

The NFL decided to broadcast the first live 3D football game. It was shown in theaters in LA, Boston and New York last night. Team owners, journalists and producers were invited to see the technology developed by 3ality Digital. They planted three 3D crews, with their own commentary, next to 2D counterparts for the game between the Oakland Raiders and S.D. Chargers. They call it an “up close, personal, visceral experience.” We call it a little too close to the action and were glad to hear that it is not going to happen on a large scale any time soon.

 

Read More | USA Today

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