Nintendo Wii - a training tool or just a game?
Playing Wii Sports will help inexperienced participants improve their performance at the actual game.
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Videos have been used as a training tool in many sports like golf, swimming or tennis. However, these videos serve as "instruction manuals", providing only audio and visual information and tips.
The introduction of motion-detecting sports video games like Wii Sports by Nintendo, allows players to interact and have hands-on participation in a simulated sports game. There are 5 types of Wii Sports games – golf, bowling, tennis, baseball and boxing. The advent of the motion sensor Wii game controller enables the player to hold a game controller, almost as he would hold the actual sport equipment, i.e.to swing it like a bowling ball, racket or a golf club, simulating movement in an actual sports game. These games also have a "training mode" to help train players in specific skills required for the sport.
Educationists are starting to recognize the ability of video games to contribute in training and learning. They realize that video games actually do help to enhance a student’s interest, understanding, as well as his performance in sports.
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