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For the first time ever, swimming is getting some exergaming attention, by way of the Michael Phelps branded game, Push The Limit for Xbox 360 Kinect system. The game focuses on stroke technique (albeit while standing), as taught to players by the famed olympian.
We're pretty excited about the new game on a few fronts…
- Firstly, it's simply pretty cool that swimming will have some exposure to young people, outside of Olympic season.
- Secondly, it's a nice evolution in movement-based gaming -- the Kinect system allows for a real(ish) swimming experience. A technological hurdle past systems simply couldn't offer.
- And thirdly, thumbs up to Michael Phelps, who parlayed into the sports gaming arena…He was one of the only celebrity-athletes left without a game to call his own…
Good stuff all around. Can't wait to go for a virtual swim!
USA Today: Dive in with Michael Phelps to 'Push the Limit'