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racing to television and movie-inspired experiences such as “The Biggest Loser” and “Indiana Jones.” The entertaining options available to Wii players are abundant, to say the least.
One of the more physically advantageous games developed by Nintendo for the Wii is known as Wii Fit. This game doubles as a physical work-out. Players exercise and perform a variety of activities with the help of the Wii Balance Board. The board serves as a remote of sorts, reading and translating the user’s steps and motions. Beyond that, the board can calculate a user’s body mass index (BMI). The program is split into four categories of exercises: yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance. Players can participate in nearly 40 of these different exercises, all of which are intended to add to the improvement of their fitness. Users of Wii Fit are offered the opportunity to set fitness goals, and the program charts their progress. While the game may not completely substitute for a trip to the gym, it will certainly help a player break a sweat.
Video gaming critics agree: The Wii provides an exciting and unique form of entertainment for families. The easy-to-use technology adds to the user experience, making games fun and even addictive. Users across the board say the Wii is accessible for all ages and offers a memorable way to spend an evening with friends and family.
The games of yesteryear will always hold a special place in my family. Seemingly endless nights of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit will remain a special tradition for us. However, the new form of competitive entertainment found in Nintendo’s Wii has caught our attention. The fun coming from the tiny white box next to our television is also here to stay.
About the Writer Mackenzie (Hufty) Dilbeck is a 2009 graduate of OBU and holds bachelor of arts degrees in public relations and English. Originally from Hannibal, Missouri, Mackenzie pursued an education at OBU for its Christian liberal arts emphasis. Since graduating, she has joined the OBU public relations office as web content coordinator. Mackenzie married D.H. Dilbeck, a 2010 OBU graduate, in December 2009. The couple plans to move to Charlottesville, Virginia, in the fall of 2010 for D.H. to pursue graduate studies in American history at the University of Virginia.
During her time on Bison Hill Mackenzie filled leadership positions and was active in many on- campus student organizations including Campus Activities Board, Yahnseh, Student Government Association, Student Success Center, Distinguished Speakers Committee, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and Mortar Board. She was honored as a Collegiate All-American Scholar, received the honor of being named Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and was consistently named to the President’s Honor Roll.
Mackenzie’s interests include reading, concert- going and spending time with her family who live in Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. In the coming years, Mackenzie plans to attend law school and specialize in communications and media law.
Contact Information John Little may be reached by mail at:
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The OBU Legacy Newsletter is the Planned Giving newsletter of Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, published for those who may have an interest in Planned Giving, four times a year, generally in February, May, August and November. Opinions expressed in the OBU Legacy Newsletter do not necessarily represent those of the University, alumni, faculty or administration. All comments are protected by copyright (© 2010 the OBU Legacy Newsletter), and any use is prohibited without the written consent of the editor, John Little. The OBU Legacy Newsletter has a quarterly circulation of approximately 5,400 and is published free of charge to the members of the OBU Legacy Society.
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