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Interactive & Online Video Games Changing the World

I've never been a huge fan of video games, however I have grown very fond of the Nintendo Wii. I like that it requires movement and makes playing video games more interactive and beneficial for your health as far as exercising goes. There are dancing games, sports, racing, and even exercise programs for Wii Fit.

Other game systems have adapted to the demand for interactive video game playing, and following in the lead of the Wii. The Playstation three also has interactive games now along with Xbox 360. I saw a commercial the other day for the Xbox for a dancing game where you don't need a wand, but your body is actually controlling the game! I can't wait to see how this works in real life.

My boyfriend on the other hand is a big fan of war games. He's proclaimed himself as the Call of Duty Champion. I'm not a huge fan of war myself, but I think it's cool that he is able to play with people all over the world! I think this makes the world seem smaller because it feels like we have direct contact with people who are thousands of miles away from us. With the bluetooth application, you can talk with the soldiers on both your team and the opposite team.

During intermission between games you can send messages, emails, and even surf the web. I am still amazed that you can do all this with one piece of technology. Who would have ever thought that a leisure activity like video games could unify cultures all over the world!

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