Feature: Getting Fit With Pikachu


“I’ll admit; I didn’t get off to a great start. I spent most of day one on a bus for five hours on the trip home from attending PAX East in Boston, but I did manage to get into the swing by mid-week. Walking around the house and venturing out each day to walk my dog Coco around the block was enough to make it past the first week’s goal of 21,000 steps by the seat of my pants. Keeping up with my competitors via Twitter, I grew concerned that my meager average of around 5,000 steps a day wasn’t going to cut it for very long.”

Check out my feature article detailing the Pokewalker Fitness Challenge experiment I took part in here at What They Play. Also scope a pic of my cute doggie on pg 2.

Review: Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver


“Even though Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are remakes of their 10-year-old Game Boy Color counterparts, they’re the first entries in the series to actually make you want to exercise, thanks to the ingenious Pokewalker accessory that comes bundled with them. Yes, the prospect of getting up off your duff and walking around the neighborhood becomes a lot more enticing when you can level up your favorite Pokemon in the process. That’s the real hook here, and it’s a sharp one.”

Check out my full review of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver here at GameSpot.