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Wii Sports: A catalyst for sexual tension?

Posted on May 28, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii


Wii Sports has been recognized across the globe as one of the most approachable Wii titles. Furthermore, the game was one of the first titles from Nintendo in what appears to be a continuous supply of the “Wii ____” entitled brand. Even though Wii Sports was released more than a year and a half ago, one possible “effect” from the gameplay may be surprising. In a recent article from Kasidie, a claim is made that Wii Sports produces sexual tension. “Unlike many other games, Wii Sports strongly encourages physical activity among players. The games generally require movements modeled after the actual sports you are playing. This provides numerous opportunities for physical intimacy and heightened sexual tension (“Here, let me help you perfect your bowling stance. Let’s start with those hips…”).”

From a personal standpoint, I feel that this assertion is a bit outlandish. I haven’t heard of anyone stating that Wii Sports has invoked feelings that were described in the article.


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