North America is soon going to see a number of new FEC (Family Entertainment Centers which almost always include arcades) open up under the company named International Play Company (also known as IPlayco). The first is set to open this summer in Vancouver, Canada and the expansion will continue from there with the centers promising to bring amusement and fitness (sounds like they may try out the exergaming concept) together in a workable, profitable platform.
It also appears that no one has told Iplayco that it is a futile effort since the existence of the Nintendo Wii has already killed off the amusement industry according to most game journalists and Namco as supposedly no one will go outside of their homes anymore because they can’t stop playing Wii Sports. :rollseyes:
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I checked out their website and it didn’t seem they were doing too much as far as exergaming fitness, just some of the usual games that you see in most amusement parks and places like ESPN Zones. More amusement than fitness.
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