WoW Fit

By Alec Meer on June 17th, 2008 at 9:57 am.

One of my favourite things about the PC? That someone clever always finds a way to make other platform’s toys work on it. Case in point, the Wii Fit balance board. Matthieu Deru and Simon Bergweiler, students at the German Research Centre For Artificial Intelligence, have got the stationary surfboard hooked up to a PC via Bluetooth and working as a makeshift movement controller for WoW:

Peggle next, please.

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  1. Leelad says:

    The music makes this video the best ever.

    Gives it the sound of an early 90′s school educational video!!

  2. derFeef says:

    Why arent they facing the wall? Just for show purposes?

  3. cliffski says:

    i just expect to see men with beards shagging women with permed hair to that music.

  4. Crispy says:

    Heh, if we see anyone running in straight lines bumping into trees in WoW, now we know why!

    P.S. Yes the music is FIT!

  5. The_B says:

    @cliffski I think that’s definitely a use for the balance board not as Nintendo intended…

  6. Baliame says:

    Or otherwise Nintendo intended people to find out that’s the best use for it.

  7. K says:

    Shouldn’t they be playing Magic Carpet?

  8. megaman says:

    Hm, aren’t there better uses for that board? I can’t come up with one right now, but there MUST be something better. I hope.
    Also, if that’s how german students sound nowadays I am happy I graduated a couple of years ago.

  9. Pento says:

    WoW? Pfft. Audiosurf is where it’s at.

  10. Mitterand says:

    You can do stupid stuff with consoles too. Tekken 3 controlled by dance mats is ace fun (and if you pick Dr B you can actually play well enough to beat someone with a controller).

  11. Jochen Scheisse says:

    I think I saw something like this on some arcade Snowboarding simulator. Nice geeking though.

  12. phuzz says:

    Guru Meditation simulator surely?

  13. Phil White says:

    Does the board have four sensors? It can’t be very adaptable if so.

    And yes: ’tis very ‘I’ve come to fix your Nintendo’.

  14. Cian says:

    It seems such a waste to see it used for WoW as opposed to something like SSX.

    Although thinking of that, didn’t it come with a board of it’s own?

  15. Pod says:

    haha that video reeks of everything that’s greay about sleazy european porn. (wait -what?!)

  16. kenoxite says:

    The music makes this video the best ever. Gives it the sound of an early 90’s school educational video!!

    Funny. That’s what I thought we’d say in the 90′s about a video like this… just comparing it to the 80s!

    Does it make this an instant classic?

  17. The Shed says:

    Nowhere near as cool as Johnny Lee’s headtracking Wii-based VR system. Scroll down a bit and check that shit.

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