MMO fans may recall news from last year when a treadmill was hooked into World of Warcraft
so players could run in real life to make their characters run, getting exercise while playing. Now, with the release of Aion
, which features characters with wings, the makers of the Robopult
decided to take it a step further. Reader wintersynth
"We hooked a treadmill and Wiimotes through BlueTooth and GlovePIE to Aion so we could take advantage of the run/fly sequences and get fit while we play the game. It's kind of like interval training, which is supposed to burn more fat and be better for cardio. It's too tough to play this way all the time, but for a quest a day, it might be perfect."