By Andrew Liszewski
It’s nice to see one of the probable causes of weight gain being used as a solution to the problem. Ubisoft has just announced a new title that should be available this summer called My Weight Loss Coach. The game, which is targeted at casual and presumably overweight players, uses a combination of customizable coaching sessions and a pedometer accessory to promote and track physical activity. The pedometer can be synced to the DS, and will not only keep track of your daily physical effort, but will also help you balance your food intake. Unfortunately there are no photos of the accessory at this time.
Rumor has it the game was originally titled My Powdered Donut Eating Coach, and was to be targeted at players with ambitions of competing in the MLE (Major League Eating) or to those who just didn’t feel like exercising. But concerns that players would become too obese to play future Ubisoft titles caused the company to switch directions. I think it was a good decision, since I’m sure we all remember the fallout from the N64 game, My ‘Put Gravy On Everything’ Coach.