In the few last years, the gaming industry has introduced games that require physical movement. No more sitting with a controller in your hand couch-potatoting it up all day long. Now, when it comes to gaming, you gotta move it or lose it.
For example, Nintendo Wii requires each player to swing golf clubs, tennis racquet's and throw bowling balls. Playmotion has volleyball, shufflepuck and soccer. Gamercize has wrestling and racing. There's yoga, snowboarding and a host of other activities that keep the fun going and keep your body moving.
Research says that "Exergaming" has more than entertainment value. It offers great physical and mental benefits. I totally agree.
Klein, M., & Simmers, C. (2009). Exergaming: Virtual inspiration, real perspiration Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible Marketers, 10 (1), 35-45 DOI: 10.1108/17473610910940774