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Old 09-05-06, 12:46 PM
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Goodbye, social life

In the mail today:

PSX memory card

Final Fantasy 7 (3 discs)
Final Fantasy 8 (4 discs)
Legend of Dragoon (4 discs)

RPG's are great for playing on the PS2 while on the treadmill (not as much precision jumping/actions). Ironic, I'll get in great shape and yet never leave the house to show it off.

Oh well.
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Old 09-05-06, 01:12 PM
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Nice. Dragoon is still one of my favorite RPG's of all time. That one will be a bit more difficult while on a treadmill because of the button presses needed for the fighting.
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Old 09-05-06, 01:19 PM
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My hat's off to you. There's no way I could play a game while exercising on the treadmill.
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Originally Posted by uwftke26

RPG's are great for playing on the PS2 while on the treadmill (not as much precision jumping/actions). Ironic, I'll get in great shape and yet never leave the house to show it off.

Oh well.

one of the smartest things ive ever heard....!!! i gotta do that!!
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I usually do Uno or Feeding Frenzy on the 360 on the treadmill.
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i love my recumbant bike for gaming. especially now that the contoller is wireless
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i love my recumbant bike for gaming. especially now that the contoller is wireless
That explains a lot!!! And here I just thought you sucked at COD.. You actually have a somewhat valid excuse!
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
one of the smartest things ive ever heard....!!! i gotta do that!!

Ha ha, thanks. Running is tough, but speed walking (about 3.5-3.7 miles per hour) at a good 8-9% incline is good for about 750 calories an hour. Not too shabby, considering how many hours I'd waste sitting on my ass playing those games. Oh yeah, and a logitech wireless controller is a must.

Glad to hear the good words about Dragoon too, that was the one I'd never seen or played.
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Old 09-05-06, 01:43 PM
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You know, they need a game that actually works with your treadmill. As you run, it shows your avatar running around in a variety of cool environments. You can run by other players who are using the game online. They could call the game "Running Outside".
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I know that was sarcastic Groucho, but there actually was a treadmill-type accessory that worked with video games, I believe with PC FPSes. It was rather big and quite expensive, and I don't know if it ever got out of prototype, but it was an interesting concept.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011802439.html

ah it was Gamerunner
http://www.fpgamerunner.com
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You know, they need a game that actually works with your treadmill. As you run, it shows your avatar running around in a variety of cool environments. You can run by other players who are using the game online. They could call the game "Running Outside".
Hey, running outside would be nice, but I work from home some days and have to have the phone/internet handy. Plus I get bored running. Treadmill + PS2 = hours of exercise every week that fly by, allowing me to consume delicious heavy beers and foods guilt-free.
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BTW, that wasn't intended as a slam on anybody just as a parody on all the "life simulation" games that are out there. Deer hunting, dating, cooking, etc.
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plus, depending on where you live, you have to deal with bugs, barking/biting dogs, poor running surface, and in most of the south, blazing heat most of the year. And when I do run or walk, I like to run or walk 'to' or 'from' somewhere [I used to laugh in college, at the sorority bowheads doing their power walking down Frat Row, then running to catch the bus to go to class, which was *closer* than their total walking distance].
I agree, running is boring; we have a treadmill, but have never used it, but I used to use one of those healthrider things while watching a DVD. Treadmill + wireless controller is actually a very good idea.
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That explains a lot!!! And here I just thought you sucked at COD.. You actually have a somewhat valid excuse!
I figured everyone would think im a fatass with all the Milano talk.
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You like Milano's? News to me..
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Old 09-05-06, 02:23 PM
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I usually play Battlefield online with the 360 as i use the treadmill. Makes time FLY!
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I finished FF7 back in the day; even leveled up to the point I had a couple Knights of the Round materia and I could beat Emerald and Ruby Weapons...hate to think what I'd look like now if I'd spent all that time working out too instead of just sitting on the couch.
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Man all this talk about doing this is making me wonder... How the heck do you do this???

I mean.. I assume it's a slow walk, not a jog or a run?
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Man all this talk about doing this is making me wonder... How the heck do you do this???

I mean.. I assume it's a slow walk, not a jog or a run?
See post #8
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You like Milano's? News to me..
doesnt everyone???

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Old 09-05-06, 04:31 PM
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You are your milanos. I have to try some again. It's been a long time.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
You know, they need a game that actually works with your treadmill. As you run, it shows your avatar running around in a variety of cool environments. You can run by other players who are using the game online. They could call the game "Running Outside".
I heard that game has some really awesome PvP, but the character customization is pretty limited, and it takes a long time to level up.
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Old 09-07-06, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by uwftke26
RPG's are great for playing on the PS2 while on the treadmill (not as much precision jumping/actions). Ironic, I'll get in great shape and yet never leave the house to show it off.
Fan-bleeding-tastic idea. Would have never thought of that.
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Fan-bleeding-tastic idea. Would have never thought of that.
It'll change your life, I tell ya. I did 800 calories and 90 carbs last night while leveling in FF&
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