Up with doubles, down with diabetes: DDR II for Wii is out today
DanceDanceRevolution II, which is actually the 6th game in the DDR series for Wii, hits the streets today. Rather than compete with the Just Dance juggernaut, DDR II is turning to their old-school fans in several ways: two-mat doubles mode is back (YAY!! :)), you can buy the game separately rather than in a mat bundle (another YAY!), and there is a “Stop Diabetes” logo on the box.
DDR and diabetes go back quite a ways. The American Diabetes Association (who is behind the Stop Diabetes logo) printed an article way back in 2004 that called active video games like DDR “an effective means to reverse obesity and prevent diabetes.” More recently, a study was announced that will directly compare DDR-playing with treadmill exercise in blood sugar control.