Does the Wii deserve an American Heart Association logo?

Does the Wii deserve an American Hearth Association logo?
Does the Wii deserve an American Hearth Association logo?

It does not promise to turn a couch potato into an athlete, but the Nintendo Wii is one video game system that incorporates calorie-burning movement in its gameplay. That movement can be anything from a flick of the wrist to swinging a bat, boxing or using a Wii Fit accessory to do yoga or exercise with a personal trainer. But should all that -- and a $1.5 million contribution to the American Heart Association -- earn the most active Wii games the right to wear the venerable association's logo?

The logo will only appear only on on the Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort and a Wii system which plays both games.

But the recently-announced partnership with the American Heart Association is already drawing criticism from health experts. Still, there is much to like about the surprise partnership of video game maker and one of the world's most recognized health advocacy organizations.

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