Two Fitness MMOs Go Mano a Mano with Their PvP Plans

Last year I profiled Fitocracy » 5/16/12 6:10pm 5/16/12 6:10pm, which isn't a video game per se but a gamified fitness regimen that draws from concepts familiar to role-playing video games. One MMO analogue it lacked, however, was the idea of player-vs.-player combat.

Work Out Smarter, Not Harder, With Fitocracy's Mobile App

It was embarassing to check back in to Fitocracy » 4/20/12 12:00pm 4/20/12 12:00pm, the gamified "workout MMO" , and see almost no activity on my account since the previous summer. It's not that I haven't been to a gym since then. But a combination of backsliding and simply failing to log my activity meant I'd done what a lot of free-to-play gamers…

Looking Back on Sports' Movers, Makers, and Video Gamers in 2011

A walk-on running back; a dad who couldn't tell his kids what he did; a fat kid who started going to the gym and never stopped. A guy who came to know his sport's greatest venue in ways some champions never will. The top man at sports video gaming's dominant publisher, and a college student who considers himself a… » 12/24/11 6:00pm 12/24/11 6:00pm

How Making Fitness Into a Role-Playing Game Makes Us All Look and Feel…

About four months ago I profiled Fitocracy, the social networking/fitness site that seeks to motivate gamers to hit the gym by incorporating role-playing game aspects into their workout plan. Today, Fitocracy and its founding duo received a huge profile courtesy of CNN, and it's making all gamers look better as a… » 10/14/11 11:00pm 10/14/11 11:00pm

My Workout Partner is a Role-Playing Game

Two hundred bucks. My health insurance company will give me $200 if I just go to the gym, 50 times in a six-month span. That's about two times a week. Coming into May, I only needed seven more visits to collect the moolah. And even with cash on the barrelhead waiting, I started making excuses why I couldn't go that… » 5/21/11 5:00pm 5/21/11 5:00pm