There's been a lot of talk about the Nintendo Wii's Sports game being the answer to overweight video gamers that have a reputation for working out their fingers, but not their bodies. Most notably following one man's Wii Sports Experiment where he spent six weeks playing Wii games for 30 minutes a day and lost weight.
Still, it seems clear that video games alone (no matter how interactive and fun they might be) are probably not the answer to solving the obesity problem in America. Students at
Carnegie Mellon created this Nintendo-Inspired playhouse for their Spring carnival and while the characters might be a little retro for today's young gamers, the playhouse does fuse beloved Nintendo images with the great outdoors and forced physical activity.