The problem with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

For some reason, now that Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is out I’ve finally started playing the original on a…

For some reason, now that Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is out I’ve finally started playing the original on a regular basis. All in all it’s a great way to work out. The main problem I’m having is that for some reason the game decided I should be on the “Advanced” cardio track even after I retook the quiz and failed on purpose and I can’t figure out any way to change that. I’m lucky enough to have a lot of floor space in my living room and the Kinect tracks pretty well on most of the exercises. There are a couple of issues though, which I’ve decided to chronicle in terrible thrown-together-in-MS-Paint comic form:

Why Microsoft Points Are Actually Awesome

What you’re probably thinking. Stop it! Well, maybe not awesome. But definitely better than the common perception would have you…

What you’re probably thinking. Stop it!

Well, maybe not awesome. But definitely better than the common perception would have you believe.

Recently I had an epiphany. For the past few years every time I made a transaction on Xbox Live I tried to convert the ever-annoying Microsoft points into dollars in my head so I could figure out how much money I was blowing. I realize now that while it’s not a very intuitive system, it’s actually not that bad.

Here are a couple of strategies to help you get the most bang for your virtual buck: