You might not be able to get into great shape using Wii Fit, but it can be a great way to motivate people who otherwise wouldn't do anything. Even a small amount of exercise is useful if you are really out of shape.
It would definitely be fast enough, but I imagine you would run into latency problems. I think 3G would be fast enough for raw data transmission, but the latency is way too bad for any action based game.
This is like a GOTY edition for a game that no one would consider a contender for GOTY. If they don't release the extra stuff as DLC for people who already own Dead Rising 2, then they are screwing up.
The only thing I can think of is that 2K sold NFL 2K5 for $19.99 at release forcing EA to reduce the price of Madden that year to compete. When EA responded by buying the exclusive license, it ended this price competition and allowed them to sell Madden for $59.99 again. I assume that is what the suit is based on. These people think that their games would have only been $19.99 rather than $59.99 if 2K had been able to keep making NFL games.
I don't have a 3DS and I won't until there are games that are worth playing out for it, but some of these arguments are pretty terrible. First, if you market a product as the 3DS, I expect to be able to use 3D without it killing the battery. Telling me that I can increase battery life by turning off features isn't a solution to the problem. Three to five hours is a joke. Second, you can't compare this thing to the iPad or the iPhone, those things are much more powerful than the 3DS in terms of CPU and GPU. I know the exact specs for the 3DS aren't available, but look at Infinity Blade, then look at anything on the 3DS, they aren't even close. Even if you want to make the comparison, it won't do you any favors, those devices still last longer than three hours.
That said, while the battery life is indeed a problem, it shouldn't be a deal breaker for most people. Most people aren't going to be using this outside of the home for more than 3-5 hours per day, which makes the poor battery life an inconvenience more than anything, but an inconvenience that shouldn't exist, which makes it extra frustrating.
That looks good, but it definitely looks like something they will be rolling out soon. It doesn't look next gen, maybe next gen for consoles, but DX11 is where PC games are now. It looks more like an update than a whole new generation of their engine, but of course I could be wrong.
Regardless, I don't think they really have to compete with Id tech 5. Almost nothing used Id tech 4, so Bethesda would have to do some major negotiating to get other developers to pay for the new version. It seems far more likely that developers will just stick to what they know and move to the new Unreal engine when it is ready.
It looks cool, but it also looks like it was a DS game at some point. I understand the move ,as the game will get way more exposure as a 3DS launch title, but from what I have heard and seen, it doesn't take advantage of the power of the 3DS very well. I'm not saying that it needs to in order to be a good game, but it's a little disappointing nonetheless.