A Video Game That Rewards Healthy Eating

When we envision the perfect things to eat while playing video games, we can't help but conjure up pizza slices, potato chips and, sometimes, pizza slices with potato chips on top. One Japanese scientist, however, has taken on the lonely task of trying to change all of that. He's made a tech-heavy video game intended to promote healthy eating.

Dr. Takayuki Kosaka of the  Kanagawa Institute of Technology has created Food Practice Shooter (abbreviated to FPS.) How does it get you to eat your broccoli? Through an extremely convoluted system that includes scales to measure what you are eating, cameras and microphones to view and listen to your chews and, finally, a gun peripheral that converts this information to in-game ammo.

The game was being demoed at last week's Tokyo Game Show and, by all accounts, was quite a hit. However, due to all of the hardware required to get this thing to work, don't expect it to show up at Gamestop anytime soon.

Next Up

11 Coolest Video Game Cakes

Here are 11 amazing and beautiful cakes based on popular video games.

Healthy Eats at Luxury Hotels

Get six picks for hotels offering separate menus for vegetarian and vegan diners, and shifting their focus from heavy, lavish fare to sustainable, organic and local ingredients.

50 Ways to Eat Healthy

Stick to your resolutions with light, healthy recipes to suit every appetite.

Game Day Eats: Barbecue Chicken Sliders

Learn the secret to perfect barbecue chicken, then turn the meat into game day sliders with this easy recipe from Cooking Channel.

Best College Eats: The Championship Game

We are down to the final two dishes in Cooking Channel's Best College Eats tournament. Marquette University's chili takes on Baylor's Gut Pak. Which dish will win?

Drop 5 lbs: Aarti Sequeira's Healthy Restaurant Eating Guide

Let Aarti Sequeira show you how to eat healthier at restaurants and drop 5 pounds.

On TV

Ching's Amazing Asia

7:30am | 6:30c

Ching's Amazing Asia

8:30am | 7:30c

Ching's Amazing Asia

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12pm | 11c

Cheap Eats

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Man v. Food

10pm | 9c

Man v. Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Man v. Food

11pm | 10c

Man v. Food

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Man v. Food

2am | 1c

Man v. Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Man v. Food

3am | 2c

Man v. Food

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Mondays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here