Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

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Earlier this month GamePolitics reported on a study which suggested that excessive video game and T.V. time may be contributing to reduced vitamin D levels in children.

Funny man Stephen Colbert, however, may have the answer. In the clip at left, Colbert recommends using the "VaxBox 360" to play Tan Theft Auto, thus soaking in gobs of vitamin D-producing UV rays.

Okay, so it's funnier when Colbert says it...

If you want to skip ahead to the game-related bits, they begin at about 3:45 into the clip.

Via: Kotaku


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Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

heh Im a red head apparently that means  Im better at making vitimin D than the rest of you people HEE HEE

Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

If only we were cats, then we wouldn't have this vitamin D problem.

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Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

Sounds like a quick way to get skin cancer.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

Having a sun lamp while you game really isn't a bad idea.

Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

Again with the random button mashing. :/

Re: Colbert: Play "Tan Theft Auto," Get Vitamin D Power-up

Annoying isn't it? Just like doing it along with playing a game with sound effects from the 70s/early 80s/Atari days. Or the kid playing a Gameboy with no game in it as well. >_>

 
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