This is really a grand idea, from back in 1982. Many people like to game. Generally, these people do not like to exercise. Why not combine exercise and gaming? Let the fittest one win! Imagine hookin’ an Xbox 360 or PS3 up to a thing like this, and letting your blood flow while trying to destroy the competition! Why doesn’t this yet exist?

From the Neiman Marcus 1982 catalog:

“The LaserTour by Perceptronics utilizes the modern magic of microelectronics to create a totally new concept of surrogate travel as you exercise. The LaserTour is a unique microcomputer system that amalgamates a superior, industrial quality LaserDisc player with a video disc, a 45″ rear screen video projector, and the Lifecycle electronic bicycle/aerobic trainer.” Sounds so good…

source: Swapatorium