Posts Tagged "Wii"

Wii 2: 10 Features We Want to See

Wii 2: 10 Features We Want to See

Rumor has it that a very special guest will be making an appearance at E3 2011, namely, the Wii’s successor. Call it the Wii 2; call it the Wii HD; call it “Fred” for all it matters: We won’t know anything about Nintendo’s new video game system until the company is good and ready to tell us all about it. But that just makes it extra-fun to put together a wish list. Here’s what we’d like to see in terms of features from the...

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Best Video Games 2011: Summer Preview

Best Video Games 2011: Summer Preview

The summer months can be downright chilly as far as video game sales are concerned. Much of the game-playing population goes away on holidays, and publishers use June, July and August to polish up their big Christmas releases. But that doesn’t mean that summer is a wholly barren time for gaming. In fact, some interesting stuff is coming our way in the hot months of 2011. Here’s what you can expect. Torchlight II (Mac/PC, July 2011) — An action...

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10 Tips for Healthy Family Gaming

10 Tips for Healthy Family Gaming

Video game writers like to say, “The family that plays together stays together.” It’s usually said in half-jest, but there’s a thread of truth in the saying. When a family enjoys a game, they’re also learning sportsmanship, engaging in communication, and just getting a chance to sit, talk, and open up to one another. Most family therapists recommend that parents and kids wind down together with at least one “Family Game...

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10 Best Games, Franchises for Kids

10 Best Games, Franchises for Kids

When a video game is described by a reviewer as a “kids’ game,” it’s usually meant as an insult. The term “kids’ games” conjures images of overly-simplistic gameplay, bland, licensed characters, and titles that are intended from the start to entertain very young children. The problem is that our predisposed ideas of kids’ games aren’t unjustified. Many games for children are rotten. But it’s important to...

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Kids and Video Games: A New Guide

Kids and Video Games: A New Guide

Video gaming is a bit of a misfit activity. Though it’s slowly gaining acceptance as an ideal family pastime, it has yet to shake off the bits of bad press that cling to it like barnacles. Gaming seems to always wind up being mentioned in the same breath as a school shooting, or rising instances of childhood obesity and diabetes. As a result, some parents might be a little shocked when they learn that you let your kids play games. You may as well suggest that...

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