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The oldest video game genre has added a new contender. Tribes Ascend is the latest FPS game (first-person shooter game) to enter this massive market of combat competition. The new projectile producing gameplay is free, only available on the PC, multiplayer and created for the 13-plus crowd.

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What’s a momma to do? It’s spring break. It’s raining and you’ve heard for the 45th time, “I’m bored.” It’s a precursor to many summer scenarios, so you might as well start building your arsenal of amusement options now.

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Nintendo’s mustached Mario parks his Kart this week to make way for a new installment in a 25-year-old franchise – Kid Icarus.

Kid Icarus Uprising is rated “E” for everyone by the Software Entertainment Review Board, but there is mild fantasy violence.

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It’s one of my favorite times of the year – Little League season. Baseball games are always intriguing because you just never know what’s going to happen next. Sometimes you’re awed by a seemingly miraculous double play and other times you just can’t help but fall over laughing when the right fielder misses a fly ball because he’s too busy break dancing.

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The top selling video games in the world so far in 2012 aren’t shooter games, as some of us would have guessed. Nope. They’re fitness games.

In North America, the No. 1 game is actually a dance game. Just Dance 3 for the Wii has been the top selling video game in 2012 so far. To date, Just Dance 3 (Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011) has sold more than 7 million copies since its October 2011 release. It’s estimated that worldwide, gamers spend 23 million minutes per day playing the game, dancing to 7.5 million songs daily!

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