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Believe it or not, by now most of us who made new year’s resolutions to exercise and eat right are already falling off the wagon. To pull you back on the wagon – actually, to knock you in the head – there’s Wipeout, an obstacle course game for the whole family.

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The fun and frivolity of holiday festivities has ended. Kids are back in school, seriously counting the down the days to the last big hiatus before summer – spring break.

Help them stay in serious mode with games that combine fun with education. Look no further than your Wii for games that are not just good for them but engaging, easy for you to access and cost effective.

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Robotics and PC video gaming converge in the Mechaverse, a galaxy far, far away but close enough for your kids to access and obsess.

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Between Santa, family and friends, my 10-year-old landed four new video games Christmas Day. When incorporating Wipe Out, Just Dance 3, etc. into the storage containers with all the other video games, it occurred to me that there are about 10 Wii, Xbox and Nintendo DS games that my gamer plays and another 45 plus that he doesn’t.

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For older gamers who “believe” and are still expecting to “receive,” the choices of video games released this fall is as long as Santa’s gift list. From shooter games to strategy, dancing to fighting, consider some of the games for varying platforms rated “E10+” for those 10 and older, “T” for teen and “M” for mature, typically 18 and older.

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