Tips for Staying Safe When Playing Wii Games

December 10, 2009

The safety factor is usually the last thing in people’s mind when it comes to video games. After all, how risky can playing in one’s home be? However, it pays to heed the safety warnings issued by manufacturers of video games, such as the Nintendo Wii, as doing so ensures that children and adults alike can truly enjoy their gaming experience.
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5 Positive Effects of Playing Video Games

December 8, 2009

We hear all the time about how bad video games are, but that’s rarely true. In fact, there are many benefits to playing video games. These positive effects make playing video games a viable option for occasional entertainment for both children and adults.
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review

December 7, 2009

If there’s one thing that developer LucasArts is known for, aside from bringing George Lucas’s far, far-away galaxies to game systems near you, it would have to be the gaming gold mine of witty and whimsical adventures that the company produced in the nineties. A winning formula of clever puzzles, memorable characters, and sabre-sharp writing has ensured these games a place in the most hallowed sanctuaries of interactive classics. Among these was the Monkey Island series, which was comprised of four entries in its initial glory days from 1990 to 2001.
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The Most Anticipated PC Game of 2010 – Starcraft II

December 6, 2009

In 1998, Blizzard Entertainment released StarCraft, a real-time strategy video game that depicted an epic battle for supremacy set in the 26th century. Players could choose to fight for dominance as one of three species: a group of humans exiled from earth known as the Terrans; an insect-like species known as the Zerg; and the Protoss, a humanoid race that was advanced in mental and technological capabilities. The game focused on harboring resources and building settlements that could support an army and a fleet of vehicles and airships strong enough to destroy any enemies in the vicinity.
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Biography of Steven L. Kent, Author of The Ultimate History of Video Games

December 5, 2009

About the Author

The author of The Ultimate History of Video Games, Steven L. Kent is one of the foremost experts in the field of classic and modern video games. Kent has appeared on various news programs (including the CBS Morning Show and the NBC Nightly News) talking about video games and has had articles published in USA Today, Rolling Stone, RePlay, Wired, Next Generation, and numerous other magazines.
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Must-Have Holiday Games

December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means just one thing – Black Friday and the hectic holiday shopping is almost upon us! While this is certainly an exciting time, it can also be a highly competitive one, as shoppers try to edge each other out for the most sought-after gifts for their friends and families. But fear not – one sure-fire way to enter the shopping season with the upper hand is to get a head start on what will be hot. This guide will give you the inside scoop on the best games to be released in December.
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