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Skylanders Trap Team Breathes New Life into Toys

The Skylanders franchise is best-known for revolutionizing the toys-to-life phenomenon, and Activision is kicking things up this year with yet another innovative way to play with the fourth installment, Skylanders Trap Team. With this new… read more

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Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Is a Smash-ing Good Time!

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros., which arrives on 3DS ahead of Wii U this holiday season, has a little something for everyone. Well, to be fair, if we’re talking about classic video game characters, it has… read more

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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Powers Up Toys-to-Life

Disney Interactive Studios has supercharged the toys-to-life category with the launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Now, kids can play as their favorite superheroes, including the Avengers, the scrappy band of intergalactic… read more

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Worlds Collide and Puzzles Abound in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

It may seem like an odd match at first: a video game series based around solving puzzles, and another series that simulates courtroom battles. But in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, from Level… read more

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Play as Your Favorite Lego Ninjago Character? Yes, You Clan!

There are countless themes for Lego construction toys, and the same holds true for Lego-based video games. To a certain degree, all have the same basic aesthetic and game play: three-quarters aerial view, and lots… read more

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Upside Down!

The sun was setting on Moo Moo Farms as my Shy Guy in his souped up go kart launched like a bullet (literally, since the power-up changes you into an indestructible bullet), dodging cows and… read more

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In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game, With Great Power Comes Innovative Game Play

It took Spider-Man himself a lot of practice to get the hang of his new powers, and that was a reassuring thought when I started playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, from Activision. The game introduces… read more

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Grab the Miracle Fruit, Inhale the Competition with Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby is my favorite iconic Nintendo character (partly because he’s the only character I know how to control in Super Smash Bros.). What’s better than a pink, puffy, arm-and-legless creature who can fly AND steal… read more

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Tee Off with Mario and Friends in Mario Golf: World Tour

Through the years, Mario and his friends have been quite the athletes. From golf and tennis to soccer and basketball, kids have hit the virtual fields with their favorite characters on Nintendo systems. Mario Golf:… read more

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Disney Magical World Takes Players into a Digital Magic Kingdom

Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, etc., are among the most recognizable around, and Disney Magical World puts them all in a customizable universe full of mini-adventures. Published by Nintendo for… read more

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