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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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Lego the Hobbit Is Not Just a Tolkien Gesture

Given the success of the two Hobbit films to date, it would be understandable if any video games based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel attempted to get by on name recognition alone.… read more

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Yoshi’s New Island Provides New Adventures

In Yoshi’s New Island game, which recently launched for Nintendo 3DS, the loveable Yoshi moves from sidekick to hero in a platforming adventure on a new island with brand new power-ups. Kids can traverse a… read more

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Going Ape Over Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Is Easy

Donkey Kong has aged pretty well over the years. The erstwhile villain of the early ’80s arcade classic that bore his namesake, Mr. Kong has been the hero of his own tale ever since the… read more

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Professor Layton’s Puzzling Legacy Continues with the Azran Legacy on Nintendo 3DS

Since 2007, the character of Professor Hershel Layton has starred in a series of popular puzzle games developed by Level-5 and published by Nintendo. Now comes Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, which finds the… read more

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The Lego Movie Videogame Builds on Series’ Signature Gameplay

The latest in a line featuring Lego as the building block of elaborate universes, The Lego Movie Videogame, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, is fun for kids ages 7 and up. Similar… read more

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DuckTales: Remastered Deserves Woo-hoos!

If like me, you grew up during the 1980s, you probably have fond memories of DuckTales, the seminal animated series that re-imagined Disney’s Scrooge McDuck as a feisty, modern-day fortune hunter. In 1989, Capcom released… read more

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