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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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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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Sonic Lost World Finds the Video Game Icon Hitting His Stride

The original Sonic the Hedgehog was a side-scroller with pretty simple game play. By comparison, the latest installment, Sonic Lost World, by Sega for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, is a radically different experience… read more

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There (Still) Ain’t No Party Like a Mario Party

I’ve never been a huge fan of video games—not because I didn’t find them fun, but I just don’t have the hand-eye coordination to be any good at them. When my brother and I were… read more

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril Is a Marvel-ously Fun Time

The handheld-only, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, boasts many of the same features as its console sibling, Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Once again, players climb… read more

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Jazwares Shows That It’s Game with Sonic the Hedgehog Action Figures

It can’t always be easy turning a two-dimensional video game character into a three-dimensional toy. The former, after all, need not conform to real-world physics; hence, Sonic the Hedgehog gets by just fine on game… read more

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New Adventure Time Video Game Brings Dungeons, Friendship, and Fun

The popular cartoon Adventure Time was inspired in part by video games, and next month, D3Publisher will be turning the tables. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! packs all the action, fun,… read more

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The Party’s Just Getting Started with Wii Party U!

People love to get together and play games, and thanks to titles like Nintendo’s Wii Party U for the Wii U, the big-screen TV is as likely to be the centerpiece of any game night… read more

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Minecraft offers a whole new world for tweens to create, build, explore

If you have older tweens who love to create, imagine, build and destroy in a virtual world, Minecraft is an downloadable Mac/PC/XBox 360 game you’ll love exploring with your kids. Since it launched in 2011,… read more

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Earth Defense Force 2025 Is a Monstrous Good Time

Not all video games are kid-friendly, and the same could be said about play tests. Recently, The Toy Insider landed an invite to a holiday showcase by D3Publisher of America Inc. The event took place… read more

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