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Making the Most of Nintendo Consoles

Nintendo consoles, including the Wii U and the portable 3DS, are topping kids’ wish lists this year, driven by an abundance of new gaming content, such as Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, Pokémon Omega… read more

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Go Beyond Gotham in New Behind the Scenes Videos from Warner Bros.

Ever wonder what goes into making the video games that your family loves? Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released two new developer diaries giving fans an inside look at the making of the upcoming LEGO Batman… read more

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A First Look At This Season’s Hottest Video Games with The Toy Insider Mom

More ABC news videos | ABC Entertainment News Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht appeared on ABC World News Now to give a sneak peak of this season’s hottest video games for kids and families,… read more

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Nintendo Becomes More Playful with Play Nintendo Website

Nintendo has unveiled Play Nintendo at play.nintendo.com, a new website where both kids and parents can interact with the video game maker’s characters and franchises. The site is a child-friendly online destination where kids can… 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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Activision’s Skylanders Trap Team Captures Evil, Unleashes Good

Activision’s newest installment to the $2 billion Skylanders franchise, Skylanders Trap Team, redefines the toys-to-life phenomenon with a new ground-breaking innovation. Unveiled today, the new game will reverse the magic of bringing toys to life… 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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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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