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    • Game On
    • Game On

      Game On: "John Deere Harvest in the Heartland", "Master of Illusion", "Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends", "Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations", $29.99 Nintendo DS, E for Everyone/ "Phoenix Wright" T for Teen
      It's the little things that count. In a year when we've been "BioShock"-ed, heard the "Call of Duty," unpacked "The Orange Box" and gone…
    • Hits and Misses
    • Hits and Misses

      Game On
      You win some, you lose some. Looking back, 2007 was a good year for games. “BioShock” electrified gamers, while “Halo 3” almost lived up…
    • Gifts for Gamers

      Game On
      Ready to play the shopping game? Finding the perfect gift for the gamer on your holiday list this year won't take any more effort than…
    • A Wrinkle in Space and Time
    • A Wrinkle in Space and Time

      Game On: "Super Mario Galaxy"?$49.99,?Wii, E for Everyone; "The Orange Box",?$49.99, PC, $59.99, console,?PC, PS3, 360,?T for Teen and M for Mature
      Something's not right here. Gamers weaned on the rudimentary 3-D of the "Myst" worlds and raised to expect the sophisticated realism of "Far Cry"…
    • Still Pursuing the Trivial
    • Still Pursuing the Trivial

      Game On: "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action"? $59.99 ?Xbox 360? E for Everyone? "Buzz! The Mega Quiz"?$39.99? PlayStation 2 ?E for Everyone ?"Smarty Pants"? $39.99? Nintendo DS ?E for Everyone
      Video games want out of the basement and teenage boys' bedrooms. New games for the Wii, Play-Station 2 and Xbox 360 lead the way…
    • Music to Your Ears
    • Music to Your Ears

      Game On: "Guitar Hero III", Prices vary based on bundle and platform, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, T for Teen
      Blame the guitar. If not for the invention of this six-string device, countless garages would never have faced re-models into jam zones, millions of…
    • Tony Hawk, Take a Walk
    • Tony Hawk, Take a Walk

      Game On: "Skate"? $59.99?, PS3, Xbox 360,? T for Teen
      Remember Tony Hawk? Of course you do. Not only does Hawk have almost supernatural skills on a skateboard, but he's arguably the first person…
    • Don't Try This at Home
    • Don't Try This at Home

      Game On: Jackass: The Game, PS2, PSP, $29.99, M for Mature
      For years MTV has warned you "not to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this show." Not you, and not your…
    • Still Saving the Princess
    • Still Saving the Princess

      Game On: "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass", DS Nintendo, $34.99. E for everyone
      If Mario's not careful, he's going to lose his job. Long Nintendo's heroic mascot, the smiling erstwhile plumber faces stiff competition for his role…
    • Thinking About Games
    • Thinking About Games

      Game On: flOw, Playstation 3, $7.99
      While the Tokyo Game Show dominates the video-game calendar each fall, this September Japan's largest city hosted a different group of game-savvy visitors. The…
    • Keeping it Fresh
    • Keeping it Fresh

      Game On: "Heavenly Station," PlayStation 3
      Seeing double? If the games on your wish list sound strangely familiar, it's probably for a good reason. The franchise remains as much a…
    • The Road Less Traveled
    • The Road Less Traveled

      Game On
      Too many games. Gamers lament that, while their world overflows with interesting things to play, they'll never have a chance to get to them…
    • Hardcore Gamers Soften Up
    • Hardcore Gamers Soften Up

      Game On: "Carnival Games," by Nintendo Wii
      Are you turning into a casual gamer? Sure, you've played "BioShock" and look forward to "Halo 3" as much as the next joystick jockey.…
    • New Game Dives Deep
    • New Game Dives Deep

      Game On: "BioShock", $59.99, Xbox 360, PC, M for Mature
      “BioShock” producer Ken Levine thinks he has a winner. At the end of a jaw-dropping demonstration of the game’s laundry list of features at…
    • The Science of Cheating
    • The Science of Cheating

      Game On: Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems by Greg Hoglund and Gary McGraw, Addison-Wesley, 384 pages. $44.99
      Gary McGraw’s interest in “World of WarCraft” is purely academic. Players of the popular online game might seek heroic fame or the occasional hoard…
    • A Kick in the Pants
    • A Kick in the Pants

      Game On: Mario Strikers, Charged", Nintendo Wii, $49.99, E for Everyone
      How does Nintendo do it? While Mario fans anxiously await the next big thing on the Wii, the company that can’t seem to make…
    • Gamers Take it Easy
    • Gamers Take it Easy

      Game On: "Switchball"
      Stop taking your games so seriously. As much as you may love your “Halo” or “World of WarCraft,” it turns out that the so-called…
    • Big Things to Come

      Game On: The Electronic Entertainment Expo
      Who will win? With green grass still blowing in the summer breeze, gamers have started holiday-season speculation about winners and losers. Fueled by announcements and…
    • Back-to-Back Classics
    • Back-to-Back Classics

      Game On: "SimCity DS:" Nintendo DS, $29.99, E for Everyone. "PaRappa the Rapper:" PSP $29.99, E for Everyone
      Old games, take a bow. “SimCity” and “PaRappa the Rapper” share the distinction of being titles that more or less invented new gaming genres. Every…
    • Something Evil This Way Comes
    • Something Evil This Way Comes

      Game On: "Resident Evil 4," Wii Edition, $29.99
      Gamers, take control. Releasing an old game on a new platform usually doesn’t generate a lot of excitement. Game companies like the idea of…
    • Shuffling the Card-Game Genre
    • Shuffling the Card-Game Genre

      Game On: "Stargate Trading Card Game," $10.99 starter deck; $3.49 booster pack, free online play also available, T for Teen
      Pick a card, any card. Once the exclusive domain of cigar-chomping poker players, afternoon gin rummy aficionados and old ladies’ bridge clubs, card games…
    • Disaster Waiting to Happen
    • Disaster Waiting to Happen

      Game On: "Raw Danger," Playstation 2, $14.99, T for Teen
      Welcome a new gaming genre. Fitting neatly between the survival horror of countless zombie games and the action platformers made famous by the 3-D…
    • Get Smart
    • Get Smart

      Game On: "Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree," Nintendo Wii, $49.99, E for Everyone
      Don’t get a big head. With a little effort, though, you might increase your brain size. That’s the promise if you spend some time…
    • A Gaming Eclipse of the Sun
    • A Gaming Eclipse of the Sun

      Game On: "Shadowrun" Xbox 360/Vista, $59.99, M for Mature
      Looking for a little fun in the sun? Summer arrives when the weather warms up, kids replace the schoolyard with the backyard, and gamers…

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