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Are we moving closer to a childhood without toys?

Toy manufactures are struggling against more than just recall backlash from weary plaything purchasers, "age compression" is just as dangerous a threat to their livelihood as any lead-based colorant. Age compression is young children desiring items...

Nintendo offering Wii rainchecks

A raincheck is not the same thing as wrapping a box containing a long-wished-for Wii system under the tree, but it's better than nothing. Nintendo announced it will make "Wii Rainchecks" available to those who pay for a system on December 20th and...

Wii still hard to find - video

A year after the release of Tickle-Me Elmo or Furby, demand dropped and the patient(or unlucky the first time around) were rewarded with shelves stocked with the toys that had brought shoppers to blows. This isn't the case with the Nintendo Wii. A...

Japanese arcade game breaks players' arms

I never hung out in arcades as a kid. They always seemed alluring, however -- like pool halls, late-night bowling alleys, and other cramped, dingy places designed to let people kill time compulsively. And I'm sure if I'd heard that there was a video...

Is it too soon to take baby to a party?

Well, I guess I've sort of answered that question already, as I've now taken my darling little baby boy to two parties, but I thought I'd share my experiences with you and see what you think! A few week ago, when Mercer was between ten and twelve...

Should video games be given 'R' ratings?

The real question is 'should video games be given 'R' ratings even if it means sales of the game would tank?' According to an interesting tidbit from News-Record.com, a North Carolina on-line newspaper, Rock Star Games, who seem to court...

Toddler smashes TV in Wii-enduced rage

I know I've been complimentary about Wii-playing toddlers before, and the console does have some games geared towards youngsters, but this latest news from Endgadget makes me wonder if the system isn't entirely appropriate for kids. Brian McConnell...

Fisher Price makes fitness video game for kids

In the wake of success stories like Dance, Dance Revolution and Wii -- both of which have been officially endorsed by fitness experts in helping kids get physically active -- Fisher Price has created it's own "exergame," the Smart Cycle. Essentially,...

Family fun on the Wii

It seems like every time I turn around someone else has fallen in love with their new Nintendo Wii. We're a little behind at my house, having only just broke out the 'ol Nintendo 64 while taking a snow day off work, so maybe it's time we got with the...

Scarceness of game consoles prompts thefts

While trolling about on the Internet I found a woman whose pain outstrips mine by far. Sure, I'm a single mom of three crazy kids, strapped for cash, yada, yada, yada. But this woman beats me. Over the holidays not only was her her home burglarized,...

Product Recall: Nintendo Wii controller wrist straps

Nintendo of America Inc., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily replacing the wrist straps used with controllers for the Nintendo Wii video game system. The wrist straps originally included with the game system...

GamerDad gives an honest review of the new Wii

In the past couple of weeks I have come to appreciate the guys at GamerDad. They are a group of honest, hardworking guys who all have children and happen to truly enjoy their video games. As a mother of a teen who also loves video games, I often...

Wii is coming! Wii is coming!

Young boys, and a few men, the world over are practically vibrating with anticipation at the thought of a yet another game console coming into their universe. In just a few short days, Nintendo will release its coolest game console ever, the Wii. I...

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