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'Go Vacation' Is 'Sports Resort' All Grown Up

Add Go Vacation to the ranks of social games that bring face-to-face interactions into a virtual world. Its premise is simple: the game takes you to a virtual resort where you can participate in a variety of mini-games thinly disguised as sports and recreational activities.

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Netflix to stream movies on Wii console

Alex Pham and Ben Fritz
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Nintendo's Niceness Problem

Nintendo might do well to remember that we, as gamers, crave a challenge every once in a while.

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Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2

The reality is that both American Idol and karaoke are conceptually voyeuristic endeavors for the audience. But for the participants, the competitiveness of a contest like American Idol doesn't necessarily translate.

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TWiG 2009-03-16: A Very Portable St. Patty's Day

New releases for the week of 2009-03-16...

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Ultimate Shooting Collection

Space shooters: where the art is in the execution.

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SimAnimals

This simulation of animal behavior may further the Sim-franchise's interests in simulating human behavior.

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SPRay

While plenty of games have been very clearly inspired by Super Mario 64, SPRay might be the first that's drawn so directly from the underrated Super Mario Sunshine.

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Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine (Wii Version)

If you really like the experience of chopping a lot, you're gonna love Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine.

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Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

For all the innovation in Mushroom Men, it is not applied in a way that suitably overcomes the inherent problems of the genre.

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Castlevania Judgment

Many of the characters in Judgment seem like caricatures of themselves, their designs clearly influenced a bit too much by Soul Calibur.

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Skate It

Skate It stands as one of most realistic skateboarding games ever made while maintaining the playability and casual attitude of its predecessors.

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Quantum of Solace

What truly shines in Quantum of Solace is the single player mode, not the multiplayer that the series has become notorious for.

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Art Style: Rotohex

For all intents and purposes, Art Style: Rotohex is Tetris with triangles.

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Sam & Max: Season One

For a player wanting a good laugh, Sam & Max delivers.

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WiiWare: Tetris Party

A look at the latest iteration of Tetris via Nintendo's WiiWare.

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Wii Music

Where Miyamoto says you're creating music, you're actually just creating varying rhythms, stringing together eighth and sixteenth notes.

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Art Style: Orbient

How does one evaluate the challenge of a game that features an entirely unique play style?

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The Console War

A Dramatization of the Console War of 2008.

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de Blob

de Blob is imbued with the same sort of grinding, childlike Zen that Katamari Damacy perfected.

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Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! may be the best post-modern video game ever.

Jason Cook
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Mario Super Sluggers

With the baseball postseason in full swing, Mario Super Sluggers steps up to the plate with a typically psychedelic take on America's pastime -- and hits an RBI triple.

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Wonder World Amusement Park

Carnival games on the Wii is a great idea whose time has come -- and apparently gone -- without any developer truly realizing the potential of the concept.

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Space Chimps

As a movie, Space Chimps tanked pretty hard. As a videogame, though, it's got a lot going for it.

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Order Up!

Order Up! takes the simulator aspects of a game like Cooking Mama and adds a broader frame and purpose.

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Wii Fit

L.B. Jeffries offers his experiences with eight weeks of Wii Fit training.

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Opoona

Opoona fails as a character because he's a weird little bulbous alien with a pom-pom on his head named Opoona.

Jason Cook
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Deca Sports

There's a psychological advantage to a game that allows you to play as yourself, or at least as someone created by yourself, as opposed to one that simply offers someone who looks a little like you.

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Boom Blox

The different weights of blocks and projectiles alike are so well realized, they are almost tactile.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Seeing Sonic and Mario alongside each other in the same game is still a synapse fryer along the lines of seeing Mickey Mouse guest star as a cadaver on CSI. Something about it just...ain't...right.

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Battle of the Bands

"Mama Said Knock You Out" becomes a whole different song when sung by a jug band.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Even though many of the core game mechanics have not changed a jot from Melee, it's still almost impossible to return to the older game after seeing what the newer stages were capable of.

Brendan Lynch
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Sega Bass Fishing Returns!

Arun Subramanian takes a look at the recent Wii release of the Dreamcast/arcade fishing sim Sega Bass Fishing.

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Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii has reached critical mass levels of madcappery.


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