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Mini Ninjas Adventures

When I have to pause my video game to put on a sports bra, maybe it’s time to rethink my otherwise sedentary lifestyle.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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Zombies, Run!

With spring in the air and temperatures climbing, now is the perfect time to consider getting yourself conditioned for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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Glee Karaoke Revolution Volume 3

The problem isn’t the game itself. Glee Karaoke Revolution is fine, fine. The problem is that I also own one of the Sing It! games.

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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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Monday Night Combat

Thanks to Monday Night Combat, the Xbox is finally bringing me and my husband together instead of tearing us apart.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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How to Train Your Dragon

I was able to outsource most of my item gathering and novice level point grinding to my five-year-old, who thought chasing chickens in the village was hilarious fun.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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The Sims 3

The Sims 3 - PC [$49.99]

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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The Sims 3

My virtual son has a logical mind and a natural talent for music, but he prefers to be alone and tends to act and speak inappropriately. In other words, to mirror my real-life family, I created a little kid with high-functioning autism.

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The Path

The Path questions the value of established video game conventions that place a high value on scoring and doing things "the right way."

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A Vampyre Story

Working as a graphic artist on a successful game does not necessarily translate into the ability to successfully write and develop one.

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Expansion Review: Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack

Tired of slapping together creatures with the same old parts from Spore’s original creature creator? EA hopes that the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack will be a shot in the arm that you, the Spore junkie, will crave.

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Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania features that holy grail of replayability: emergent gameplay.

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Spore

Ideally, Spore is more like a bucket of crayons than a copy of Candy Land -- it's a tool for creating, not a game to be won, lost, or even completed.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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LEGO Indiana Jones

The player gets a special kind of thrill out of living Indiana Jones' iconic scenes through animated minifigs.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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Beijing 2008

Gaming should have evolved a bit over the course of the last twenty four years.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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Hip, Urban, and Undead

A look at Kevan Davis' quietly groundbreaking grid and text-based sandbox MMORPG.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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SimCity Societies

Tilted Mill was so preoccupied with simplifying the game mechanics that they, in fact, made it too simple -- by disallowing failure, Societies is stripped of the joy of success.

Jamie Lynn Dunston
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Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One

Rife with potty humor, the dialogue sometimes seems to have been written by the funniest, most precocious fourth-grade boy in the universe.

Jamie Lynn Dunston

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