Nintendo's Wii U is the only new game system on the horizon as console makers are having a hard time figuring out how to improve on what they've got.
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August 24, 2012 The major game console makers have taken a time out to improve on what they've got. Some gamers don't see a need for an upgrade, others know what they'd like to see in new systems. One idea is to store games online, another to make consoles more attractive for non-gaming users.
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Inside Team Fortress 2
June 25, 2012 "Valve doesn't care about anything other than creating games. Suddenly, they've wound up with economies."
As mobile games gain popularity, some traditional game developers have taken note and created simpler games.
April 3, 2012 Mobile games like Angry Birds and Draw Something have gained huge popularity partly because of one asset: simplicity. As a result, the traditional video game industry is taking note. But not all of them are following the same route.
February 27, 2012 Giving kids a Wii and active video games isn't enough to increase their daily exercise, a new study found. The active gamers didn't move more than children playing traditional sit-on-the-sofa video games.
Mushrooms are a staple in the Super Mario Bros. games.
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January 18, 2012 Mushrooms and cherries first taught gamers what food can do in games. Now, one gamer has taken the food from the virtual world and put it on the dinner plate.
December 15, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Supreme Court in 2012, and listeners reflect on what was accomplished and lost in Iraq. In the second hour, Mark Kelly talks about his wife Gabby Giffords, and the top video games in the holiday season.
November 9, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie looks at the week in politics. In the second hour, why people with knowledge of abuse decide to speak up, or not, and a discussion about Modern Warfare 3 and the changing video game industry.
March 7, 2011 Video games that require physical activity can be downright strenuous. Some, including Dance Dance Revolution, can be better exercise than walking on a treadmill, a new study finds.
For best behavior, don't let her play alone.
February 2, 2011 Girls who play video games with Mom and Dad tend to be more helpful and less aggressive. The same can't be said for Junior.
Children of today -- this ain't your brother's Nintendo cartridge. As a matter of fact, these things don't even play video games.
January 11, 2011 What happens when children of the current generation get to play with record players and computer parts from the past? Confusion. Hilarity. And a sense that the times are a changin'.
October 18, 2010 Most of us have had a "friend" who was stood up on a date--but only Stout Games founder Jeroen Stout has actually turned it into an emotional, gaming experience. It's called Dinner Date and it's coming out November 4th.
June 11, 2010 This is the perfect game for people who don't like games because they are bad at them. It has no rules, and only requires you to use your arrow keys to move your protagonist around on screen.
May 28, 2010 We play the greatest dolphin-themed sports game of all time.
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