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Nintendo Takes Things Down a Notch With The $99 Wii Mini

Though the Nintendo Wii is still being sold in Canada and the United States, across the ocean in Europe it's been discontinued - replaced with the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini. Nintendo might intend on that same course, in the West. Yesterday, it announced plans to bring the Wii's little sister to the States.

Check Out NASA’s Top LEGO Creations From The “Imagine Our Future Beyond Earth Competition!”

Earlier this year, NASA and LEGO teamed up for two contests that ignited the imaginations of anyone with an idea of the sorts of new vehicles that we might see in orbit in the near future. Let’s take a peek at the winners!

Tackle Land & Sea With The RC Morphibians!

If you’re looking for a safe, unique, durable and downright cool-looking first RC car for the kiddos, do I have the animal/vehicle hybrids for you!

Put Cardboard Tubes To Good Use With Toobalink!

Why waste a perfectly good cardboard tube in the recycle bin when you can make a sword, abstract models and other cool stuff with Toobalink construction sets?

It’s Always Winter With Snowtime Anytime Indoor Snowballs!

As a Floridian, the inherent fun of playing in cold, wet and slushy snow is completely lost on me, but at least I can enjoy pelting family members with plush snowballs year round!

Meet Illumivors: The Ghastly Glowing Predatory Fish Robots You’ve Always Wanted!

They’re growling, chomping, shining, fishy robots that glide across your floors for chills, fun and to scare the wits out of your poor cat: Check out the Illumivors!

Could Video Games Be Used For Anger Management?

About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults? 

KIXEYE Dives Into Mobile Gaming With Backyard Monsters Unleashed

Games studio KIXEYE - best known for developing web-based strategy games like VEGA Conflict and War Commander - today expanded its horizons, taking a deep dive into the mobile realm with Backyard Monsters Unleashed. I got the chance to sit down with KIXEYE's Bryan Lam and Caryl Shaw to discuss the title.

Spice Up Your Bathroom/Kitchen With These Awesome Retro Tile Designs

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the 25th of the Sega Mega Drive. To celebrate the occasion, the folks at Topps Tiles have let their inner geek shine through. They've unleashed a whole host of awesome, retro-themed video game tile designs, ideal for bathroom or kitchen.

Gaming For Knowledge: SimCityEDU Teaches Kids All About City Planning

I've long held that video games are a powerful educational tool in the right hand, and now one more organization is proving that notion correct. In a collaboration with EA and Maxis, non-profit Glasslab recently finished developing an education and formative assessment mod known as SimCityEDU.