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Online Scrabble Goes Legit

Facebook features a wide variety of applications that allow users to play games like Tetris and Duck Hunt. Now avid gamers will soon be able to add Scrabble to that list.

Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!

The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

Beijing’s Olympics In Your Hands: The Video Game

"Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games" brings the video game icons together. Take a look at the video game version, and the real deal in Beijing.

5 Fun Ways To Slide Into Summer

Despite the influx of video games and other indoor activities, kids still love to play outside. Get them going with a larger than life water experience, right in your very own backyard.

 

Kenner's Blythe Doll Takes on New Life in Japan

Girls of a certain age may remember playing with Blythe, a big-headed doll introduced by American toy company Kenner in 1972. A generation later, Blythe has taken on a new life in far-off Japan. Blythe's most devoted Japanese fans hold her in such deep esteem, one might liken it to mania!

'Handsome Man Bank' Saves Money, Pays Compliments

Japan's women are finding romance in the virtual arms of the “Handsome Man Bank”. Of course, they're paying for every choice compliment they get... literally.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

While fans of the book and movie series The Bourne Conspracy were intent on the closure of the movie trilogy starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, the creative minds at developer High Moon Studios were hard at work on the new video game.

5 Innovative Ways To Play In The Pool

Summer doesn’t have to be the same old thing year after year, especially when it comes to your days spent in the swimming pool.

Sega's New Female Robot Sings, Dances, Kisses

Meet E.M.A., Sega's new female robot! She sings, she dances, she hands out business cards and... she'll give you a kiss if you come within reach. You know you want to.