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Royal Wedding PEZ Dispensers: The King's Sweets

PEZ makes around 80 million dispensers annually, most of those in China, but the special set of William and Kate PEZ dispensers available to eBay bidders from April 7 through 17 are priceless... literally.

Retro Handheld Gaming on Your PC with Pica Pic

Remember the days when hand-held game and watch consoles only featured one game which was basic and simple in premise and gameplay? I recall owning two or three of these back in the day so I found it a pleasant surprise to find at least one of the previous game titles I owned on Pica Pic, a brand-spanking new site that allows you to play over 19 classic games for free online.

Exposure To Violence Makes Kids More Aggressive

Two world-wide studies published within a year of each other have looked at the increase of violence among children. They came, not surprisingly, to the same conclusion, one which seems like common sense to many of us, but which has been challenged time and time again by propagandists for TV and video game manufacturers.  The conclusion? Violence begets violence, no matter where it comes from.

 


New Video Game Releases: Week 13, 2011

This week's latest releases do not disappoint. Role-playing gamers will have plenty of titles to choose from, including The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The 3rd Birthday, and Mass Effect 2. Most of these titles are sequels or spin-offs from established RPG franchises, making it an added bonus if you're currently following their respective series. Gear up for some realistic racing in Shift 2: Unleashed or take a trip down to Hawaii for some hidden object fun in Vacation Quest: The Hawaiian Islands. Finally, take your love for wrestling on a whole new level and play as your favorite wrestlers in WWE All-Stars.

Transform Your iPod into the Ultimate Handheld Gaming Console with These Gamepad Stickers

If you're an avid gamer then I'm sure you've encountered a plethora of games for your iPhone or iPod Touch that's a little bit hard to navigate with just flat, touchscreen controls. Have you ever played an action game or a shooter and reminisced just how much easier and better gameplay was if you had this game to play on your Game Boy or PlayStation Portable or Nintendo DS with the raised controls and buttons?

Xbox 720: Is It Coming Soon?

Speculation as to when the successor of the Xbox 360 will be released began way back since 2007. News about the Xbox 720 (it would make sense to some people just to multiply the 360 by 2 to arrive at the new name, but we never know, Microsoft could really use it) is making rounds once again, but it isn't just plain rumors that's stirring the coup this time around.

Taste The Lightning: MSI Reveals Two New Graphics Cards

This week, Micro Star International; the world leader in the manufacture of computer components, revealed what may be two of the best graphics cards on the market: the Geforce N580GTX Lightning and Radeon R6970 Lightning. These are some nice cards here, folks.

Hopscotch Floor Decals Bring Outdoor Fun Indoors

I tell you, if I had had the chance to play hopscotch indoors at home when I was a kid I would have been thrilled!  For today’s kids this is entirely possible.  Hopscotch Floor Decals are easily installed on most types of flooring and can be removed with any damage to the floor.

Get Ready for Landing and Takeoff in the Airport Mania iPod Game

You may not own a real physical airport but you can manage one on your iPhone or iPod Touch with Airport Mania: First Flight. Land the planes and guide them across the tarmac to unload their passengers. Load some new ones on-board and send the planes soaring back to the sky for another flight.

On This Day In Video Game History: March 29

On March 29, 2004..Painkiller goes gold. The highly anticipated first-person shooter published by DreamCatcher Games and developed by People Can Fly is finally ready to go into production.