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On This Day In Video Game History: March 4

Video games have come a long way ever since the first graphical computer game was created in 1952 by A. S. Douglas. Take a walk down memory lane back to March 4, 2000 with this quick blast of video game history from the not-so-distant past.

SpongeBob and the Clash of Triton Video Game Review

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It's no other than SpongeBob SquarePants! The yellow spongy cartoon character is brought to virtual life in this video game with his sidekick and best friend, Patrick Star. Join the duo as they set out to save Bikini Bottom from Triton and his mutated army of Krabby Patties.

Mashoonga Foam Saber Slices Into Office Fun

The Mashoonga Foam Saber is a fun way to settle inter-office debates or just enjoy swordplay without the possibility of losing an appendage.

Wii Fly Robot? We'd Love To

From designer Florence Boob comes the Wii Fly robot concept - an airborne automaton that will let you play games on the go.

Video Game Hall of Fame: Plants vs. Zombies

Video Game Central presents the first inductee to the Video Game Hall of Fame: Plants vs. Zombies! This quirky game offers a unique take on the tower defense genre and has taken the gaming world by storm ever since its release. Form an alliance with the Peashooters and Wall-nuts and get to know Crazy Dave as you engage in a full-on war with the zombies!

New Video Game Releases: Week 9, 2011

Video Game Central gives you a quick rundown on the latest video games being released this week. Get them while they're hot!

Sing Along with the Cast of Glee Using this App for your iPod!

It doesn't matter whether you're a fan of the hit show or not. This app for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad will get you out of your comfort zone and have you belting out show tunes like a pro in an instant!

New Eco-friendly Beach Toys Here in Spring

How many times have you been to the beach or taken your kids to a sand box and seen forgotten beach toys littering the place? These toys can be so much fun for children (and adults), but often end up forgotten on the beach, trashed when outgrown or broken from over use and then trashed. Zoë b biodegradable beach toys leave behind less plastic waste.

Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Helping To Prevent Or Delay Dementia In Dogs & Cats

Pets, like people, can suffer from cognitive dysfunction as they age, and their symptoms can be very similar to those of humans with Alzheimer's disease.  Not a happy thought, is it?  But there are ways you can prevent or, at least, delay pet 'dementia.'