Feature: DSi XL – What’s New and Notable

“Nintendo has been well known for constantly retooling its handheld gaming systems and strategically releasing upgraded version with enhanced features and fresh designs. The Game Boy and Game Boy Advance lines went through many such redesigns during their lengthy life spans, and the DS is getting similar treatment. Hot on the heels of last year’s DSi, Nintendo is launching the DSi XL on March 28.. Here’s a rundown of what’s new and notable on the handheld and what’s unchanged.”

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Top Downloadable Games: February 2010


“The downloadable gaming delights just keep coming, and February has a glut of new affordably priced games that are absolutely worth your time. This month’s top downloadable games list is packed with action. Grab onto your seats, as we go toe-to-toe with hovering space tanks, heavy metal monsters, firepower-packing towers, and musical block puzzles.”

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Feature: Aliens vs. Predator: 7 Things Parents Should Know


“This latest take on the ongoing extraterrestrial grudge match provides a truly authentic heart-pounding action-adventure revolving around a new eerie tale that features both bloodthirsty alien races and the unfortunate humans who wind up caught in their midst. After digging into the darkest depths this game has to offer, we’ve put together all the gory details parents should be aware of when considering picking up this M-Rated shooter.”

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Feature: 8 Things Parents Should Know About No More Heroes 2


“Just in time to fill the traditionally quiet release period following the holidays with ample blood spray and excessive cleavage physics, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle has arrived on the Wii, and it’s even wilder, gorier, and sexier than its predecessor. After meticulously exploring many of the game’s nooks and crannies, we’ve compiled all the important information parents need to know about this M-rated title.”

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Column: Top Downloadable Games for Jan. 2010

“With the glut of pre-holiday retail releases finally beginning to subside and pocketbooks slowly recovering from their recently empty, threadbare state caused by the big annual splurge of massive gift purchasing, it’s a perfect time to get caught up on some of this month’s top digital game downloads. Your wallet will thank you. We get a little zany this month with a fun medley packed with marching muscle heads, rocket-propelled pixel men, turn-based RPG adventure, and warring puzzle nations.”

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Feature: All About DSiWare

“Let’s face it; sometimes you crave a fresh dose of quick gaming fun without having to put forth a lot of physical effort or lay down a ton of money. With the prevalence of high-speed wireless internet and improved hardware capabilities, it’s becoming a lot easier to instantly purchase and download new games without even having to set foot in a store. Wii owners may have hundreds of low-cost classic Virtual Console NES and downloadable WiiWare games available at their fingertips, but now even DSi owners can get in on the downloadable fun.”

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Feature: Top Downloadable Games for December


“The holiday season is a time for cheer and happiness for many, but it’s also a crazy time to be venturing out into the wintry bustle of last-minute shopping madness. Thankfully, there are a lot of affordable, excellent downloadable games to be had without ever leaving the warmth of your roaring hearth fire and the company of your loved ones. Grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa and settle in for this month’s download picks. We’ve got a great mix for you: musical black holes, intrepid subterranean explorers, a bookish worm, and restless alien monsters – a little something for everybody.”

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Top Downloadable Games for November


“This month’s download picks offers up a fun mix of retro dirt bikers, monster-battling puzzle wizards, microscopic musical sea life, and peg-busting bouncy balls.”

Check out my monthly downloadable gaming column from Green Pixels now at its new home here at What They Play. This installment was delayed slightly due to technical matters.