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03.31.15
Star Wars villains get a moody re-imagining by Square Enix
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03.31.15

Star Wars villains get a moody re-imagining by Square Enix

Square Enix, the gamesmaker that gave us the Final Fantasy series (alongside plenty of other games...

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03.17.15
Smash-a-ball improves blind kids' memory and spatial awareness
03.17.15

Smash-a-ball improves blind kids' memory and spatial awareness

The machine you see above is called Smash-a-ball, and to put it simply: it's like Whack-a-mole des...

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02.17.15
Interactive Barbie is your kids' future BFF
02.17.15

Interactive Barbie is your kids' future BFF

Oh. Em. Gee. Mattel is developing a new talking Barbie, and this time, the company's not programmi...

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02.15.15
Nerf's higher-powered foam guns are meant for older fans
02.15.15

Nerf's higher-powered foam guns are meant for older fans

Nerf guns can be fun if you're a grown-up -- just ask the legions of people who modded the Maveric...

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02.13.15
A visual history of Mattel's View-Master
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02.13.15

A visual history of Mattel's View-Master

With a little help from Google, Mattel took its iconic View-Master into the 21st century. That sai...

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02.13.15
Kids will love the 21st century View-Master (but it made me dizzy)
02.13.15

Kids will love the 21st century View-Master (but it made me dizzy)

I may not be the best candidate for a virtual reality demo. My glasses always get in the way, and...

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02.13.15
Google and Mattel update View-Master for the VR generation
02.13.15

Google and Mattel update View-Master for the VR generation

Remember View-Master? That hunk of plastic you held up to your face, stuck cardboard reels into an...

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02.11.15
Dozens of Blizzard's biggest game characters are getting figurines
02.11.15

Dozens of Blizzard's biggest game characters are getting figurines

You're typically lucky if you get even a few figurines based on your favorite games. That's certa...

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01.16.15
Nintendo: Amiibo sales outpace Smash Bros. Wii U
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01.16.15

Nintendo: Amiibo sales outpace Smash Bros. Wii U

Mario Kart 8 sold 1.7 million copies in 2014 both digitally and at retail in the United States acco...

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