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Game Console Guide

When it comes to recreation time in your home, we're willing to bet that your kids want to play video games, while you want an activity the whole family can enjoy. Thanks to the evolution of gaming consoles, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. These days, game consoles offer fun for the whole family, and even incorporate a little physical activity.

Game Console Guide

Sony PlayStation with PlayStationMove: Take gaming to a whole new level with the PlayStation Move. It redefines motion gaming with one of the most realistic experiences to date. The easy-to-use controllers capture a full range of motion—giving you ultimate control over the game.

PlayStation uses state-of-the-art technology by translating your every move into the game with complete precision. The bundle includes a motion controller that tracks every angle and movement, while the PlayStation Eye camera detects the position of the controller in 3D space—what this all means for you is gameplay that is incredibly connected and life-like, whether you're spiking a volleyball or defending yourself in a gladiator dual.

Xbox 360 with Kinect: Throw yourself into the game—literally—on the Xbox 360 with Kinect. The revolutionary gaming package brings entertainment to life, all without the use of controllers. Imagine playing with the wave of your hand, or controlling moves with the sound of your voice.

This console is easy to use and instantly fun; just step in front of the sensor and Kinect instantly recognizes you and responds to your gestures. All barriers are removed as your body becomes the controller: See a ball? Kick it. Does a friend want to join in the fun? All they have to do is jump in. Every bundle comes with the Kinect Adventures game, so the adventure begins right out of the box.

Wii U: Nintendo once again changed the face of gaming with the unveiling of the new Wii U. The follow-up to the wildly successful Wii, it offers even more precision, better graphics, a breakthrough GamePad controller, and endless gameplay possibilities—and that's just the start.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Wii U is the incredible GamePad controller, which features a 6.2-inch touch-screen with panoramic views and immersive gameplay, courtesy of built in sensors. Social network fans, take note, because Nintendo is joining the party with a socially connected hub called Miiverse. This is your chance to connect with other players using your Mii, with access not only through the Wii U itself, but via PCs, mobile phones, or any other Web-enabled devices.