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New Gadget Adds "Life" to the 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is a terrific gaming machine in a number of ways. It's powerful, portable, lets you take pictures of your dog in 3D, etc. But the machine does have one fundamental flaw. Its rechargeable battery typically loses its charge--especially if you've got the 3D slider at maximum--within 3 to 5 hours.

Enter the Hyperkin Powerplus for the 3DS.

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Scott Jones

Exclusive: NFL Blitz Returns! And We've Got A Trailer To Prove It!

The Super Bowl isn't the only thing to look forward to in early 2012. This January, a reboot of the NFL Blitz franchise will be available for download via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live ($14.99 and 1200 Microsoft Points respectively). Keep reading to find out more about this over-the-top game, including an awesome trailer!

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Forza 4: Play At Your Own Risk (It's That Addictive)

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360
Release Date:
October 11, 2011
Price:
59.99
Rating:
9.5

Once or twice a year a game comes along that causes the Sports Gamer to miss deadlines (sorry, Professor), forego meals, forget to call his mom back, and skimp on sleep in the name of maximizing playtime. Forza 4 (360, $59.99) is one of those games.

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Scott Jones

Hot in Hardware: Wireless Speed Wheel for Xbox 360

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360
Release Date:
N/A
Price:
59.99
Rating:
9

Around the SI Kids offices, we've seen plenty of video game racing wheels come and go. Usually these wheels either offer too much--gas and brake pedals, "units" that need to practically be bolted down to your coffee table, wires flying everywhere, etc.--or too little (see: the Wii Wheel). But the new first-party Wireless Speed Wheel for the 360 (Microsoft, $59.99) hits the sweet spot in-between those two extremes. 

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Scott Jones

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Sony
Release Date:
N/A
Price:
14.99
Rating:
7.5

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition is out--available via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network--and the Sports Gamer has played it. So is this edition of the game on fire? Here's the answers.

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Scott Jones

It's NBA 2K12 Eve, Everyone

Platforms:
Microsoft, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, Sony, Nintendo
Release Date:
October 4, 2011
Price:
N/A

So how are you spending NBA 2K12 Eve? The Sports Gamer has a few suggestions.

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Scott Jones

Crashing for Dollars

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Sony
Release Date:
N/A
Price:
9.99
Rating:
8

In most racing games, the object is to avoid crashes. But the good people at Criterion Games, best known for the terrific Burnout series, have turned that old adage on its head. In their games, not only is crashing not a bad thing; it's the whole point of the game.

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