SUPER MARIO BROTHERS

SuperMario.me has free online games for fans of Super Mario Brothers. We played the classic version, using our keyboard to jump up and collect gold coins, go through doors, fight bad guys, the usual stuff.

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FUN AND GAMES: THE SIMPSONS

“The Simpsons: Tapped Out” is a fun, free game from the Google Play store for Android phones and tablets.

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THE XBOX ONE

A number of critics have been saying the Xbox One isn’t worth getting because some of the most popular games won’t play on it. That’s not the only reason. We got one because our favorite game, Peggle, is out in a new version that only plays on Xbox One. The other reason was just to keep up to date on what’s happening out there. It’s a good thing we’re having a blast playing that game, because everything else about the Xbox One feels overpriced and underwhelming. Want to use Skype for phone calls? Or Amazon Instant Video? Or Internet Explorer? Or even the popular Netflix and Hulu networks? Fuggedaboutit. Nearly everything you want to do except free games, requires an […]

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FUN AND GAMES

“Mech Mice” is an online game and iPhone app (coming soon to Android) that challenges players to build their own squad of mechanical mice to defend against invading armies. It was designed by Lance Priebe, the co-creator of Disney’s Penguin Club.

We liked it that instructions pop up to show you where to

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MAKING KIDS SMARTER

A new study from SRI International found that using games from PBSKids.org made four and five-year old kids significantly smarter in math. They improved in counting, recognizing shapes and patterns. The games they played, “Cat in the Hat,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Curious George” and “Sid the Science Kid” are all free at PBSKids.org.

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FUN AND GAMES: MOVIE POP

“Movie Pop” is a free Facebook, Android and iPhone app, lets you pit your movie knowledge against others. A video clip is shown and you try to match it with the titles shown below. No one Joy played could beat her.

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FUN AND GAMES

“Legends of Chima” is a free LEGO game at ChimaOnline.com. All you need is a computer and the right browser. Google Chrome worked fine for us, but using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, gave us a message saying we needed an upgrade — even though we were already using the latest version.

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BEWARE USER REVIEWS

Recently, we mentioned all the negative reviews surrounding the new “Plants Vs. Zombies 2.” Turns out we’ve been had.

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MICHAEL JORDAN ROLLS OVER

Every so often, a project at Kickstarter.com gets our attention. Kickstarter projects invite the public to chip in with money to help a product get launched. In return they get one of the first units. The “EVO ONE” is a basketball with a digital sensor inside that tells you how to adjust your shot. The micro-sensor weighs less than half an ounce and sits inside the ball. It emits a sound that can be used to judge how good your shot was. You’ll hear something only when your shot has the ideal backspin of plus or minus two revolutions per second. (Or you could look up at the basket and see if your shot went in.) A wobbly, slow or […]

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IT’S ZOMBIE TIME AGAIN

Our favorite six year-old will thrust out his arms, walk toward you and say, “Brains, they’re coming.” It’s a reference to the game “Plants Versus Zombies,” now out in version 2.

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