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The 2009 Boysie Awards

It’s time for The Boysies, Boys’ Life’s yearly video game awards! After way too much game playing and some hard thinking, here are the winners.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 game review

golf-200x148Now is an exciting time for fans of games and golf. Not only is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 out, the Wii version also ships with the new MotionPlus controller. So does the bundle, which costs $60, live up to the hype? Does it make your golfing experience more real and fun?

E3 is Back — Big Time!

e3-200x148This year, the video-game trade show known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, got big again. The giant booths with giant projections of action-filled videos were there. And so was a lot of news about upcoming games.

Nintendo DSi review

ds1-200x148Should you spend $169 for the Nintendo DSi? Or will your current DS or DS Lite still do the trick? (Even better: Maybe you can win one. Find out how.)

The 2008 Boysie Awards

Actors get Oscars, singers get Grammys and video games get awards from Boys’ Life: THE BOYSIES. The Boysies are dedicated to the age-old proverb that video games don’t have to be gross to be cool.

Spore game review

There's been a lot of hype about Spore, the big new game from Will Wright and his hardworking crew at Electronic Arts. It’s supposed to be the biggest thing he’ll ever do. But does Spore live up to the hype?

Madden NFL 09 preview

It’s Madden’s 20th anniversary. And, boy, the game has come a long way since John Madden and Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins conceived of the game on a long train ride in the mid-1980s.

News from the E3 2008 gaming conference

DAY 4, JULY 17: E3 is just about over. Overall, this was Sony’s year to shine (even though their press conference was underwhelming). In no particular order, here’s a look at some of the best games of E3 2008.

The 2007 Boysie Awards

Actors get Oscars, singers get Grammys and video games get awards from Boys’ Life: THE BOYSIES. The Boysies are dedicated to the age-old proverb that video games don’t have to be gross to be cool.

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe game review

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is a well-made version of an old game-playing experience. It’s a bit on the short side, but the two-player aspect adds replay value.

Ready for some football?

football-200×148.jpgSo many football video games, so little time. Here are reviews of the latest releases to help you choose the game that’s right for you.

PaRappa the Rapper game review

parappathumb.jpgThis game kicked off the rhythm game craze, and it's still great. The re-release is loaded with fun and funny music and graphics. But it's a fairly short game that many players will beat in a day.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl game review

poke1-200×148.jpgThe best thing about Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl is that they look and feel like a good old Pokemon game. But the new monsters are not especially cool.

A Pokemon Primer

poke3-200×148.jpgOn the off chance that some of you have spent the past 10 years trapped in an outer space vortex, here is a brief explanation of Pokemon and Pokemon games.

The 2006 Boysie Awards

Actors get Oscars, singers get Grammys and video games get awards from Boys' Life: THE BOYSIES. The Boysies are dedicated to the age-old proverb that video games don't have to be gross to be cool.