Tis the season for great new video games and with the recent revelation that active gaming can actually aid those of us who are working on our fitness - I am guessing more and more of you are going to consider picking up the Wiimote, controller or joystick and getting in on the hardcore gamer action going on out there. In case you haven't been in the loop lately (as in the whole spring), an entire army of great games have been released for every console. Can't find anyone to join you? Remind them that 1 hour of PS3/Xbox on the couch burns 204 calories. Which means all you have to do is sit your bootie on the couch and not pick up the Cheetos. Ready, set, game!
|Game||Why You'll Love It||Console/Price||Release Date|
|Cooking Mama: Cook Off - Love cooking, but hate the mess? Slice, dice, mash, chop and stir your ingredients to make the perfect meal with your Wii remote.||Nintendo DS and Wii, $19.99 or $49.99||Out now. Purchase it online.|
|Super Paper Mario - It's a classic! By holding the Wii sideways, you can run to the right and left, smashing blocks, collecting coins, bopping goombas and koopa troopas and avoiding bullet bills and hammer brothers.||Wii, $49.99||Out now. Purchase it online|
|Guitar Hero - You sweat as the rumbles of an anxious crowd rattle the stage. This is your big moment. You'll be rocking out all day and night.||Xbox 360, also available for Playstation. $89.99||Out now. Purchase it online.|
|Dance Dance Revolution Universe - It's the bestselling video game in the music game category for a reason. It will make you sweat - and it's fun. In fact it's so great, PE teachers are using it in schools. One hour of playing burns 900 calories. Need I say more?||Xbox 360, $49.99 or $79.99 with pad||Out now. Buy it online from Konami|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Swords, swashbuckling and Captain Jack Sparrow. It's the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.||Xbox 360, $59.99||Out now. Get it online.|
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - Each Fantastic Four character has special powers and you can combine them all for powerful combos. Who doesn't want to be Jessica Alba?||Playstation 3, $59.99||Out now. Order it online.|