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July 27, 2010

Disney Interactive Games Will Hit Big this Holiday Season

Disney Interactive Studios invited us out to test-drive some of the new Disney games coming on market this holiday season. DSi, Xbox, Wii -> it was a Disney Gamer Paradise.

The hottest games (and this was obvious by the number of kids huddled around the tvs waiting for their turns) were: Toy Story 3, Disney Sing it, and a Family Channel All Stars game.

Admittedly, some grown ups are befuddled by games (I tried choosing a character in the Guilty Party game - which is based on Clue - and the Wii remote trumped me). However, kids quickly pick up the how-tos of gaming. And for those who don't believe in video games (and I used to be in your club) they do teach reading skills, hand-eye coordination and focus...like it or not...our kids do not know of a truly unplugged world.

Though my own household is still Wii-free (much to the dismay of the kids) we did get Dsi's this year - and they have been great for long distance travel activities. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Club Penguin games added to the letter to Santa this year.

And as a complete aside: Disney Interactive Studio had a *star* on hand at the event.
Sterling Knight - from the hit TV show Sunny With A Chance. And for what it is worth - he was a lovely representative of Disney. Down to earth, interactive, engaging with the kids. Despite the fact he called me "Ma'me" (which he quickly fixed by saying he was from Texas and in Texas they call everyone Ma'me) - I liked this guy.

Disney is a go-to brand for many families. And they have always delivered.

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