The popular image of video games is that of a pastime requiring no more physical effort than a sofa slouch and nimble thumbs. Fitness games fly in the face of that assumption, but they're not the recent invention many think they are...
Parents looking for a cost-effective Christmas present are going to be happy with something that is both toy and video game in one, with bonus online content as well.
The motion-based controls of Kinect Star Wars shows just how far the franchise has come since the 8-bit action of The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600 and Intellivision back in 1982. Which got us thinking - over the past 30 years, Star Wars has appeared not only in a great number of games, but in all kinds of game. From side-scrolling adventures, to first-person shooters to flight simulators, there's almost no genre that has not visited that galaxy far, far away...