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A Wiimote Instead of a Crayon

Techstination feature for Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Wiimote instead of a crayon. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. One of the great things about Nintendo's Wii video game console is the variety of titles for all members of the family...from sports, to shooters, fitness...and engaging games for younger kids. In that category is Crave Entertainment's Crayola Colorful Journey. It lets kids use those motion sensing controllers to draw and color...putting them in a world, says Crave's Doug Panter, where colors are disappearing...

"So it's their job to go through this world and use their Crayola crayons to color objects back into the world. And the unique element of the game is they can actually draw elements into the world as well to use. So, for instance, they might come across a ravine that their character can't cross, so they would draw a little bridge and then their character can cross."

The game is rated E for everyone and sells for about thirty dollars. You can find us with an archive of reports and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.