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Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that We Ski & Snowboard has gone gold for Wii. The sequel to last year’s top-selling snow sports title not only adds snowboards into the mix but also features longer runs, enhanced gameplay and a crazy new trick park. We Ski & Snowboard will shred its way into stores on March 3, 2009.

“The original We Ski set the standard in downhill games combining intuitive controls, balance board support and huge environments to create a totally immersive skiing game.” said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Now We Ski & Snowboard takes it to the next level …  More info


dubaiDubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, resides at the opposite end of the skiing-climate spectrum.  It’s a coastal, desert city.  The highest temperature ever recorded in Dubai was 117 degrees.  Can snow evaporate before turning to water?   The lowest temperature recorded was 45 degrees.  Still need to trim 15 off that number to receive snow.  Folks marvel at skiing Hawaii, but …  More info

Retailers across the country are yanking shoes, toys, Valentine’s gifts and other children’s goods from shelves to comply with a strict lead law that took effect Tuesday.

The repercussions of the hotly debated Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which bans the sale of children’s products containing dangerous amounts of lead and chemicals called phthalates, began rippling through the industry as manufacturers realized the law wasn’t going away….  More info


hudson-brings-snowboardingAs some readers in the world outside the land of Godzilla and live fried fish have noticed, the game detailed in this article looks suspiciously like a game previously known as Snowboard Riot — the two titles are one and the same, and so we hope that you were not confused by our unawareness in the IGN Japanese office of the daily going-ons of the stateside WiiWare selection. Now, back to playing Fatal Frame and Disaster: Day of Crisis…

The Balance Wii Board will be getting more support in…  More info