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Video game consoles are not just for kids anymore. Nintendo’s Wii console is famous for it’s wand controller, casual games and Wii Fit, a very popular home fitness system. Xbox 360 has a remarkable new controller called Kinect. There are games for dancers and games for racers. There are games for animal lovers and games for treasure hunters. Kinect is special because it’s designed to get you off the couch and into the game. Not to be outdone, Sony’s Playstation 3 now features its own version of a motion sensing controller called Move and, of course, Playstations come with a built in Blu-Ray DVD player. Remember, some video games like the Xbox’s famous Halo series, are exclusive to one platform. So make sure you know which games are important to you. Also, to get the most out of any game console, you’ll want to connect it to the Internet. Games aren’t just for kids anymore – a game console makes a great family gift.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 26, 2010" by @ShellyPalmer

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