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Posted: Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009

Wii Sports Resort tour stops at mall

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Nintendo's “Wii Sports Resort” interactive tour is visiting Concord Mills mall this weekend. It'll give visitors a free demo of the game, which has sold more than 1 million copies since its launch July 26.

“Sports Resort” is a collection of easy-to-play sports games like basketball and table tennis that take advantage of the new Wii MotionPlus expansion device, allowing players to mimic actions like swinging a bat or throwing a ball with precision.

The mobile tour will be set up in the Concord Mills' Food Court from noon to 9 p.m. today. On Sunday, it'll be open from noon to 7 p.m.

Up to duel with Megan Fox?

Actress Megan Fox, star of the “Transformers” movies and one of Hollywood's current “It” girls, will be on Xbox Live today at 6 p.m. to challenge owners of the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” video game to multiplayer matches.

To play, you'll need to be an Xbox Live Gold member; be online by 5:30 p.m. and send a request to Fox's gamertag: “Megan Fox 2009.”

You can get more info at xbox.com/gwfme ganfox .

During the day, new downloadable content – including an additional difficulty level – will be made available.

Tony Hawk: RIDE extras

Fans who pre-order the skateboard game “Tony Hawk: RIDE” in GameStop stores or at www.gamestop.com before Nov. 17 will get a code to unlock a new level in the game, which was inspired by a real-life event Hawk won in December 2008. It will also unlock skateboarding great Christian Hosoi.

The game, due this fall, will feature a wireless skateboard controller that uses motion sensors.

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine

2K Sports' “NBA 2K10: Draft Combine” is a $4.99 Xbox 360 download that will allow you to create an NBA hopeful who you then prepare for the draft at a gym in Chicago. Gamers can customize their player's attributes in highly detailed ways, and online drills will allow you to improve your player's skills while organized games will earn them skill points.

The download goes live Sept. 3. Greg Thomas, 2K Sports senior vice president for development, said gamers can use their created players in the upcoming “NBA 2K10” video game this fall.

Review: Daisy Fuentes Pilates

With all the workout games for the Wii, it's only natural that a Pilates workout would arrive. This one features the model/TV personality as your digital motivator, and uses 10 core-strengthening Pilates exercises that you perform with the Wii Balance Board and Wii-mote.

In addition to variable levels of difficulty, you can customize your workouts and track your results. I liked how the Wii attachments monitored you and gave you feedback (“Raise that hip up!”) to keep you in the proper position. ( ***)

Langston Wertz Jr.: 704-358-5133; lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Games N Gadgets blog: http://langstonwertz.blogspot.com

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