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Fun With Baby in a Videogame: Babysitting Mama

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fun with baby in a videogame.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Kids like toys…the kind they can pick up and play with.  And they also like videogames.   Majesco has combined the two with a doll and a game for the Nintendo Wii, Babysitting Mama.  Marketing director Liz Buckley…

“It comes, not just with the Wii game, but with a plush baby accessory that you can put the Wii remote into the back of.  So you can play with the baby, which essentially turns into an interactive baby as you play with the video game.”

There are 40 different activities in the game…

“You’re actually rocking the baby to sleep as you’re doing that on screen.  Or you’re taking baby for a stroller ride.  Those types of things or even playing with baby on a see saw.   Those are all played with the baby peripheral, the plush doll.”

And the play can continue even when the game console is turned off.  Babysitting Mama sells for about 50 dollars.  There’s more info at BabySittingMama.com.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Kids | Video Games