SOURCE: WhatTheyPlay.com

June 10, 2009 11:38 ET

John Davison, Founder of WhatTheyPlay.com, Shares Top Picks From E3 Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Straight off the heels of the E3 Expo, the premier trade show for computer and video games, John Davison, founder of WhatTheyPlay.com, shares the season's hottest titles:

Wizard101 from Kingsisle Entertainment

Online gaming is more popular than ever, and we're seeing a lot of the ideas that make multiplayer games popular, merging with concepts behind Facebook and MySpace -- essentially creating a virtual playground. Wizard101 is one example, which is a magic-themed online world set in a Wizard school where players explore, play mini-games, cast spells, have card duels with other players and even decorate their own house and look after virtual pets. It's free to get started, and will run on just about any PC, even a netbook. It's from Kingsisle Entertainment and can be downloaded at Wizard101.com.

Disney's G-Force

New from Disney Interactive this year is Disney's G-Force, set to release on July 21st. Adapted from the new Disney movie from Jerry Bruckheimer set to release on July 24th, it's about an elite team of specially trained guinea pigs that use high-tech gadgets and specialized talents to complete a dangerous government mission. The movie is set to be a big hit, and the video game expands upon some of the ideas with new gadgets and weapons, and it will be available on all consoles and handheld formats this summer. PlayStation 3 and Xbox360 version will also feature unique 3D effects, just like the movie.

Vector City Racers from Vector City Entertainment

There are a lot of games that you can play in your browser for free right now. One cool option is Vector City Racers, a car-themed virtual playground designed specifically for boys aged 6 to 12. It's a fast-paced 3D racing game set in a large open world for kids to explore and it offers a ton of customization features so kids can build and customize any vehicle using a simple editor that lets them express themselves however they want. The best part is that playing the game is as simple as pointing to your web browser and signing up with a parent's email address. The game is totally free, but upgrades can be made with minimal monthly memberships.

For more information, visit www.whattheyplay.com.

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