E3 07: EA Playground - hands-on

Head back to the glory days of recess

Electronic Arts is promising to bring the pleasures of the playground to our screens. Not the playground we went to, thankfully, which means we can avoid the casual spitting, hair-pulling, and broken glass.

It%26rsquo;s all Wii Remote-controlled and in single-player it involves you wandering around at playtime, getting yourself into competitions to rise to the position of King of the Playground. The real heart is the multiplayer, though. Some games are real, such as tennis-stuck-to-a-string-round-a-pole Tetherball, while others (faux-FPS Park Shooter, for example) come from a playground existing only in EA%26rsquo;s mind.

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