Time to ‘Power Up’ this week and catch up on some interesting video game news:

Do you have problems in chemistry remembering the periodic table of the elements? Take a look at this imaginative creation from a dedicated gamer.

Videogame Periodic Table from iHeartchaos.com

Videogame Periodic Table from iHeartchaos.com

Here’s an interesting article about how Guitar Hero and Rockband are having some positive effects on learning and music.

A pilot program at an elementary school in Washington DC is using Nintendo Wii Music to help promote interest in the subject. Nintendo plans to work with other schools across the United States.

If you’re thinking about adding more titles to your collection, here’s a very good article from EDGE magazine about the 100 best video games to play. EDGE is arguably one of the oldest and most comprehensive video game magazines still available.

Sony Canada voluntarily decided to remove a large advertisement for the Playstation 3 title Killzone 2 from a bus stop shelter in Toronto, Ontario,  after receiving a complaint from a teacher at a nearby elementary school. Sony is now reviewing how it will advertise future games near schools.

The Nintendo DS has now sold more than 100 million units since it was released in 2004. And people said playing with a touch screen would never work!

The Sony Playstation 2 continues to be a popular game console since it was released in 2000, with a total of 136 million units sold worldwide.

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