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Nintendo DS may cause exhaustion, illness

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Crosswords_lI have something to confess: I am a woman who can’t stop playing on her (pink!) Nintendo DS Lite. I know, I know, there are many female video gamers out there, but my obsession has gone so far that for the last week or so, I’ve been going to sleep later and later — just to stay up and play. (Is it any coincidence I can feel a cold coming on…just in time for the long weekend?)

The culprit: Nintendo’s new Crosswords DS game, which also comes with wordsearch and anagram challenges (the latter is perhaps the most addictive, thanks to the rush of satisfaction you get every time you solve one). Of course, I’ve been starting out on the easy levels on all three games, since writing on the touch screen takes a little getting used to (or at least that’s the excuse I’m going with), but I’m sure by this time next week I’ll be tackling the higher levels.

So tell me, Pop Watchers, am I alone in my addiction? Which DS games are keeping you up at night? And what other games should I check out? (Yes, that final question is a little scary, but at least I’ve copped to having a problem, right?)

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