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For big brother, who certainly will enjoy Skate It, Skate 2 (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99) also has hit store shelves. The sequel, geared to teens, looks as spectacular as last year’s hit, enhanced by a doubling of the possible tricks, a custom graphics creator and movable in-game objects.

That’s all great, except sitting in a chair and holding a controller is nowhere near as slick as standing on that balance board. I’m still with Skate It.