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Harry Potter gonna make you sweat, sweat!

No other literary property had such a strong motion gaming presence at E3 this year as Harry Potter. Whether it’s the bicep-busting reps you’ll work through with Wonderbook: Book of Spells or the full-body engagement of Harry Potter Kinect, you can’t enter the world of J.K. Rowling in 2013 without breaking a sweat!

Wonderbook: Book of Spells presents the perfect mix of upper body workout with the lower body flexibility of yoga. Work that wand arm to defeat mischievous dragons while holding a perfect Baddha Konasana pose with your legs! Don’t forget to switch hands between routines or you’re left side might need a shot of Engorgio!

Ready for a high impact workout?! You’ll swear P90X stands for Potter-times-90 once Harry Potter Kinect is done with you. Relive classic scenes from all hefty 8 books as you jump, lunge, duck, and swing through this game’s 30 levels spread across 4-6 hours of action! Play alongside your favorite characters as HPK puts YOU in the game… and under the Sorting Hat. Change spells with your powerful voice by yelling out ‘FURNUNCULUS’, ‘INCENDIO’ or ‘RIDDIKULUS’! Cool down after a tough workout with some herbology in Professor Sprout’s gardens.

She broke your heart with the Harry Potter novels and in 2013 J.K. Rowling is back to break your ass!

OnLive challenges gamers to 100% LEGO Harry Potter at midnight

Get your stud-sniffing LEGO hats ready, OnLive is doing it again! Last June the streaming game service offered big prizes to the first gamers dedicated enough to fully complete LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, a feat that was accomplished in just over 24 hours.

Just like last year, if you can 100% complete Harry’s brickified senior adventure before anyone else you’ll nab an iPad 2 and a Blu-Ray collection of Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection. The next five block hunters to finish will also win a copy of the Blu-Ray set. You might want to finish your iTunes sync and wrap up those torrent downloads because the game hits OnLive first thing Friday morning — as in 12:01am PST — and you’re gonna need all the bandwidth you can get!

It’s another example of one of OnLive’s greatest features: instant access to new games. I just wish they could pull it off for more enticing titles. Those LEGO games, man. That’s some masochistic torture for us OCD types.


E3: Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4; Why do I care!?

It took about 4 levels of Lego Star Wars II for me to call it quits on the entirely of the Lego PopularThing series. I never finished the game and I have completely ignored both Lego Batman and Indiana Jones, but for some reason I’m drawn to Lego Harry Potter. Maybe because it’s been rumored for so long and everyone’s been so sheepish about confirming it, or maybe it just makes more sense to me than even the massive history of Batman going brick-ish. Either way, here’s your first glimpse of the game (I can’t get the video online due to technicalities but I’ll link back later There it is! Up top!), not looking much different than any other Lego PopularThing title really. We’ll be scouring the world of Harry Potter in search of Lego studs Voldemort sometime next year, and though they didn’t confirm, you can expect it on every platform imaginable.

Now Playing: Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360)

The Boy who ROCKED!

The Boy who ROCKED!

We finally got ahold of Rock Band 2 from GameFly and have spent the afternoon recreating our magical band — Dumbledore’s Army — from the original and working through World Tour mode. They improved a lot of the nagging difficulty and pointless challenge that kept us from getting far in the original and I like how it feels more free form now. I also like how it pulls your downloaded songs into World Tour mode; I was surprised to see Freezepop’s Sprode show up as a random mystery song alongside Fleetwood Mac.

As I expected, it feels more like the Rock Band that I always wanted and I really should pick up the disc used somewhere sometime soon and import the old songs. I just wish more of the songs in Rock Band 2 were good, or at least familiar. I’ve come to love a lot of the classic rock songs from the original and so far nothing has felt as catchy to me in Rock Band 2. But my body finally caught up and after several hours I just couldn’t strum along or kick out the beat any more and had to stop. That’s when I found out that Harmonix has totally redone RockBand.com and you can pose and take photos of your characters and bandmates. I can’t wait to play more, I just need some time to rest.