The Smartest Products of the Decade

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Nintendo Wii

And parents around the globe rejoiced. Finally, a video game system that requires some physical activity, is easily understandable at any age, and features non-threatening Miis engaged in wholesome activities like bowling. Add in the party favorites Guitar Hero and Rock Band and video games opened up to a world beyond hyped-up adolescents (while keeping alive the legend of bands like Ratt.)