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Nintendo co-sponsors annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Nintendo is teaming up with The White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, but the tie-in is not what longtime gamers might think.

No, Yoshi is not making an appearance, though he does have a new game out now. Nintendo is instead using its participation to promote its exergaming titles Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to promote child fitness and health and curb childhood obesity.

Visitors will be able to play the games at kiosks on the Ellipse, which is south of the White House. The Easter Egg Roll is an event that has been held at the White House as far back as 1876, though not continuously. In the race, children use long-handled spoons to roll an egg on the South Lawn.

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