Video Games: Words To Action

Give your thumbs a break, and let your voice do the work with Lifeline ($40), a new game from Konami for PlayStation 2 that's voice activated. Set in a futuristic hotel in space that has been attacked by aliens, Lifeline lets players do battle and solve riddles with voice commands. When a giant slug tries to eat you, start destroying it by saying "eye" or "head" to shoot bullets in its direction. Lifeline requires a USB headset (about $30) that plugs into your game box. --By Anita Hamilton

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