Getting into the spirit of the Winter Olympics doesn’t have to just involve watching the events on your TV, you can now participate…with the help of a couple of video games.

One fun family title for Nintendo Wii and DS is “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games”. Starring some of the most popular and fun video games characters, the game is easy to pickup and play…and includes some of the latest Winter Olympic events.

For a more skill intensive official Winter experience, look for SEGA’s “Vancouver 2010” on XBox360, Playstation 3 and PC. With an emphasis on simulation, it’s about as close as you can get to seeing things from an Athlete’s perspective.

More information on both these games can be found at