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[Review] Nancy Drew and the Labyrinth of Lies

Nancy Drew and the Labyrinth of Lies is a point-and-click adventure game based on, you guessed it, the Nancy Drew series. You are Nancy herself, wandering around a museum in...Read More

Pixelkin Visits GeekGirlCon 2014! [Video]

Pixelkin had an amazing time at GeekGirlCon 2014! Between the panels, the vendors, the artist’s alley, the DIY science zone, the gaming room, and the cosplay, there was definitely something...Read More

[Review] Poptropica: Forgotten Islands

Let’s face it. Lots of games for young kids, especially those based on other properties, be they television shows, toys or movies, just aren’t very good games. Poptropica: Forgotten Islands falls...Read More

Exploring Morality in Star Wars: The Old Republic

The “Star Wars” films blend a classic story of good versus evil with modern special effects and a sci-fi setting. They explore old themes of growing up, love, betrayal, and...Read More
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[Review] Project Spark

Project Spark isn’t a video game. It’s an environment and an elaborate toolset for making games (and other content, like movies).  Starter content, tutorials, and—yes—games are included as part of the...Read More
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This Week In Family Gaming – 10/18/2014

Hey there, Pixelkiners! In case you missed the news this week, here’s our video update. Curious about the articles? Check out the links below: GeekGirlCon: A Celebration of Nerdy Women...Read More

[Review] Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation is the latest in a long string of games that have tried to capitalize on the popularity of the seminal Alien movie franchise. Most Alien games have been,...Read More
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How Ticket to Ride Made My Wii Obsolete: Reflections on Family Game Night

This article originally appeared on, a website dedicated to providing families with the information they need to make informed gaming decisions. We’re happy to be regularly crossposting articles from...Read More
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[Review] Revolution 60

Roleplaying games can enable us to do things only possible in our imagination. They can let us fly, conjure magic, or save the world. My favorite roleplaying games, however, are...Read More

GeekGirlCon 2014, A Celebration of Nerdy Women

Pixelkin staffers are still reveling in the great times we had at GeekGirlCon! What a terrific experience!…Read More
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[Review] Costume Quest 2

Costume Quest 2, the sequel to Double Fine’s 2010 Halloween RPG Costume Quest, made me laugh out loud, many times. It’s a kid-centric Halloween romp through time and space, and while...Read More

Kids and Teens Love Playing with Identity in RPGs

Teenagers, identity: these are two terms that often come into contact with each other. Once kids hit adolescence, they spend a lot of time trying to figure out who they are....Read More

This Week in Family Gaming – 10/11/2014

Hi Pixelkiners! Did you keep up with all the news this week? If you want a quick rundown, check out our video above. Here’s what’s on This Week in Family...Read More
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Does Your Daughter Want to Make Games? Women in Game Development Have Some Advice

In the past couple of months, the video game industry has been a hostile environment for women. Those who criticize the medium for its flaws and injustices, such as feminist...Read More
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[Review] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open-world action game set in the gap between “The Hobbit” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Created by Monolith Productions and distributed...Read More
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6 Great Halloween Games for Families

At last, October! Halloween is nearly upon us, so why not get yourself into a spooky mindset by playing a few holiday-themed games with your family? Here’s a list of 6 of...Read More
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[REVIEW] Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes

Disney Infinity is going to be everywhere in the coming months. With the release of Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes, the popular game is making a foray into classic comic book characters....Read More
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[New Release] Disney Infinity Now Free on the PC

In August, Disney Interactive announced that their popular kids’ game Disney Infinity would be free on the Wii U. Now it’s also a free download for the PC, but that...Read More

[Review] Chariot

Carting around the body of a dead king may sound like the premise for a horror game featuring zombies rather than a cute, colorful platformer with a princess, but that’s exactly...Read More

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 Costume Quest 2 Costume Quest 2 is a hilarious holiday adventure through time and space. Two twins must save Halloween from an evil dentist and his monster minions.

 Chariot Chariot is a cute and fun game for the Xbox One and PS4 that’s perfect for parents to play with their kids.

 Dance Central Spotlight Dance Central Spotlight is a fun and inexpensive way to get more exercise into your game time.

 The Sims 4 The Sims 4 is a simulation game that lets you guide virtual people through life, love, and dream careers.
 Valiant Hearts Valiant Hearts is a puzzle game that takes an intimate approach to learning history; a group of friends and their dog must find a way to survive the Great War.
 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 is a family-friendly racing game for the Wii U starring characters from the Super Mario universe.
 Transistor Transistor follows a mute woman named Red and her talking sword—the Transistor—as they fight the robots that have taken over their city. This action role-playing game is available for the PC and PlayStation 4.

 Monument Valley Monument Valley is an introspective puzzle app in which the player guides a princess through a series of beautiful, ghostly buildings that she navigates by solving geometric puzzles. You can get it for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices.

 PvZ Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a whimsical third-person shooter featuring cartoon plants and zombies. This E10+ game (appropriate for everyone 10 and over) is available on multiple platforms.

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