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[Review] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Top 5 Smart Toys for
Holiday Giving

[Review] Assassin's Creed: Unity

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10 Best Family Games for the 2014 Holiday Season

This holiday season has been bursting with new game releases. We here at Pixelkin have played a ton of these games and have chosen our 10 favorites that we feel...Read More
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[Review] LittleBigPlanet 3

The latest game in the LittleBigPlanet main series brings new characters and puzzles, but keeps the creative heart that’s always been at the center of the series. If you haven’t...Read More
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22 Games Your Kids Will Want This Holiday Season

Shopping for the holidays is always stressful, and when you don’t know much about what you’re shopping for, it can be even worse. We know walking into a video game...Read More
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[Review] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

If there’s one Wii U game this holiday season that’s designed for everybody, it’s Super Smash Bros. In part, that’s because nearly everybody—as far as Nintendo’s wide and diverse character...Read More
This Week in Family Gaming

This Week In Family Gaming: 11/22/2014

Toys are getting a lot smarter these days. Games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders use near-field communication so that your toys can store game save data. Toys-to-life games are just...Read More
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Third Grader Inspires Us To Take a Second Look at Games in the Classroom

Individualization, Failure, and Fun: Changing the Way We Educate Students (by Cordell Steiner, October 15, 2014) Third grader Cordell Steiner took the TED stage last month to talk about his...Read More
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[Review] Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a game with epic, glorious highs and baffling disappointments. And I loved it. The Story Unity is the latest entry in the very popular Assassin’s Creed series...Read More

Everything Parents Need to Know About Nintendo’s Amiibo Toys

If your kids are enraptured by Skylanders or Disney Infinity—and/or are huge fans of everything Nintendo—then you may be eyeing a new set of interactive figurines as stocking stuffers this...Read More
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[Review] Halo: The Master Chief Collection

November 9th marked the 10th anniversary of the release of Halo 2, and 343 Studios has released Halo: The Master Chief Collection to commemorate it. It includes the remastered versions of...Read More
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Top 5 Smart Toys for 2014 Holiday Giving

What’s a smart toy? It’s a toy that’s made intelligent by electronics—like on-board computer chips, robotics, sensors, or speech recoginition.  Sometimes smart toys are complete unto themselves, and sometimes they work with a computer, pad,...Read More

[Review] Tetrobot and Co.

Tetrobot and Co. (E for Everyone) is a puzzle game by Swing Swing Submarine. It came out on PC last year, and it was just released for Wii U. It takes...Read More
This Week in Family Gaming

This Week In Family Gaming: 11/15/2014

Hey Pixelkiners, we have a week full of reviews for you. First up is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the ten thousandth game in the Call of Duty franchise. Okay,...Read More
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The EMP Hosts the Indie Game Revolution

Indie Game Revolution opened November 8th at Seattle’s Experience Music Project. The exhibit features a ton of playable indie games, including the critically acclaimed Gone Home. Another standout was Roflpillar, a...Read More
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[Review] The Sailor’s Dream

Like a message in a bottle, The Sailor’s Dream is part love letter, part ghost story. It’s the latest game from Swedish indie game makers Simogo, and (for now) it’s available...Read More

[Review] Sunset Overdrive

The apocalypse has arrived, but it’s not what you expected. There are no zombies, and no weird strain of the flu has killed off most of the population. No, the...Read More

6 Sports Games Your Kids Will Want This Season

If your kids love playing sports outside, chances are they love playing sports video games as well—maybe even more so! Today’s expansive, polished sports simulations pack in all of the...Read More

[Review] Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth is both familiar and completely new. I grew up playing the Civilization series, with its pseudo-historical war, economics, and diplomacy. Sure, some of the history was unrealistic (Gandhi...Read More
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[Review] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest entry in one of the most popular first-person shooter franchises on the market. The Call of Duty games are known for their...Read More
This Week in Family Gaming

This Week in Family Gaming: 11/08/2014

Hi Pixelkiners! There’s nothing worse than putting on a movie you wanted to watch with a kid, only to be surprised by sudden beheadings and blood sprays. Ugh. Well, video...Read More
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Tablets in the Classroom: Friend or Foe?

School districts across the nation are passing resolutions and funding to add tablets, such as iPads, to school curricula. Recently, my children’s own district voted all students in third grade...Read More

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 LittleBigPlanet 3 LittleBigPlanet 3 is a fun, cooperative platforming adventure for the whole family.

 Super Smash Bros for Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a family-friendly fighting game starring some of Nintendo’s most popular game characters.

 The Sailor's Dream The Sailor’s Dream is a thoughtful, atmospheric, and melodious mobile game in which you explore islands and discover the story of an old sailor and the woman he loved.

 Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is a motion game where players punch and sweep their arms in time to a variety of songs, just like a conductor.

 Pokémon Art Academy Pokémon Art Academy is an educational drawing game for the 3DS. “Players” learn  basic drawing skills in a series of lessons designed to teach the ins and outs of designing Pokémon.

 Skylanders Trap Team Skylanders: Trap Team is an action-adventure game in which you take on the role of a Skylander and save the Skylands from the evil Doom Raiders. The game is expensive, but incredibly fun.

 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.

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