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skylanders: imaginators

Opinion: We’re Witnessing the Death of the Toys-to-Life Genre

Last year Disney abruptly announced they were ending Disney Infinity after three years. Earlier this year Activision gave the foreboding announcement that they would not release a new Skylanders game...Read More

GTA 3

How GTA 5 Became a Top-Selling Game

There’s a good chance you’ve heard about a little game called Grand Theft Auto 5.  After all, the game has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, not accounting for...Read More

We Have Reached a Golden Age of Space Strategy Games

Not long ago the strategy genre was struggling when it came to the final frontier. Fans of endlessly replayable strategy games and galactic empires frequently cite 1996’s Master of Orion II...Read More

SNES classic edition

Which 30 Games Should Be On the SNES Classic Edition?

While we patiently wait for Nintendo to confirm and announce the SNES Classic Edition retro console we can have a bit of fun speculating on which games it should include....Read More

Nintendo Switch

Opinion: Why Should You Get a Switch If You Own a Wii U?

The dust has begun to settle from the big Nintendo Switch Presentation. We now know the big main talking points. The price ($299), the date (March 3), and the launch...Read More

toca boca toca life

The Toca Life Series Is the Absolute Best Set of Kids Apps

Read the headline. There I said it. I rarely call anything the “absolute best.” Even less so in a world that’s populated by thousands of choices. But the Toca Life...Read More

skylanders academy

Why Skylanders Academy is a Big Step for Kid Games and Media

What makes a successful brand or franchise aimed at kids? Often the first piece of media that entices children or young teens is a movie, television show, or toy line....Read More

ratchet and clank

Tech-Less Mom: Loving Ratchet and Clank

It’s a tale as old as time: the story of what happens when a fox-mouse-tiger-cat mechanic pairs up with a defective murder-robot to try to save the universe from an...Read More