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Gaming With the Moms #29: Flappy Mario (with Mike Mika)

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Nicole, Linda, and Simone are joined by game-industry veteran Mike Mika, AKA “Donkey Kong Dad,” head of development at Other Ocean Interactive, creator of the game #IDARB, and the dad of a son, 8, and a daughter, 6. As usual we run down the gaming news and jabber for a while about what we played this week.  Thanks, listeners, we love you! (Please send in questions!)
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Hey, Xbox One Kinect Devs! Wake Up!

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I’ve been waiting a long time for virtual reality. I mean real virtual reality. The kind you get on a Star Trek Holodeck. This is the kind of virtual reality that almost puts you in another time and place. It lets you see your hands and feet and use your body so you can run around and get in sword fights and stuff. Or you can wear blue skin and feathers and fly. Or you can practice your snowboarding in a simulation of the French Alps. Read More

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Why Kinect Is Worth the Extra Money for Families

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If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One, you’ve got two choices: with Kinect or without. Buying the system without Kinect knocks $100 off the price, but if you’ve got a family you’re going to miss out on some of the best gaming experiences to share together.

While most other gaming websites downplay the pros of Kinect, I believe it’s worth the investment just for the games that already support it. Plus there are a number of games planned for next year. These include big releases like EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, and a number of smaller indie game releases like Crabitron Kinect, Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey and Nevermind. Read More