Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.

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Gaming With the Moms #70: Winning the Hearts of Stable Boys

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On the podcast this week Nicole makes the fateful decision. Which game will Stephen play for 24 hours straight? It’s for the Extra Life Marathon and it’s for charity, and he’s going to be streaming the whole time!

We also talk about the challenges of dealing with small kids when they get tired and cranky (or eat too many watermelon Pop Tarts), all the big video game news, and what we played. Take a listen!
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Minecraft: Education Edition To Launch November 1

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Minecraft has been a terrific educational tool since it was first created in 2009, and over the years players have added features and mods to make it even better. But Microsoft has taken it up a notch since it purchased Minecraft and created Minecraft: Education Edition. Education Edition has been available for free in an early access version for several months.  It will be officially available for purchase starting November 1 for $5 per user per year, or by school district-wide licenses.

This special edition of Minecraft is aimed at teachers, administrators, and students. You have to have a school email address to buy it. Read More

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Gaming With the Moms #67: Running Over a Porta Potty With a Tank

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PAX West is this weekend in Seattle, with plenty of spectacle, including a smashing event involving a real tank. Nicole gives the lowdown on the games she’s planning to see. We also talk about a bunch of other video game news and family business, including No Man’s Sky, Mass Effect, and how much kids love those Pokémon plushies.
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