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10 Great Male Role Models for Teenagers

A few days ago we did a post on female role models in video games. To follow up, here are 10 male role models. As before, we hope these characters...Read More

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Why You Shouldn't Blame Video Games for Violence

Exciting recent studies have shown that video games improve elderly brain function, aid teens struggling with depression, and increase mobility in physical therapy patients. Games could be considered a relatively untapped resource—they haven’t...Read More

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10 Fantastic Female Role Models for Teenagers

(Click here for the mobile version) These are some of our favorite female role models in gaming. That is, women we want to emulate–women we wouldn’t mind our teens (girls...Read More

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Fantastic Dads Make Games Better for Daughters

Mike Hoye wanted his young daughter, Maya, to be able to play The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but Maya had a problem. She wanted to play Link, but...Read More

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Board Games are Alive and Well, Thanks in Part to Video Games

It’s natural to assume that, with the advent of digital games, board games will soon be going the way of the tape cassette. Mobile games are convenient for anyone with...Read More

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The Evolution of Console Video Games

Everyone’s excited for the Next Gen of console gaming, but what about generations one through seven? Here’s a primer on everything you need to know to put the PS4 and...Read More

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You Should Keep an Eye on Esports

Is the day coming when you could sit down with your family to watch a video game competition on your TV? Maybe so.Read More


Teachers Easily Make Games & Kids Have Fun Learning With Kahoot!

Check out this cute video of kids playing Kahoot! in the classroom. Who knew anybody could be so enthusiastic about a quiz?Read More

Siblings Watch Each Other Play, Forge Closer Bonds

Regan McMahon’s kids love video games. McMahon was surprised when she realized that gaming was helping them get along with each other. They weren’t competing much. Instead, they were helping...Read More

The Learning Game That Is Right for You

How do you define learning? That’s the question Sylvia Martinez asks when teachers want recommendations for “good learning games.” Martinez writes on the Generation YES blog. The problem with most...Read More