This Week in Family Gaming: May 8, 2015

Hey everyone! Some Universal theme parks could be getting Nintendo attractions! I don’t know about you, but I’ve wanted a Nintendo theme park basically forever so let’s hope that the...Read More


[Video Games 101] What Is Minecraft and Why Do Kids Like It So Much?

This post is part of a series that addresses the needs of the parent who “just doesn’t get video games.” I’m here to catch you up, Clueless Parent! Parents who...Read More

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Play Indie Games and Test Virtual Reality at Power of Play

Power of Play’s 8th annual 2-day conference is happening May 15-16 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. The conference is dedicated to celebrating the game and interactive media industry;...Read More

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[Interview] Foundry10: Game Design Can Change Learning For the Better

What skills can students learn from game design? Foundry10 is a local Seattle organization that partners with schools and gives students the resources they need to pursue their interests. During...Read More

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Let’s Play Mario Kart 8 DLC: The Bell Cup and The Crossing Cup

A Let’s Play is a video of a person or group playing a video game—and talking, screaming, and/or making weird noises the whole time. Pixelkin staff and guests invite you to share the experience...Read More

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Indie Game Spotlight: Crypt of the NecroDancer

You know when you get a really catchy tune stuck in your head, and you just can’t shake it out? This month’s indie pick is the gaming equivalent of that....Read More

This Week in Family Gaming: May 1, 2015

Hi Pixelkiners! We’ve all heard the lazy gamer stereotype. And some of us live the lazy gamer stereotype. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The International eSports Federation...Read More

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Here Are the New World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is a new effort by the Strong National Museum of Play to highlight games that have inspired and influenced the medium throughout the history...Read More

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Pixelkin Hosts Power Up at the EMP Museum

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Minecraft’s New Female Character

Minecraft doesn’t really have characters, per se, but the default human is Steve. Steve is definitely guy-like. So Minecraft is adding Alex, a slightly remodeled human who also happens to be...Read More