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PlayStation 4: What You Need to Know

As you may already know, after many months of mounting excitement in the media, the PlayStation 4 is finally here. It’s hard to keep track of all the stories, features,...Read More

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Games Unplugged: 5 Board Games You Should Be Playing

Just as the video game industry is exploding with fantastically creative games every day, so has the board game industry been expanding in new and delightful directions. Board gaming is...Read More

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What to Do When Your Spouse Chooses Gaming Over Dinner

“Lost in Angry Birds Space” writes to advice columnist Captain Awkward to find out what she should do about a husband and father who won’t stop gaming and won’t listen...Read More

How a Mom Bonded With Her College Kid Through Online Gaming

Malinda felt herself growing apart from her son Dillon when he left for college. “It seemed over time our conversations were less meaningful and … we were starting to disconnect....Read More

Signs That Gaming Is Stressing Your Kids Out

Many people say they like gaming because it’s an effective stress-reliever—it’s engaging entertainment that keeps your mind off immediate real-world problems. It’s relaxing and it works as a mood-enhancer for...Read More

10 Life and Career Skills You can Learn From MMORPGs

Lucas Gillispie, high school teacher, shares some of the things he’s learned from MMORPGs. Some of them might surprise you.Read More

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What to Watch Out for When Reading This Infographic

When it comes to gaming in the classroom, it seems everyone has an opinion. Education reform is always tricky, and it’s very important that, with our children’s futures at stake,...Read More

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A Gamer's Way To Give

We’ve already featured some of the many examples of gamers making the world a better place. Now there’s a new example from a Seattle company called Game It Forward. Quingo, Game...Read More

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Students Showcase Their Skills With Game Design

Here in Seattle, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded not only by many game companies (Valve, 343 Industries, and Big Fish to name a few), but also by fantastic programs...Read More

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Games Unplugged: LARPing 101

As a kid, I played games at recess that involved some very weird imaginary scenarios. There was one about a magical rainbow summer camp populated by giant spiders, and another...Read More

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8 Tips for Playing Skyrim With Young Kids

Michael Abbot’s daughter Zoe is only four, but she plays The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim—a game that contains blood, gore, and even cannibalism—with her dad. Skyrim is not a child’s game. So what...Read More

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The 3 Coolest People I've Never Met

The three coolest people I’ve never met in person are teachers who use games in their classrooms. These teachers are dedicated, creative, progressive, compassionate, and effective. In short, they’re everything...Read More

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New Release: Call of Duty: Ghosts

The newest major Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, was released today for current and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC and the Wii U....Read More