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Assassin's Creed IV

New Release: Assassin's Creed IV

The fourth main game of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was released today for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and next-gen consoles. AC IV explores the life of Edward Kenway,...Read More

Gone Home

Gone Home Helps You Empathize with Teenage Heartbreak

Gone Home is a first-person “story exploration” game from indie game-maker The Fullbright Company. Where many games put you in the place of the soldier, the warrior, or the hero,...Read More

Battlefield

New Release: Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4, a 21st century warfare FPS, was released earlier today. Critics have called its large-scale multiplayer mode fantastic—64 individuals can play on one battlefield, at least on PC versions....Read More

Game Music Bundle

Grab These Halloween Treats Before Time Runs Out!

Looking for some spooky sounds to round off your Halloween evening this Thursday? The Game Music Bundle of the Damned includes some of our favorite soundtracks. Whether you’re a fan...Read More

Minecraft

Parents: Get Involved in Kids' Online Lives

Want to know what kids are doing online? It’s crucial to be involved—and not the creepy, watching-over-their-shoulders-every-second kind of involved. Modern parents need to be nuanced and thoughtful when monitoring their...Read More

play with kid

5 Reasons You Must Play Video Games With Your Kids

Are you one of those parents who runs screaming from any room where video games are being played? “They’re so loud!” Or do you sneer at games? “They’re violent. They’re...Read More

The Failure to Let Kids Fail, and How Gaming Can Help

One of the many shortcomings of an education based on standardized testing is that it encourages students to fear being wrong. Multiple-choice tests don’t allow originality or give credit for...Read More

Consider Minecraft for Your Next Adventure

Education journalist Lisa Guernsey is intrigued by the potential learning opportunities Minecraft offers kids, both at home and in the classroom. Some teachers are beginning to adopt the popular sandbox...Read More

Father and Son gaming

Play With Me Please! 10 Great Tips for Gaming With Teens

When I was a kid, my siblings and I would enthusiastically gather around my dad’s computer to watch him kill orcs in Warcraft I. We would cheer him on, give...Read More

Tomb Raider

How Tomb Raider Saved a Life

Independent game developers are increasingly exploring ways that games could positively affect players’ emotions. Popular “AAA” games are also becoming more emotionally driven. This trend has had a huge impact on teens...Read More

Everquest II

How Anonymous Gamers Are Making the World a Better Place

It was March 2012, and the cancer of six-year-old John Hoover had just been deemed terminal. Various medical conditions limited John’s mobility his whole life, and his mother Carri—a longtime...Read More

19 Things Every Parent Should Know About the ESRB Rating System

What is it? The ESRB is the Entertainment Software Rating Board. It’s what parents turn to when they need to know if a game is okay for their kids—you know...Read More

T is for Teen: An Easy Guide to the ESRB Ratings

Most people know the phrase “T is for Teen.” But what does T really mean? A 2012 survey found that a significant percentage of parents are aware that there are...Read More