Call of Duty: Ghosts

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

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See What Teens Say About Grand Theft Auto and Portal 2

What do kids have to say about the games they play? Common Sense Media is a good website where you can find out. For every review, they canvas parents as well...Read More

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New Research: Gaming Associated With Increase in Brain Volume

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, published in the journal Molecular Psychology, has found a direct, causal relationship between playing video games and increases in...Read More

Global Game Jam

Game Jams: What They Are and Why They Rock

If you’re an indie game developer, there is no better way to get your heart pumping than by participating a game jam. A game jam is like a 48 hour...Read More

Lego Universe

The Method That Helps Students Learn More

Since 2003, teachers at the Elisabeth Morrow School in New  Jersey have been combining learning and play to pursue 21st century learning goals. But what is 21st century learning? Marianne...Read More

Will There Ever Be Strong Women in the Nintendo Canon?

Ever noticed how often Princess Peach needs rescuing? When Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of the massively popular Super Mario Bros. franchise) designed the 1981 classic game Donkey Kong, he designed it for a...Read More

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Nintendo Suspends Swapnote to Cut Down on Minors' Misuse

Nintendo, whose primary demographic is younger kids, has suspended its Swapnote service for 3DS as of October 31.Read More

Why the Problem With Shooters Isn't Shooting

Shooters are fun, engaging players in a loop of adrenaline-fueled gameplay that occupies them for hours. Take a trip to GameStop and you’ll notice that everyone has figured that out—most...Read More

8 Great LGBTQ Characters in Gaming

Looking for a list of openly LGBTQ characters in gaming? Video games haven’t, to date, been the most inclusive of mediums, but there are a few out there that make a...Read More

Costume Quest

The Best Halloween Games Out There, On Sale Now

Looking for some Halloween-themed games to play with your family? Here are some appropriate choices. The good news: most of these games are on sale on Steam till November 1st....Read More

Exploit Kids' Love of Gaming

Parents want to do the best for their kids. Worrying is in the job description—but there are some things we can relax about. One of those is whether video games...Read More

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


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