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Don’t Be Scared: Start a Family Game Night!

It’s a busy world, and families are always looking for more ways to spend time together. Well, parents at least are looking for more ways to connect with their kids....Read More

Why People Get Addicted to WoW, and What It Has To Do With Religion

Everybody knows  it’s easy to get a little too serious about games sometimes—but can we really compare that emotional intensity to religious fervor?Read More

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"We've always had each other's backs"—12 Stories That Will Make You Miss Your Brother or Sister

When I was six, Santa Claus gave my family a Nintendo 64. I still remember unwrapping it on Christmas morning, tugging the plain white tissue paper off the box. I...Read More

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Teenager Matt West Doesn't Want Kids to Play Violent Games. Here's What He's Doing About It.

Have you ever heard a kid tell other kids to stop playing video games? Catch your breath, it’s not as extreme as you think. This Massachusetts teenager just wants people...Read More

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CodeSpells: A Magical Exploration of Java

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UW Bothell’s student-run media blog, The Next. CodeSpells is a fantastic resource for kids learning to make programs, and we encourage all parents...Read More

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6 Games Based on TV Shows Your Kids Love

I’ll be straight with you. There are a lot of games out there based on TV shows—and many of them were made in the 1990s and early 2000s. This isn’t...Read More

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Is It Time to Have the Sex Talk? Don't Forget Nudity Mods in Video Games

When do the words “hot” and “coffee” elicit discomfort and sexual innuendo, instead of joy at the beginning of the day?Read More

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Do You Know How to Recognize a Stroke? These Kids Do, Thanks to a Video Game.

Games have been used as educational tools for years, as you probably know if you’ve been hanging around Pixelkin for long. One game in particular, recently profiled by Yahoo News,...Read More

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You Should Play: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Next, UW Bothell’s student-run media blog. Capcom recently released the original trilogy of Phoenix Wright games for Apple’s iOS, and I...Read More


Copyright Law Isn't That Boring After All: Making a Career in Video Game Music

Every day at Pixelkin we have the opportunity to meet people in unusual careers in the video game industry. Much like the film industry, the video game industry has created...Read More


Listen to This 13-Year-Old History Buff School Us On Games

One of TEDx’s latest talks comes from a very young participant—13-year-old middle schooler Lewis Tachau. This kid is well-spoken and passionate about…learning history from World of Tanks? Yeah, you heard...Read More

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10 TV Shows That Should Be Video Games

You’ve already heard about movies and books we want to see made into video games. To finish up the trifecta, I’m presenting 10 TV shows that I would like to...Read More

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Here's a Cute Story About a Dad, His 8-Year-Old Daughter, and Video Games

“Honey, I want you to play more video games.” Wait, what? That’s a dad talking to his eight-year-old daughter. It’s not your average dictate in a day and age when...Read More

Kids and Screens: What's Best?

Parents, would you rather keep your kids engaged and busy, or let their tender minds waste away due to inactivity? Obviously you’re choosing the first option, right? Put those young...Read More