World Cup Drei

14 Games From World Cup Countries to Keep You Busy When It’s All Over

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is almost over—and sadly, many dreams have been crushed over the course of the knockout round. We’re gonna miss the World Cup when it’s gone. Now, we...Read More

Monument Valley

Not A Gamer? These 7 Games Might Change Your Mind.

It’s okay to not be a gamer. A lot of my favorite people are non-gamers. There are, after all, millions of equally valid hobbies, and it can be hard to find the time or money...Read More

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No Girls Allowed: Gender Exclusivity in Competitive Gaming

Competitive gaming, also called esports, has become incredibly popular in recent years. There are more competitions than ever before, some with prizes in the tens of millions, and there are...Read More

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Railroad Tycoon: Learning Economics Through Games

While I was working at the Pixelkin booth at the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo, I chatted a bit about the earliest games I played growing up. One game I played...Read More

hour of code

5 Things Your Kids Are Actually Doing With Their Screentime

Scenario: your kids are looking at screens, like, 24-7. You don’t think they’ve looked you in the eye in weeks. In fact, you’re starting to wonder whether they even remember what...Read More

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[VIDEO] 3 Games That Made My Day. Pixelkin’s Trip to E3, Part 2

Did you see part one of my trip to E3? I had a great time, and in this video I talk more about the games I played and my impressions from the...Read More

Hack n Slash

Hack ‘N’ Slash Early Access Review: A Girl-Centric Coding Adventure With a Long Way to Go

Hack ‘N’ Slash is currently available on Steam as an Early Access game. This means that the game is unfinished and that community feedback will have an impact on the final product....Read More

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5 Ways Parents Can Connect with Tweens Through Video Games

When my kids were tweens (9 to 12 or so), I noticed they didn’t like me quite so much anymore. Or at least they didn’t want to be by my...Read More

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Growing up Mobile: 4 Ways to Manage Screen Time With Small Kids

We are a tech family. My husband owns his own IT company and I’m a writer, photographer, and blogger, so we are always on top of the newest trends in...Read More

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Cute of the Day: Tearaway Concept Art

The team behind Tearaway just posted a new piece of the game’s concept art —the main character sleeping in a tent under a cloudy sky. Tearaway came out back in November,...Read More

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[VIDEO] What's Coming Up This Year? Pixelkin's Trip to E3

Three weeks ago I went to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to represent Pixelkin and get the details on all the upcoming games for 2014 and 2015. While I was there...Read More

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When The FCC Acknowledges Game Accessibility, Everyone Wins

A little while ago, I had the honor of interviewing Ian Hamilton and Jonard La Rosa about Accessibility Jam, which encouraged game designers to create games that were accessible for...Read More

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Come See Pixelkin and Play Thousands of Games at the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

The Seattle Retro Gaming Expo is coming up on June 28th-29th! If you’re in the Seattle area and you want to meet up with local gamers—well, you’re already coming, right?Read More

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"None of the characters kill. It's the war that kills." Kevin Erwin and the Making of Valiant Hearts

From 1914 to 1918, Europe was ravaged by a war that cost 16 million lives. Though World War I is often overshadowed by World War II in history classes and pop culture,...Read More