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Machine Cares: Exploring Life’s Complexities

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UW Bothell’s student-run media blog, The Next. Machine Cares is a wonderful choice for teens—or for parents who are interested in a strong...Read More

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The EVE Online Mega-Battle Isn't What You Think It Is

Over the last couple of days, headlines have been appearing all over—even in mainstream newspapers—about EVE Online‘s latest mega-battle. (It’s not the first, but it is the biggest.) After a...Read More

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Kids Make Their Own Games By Going Hands-On With Code

What’s it like when you get hundreds of kids coding together to make their own games and apps? Pixelkin found out at CoderDojo’s December 14th Hour of Code event! For...Read More


4 More Video Game Recipes

Around New Year’s Eve, I collected recipes for four desserts from video games—this time I decided to find savory recipes! Here are four more foods from video games to make...Read More

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Letting Girls Lead the Way in Game Design

Earlier this week Taylor Soper posted a story in GeekWire about a massively cool program to encourage middle-school girls to pursue STEM careers—careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The...Read More

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Unleash Your Potential With Codecademy

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on UW Bothell’s student-run media blog, The Next. Codecademy is a great resource for self-directed kids—or adults—looking to boost their coding skills. I’d...Read More

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AsapSCIENCE: How Video Games Can Make You Smarter

Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE on how video games can make you smarter! We’ve covered a lot of this before in our research library, but these guys sum it up...Read More

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Review: Broken Age Act 1

Double Fine’s Broken Age is an adventure game. Imagine playing a fantasy novel; L. Frank Baum or Diana Wynne Jones come to mind. The story guides you through spaceships, time travel,...Read More

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5 Game Soundtracks for the Whole Family

Are you looking for some epic, catchy game soundtracks from games your kids love? The Pixelkin team listens to soundtracks almost every day, so we put together a list of...Read More

When We Grew Up: Gaming as an Adult

IGN recently published a series of brief personal stories from its staff recounting the moments they realized they had become adult gamers. The transition between childhood and adulthood is something that has...Read More

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Battle Chef Brigade: A Cooking Game With Monstrous Seasonings

Trinket Studios‘ Battle Chef Brigade is still a game in progress (set to launch sometime this year), but we’re pretty excited about it. For families who like cooking games and...Read More


The Secret Behind the Disappearance of Educational Games

Educational games never quite turned out like we hoped they would. That’s the conclusion Technapex’s Tristan Kruth reaches, as he fondly remembers the educational games of the 90s—Oregon Trail, Carmen...Read More

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Advice From a Gamer Dad

Some of my fondest memories are of my siblings and me gathering around the computer while my dad played games. Gaming became a family pastime; we would help from the...Read More

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Review: Ittle Dew

Last week I had the pleasure of playing through the indie puzzler Ittle Dew by Ludosity. As a longtime Legend of Zelda fan, I won’t deny that I was initially...Read More