Operation Supply Drop: Veteran Brings Games to Soldiers on the Ground

In an interview with Russ Pitts on Polygon, Captain Stephen Machuga talks about his efforts to supply deployed troops with video games. We’ve explained before about the mental benefits kids can...Read More

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Parents, Play Some Games!

There’s no question that games are everywhere now. We’ve got game commercials during prime-time TV, about half the people glued to their mobile phones during the morning commute are playing...Read More

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10 Healthy Gaming Snacks That Won't Get Your Fingers All Greased Up

Tired of the grease and grime that builds up on keyboards and controllers when your family eats while playing video games? I’ve spent my whole life trying to find the...Read More

All the Reasons You Need to Game With Kids

It’s sometimes hard to find time to play games. But just in case you need encouragement, Conor Murphy of Big Fish Games has put together a sweet list of reasons...Read More

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Moms and Dads: Are You a Protector?

We’ve idolized heroes and warriors for centuries—people love imagining themselves in the role of protector.  In books, plays, and movies—and yes, in video games—we stretch social mores to allow for...Read More

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4 Delicious Video Game Desserts for Your Next Party

Is a swarm of hungry teenagers invading your house to play on your new PS4 or Xbox One? Maybe you want to convince your friend to let you borrow her...Read More

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Where Are the Meaningful Choices for Teens?

Making a meaningful choice is one of the most powerful things a player can do in a game. For those not familiar with the concept, meaningful choices are most often...Read More

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The Sure-Fire Method to Turn Your Kid Into a Scientist

Looking for ways to get teens interested in STEM? Try making games! Game design engages teens in problem-solving, mathematics, programming, art, and more. And you don’t have to be an...Read More


How One Game Designer Helped Batkid's Dream Come True

Last month, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a little boy named Miles Scott. Miles, five, has been fighting leukemia...Read More

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Is the government spying on our gaming kids?

An article in the New York Times December 9 detailed programs by U.S. and British spies to infiltrate World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Xbox Live. As a mom who periodically...Read More

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Games Unplugged: Dungeons and Dragons 101

“Before you stretches an immense cavern, stalactites dripping into the inky abyss below. In the far distance a pair of large glowing eyes illuminates the piled coins that fill the...Read More

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What To Get Your Gamer For Christmas (Hint: It's Not Just About Games)

I am a gamer. And by the way, I’m 59 years old and I’m a mom. (My kids are in their twenties now, but yeah, I’ll always be a mom....Read More

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Gamer Videos Wanted!

Pixelkin wants to know what you have learned from video games. If you want to be featured in our upcoming video, email us a 10-30 second clip telling us your story....Read More