Game Music Bundle

Grab These Halloween Treats Before Time Runs Out!

Looking for some spooky sounds to round off your Halloween evening this Thursday? The Game Music Bundle of the Damned includes some of our favorite soundtracks. Whether you’re a fan...Read More

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5 Reasons You Must Play Video Games With Your Kids

Are you one of those parents who runs screaming from any room where video games are being played? “They’re so loud!” Or do you sneer at games? “They’re violent. They’re...Read More

The Failure to Let Kids Fail, and How Gaming Can Help

One of the many shortcomings of an education based on standardized testing is that it encourages students to fear being wrong. Multiple-choice tests don’t allow originality or give credit for...Read More

Tomb Raider

How Tomb Raider Saved a Life

Independent game developers are increasingly exploring ways that games could positively affect players’ emotions. Popular “AAA” games are also becoming more emotionally driven. This trend has had a huge impact on teens...Read More

Everquest II

How Anonymous Gamers Are Making the World a Better Place

It was March 2012, and the cancer of six-year-old John Hoover had just been deemed terminal. Various medical conditions limited John’s mobility his whole life, and his mother Carri—a longtime...Read More

Consider Minecraft for Your Next Adventure

Education journalist Lisa Guernsey is intrigued by the potential learning opportunities Minecraft offers kids, both at home and in the classroom. Some teachers are beginning to adopt the popular sandbox...Read More

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Play With Me Please! 10 Great Tips for Gaming With Teens

When I was a kid, my siblings and I would enthusiastically gather around my dad’s computer to watch him kill orcs in Warcraft I. We would cheer him on, give...Read More

19 Things Every Parent Should Know About the ESRB Rating System

What is it? The ESRB is the Entertainment Software Rating Board. It’s what parents turn to when they need to know if a game is okay for their kids—you know...Read More

T is for Teen: An Easy Guide to the ESRB Ratings

Most people know the phrase “T is for Teen.” But what does T really mean? A 2012 survey found that a significant percentage of parents are aware that there are...Read More