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10 Fantastic Female Role Models for Teenagers

(Click here for the mobile version) These are some of our favorite female role models in gaming. That is, women we want to emulate–women we wouldn’t mind our teens (girls...Read More

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Review: Tearaway: Scrappy Charm

At this year’s PAX, I played a short game demo that stole my heart. Now, three months later, I’ve finally been able to play Media Molecule’s Tearaway. Somehow, after so...Read More

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6 History-Based Games You Should Play With Your Kids, Part 2

Click here if you missed part one. Last time, I talked about complex, strategy-oriented video games based on actual history. This time, I’d like to talk about titles that use...Read More

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How to Connect With Your Kids Through Games

Teens often want to talk about their interests—do you listen? Rachael Ward writes about her experience growing up and playing video games, and wanting desperately to share with her parents. Rachael’s...Read More

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Fantastic Dads Make Games Better for Daughters

Mike Hoye wanted his young daughter, Maya, to be able to play The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but Maya had a problem. She wanted to play Link, but...Read More

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Board Games are Alive and Well, Thanks in Part to Video Games

It’s natural to assume that, with the advent of digital games, board games will soon be going the way of the tape cassette. Mobile games are convenient for anyone with...Read More

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The Evolution of Console Video Games

Everyone’s excited for the Next Gen of console gaming, but what about generations one through seven? Here’s a primer on everything you need to know to put the PS4 and...Read More

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You Should Keep an Eye on Esports

Is the day coming when you could sit down with your family to watch a video game competition on your TV? Maybe so.Read More


Teachers Easily Make Games & Kids Have Fun Learning With Kahoot!

Check out this cute video of kids playing Kahoot! in the classroom. Who knew anybody could be so enthusiastic about a quiz?Read More

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6 History-Based Games You Should Play With Your Kids, Part 1

It’s no secret that video games have a bad rap as a hobby. The image of the stereotypical gamer is a teen or 20-something male (even though 47% of gamers...Read More


Why You Need to Understand the Online Habits of Preteens

What exactly do preteens do online? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem. It’s a problem not just because of our fears–stranger danger, porn, and phishing–but because of lost opportunities...Read More

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Sex in Video Games: A Series

David Gaider, game designer and writer for Bioware, has a lot to say about sex. You may know Bioware as the Canadian game company that produced some of the most...Read More

Siblings Watch Each Other Play, Forge Closer Bonds

Regan McMahon’s kids love video games. McMahon was surprised when she realized that gaming was helping them get along with each other. They weren’t competing much. Instead, they were helping...Read More