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School’s Out! Summer Gaming Is In

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The start of June marks the beginning of summer break for both kids and parents across the country. Many parents have spent the year regulating gaming time to fit around their kids’ busy schedules. With the open days ahead of us, the possibilities for summer gaming time are endless. As parents, we know it’s important to regulate gaming time but also ensure it’s fun and accessible for our kids. Read More

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Why Kinect Is Worth the Extra Money for Families

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If you’re looking to buy an Xbox One, you’ve got two choices: with Kinect or without. Buying the system without Kinect knocks $100 off the price, but if you’ve got a family you’re going to miss out on some of the best gaming experiences to share together.

While most other gaming websites downplay the pros of Kinect, I believe it’s worth the investment just for the games that already support it. Plus there are a number of games planned for next year. These include big releases like EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, and a number of smaller indie game releases like Crabitron Kinect, Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey and Nevermind. Read More

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6 Cheap, Downloadable Xbox 360 Games for Families

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When the Xbox 360 launched, Xbox Live Arcade made digital downloads a reality. And nearly a decade later, the Xbox 360 remains an excellent destination for cheap, family-friendly games that you can download in an instant. There are hundreds of Xbox Live Arcade games available to purchase, but we’ve gone through and picked six that are perfect for your family to play together. And they’re all less than $20 apiece, so they won’t break the bank. Read More

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Treating ADHD with Video Games and Exercise

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This article originally appeared on LearningWorksForKids.com, a site dedicated to talking about games and technology in relation to “alternative learners,” which includes kids with learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, and ADHD. We’re excited to have a relationship with LearningWorks For Kids where we will be cross-posting articles and supporting each other in emphasizing the positive aspects of gaming and technology. In this post, Dr. Randy Kulman talks about how gaming and exercise can help kids with ADHD. Read More

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How To Decide Which Video Game System Is Right for Your Family

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If you’re thinking about buying a video game system, what are your best choices this year? It’s hard to say; there are so many good systems! But we’re going to go out on a limb here and say for most family gamers, we think it boils down to eight choices (in alphabetical order): a computer, the Nintendo Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation Vita, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One. Many gamers buy more than one system; some gamers buy them all. Read More

6 Games That Make an Xbox 360 Kinect a Good Purchase for the Holidays

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Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor for Xbox 360 sort of seems like a faded fad at this point. The device launched with expectations that it would revolutionize gaming, and it certainly did well for itself, selling more than 24 million units. However, core gamers didn’t like the lack of precision, many early games were lackluster, and developers stopped paying much attention to it within a couple of years. Read More