Welcome to Gaming With The Moms, the podcast about gaming with families! Host and Managing Editor of Pixelkin Nicole Tanner takes us through all the big news from E3 this week. She is joined by Pixelkin staff Simone de Rochefort and Courtney Holmes, and freelance writer (and dad) Michael Martin. Check out his latest story for Pixelkin, about a young boy growing up as a competitive Street Fighter player.
Onto the fun stuff!
Lara Croft is one of the most iconic characters in video games. A couple of years ago, she was reinvented in a reboot of Tomb Raider that focused more on story and character development than the series ever had. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is more like the Lara of the olden days. She’s smart and powerful, but the story isn’t terribly unique or interesting. A sequel to the well-received Lara Croft and Guardian of Light, Temple of Osiris offers a great opportunity for up to four players to play together, but its isometric perspective (a bird’s eye view of the characters and environment at an angle with a fixed camera) could trip up those who aren’t well versed in platforming games. Read More
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 like Draven Miltenberger.