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Make-A-Wish Helps a Game Developer Grant a Child’s Wish

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Abby Mank is an 8-year-old girl who loves video games. Her favorite game is Minecraft. She likes being her own little world, creating and tearing things down repeatedly. Like millions of other people, Abby uses video games as a way to relax and decompress. Games offer her escapism with limits defined only by her creativity.

Most kids Abby’s age aren’t thinking about the one wish they would make if they had the chance. Most kids haven’t faced the difficulties Abby has. When Make-A-Wish went to Abby and her family about granting her a wish, she knew exactly what she wanted—to be in a video game. Read More

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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #8: Pointless Games That Give Us Hats

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Welcome to episode 8 of Gaming With the Moms! Host and Pixelkin Managing Editor Nicole Tanner leads the conversation, this week with the beautiful and talented Matthew Johnston, a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and Audio Innovation Designer at Microsoft. Matthew is not a mom, but he’s a dad! (And his 8-year-old son apparently is very smart about a lot of things.) This week we cover the crucial question of whether there is a bubble forming in the smart toy market—and lots, lots more.

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How One Game Designer Helped Batkid's Dream Come True

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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 for most of his life, and when the Make-A-Wish Foundation announced their plans to transform the Northern California boy into the crime-fighting hero Batkid, the public support was enormous.  Read More