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Windows 10 and What It Means for the Future of Gaming

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Video gaming experiences continue to evolve in exciting and unusual ways as we push into the future with new technologies, new ways to play, and new ideas driving modern gaming platforms. With the recent unveiling of plans and features for Windows 10, it’s clear that Microsoft is keen to further bridge the gap between mobile, console, and PC gaming while also testing out some wild ideas seemingly pulled straight from the pages of science fiction. Here’s a quick look at some of Windows 10’s notable developments and what they mean for gaming families. Read More

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[Review] Thomas Was Alone

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Platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, iOS, Android
We Played on: iOS

Thomas Was Alone is a single-player, 2D platform game with a twist. Rather than controlling a detailed human character, you control a number of rectangles of different shapes, sizes, and abilities to jump across platforms, climb surfaces, and progress through levels. It sounds rather dry and overly simple, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Read More

Family Gaming Memories: NES, Chess, and More With Dad

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“You’re holding it wrong, Dad! Here’s how it’s supposed to be. Like this!”

I grasped the NES controller firmly in the air in front of me, mashing my thumbs up and down on the buttons in a vigorous demonstration of what I—and what I imagine most kids at the time—deemed the “proper” way of playing Nintendo. On the screen, a tiny pixilated plumber bounced up and down in response, doing a funky little dance before head-butting a brick block into smithereens. Read More