Disney Interactive has released some great new stuff from Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic, one of its new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets. This is a family-friendly Star Wars game! There aren’t many out there, and everyone knows kids love Star Wars. Read More
Welcome to episode 4 of Gaming With the Moms! This is the podcast where we chat about all that’s new in gaming and tell great stories about families. Host and Pixelkin Managing Editor Nicole Tanner leads us through the news and a personal tale of a dad’s struggle with Minecraft. By which we mean—we forced a dad to play Minecraft and he learned a lot of hard lessons. Curtis Vredenburg joins us again as this week’s guest!
One of my favorite characters of all time is Varric Tethras, rogue dwarf and expert storyteller from the Dragon Age universe. Depending on who you ask, Varric is a liar and a scoundrel—or the best friend anyone could hope for. He has a heart of gold and a sharp wit, and he talks way too much. For me, the hardest moment in any of the three massive Dragon Age games wasn’t fighting a high dragon or trying to defeat my archenemy or even collecting every single one of those awful shards. It was the moment when I made Varric sad. A video game character! In fact, I had to return to a previous save and do it all over—that story, the story where Varric was heartbroken, wasn’t the one I wanted to tell. Read More
Looking for a list of openly LGBTQ characters in gaming? Video games haven’t, to date, been the most inclusive of mediums, but there are a few out there that make a decent effort. Here are some notable characters.