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[Video Games 101] What Are Mods and Should My Kids Be Downloading Them?

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This post is part of a series that addresses the needs of the parent who “just doesn’t get video games.” I’m here to catch you up, Clueless Parent!

If your kids are playing games on a computer, you may have heard them talking about mods. You may even have heard about some of the less kid-friendly mods that make characters naked or add other unsavory content. Besides all this, these mods have to be downloaded, which can be stressful for anyone, let alone a concerned parent. Here’s the scoop on mods. Read More

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Valve to Release New Virtual Reality Headset Called Vive

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Valve, the Bellevue company responsible for computer gaming platform Steam and for the excellent Portal game series, has just announced that they will be teaming up with HTC and releasing a virtual reality (VR) headset called Vive. It will be in stores in less than a year, but I got to try out a prototype of Steam’s VR technology a few months ago, and it was incredible. Check out the dramatic Vive trailer below.

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Best Interviews of 2014

The Best Interviews of 2014

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Over the course of 2014, the Pixelkin staff has had the honor of meeting with a ton of awesome people in the gaming industry. We’ve spoken with game developers, voice actors, educational experts, musicians, psychologists, CEOs, and more.

We’ve pulled together a list of our favorite interviews from the year, both video and written. Leave a comment to let us know which was your favorite, and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel just for interviews! Read More