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[Video Games 101] What is Virtual Reality and Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

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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.” We’re here to catch you up, Clueless Parent!

Chances are you’ve heard of virtual reality. Most people have a degree of familiarity with virtual reality as an idea. Essentially, it’s a simulation of another world that you interact with. Read More

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[Video Games 101] Massively Multiplayer Online Games

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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!

MMOs—or massively multiplayer online games—are games that millions of people play, all together, inside the virtual world of the game. They are a bit difficult to understand if you’ve never played one. They are also a source of anxiety for parents who worry their kids are talking to strangers or becoming too invested in the game world. The first step in alleviating some of that anxiety is getting the hang of what MMOs really are and why people play them. Read More