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How You Can Use Video Games To Get a Teenager To Talk To You

Ignite is a storytelling movement with the slogan “Enlighten us. But make it quick.” What they mean by “quick” is 5 minutes. You get 20 slides and 15 seconds per...Read More

If There’s a Real World, Is There a Fake World?

I find myself saying “the real world” a lot when I’m trying to differentiate video games from the rest of life. It’s something I’m trying to train myself out of, because there’s...Read More

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[Video Games 101] What Is Destiny?

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! Just so there’s...Read More

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2015 Summer Gaming List

You’ve heard of summer reading lists. This year, Pixelkin’s prepared something a little different. That’s right—a summer gaming list! Here is our list of the games we think you and...Read More

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“Mean Girls” Author Talks About Gaming Teens

Rosalind Wiseman, probably best known for the book that inspired “Mean Girls,” also happens to be a dedicated teacher and activist. Wiseman talked about a recent study she and a...Read More

How to Choose the Best Gaming Headphones

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me what the best gaming headphones are, and I realized he probably wasn’t the only one wondering. There are a few things to keep...Read More

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[Video Games 101] What Is Minecraft and Why Do Kids Like It So Much?

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