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Teen Calls 911 After Parents Take Away Xbox

An Illinois teen decided that his punishment was a crime. Credit: Iwan Gabovitch, Flickr
An Illinois teenager alerted authorities when his parents did the unthinkable -- they took away his Microsoft Xbox 360. The Daily Herald reports that an u...

PlaySavvy Helps Moms Learn About Video Games

Hate to say it folks (and I know I'm about to get hit), but fathers sometimes do know best about video games. There's a fair share of dads who know their way around a wireless controller. But how many moms do you know who actually play video games fo...

Do Your Kids (Still) Believe in Santa Claus?

Do your children still believe in Santa Claus, if they ever did? Do you? I bet not. It seems every generation is less and less inclined to believe in jolly old Saint Nick. And I can understand why. His outfit, for one thing--it's totally outdated. R...

Microsoft offers reward for missing boy

Steve Crisp probably thought he was doing the right thing by exercising a little tough love on his Xbox-addicted son. Since 13-year-old Brandon had begun playing "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" online, his father had noticed some changes in him -...

Junior politician practices the important parts

Thirteen-year-old Ralph Hardy wants to be a politician some day. In order to prepare for that role in society, he's already begun practicing some of the well-known aspects of the position -- he swiped his father's credit card, ordered up some food an...

Microsoft gives hospitals xboxes

A lot of people in the technology industry consider Microsoft to be pure evil. It turns out that they aren't completely evil after all. The company has partnered with the Companions in Courage Foundation to deliver gaming kiosks to children's hospita...

Xbox live parents have baby girl

A couple who met online and found cyber-love recently had a baby girl back in the 4-D world. Baby Victoria Marie Figueroa was born to online gaming enthusiasts Mike and Stacy after they met while essentially shooting at each other while playing Tom ...

Parent vs Parent: video games welcome here

Although I don't welcome video games with open arms in our home, I don't outlaw them either. I don't like video games: they are loud, some are violent and I believe my children's time could be better spent elsewhere. However, I house a 13 year-old bo...

Wii is coming! Wii is coming!

Young boys, and a few men, the world over are practically vibrating with anticipation at the thought of a yet another game console coming into their universe. In just a few short days, Nintendo will release its coolest game console ever, the Wii. I ...

Detox clinic for gamers

Okay, this one is for all the gamers out there. They are a sensitive lot, and as I am raising one, I am sensitive to their plight. But I can't help myself, it's just too much fun to poke at them; and no worries, I poke at my own pubescent gamer, so i...

Christmas Retrospective: Which toys were hits in the Allen/Voynar Household

We here at Blogging Baby gave you guys a lot of ideas about what hot items you might want to place under your Christmas tree this year for your kids. But the $64,000 question is, what did your kids actually play with once all the wrapping paper had b...

Gamer Dad reviews games for parents

At first blush, this little ditty from the BBC practically reeks of moth balls and formaldehyde, painting a picture of parents as stuffy, out-of-touch purebreds disconnected from the video game culture of their kids. Now, I'm sure that there are some...

Must-have Christmas accessory for parents: Energizer 15-Minute Battery Charger

Okay, okay. I know it's two days before Christmas, and thus a teensy bit late for recommending purchases. But I couldn't pass up suggesting an accessory that's a necessity for any family with a slew of techno-gifts under the tree. Given that I just p...

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