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Beware the Sound of Games

If you've got teens who are big into video games, especially shoot-em-ups, you might want to suggest they turn the sound down while they're playing. It seems two young men in Denmark were playing a violent video game on their Playstation recently and...

Video games for girls: trite and stereotypical?

Every time I talk to a video game designer, they tell me that the single biggest revolution in gaming isn't the newest platform, or the latest online role-playing world, or whatever, but rather that girls are gamers -- just as much, if not more so,...

The life of a professional gamer is no easy ride

My son and his friends would give just about anything to be gamers when they grow up. They believe it to be the ideal job. Their visions go something like this: large bean bag chairs, cases of Pepsi, cartons of pizza, hanging out with their best...

Gamer parents: can your kids play too?

Like a lot of my generation, I grew up playing violent video games. I thought nothing of mowing down a row of enemy soldiers with my virtual machine gun, or watching blood splatter all over my screen as I took out ghoulish creatures in the original...

Child's Play nears $1 million

Child's Play is a charity based in Seattle that donates toys, games, books, and even cash to sick kids in children's hospitals around the US and the world. 100% of all donations go directly to the kids and the hospitals. What makes this charity...

GamerDad gives an honest review of the new Wii

In the past couple of weeks I have come to appreciate the guys at GamerDad. They are a group of honest, hardworking guys who all have children and happen to truly enjoy their video games. As a mother of a teen who also loves video games, I often...

Looking for hot toys for the holiday season? Pre-order them.

It happens every year; there are a few truly "hot' toys or gadgets that everybody and their cousin wants or needs for the holidays. For the next six weeks, the evening news will have an almost nightly snippet showing parents lining up outside of...

Game consoles will be more affordable this holiday season...in Japan

Just in time for the wish lists of many millions of young, and young at heart, Japanese boys, Sony is planning to cut the price of their soon to be released Playstation 3. Unfortunately for all the many gamers outside of Japan, there will be no price...

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...

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