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Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Tangled" "Tangled" is Disney's animated retelling of the...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Kinect Isn't the Only Game In Town: 3 More Innovations in Gaming

Microsoft's new Kinect system, which lets players control Xbox 360 games with nothing more than their own bodies, has justifiably made a big splash in the gaming world. But it's far from the only gaming innovation popping up this holiday season....These new games and devices make playing a video game a wholly new and different experience.

Video Games Aren't Harmful to Most Teens, Study Shows

Video games -- not bad after all? Credit: Getty Images
"Mom, I told you so," could be a resounding cry this week following the news that video games are not harmful to most teens.
The findings of a Yale University study published in...
Go ahead and break out the Wii. Video games aren't really that bad for you.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Denzel Washington, left, and Chris Pine are shown in a scene from "Unstoppable." Credit: Robert Zuckerman, AP/20th Century Fox Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common...Should your family see "Unstoppable?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Should Violent Video Games Be Banned?

Violence in video games might be too real for kids. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 2 about a California law restricting the sale of violent video games to children. The case, Entertainment...

New Kinnect Games System: 10 Best (and Worst) Things About It

Clear the living room: It's video game time! Credit: Microsoft.
1. No controllers! In case you haven't seen the ads filled with images of people who appear to be playing charades while standing in front of their TV sets, Kinect is...
Can a video game actually make you a better dancer?

Scary, But Not Too Scary: Halloween Entertainment for Kids

Everyone likes to be scared on Halloween. But for a lot of little kids, "scary" means skeleton-in-a-top-hat, not "Saw 3D." Keeping that in mind, here are a few Halloween entertainment choices for nightmare-prone kids who still appreciate a good...Get in the spirit with a few Halloween entertainment choices for nightmare-prone kids who still appreciate a good spooky shiver.

KidPop News: Obama, Super Mario, and Literary Lions

Obama Picture Book Due Out in November
Credit: Amazon
I can hear the pundits now: The president wrote a children's book! It's propaganda! It's a stunt for the midterms! I think we can all relax -- It's just a picture book. It's called "Of...
Obama's publishing a kid's book and Super Mario turns 25? What is the world coming to?

Punch, Throw, Swing: Experts Touting Exercise Video Games

Kids are getting fit with the Wii and other video games. Credit: Alex Grimm, Getty Images
"Honey, I handed the kids the remote," is the new mantra of health-savvy moms and dads who are boasting "I told you so," to naysayers who once...
Experts say the virtual reality of many games actually requires kids to work up a sweat and helps keep video game players in physical shape. They're regaling the benefits of Nintendo's "Wii Sports," Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution" and other video games that require players to go through motions to make their virtual counterparts perform.

Family Video Games: Two to Try, One to Avoid

If the kids are going to spend an afternoon in front of the Wii, you might as well join them. Gaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for kids and parents to bond and get in some quality time together. But finding the right games can be...If the kids are going to spend an afternoon in front of the Wii, you might as well join them. And there may be a few games you might actually enjoy.

Retro Gaming With Kids: Let Your iPhone Take You Back

Go back to the days of blips and pixels. Illustration: Christopher Healy
However you feel about them, video games make up a huge part of today's kids' pop-culture diet. But to many parents who grew up on the barely-2-D blips of "Pac-Man" and...

Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention? Video Games May Be to Blame

Attention problems can continue into adulthood. Credit: Corbis
Say your child is having trouble paying attention in school? Turn off the video games. A new study shows the more time kids spend playing video games, the more likely they are to...

"Toy Story 3" Revolutionizes the Industry - The Video Game Industry, That Is

Woody explores a wholly original virtual world in Toy Story 3: The Video Game. Credit: Disney Interactive
In the world of video games, the movie tie-in game is generally the quintessence of mediocrity.
These are often games that developers...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Based on a video game,...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Shrek Forever After Everyone's favorite ogre is back for what...

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