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50 Games Kids (And You) Will Love

Family friend games that you'll love to play too! Credit: Getty Images A big part of the reason that we recommend limiting kids' video game playing is that many electronic games are both sedentary and solitary. But the new crop of acti...Video games can help keep the whole family active.

Beyond Angry Birds: More App Games Your Kids Will Love

At this week's BAFTA Video Game Awards (that's the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the trophy for best hand-held game went to "Cut the Rope," an iPhone app. It was a first. And it goes a long way toward showing what a phenomenon app ...Sure, everyone knows "Angry Birds," but these apps are worth a download, too!

Game Review: 'MLB 11: The Show'

Amazon.com Rated ON for Ages 9 and Up What Parents Need to Know Parents need to know "MLB 11: The Show: is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players guide one of 32 teams to the World Series or create an at..."MLB 11: The Show" is the best baseball game available.

Girls Who Play Video Games With Mom and Dad Are Better Behaved, Study Shows

Go ahead and play video games with your daughter -- she may be better off for it. Credit: Getty
Can't wrestle the video game controller out of your teenage daughter's hands? Instead of stressing, just say game on, and join her.
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Girls who play video games with their parents are generally better behaved than those who play solo or not at all.

Video Games Can Cause Mental Health Problems, Study Finds

Video games may be affecting your relationship with your kid. Credit: Stockdisc, Getty Images Although most kids don't become addicted to video games, you may still want to keep a sharp eye on your child's gaming habits. A study r...Pathological gamers tend to be more impulsive, have lower social competence and are less empathic.

'Disney Epic Mickey' Revives an Icon and Takes Video Game Storytelling to a New Level

Mickey Mouse meets his ancestors in the "Disney Epic Mickey" game. Credit: Disney Interactive Studios
"Disney Epic Mickey" (for Nintendo Wii, $39.99) Mickey Mouse may be the world's most recognizable cartoon character, but when was the last ti...
Mickey Mouse may be the world's most recognizable cartoon character, but when was the last time you thought of the guy as a hero?
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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: "Tangled" "Tangled" is Disney's animated retelling of the Broth...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. Chec...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 Pedi...
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 spook...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 Th...
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 pooh-pooh...
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.

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