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Minecraft

A disc-based Minecraft for Xbox 360 is in the works


In addition to the new 'Minecraft Realms' service
Mar 13
Knowing that Minecraft has been a consistent top seller on Xbox 360, it's unsurprising to hear that Mojang, 4J Studios, and Microsoft are putting out a disc-based release for the platform. When it arrives at retail in the US ... read
ESRB

New ESRB rule means we could see less age-gated trailers


I was born on January 1, honest!
Mar 12
With recent changes at the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the amount of time we spend entering in our date of birth for Mature-rated game trailers (and then reentering it, because it never seems to keep) may diminish. ... read
Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon's best game nominees include... Wii Sports!?


Nickelodeon has its finger on the pulse of kid culture
Feb 18
Awards shows are pretty bullsh*t. Videogame awards shows, even more so. But awards shows on children's networks like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are the cream of the anal muck. They have open voting to give kids the illus... read
Sandy Hook Arcade

Not-for-profit Sandy Hook Arcade Center opens in Newtown


Arcade 'established to foster fun for families and children'
Feb 17
The Sandy Hook Arcade Center, a not-for-profit business, has now officially opened its doors to the local community and beyond thanks to the initiative of two locals: Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari. Thanks to the behemoth of... read

EA wants to be 'part of the solution' in violence debate


CEO says games aren't responsible, but must tackle negative perception
Jan 31
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello addressed the recent criticisms leveled at the videogame industry following the Sandy Hook shooting. While the executive was keen to point out the lack of evidence suggesting games are res... read
Bungie

Awww: Bungie visits a recovering child at the hospital


Heartwarming story of the day
Jan 21
As much as the negativity online can eat away at your mind if you aren't careful, the Internet can also be an overwhelmingly positive place. Take, for instance, Reddit user fiscal_ posting about his five-year-old son Brady ne... read
While another town calls for destruction for violent games
My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real... read feature

Videogames now accused of giving children cancer


British tabloid does a British tabloid thing again
Jan 08
British tabloid the Mirror has decided to try something a little different. With its peers implicating videogames in school shootings, this particular rag has a new approach -- blaming games for giving kids cancer. ... read
Yoshi

Yoshi is the world's greatest dad


brentalfloss' "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi"
Dec 28
My favorite track off brentalfloss' Bits of Me is definitely "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi," a ragtime arrangement of Yoshi's Island's "Athletic." In the song, Yoshi decides to take care of the future Mushroom Kingdom hero in... read

Tank! Tank! Tank! makes kid weep manly Christmas tears


Child becomes inexplicably overjoyed at rubbish videogame
Dec 27
If you were to unwrap a Christmas present and discover Tank! Tank! Tank! inside, anybody's natural instinct would be to burst into tears. However, for one child, his weeping was spurred by joy -- such an obscene gift actuall... read

Kid loses it after unwrapping Wii U Christmas morning


What a good kid!
Dec 27
The kid in this above Christmas morning video from YouTuber Deongello Vanorsby ramps up slowly, from delayed reaction to shock to... tears! Dad gets a flying bear hug that slowly devolves into grateful so... read
MAGFest

Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child's Play fundraiser EVER


Channel your inner frustrated Japanese salaryman
Dec 21
Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger? During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you ... read
Lies and hypocrisy reach record levels
The National Rifle Association today held a press conference to cover its apparently cowardly hide in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which media pundits have already gleefully pinned the blame for on violent videogames.... read feature

Buy tower defense RPG Tower of Elements to feed the needy


Double happiness
Dec 20
You would probably never have to talk me in to playing a tower defense RPG, but if you did, telling me that doing so would feed a hungry family would definitely help.  This is exactly what's happening with indie game com... read

Dad alters text in Wind Waker to turn Link into a girl


He wants his daughter to understand that girls can be heroes too
Nov 10
Mike Hoye loves playing videogames and sharing his pastime with his three-year-old daughter Maya. Their game of choice is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Mike likes to read the text aloud so Maya can follow along. Bu... read

Pat the NES Punk & brentalfloss channel their inner Queen


A Nintendohemian Rhapsody for charity
Oct 22
[Update: Whoops! The actual NES marathon ended yesterday at 3 PM PST, but Pat is still accepting donations through his site until tomorrow.] Zealous NES collector Pat the NES Punk is holding a Child's Play charity that runs ... read

Pokédex entries must have been written by children


It's the only explanation that makes sense
Oct 20
If you've ever played a Pokémon game, you'd realize that some of the critters possess rather unbelievable abilities beyond comprehension. I'm not talking about just the legendary Pokémon but also the run-of-the-... read

ThinkGeek's pint-sized Portal gun won't break the bank


Batteries not included
Oct 19
With Halloween fast approaching, ThinkGeek's new Miniature Replica Portal Gun ($59.99) is going to be hard to resist. It's got appropriately colored LEDs, a working trigger, and movable claws. Parents, think about how much c... read

Warning: this kids' Spyro costume is f*cking nightmarish!


An eldritch horror from beyond reason
Oct 15
Behold! The LORD's cruelest joke! Cast out from Heaven, rejected by Hell, and feared by the realm of mortals. The rules of nature apply not to this misshapen beast, for it is wrought of no natural element. It exists without e... read

Jimquisition: Think of the Children!


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Oct 15
Children are the holy grail of conflict. In media, they are the go-to solution for instant dilemma in a can, a way to garner immediate sympathy from an audience because they're children, and children are sooooo sympathic. Ex... read

Have a trailer for Wonderbook's Book of Spells


More like Book of Smells ha ha ha
Aug 30
Enter a world of majesty and wonder! Concoct spells dreamed of only in your most glittering fantasy! Feel like a bigger fanny than you ever thought you could be with Wonderbook, Sony's answer to the EyePet! Oh, wait ... ... read

Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon


Aug 09
In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week... read

Something is wrong with the Mario movie's coloring book


Aug 08
Good news, bad news time. The bad news is that Bob Hoskins, famed English actor who starred in such films as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, and the notorious Super Mario Bros., was recently diagnosed wit... read

Nike+ Kinect Training and Kinect Sesame Street TV dated


Jul 24
While it wasn't exactly entertaining to see during Microsoft's 2012 E3 press conference, I have a feeling Nike+ Kinect Training will do just fine for itself. The fitness game will be releasing in the United States on October ... read

Sony focusing on family-friendly games this Christmas


Jul 24
If you're looking forward to a slew of cool PS3 games to play this holiday season, you might want to dial your excitement back just a touch. Sony has declared it'll focus on "family-friendly" games this Christmas, hoping to r... read

Goodnight, Termina Moon


Jul 18
Goodnight Moon is one of the most beloved children's bedtime stories of all time. When set in the Zelda universe, it becomes the pool whence all nightmares emerge. That moon. There is no place to hide. There is no escape. Sweet dreams tonight, f*ckers. Goodnight, Termina Moon [Dorkly via GoNintendo] read

Man blames Microsoft for his kid's £1150 Xbox Live bill


Jul 13
A foolish child managed to spend £1150 of his father's money on Xbox Live. The father's response? Blame Microsoft for his own slapdash parenting, of course.  "He didn't realize it was costing real money," said... read

Awesome father paints Zelda mural on kid's walls


Jun 18
If you are a deadbeat dad, go f*ck yourself. Seriously, you've got this little, impressionable person who looks up to you like you are the center of the damn universe, and you're NOT going to do everything in your power to m... read

The perfect evening attire for your Baby Blue Bomber


May 28
Gamer parents who were born in the 70s and 80s are continuously discovering new ways to introduce their offspring to the hobby. Best to hook 'em while they're young, I always say! And what better way to instill an affinity fo... read

This five-year-old Mega Man fan ought to be Capcom's prez


Apr 23
News came out this weekend that Reika Morishita, the vocalist of the Rockman DASH (Mega Man Legends) opening and ending songs, will be repackaging her MML tunes, and should the album sell 20,000 copies, Capcom might be persu... read

Konami announces DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition


Apr 19
Konami has transformed the popular arcade dance game DanceDanceRevolution for the classroom. Classroom Edition is a PC-based DDR title made for schools and fitness classes, created in cooperation with several health and fitne... read

Kid Link don't wanna grow up in this glitchy OoT speedrun


Apr 15
There is an upside and a downside to the patching functionality found in modern console games. On the one hand, being able to close up nasty holes that would otherwise dampen the experience is quite the welcome feature. On t... read






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