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Band of Bloggers - June 2018 Edition

Welcome to yet another installment of the newly revived Band of Bloggers. This time I, dephoenix, shall be your humble host. Last month my fellow Band of Bloggers-er Greenhornet214 blessed us with the theme of A Walk Through the Woods,...

 
 
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Momisms and Mom Thoughts on Gaming

[It's that time yet again for 'Who Let the Blogs Out,' our series of highlighting blogs we might have missed the first go around. In this entry, Dere discusses his mom's very definite mom-isms as she does her best to encourage and comprehen...

 
 
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Switch's core feature lets you bypass parental control

One of the advertised features of the Nintendo Switch's parental controls is to allow parents to monitor when their kids are playing and for how long. Well, Nintendo Life has found that by merely going offline, something you're going to do ...

 
 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...

 
 
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Mario and Luigi's long-lost father appears

It's been thirty years since the NES launched in the U.S., and all that time we've not known a whole lot about the Mario Brothers' home life. The closest we've gotten was in incidental scenes in the Paper Mario and other RPG serie...

 
 
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Steam rolls out parental controls for all users

For a second there, I got all pumped to hear Steam Family Options had gone live for all users after previously being restricted to beta participants. Then I realized this isn't the same thing as Steam Family Sharing -- rather, it's a set of...

 
 
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Excerpt: 5 games kids love and parents hate

I'm lucky to have parents that didn't have a problem with any videogames. Of course, I grew up at a time where there were no first-person shooters and fighting games weren't bloody and/or sexy yet. These days kids have it hard as just about...

 
 
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Nintendo considering new parental controls for 3DS

One of the complaints parents often levy against videogames is the amount of time that children spend playing them. Now, when I was a kid, my parents set clear boundaries as to when it was appropriate for me to play and for how long. But fo...

 
 
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National Institute on Media and the Family shutting down

One of the long-standing organizations fighting the good fight for righteousness, decency and protecting our children from those evil videogames has fallen. The National Institute for Media and the Family (NIMF), whose annual report card ha...

 
 
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An update on Xbox 360 social networking family settings

It seems the new dashboard update, which isn't available to everyone just yet, has been getting some flak from those under the age of 18, and rightfully so. The joy of using Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm on an Xbox 360 cannot be experience...

 
 
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Swearing CONFIRMED for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

Just in case you were worried that 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand would not have any rude words in it, you can rest assured that swearing has been confirmed! A list of Fiddy's taunts has been revealed, allowing players access to high quality cu...

 
 
 
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WhatTheyPlay.com breaks down games for parents

ESRB ratings on videogames aren't always enough for some parents. While a Mature rating is a clear indicator that a 7-year-old shouldn't be playing the title, a Teen rating may have a full range of questionable content, and ESRB ratings don...

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts

My mother, without fail, would ask me to make my Christmas list every year. Like clockwork, she'd take it, go shopping, and more or less ignore it. I think it took a fit of hysterics at age seven or so to get her to finally listen to me. To...

 
 
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Consoles difficult or people stupid: we report, you decide!

This piece on Gamepolitics -- the completely unpartisan website focused entirely on truth, justice and not at all becoming offended by anything I might ever type -- reveals some not-so-shocking truths regarding our consoles and/or the inani...

 
 




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Man, continuing my run of emotionally brutal games, just finished The Gardens Between (thanks to Gameplay was simple, delightful most of the way, not what I was But boy was I not prepared for childhood sad memories to crop 😭

 
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I hadnt played Hollow Knight in a few months, so I decided to remedy I kinda forgot where I was going, and I still suck at the Watcher Knight, but thats a good Also, False Knight was spared, because he did nothing

 
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My first playthrough of Undertale ended prematurely when I went through a period of, er, emotional This time I finally finished it, dealing with a fever for the Its bound to be linked with illness, but the game still speaks to

 
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I was mad about Iron Fist, considering where it was going, and my unbridled love of Ward, but I totally But Luke Fucking Cage? Naw, Netflix, Fuck

 
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#Confessiontoid Ive never seen the 1978 Halloween before today :megascared: Now onto see the new one :P

 
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WHY IS FAST TRAVEL LOCKED IN NEW GAME PLUS

 
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My original plans today got screwed up, and my backup plans also fell So now Im chilling and watching Nightmare before

 
 

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