Instead Of Going To School, This Kid Made A Game Called Spacepants

When I was 12 I didn't like school much — who did? But if someone told me I didn't have to go to school and could use the spare time to do whatever I wanted? I'd probably just spend it trying to break my speed records on Super Punch Out!! I tell you what I wouldn't have done: worked my ass off to create a critically… » 7/01/14 11:55pm 7/01/14 11:55pm

Kids' 'Call of Duty Bomb' Gets Their Neighbors Evacuated at 3 a.m.

Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don't leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbor found it, didn't know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people. » 3/05/14 12:00pm 3/05/14 12:00pm

​Third-Graders Really Don't Like Video Games Tracking What They Do

By now, most adults are used to the idea that the software and services they use—including video games—record what they do to send feedback to the companies that make them. But when some third-graders found out that games they love have some kind of data-mining, it was a heartbreaking combination of funny and sad. » 11/08/13 1:30pm 11/08/13 1:30pm

What Metroid Looks Like Through the Eyes of a 2nd Grader

Yesterday, a good friend of mine invited me to speak at an after-school game club in East Harlem about the game industry. As an adult, it was one of those very illuminating and humanizing experiences that reminds you exactly what it was like to love games dearly when you're 11 years old. Trust me, the kids are alright. » 1/29/13 12:30pm 1/29/13 12:30pm

The Best Way To Play Skyrim Might Just Be to Make It Kid-Friendly

Generations of gamers who have not only the arcade but also years of computer, Nintendo, and PlayStation games in their pasts are now, themselves, raising children. In a world of wall-to-wall screens and endless gaming options, it can be hard to find just the right game for game-loving parents and their inquisitive… » 7/30/12 6:00pm 7/30/12 6:00pm