"Hopped On The Sticks," An Appreciation Of Owning Kids At Video Games

On Jan. 13, 2014, a person with the Twitter handle @BeatinOff2Night—his current handle is @ChickenColeman2—tweeted a three-panel shot of him and a kid playing what appeared to be NBA 2K14. The game was evidently one-sided, but the caption was the best part: » 2/04/15 4:22pm 2/04/15 4:22pm

We Don't Stand A Chance Against Cosplaying Kids

Comic-Con 2014 had a lot of great cosplay, but what really stole the show for me was all the adorable kid attendees in their cosplay outfits. It's almost too much. » 8/04/14 6:30pm 8/04/14 6:30pm

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

Boy Is Super Psyched To Get His Tooth Pulled Out By A Mini Helicopter

One of the most dreaded things for me in childhood was pulling out teeth—but this kid? This kid is PUMPED to pull out his teeth. Dang. » 3/25/14 5:00pm 3/25/14 5:00pm

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

Not All Kids Think Video Games Are Good For You

Now that YouTuber Game Dave and his army of young, free-spelling youngsters have weighed in on the console war, it's time to tackle a tougher issue — are video games bad for you? » 2/04/14 2:31pm 2/04/14 2:31pm

Little Kid Is Upset Pokémon Aren't Real, Writes To Santa For Advice

Bless children and their earnest, trusting hearts. Without kids, who would keep the idea of Santa Claus alive? » 1/31/14 1:17pm 1/31/14 1:17pm

​Kids Talking About Which Game Console Is the Best Is Hilarious

​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

Amazing LEGO Ninja Fight Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again

What goes on inside the head of a child playing with a couple of LEGO ninja? Stop-motion animator supreme Counter656 gives us a thrilling peek. » 10/07/13 11:30am 10/07/13 11:30am

The Frickin’ Greatest Legend Of Zelda Debate Ever.

"You can't hate Legend of Zelda!" You make a compelling argument, SammyClassicSonicFan, but HaleyTheHedgehog isn't buying it. Maybe it's time to bust out the "pitch-perfect gameplay." » 7/16/13 2:30pm 7/16/13 2:30pm

Man, I Wish I’d Gotten To Beat A Cop At Video Games

Kids these days have all the fun. It's bad enough they have cellphones and high speed access to the internet, but now they get to fulfill one of my lifelong dreams - beating a cop at video games. » 3/15/13 11:00am 3/15/13 11:00am

An Adorable Little Kid Walks Us Through A Minecraft Art Project

Remember Abe? Last time, he showed us how to make Cut The Rope cupcakes. This time, his project is less delicious but no less adorable: he walks us through how to make a Minecraft keychain. » 3/13/13 8:30pm 3/13/13 8:30pm

A Ten-Year-Old Tried Using A 3DS To Find A Girlfriend

There is something about Nintendo and love birds—first, someone tried using the Wii U as real estate for a personal ad. Now, according to Tiny Cartridge, a ten-year-old tried using a 3DS to find himself a girlfriend. » 2/11/13 3:30pm 2/11/13 3:30pm

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

How Do You Make a Zombie Apocalypse Kid-Friendly? Ice Cream, Of Course

A few years back I played a little Wii game called Cold Stone Creamery: Scoop It Up, and advertainment piece that involved assembling ice cream cones for random customers passing by a storefront. Thefty Jack's Zombie I Scream is pretty much the same thing. » 12/28/12 4:55pm 12/28/12 4:55pm

The First Gaming-Dedicated Android Handheld Goes on Sale

Want to play Android games but don't want to invest in an Android phone or tablet? Are you children always taking your phone away to play games? The answer to these problems just went on sale in the form of the MG, the first pocketable Wi-Fi Android app-gaming system. » 11/09/12 3:55pm 11/09/12 3:55pm

This Kid Gets To Sleep Inside A Video Game Every Night

A couple is expecting their second child almost any day now. In order to accommodate the baby, they'll need to move their first child out of the nursery and into her own room. » 9/12/12 6:30pm 9/12/12 6:30pm