Best to start them early. Redditor Pypok and his wife needed a theme for their son's nursery, and Pypok suggested space (by way of Kerbal Space Program). Turned out rather well, I'd say—perfect for a future space explorer. There are some in-progress photos in the embedded Imgur album below. » 3/19/15 8:30am 3/19/15 8:30am

The First Video Game I'll Let My Four-Year-Old Kid Play All By Herself

I play with my four-year-old daughter a lot. I'm the parent that sets up playdates, sits down with puzzles and board games, and takes her to the playground for a few hours. But I've never let her venture into a video game on her lonesome. That all changed this weekend. » 2/12/15 11:00am 2/12/15 11:00am

This Secret Treasure Room May Be The Best Birthday Present Of All Time


When Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a disused storage space attached to their son's room, they decided to convert it into a Secret Treasure Room. For years, they concealed the room's entrance with a dresser, waiting for the perfect moment – their son's fourth birthday – to reveal its existence. Here, Sarah… » 8/10/14 5:01pm 8/10/14 5:01pm

Xbox One Brings Us Next Gen Parenting

You can't always keep an eye on the kids while playing video games...unless, of course, you choose to rig your console to show you footage of your baby's crib (also known as a 'nanny cam'). » 3/28/14 6:31pm 3/28/14 6:31pm

​I'm Still Not Ready To Introduce My Three-Year-Old To Video Games Yet

Broken Age almost made me violate one of my golden rules about kids and video games. I almost let my daughter watch me play it. » 1/20/14 4:30pm 1/20/14 4:30pm

BatDad Returns, Is Still The Best (And Maybe Worst) Dad Around

I don't know much about parenting, but I am continually impressed by BatDad's commitment to making parenting fun and ridiculous. I mean, wearing a Batman mask and using the gritty Batman voice to parent your kids? It's kind of the best. » 10/18/13 1:30pm 10/18/13 1:30pm

He’s not going to play the game until he’s in college.” The actor who plays Michael in Grand Theft Auto V tells GQ that his 11-year-old son will have to wait a while before sampling the pleasures of Los Santos. Kudos, Ned Luke, for having more sense than some of the other parents out there. » 9/27/13 1:30pm 9/27/13 1:30pm

Wendy Williams Has No Regrets About Buying GTA V for Her Son

Today, nationally syndicated daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams talked about our open letter from a retail store veteran who sold too many copies of GTA V to uncaring parents, and admitted that she indeed bought a copy for her 13-year-old son. » 9/26/13 7:00pm 9/26/13 7:00pm

Dad Rents Out Entire Movie Theater So Son Can Play Games on Big Screen

A Florida dad decided to give his son a 13th birthday to remember, so he rented out all of Jacksonville's historic Sun-Ray Cinema and told Jonah to invite some friends to play video games on a really big screen. » 6/21/13 6:50am 6/21/13 6:50am

UPDATE: Chinese Man Forgets Wife And Child At Temple To Visit Arcade

A woman and her three-month-old child were sighted crying at the gates of the Confucius Temple in Nanjing last week. The reason why the woman was so distraught was because she had lost her husband and couldn't find him anywhere. » 6/10/13 7:30am 6/10/13 7:30am

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

Dad Asks For Advice on Son’s Minecraft ‘Addiction’, Gets Told to Help…

Kid loves video game, spends lots and lots of time with it. Parent frets over kid, thinks offspring might've fallen prey to the bogeyman of video game addiction. It's a scenario that probably plays out in thousands of homes. Maybe even yours. One father went to Quora, where questions get asked and answered by site… » 7/25/12 5:00pm 7/25/12 5:00pm

There's More Cussin' in Teen Novels than Video Games, Swears Researcher

You might not expect a study coming out of Brigham Young University's School of Family Life to have anything good to say about video games. And maybe this doesn't. But it says something a lot worse about books, and I'll take that as a win in this culture war. » 5/24/12 10:00pm 5/24/12 10:00pm

I Am One of Those Horrible Neglectful MMO-Playing Parents

Whenever I post a story about a parent neglecting their children while playing a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game I can't hide my disgust for that sort of person, so you can imagine how I felt about myself this weekend when my two ten-month-old children left the house in the middle of a boss fight. » 4/23/12 9:30am 4/23/12 9:30am

Why I'm Worried About My Daughter's Video Game Future

This is my daughter. Her nickname is Cheeks. I really want her to play video games. Like, I really, really do. One of her favorite things to grab when she wanders around the apartment is an Xbox 360 controller. She holds it the right way most of the time, presses the buttons and looks up at me with a big smile on her… » 4/03/12 5:00pm 4/03/12 5:00pm

Tales of Graces F Brings Out the Responsible Parent In Me

I knew becoming the father of twin boys would impact the amount of time I had to play video games. I didn't realize it would also affect the way I perceive them. As I played through the early hours of Namco Bandai's Tales of Graces F I came to a startling realization: I'm not merely 'me with kids'; I'm a father now. » 3/30/12 9:30am 3/30/12 9:30am

WTPT: Kid Loses It When His Mom Insists He Quit Call of Duty

We've all encountered some pretty hilarious gamers on Xbox Live, whether they're intentionally comedic or not. The diverse age range means that many of these encounters involve some kid battling with his mom or dad to stay online for just a little bit longer.

Two guys camp out in an airplane in Call of Duty, and… » 3/12/12 12:30pm 3/12/12 12:30pm

Microsoft Looking into Auto Mature Filtering Options

Gears of War 3 is the latest in an increasingly long list of games that include the ability to filter out adult language and gore through the game's settings. » 9/30/11 3:40pm 9/30/11 3:40pm

Which Came First, the Hardcore Gamer or the Bad Parent?

A recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University found that the more time middle school students spent playing games, the more negative an opinion they held about their parents. It seems like a simple matter of cause and effect, but which is which? » 9/12/11 5:20pm 9/12/11 5:20pm