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

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 Him Build Stuff

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

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