Skylander Eruptor to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Many congratulations to our friends at Toys For Bob, and Activision. Eruptor, one of my favorite Skylanders, is to appear in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The larger than life Eruptor balloon took more than 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels of glitter to recreate his fiery personality. Check out the parade on turkey day starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Video Games and Apps

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Games made of pixels have been a favorite of mine since the Atari 2600 hit the streets. Today’s games are barely recognizable by those standards, with more realistic graphics, multi-player modes, and advanced stories. In this guide we take a look at some of our favorite games. Many of these are rated Teen, or Mature, so be sure to check the ratings before buying them for your younger kids.
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Get Ready for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire With New Pokémon Animation

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The Pokémon Company International has just released a sweet new animated video to introduce some of the Mega Evolved Pokémon you’ll encounter in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Now that you’re up to speed on the latest Pokémon titles, let’s move along to this week’s other massive release from Nintendo: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. You’re excited, right? Of course you’re excited! Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

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Later this week you too will get the chance to catch however many Pokémon you feel appropriate when Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit shelves nationwide. Here’s a quick rundown of ten things GeekParents should know about these upcoming titles. Continue reading

EMP, Nintendo and the Indie Game Revolution

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a launch party celebrating the opening of Indie Game Revolution, a new exhibit at Seattle’s Experience Music Project sponsored by Nintendo. This massive multimedia experience focuses on not only new and upcoming independent video game projects, but on the very history of indie development itself. Continue reading