Category Archives: Gaming

Is the Path Out of Poverty a Game?

Imagine thousands of people brainstorming together to find solutions to poverty. Imagine a dialogue that moves quickly, speaks succinctly, and works toward change. What kind of change can come from listening to every-day people? What kind of solutions can we come up with? It may sound strange, overwhelming or even absurd, but that is exactly… [more]

Toyota, the Prius V, and Social Gaming

I am always a bit skeptical when brands advertise in alternative ways that aren’t an obvious match. So, as a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer’s Network, I was both surprised and concerned to see a promotion for the Prius V on the Facebook game The Sims Social. On a regular basis, The Sims Social… [more]

Toyota, the Prius V, and Social Gaming

I am always a bit skeptical when brands advertise in alternative ways that aren’t an obvious match. So, as a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer’s Network, I was both surprised and concerned to see a promotion for the Prius V on the Facebook game The Sims Social. On a regular basis, The Sims Social… [more]

Boston Parent Bloggers Welcome the PS Vita

Today marked the official US launch of the new PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system. There has been plenty of buzz about the new system which boasts a 5-inch multi-touch screen, a rear touch screen, dual analog sticks, the Sixaxis motion system, wireless (with an AT&T 3G option version), front and rear cameras, and built-in GPS.… [more]

CES 2012–Trends for Families

I’m only part-way through the show floor, but there are some pretty clear trends cropping up: 1. Connected. Everything is connected… share your pictures on your phone with your iPad or TV. Stream video from one device to another. Start a game/movie on one device and pick it up on another. Early efforts at this… [more]

Kicking Off CES 2012

It’s been pretty quiet around here, but it’s not for a lack of cool family tech. Nope. I’ve been prepping to bring you coverage from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The show is the place to see what’s new and hot in TVs, sound systems, cell phones, tablets, computers, robots, smart appliances, connected… [more]

Carnival Island–A Review

Carnival Island is a family game for PlayStation 3 with Move. As the name suggests, the game is a collection of carnival mini-games such as Mini Bowl (aka Skee Ball), Coin Toss and Shooting Gallery. Set in a magical, but long-abandoned carnival this is a fun game for the whole family. [more]

2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge Announced

If you have an aspiring video game designer at home, this may be their chance to shine. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media have announced the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge. Details will be available in November, but entries will be open to the following four categories: Middle School,… [more]