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These Strawberry Shortcake Android Games Might Buy You Some Quiet Time From The Kids

Let’s be honest. One of the most useful things about our phones and tablets is being able to keep kids quiet and occupied for extended periods of time. Now, I’m not advocating for keeping a kid quiet by having them stare at a tablet for 5 hours, but I do know how useful this can [...]

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This Video Chat App Lets Your Talk With Up To 12 Friends At One Time

Video chatting on mobile devices is nothing new. Facetime. Google Hangouts. Skype. There’s a lot of players in the market. Rounds is different, though, in that it allows users to not just chat with one friend, but up to 12 at a single time. And this week, the Israel-based company announced that it had raised [...]

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Oregon Trail and Carmen San Diego are Available Online and There Goes Your Monday

There are a lot of very exciting things happening in the video game world right now. If you went to CES or have seen any footage, I’m sure you’re excited about the new technology that we’ve got coming our way. But what about the old stuff? What about those old classics that don’t have realistic [...]

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft For $2.5 Billion; Founder Pens Strangest Resignation Letter, Ever

The big news today is the acquisition of Mojang, the game development studio responsible for Minecraft, by Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington tech giant paid a staggering $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Founders Markus Persson (“Notch”), Carl Manneh (“Boss”), and Jakob Porsér are all cashing out and leaving the company. For the time being, [...]

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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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The World’s Largest Video Game Collection, With More than 11,000 Games, is Up for Sale

Michael Thomasson is the owner of the world’s largest video game collection, and has the certificate from Guinness to prove it. His collection, when verified in 2012, had more than 10,600 games from almost every game platform and console ever created. Since 2012, he’s added more than 400 additional games, which brings the total to [...]

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Finally, iPad Games for Kids You’ll Want to Play Yourself

I’m not a parent. But I know parents, and they’re constantly trying to figure out the right balance between play time and “screen time,” usually with an iPad. And who can blame the kids? iPads are awesome, and let’s be honest, we’re all fascinated by them. Now, with Osmo, you don’t have to feel bad [...]

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We’ve Found It: This Might Be the Most Addictive Game on the Internet

If you’re bored with Candy Crush or any of the multitude of other free games on the Internet, check out 2048. It’s simple: move around the blocks to match up two of the exact same numbers, they’ll double, and more blocks will appear. You use your arrow keys to move the blocks, so go ahead [...]

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Remember Crazy Taxi? It’s Now Available On Android And iOS

If you spent any time in an arcade growing up, you’re bound to remember Crazy Taxi. Drop in a quarter, hit the gas, pick up your fares, get them to their destination, and try not to run over the pedestrians in the process. For a limited time, SEGA is offering Crazy Taxi on both iOS [...]

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Play Modern Day ‘Operation’ With Surgeon Simulator For iPad

Remember the game “Operation?” Where you’d perform a “surgery” on a patient using a tiny pair of tweezers to remove things like the “funny bone” from the patient without hitting the metal sides of the body and setting off a startling buzzer? The modern-day equivalent of Operation — well, perhaps slightly more sophisticated version — [...]

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