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The Legend of Zelda Documentary

Many of you may already know that I am no gamer. That’s Cooper McHatton’s department, he is, after all, my West Coast Gaming & Toy Correspondent. Sure, we do the Skylanders thing here, and we adore that, but that is exactly it, the extent of our gaming life. Well, mine […]

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Skylanders Giants Homework and Character Cards

Over the last eighteen months, Skylanders has taken over the toy, bedding, clothing, and gaming aisles of many a retail store. So where does Activision take the franchise next? What piece of the family puzzle can Tree Rex and Stealth Elf dominate in 2013, ahead of the new game Swap […]

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Nintendo 3DS Game Review: Lola’s Math Train

This was a first for us. Having had a Nintendo 3DS in the house for just about 3 months (it was a Christmas gift from Santa, one which I discussed at length here), we hadn’t yet ventured out into the virtual video game eShop that sits waiting only a few […]

Gaming Review: The Time Tribe
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Gaming Review: The Time Tribe

The now-in-college-at-age-16 wonderkid, Cooper McHatton, makes his 2013 debut on OWTK with a review of an exciting new online game with a very rad Steampunk-y logo called The Time Tribe. Take it away, Cooper. ********** The kickstarter funded, deceptively educational, mystery point & click, online story-based adventure game, The Time […]

LeapFrog’s My Robot Friend Will Be Your Friend Too
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LeapFrog’s My Robot Friend Will Be Your Friend Too

My then 8-year-old daughter asked Santa for a Nintendo 3DS last year. I asked why, when we already have the Wii, an iPad and a pair of iPhones with apps galore loaded onto each of them. Why did she/we need yet another device? She said she wanted something of her […]

Grammaropolis — A Pop-Up Educational Media Franchise
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Grammaropolis — A Pop-Up Educational Media Franchise

Many parents would say that it’s a difficult task for educational music and media to ingratiate itself to full-family enjoyment.  Whereas modern, non-lesson-centric children’s music, videos & books will often pull lovingly on the heartstrings of a parent while simultaneously bringing exuberant joy to a youngster, curriculum-based media tends to […]

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Video Game Violence Is A Family Affair on HLN Raising America

A piece I wrote on the touchy subject of video game violence and its impact on children and families was published on The Good Men Project today, and then was quickly moved over and is being featured right now Headline News / HLN’s Raising America show page. My article is […]

Skylanders Swap Force Launches Fall 2013
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Skylanders Swap Force Launches Fall 2013

My head can barely keep from exploding as news of the next Skylanders video game is announced.  Skylanders Swap Force, the follow-up to Skylanders Giants, will take over our lives in Fall of 2013. Check out all the photos, including Wash Buckler over there —> Blast Zone up above, and […]

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