GYGO: Cyberpunk Crunch and A New Challenger Approaches for Smash

GYGO: Cyberpunk Crunch and A New Challenger Approaches for Smash

This week in gaming was one of distinct industry highs and lows, with some longstanding issues for the gaming community seeing new airtime as execs do what execs do best. But all is not lost, with some charming news for gamers of beloved franchises. Let’s get started! (more…)

Mom’N’Pop Culture: 5 Games My Kids Would Rather Play Than Pokémon GO

Mom’N’Pop Culture: 5 Games My Kids Would Rather Play Than Pokémon GO

There have been many instances in my parenthood thus far in which I’ve known exactly how I mishandled my mothering know-how. For example, when my four-year-old son told me to “go love myself,” I knew right away allowing him to listen to the Beibs was my mistake. I understand my kids are their own people, meaning I don’t push them to like one thing over another. You can imagine my total disappointment when the oldest kiddo refuses to watch Goonies or listen to classic Madonna. I have a strong urge to force them to like the things I like or liked as a kid, but it’s like trying to stuff a rabid cat into a carrier with your bare hands. I know when I’m beat. Mostly. (I’m firm on cutting off the Biebs.)

However, I do not understand why they won’t get on the Pokémon GO bandwagon. This isn’t a nostalgic trip down “but mommy loved this when she was young” lane, so what gives? What am I doing wrong? My husband downloaded the app to his phone a few days after it released. We ran out to the front yard with the kids and immediately found a Squirtle. I assumed their enthusiasm would grow. Not so much. (more…)

The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)

The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)

My ten-year-old daughter loves Minecraft. Like. Looooves Minecraft. She talks about it. All. The. Time. Someone might say that now I ought to know how people feel when I talk about BioWare games all the time, but pfft. Don’t be silly. Everyone loves BioWare. Well, even if I don’t enjoy the incessant Minecraft chatter, as a gaming mom, I am so pleased that my daughter loves gaming as much as I do. She’s even changed her future career plans from fashion designer to game designer. When she’s not playing Minecraft or online games like Animal Jam or watching me play Dragon Age: Inquisition, she’s busy making her own games with GameMaker: Studio. Or she’s watching The Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)(more…)