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Ten Things parents need to know about Xbox Live

The argument that video games are destroying today's youth reminds us of the movie Footloose. In the Kevin Bacon defining role, a few teenagers are tragically killed when their speeding car crashes. Since the teens were listening to rock 'n' roll music during the accident the town blames the event...

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Review-free site offers info, tips for parents

A new site, What They Play, launched yesterday, and it's geared at explaining to parents just exactly what the ESRB ratings are all about, in simple terms, when it comes to the games their children are stuffing into those mystical boxes attached to the televisions. The brainchild of former 1UP/Ziff...

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Study shows that parents avoid playing video games with their kids

So here's a logical reaction: Parents who don't approve of their children's video game habits, instead of playing with them, simply voice their resentment of games and then look the other way. Makes sense, right? Right? The results of a poll released by the Associated Press and AOL Games show that...

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Religious broadcaster takes balanced look at games

The stereotypical image of a fiery preacher warning about the moral dangers of video games took a hit today with the relatively balanced look at games on Christian lifestyle program Living the Life. The CBN program talked to Richard Abanes, author of What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video...

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PSP dominates on list of games for parents to avoid

The National Institute on Media and the Family has just released their annual Report Card, and are advising parents to avoid buying certain games for their kids. All of the titles feature "M" ratings, but meh... parents are too busy to actually look at ratings! Here are the games to avoid, with PSP...

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Sony follows Nintendo's steps and starts targeting moms

The Wii has been a huge hit at my house over Thanksgiving. Even my mom loved Wii Sports, and is thinking about buying a system for herself. Absolutely mind-boggling. Sony is eager to capitalize on the burgeoning gaming mom market, and has expanded their newly revitalized advertising campaign to...

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Wii + Parents = ???

Considering Nintendo designed the Wii, and its marketing, to appeal to a wide demographic, it's time to put it to the test. We here at Joystiq will be testing our family over Thanksgiving on how intuitive the Wii is and we'd like to hear how things go at your home. YouTube some video, take pictures...

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35% of American parents are gamers

It's becoming something of an adage: "families that play together, stay together". If the saying's true, then over a third of American families must be very happy indeed. Study results published by the ESA have revealed that 35% of America's parents are gamers--and four out of five of them...

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