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Video Game Definition of the Week: Respawn/Spawn Rate/Spawn Timer

As parents, it's important to understand the world your children immerse themselves in, especially when it comes to video games ...
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Understanding Minecraft: A Guide for Parents

Hello, dear parents! As someone who's spent years writing about technology and gaming for families like yours, I'm excited to ...
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Family Video Game Review – Octopath Traveler 2

The original Octopath Traveler was announced alongside the Nintendo Switch to great fanfare. It had a unique art style that ...

Dorfromantik: Idyllic Puzzle-Builder in Digital and Board Game

There are plenty of examples of board games gone digital or digital games coming to tabletop. For mechanics-driven video games ...

Barbie Games for Barbie Fans

There’s no doubt that Barbie is the hottest movie in theaters right now. Who doesn’t want to paint their whole ...
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The Stalk Market and The Turnip Prophet in Animal Crossing: New Horizon

STONKS AND TORNPS Playing the actual stock market is a magnanimous task and, quite frankly, isn’t really for kids. But ...
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Mortal Kombat 12! Everything Parents Need to Know!

Mortal Kombat 12 is coming soon and it is going to be everywhere. It may not garner the national attention ...
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From Virtual to Physical: IOC Announces Exciting Olympic Esports Week 2023 in Singapore

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially announced that eSports are coming to the Olympics! The 2023 Olympic Esports Series ...

GTA6 is Coming! Everything Parents Need To Know!

GTA6 is coming! And that means parents need to start paying attention. This franchise is rated M for a reason: ...

Parent’s Guide to Nintendo Switch Online

The Nintendo Switch is wildly popular, and Nintendo is pairing it with an online subscription service similar to both Xbox ...
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Gaming Definition of the Week: Social Deduction/Hidden Traitor

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

5 Meta Quest Games for Teens Recommend by EFG Teens

If you're looking for some new games to keep your teens entertained, look no further! Here are 5 Meta Quest ...
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The ESRB Rating System: What Parents Need to Know

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns ratings to video games based on their content ...
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Get Ready for the Best Gaming Experience of 2023 with Our Free Digital Magazine!

Are you a fan of video games and board games? Look no further! Our free digital magazine is here to ...

Definition of the week: Cozy/Wholesome Games

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Minecraft Java vs Bedrock: Understanding the Key Differences

Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world and will likely go down as one of the most ...

Minecraft Jenny Mod: What It Is And What Parents Need To Know

Minecraft mods on PC number into the thousands, especially if you're playing the Minecraft Java Edition. The vast majority of ...

Minecraft Eaglercraft: What It Is and Why Kids are Using It

Minecraft is primarily either available via Bedrock (a safer, more secure version of the game available on all major gaming ...

Everything You Need to Know About VR, AR, and MR

With the new PSVR (PlayStation VR) headset on the way to players all over the world, virtual reality is on ...

The Differences Between the Three Nintendo Switch Models – A Parent’s Guide

The Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling consoles of all ...

Engaged Family Gaming Essential Games for the Meta Quest

If you're looking for some new games to keep your teens entertained, look no further! Here is a list of ...

Is Virtual Reality Dangerous for Children?

Virtual reality isn't an emerging, fringe technology that is limited to tech nerds. These are mainstream pieces of technology that ...
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Is Minecraft Free?

If you're a parent of a young gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of Minecraft. It's one of the ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Raid

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...
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EFG Podcast Episode 287 Xbox Friends and Family!

Introduction Welcome to The Engaged Family Gaming Podcast. This is a show all about the great video games and board ...

FAMILY-FRIENDLY VIDEO GAME RELEASE CALENDAR – September 2022

If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for new video games to play with your family. This September ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games -June 2022

Nintendo Switch games are all the rage right now! If you're a parent, you probably want to know what the ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Emote

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...
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A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now has been retired. The benefits (most of them listed below) have been rolled into the newly updated PlayStation ...
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A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Plus

Sony has released an upgrade to the PlayStation Plus program. The new version of the program offers a number of ...

How To Get Your Kids Into Video Games!

It's no secret that video games are extremely popular among kids and teenagers. In fact, gaming is one of the ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Battle Pass

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Metroidvania

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Release Calendar – August 2022

Looking for some fun this August? Check out our family-friendly video game release calendar! We've got all the best games ...
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Family-Friendly Video Game Release Calendar – June 2022

Historically, summer has been a slow time for video games. Publishers would often push their games off to the fall ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: MMO

The gaming definition this week is a term that is applicable to video games: MMO MMORPG is the acronym for ...
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EFG Essentials: Great Video Games for Kids on PlayStation

The "EFG Essentials" is a core collection of games we frequently recommend across different genres. The purpose of these essentials ...
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EFG Essentials: Great Video Games for Kids on Xbox

The "EFG Essentials" is a core collection of games we frequently recommend across different genres. The purpose of these essentials ...
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EFG Essentials: Great Video Games for Kids on Nintendo Switch

The "EFG Essentials" is a core collection of games we frequently recommend across different genres. The purpose of these essentials ...

Ask the EFG Staff – What Was the First Video Game You Played Online

Stephen I'm an elder millennial (1980) so I was around for some of the first online games. Our family computer ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Class

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Compulsion Loop

Every other week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Playstation

The PlayStation 5 is still incredibly difficult to find as a result of shortages. This shortage is likely to continue ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide – Premium Subscription Services

People buy a lot of games. That can make it incredibly challenging for those of us that want to buy ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Nintendo

Nintendo specializes in family-friendly games and 2021 is no exception. They released a LOT of great games this year AND ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Xbox

It is well documented at this point that supply chain issues are going to make holiday shopping difficult this year ...

Ask the EFG Staff – What Do You Do When You Get Stuck In a Game?

Stephen The very first thing I do when I get stuck in a game is search for a walk through ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: October 17-23

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between October 17th through October ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Open Beta

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Ask the EFG Staff: What is The Worst Game You’ve Ever Played?

Stephen See my review for Turbo: Super Stunt Squad. Mike There is an adage that there are no bad games, ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: October 3-9

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between October 3rd through October ...

Super Mario Bros: The Movie Voice Cast – Let’s Talk About It

Nintendo announced the voice cast for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated film during the September Nintendo Direct. It will ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: September 26-October 2

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 26th through October ...

Ask the EFG Staff: Introduce Us to Your Favorite Character You Made For a Game?

Introduce us to your favorite character that you made for a game? Stephen I spent a few years playing Dragonrealms, ...

Three Reasons to Play Video Games With Your Kids

Video games have never been bigger. The industry is growing in leaps and bounds and is showing no signs of ...

5 Family-Friendly Adventure Games We Want to Play

I’ve been thinking a lot about adventure games recently. It is a genre that has had its ups and downs ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: September 12-18

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 12th through September ...

Ask the EFG Staff: What is Your Favorite Two-Player Game?

Stephen I love Street Fighter. I'm terrible at it, but I love it. I really fell in love with the ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: September 5-11

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 5th through September ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: MOBA

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

What Pay to Win Mechanics Mean For Your Family

Video game publishers are constantly experimenting with ways to earn additional revenue for the games they release. One of the ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 29-September 4

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 29th through September ...

Ask the EFG Staff: What is Your Favorite Game to Watch?

Stephen My favorite game to watch is Street Fighter V (or any other game in the series for that matter) ...

Best Family-Friendly Indie Games of 2021

Disclaimer: These are the indie games that have come out already and we've had the opportunity to play. It's an ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 22-28

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 22nd through August ...

Gaming Definition of the Week: Casual Game

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Ask the EFG Staff! – What’s Your Desert Island Game?

What is your desert island game and why? Stephen I thought about this one for a long time, and I ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Review – Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

For many years, Monster Hunter was a game series that was as complex as it was beloved. With the release ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 8-14

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 8th through August ...
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A Parent’s Guide to the Xbox Game Pass

It seems like everyone is starting their own premium gaming service these days. It can be tough for parents to ...
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A Parent’s Guide to Xbox Live Gold

It seems like everyone is starting their own premium gaming service these days. It can be tough for parents to ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Spawn Location/Spawn Camping

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: May 2-8

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between May 2nd through May ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Idle Clicker

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: DPS

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Open World

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Gaming Definition of the Week: Kaiju

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the week: Farming/ Grinding

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: February 28-March 6

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between February 28th through March ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: PvE/PvP

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Skill Tree

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: February 14-20

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between February 14th through February ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Port

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: February 7-13

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between February 7th through February ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Microtransactions

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: January 24-30

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between January 24th through January ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: January 17-23

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between January 17th through January ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Achievements/Trophies

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: January 10-16

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between January 10th through January ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: December 27-January 2

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between December 27th through January ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: December 20-26

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between December 20th through December ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: December 13-19

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between December 13th through December ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: DLC

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: December 6-12

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between December 6th through December ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: November 29-December 5

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between November 29th through December ...

Nintendo Switch Games for Young Gamers

Nintendo has set itself apart in the gaming console world by focusing on accessibility and family games. Features have been ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: November 22-28

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between November 22nd through November ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Video Games!

The holidays are approaching quickly and some amazing new games have come out this year. There are so many more ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: October 25-31

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between October 25th and October ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases: November 15-21

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between November 15th through November ...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Allow Save Transfers for Islands AND Residents!

An update will be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons that will, FINALLY, allow the transfer of save data between ...

Free Holiday Update Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

The free Holiday update is on its way into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Below is a list of the major ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: RogueLike/RogueLite

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: November 8-14

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between November 8th through November ...
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EFG Essentials: Great Video Games and Board Games for Kids

The Engaged Family Gaming team has the mission to provide information and support families who want to play video games ...

Gaming Definition of the Week: Polyomino

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: November 1-7

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between November 1st through November ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Invincibility Frames

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Pixels

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a comment with ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: “Gameplay Loop”

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: October 11-17

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between October 11th and October ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: October 4-10

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between October 4th and October ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: “Skins”

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Video Game Definition of the Week: Avatars

Every week the EFG staff will be defining a gaming term that is either confusing or ill-defined. Please leave a ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: September 27-October 3

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 27th and October ...
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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series S/X – The EFG Podcast Ep. 233

This week Stephen and Amanda talked about video games! Its time to talk about Xbox Series X and PS5. This ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: September 20-26

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 20th and September ...

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Multiplayer Impressions!

The traditional WWE 2K series may be taking a break this year, but all is not lost in video game ...

All the Video Games Announced During the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct!

We've been waiting a long time for a proper Nintendo Direct. It looks like we'll have to wait a little ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: September 6-12

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between September 6th and September ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 30-September 5

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 30th and September ...
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EFG Podcast Ep. 229 – Nintendo Had an Indie Showcase!

This week Stephen and Amanda are here to catch up on video game news! This podcast is sponsored by: The ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 23-29

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 23rd and August ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: August 9-15

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between August 9th and August ...
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Introducing the EFG Essential Video games for Kids! – EFG Podcast Ep. 227

This week Stephen and Amanda are here to talk about video games. Specifically, the EFG Essentials. These a lists of ...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update Is Bringing Dreams, Fireworks, and More!

The Free Summer update - Wave 2 will come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on July 30th. It will include ...

Family-Friendly Game Releases: July 26-August 1

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between July 26th and August ...

I Want a King Arthur and the Knights of Justice Cartoon Or Video Game! (I’m not Picky!)

To Whom it may concern, The world needs a new cartoon or video game based on the 1992-93 animated series ...

Next Generation Price Hike? – EFG Podcast Ep. 226

This week Stephen and Amanda are here to talk about video games! This podcast is sponsored by: The Virtual Economy ...

Family Video Game Review: Crosscode

Crosscode is a twin-stick shooter RPG that is currently available on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases Of The Week: July 19-25

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between July 19th and July ...

The Value of Digital Property

Your kid likely has a collection of skins in Fortnite. They have probably built dozens of carefully manicured worlds in ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: July 12-18

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between July 12th and July ...

Trash Talk: The Importance of Digital Sportsmanship

If your kids play video games, then chances are very good that they have at least asked you to play ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: July 5-11

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between July 5th and July ...

What’s New in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update – Wave 1

A new, free, update has been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as of July 3rd. Wave 1 expands the ...

Family Video Game Review: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 is, inarguably, one of the most important video games ever made. It helped to propel the nascent ...
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Even More Video Games from “Not E3” – EFG Podcast 224

This week Stephen and Amanda are here to talk about Video Games!!!! E3 Didn’t happen this year, but it looks ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: June 28-July 4

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between June 28th  and July ...
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The First Wave Of Video Game Announcements this Summer! – EFG Podcast Episode 223

This week Stephen and Amanda are here to talk about Video Games!!!! E3 Didn’t happen this year, but it looks ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: June 21-27

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between June 21st and June ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: June 14-20

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between June 14th and June ...

Family-Friendly PlayStation 5 Games: Everything You Need To Know About Sony’s Lineup

In another life, this week would have been E3 2020 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The glitz, the hubbub ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: June 7-13

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between June 7th and June ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: May 31-June 6

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between May 31st and June ...

Four Things We Want to See From the Next Generation: The Xbox Series X

The next generation is nearly upon us. We've seen the first wave of information from both Sony and Microsoft and ...

Five Things I want to See Next Generation Part II: Nintendo Switch and Beyond

It is no surprise that Nintendo has been very successful with its handheld and console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. In ...

Five Things We Want to See Next Generation Part I: The PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 4 is easily Sony's most profitable home console to date, so where does the Japanese giant go after ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: May 24-30

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between May 24th and May ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: May 17-23

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between May 17th and May ...

Learning With Video Games During the Covid-19 Crisis! – EFG Podcast Episode 219

This week Stephen, Amanda, and Linda are joined by a VERY special guest: Keri Engel! They’re all here to talk ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases- May 10-16

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between May 10th and May ...

Learning with Digital Games: A Guide for Educators and Parents During the Covid-19 Crisis

By: Keri Engel Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, families are finding themselves stuck at home and adopting new routines. As families ...

Summer Game Fest 2020 Announced

Summer Game Fest, a months-long serious of game announcements, live shows, in-game events and playable demos has been announce by ...

Why We Play MMOs! – EFG Podcast Ep 218

This week Stephen and Amanda are joined by a VERY special guest: Rebekah Valentine from GamesIndustry.biz! They’re all here to ...

Family Video Game Review: Sentinels of Freedom

We're huge fans of the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game and its universe so when I was asked if ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: April 26-May 2

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between April 26th and May ...

9 Family Friendly Apps to Bridge the Social Distance

Phones and tablets are allowing connection to friends and family in an unexpected way. We are being asked to adhere ...

Embrace Nature and Art in a New Update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

April 23rd is a big day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A series of free updates is going to bring ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases: April 19-25

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between April 19th and April ...

Family-Friendly Video game Releases: April 12-18

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between April 12th and April ...

Everything Parents Need to Know About Minecraft Dungeons

When Will Minecraft Dungeons Be released? Minecraft Dungeons is going to be released on May 26, 2020. It will have ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases April 5-11

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between April 5th and April ...

Family Video Game Review – Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Bubble Bobble was originally released by Taito back in 1986. I still remember renting it and trying to get to ...

New Player Tips for Animal Crossing: New Horizon!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the biggest games of the year. LOTS of families are picking it up ...

Our Experiences Sharing an Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

By now you’ve probably seen a lot of information and reviews about Nintendo’s latest Animal Crossing game.  What you may ...

Family Video Game Review – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons was released on March 20 2020, and it was perfect timing with all of the stuff ...

Family-Friendly Video Game Releases: March 29-April 3

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between March 29th and April ...

Microsoft is Giving Away Free Minecraft Educational Content

Microsoft is giving away free Minecraft Education content to help with distance learning for kids that are out of school ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases: March 22-28

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between March 22nd and March ...

How Multiplayer Works in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Check out our review here!) released on March, 20, 2020. One of the features that players ...

5 Free MMOs Your Family Can Play While You Are Stuck Inside!

We're all going to be stuck indoors for a while, so this is a great opportunity to play one of ...

Family Video Game Review – River City Girls

What better way to start a 2-week self-quarantine than with a bit of nostalgia? Growing up I was a HUGE ...

Nintendo Indie World Showcase – All of the Family Video Game Announcements

Nintendo released an Indie Showcase video today. It lasted around 20 minutes, but was FULL of great game announcements. I ...

4 Documentaries for Geek Families To Watch While You’re Stuck Inside!

Just about everyone is stuck indoors for the foreseeable future and many of us are going to be looking for ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases: March 15-21

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are releasing between March 15th and March ...

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

Shovel Knight was already one of our favorite games of the last decade. The Shovel Knight Treasure Trove is one ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases- March 8th-14th

Here are all the video game releases rated E - T by the ESRB that are releasing between March 8th ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1 Demo Impressions

Square Enix dropped the demo for the hotly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1 with no warning on Monday ...

Family Gaming Accessory Review – E-Win Racing Chair

There is one universal truth regarding video games. It's true whether you play on Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, or ...

30XX Announced!

Batterystaple Games, the developers behind the Mega Man X inspired 20XX, have a new game on the horizon. 30XX is ...

The Original Nintendo Switch Vs. The Switch Lite

Nintendo has done it again. They have iterated on one of their devices and created confusion among parents. We’re going ...

Hokko Life Is Animal Crossing on PC and It Looks Great!

A minute-ish long trailer and a press kit are the only things we have that explain the upcoming Steam Early ...

Family Video Game Review – Concrete Genie

Written by Mike Melkonian of CardboardConsole.com Concrete Genie is currently available for PlayStation 4 (And PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility) ...

A Parent’s Guide to Pokemon Home

The Pokémon Company has finally revealed the details for Pokémon Home. It will launch in February 2020 on iOS, Android, ...

4 Things Parents Should Do Before Wrapping that Console!

Hundreds of thousands of parents buy their families video game consoles as gifts every year. Many of those consoles are ...

Pokémon Sword and Shield: What Starter Should Your Child Choose?

Choosing your starter Pokémon is one of the biggest decisions your child will make while playing Pokémon Sword and Shield ...

Parents guide to Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield are finally available to the public and they are incredibly popular. Lots of kids will be ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Games for the Grown-ups

It's that time of year again. Finding great gifts for people can be tough. Here are some of our recommendations ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Xbox One

It's that time of year again. Finding great gifts for people can be tough. Here are some of our Xbox ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Nintendo Switch

It's that time of year again. Finding great gifts for people can be tough. Here are some of our Nintendo ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – PlayStation 4

It's that time of year again. Finding great gifts for people can be tough. Here are some of our PlayStation ...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Subscription Gaming Services

People buy a lot of games. That can make it incredibly challenging for those of us that want to buy ...
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Family Video Game Review – Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure is the next accessory and game that Nintendo has released to help gamers become comfortable with fitness ...

Is Grand Theft Auto V Ok For Kids?

Grand Theft Auto V was developed by Rockstar Games and published by Take 2 Interactive on September 17, 2013. It ...

E3 2019 – Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders was a title that first came across our radar as a humble PS4 title with big ambitions ...

E3 2019 – HALO Infinite

Halo Infinite has been officially been revealed as the first game associated with Xbox’s next generation console, currently code named ...
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E3 2019 – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

By: James Pisano If you remember Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal”, then you had a fantastic childhood.  If you also ...

E3 2019 Nintendo Direct – 5 Things Parents Need to Know!

Nintendo's E3 2019 Nintendo Direct was full of fun announcements and surprises! Take a look below for five things that ...

Square Enix E3 2018 Press Conference – 5 Things Parents Need to Know!

Square Enix held their E3 2019 Press conference on June 10th, 2019. They actually took Sony's normal spot after they ...

Ubisoft E3 2019 Press Conference – 5 Things Parents Need to Know

Ubisoft held their annual E3 2019 Press Conference on June 10th, 2019. The vast majority of the conference was dedicated ...

E3 2019 – LEGO Games at E3 This Year!

This weekend Microsoft had their Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefinghttps://engagedfamilygaming.com/videogames/5-things-parents-need-to-know-from-the-xbox-e3-2019-media-briefing/ and we had two Bricktastic announcements that raced into our ...
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E3 2019 – Spiritfarer Reveal

So there I was, watching the Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefing, and my eyeballs and emotions were being bombarded by ...
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E3 2019 – Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco released a cinematic trailer for Tales of Arise the next installment of The “Tales” Role Playing Game series ...
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E3 2019 – Psychonauts 2 Trailer

Xbox Game Studios announced during their E3 2019 media briefing that they had added the whimsical and downright weird Double ...
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E3 2019 – Phantasy Star Online 2

What is Phantasy Star Online 2?  Probably one of the most anticipated MMO imports of all time (for a very ...
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E3 2019 – Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The highly anticipated sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest has finally gotten its release date. Players will now be ...
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Project Scarlett Tech Specs: What Do They Mean For You?

By: James Pisano So it finally happened.  Microsoft announced their next console during the Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefing.  For ...

E3 2019 – Battletoads

They're BAAAACK! After years of teasers, hints and very little detail, Xbox finally released the first gameplay for the Battletoads ...

5 Things Parents Need to Know from the Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefing!

Check out their media briefing on our YouTube Channel!! Microsoft held their annual Xbox E3 Media Briefing on Sunday June ...

Apex Legends Season 2 – EA Play Announcements

Apex Legends was at EA Play 2019 this year. Specifically, Respawn was there to discuss their second season of content ...
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Madden NFL 20 – EA Play 2019 Announcements

The newest edition of Madden NFL is set to drop on 8/2 with all the bells and whistles that Madden ...

FIFA 20 – EA Play 2019 Announcements

EA Play is here and rolled out the latest edition of FIFA 20 to PS4 and Xbox 1, unfortunately the ...
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – EA Play 2019 Announcement

By: Colin Babcock At long last, during EA Play 2019, Respawn Entertainment’s new single-player, action adventure game has been given ...
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Playtonic Games Announces Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Playtonic Games got out ahead of the insanity that is E3 2019 and revealed their next game on Friday June ...

EFG Podcast – The E3 2019 Schedule and Minecraft is 10 Years Old!!!

This week Stephen and Amanda come together to chat about the E3 2019 Schedule and to Celebrate Minecraft's 10th birthday!! ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from May 19 – May 25, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between May ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from May 12 – May 18, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between May ...

EFG Podcast: Nintendo Is SLAYING + Special Guests Chris and Sarah Chipman!

This week's episode comes in two parts! First, Stephen and Teala (She's back!) talk Nintendo! Next, Stephen is joined by ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from May 5 – May 11, 2019

Here are all the video game releases that have been rated E-T by the ESRB that will be released between ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from April 28 – May 4, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that will be released between April 28th and ...

EFG Podcast – PS5, Xbox One SAD, and New Switches – Oh My!

This week Stephen and Amanda come together to chat about The new PS5 details, The Xbox One S All Digital ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from April 21 – April 27, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between April ...

EFG Podcast: SOME of the Games from PAX East 2019!

This week Stephen and Amanda come together to chat about some of the video games they played at PAX East ...
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Family Friendly Video Game Releases from April 14 – April 20, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that will be released between April 14th and ...

EFG Podcast! -Moral Panic Begone: Real Talk About Raising Gamer Kids

Our PAX East 2019 Panel! ****Note: Sorry for some of the audio quality on this one. This was recorded in ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from April 7 – April 13, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are being released between April 7th and ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from March 24 – March 30, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T that are releasing between March 24th and March 30th. Monday, March ...

Google Stadia – 5 Things Parents Should Know

Google held a 1-hour press conference today as part of GDC 2019. The livestreamed event gave viewers the first real ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from March 17 – March 23, 2019

Here are all of the video game releases rated E-T that are releasing between March 17th and March 23rd. Monday, ...

We Are Here To Help You Find GREAT Video Games and Board Games for your Family!

Hello and Welcome to Engaged Family Gaming! My name is Stephen Duetzmann and I am the Editor in Chief. It ...
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Family Friendly Video Game Releases from March 3 – March 9, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T that are releasing between March 3rd and March 9th. Monday, March ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from February 24 – March 2, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are being released between February 24th and ...

Episode 165: News from the Nintendo Direct!

This week Stephen and Amanda have another cozy fireside chat as they talk about all of the news to come ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from February 17 – February 23, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that being released between February 17th and February ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from January 27 – February 2, 2019

The following is a list of all the video games that have been rated E-T by the ESRB that are ...

Episode 162: A Visit from the Respawn Aim Fire Podcast!

This week Stephen was joined by the team over at Respawn Aim Fire! They're a couple of young bucks who ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from January 27 – February 2, 2019

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are being released between January 27th and ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from January 20 – 26, 2018

Here are all the video game releases that have been rated E-T by the ESRB that are being released between ...

Is Mortal Kombat 11 Ok For Kids?

Mortal Kombat 11, from NetherRealm Studios has been formally unveiled during a live stream event. I can't really show a ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from January 13 – 19, 2018

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T that are releasing between January 13th and January 19th.  Monday, January ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from January 6 – 12, 2018

Here are all the video game releases rated E-T that are releasing between January 6th and January 12th. Tuesday, January ...

The Engaged Family Gaming Games of the Year 2018

I went into 2018 with relatively low expectations. We all know that I am a bottomless pit of hype, but ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from December 16 – 22, 2018

Here are all the video releases rated E-T that are coming out between December 16th and December 22nd. Monday, December ...

All of the Family Gaming News from the 2018 Game Awards

The Game Awards were held on December 6th. The three-hour live stream celebrated the last year in gaming while simultaneously ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from December 9 – 15, 2018

Here are all the games rated E-T that are coming out the week of December 9-December 15. Monday, December 10 ...

Parental Controls for Fortnite: Battle Royale on Xbox One

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. In fact, the only reason it isn’t THE biggest game ...

Parental Controls for Fortnite: Battle Royale on Nintendo Switch

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. In fact, the only reason it isn’t THE biggest game in ...

Parental Controls for Fortnite: Battle Royale on PlayStation 4

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. In fact, the only reason it isn’t THE biggest game in ...
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Family Friendly Video Game Releases from December 3 – 9, 2018

Here are all the games rated E - T by the ESRB that are being released during the week of ...

Parental Controls for in Fortnite: Battle Royale on Windows PC/Mac

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. In fact, the only reason it isn’t THE biggest game in ...

Parental Controls for in Fortnite: Battle Royale on iOS/Android

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. In fact, the only reason it isn't THE biggest game ...

Family Video Game Review: Mega Man 11

By: Jeremy Davis [amazon_link asins='B07DDG73GD' template='ProductAd' store='engafamigami-20' marketplace='US' link_id='52aa2083-e6ff-11e8-b9e1-9b1ab8f96258'] Let's just be up front.  Mega Man 11 is one of ...

Family Friendly Video Game Releases from November 11 -17 2018

Here are all the games rated E-T coming out from November 11-17, 2018. Tuesday, November 13 Chimparty- PS4 Everquest II: ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – PlayStation 4

The Holiday season is fast approaching! Games are coming out so fast that it can be very difficult to keep ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Nintendo Switch

The Holiday season is fast approaching! Games are coming out so fast that it can be very difficult to keep ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Xbox One

The Holiday season is fast approaching! Games are coming out so fast that it can be very difficult to keep ...
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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Consoles!

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means it’s time to start finding gifts for the gamers in your ...

Family Video Game Review – MagiCat

MagiCat by Toge Productions is, as described on the Nintendo eShop, a Platform, Puzzle, Action, Adventure game.  Originally released on ...

Family Gaming for Less Part 3 – More Hardware Concerns!

We’re sharing tips for saving money as a gaming family in our newest guide! We will help you choose a ...

Family Gaming For Less Part 2 – Hardware Options

We’re sharing tips for saving money as a gaming family in our newest guide! We will help you choose a ...

Family Gaming For Less! Part 1 – Where to Buy Games!

We're sharing tips for saving money as a gaming family in our newest guide! We will help you choose a ...
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Kids React: E3 2018 Starlink: Battle for Atlas

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...

Kids React – E3 2018 Tunic Trailer

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...
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Kids React: E3 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Trailer

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...

Kids React: E3 2018 LEGO DC Supervillains Trailer

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...

Kids React – E3 2018: Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! Trailer!

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...

Kids React: E3 2018 Pixark Trailer!

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we wanted ...
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Kids React – E3 2018 Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we ...

Kids React – E3 2018 Beat Saber Trailer

E3 2018 is over and the EFG Staff has gone out of our way to share OUR thoughts. But, we ...

Family Video Game Review – Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

By: Rob Kalajian from A Pawn's Perspective Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for the Switch isn't a new title really. Hyrule ...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Fortnite! How to Play the World’s Biggest Game!

by: Jonathan Goosetree of InkedGaming.com Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm.  Gamers of all types are joining the ...

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Illusive Age is Coming and it is Gorgeous!

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Illusive Age has been available since last year. It is, thankfully, making its way ...
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E3 2018 Impressions: Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin

One of the games that caught my eye last year at E3 was a side-scrolling action game at the XSEED ...
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E3 2018 Impressions: Starlink: Battle for Atlas

I thought toys to life games were dead. Disney Infinite was ... finite. Skylanders has run aground. LEGO Dimensions fell ...

E3 2018 Impressions: Mega Man 11

Mega Man has evolved a bunch of times since he first debuted in 1987. Each evolution has caused widespread panic ...
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E3 2018 Impressions: Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Spyro is coming back this Fall and you won't have to buy a single toy to play as him! The ...
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is on the Way!

Nintendo announced a new Super Smash Brothers game a few months ago, but they didn't reveal many details. That's no ...

There Were Some Great PlayStation VR Games at E3 2018!

Sony invested a lot of money in their PlayStation VR platform before it was launched, but it hasn't exactly set ...

The Hidden Gems of the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018

The PC Gaming Show leading into E3 showed off a lot of independent titles. While most of the reveals were ...

Top 10 Grownup Games of E3 2018

E3 is full of game announcements every year. E3 2018 was no different. We saw some awesome family games like ...

All-New Battletoads Coming to Xbox One X in 2019

By: Drew Habersang One of the biggest surprises on Monday was the announcement of an all-new Battletoads, the legendary borderline ...

One For The Grown-ups – Fallout 76

By: James Pisano Sitting down for Bethesda’s reveal of Fallout 76, I expected to see something very different from Fallout ...

Elder Scrolls: Legends Coming to PS4 and Switch with Cross play and Cross Save

EA announced that they were releasing Elder Scrolls: Legends on PS4 and Switch at their EA Play Media Briefing during ...

E3 2018 Bethesda Press Conference

Bethesda held their E3 2018 Press conference on Sunday, June 10th at 6:30 pm PT. Fallout 76  Rage 2  Elder ...

E3 2018 Square Enix Showcase

Square Enix posted their live E3 presentation on Monday, June 11th at 10am PT. Shadow of the Tomb Raider FF14 Under ...

E3 2018 Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft held their E3 2018 Press Conference  on Monday June, 11th at 1pm PST. Just Dance 2019  Beyond Good and Evil ...

E3 2018 EA Play Media Briefing

EA held their EA Play Media briefing on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. They made a number of exciting announcements, but ...

E3 2018 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo posted their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct on Tuesday June 12 at 9pm EST. Mario Vs Rabbids Donkey Kong Adventure  ...

E3 2018 Microsoft Media Briefing

Microsoft held their E3 2018 Media Briefing on Sunday June 10th at 1pm PST. Halo Infinite  Ori and the Will of the ...

E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase

Sony held their E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase on Monday June 11th at 6pm PST.  They had previously announced that they ...

Let’s Talk About Anthem for a Hot Minute

By: Drew Habersang For those of you living under rocks, Anthem is Bioware’s spectacular looking open world online shooter. It’s ...
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

The head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Sampella, appeared briefly during the EA Play event on Saturday, June 9th to reveal ...

FIFA 19 is Getting More Accessible This Year!

FIFA 19 is the most recent iteration of EA’s popular soccer franchise. At EA Play, they announced story campaigns for ...

The Adventures of Captain Spirit is Slowly Winning Me Over

By: Drew Habersang If your tastes are anything similar to mine, you sort of cringed watching the announcement trailer for ...

Madden 2019 Has Some Big Changes and a New Longshot Mode!

Madden is yet again setting the bar for football games.  Along with maintaining constantly beautiful visuals that add to the ...
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Sea of Solitude is the Next EA Originals Game

EA announced the next game in their EA Originals series during their EA Play Press event on Saturday. This time ...

Bethesda Announced Elder Scrolls: Blades!

Bethesda had huge news during their E3 2018 press briefing. They may have just announced competition to Fortnite’s stranglehold on our ...

EA Announces Command and Conquer: Rivals

EA announced a new entry in the venerable Command and Conquer series during their EA Play event on Saturday. The ...
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EA is Doubling Down on Star Wars: Battlefront II!

EA doubled down on the beleaguered Star Wars: Battlefront II today during their EA Play live event. Battlefront was released ...

More Story Revealed in New Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

By: Nicole Tanner The latest trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider was shown during Microsoft’s E3 briefing on Sunday ...
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Unravel Two is Available NOW!

Unravel Two from Coldwood Interactive was announced during the EA play event today, and it is available for download right ...

Bungie Announced Destiny 2: Forsaken!

By: Drew Habersang Bungie finally revealed its next Destiny 2 expansion, Forsaken, today and, boy oh boy, are there LOTS ...

The Official E3 2018 EFG Roster!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner and EFG is going to be there. The entire team has ...

The Pokemon Company Announces New Games for 2018!

The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!, Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!, and Pokemon Quest during a press conference ...

The Official EFG E3 2018 Predictions Post

We turn everything into a game here at Engaged Family Gaming. Every year we make predictions about what will be ...

E3 2018 Press Conference and Livestream Schedule

E3 2018 is nearly upon us and with it comes a stacked slate of press conferences from major publishers. Its ...

EA Origins Access Vault – Family Friendly Games List

One of the premier features of the EA Origins Access program  is unlimited access to games in the EA Origins ...

EA Access Vault – Family Friendly Games List

One of the premier features of the EA Access program for Xbox One is unlimited access to games in the ...
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Overwatch Is Expanding Out of The Digital World!

Overwatch is celebrating its second anniversary as I write this. It has been wildly successful since the day it came ...
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Episode 131: Trevor Stricker from Mightier.com and Nintendo Online

Hello and Welcome to Engage!: A Family Gaming Podcast! This is episode 131. This week we are talking video games! ...

Xbox Adaptive Controller Will Make Our Digital World More Accessible

There is a saying that says if you know one person with a disability, then you know exactly one person ...
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Family Video Game Review – Wizard of Legend

Release Date: 05/15/2018 Available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch Price: $15.99 Developer: Contingent99 Publisher: Humble Bundle If I ...

The 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees

The Strong National Museum of Play has announced the 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees. Final Fantasy VII, ...
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One For The Grown-ups – God of War

By: Drew Habersang ***Mild spoiler warnings for those who want to stay spoiler free - I’ll be discussing game elements ...

Nintendo (Finally) Announced the Details of Their Online Service

Nintendo has finally announced some of the details for their upcoming premium online service called Nintendo Switch Online. We still ...

PAX East 2018: Living My Childhood Dreams with Sleep Tight from We Are Fuzzy

Every kid I know build pillow forts and pretended to defend their living room from something. Sleep Tight  by We ...

PAX East 2018 – Saving the World in Earthnight!

Earthnight, by Cleaversoft, is a procedurally generated infinite runner hand painted in an anime style set during a dragon apocalypse ...

A Parent’s Guide to Fortnite!

At this point just about every parent in North America (and beyond) has likely heard about the game Fortnite. It ...
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Family Video Game Review – The Swords of Ditto

Onebitbeyond has got a hit on their hands folks. I got my hands on their upcoming action adventure game, The ...

PAX East 2018 – 20XX

What if someone told you that you could have more Mega Man whenever you wanted? What if that same person ...

PAX East 2018: Projection by Shadow Play Studios

Puzzle platformers aren't usually my favorite games. But, Projection by Shadow Play Studios is a game that looks like it ...

Family Video Game Review – Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

It is always great to return to a familiar and comfortable place. Level 5 Studios released Ni No Kuni: Wrath ...

PAX East 2018: The Messenger From Sabotage Studio Delivers

I played a lot of games at PAX East 2018, but none of them captivated me like The Messenger from ...
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Episode 125: Nindies and Fortnite

Hello and Welcome to Engage!: A Family Gaming Podcast! This is episode 121. This week we are talking video games ...
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Family Video Game Review: The Adventure Pals

The Adventure Pals from Armor Games is an absurd jaunt through a bizarre world where almost nothing makes sense. Turtles ...
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The Fair Play Alliance is Here to Fight Toxicity in Online Gaming!

Toxicity is a huge problem in online gaming today. Stepping into an online match of Call of Duty or DOTA ...
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THQ Nordic Announces the Return of Older Nickelodeon Video Games

THQ Nordic announced today that they would be re-releasing a slew of older games based on Nickelodeon properties. The list ...
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All the Family Friendly Indie Games Announced During the Nintendo Nindie Spotlight!

Nintendo posted a brief video today as part of the Game Developer's Conference. It was a pretty big deal because ...

Sega Announces Sonic Mania Plus and Teases a New Sonic Racing Game!

Sega held a Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW (pronounced South by South West) on Friday that was all about ...
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A Parent’s Guide to the Physical vs Digital Game Debate!

The video game marketplace is very different now than it was when many of us where kids. We remember things ...
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Episode 123: The March 8th Nintendo Direct

Hello and Welcome to Engage!: A Family Gaming Podcast! This is episode 121. This week we are talking video games ...

A New Hearthstone Expansion Has Been Announced: The Witchwood!

Blizzard announced a new expansion for its hit digital card game, Hearthstone, today. The Witchwood will launch in April and ...
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Nintendo Direct March 8, 2018 – The Family Gaming Announcements

Nintendo posted a new Nintendo Direct video today. It was approximately a half hour long and featured games for both ...
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Episode 121: Our Top 15-ish Nintendo 3DS Games!

Hello and Welcome to Engage!: A Family Gaming Podcast! This is episode 121. This week we are talking video games ...
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Podcast Episode 119 – Special Guest Rachel Kowert

Welcome to episode 119 of Engage! A Family Gaming Podcast! This is the official video game and board game podcast ...
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Family Video Game Review – Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

This Guest Review was written by our goods friend Rob Kalajian! He runs the board game website Pawn's Perspective! You should ...
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The Battle For Azeroth Begins This Summer!

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Battle for Azeroth, the newest expansion for the hit MMO World of Warcraft, will launch ...
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Nintendo Made a Trio of Announcements on Twitter Tonight!

Nintendo surprised just about everyone tonight by taking to Twitter and making three significant announcements. It's not unusual for Nintendo ...

An Educator’s Perspective: Nintendo Labo

One of the largest and latest crazes for kids is STEM, which is the incorporation and integration of Science, Technology, ...
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Hello Kitty Kruisers is Coming to the Nintendo Switch!

 Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends are coming to the Nintendo Switch! Hello Kitty Kruisers was previously released on the ...
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Xbox Game Pass Expanding to Include New Releases!

Phil Spencer, the head of Gaming at Xbox, announced in a blog post today that the Xbox Game Pass program ...
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Nintendo Had a Really Good December!

Nintendo had a VERY good month in December. The video game industry depends on the five week reporting period of ...
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Nintendo Labo: Potential Risks and Rewards

Nintendo announced their new line of DIY Cardboard STEM toys last night: The Nintendo Labo. Its a collection of kits ...
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Celebrate a Year of Legendary Pokémon in 2018!

The Pokémon Company International announced today that 2018 is going to be a Legendary year for the Pokémon franchise. This ...

Nintendo Announces Labo: A Line of DIY Cardboard STEM Toys

Every time I think Nintendo is going to act predictably I end up looking foolish. They announced this morning that ...
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The 2017 Gift Giving Guide to the 3DS Family of Systems

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has been a boon to families for years. They are sturdy, compact handheld gaming ...

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Has Released!

Developer: Blizzard Platform: PC/Mobile/Tablet Release Date: 8/10/17 Teaser Trailer: Website What is Hearthstone? Hearthstone is one the first and most ...
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The 2017 Nintendo World Championships Have Been Announced!

The Nintendo World Championships are back! The event will take place on October 7th at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan ...

The Nintendo 3DS Still Has Life Left!

A lot of people, myself included, assumed that the Nintendo 3DS was going to be dead in the water the ...
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5 Wii U Games that need Deluxe Editions ASAP!

It is readily apparent at this point that every halfway decent Wii U game is going to be give a ...

Forza 7 Garage Opens Up Again to Reveal Vintage Automobiles

The Forza Motorsports Garage has opened yet again to reveal more of the 700 cars that will be included in ...

EFG Kids’ Corner: Pokemon Y

Our kid reviews are back! This time we have a review for Pokémon Y from Seamus! This review is all ...

E3 Hands On Preview – Battle Chasers: NightWar

Guest Writer: James Pisano Battle Chasers: Nightwar, a beautiful single player RPG that started out as a very successful Kickstarter ...

E3 Hands On – Tiny Trax

Guest Writer: James Pisano Take a minute and commune with 8 year old you.  I'll wait. Ok, so remember all ...

10 Minutes of Super Mario Odyssey Was Worth a Trip to E3 2017 All By Itself

Recently, I had an experience- one of those lifelong dream experiences. I got to go to California to attend E3! ...
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E3 2017 Hands on Preview: Moss an Epic Adventure Game from Polyarc Games

I stood in line for the better part of three days, and played a lot of games at E3. Every ...

Further Game Play Details for Sea of Thieves Announced

Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer open world game where you gather players to create a crew and go on ...
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Ubisoft Announces Starlink: Battle for Atlus

Starlink: Battle for Atlus is a Sci-fi Flight Sim/Shooter that takes place in a fictional galaxy in the distant future ...

E3 Hands on Preview: Riverbond

Developer:  Cococumber System:  Xbone, PC Release Date:  TBA We first saw Riverbond during the Microsoft press conference and honestly did ...

E3 Hands On Preview: Matterfall

Release Date: 8/15/17 Developer: Housemarque Platform: Playstation 4 Matterfall is a side-scrolling action shooter that a first blush reminded me ...

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack and Better Together Update

Release Date: Graphics Pack Fall 2017, Better Together Update Summer 2017 Developer: Mojang Platform:  Xbox, Xbox X, Switch, Mobile (iOs ...

New Kirby Game Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Kirby is an adorable cooperative action game for the Nintendo Switch. Kirby has been a reliable member of the Nintendo ...

E3 Hands on: Everybody’s Golf

Release Date: 8/29/17 Price: $39.99 Everybody’s Golf is a lighthearted arcade style golf game that is the latest in update ...

Forza Motorsport 7 Announced

Forza Motorsport 7 was officially announced during the Microsoft press briefing. The Motorsports series alternates with the Forza Horizon games ...

Mario vs. Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Announced by Ubisoft and Nintendo

Kingdom Battle is Nintendo Switch exclusive that is a joint venture between Nintendo and Ubisoft. The game starts with the arrival ...

Nintendo Announces a New Yoshi Game for Release in 2018

Yoshi, for the Nintendo Switch, is a spiritual successor to the Nintendo WiiU title: Yoshi’s Woolly World. Yoshi games have ...

Cuphead Finally Has a Release Date!

Cuphead was announced at a Microsoft press conference a few years ago to great fanfare. Unfortunately it has been plagued ...
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Super Lucky’s Tale Announced at Microsoft’s Media Briefing

Super Lucky’s Tale, a former Oculus exclusive is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 November 7, 2017.  The trailer ...

Madden 2018 to Include a Story Mode

Electronic Arts held their EA Play event as part of the E3 2017 festivities on June 10, 2017. They made ...

Need for Speed: Payback Gameplay Revealed

Need for Speed is a franchise that has had to made some significant changes. The racing game genre is crowded ...

FIFA Story Mode “The Journey” Gets a Sequel

One of the biggest surprises in gaming for me last year was how much I loved playing the single player ...

NBA Live 2018 is Back! Will it be “The One?”

One of the biggest surprises during the EA Play event at E3 2017 was the return of NBA Live 18 ...

World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour Announced

Nintendo has announced their Summer of Play tour for 2017. They will be bringing the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ...
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The Engaged Family Gaming Nintendo Switch Review

The Nintendo Switch is a console designed to live in two worlds. It is expected to hold its own as ...

Nintendo Direct Reveals Significant Details about ARMS!

Nintendo held a Direct event on Wednesday 05/16/17 that was focused primarily on their upcoming casual fighter ARMS. The Direct ...

Blizzard Announces Overwatch One Year Anniversary Celebration!

It is hard to imagine, but Overwatch is still less than a year old. That all changes next week though ...

Square Enix to Release Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Digitally for the PS4

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is being released as a digital exclusive for the PS4 on May 23rd. This ...

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Announced!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 has been officially been announced! The LEGO brand gets a new game every year, so ...

Family Video Game Review: Graceful Explosion Machine

Sometimes a game just sneaks up on you and gives you everything that you wanted. Graceful Explosion Machines was that ...

2K Games Announces Shaq and the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Cover Athlete

2K Games has announced that Shaq is the Legend edition cover athlete for their upcoming NBA basketball sim NBA 2K18. Shaq was ...

Capcom Announces The 3rd Character for Season 2 of Street Fighter V

Capcom has announced the third character in season 2 of Street Fighter V. The characters name is Ed and he ...

Mario and The Raving Rabbids to Team Up in a Switch RPG

Mario, Luigi and friends are reportedly teaming up with the raving Rabbids for an RPG coming to the Nintendo Switch ...
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Information Released

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games to come out in a very ...

Ubongo App to be Free for a Limited Time on iOS and Android

Ubongo by Thames and Kosmos is the most recent board game to join the cavalcade of other games to be ...
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New Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Trailer Reveals Story Mode

Capcom has released a new trailer for their upcoming fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The trailer was less than two ...

Star Wars: Battlefront II Announced! Release Date and Single Player Confirmed!

The Star Wars Celebration was held in Orlando, FL this past weekend. They made several announcements including showing off a ...

Family Video Game Review: Has Been Heroes

Developer: Frozenbyte Price: $19.99 Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC Has Been Heroes caught ...

Revisiting Retro Games: Introducing Our Daughter to Super Smash Bros.

By: Kate Davis This is the story of how we introduced our daughter to Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo ...

Kickstarter Q and A: Battle Princess Madelyn

Battle Princess Madelyn, by Casual Bit Games, is a game I've been keeping my eye on for a very long time ...

EFG Kid’s Corner: Dragon Quest Builder Review

Welcome to the EFG Kids’ Corner! This is a series of articles written by gamer kids all over the country! ...

Franchise Overview: The Atelier Series

The Atlier series is a long running Japanese roleplaying game franchise that has been developed by the Gust Corporation since 1997 ...
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The EFG Kid’s Corner: Their Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Launch Titles

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd, 2016. It has a lean launch lineup, but the rest of the year looks ...

Roblox – More Information About the Game and Our Concerns

I posted a warning about Roblox earlier last week. I’ve received a lot of feedback about that warning.  As always, ...

Kid’s Corner: A Kid’s Guide to Pokemon Breeding

Welcome to the EFG Kids’ Corner! This is a series of articles written by gamer kids all over the country! ...

EFG Kid’s Corner: A Ratchet and Clank Review

Welcome to the EFG Kids’ Corner! This is a series of articles written by gamer kids all over the country! ...
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Should Your Family Buy a Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch event is behind us and the launch is imminent. We find ourselves in the quiet days where ...

What’s New With Minecraft 1.11?

A Minecraft update was released recently and added several new features to the game. The update adds a few new gameplay ...

Family Video Game Review – Batman: The Telltale Series

By: William Gibbs Overall Review If there is one thing that must be stressed it is the following: Batman: The ...
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Nintendo Switch – What We Still Don’t Know

Nintendo held a reveal event for their upcoming home console/handheld hybrid on January 12th, 2017. They revealed a lot of ...
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Nintendo Switch Games Through the End of 2017

Nintendo held a press event on January 12th, 2017 at 11pm EST. The event was livestreamed from Tokyo and provided ...
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Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Preview

The Nintendo Switch is, without question, a family oriented console. Part of this is based on Nintendo’s sparkling reputation and ...
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Nintendo Switch Accessory Prices

Nintendo held a reveal event for the Nintendo Switch on January 12th, 2017. During the event they revealed the prices ...
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Nintendo Switch Launch Date, Price, and Features!

Nintendo held a press event in Tokyo on January 12th, 2017 where they announced all of the pertinent details for ...
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Nintendo Switch Reveal Event Livestream – January 12th 11PM EST

Nintendo held a special event at 11pm EST in Tokyo to help announce all of the details for their upcoming ...

Family Video Game Review: The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is game that has been in development at Studio Japan for almost a decade. It was originally ...
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Family Video Game Review: Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is a game about a long road trip taken with friends. It all starts in the most ...
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Our 2016 Engaged Family Gaming Video Games of the Year!

The time has come to bid farewell to one heck of a bad year. 2016 wasn’t very good for much, ...
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Video Games

The holidays have arrive and the EFG staff has combed through the games released over the last year to find ...

Family Video Game Review: Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators proves that sometimes good things come when gamers are patient. Toys for Bob have a hit on its ...
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The Nintendo Switch – What Parents Need to Know

Nintendo has finally given us more information about their upcoming home console. The Nintendo Switch was officially unveiled in a ...

Family Video Game Review – Tumblestone

Tumblestone is an indie puzzle game that has been making the rounds at PAX and GDC for the last few ...

Family Video Game Review: FIFA 2017

Editor's Note: This review originally appeared on Pixelkin.org. Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC We ...

MOBAs: Why Are They So Popular?

MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games) are popular, in large part, because they have a lot in common with team ...

Family Video Game Review: NBA2K17

Note: This review originally appeared on Pixelkin.org. NBA2k17, simply put, a masterpiece that can easily be placed alongside some of ...

Family Video Game Review: NHL 17

This review was originally published on Pixelkin.org. The NHL series has always been good, but NHL 17 shines by adding ...

Nintendo Surprises At iPhone 7 Event; Announces Super Mario Run for iOS!

Apple held their annual iPhone announcement event on September 7th. They made all of the expected announcements and said all ...

Family Video Game Review – Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a Japanese RPG that blends themes and characters from Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem ...

Family Video Game Review: Madden NFL 17

Editor's Note: This review was originally published on Pixelkin.org. The Madden NFL series has been more consistent than the tide ...

Family Video Game Review – No Man’s Sky

Our No Man's Sky Review was written by a guest writer: James Pisano! My whole body aches… eyes closed, still ...

What is No Man’s Sky Anyways?

If you even dip your toes into social media and interact with anyone in the video game space, then you ...

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Everything We Know So Far

The release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is racing toward us. Before we know it we will be knee ...
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Pokemon Go! – A Features Wish List

Pokemon Go! is a game that has already taken the world by storm. It is impossible to go anywhere without seeing ...
Kirby: Planet Robobot is a great game that is worth every family’s time. This is especially true if you or your children have had fond memories of Kirby games in the past.

Family Video Game Review – Kirby: Planet Robobot

Kirby: Planet Robobot caught me by surprise. I was very excited for the game. Don’t get me wrong. But, I ...
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Pokémon Go: Learning Safety and Privacy Lessons From the News

Pokémon GO has been out for a little less than a week. To say that the game has had an ...
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Get Up, Get Active, and GO! – A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm. It was developed in partnership between Niantic (The people behind the augmented ...
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Family Video Game Review: Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 is a game that had more potential than it had any right to. But, all of that ...

The 9 Very Best Family Game Announcements Of E3 2016

The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is now over and it was a HUGE success. A lot of great games were ...
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Family Video Game Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Developer: Platinum Games Released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is about fun: ...
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Spider-Man is Getting a New Video Game!

Sony held their E3 2016 press briefing and showed off a new trailer showing footage from a new Spider man ...

ReCore has a New Trailer And a Release Date!

ReCore, an action adventure game from Keiji Inafune and Armiture Studios has a new gameplay trailer and a release date! ...
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New Trailer and Release Date for Paper Mario: Color Splash

Nintendo has released a new trailer along with a release date for the latest game in the Paper Mario series: ...

Square Enix Shows off Deus Ex Go at E3

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance! ...

Square Enix Showcases Dragon Quest Builders

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get the chance.  ...
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Nintendo Surprises Everyone with New RPG Ever Oasis

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance! ...

Pokemon Go Release Window Announced!

Nintendo held a Q & A for Pokemon Go at the start of their second Treehouse Live @ E3 event ...
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Coming!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild. It isn't very often that four one-syllable words ...

Crash Bandicoot is Coming Back!

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get the chance! Sony ...

Horizon: Zero Dawn Has a New Gameplay Demo

Editor's Note: This article was previously published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance ...

The Last Guardian Finally Has a Release Date!

Editor's note: This article was previously published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to head over there when you get a chance! ...

Ubisoft Reveals Adorable Platformer Grow Up

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance.  ...

Ubisoft Blows Trekkies Minds With Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance! ...
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5 Indie Games coming to Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo went live on YouTube Live @ E3 on Monday to announce a list of independent games that will be ...

It’s Time to Just Dance

There are few things on earth that are more consistent than the annual release of Just Dance. This year will ...

Prepare to Set Sail on a Sea of Thieves

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance! ...

Final Fantasy XV was on the Xbox E3 Stage With a Titanic Demo

The Square Enix team brought Final Fantasy XV onto the Xbox E3 2016 media briefing stage. They didn't just come ...
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Tekken 7 is Coming in February 2017

I have to say. Tekken 7, the most recent entry in the storied 3D fighting game franchise, was shown at ...
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Race Across The Outback in Forza Horizon 3

Microsoft gave the world its first look at Forza Horizon 3 at their E3 2016 media briefing. The Forza franchise ...

Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Begins June 13

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Pixelkin.org. Be sure to check them out when you get a chance! Microsoft ...
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Minecraft To Be Updated with Cross Platform Play!

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. Be sure to check them out when you get a chance! ...
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Skyrim Special Edition Unveiled for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released five years ago. It was one of the most highly regarded games of ...

“Play the Moments” In Madden 2017

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org as part of their E3 Coverage. They are another site that ...
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Take the Journey in FIFA 2017!

Electronic Arts held their EA Play event today as part of the E3 2016 event in LA. They made a ...

I Am Setsuna Has a New Trailer… And It Looks Great!

I Am Setsuna is being developed by, the Square Enix owned, Tokyo RPG Company and is being billed as the ...

Console Game Review: Overwatch

Editor's note: The below review departs for our normal format because it was published originally on Pixelkin.org. They are also ...

Behold, The Craziest Game Nintendo Has Ever Published!

Nintendo has published some wacky games over its history, but none of them hold a candle to Tokyo Mirage Sessions ...

Mighty No. 9 Has Gone Gold!

We have been waiting a VERY long time for Mighty No. 9 to come out. The wildly successful Kickstarter campaign ...

PAX EAST 2016 Preview: Mages of Mystralia

I went to PAX EAST 2016 in Boston this past weekend and saw a TON of games, but one game ...

Nintendo Made a HUGE Set of Announcements During Their Quarterly Earnings Call!

Nintendo may as well have set the internet on fire overnight with the news that came out of their quarterly ...

Console Game Review: Pokken Tournament

Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Namco-Bandai ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Fantasy Violence) Pokemon battles are nothing new. We’ve been seeing these cute ...

Video Game Preview: Overwatch

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter created by Blizzard Entertainment.  The game is scheduled to be released on May ...

Five Things We are STILL Excited About After the March Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Direct was week ago, but we are still super excited for several of the announcements that Nintendo made ...

Ghost of a Tale Beta Coming Soon

Redwall, Secret of NIMN, Mice and Mystics, Watership Down… There is a long history of works of fiction where we ...

Massive Skylanders Sales March 13th – 19th to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring!

Skylanders are going on sale from March 13th through March 19th to celebrate the arrival of Spring (and for Easter Baskets) ...

Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 03/04/2016 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Reviewed on Wii U Overall I have a confession to ...

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Has Already Gotten a Free Update

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the newest game in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise, just came out on February ...

[Update] Big Trouble With the Coleco Chameleon

Update: ColecoVision has reported via their Facebook page that they have terminated the relationship with RetroVGS. Their statement reads: "The ...

No Disney Infinity 4.0 This Year; More Playsets Instead

Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted to us by the owner over at Token Meeple. It's a little ...

Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions Leaked Ahead of Feb 26th Nintendo Direct

We haven't even reached the 20th anniversary of the release of Pokemon in Japan yet and the celebration has already ...

New York Toy Fair: Bloxels – The Most Kid Friendly Video Game Platform Ever

Video games are ubiquitous today. Virtually everyone has a home console or, at least, a smartphone that can play games ...

New York Toy Fair 2016: Hands On With The Coleco Chameleon

I never thought that I would play a video game at New York Toy Fair. I have demoed plenty of ...

Nindies Love You Sale on Wii U Feb 11th through Feb 24th!

Nintendo has announced a sale beginning on February 11th and running through February 24th. The games include a whole pile ...

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Beta Impressions

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is releasing on February 23rd and Electronic Arts held a public beta for Xbox ...

Pokemon GO Info To Be Released at GDC 2016

Pokemon Go is one of our most anticipated games of 2016. We have been downright hungry for this one since ...

The Pokémon 20th Anniversary Celebration Starts With a Mythical Pokémon For Everyone!

Pokemon’s 20th anniversary is this year and The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are going out of their way to celebrate ...

Nintendo Mobile Wish List

Nintendo is going to make mobile games. We know that much. But, they were tight lipped as to specifically which ...

The Nintendo 3DS: Role-Playing Games For Days

2015 was a slow year for the 3Ds. There were a handful of noteworthy games, but it was dormant for ...
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Minecraft: Education Edition Announced: What is it Exactly?

It seems you can't go anywhere anymore without running into a group of kids (or adults for that matter) talking ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Trailer Revealed!

Activision Blizzard and Platinum Games have been working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for a while now, but ...

Our 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016

2015 was a great year for family games, but 2016 looks like it will be just as good (if not ...

The Independent Games Festival Finalists Have Been Announced!

The finalists for the Independent Games Festival Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced during a ceremony taking ...

Nintendo President Shares Some of Nintendo’s Plans for 2016

Nintendo has a big year ahead of them in 2016. President Kimoshima, who took over after the unfortunate passing of ...

Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 4 Trophy List

Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most well loved games in the franchise’s long history. It was originally released ...

The Engaged Family Gaming Games of the Year for 2015

2015 was an excellent year for family gaming. There was no shortage of games for our kids to play at ...

PlayStation Experience Keynote – The Family Gaming Anouncements!

The PlayStation Experience took place on December 5th and 6th. They made a significant number of announcements as part of ...

The Game Awards 2015 – The Family Gaming Announcements

The 2015 Game Awards took place on Thursday December 3rd, 2015. The show was dedicated to more than awards though ...

The Game Awards 2015 Results (With Our Prediction Competition)

The Game Awards took place on Thursday December 3rd, 2015. The week before my son and I recorded a podcast ...

Console Game Review: Star Wars Battlefront

Release Date: November 2015 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Reviewed on Xbox One, Also available for PS4 and PC Overall ...

Weekly Family Gaming Update: 11/30/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Black Friday 2015 – The Family Friendly Video Game Highlights!

Black Friday 2015 is almost upon us and now is the time to into our war rooms and devise our ...

Weekly Family Gaming Update: 11/23/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – Video Games!

The holidays are almost upon us and it is time to start looking for gifts. Thankfully EFG is here to ...

Weekly Family Gaming Update: 11/09/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

5 Ways to Save Money On Toys To Life Games

Lets face it. The toys to life genre is EXPENSIVE. It can get out of control for parents who just ...

LEGO Dimensions Buying Guide and Cost Analysis

Available on the following platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U Bundles/Packages Starter pack: $100 - ...

Disney Infinity 3.0 Buying Guide and Cost Analysis

Available on the following platforms:  Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, PC, iOS (toy box ...

Skylanders Superchargers Buying Guide and Cost Analysis

Available on the following platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, iOS Bundles/Packages: Starter ...

Toys to Life Games: A Side By Side Comparison

Toys to life games are everywhere and they are intimidating. We're taking some time today to break everything down and ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/30/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Console Game Review: Runbow

Developer 13AM Games ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Reviewed for Wii U (review code provided) The indie game space is ...

Console Game Review: NBA2K16

Publisher: 2K Games ESRB Rating: T for Teen Reviewed for Xbox One also available for PS4 Overall Most of the ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/23/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Console Game Review: Rock Band 4

Developer: Harmonix ESRB Rating: T Reviewed for Xbox One, also available on PS4 Full disclosure: The reviewer is a member ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/16/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Console Game Review: Transformers: Devastation

Publisher: Activision Developer: Platinum Games ESRB Rating: T for teen Reviewed on Xbox One, also available for Xbox 360, PS4, ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/09/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, and EA Access – Great Values for Your Family!

There really isn’t any way around it. video games are an expensive hobby to get into. The consoles are all ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/02/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be ...

Connected Camps: Kid’s Club Membership

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. The people over at Connected Camps reach out to our staff and requested that ...

Complete Rock Band 4 Songlist!

Rock Band 4 was previously announced just prior to PAX East 2015 and will be released after a long hiatus ...

Console Game Review – FIFA 16

Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: September 22, 2015 ESRB: E Reviewed on Xbox One, also available on PS4 Overall Review ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 09/25/2015

Below is a list of the biggest family video game news stories of the past week! Star Fox Zero Delayed ...

Console Game Review: Super Mario Maker

Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: September 11, 2015 ESRB: E Reviewed on Wii U Overall Review Nintendo celebrated the 30th Anniversary ...

Console Game Review: NHL 16

Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: September 15th, 2015 ESRB: E 10+ Reviewed on Xbox One, also available on PS4 Overall ...

Play. Mine. Craft. Code. – An Afterschool Coding Camp (Discount code inside!)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. The people over at Connected Camps reach out to our staff and requested that ...

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 09/11/2015

Below is a list of the biggest family video game news stories of the past week! Nintendo announces new President ...

The Top 5 Pirates in Video Game History!

September 19th is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" and I like to celebrate it by publishing one of my ...

Shovel Knight is Getting an Official amiibo!

Nintendo held an event called Nindies@Night at the EMP Museum in Seattle ahead of PAX Prime. They made several high ...

A Youthful Perspective: Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

Engaged Family Gaming is all about helping kids enjoy games. What better way to do that than to share some ...

Nintendo Entering the Trading Card Business with New Animal Crossing Game!

It looks like Nintendo is entering the collectable card game market this fall with the release of Animal Crossing: Happy ...

Significant Price Drop Coming to Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo has announced that their 2DS handheld will receive a significant price drop at the end of August. The handheld ...

Madden 16 Song List

Madden 16 is going to be a big game this year. (Read our review here!) Take a look below to ...

Console Game Review: Madden 16

Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB: E for Everyone (Online play not rated) Reviewed for Xbox One, also available for PlayStation 4, ...

Console Game Review – Skylanders Trap Team

Note: This is a guest post from over on ParentsGamingGuide.com. The game itself is a bit dated, but parents on ...

Mobile Game Review: Angry Birds 2

By: The Gaming Mom The long wait is finally over. Angry Birds 2 has finally landed at iOS and Android ...

Halo 5: Guardians to be Rated T for Teen (NOT M for Mature)

The HALO series has been consistently rated M by the ESRB for its entire run. That is until the release ...

Skylanders Superchargers Racing for Nintendo Wii and 3DS

Skylanders Superchargers has some impressive visuals. They are so impressive, in fact, that the Nintendo Wii and the 3DS are ...

Skylanders Superchargers to Include Online Multiplayer!

The release date for Skylanders Superchargers is racing towards us. We just received another batch of information regarding the newest ...

The Fall Games Lineup for Nintendo is Shaping Up Great!

Nintendo's Fall lineup for the Wii U and the 3DS is starting to take shape and it looks like there ...

Electronic Arts Brings The Heat During Their Gamescom Press Event

Microsoft held a press conference yesterday at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany that was, with a few exceptions, all about M ...

Console Game Review – King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember

Publisher: Activision ESRB Rating: E 10+ Console: Reviewed on Xbox One, also available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, ...

Minecraft Story Mode Trailer

Everyone who hasn't been living under a rock by now has at least HEARD of Minecraft. It has been a ...

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Coming in November, Games With Gold Titles Will Be Part of the Program!

Microsoft held a press conference today at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. The vast majority of their event was about ...

Console Game Review: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Rating: E 10+ Console: Wii U Overall Review Super Smash Bros has slowly grown to be a ...

Nintendo Finally Adds Tournament Mode to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U!

Super Smash Bros has been available for the Wii U since last winter, but Nintendo has not stopped updating the ...

Nintendo MiiVerse has Gotten A Significant Update!

The Nintendo MiiVerse was originally designed to be, essentially, a Nintendo focused social network. No one can say it has ...

Celebrate Kirby’s Birthday on August 1st With Virtual Console Releases!

Kirby will be celebrating his birthday on August 1st and we are getting the gifts! Nintendo is releasing three Kirby ...

Final Fantasy Explorers Coming to North America in Spring 2016!

Square Enix announced today that their 3DS title Final Fantasy Explorers will be released in North America on January 26, ...

Console Game Review: Splatoon

Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Rating: E 10+ Console: Wii U Overall Review Splatoon was released a few months ago, but we wanted ...

Splatoon to Receive a MASSIVE Update on August 5th!

Splatoon has been a huge hit since its release a few months ago, but one of the main complaints initially ...
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The Mythical Pokémon Diancie is A Free Download for 3 Days Only: Here is How To Get Her!

The mythical Pokémon Diancie is being released as a free download for players who own Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire from July ...

The “2015 School’s Out Summer Sale” is Full Of Educational Apps at Great Prices

A group of learning game developers from all over the planet has come together to create the 2015 School's Out Summer Sale ...

The Official Engaged Family Gaming amiibo/Skylanders Crossover Wishlist

Nintendo made a big splash at E3 this year when they announced that they would be lending two of their ...

Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale 2015

Microsoft has launched the Ultimate Game Sale on Xbox Live today. A large list of games is currently listed at 40-50% ...
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Transformers: Devastation Has Us VERY Excited!

I have never been more excited for a video game that has been given so little fanfare. I am a ...

My Favorite “Grown Up Games” From E3 2015!

E3 2015 is over and it showcased a LOT of games that parents will be able to enjoy with their ...

Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition

E3 was full of huge announcements, but it was also full of crazy stuff too. You just never know what ...

Super Mario Maker Gameplay Details!

The crown jewel of Nintendo’s offerings at E3 2015 was Super Mario Maker. We have been awaiting more details for ...

Yoshi’s Woolly World Gameplay!

Yoshi’s Woolly World is coming out on October 16, 2015 so it makes sense that Nintendo would spend a good ...

Xenoblade Chronicles X Gets a Release Date!

Nintendo has finally given a release date for the North American release of Xenoblade Chronicles X. It has been out ...

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Announced!

Nintendo made a lot of announcements during their 2015 E3 Digital Event that have netted a lot of excitement, but ...

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Announced!

Nintendo did NOT Bring The Legend of Zelda for Wii U to E3 as they had promised. They did, however ...

Hyrule Warriors Legends Announced!

Nintendo did NOT bring The Legend of Zelda for Wii U to E3 as they had promised. They did, however ...

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Details

Nintendo announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer at a Nintendo Direct earlier this year, but didn’t give much in the ...

Nintendo Officially Unveils Star Fox Zero for Wii U!

Nintendo opened their E3 Digital Event with a massive preview of Star Fox Zero. We had known the game was ...

Nintendo Bringing Exclusive Guest Characters to Skylanders Super Chargers!

Skylanders SuperChargers was already one of the most anticipated games of the year for a lot of the kids out ...

Minions Paradise – EA Mobile

Electronic Arts took some time out of the 2015 E3 press event to talk about mobile games. They even dedicated ...

Unravel Announcement Trailer – E32015

EA, Electronic Arts, the company behind games like Plants vs. Zombies and Madden Football is not a company known for ...

The Most Important Thing I Learned During the Microsoft E3 2015 Press Event!

We learned something very interesting during the 2015 Microsoft E3 press event. I learned how to properly pronounce the name ...

HALO 5: Guardians Campaign Demo – E3 2015

Microsoft is going to be leaning heavily on the largest pillars in its gaming library this fall. Of those pillars ...

ReCore is a Surprising New Game From Familiar Names!

Microsoft brought a lot of games to their press conference on June 15th. One of the more intriguing announcements they ...

Minecraft Demo Using Microsoft Hololens!

Microsoft showed off a demo for a new version of Minecraft designed for use with the Microsoft Hololense device during ...

The Day Sony Made Gamers Dreams Come True!

The day before the E3 show floor opens is always a big deal for the game industry. That is the ...

Sony FINALLY Re-Announced the Last Guardian!

Sony blew the roof of the joint at their 2015 E3 press event when they announced the long anticipated title ...

Sony Announces a Final Fantasy VII HD Remake!

Sony has announced that Square Enix will be developing an HD remake of the classic Final Fantasy VII and bringing ...

The Rare Replay Collection Has Been Announced!

Rare came out at the Microsoft E3 2015 press conference and announced “Rare Replay.” This is a collection of 30 ...

Microsoft Xbox One to be Backwards compatible with Xbox 360!

Microsoft made several HUGE announcements during their E3 2015 Press briefing. One of the biggest announcements being that the Xbox ...

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Announced!

Microsoft just wrapped up their 2015 E3 press event and while there was a LOT of amazing news the biggest ...

The Humble Indie Bundle All-Stars Have Arrived!

The folks over at the Humble Bundle are at it again. They have released a new, and amazing, bundle of ...

Sony E3 2015 Press Event Predictions

Sony will be closing out the day on Monday with their E3 press event just like they have for the ...

Microsoft E3 2015 Press Event Predictions

Microsoft has come out swinging already and E3 hasn’t even started yet. They have already announced a new Xbox One ...

Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event Predictions

Nintendo will post its annual E3 Digital Event next Tuesday. They have been taking this approach for several years now ...

Microsoft Announces New Xbox One Model with 1TB of Memory

Microsoft has announced a new version of the wildly successful Xbox One console on June 16th. The new version will ...

Behold! A Minecraft Summer Camp! (Registration Coupon Code Inside!)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. The people over at Connected Camps reach out to our staff and requested that ...

E3 2015 Press Conference Schedule – Otherwise Known As Three Days of Insanity!

E3 Press Conference Schedule The Electronic Entertainment Expo is held in June each year in Los Angeles, CA. Each year ...

Skylanders Superchargers Are Going to Drive Evil CRAZY!

Activision and Toys for Bob are bringing yet another innovation to the hit kids franchise Skylanders with the launch of ...

The Odd Gentlemen Announce The Voice Cast For King’s Quest!

King’s Quest is set for release later in 2015 and The Odd Gentlemen, the developer in charge of the reboot, ...

Yooka-Laylee – Spiritual Successor to Banjo-Kazooie- is Setting Kickstarter Records!

We reported on Yooka-Laylee last month. We knew that it would be a 3D platformer that would be developed by ...

Interview With Madison: A 6th Grader Who Called Out the Mobile Gaming Industry (And Made a Difference)!

A 12 year old girl named Madison wrote an article for the Washington Post (an impressive feat all on its ...

Star Wars Day Video Game Sales Have Started!

International Star Wars Day is coming up on May the fourth (Do you get it? Yeah.. you got it.) and with ...

Mighty No. 9 Has A Release Date!

Comcept will be teaming up with Deep Silver to publish the "Kickstarter sensation" Mighty No. 9 during September of 2015 ...

Behind the Scenes Look at Guitar Hero Live!

We were given a chance to look behind the scenes of the development of the upcoming game Guitar Hero Live ...

New Characters to Guest Star in Runbow!

Runbow was one of our favorite games at PAX East 2015 because it allowed us to do something that we ...

Project Ukulele Kickstarter is Going to Launch May 1st!

Project Ukulele was officially announced by the developer Playtonic earlier this year at EGX Rezzed 2015.  It is intended to ...

Disney 3.0 Info Leaks a Little Early!

The internet has been swirling over the last few days with information leaked by Taobao, a Chinese retailer. They showed ...

Guitar Hero Live Hands-On Impressions!

Activision held an event at the Best Buy Theater in NYC today to give a small group of reporters a ...

Activision Announces That Guitar Hero is A-Live and Kicking!

Anyone who has ever dreamt of rocking out on stage in front of thousands of fans should definitely take note ...

Warner Bros. Interactive Announces LEGO Dimensions!

Dear Parents, I am writing this to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your bank accounts.  I hope ...

Nintendo Announces WiiFit for iOS Devices!

Hot on the heels of their recent partnership with DeNA, Nintendo has announced that their first IP that will be ...

Osmo: Play Beyond the Screen Product Review

I’ve seen a few ads and reviews in tech magazines and on some popular websites, but didn’t really understand what ...

Mobile Review: Touchdown Hero

Developer: Cherrypick Games Reviewed on iOS, also available on Android Overall Review Sometimes all you need for a great game ...

Batman: Arkham Knight ESRB Rating Thoughts and Analysis

Batman Arkham Knight will release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 23rd this year after having been ...

Pax East 2015 Preview: Rive

Rive, by Two Tribes,  is a platformer coming to the Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam that features ...

Nintendo Games Are Coming to Your Mobile Devices!

Nintendo held a press conference in Japan this week to announce that they had formed a strategic partnership with a ...

Skylanders: Trap Team a Quick and Dirty Buyer’s Guide

So, if you are like me, you have a child who is obsessed with Skylanders, but you have never actually ...

How Do I Tell All These Skylanders Apart?

Skylanders was responsible for the birth of the toys to life genre. Kids everywhere asked their parents, Santa, or anyone ...

Pax East 2015 Preview – VIKING SQUAD!!!

Brawlers are a great genre for families. They give more skilled parties (be they parents or children) the chance to ...

PAX East 2015 Preview – Toto Temple Deluxe!

Some games depend on complex premises and grand narratives to entice players. Some of them rely on advanced tech and ...
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Pax East 2015 Preview – Runbow

I had the opportunity at PAX East to play a whole lot of different games. Many of them were interesting ...

Osmo Masterpiece is Here to Make Your Child an Artist!

Osmo is an augmented reality toy that lets children play with the family iPad in some astonishing ways. The current product ...

Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse – Kickstarter Preview

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the links to the new Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse game launched ...

New York Toy Fair 2015 – Tiggly Words!

We have spent a lot of time recently talking about Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and amiibo here on Engaged Family Gaming. It ...

The Land of Venn – Geometric Defense – Mobile Review

Publisher – iMagine Machine Reviewed for iOS Overall Review: Some of our favorite games recently have been focused on teaching ...

An Open Letter to the Kaos Trap

Dear Kaos Trap, You elude me. I follow sites and refresh Amazon daily, hoping to encounter your translucent black countenance, ...

A New King’s Quest Game Will release in Fall of 2015

One of the more exciting premiers to come out of the 2014 Game Awards was King’s Quest: Your Legacy Awaits ...

Why Last Year’s PlayStation Experience Made Me More Excited for Nintendo in 2015!

Sony held their inaugural PlayStation Experience at the beginning of December. They opened the event with an E3 Style keynote ...

Mobile Review – Clumsy Ninja

Developer: NaturalMotion Available for iOS and Android Overall Review Clumsy Ninja is a mobile game that comes out of the ...

Final Club Nintendo Rewards Announced

I know what a lot of you might be thinking. What in the world is Club Nintendo? The answer is ...

Playworld Superheroes Launches 29th Jan

Having followed Playworld Superheroes for a while I'm excited that everyone will be able to get there hands on it ...

Blok Drop U Review

Developer: RCMADIAX Overall Review Weʼve already talked about another game by RCMADIAX last week (Spikey Walls). Their business model consists ...

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Review

Publisher: Upper One Games ESRB Rating: T for Teen This game was reviewed on Xbox One, also available for PS4 ...

Kingdom Hearts 3 Wishlist

We know that “nothing is off limits” in regards to the Disney properties that could appear in Kingdom Hearts 3 ...

Planes: Fire and Rescue Review

Publisher: Little Orbit ESRB Rating: E for Everyone This review was written based on the Wii U version Overall Review ...

Spikey Walls Review

Overall Review Independent developer RCMADIAX has come up with a unique business model. He develops micro-games for the Wii U ...

Penguins of Madagascar Review

Publisher: Little Orbit ESRB Rating: E for Everyone This game was reviewed on Wii U Overall Review Anyone who has ...

Ori and the Blind Forest Release Date Announced

I mentioned in an article yesterday that Ori and the Blind Forest, the upcoming Xbox One platformer, was one of ...

A Family Friendly Guide to The Crew by FamilyGamerTV

By: Andy Robertson of FamilyGamerTV The Crew Guide Our friends over at FamilyGamerTV who a parent's guide to The Crew ...

Video Games I Canʼt Wait to Play in 2015

2014 was great for family gamers. There were a whole bunch of great games that came out, but 2015 is ...

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Digital Sale Through January 19th!

Sony is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation with a HUGE sale of popular PlayStation games from across the ...

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review

ESRB rating: E Publisher: Sierra Entertainment Reviewed on Xbox One, also available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox 360 ...

Beast Quest for iOS and Android is Coming Soon!

We have a closer look at the new Beast Quest video-game for iPad and Android tablets. In this video we ...

80 Days: Mobile Review

By: Inkle Studios Reviewed on Android, Also available on iOS Overall Review Mobile games have been getting a bad rap ...

Skylanders Announced New Light and Dark Expansions!

Skylanders has been using the same formula for four games now: Eight elements, a handful of figures for each element, and ...

Nintendo is Building Momentum After a Stellar November

November was a very good month for Nintendo. Sales have picked up significantly for both the 3DS handheld and Wii ...

Mobile Review: Angry Birds Transformers

Overall Review Angry Birds Transformers is a great fusion of the Angry Birds franchise and the golden era of Transformers. It ...

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Multiplayer Details and Release Date

There is a lot of excitement flying around the WiiU lineup next year. But, things have been quiet for the ...

Best Family Game Award from the 2014 Game Awards

The 2014 Game Awards aired Friday December 5th, 2015 and it featured a "Best Family Game" category. I'm sure you ...

Nickelodeon Legend of Korra Review

Overall Review The Avatar series has been a mainstay on Nickelodeon for years now. Unfortunately, it has not translated very ...

Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Guide: Nintendo 3DS

2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of Minecraft. The Toys ...

Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Guide: Xbox One

2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of Minecraft. The Toys ...

Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Guide: PS4

By: Stephen Duetzmann 2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of ...

Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Guide: PS3

2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of Minecraft. The Toys ...

Engaged Family Gaming Holiday Guide: WiiU

2014 has been a GREAT year for family friendly video games. We have seen new editions of Minecraft. The Toys ...

Disney Hidden Worlds Review

Publisher: Disney iOS, Android, Windows Phone Overview: Disney Hidden Worlds, a free-to-play and official release, takes players to the sky ...

Yoshiʼs New Island Review

Publisher: Nintendo ESRB: E Overall Review Yoshi was originally released as a sidekick to Mario in Super Mario World for ...

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 10/02/2014 ESRB Rating: E 10+ Available on Nintendo 3DS Overall Review Nintendo has never released a Super ...

November 5th 2014 Nintendo Direct Highlights!

Nintendo posted another Nintendo Direct event on November 5th 2015. The show was less than an hour long, but packed a ...

Clash of Clans Review

Publisher: Supercell Release Date: August 2012 for iOS, October 2013 for Android Overview It’s been out for a few years ...

Costume Quest 2 Review

This article was originally published on Pixelkin.org. They are a site with similar goals to our own, but with a ...

Nintendo Releases Story Details for Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for WiiU

Nintendo is building up for a very strong holiday season this year with two Super Smash Bros. titles coming to ...