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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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E3 2019 – LEGO Games at E3 This Year!

This weekend Microsoft had their Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefinghttp://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 ...
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E3 2019 – Battletoads

They're BAAAACK! After years of teasers, hints and very little detail, Xbox finally released the first gameplay for the Battletoads ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Video Games 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Family Video Game Review: Mega Man 11

By: Jeremy Davis Let's just be up front.  Mega Man 11 is one of the most anticipated platforming games of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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E3 2018 Nintendo Direct

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

Sony held their E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase on Monday June 11th at 6pm PST.  They had previously announced that they ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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! ...
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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 ...
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A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Now

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

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 EA Access

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

It seems like everyone is starting their own premium gaming service these days. It can be tough for parents to ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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PAX East 2018 – 20XX

What if someone told you that you could have more Mega Man whenever you wanted? What if that same person ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Final Fantasy XV Universe is Expanding!

Final Fantasy XV released last year. It was one of my favorite games of the year in spite of its ...
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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 Minecraft Better Together Beta Has Begun!

Microsoft announced the Better Together update at E3 2017. This update is intended to allow players multiple platforms to play ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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! ...
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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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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 ...
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New York Toy Fair: Edwin The Duck

The coolest thing I got my hands on at New York Toy Fair was an app-connected smart duck. Let’s take ...
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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 ...
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Nintendo Mobile Wish List

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

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

Developer: NetherRealm Studios Reviewed on iOS, available on Android Overall Review When a trailer for a WWE themed fighting game ...
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Mobile Review: Touchdown Hero

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

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

Our review of WWE Immortals is here. The following is a list of the characters included in WWE Immortals for ...
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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 ...
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80 Days: Mobile Review

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

Publisher: Gameloft Release Date: September 10, 2014 Android, iOS, Windows Phone Overall Which Spider-Man is in Spider-Man Unlimited? All of ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas: Frostwyrm Lair Impressions

The fifth and final wing to be released for the Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas expansion is the Frostwyrm Lair. If you ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Construct Quarter Impressions

The fourth wing to be released for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas expansion is the Construct Quarter. If you have not ...
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Skylanders Minis Have Been Announced!!

Activision is really going crazy with the news recently! They have already announced a tablet version of their upcoming game ...
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Activision Announces Skylanders Trap Team for Tablets!

Activision has made a major step in bringing its Skylanders franchise to the masses. They have made billions of dollars ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – Military Quarter Impressions

The third wing to be released for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas expansion is the Military Quarrter. if you have not ...
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Finding Time To Game: The “Hearthstone” Workout!

This article was written by: Stephen Haberman and was originally posted at thegeekyhusband.tumblr.com. Let’s face it, gaming is not an ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Plague Quarter Impressions

The second wing to be released for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas expansion is the Plague Quarter. We have covered Hearthstone, ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas: Arachnid Quarter Impressions

The first batch of content to be released for the Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas expansion is the Arachnid quarter. We have ...
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Review

Developed by Blizzard Entertainment Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has finally received its first official expansion in the form of Hearthstone: ...
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Angry Birds Transformers Playsets and Prices Announced!

Angry Birds is one of the most successful video game franchises in recent memory. It has successfully melded with licenses ...
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Preview – Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramus

Blizzard has finally released details for its first expansion of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft digital card game. Hearthstone: Curse ...
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

Blizzard Entertainment Available online and on iPad (Coming to Android in the future) Overall Review I am… was... a man ...
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Dots: A Game About Connecting Mobile Game Review

By Kate Drake Playdots, Inc Most recently updated March 26, 2014 For android 2.2 and up, available on iOS Overall ...
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Monument Valley iOS Review

Developer: USTWO Released: April 3, 2014 Reviewed for iOS Overall Review: There is a common idea running around that all ...
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Disney’s Lost Light – Mobile Review

Disney Mobile Reviewed on Android (also available on iOS) Overall Review: Just about everything that Disney has done recently has ...
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Angry Birds Star Wars II Review

By: Stephen Duetzmann, editor in chief Developer: Rovio Studios Rating: 4+ Release date: September 19th, 2013 Reviewed on iPhone 4, ...
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Pivvot Review

By: Stephen Duetzmann, editor in chief Developer: Whitaker Trebella Release Date: July 2012 Reviewed on iOS (iPhone 4), available for ...
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Pixel People Review

By: Charlotte Heldebrecht Developer: LambdaMu Games Publisher: Chillingo Rated: 10+ Release Date: 31 January 2013, for all iOS Devices. Reviewed ...
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Fairway Solitaire Review

By: Charlotte Heldebrecht, staff writer Published and Created by: Big Fish Games Rated for 4+ Released for: PC/MAC: Dec. 2007, ...
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Join the Pork Side with Angry Birds Star Wars II!

By: Stephen Duetzmann, Editor In Chief Rovio, the people behind the MONSTER hit Angry Birds, have released an announcement video ...
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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Review

By: Charlotte Heidebrecht, staff writer Creators: SuperBrothers Composer: Jim Guthrie Publisher: Capybara Games Release Dates: iPad: 3/24/11 -iPhone: 4/27/11 -Steam: ...
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Plants vs Zombies 2: it’s About Time Review

By: Stephen Duetzmann, Editor-In-Chief PopCap Games Rating: 9+ August 13, 2013 Available on iOS/iPad Overall Review: There are occasions where ...
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5 Things I Learned from the Electronic Arts Press Conference at GamesCom

By: Stephen Duetzmann, Editor-in-Chief Electronic Arts (EA) held a press conference today at GamesCom. These are the five most important ...
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Robot Unicorn Attack 2 Review

Stephen Duetzmann – Editor in Chief [Adult Swim] Games Content Rating: Low Maturity Release Date July 12, 2013 Android (Also ...
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Where’s My Mickey? Review

Stephen Duetzmann – Editor in Chief Disney Content Rating: Everyone Release date: July 11, 2013 Android (also available on iOS) ...
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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Review

By: Charles Warden Publisher: Gameloft Rating: Teen Release Date: December 2012 Reviewed for Android Overall Review: There is no doubt ...
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The Guardian of Imagination Review

Review by Charlotte Heldebrecht, staff writer Developed by: Play Creatividad Rated for: All ages. Released: July 18, 2013 Version Reviewed: ...
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Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Review

Author: Jason Jarusinsky, Collectible Card Game Editor Stainless Games LTD ESRB Rating: T for teen Release Date: 06/26/2013 Version Reviewed: ...
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Turbo Racing League Review

By: Charles Warden Publisher: Pikpok Release Date: July 10, 2013 Android, iOS, Windows Phone Overall Review: It happens all too ...
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The Time is Near! “Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time” Releases in Australia and New Zealand

PopCap Games announced on its blog that they are releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to Plants Vs. Zombies in Australia ...
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Apple is Celebrating the App Store’s 5th Birthday By Giving Away Free Apps!

July 10th will mark the 5th birthday of the iTunes App Store. Yep. That's right. The App Store will be ...
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“Plants Vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time” Delayed

Those of us who were waiting patiently for the long-awaited follow up to Plants Vs Zombies will have to wait ...
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iOS Games: Fun Distractions With Educational Value

What's not to love about iOS games? They're often incredibly cheap, they provide the best distractions for our kids while ...
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions for iOS on sale!

Final Fantasy Tactics is older than many of our kids at this point, but it is, without question, one of ...
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