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Skylanders, Autism Speaks Partner for Innovative Awareness Campaign

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

From race, to gender equality, to explaining how diseases and disorders affect other people, talking to our kids about serious topics is never easy--b...

Bermie Awards Reappear After a Year in Hiding

Michael L. Berman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

One of the questions we hear most often in Jocgeekville is "What happened to the 2015 Bermie Awards?" Truthfully, our panel of experts was too tired ...

'Tis the Season to Activate Your Power Packs

Michael L. Berman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

'Tis the season for Activision and Disney to compete for your hard-earned dollars. Both companies have new versions of their increasingly addictive interactive game sets and both have made changes to lure us back into their playset universes.

Hottest Video Games of 2015: Upgrading Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

From "toys-to-life" games that make real physical figures jump to life on-screen, to 3D games you can take on the road, to games that make you feel like a rock star, there's something for every kid -- or kid at heart -- this year. Here are some of my favorites:

A Look at 20 Hot Holiday Toys for 2015

Laurie Schacht | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

What makes a toy hot? Is it hot because it's on TV every 20 minutes in front of your kids or because all of their friends have it so they absolutely must have one too? Or is it hot because it's based on a character they truly love, a passion that they have or their own unique play style, even if they haven't asked for it yet?

A Look at the Hottest Toys of the Past Decade

Laurie Schacht | Posted 09.18.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's not all fun and games predicting what the hottest toys will be for any season--especially for the holidays! We're often asked: What will become the next schoolyard currency?

This Night Before Christmas Is Only for Gamers

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring. Not even a -- hold on. Those aren't reindeer we're hearing and definitely not mice. It's Mom, Dad and their offspring playing new games more than twice!

Pixel Perfect: The Best Video Games for the Whole Family

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Video games are no longer just a pastime for kids -- they are, in their own right, entertainment giants. With engaging characters, intricate storylines, and a ton of different ways to play, video games provide kids with endless hours of excitement.

'Tis the Season to Pass on Our Geek Addictions

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

'Tis the season for all of us technogeeks to raise our children (and grandchildren) in our image. This means, of course, our Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas gift list needs to be dominated by a few items geared toward geek development.

This Game Made $1 Billion In 1 Day

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc's latest title from its blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franch...

2 Ninja Turtles Games Coming Out This Year

Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

With a Hollywood blockbuster in the works and the 2012 Nickelodeon launch of a new CGI-animated TV series, it seems that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt...

From DJ Heroes to Old Time Gospel: Conversations with Aaron Neville and DJ Qbert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


The Privacy Wars I: Warcraft

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Noah Nelson There's no better way to r...

Eminem, Usher, N.E.R.D., Perform At Activision E3

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Activision kicked off their E3 Expo at the Staples Center last night with musical performances by DJ deadmau5, DJ David Guetta, Pharrell Williams of N...

No Doubt Sues Activision, Avatar Sings to a Different Song

Patti Millett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patti Millett

While No Doubt did grant Activision a license to use their likenesses in its game, Band Hero, the band is not happy that Gwen Stefani can be made to sing "Honky Tonk Woman" -- in a male voice.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Game Shoots To Make History

Reuters | Gabriel Madway and Franklin Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The biggest entertainment hit of the holiday season may come on Tuesday, when "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" hits stores. The video game publishe...

While My Guitar (Hero) Gently Weeps

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Rovello

Why on earth would the most successful band in history sell out to a video game?

Blizzard Activision Deal Closes, Video Game Publishing Giant Born

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Video game publishers Activision and Vivendi announced this week that their merger -- in the news for months -- is official. The new company, Activisi...

The Edge: Activision's CEO On His Merger, The Future Of Video Games, And CEOs In The White House

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In December 2007, entertainment powerhouses Activision and Vivendi announced a merger that would put them atop the heap in the video game business. T...