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‘Skylanders Imaginators’ makes creating your own character feel special

‘Skylanders Imaginators’ makes creating your own character feel special

The Skylanders franchise has taken a slightly different route to rival Lego in the toys-to-life genre, with Imaginators’ new character-creation tool allowing children to design their own playable heroes. This adds a fresh incentive to the familiar combat action with new character parts to find and collect. The starter pack comes with everything needed to […]

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Video games help children at school

Video games help children at school

Playing online video games can “apply and sharpen” skills learnt in school and help children to achieve higher grades, new research has shown. The study, which was conducted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, found that children who play video games perform better in school, as the games require the player […]

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30 built-in games on new Nintendo NES Classic Console

30 built-in games on new Nintendo NES Classic Console

Nintendo says ‘there’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. ‘Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones.’ Balloon Fight™ BUBBLE BOBBLE Castlevania™ Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™ Donkey Kong™ Donkey Kong Jr. […]

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Video games that improve skills for kids with special needsVideo games that improve skills for kids with special needs

Video games that improve skills for kids with special needsVideo games that improve skills for kids with special needs

Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization — even social interactions — in a comfortable environment where players set the pace. While games designed specifically for kids with special needs can address […]

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Nintendo: New kind of Mario’ for next E3

Nintendo: New kind of Mario’ for next E3

The next Mario game might be a little bit different. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said we could see a new type of Mario game in a couple of years. “We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or two,” he […]

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Microsoft’s Xbox One S revealed in leaked images

Microsoft’s Xbox One S revealed in leaked images

Rumours have been circulating that Microsoft could be launching a smaller, more powerful Xbox One. According to images and specifications leaked on GeoGAF by two separate users. New console will be white and much slimmer than previous model. 2 terabyte version will be introduced, with support for 4K video playback. The two images, which appeared on NeoGAF […]