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Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.

Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.
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Seattle, WA

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Moms Linda Breneman and Nicole Tanner (plus non-mom Simone de Rochefort) talk and laugh about video games and kids. Tune in every week to learn what's new in family gaming. We're all avid gamers, and we write about the intersection between games and family life at Pixelkin.org. The site is a resource for parents who want to learn more about kids' gaming, and figure out how games fit into their family. On the show we talk about the latest gaming news, chat with our special guests (including game developers, parents, journalists, the whole gamut!) and laugh a lot. And loudly (in Simone's case). We also answer your questions! Email them to hello@pixelkin.org and get a shout-out on the show.

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English


Episodes

Episode 119: Video Games in Cereal Boxes

12/2/2017
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The final, at least for now, word on Star Wars Battlefront II comes from EA's CFO. Turns out they couldn't make loot boxes out of cosmetic items because they don't own Star Wars. It's a great point no one thought about. Player Unknown Battlegrounds is coming to mobile, bu just in China for now. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been released and has taken over our lives. Some Animal Crossing fans are complaining about it, but we think they're just wrong. Also there is going to be a Mario...

Duration: 01:12:14


Episode 118: There's a Word for That

11/23/2017
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EA has tried to save face with Star Wars Battlefront II. Despite turning off microtransactions we're skeptical that the game can recover from the backlash of the past few weeks. A new Pokemon GO event is happening now. This event will see Pokemon appearing outside of their home regions. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been released and we're already addicted. For questions or feedback email gamingeiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:12:45


Episode 117: IT'S NOT OUT YET

11/17/2017
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Star Wars Battlefront II is grabbing all the headlines, but not in a good way. Since the game became available on Early Access, its multiplayer component has left a sour taste in lots of gamers' mouths. What will it mean for the game? Nominees for the third game awards have been announced and Nintendo is dominating the list. In addition Player Unknown Battlegrounds has been nominated in a couple of categories, despite the fact that's still in Beta. What does than mean in terms of what can...

Duration: 01:06:46


Episode 116: Chicken Powers

11/3/2017
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Seems like everyone loves Super Mario Odyssey and it shows. The game has sold more 1 million units in tthe U.S. alone. That makes it the fastest selling Mario game in history. But sales aren't the only thing going for it. It's also garnering almost universal good reviews. The success of Odyssey offers a contrast to Nintendo's mobile game Super Mario Run. While that game has tons of downloads, it's not making enough money to make Nintendo happy, but the mobile Animal Crossing game could...

Duration: 01:13:43


Episode 115: Bored and Confrontational

10/27/2017
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Electronic Arts closed their studio, Visceral Games, last week. The studio had been working on the new Star Wars game. EA says they need to "pivot" the design of the game to "keep players coming back." The move has spawned discussions about the future of single-player games. In other controversial news, some gamers are saying that loot boxes or their equivalent in games are gambling. We say they're not. Plus the Switch now supports GameCube controllers. Can you say Smash, anyone? For...

Duration: 01:20:08


Episode 114: Star Wars Exemptions

10/13/2017
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You may already know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets are on sale, but we get into a discussion on spoilers and media blackout. The SNES Classic has already been hacked. Destiny 2 is about to have its first Iron Banner event, lots of games with female protagonists are on sale through Humble Bundle, Stardew Valley has a missing character, and there's new Halloween splat fest happening this weekend. For questions or feedback, send an email to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet...

Duration: 01:17:30


Episode 113: Why You Gotta Be So Extra?

10/6/2017
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The Xbox One's Groove music service is shutting down. In more Xbox One news, game gifting is on the way. Overwatch is getting ready to celebrate Halloween again with another event. Turtle Rock studios is making a turn-based VR RPG (what?), Stardew Valley has hit the Switch and Destiny's first Faction Rally has just wrapped up. For questions, email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:18:30


Episode 112: Video Game Lists of Shame

9/29/2017
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Ubisoft announced that there will be an educational mode in Assassin's Creed Origins. This is something teachers and other educators have been clamoring for. We've got some more details on the Ataribox, and boy is it expensive! The SNES Classic is out now. Were you able to get one? Also there's a huge sale going on in the Xbox Store, and Warner Bros. tries to do good from a employee and botches it a little. For questions and feedback, email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:22:19


Episode 111: Mario Has Nipples

9/16/2017
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Nintendo hit us with a ton of new announcements in their most recent Nintendo Direct. We thought the Nintendo 3DS was dying, but it's totally not. And we saw some more Super Mario Odyssey where, yes, we see what Mario looks like without a shirt. Outside of the Nintendo Direct we got some other announcement like the return of the NES Classic Edition and Nintendo swears there will be a lot more SNES Classics on the market when it's released later this year. Destiny 2 is getting a ton of...

Duration: 01:05:47


Episode 110: PAX West Roundup

9/9/2017
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PAX West was last weekend and there were a bunch of cool games there. Nicole made the indie rounds and found some creative and fun ideas. Destiny 2 is out now, and it seems to be everything everyone wanted. There's going to be game made about George Orwell's Animal Farm, and the gaming community once again shows its ugly side. For questions or comments email gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:03:53


Episode 109: You Can Slap Any Two Games Together

9/2/2017
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Nintendo put out a Nintendo Direct all about upcoming indie games for their platforms, also called Nindies. Gamescom wrapped up last week and there was a fair bit of news that came out of the show. Also wigs are apparently a big thing there. Final Fantasy XV is getting a weird crossover with Assassin's Creed Origins. Deathmatch has come to Overwatch, and the Miiverse is shutting down. Send any questions or feedback to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:24:56


Episode 107: Dad Jokes in Overwatch

8/11/2017
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It's summer time. And although we lost Regina to the beach, we've soldiered on. Summer time means one thing to Blizzard - crazy Overwatch skins. In other news, Valve is working on a card game, the Nintendo World Championships are back, No Man's Sky is getting an update with a story. Microsoft is offering game development classes in their store, and Minecon is going digital. And Stephen lets Nicole have a short Game of Thrones geek out. For questions and feedback, send at email to...

Duration: 01:06:51


Episode 106: Don't Let Jerks Steal Your Money

7/29/2017
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The first live event for Pokemon Go happened over the weekend and it didn't go so well. It was plagued with connection issues, but that doesn't mean some good didn't come out of it. In other news sales of the Nintendo Switch are going just fine. Ninteno projects they will sell 10 million units by this time next year. If you fly a lot, you're going to have to use a lot more bins thanks to some new TSA rules. Atari and Sega are jumping on the retro console bandwagon and The Sims 4 is coming...

Duration: 01:20:40


Episode 105: What Do You Have Against Miss Piggy?

7/21/2017
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The D23 Expo just happened. This is the place Disney announced everything related to Disney. We've got the details on the big news. Comic Con is this weekend. There will be lots of everything there. We've got the scoop on what to look forward to. Atari is making a new console of some sort. The Nintendo Switch online app is available now, but there's not much to do with it. Plus Hearthstone is getting an expansion and a new character has appeared in Overwatch. Send questions and feedback to...

Duration: 01:22:26


Episode 104: Special Game of Thrones Episode

7/15/2017
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The seventh season of Game of Thrones debuts this Sunday and we can't wait. Well, Stephen can, but that's a whole other issue. We recap what happened at the end of last season and comment on the trailers. Of course, this wouldn't be a proper show without predictions. We make quite a few, including major plot points, love, and, of course, who will die. Questions and feedback can be sent to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:32:00


Episode 103: What World Are We In?

7/1/2017
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No one is surprised, but in case you didn't heare, Nintendo is releasing a SNES Classic Edition this fall. We've got all the details and thoughts about the reasons behind the release. The E3 Game Critics Awards winners have been announced. A guy whose name starts with an M dominated. Speaking of said guy, the crazy Mario + Rabbids game is a rip-off of XCOM, but the makers of XCOM are thrilled about it. BioWare said "something" is happening with Dragon Age. And the makers of Rocket League...

Duration: 01:12:19


Episode 102: E3 2017 Aftermath

6/24/2017
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The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo happened last week. Stephen and Regina made the trek to E3 while Nicole stayed home and watched press conferences in her pajamas. A lot of news came out of the show and we got to play some great games. We got details on the new Xbox One X, Anthem (the latest game from BioWare), the new God of War, Spider-Man, and Super Mario Odyssey. For questions or feedback on the show, send an email to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweet @gamingwithmoms

Duration: 01:28:16


Episode 101: E3 2017 Predictions

6/9/2017
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Once a year the gaming industry gets together to talk about the big things they have planned for the future. We give our predictions for all the big platfrom makers and publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft and Bethesda. Then after the show, we'll let you know how right or wrong we were. Questions and feedback can be sent to gamingwiththemoms@gmail.com or tweeted to @gamingwithmoms.

Duration: 01:13:20


Episode 100: Celebrating Gaming with Our Kids

6/2/2017
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We did it! We made it all the way to 100. Some of our listeners shared some great gaming a kids stories that make us all warm and fuzzy. But we don't forget about the news. We talk about the Mario-Rabbids crossover game and another Assassin's Creed related leak. We also talk about Far Cry 5, which we all think sounds very interesting. Take Two gives some tidbits on they've been up to. But before it all, we talk about the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer that dropped last week. Any...

Duration: 01:29:41


Episode 99: Loving Some Cup Noodles

5/19/2017
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Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct that was all about Arms. We've got the details in case you missed Overwatch is getting ready to celebrate its first anniversay with a big event. Squirtle is coming to Build-A-Bear and we all want one. Speaking of Pokemon, a fossil event is happening in Pokemon GO. More rock type pokemon will be common throughout the event and PokeStops will drop more loot. Ubisoft has confirmed details about its E3 press conference and a new Lego Marvel Super Heroes game is...

Duration: 01:19:11

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