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REVIEW – ‘Little Player’ Magazine brings age appropriate gaming to kids

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When I was a kid, my brother and I would wait anxiously every two months for a new ‘Nintendo Power’ magazine to come to our mailbox. And every time that glorious publication made its way to our home we were excited to read the new articles, insights into new games, and interviews with people in the gaming industry. The internet was around, but wasn’t widely used, so magazines were the way to go.

As I grew up, I started reading other publications, or going to the internet for gaming news. ‘Nintendo Power’ ended up stopping publication in 2012. As a young adult, I was a little nostalgic about the last issue, but as a parent, I was worried.

Every other gaming magazine features adult content in it, either very violent or very sexy. While I don’t mind reading these myself, my kids are young gamers so I don’t allow them to read those. And pretty much everything on the net is a no-go unless I’m driving the mouse, because you never know what they’ll click on and what page they’ll end up at.

So imagine my excitement when I heard about a new publication just for kids. As soon as I heard rumblings about it, I knew I had to get my hands on it and check it out. So, I did.

And, let’s face it, as much as I like the concept, my kids may not. So, joining me on this review is CJ and Anna, who are 6 and 5 years old respectively. (Granted, they’re slightly younger than the 7-12 age group that this magazine is targeted at, but they’re familiar with gaming and I thought it would be a good gauge anyway.) So let’s get to it!

The following is a review of Issue 0 of ‘Little Player’, which is a preview issue. It will be available to download for free at the Kickstarter page – which you can find here.

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There are Ratings for a Reason – Gamer Parenting

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I love my kids. And I love video games. I get absolutely ecstatic when I get to play the video games I enjoy with my kids. But, sometimes, I’m not able to do that due to the content of the video games that are out there, or the addition of online play. It’s somewhat of a blessing and a curse for my kids, because I let them play games, but I know the content of the games that are out there.

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Conker’s Creator Working on Wii U Project

I was just talking about CBFD yesterday. Had a weird impulse to play, but I don’t have my N64 anymore. It would be really cool to have an ACTUAL sequel of the game, instead of just a hyped up glaze-over.

Microsoft blinks on used games. Good.

Microsoft blinks on used games. Good..

I’ve been wanting to say something about Xbox1 since the announcement, but I really couldn’t find the words to type out my rage.  This pretty much sums it up well, though.  Worth the read.

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