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Video Games are still a giant mystery to many parents who didn’t grow up playing them. Parents who go to video game sections or stores stare at all the title wide eyed and confused. Many just grab titles like Call of Duty or GTA for their 12 and under children not paying attention to the rating or just because the clerk recommends it.

For the parents who want to do their homework, they often get confused as to what titles they should get. While Nintendo has always led the march for family friendly and kid oriented gaming especially with the new parental controls on their switch. Other consoles as well have many kid friendly games that even the big kids can enjoy.

Here’s the top three GeekReply recommended titles that are made for kids large and small:

 

 

  1. MineCraft
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    (PC, Xbox, Andriod, IOS, Mac, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Switch)
    For kids who love to build, explore and craft items. Minecraft is an open world game where players can make houses, railway systems, fun games, explore temples and hunt monsters. With the addition of realms and add on packs Minecraft has become a game that continues to surprise players at what they can create in this game. It also allows for online play so children can team up with their friends for some creative mayhem.
  2. Stardew Valley
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    (PC,PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac)
    Another fun crafting/farming style game with quests to boot. Players take control of a character they customize who just inherited a farm in the country. Remove plants, and rocks, then till the soil before you plant veggies and other items. While waiting on those to grow take some time to go fishing or explore caves.
  3. The Lego Series
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    (Ps4, Xbox, PC)
    With bonus points of not having to step on any lego pieces, the Lego game series is an amazing journey. Whether you get the Star Wars games, the Jurassic World series, the Marvel series or go all out and buy the Lego Dimensions or even Lego Worlds. You and your children will spend many hours building and searching for golden blocks. It is a great bonding experience that will create many fond memories for your children and you.

Other recommended titles:

Slime Rancher
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(Xbox, PC)
An adorable little game where you catch slimes, feed them food and harvest their plorts for profit. You take on the role of Beatrice a novice rancher, who is all alone on her planet. The game is still in development. With the latest release players can now drill for minerals, harvest bee wax and pump for water to craft decorative items and warp pads. The slimes are all a adorable and each come with their own favorite food and care requirements.

 

Little Big Planet
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(Ps4, Ps3, and Vita)

The Playstation exclusive world building and custom adventure game. Players play as sackboy and can customize him/her with items found in the game as well as expansion packs, so sackboy can resemble their favorite video game character or be something right out of your child’s imagination. Co-op play requires teamwork, and puzzle solving allowing kids to develop problem solving and teamwork skills.

 

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Star Wars Outlaws has Ubisoft’s biggest marketing budget ever, and the company expects it to have a strong launch

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Ubisoft is putting everything they have into Star Wars Outlaws, which comes out next month on August 30th for PS5. The fact that the name includes “Star Wars” shouldn’t come as a surprise when you learn that the company is putting a lot of money into marketing the project and thinks it will do very well.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, made the bold claim during the company’s recent earnings call Q&A (thanks, MP1st), though some investors thought it was even more daring than they thought. Based on Ubisoft’s guidance, Nick Dempsey of Barclays came up with a rough estimate of five million units sold and asked if the company was being too cautious. This is what Guillemot said:

“What we expect is for Star Wars Outlaws to have a strong launch.” One reason is that it’s one of the most anticipated games of the year, which shows how positively the community feels about it. Another is that we’re launching the biggest marketing campaign Ubisoft has ever done for a game.

We’d like to know how much Ubisoft spent to market this and what the company expects to get back from it. We had some small worries when we played the game in person at Summer Game Fest, but we’ll keep an eye on things before and after launch.

Are you excited about how soon Star Wars Outlaws will be out? Do you think the game’s supposedly huge marketing budget has an impact on your life? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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