by Marc Allie 28

Co-Op Casual Friday: The Forbidden Fruit

If you have children, and are a gamer, you have probably run into some awkward situations.  There are some games that are perfectly acceptable for adults, and yet wildly inappropriate for children.  Some parents may disagree, and buy Grand Theft Auto for their first grader, but for most of us, there's a line between what's a "me" game, and what's a "kid" game.  This line varies from gamer family to gamer family, of course, and by child, as well.  For my youngest, who is eight, we have a higher tolerance of sci-fi violence (such as that in Halo's campaigns) than we do human on human violence (Call of Duty comes to mind).  Excessive realistic gore is a no-no (Left 4 Dead), but heavily stylized cartoon blood (Castle Crashers) is acceptable.  For our older son, fifteen, all the above games are probably OK, but I'd draw the line at games with strong sexual content or excessive language.  The point is, there are going to be some games on the shelf that your kids are not allowed to play.

by Marc Allie 1
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion "Duel the Dragon" Impressions

The first expansion for Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers has been out for just over a week now.  Titled Duel the Dragon, the expansion adds some much needed variety to the original game, including another two-headed giant style co-op campaign.  We've spent quite a bit of time with the expansion, and have our impressions to help you decide if it's a worthwhile purchase this crowded gaming season.

by Nick Puleo 3
  • pc

Steam Adds Native Windows 7 Support

If you're a fan of Steam and happen to be running Microsoft's recent Windows 7 operating system, you're in for a treat.  The latest Steam update adds full native Windows 7 support for features like jump lists and process bars.

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