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by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox live
  • xbox one
An easy work around, but an annoying one.

Want to Make a Kid's Account on Xbox One? You'll Need a Valid Email Address

The Xbox One is all about taking over your living room, from your TV to your Blu-Ray player and of course video games themselves. The Kinect adds a bit to the ease of access for this, allowing you and your family to say simple voice commands for common actions like volume control, pausing movies and even switching channels on the TV.

by Sam Tyler 1
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch
Family Buy: Back to the Multiverse has a release date

Grind Your Gears on Nov 20th with Family Guy

Do you know what really grinds my gears?  Games that are released soon, but don't have an official release date!  How am I meant to know if I can preorder the game, or whether it has slipped?  Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse was one such game until today.  The Griffin family et al. will be available on November 20th in the US and November 23rd in the EU.  

by Tally Callahan 0
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  • pc
  • online
New levels, weapons, enemies, and customizations - here I come!

Orcs Must Die! 2 Family Ties DLC Impressions

I’m a big fan of Orcs Must Die! and its co-op sequel, Orcs Must Die! 2 (henceforth OMD2). I had a blast with OMD2 when it came out two months ago (as can probably be seen with the 5 out of 5 I gave it), but since then the “other twos” (other big titles that end with the number two) have sucked my attention away from this humorous, action-driven tower defense game. This week, however, I had the excuse of diving back into the game with the recently released “booster pack,” Family Ties .

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch

What the Deuce!?! Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Co-Op Details Revealed

Fans of the TV Series Family Guy may remember a certain episode in which Stewie and Brian travel into several alternate universes, all done in different art styles.  The Road to the Multiverse Episode apparently was a grand idea for a couch co-op game, and so, Activision is making Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse with Heavy Iron Studios on development.  

by Jim McLaughlin 6
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  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

This Week in Co-Op: The Apple Spawns Near to the Tree

I’ve been waiting a long time for this. A long time. Once a poor little rugrat occasionally denigrated to a cutesie photo op by her parents for entertainment’s sake, my daughter is several months from three years old and has accepted the fact that she is a gamer daddy’s little girl. As such, she is often subjected to the allure of colorful gamepads and the curious moving images they control on the TV whenever Dora and Boots aren’t busy looking for the Muddy Mountain. Alright, so maybe it's only been two years; but the anticipation has been no less. Finally, the time has come: let the experimentation with video games commence!

by Marc Allie 11
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  • xbox 360

Microsoft Lures Families With Xbox Live Gold Family Plan

If it wasn't obvious that Microsoft was pushing hard to capture the family demographic, what with Kinect and all its related software, today, it's even more clear.  Playing together as a family on your Xbox 360 is about to get a little easier.  The Xbox Live Gold Family Subscription Plan is coming this November.  For the price of two Gold memberships, the Family Plan will give you up to four individual memberships, all included under one family umbrella.  That could be a savings for families with 4 different gamers, but the real news is some extra options making it easy to manage each account.

by Marc Allie 2
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox live

Microsoft Launches Game Safety Site for Parents and Kids

Remember last week, when we discussed the rise of family gaming?  Yeah, we were totally right.  Word has just reached Co-Optimus HQ of a new website dedicated to family video game safety, with tons of resources for both parents and kids.  Microsoft and Best Buy are the key partners behind the website, located at GetGameSmart.com.  All sorts of information is available, including how to set up parental controls, a quiz, a blog with ideas from experts, and much more. 

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