Kids Games

Disney Introduces Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (May 18, 2012): Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.

Study Finds Kids Play M-Rated Games (September 26, 2007): A study of 1,254 Pennsylvania and South Carolina 7th and 8th graders in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that 80% had played video games in the past 6 months.

Flakeshake: Help the Little Polar Bear (September 21, 2007): Flakeshake is a web game created by Stefan Lewandowski.

Statetris: Tetris With States as Blocks (September 13, 2007): Statetris is an online game that mixes aspects of the popular game Tetris with local U.

Disney Acquires Club Penguin (September 8, 2007): Paid Content is reporting that Disney has acquired Club Penguin for $350 million.

Study: Games Reduce Homework Time (July 5, 2007): Reuters reports that a new study has found that playing video games reduces homework time by as much as 30% for boys and girls.

BBC Planning Persistent Online World for Kids (January 23, 2007): The BBC networks' kids channel (CBBC) is planning to launch a virtual world for kids.

Create a Superhero With Online Hero Machine (August 1, 2006): The Sci Fi Channel has created a Hero Machine to promote their upcoming TV series, Who Wants To Be A Superhero?.

Online Time Killers: Orisinal Games (April 14, 2006): Orisinal Games offers a collection of dozens of attractive online games created by Ferry Halim.

Microsoft Pursues Kid Gamers With Viva Pinata (March 15, 2006): Microsoft has unveiled a new kids game based on living pinata animals called Viva Pinata.

Dance Dance Revolution Games Placed in West Virginia Schools (January 26, 2006): West Virginia will be adding Dance Dance Revolution games to public schools in an effort to fight obesity and diabetes.

Katamari Creator Prefers Real World (November 15, 2005): Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi is more interested in the real world than video games according to a BBC article.

Future Kids Launching UK Children's Gaming Magazine for Boys (July 28, 2005): Future plc's Future Kids imprint has announced plans to publish ZAP!, a videogames magazine for pre-teen boys.

Save the Animals in Zoo Vet (July 12, 2005): Zoo Vet is a game from Legacy Interactive that blends simulation with edutainment.

25 to Life or Wild Earth? (June 28, 2005): 25 to Life or Wild Earth? There is a great difference in these two games.

UN Launches Food Force Computer Game (April 15, 2005): Food Force is a humanitarian video game about global hunger from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Feel the LEGO Force (March 7, 2005): Why be just an imaginary Star Wars hero when you can be an imaginary LEGO Star Wars hero? Coming in April 2005, the LEGO Star Wars video game lets you become a LEGO Jedi Knight as you battle against the dark side of the Force through the fun, action and adventure of Episodes I to III.

New Tween Rating Category for Games (March 4, 2005): A new video game rating category, E10+ (Everyone 10 and older), has been introduced by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), to help consumers differentiate between games that have content appropriate for the whole family and games that are suitable for ages 10 and older.

Advertising and Gaming (January 25, 2005): USA Today reports that Disney plans to release an interactive game called Virtual Magic Kingdom which will be targeted at tweens or ages 8 to 12.

Kids Choose Games Over Traditional Toys (November 29, 2004): Games are grabbing more and more of children's playing time while traditional toys are quickly becoming the forgotten toys -- just like in the hit animation children's film, Toy Story.


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