More Reviews
REVIEWS Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.

The Swapper Review
One of 2013's best indie games swaps its way to Sony platforms.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Forging the Rings of Power in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tolkien fans may now either squeal with glee at getting to play interactive fanfiction... or condemn it to the watery grave of Numenor.

How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Didj, You Know.

Posted on Monday, July 28 @ 15:57:38 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
A lot of the kids stuff that gets sent to us at GR just gets dumped in the charity box with nary-a-mention. Not so in this case.

A couple years ago a Leapster was sent to me by the nice folks at Leapfrog who are apparently unaware that I am allergic to children. That's not quite true. I do enjoy playing with other people's children, for about 15 minutes, at which point I become bored with 57th story about their My Little Pony's little horse adventure with the broken Batmobile in the underwater Lego base.

I also love the fact that I can simply pass them off if they start crying or emitting noxious odors.

Anyway, when I'm not revving the engine of my sports car in front of their tired and jealous looking fathers, I'm quite a nice guy, and I gave the Leapster to the two kids of a good friend of mine. Then I put the top down and roared off in a squeal of tires to go play with adults.

The kids simply loved the thing, and the best part of it all is that they get tricked into learning spelling and math and other skills I've forgotten thanks to computers.

However, what is one to do when their precocious child begins to outgrow the cutsey handheld? The answer is now obviously the more mature-looking Didj (rhymes with ridge).

The stylus is gone, replaced with essentially NES controls. I played Nicktoons Android Invasion, which inbetween basic platforming, urged me to solve problems like 20 / 4 = ?. By then I was bored. But hey, this isn't about me - this is about tricking slightly older children into sitting quietly and learning. Brilliant.

So maybe I'll swing by my friend's house on my way to the Soul Calibur IV launch party in San Francisco. They won't even have to share the Leapster anymore, which should make his parental life a little easier at least. Vroom Vroom.
 
 


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution