Entries in 'kids' (39)

Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Rockstar’s phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto V has been named as the game parents would least like their kids to receive this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2013 at 9:58AM in News
"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
PlayStation Vita Mega Pack bundle and TV ad targets kids

PlayStation Vita Mega Pack bundle and TV ad targets kids

Sony is targeting children with the new PlayStation Vita Mega Pack.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2013 at 3:00PM in News
App Store getting Kids category; Official controller support coming to iOS

App Store getting Kids category; Official controller support coming to iOS

Amidst all the furore of Xbox and PlayStation at this year’s E3, a couple of important iOS announcement slipped under many people’s radars.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2013 at 10:39AM in News

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BinWeevils appoints new CEO

BinWeevils appoints new CEO

Rod Henwood has been named as the new CEO of kids’ virtual world BinWeevils.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2013 at 10:53AM in News
Avanquest: 'Licensed kids games is not a dead market'

Avanquest: 'Licensed kids games is not a dead market'

Nobody buys licenced kids and casual games anymore, right?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 20th 2013 at 1:27PM in News
Minecraft Realms subscription service to offer kid-friendly servers

Minecraft Realms subscription service to offer kid-friendly servers

Mojang is preparing to launch Minecraft Realms, a subscription service that will provide families a safe and easy way to play Minecraft online.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 14th 2013 at 8:05AM in News
Apple ready to compensate parents for accidental child IAP purchases

Apple ready to compensate parents for accidental child IAP purchases

Parents who’ve felt the pain of an unexpected Apple App Store bill after letting their most dearest loose with their iDevice are in luck.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 3:48PM in News

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GameStop planning 80 GameStop Kids stores in the US

GameStop planning 80 GameStop Kids stores in the US

80 US cities will this Christmas play host to a brand new store concept from GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2012 at 3:14PM in News
NPD: Kids play on consoles the most, tablet interest growing

NPD: Kids play on consoles the most, tablet interest growing

The NPD Group has released its annual study on Kids and Consumer Electronics, revealing that while consoles and portable game systems still see the highest usage level from the demographic, ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 16th 2012 at 8:50AM in News
Kid's BAFTAs welcomes gaming nominations

Kid's BAFTAs welcomes gaming nominations

BAFTA has appealed for nominations for the Video Game category in this year’s 2012 British Academy Children’s Awards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2012 at 3:56PM in News
ANALYSIS: Can we really keep kids safe?

ANALYSIS: Can we really keep kids safe?

Earlier this month, kids social network Habbo grabbed the headlines when Channel 4 reported on the sexual predators that allegedly stalk the site’s 265m users.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 26th 2012 at 3:22PM in News

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HOT TOPICS: Is the kids games market dead?

HOT TOPICS: Is the kids games market dead?

In the fifth of a series of features answering the biggest questions about the industry's future, Christopher Dring shatters the myths behind the shrinking children's sector

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 5th 2012 at 3:00PM in News
Fight My Monster reaches 1m boys

Fight My Monster reaches 1m boys

Fight My Monster has become the UK’s fastest-growing online game for boys after reaching 1m players.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 12th 2012 at 4:07PM in News
FEATURE: Have we lost the kids games market?

FEATURE: Have we lost the kids games market?

It was September 2003 when THQ released Finding Nemo.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 8:01AM in News
Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Children's social gaming sites such as Moshi Monsters accounted for almost ten per cent of all video game TV advertising last month.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 10th 2012 at 6:18PM in News

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D3P nabs DreamWorks games licence

D3P nabs DreamWorks games licence

D3Publisher has acquired the rights to publish games based on DreamWorks movie IPs, following THQ’s retreat from the sector.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 8th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
THQ quits licensed kids games sector

THQ quits licensed kids games sector

We’re used to publishers broadening their reach and distancing themselves from the core, but a new strategic shift from THQ is seeing it do the opposite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2012 at 1:28PM in News
Imagine Online heads to the High Street

Imagine Online heads to the High Street

Ubisoft has released a physical starter pack for its browser-based game and popular girls' property Imagine Online.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 13th 2011 at 4:27PM in News
OPINION: Time to invest in the next generation

OPINION: Time to invest in the next generation

My son, only 17 months old, knows how to turn on my iPhone, he’s seen me use it so much.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 2:38PM in News
Aussie Telegraph claims 'Video Games Sending Kids Crazy'

Aussie Telegraph claims 'Video Games Sending Kids Crazy'

Earnest and reputable mainstream newspaper The Daily Telegraph has today run a headline warning parents about the dangers of videogames.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 28th 2011 at 10:41AM in News
Zelda 'can be played by five-year-olds'

Zelda 'can be played by five-year-olds'

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is so accessible that a five-year-old can play it, claims Nintendo.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 16th 2011 at 10:37AM in News