Tag Archives: children

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. This launched in France last week but will arrive in the UK and the rest of Europe next year. It is priced at €14.99 and includes one-month diamond membership for the browser-based free-to-play …

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Moshi named best-selling kids’ mag

Moshi Monsters Magazine has become the best-selling children’s publication in the UK with a monthly circulation of 113,748. The magazine was launched in February by Skyjack Publishing after it struck a deal with Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy. It’s based on the popular online monster-collecting kids’ game which has 50m …

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FEATURE: Games for kids

Two factors are dovetailing to create growth in the pre-teen gaming market.Firstly, there is the traditional migration down the demographic that comes about as a generation of hardware enters its second, third and fourth years. Secondly, the popularity of the Wii plus the Move and Kinect peripherals mean that games …

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Are we losing the generation game?

A nation of children break up for school holidays next week. And they are breaking away from games, too. Disney and THQ warn that retailers and publishers won’t attract the next generation of gamers. Kids are switching off from consoles in favour of mobile, online and social games. For younger …

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Doctors say 3DS is safe for kids

US doctors say there is nothing wrong with young children playing the 3DS, despite a health warning issued by Nintendo. The American Optometric Association even suggests that it could be positive for children under six years old to play the handheld gaming console. The group says if kids can’t view …

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Toddlers warned off 3DS

Gamers aged six and under have been advised to avoid the 3D functionality of Nintendo’s upcoming new handheld the 3DS according to a health disclaimer posted on the company’s Japanese website. The platform holder says that "looking at 3D images for a long period of time could have an adverse …

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THQ to limit kids licensed games

It’s one of the most successful publisher’s in the sector, but THQ has indicated that it’s to focus less on licensed kids titles in the future. In 2010 THQ has released games based on licenses such as Megamind, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Madagascar, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Last Airbender. But …

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Gaming blamed for rise in rickets

Video games have been blamed for a surge in the name of rickets cases in UK children. Doctors claim children are spending too much time indoors playing games or browsing social networking sites. This leads to a lack of vitamin D, a key cause of rickets, according to a report …

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JAPAN: PS3 sales surge 274%

Never doubt the appetite for all things Final Fantasy in Japan – sales of PS3 rocketed last week after the arrival of a playable demo of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII on the Blu-ray release of CGI movie Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete. Sales of Sony’s machine hit 62,527, up …

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