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Cordova, TN; August 2, in the year of our Lord 2014--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is educating the rest of the gaming media to the reality that kids play games too. Peruse a variety of gaming websites, and magazines. The offensive material is thick with the macabre and morbid. In fact that is what most of the gaming media focuses on. If you did not know better, you might make the mistake of thinking there are no video games for children. Although kids games are in sad shape in 2014, there are still some out there. There definitely needs to be more of them, that is for sure.

Lego Ninjago Nindroids got me thinking. Where are the games targeting children? Where are the Angel Wars video games? Where are the new VeggieTales video games? Where are the new Sesame Street games? Where are the new Dora the Explorer video games? Where are the new Go Diego Go video games? In the past we have been treated to all kinds of games that came from kids, and teenager television shows. Games like iCarly Groovy Foodie, Garfield, Jonas, Sunny with a Chance, Tom and Jerry Tales, and more. We were also treated to games based off of Build A Bear, Bratz, Hello Kitty, Zhu Zhu Pets, Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie, and more.

Why is 2014 such a flop for kids games? Family Friendly Gaming has covered thousands of games for kids. Many of them received sequel after sequel. They must have sold to have been given so many games. Leapster representatives will tell you that kids games sell. So its not that. WB Games has been providing for kids this year. Majesco Entertainment gave us Gardening Mama 2. Nintendo published Disney Magical World. BiP Media published the Farm games on the Wii U. Neko Entertainment has made some games here and there for kids. Beiz released on educational game on the 3DS. That is it for this year. An abysmal first half of 2014 for kids.

Just to clarify - I am talking about ‘E’ for Everyone games. I am talking about games that specifically target kids. Yes some E10+ for Everyone TEN and OLDER ONLY are generally grouped in with kids games. But those games exclude anyone nine years and younger. Who are also children. I am also dismayed that video games that teach good lessons are few and far between this year. Remember all video games are teaching us something, so the label ‘educational games’ is misleading and inaccurate. I hope the industry picks it up in what is left of 2014. They definitely need to improve drastically in 2015. As of right now the video game industry is failing children. Turn it around. You can do better.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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