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    Flappy Bird is an eight-bit bastard. It’s the newest smartphone game that everyone is talking about (and playing!), but if you think it’s going to involve some sort of strategy like Angry Birds or Candy Crush, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

    Your fingers tap control the tiny flight bursts of a hapless bird (graphically, I think my 5-year-old could draw something more complex). Your goal is to maneuver the tiny creature through a small passage between drainpipes protruding from the top and bottom of the screen.  

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    Zombies, creepers, and spiders, oh my! If your kids are like mine, you've probably suddenly become a Minecraft family. However, if you're like I was, you probably have no idea what the heck the kids are doing in their virtual world. Never fear: The Minecraft FAQ is here.

    Minecraft isn't new, but it's now reached the mainstream and is probably popular in many houses around the world. As kids grow out of Flash games and pounding the remote control against the TV, they will quickly discover the magic and addictive properties of Minecraft. I'm here to help you understand this new threat.

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    Is anyone else in love with the recent trend of awesome proposals posted to YouTube?  I’m going to say it’s because these guys want their ladies to feel supremely loved and adored, and has nothing to do with getting mad social media props, but then again I’m a hopeless romantic.

    One of the latest vids to go viral has a sweet geeky angle. Robert Fink is a 3D artist in the games industry, and his girlfriend Angel is a web designer. Both share a passion for gaming, so when Robert decided to propose, he developed a video game just for her!

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    In case the massive hype over the XBox One and the Playstation 4 both being released just in time for the 2013 holiday season haven't clued you in, this is going to be a hot year for video games. More than half the population now cops to playing some sort of video game -- be it on a console or on their computer. So where do you even start this Black Friday to get everyone on your list squared away?

    Here's a look at some of the hottest games for everyone in the family -- from Call of Duty Ghosts for the adults to Skylanders Swap Force for the kids -- so you can grab the best deals.

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    The following is a post from our sponsor, OraTV.

    Well, it’s that time of year again. Who are we kidding? It’s been that time of year ever since Halloween wrapped up. Happens every year -- some of us just wanna unwind from the hassles of trick-or-treating, but instead we’re subjected to the two-month-long holiday that is Christmas and all the headaches that go along with it.

    Our apologies to those who enjoy the same 12 Christmas songs getting piped into every store EVERYWHERE. And don’t get us wrong -- the week leading up to Christmas is awesome. It’s the time we pull down the blinders and let ourselves enjoy the halls being all decked out in boughs of holly or whatever.  

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    The new XBox, called the One, is a heavy-duty gaming machine that is sure to be on a lot of Christmas lists this year. The games are going to be incredible - graphics have gotten much better even since the last console generation. However, the One has a secret, rarely-discussed feature that could change the way you watch TV. 

    The secret is the Xbox's TV viewing feature. It works by connecting to your cable or satellite box and adds a few cool features to your boring old DVR.



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    While the rest of the world fighting over the last PS4 and the Xbox One on store shelves, why not take a breather with some family-friendly board games? These are five of my favorites and we've found that they make great birthday and holiday gifts for families who are tired of screen time.

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    In a few short months Moms and Dads around the world are going to hear an endless refrain of "Buy me this." And we'd better be ready.

    "This," in this case, is either the new Xbox One or the new PS4, two game consoles that are about to bop onto Christmas lists thanks to amazing graphics, cool games, and some heavy advertising hype.

    So what are these new consoles? And should you upgrade?


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    Could a game app make you hungry for fresh food? Our favorite burrito place is tempting us with more than green cilantro rice and overstuffed burritos. Chipotle Mexican Grill has created a new game app and video that they're hoping will lure us into eating more "real" food and steer us away from sad, factory-made, highly processed junk. So yeah, let your thumbs and smartphone lead the way to health! And happiness! And deliciousness! And does this even make sense to you?!?

    I don't know ... I like the idea in theory. But I just downloaded the game and tried playing it, and I'm not convinced. Maybe I need to be more of a gamer/lover, not a fighter. Chipotle, can you please explain to me how this game-belly connection is supposed to work?

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    The kids just hit summer vacation around these parts and we're already hearing it: "Dad, I'm bored. Can I play on the Wii? I didn't hit my sister! Can I play on your iPad?" Luckily, some of the big guys in online media are looking out for you with a few fun techie diversions for kids and families.

    First, Netflix has created a special site for families that shows films that are fun for the kids and their parents. 

    "With the Netflix Families page, we’ve used our proprietary algorithm to create lists we think families will love," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. "In the 'Are We There Yet?' list we’ve picked TV shows and movies ideal for watching on your tablet in the airport, and the 'TV for Curious Kids' lists have shows that will help keep kids' minds active during the summer months."

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