Here at GiN we don’t just play video games. We celebrate games and toys of all kinds. This week, we review the magnetic stacking block system called Magicube from Swedish developer Geomag, which is designed to unlock the creative energy of young players.
My First Camera 3 is a big upgrade from the older model we reviewed last year. Like that camera, this one is designed for kids, but is packed with enough features to keep adults happy too. We took the new model out for a shutterbug party around the block.
We dive into the Xbox Series X to find out what’s new in Microsoft’s NextGen console, and some of the amazing features that help to drive and support the next generation of games. Find out if you should put an Xbox Series X console into your future gaming plans.
Wingspan is a deeply strategic card game about helping wild birds survive and thrive in different habitats. The subject matter should help it appeal to a wide audience of players, while the strategic depth will keep everyone playing and competing.
This week our modern gamer tries out the Valve Virtual Reality gear with a few great games like Half-Life Alyx and Beat Saber, as well as some drawing programs. It was great fun, but we don’t know if we will ever get her back to real life.
Modern Gamer Melissa is off on a holiday road trip this week, keeping safe from COVID-19 as she goes of course. Before she left, she picked up the ultimate road trip plaything, a Nintendo Switch Lite. She reviews it this week, playing with Mario and friends from the road.
GIN reviews a microphone from TONOR that offers great quality for podcasters on a budget. Our reviewer tested this one out for a few weeks with everything from podcasting to streaming games with friends, and it always offered crystal clear audio, which is a shock given the low cost.
Zoinks! Scooby-Doo Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is a lighthearted take on the clever Betrayal at House on the Hill boardgame that is just as fun as the original, but more suited for players of all ages. And Jenkies, this is a fun game to play!
As part of our look at toys and games aimed at younger players, we test out the Oaxis My First Drone, a funny toy of very little brain, though its antics are sometimes pretty amusing. It might sound like a swarm of angry bees in flight, but this little guy would not hurt a fly.
Cats, dogs, Guinea pigs, and unicorns, oh my! It’s the one year anniversary of Shop Titans, and the game is celebrating by offering players free pets and a host of other amazing features. We check back in on a Modern Gamer favorite.