Do you have young children aged 2-8? Would you like to introduce them to computers and the interwebs in a safe environment, while at the same time helping them develop cognitive skills? Tucoola.com is a safe place online for young children and their parents that features fun video games designed to help kids develop valuable skills. According toTucoola:
As parents, we always look for ways to improve our children’s chances for a gainful, successful, and enjoyable life… Tucoola’s concept was born from the awareness of parents’ desire to gain access to complete, real-time information related to the development of their children’s basic skills and learning ability. Tucoola’s team developed a platform that enables us to provide parents with a unique service that monitors, measures, assesses, and enhances the development progress of children aged 2-8 by employing fun games in accordance with their age… Tucoola is committed to helping parents understand their children’s strengths and weaknesses in addition to concurrently providing the parents with the tools required to support their child/children to reach his/her/their full potential. Enhancing basic skills such as language acquisition, visual memory, auditory memory, attention, hand-eye coordination, multidimensional perception and planning will ensure that your child will reach his/her full potential, both academically and financially.
Tucoola is organized into three zones: The Children’s Zone which includes games, coloring pages, & videos, The Parent’s Zone which includes monitoring/progress reports & sample games, and The Together Zone which includes things that parents and children can do together like games for 2, videos, & art.
Do you love video games? Do you love a good stiff drink? TheDrunkenMoogle.com is a blog that explores the place where video games and adult beverages collide, including video game themed drinks, video game drinking games, art, glassware, and more. According to The Drunken Moogle:
The Drunken Moogle is a blog devoted to what might be the two best things this side of Hyrule: video games and booze. Though the generation of gamers who grew up with Mario, Sonic, and Final Fantasy gains new interests, some hobbies never change. We at TDM are dedicated to bringing the evolving gamer the perfect pairing between gaming and drinking culture. Keep checking back, because the next best thing is right around the corner.
The Drunken Moogle is taking suggestions so if you know a good drink, drinking game, or anything else video game and alcohol related, send it in and share.
Do you love playing video games? Would you like to git a little more from your games? GameFAQs.com is a website that posts all the video game facts you need to get the most out of your gaming experience, incuding video game cheats, reviews, FAQs, message boards, and more. According to GameFAQs:
Every month, millions of gamers come to GameFAQs for all the nitty-gritty details on how to play and beat nearly 100,000 games… GameFAQs is an online archive of video and computer game information, codes, walkthroughs, hints, message boards, save games files, and of course, FAQs. Everything on the site is contributed freely by various members of the public and is available for free private use to all visitors. If you’re stuck on a game, want to find out more information about it, or just like reading about upcoming and past games, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for here.
Platforms include: 3DS, DS, iPhone, NGP, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, and more. GameFAQs also includes Boards (discussion forums), Answers (give or get help with other users for your favorite games), My Games (build your game collection, track and rate games), and much more.
Do you love browsing the interwebs for funny pictures with even funnier captions? Do you love video games? Halolz.com is blog that posts video game screen shots with hilarious captions and other video game humor. According to Halolz:
What is it? Well, it’s sort of a cross between video games and LOLCATS! We all know adding captions to things (especially with poor grammar and spelling!) makes them funnier, so why not apply that time-tested scientific reasoning to the world of video games? Despite the name of the site being a reference to the video game Halo, HALOLZ is actually open to any and all video game images and captions, including those of the LOLCAT variety! However with the recent release of Halo 3 and its ability to let players generate their own screenshots with ease, the site definitely has some bias towards that particular series!
Halolz is taking submissions so if you have any good video game humor or video game screen shots, slap a humorous caption on it and send it in.
Do you love video games? Do you have a hard time keeping up with all the different gaming systems and latest releases? Shacknews.com is a news website that is all about gaming, covering all the major platforms including PC games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii. According to Shacknews:
From its humble beginnings in the early days of online video game coverage more than a decade ago, Shacknews has grown to become one of the leading gaming sites on the internet. Shacknews covers games across every major platform with news and in-depth previews and interviews, and is home to a large community of dedicated gamers.
Want to discuss the latest in gaming with fellow gamers? Shacknews also includes a chat thread.
Ninjakiwi.com is website with a huge variety of free online games. According to Ninja Kiwi: “We showcase a combination of exclusive and non-exclusive Ninja Kiwi games, and the very best and newest of other games available on the web. Ninja Kiwi Games is simply the best source of new and original free online games available.” Some of the categories include: Bloons games, tower defense, puzzle, arcade, action, and racing.