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Apparently, Kids Eat Less After They Play Angry Birds

Video games aren't generally associated with healthy eating habits. As such, you might be surprised to learn that screen time actually reduces food intake - at least, according to Nick Bellissimo, a professor of nutrition at Ryerson University.

Breaking Bad Toys No Longer Available At Toys R Us. If Fake Meth Is On Your Kid's Christmas List, You'll Need To Shop Elsewhere

If a Breaking Bad toy set is on your child’s Christmas list and you intended to do your Christmas shopping a little early this year, don’t expect to find what you are looking for at Toys R Us. The toy dolls, with likeness to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, were pulled from the retailer’s shelves after a Florida mom petitioned to have it removed. Wait, Breaking Bad figurines aren’t on your child’s Christmas list?

Hover Ball: A Ball Safe Enough To Play With In The House

Wham-O brings you the Hover Ball and they claim it is the only soccer ball that floats like magic. If we are splitting hairs—or in Wham-O’s case, balls—the Hover Ball is not a ball. It’s a half of a ball. And it doesn’t hover as much as it slides or glides. It may appear to float, but it doesn’t actually float. No magic involved. But Hover Ball is a soccer ball that is designed to be safe enough to play with in the house.

Want To Play Chess In The Round?

You and a couple of friends are hanging out together and you decide that you want to play a board game. All three of you are in the mood for a rousing (?) game of chess but who has to sit out on deck for a few hours? What to do? Well, odd as it seems all you need to do is get this intriguing Three Player Circular Chess set. The game play manages to retain all of the rules and strategies of classic chess.

Want To Play With The Walking Dead This Halloween?

There are a number of reasons that you may choose to stay in this Halloween, from bad weather to a touch of a cold. You can still have a good time though. Just plan a simple buffet of body parts with barbecue sauce, some Klingon blood wine, and some pistachio pudding (pus). Put The Monster Mash on the stereo. With just the family or a few close friends you can get out The Walking Dead Monopoly and have a totally creepy and scary time. Winner gets the Gummy Cockroach.

From The Modder Who Brought You The Xbox Laptop, Say Hello To The Playbook 4

Ever wanted to play Destiny at a coffee shop? Got a hankering for Infamous: Second Son on the bus? You might want to get in touch with hardware modder Ed Zarick, then. He's turned Sony's immensely popular gaming console into a laptop - the Playbook 4.

Create Tracks Or Highways With PlayTape. Chugga Chugga, Vroom, Vroom!

Sometimes the best inventions come from the simplest ideas. Slice bread and then bag it? Genius. Markers that wash off of walls and clothes? Thank you! And now tape with highway or railroad track designs that can be used anytime and anywhere your kid wishes to drive their automobiles? Brilliant. Invented by InRoad Toys and made in the United States, PlayTape will soon be the best alternative to hard-to-put-together toy railroad and car track sets that come with too many pieces and too much frustration for little hands.


Three Monkeys Is A Game Made Entirely For The Blind - And It's Part Of A Burgeoning Genre

Video games are, above all, a visual experience. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking that fact precludes certain people from experiencing them - anyone with severely impaired vision, for instance. Now, however, there's a new camp of developers creating games designed entirely for the blind.

Want To Play PS4 Games On Your Smartphone? Sony's New Xperia Phone Can Do That

One much-touted feature of the PS4 was Remote Play - the ability to stream games to a secondary device. Unfortunately, it didn't see much use - it was exclusive to the Vita. That's changed - Sony's unveiled a new Xperia phone with full support for streaming. Spoiler alert; it looks awesome.

PowerWing: Cross Between A Scooter And A Ripstik

The holidays are right around the corner. Ok, maybe Christmas is more than two months away, but it's never too early to start shopping when you see a great gift. Razor's PowerWing, which looks like a cross between a scooter and a Ripstik, may just be the perfect gift for the kids.