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About Zach Rosenberg

is married and has one son. He's a gamer and world-class unicorn wrangler. You should follow him on Instagram. You can also find his writing on The Good Men Project and The Huffington Post, and HLN.
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Did I Make My Own ‘Awesome Mix’ to Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Yes I Did.
2 months ago

Did I Make My Own ‘Awesome Mix’ to Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Yes I Did.

(Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but words and memories are all mine.)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out today on Blu-ray, but most of you kids already got it on Digital HD when it came out August 8. But there’s something we need to talk about…

The Awesome Mix.

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Oh My God, Lay Off the Fidget Spinners
2 months ago

Oh My God, Lay Off the Fidget Spinners

By  •  Blog

People, lay off the fidget spinners.

No, I don’t mean our kids, who love them and are collecting them wherever and whenever they can. I mean you (and you and you and especially you). You’re such a wet blanket and you know it.

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Netflix in July: Castlevania! Friends From College! Rogue One! Castlevania!!
4 months ago

Netflix in July: Castlevania! Friends From College! Rogue One! Castlevania!!

(Disclosure: I’m partnered with Netflix as a #StreamTeam member. I was not directly compensated for this article. All words, thoughts and crippling nostalgia are mine.)

Every month, the Netflix life cycle evolves and we get some new content while saying goodbye to some old content. In July, we say goodbye to some old favorites (so watch them NOW before they’re gone) but say hello to some new, sexy content.

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Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children
5 months ago

Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children

(Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Ambassador and was provided one or more products mentioned in this article, but not for the purpose of this article. Words, opinions and ideas are mine.)

When we were kids, games were unforgiving and brutal. They taught us lessons about persistence and adaptation, but they also only catered to able-bodied people with lightning quick reflexes.

These days, games are different. One of the biggest criticisms I hear is that games are “soft” – that they’re not as punishing on folks and that some of the modes and options actually make games too easy. Well, I think some of these technologies and options are great.

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The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube Teaches Kids the Science of Sound
5 months ago

The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube Teaches Kids the Science of Sound

(DISCLOSURE: I’ve partnered with BOSEbuild and Life of Dad for this article. I was compensated and provided product, but opinions, words, photos and video are all my own.)

I can’t imagine my life without music. I bring speakers everywhere. I keep one in my bag as part of my everyday carry. I have a speaker I keep in the kitchen for when I’m doing dishes. I even have a speaker I bring outside for when I’m grilling. And I connect to these speakers wherever and whenever I want to make music of my own – through apps or with gadgets. My son loves music too – he goes to bed listening to a streaming station and we’ll oftentimes choose a station while doing homework together.

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NBA Playgrounds Is More NBA Jelly Than NBA JAM
5 months ago

NBA Playgrounds Is More NBA Jelly Than NBA JAM

By  •  Blog

I heard about NBA Playgrounds and knew I had to have it. An arcadey 2-on-2 basketball game promising big dunks and fast action harkening back to the days of NBA JAM.

Spoiler alert: some of these big dunks and fast action are delivered. But the game trips over its own shoelaces all too often. This is not an updated NBA JAM you can play with your kids.

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Free Comic Book Day: Tips for Parents Bringing Kids
6 months ago

Free Comic Book Day: Tips for Parents Bringing Kids

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday and I’m super excited to bring my son and see which comics we come home with! In my years going to Free Comic Book Day, I’ve come up with a couple of tips – most of these for parents, but great for anyone attending that day.

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Duh, Science: Parents that Play Pokémon GO with Their Kids Say the Game Has Non-Gaming Benefits
7 months ago

Duh, Science: Parents that Play Pokémon GO with Their Kids Say the Game Has Non-Gaming Benefits

By  •  News

In this week’s news that should have come out last calendar year, a recent study found that parents have reported benefits of Pokémon GO with their kids, aside from the obvious clout of catching ’em all.

A small-scale, qualitative survey out of the University of Washington found that parents reported spending more quality time and engaging in more conversation with their kids – in particular, fathers of girls, mothers of boys and parents of teenagers. No word in the study if parents reported the elation of hatching a fully-evolved Charizard from a 10km egg.

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