Unravel: The Gorgeous Game that just might turn this non-gamer into a gamer

Unravel_E3 Screen2I am not a gamer.  I have never played Mario Kart.  I have never tried Halo.  I have never even seen Grand Theft Auto I, II,III,IV, or V.

But last week, I attended the Electronic Arts (EA)  Preview of it’s upcoming games, and I think I may have seen the game that will turn me into a gamer: Unravel.Unravel_LogoUnravel_Logo

Unravel introduces Yarny, a deceptively simple character made from a single thread of yarn, who embarks on a seemingly larger than life journey through the breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia. Using Yarny’s thread and big heart, players traverse nature’s obstacles.  Swing over a tree gap or hitch a ride on a flying kite. Use ingenuity and physics (yes, physics) to figure out how to get up, around, and through real-world obstacles.  Run out of Yarn?  Simply back and up rewind.  Yarny keeps going.  There’s no using up your lives here.  Told completely without words, Yarny is about the bonds that tie everything together.Continue Reading

The Last Disconnected Summer

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Why an admitted tech addict mourns the loss of her kids’ tech free summers.   Every summer, for the past six years, my kids have been disconnected from the digital world for seven weeks straight while they swim and bike and canoe and do every land sport imaginable at sleepaway camp. But this summer is […]

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9 Tips for Broadway Theatre Goers

  A few years ago I published a version of this post about what NOT to do when seeing a Broadway Show.  Evidently, not enough people saw it, as this past week saw one audience member JUMP ONTO THE STAGE (!) to plug in his cell phone at Hand To God, and another text so […]

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Family Volunteer Vacation: The Prequel


How I decided to take my family on a family volunteer trip to a Holler in West Virginia to celebrate my birthday. If you’ve ever read anything on my blog, you know this is the year I’m turning 50.  For my husband’s 50th, a few years ago, we went on a family trip to South […]

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