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Video game livechat with Steve Tilley

- March 27th, 2013

Got something on your mind, gamers? Why not chat with Button Masher Steve Tilley about it.

Ask him about the latest games and consoles, the rise indie games, women in the gaming industry, or whatever else is on your mind at our live video game chat at 2.p.m. ET. today. Trust me, this dude knows his stuff.

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Nine-year-old’s RPG Kickstarter sparks backlash

- March 25th, 2013

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What began as a cute and inspirational story about a girl gamer has turned into a major divisive issue.

When news first broke about nine-year-old Mackenzie Wilson’s Kickstarter to create her own RPG, the coverage — including ourswas largely positive Her goal was to raise $829 to cover the cost of a programming camp. She’s since earned more than $21,000.

Since the story went big, folks have been digging up info MacKenzie’s mom, Susan Wilson, who is managing the Kickstarter. Among their findings: She’s the former CEO of a debt-collecting firm, she was named one of Fortune’s Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs and she was among CNN’s most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Also, she once bought a very expensive pair of shoes.

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Girl, 9, raises $14K on Kickstarter to create RPG

- March 22nd, 2013

Move over, brogrammers. The next generation is here, in the form of an entrepreneurial nine-year-old blonde girl on a scooter.

As of writing this, Mackenzie Wilson, 9, has raised more than $14,000 on Kickstarter to create a role-playing video game. She — or, more accurately, her mom — set up the page two days ago, asking for a paltry $829.

Most people call me Kenzie. I’m 9, in 3rd grade, and I’m getting straight A’s. I’ve always been the tallest person in my class and this year I’m actually taller than my teacher. I love computers, video games, apps, and role playing games – especially Magic the Gathering and Borderlands 2 that I get to play with my Dad (because my 15 & 16 year old brothers are too mean to play with me). But we do have D&D tournaments on the weekends which is cool. My favorite PS3 game right now is Dragon Age II.

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