Mario in the Family

Gamer families and their stories.

Mario in the Family

Most of us never played videogames with our parents, but that doesn't mean they don't have anything to teach us about them. Tom Endo recalls his father's observations about the games he played as a youth, and how they shaped his future opinions about the medium.

Mario in the Family

Progressive parents have long known that videogames are a great motivator in their kids' lives. But for Jamie Dunston and her son Pearce, gaming is much more than that: It's a way for her to help him overcome some of the most difficult challenges posed by autism.

Mario in the Family

Videogames can bring people together, but for Tetsuhiko Endo, games were always a reminder of what set his brother and him apart.

Mario in the Family

Minesweeper, Solitaire and Brain Age might be videogames, but playing them doesn't really make you a gamer ... right? Ed McNeill reexamines his family's gaming habits - and his own flawed perceptions about who gamers really are.

Mario in the Family

Many politicians and talk-show psychologists would have you believe that videogames are the single greatest threat to the American family. But for Rob Sullivan, games provided the foundation for a strong, lasting relationship with his father.