Author Profile for Jed Shaffer

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Aug272021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Time Management

Time is a luxury for parents, so how do gamer parents balance their time without feeling like they're getting left...

Jul262021
gamesA Gamer Parent's Week With Call Of Duty

Jed Shaffer spends a week with Call Of Duty: Black Ops IV to see what kids love about it in...

Jul122021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Gaming After COVID-19

As the world is finally starting to come out of the COVID-19 shadow, what should gamer parents expect in the...

Jun172021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: PC’s

Jed Shaffer turns his attentions to PC gaming and what parents need to be aware of in the latest Gamer...

Jun042021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction is real and it can be dangerous. Jed Shaffer takes a look at the topic in the...

May212021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Microsoft

What can gaming parents expect from Microsoft? What do you need to be aware of? Jed Shaffer investigates in the...

Apr162021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Sony

What can gaming parents expect from Sony? What do you need to be aware of? Jed Shaffer investigates in the...

Mar272021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Nintendo

Nintendo is billed as the "family-friendly" console, but is it really a family company and is their reputation all it's...

Mar102021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Tribalism

From the Playstation and Xbox to Nintendo and more, there are so many ways to game. So why do gamers...

Feb222021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Shovelware

Dealing with shovelware has been a part of the gaming experience for years, but how do you handle it as...

Feb082021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Gaming During Pregnancy

How does gaming change during the pregnancy? Jed Shaffer examines what awaits the gamer during those nine months in the...

Jan262021
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Gaming and Grief

Jed Shaffer looks at gaming in the face of loss and grief in the latest Gamer Parent's Strategy Guide...

Jan122021
gamesThe Gamer Parents Strategy Guide: The News Of 2020

Jed Shaffer looks at some of the year's biggest news stories of 2020 and how they reflect on gamer parents...

Dec282020
gamesA Gamer Parent's Week With Fortnite

Jed Shaffer puts his sanity on the line and experiences Fortnite first-hand for the good of all gamer parents in...

Dec142020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Game Ratings

Are all ratings created equal? Are the ratings boards even trustworthy? Jed Shaffer answers those questions and more in the...

Nov302020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Old Consoles

New consoles are out! But what to do with the old ones? Jed Shaffer considers the options in the latest...

Nov142020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Microtransactions

Microtransactions are the scourge of modern gaming, but how is a parent supposed to deal with them? Jed Shaffer looks...

Nov022020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: YouTubers

If you have a gamer kid, they're watching YouTube and/or Twitch. Should you be concerned? Jed Shaffer investigates takes a...

Oct192020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Dealing With Backlog

Everybody's got a list of backlogged video games that they need to get through. How do you handle it? Jed...

Oct022020
gamesThe Gamer Parent’s Strategy Guide: Next-Gen Consoles

New consoles are on the horizon. How does a parent handle this expensive minefield? Jed Shaffer takes a look in...