Wizard101 Pet-a-palooza giveaway

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If you have kids that like video games, you probably know why a pet giveaway for Wizard101 is a big deal. Pets are a big part of the family-friendly MMO that uses a card-based combat system doused in magical powers. You can collect them, train them, level them, splice their DNA with other pets, use them in browser minigame tie-ins, and plenty else.

And if you know anything about kids, you know that they want the new shiny thing, and there are plenty of shiny new things in these pet codes we're giving away. Read on to see how you can win.

The importance of playing games with your kids

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We constantly hear about the "perils" of gaming and the "corrupting" influence our favorite hobby has on young generations, but the positive side of gaming rarely gets its time in the spotlight. I recently had a quick chat with Tom Purdue, a new community manager for KingsIsle--the dev team behind Wizard101 and Pirate101--where we chatted about the positive influence that parents playing videogames with their kids can have.

Kid-friendly MMO Pirate101 announced by makers of Wizard101

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Gamer daddies and mommas have had a longtime ally in KingsIsle, the dev studio behind Wizard101, which has been one of the most entertaining kid-friendly MMOs out there for several years. Just yesterday the studio announced their next offering, Pirate101, which trades in the card-game combat of Wizards for turn-based strategy and throws the whole thing in a pirate world where galleons fly among the stars.