Doing our part in the blogger baby boom, my wife and I welcomed our first child last Friday. Our little girl appears to be a gamer before birth - she arrived over a week late becasuse she wanted to get in just one more round of the "practice kidney shots on mommy" game - but both are doing well. Ironically, despite the fact that I still do not own World of Warcraft's new expansion two weeks post launch, this addition to the family may make WoW a must-subscribe game for the near future.
The game itself is pretty much literally Pokemon down to duels with enemy trainers - good thing you can't copyright a game concept. That said, the brilliance of this system is that I can perform it on my own characters (progress is account-wide), with my own existing stable of pets (well over 100 from before pet battles). I suppose the catch is that I don't really have as much reason to care about catching new pets given how many I already own - I already have pets with cool looks, unusual skills, and all the families. Even so, it's a well-implemented addition that no other MMO does nearly so well, and happens to fill a niche for the new parent.