We caught up with creative director Josh Atkins to find out what the first two 2-Way-TV Kinect titles have to offer families beyond traditional TV. He tells us about the interactive nature of the experience and how Kinect was a better fit for this than both PS3 Move and the Wii — both in terms … Continue reading Kinect Sesame Street and Nat Geo TV Interview with Josh Atkins (FGTV 2.67)
We caught up with Paul Reiche, Studio Head for Skylanders Giants, en route to the Bafta’s to find out how the launch had gone and what was next for the franchise. As the different Wave of figures hit stores and start flying off shelves it was interesting to hear Reiche’s responses to the timing and … Continue reading Skylanders Swap Force – Paul Reiche Talks Bafta, Lasers, Light-sensors, Voice, GPS & Boomer
I caught up with Paul Reiche, CEO of Toys for Bob the creators of Skylanders Giants, in a London members club for an afternoon fireside chat. In what turned out to be my longest interview to date for FGTV, it was good to be able to get into more detail about the game and the … Continue reading In-Depth Skylanders Giants Developer Interview (2.33)
We join the Grant family as they try Brave: The Video Game, which is now available in stores on 360, PS3, Wii and DS. Their two children (12 and 13) make their way through the main story to help Merida recover her mother. Mum gets in on the puzzle solving and Kinect archery and rekindles … Continue reading Family Review of Brave: The Video Game (FGTV 2.21)
We talk to Martin about the games he plays, as he gets ready for his daughter (3) to play some games on the iPad, Wii and Xbox. He suggests that information and advice from friends and family is key to making the right decisions about games for your family.
We catch up with the Pestridges children (7, 9) to see what they and their parents have been playing since we last talked. We suggest they might enjoyed App Mates Cars 2 on iPad which had just had a new set of maps released. They talk about problems playing Kinect with lots of people in … Continue reading Top Family Videogames, Forza 4, App Mates 2, Air Wings, Kinectimals, F1 2011 (FGTV 2.14)
Skylanders Giants announced, and we are in New York to get a first hand look at the game and Skylanders Giant figures. Also looks at new series 2 and light-core skylanders figures. Track new US Skylanders: http://amzn.to/skylanders-us Track new UK Skylanders: http://amzn.to/skylanders-uk Skylanders Giants Details: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/family_wii_skylanders-giants.htm Name of the credits music track: “Win This Race” … Continue reading Skylanders Giants Hands On (FGTV 1.25)
This week we introduce designer dad Tim to the uDraw Wii controller before having a look at new releases like Super Mario 3D Land, GoldenEye 360/PS3 and Zelda Skyward Sword. — The title song “Win This Race” by the artist “Piccadilly Circus” is used with permission, according to the istockphoto.com license agreement.
Family Gamer TV meets gaming mum Vanessa. She talks about her history with the Wii and how Kinect compares. Just Dance 3 is her game of choice this week, something I follow up with news about the recently released Kinect Sports 2. — The title song “Win This Race” by the artist “Piccadilly Circus” is … Continue reading Family Gamer TV 1.6 – Just Dancing Mum, Dance Central and Kinect Sports 2