What a family wants from its video-game and technology hardware is different to that of an avid younger gamer. While graphics and sound are important, backwards compatibility, robustness and battery life also feature high on the list.
These group tests of phones, tablets and games consoles are tailored to the demands of modern family life. For example this is an iPhone, iPad battery test with Fruit Ninja:
We carried out a family time lapse to put the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS to the test on battery, volume and brightness:
Last year we also gathered together a full history of Nintendo handheld consoles and set them going to see which would last the longest: