Tag Archives: family

Games Media Profile: Everybody Plays

Ian Morris, editor of inclusive family-friendly games website Everybody Plays, explains the importance of knowing the age suitability of kids’ titles – and why next-gen isn’t for everyone yet What are you working on at the moment? At the moment, all hands are on deck building up our coverage for …

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Sony aims to win over families with new PS3

Sony wants to capture the lucrative family market with its new 12GB PlayStation 3. The firm has bundled two of the biggest family products coming this Christmas with the console. Parents can get a pack that includes the firm’s new Wonderbook offering, as well as a set that features the …

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INTERVIEW: Martin Good, THQ

For all its focus on core gaming, THQ still has a very successful and growing kids, family and casual business. Christopher Dring quizzes the division’s executive vice president Martin Good It is easy to forget with all the Homefront hype, Saints Row momentum and endless Danny Bilson interviews that there …

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Rare: Kinect will go beyond casual games

Kinect’s launch line-up provides no foretoken to the wild ideas that the peripheral will provide in the future, a tech executive at Rare believes. Nick Burton admitted that Kinect’s software launch line-up has an understandable air of predictability – with its sports and family titles – but insisted the tech …

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Xbox Live gets family friendly

A subtle revamp of the Xbox interface will help Microsoft further its reach into mainstream and family audiences. At Gamescom last week, the firm was demoing the various ways its Kinect camera improves the interface – and told MCV it wants to make the experience ‘more fun for new users’. …

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Kinect paves way for expansion beyond the core

On the face of it Microsoft’s 129.99 RRP for Kinect suggests that the company may not be chasing the family market so much as striving to further monetise its existing Xbox 360 userbase. But the European VP of interactive entertainment business Chris Lewis has insisted to MCV that Kinect remains …

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GAME: Kinect excites customers

Leading games retailer GAME has unsurprisingly welcomed Microsoft’s announcement that it is aiming high by giving the Xbox 360 motion camera Kinect a high-end RRP of 129.99 in the UK. At E3 in June, we were lucky enough to play with Kinect and can say that it truly is ground-breaking …

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Activision targets families this Xmas

Activision Blizzard is currently touring Britain’s hottest retail locations to raise awareness of its family-orientated Christmas line-up. The publisher has been showcasing titles such as DJ Hero and Tony Hawk: Ride to a wider audience at major shopping centres every weekend since October 31st. The Activision Nationwide Shopping Tour aims …

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Bilbo and Sauron getting casual makeover

The large-scale brawls of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy may have to date proved more suited to button-bashing console brawlers, but Warner is hoping to win over the casual audience with a new take on J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic. there’s plenty more over on CasualGaming.biz …

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Namco Bandai announces new Family Trainer

Publisher Namco Bandai is to release a second instalment to its Family Trainer franchise on Wii this autumn in the UK. Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge will again utilise both the WiiMote and Namco’s own Family Trainer Mat and will boast activities such as wakeboarding, rock climbing and base jumping. The …

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