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Videogame reviews for the whole family, not just the kids. I dig out videogame experiences to intrigue and interest grownups and children. This is post-hardcore gaming where accessibility, emotion and storytelling are as important as realism, explosions and bravado.

Everyone's a gamer these days, but reviewers like to talk as if it's the reserve of the elite hardcore. Sure, graphics and sound used to be important to me, but these days I choose games that make me smile, or intrigue me. The problem is finding those experiences that will really work for me amidst all the hype and noise.

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Skylanders Trap Team is announced here's my first look and interview about the game... read now

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Here are my Skylanders Swap Force let's play videos collected together in one place... watch now

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Skylanders Swap Force lands at Toys R Us and we get a sneak peak of the unboxing... watch now

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Skylanders Swap Force hands on with the game on PS4 for a good impression of game-play and sound in HD... watch now

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Animal Crossing New Leaf is the next big first party title to expand the 3DS lineup. It promises the usual unique joys of the series while at the same time expanding game play in new directions... watch now

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Greg Edmonson loves what he does, maybe a little too much. Talking over a crackly long distant line, he quickly put me at ease as we both enthused over his recent Firefly and Uncharted projects... read now

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Skylanders Swap Force was announced at a New York press event on Time Square. Here are all the details and videos... watch now

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After much speculation and rumour, today Activision drew back the curatin on the next iteration of their toys-to-life genre, Skylanders: Swap Force. The game introduces new Swap Force characters that seperate at the waist and can be mixed and matched for different combinations of abilities... watch now

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The force is strong with this one. With it's potential for Star Wars characters in game and as toys, Disney Infinity is an interesting new game for Lucasfilm fans from Disney Interactive. It promises to bring a Skylanders-style experience, based on Disney movies and characters. In this series of FamilyGamerTV special episodes, we get hands-on with the figures and the game to see what is in store for Summer 2013... watch now

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