Shared Screen Multiplayer games create a multiplayer experience where players all share the same screen space. Rather than splitting the screen into portions for each player the game scales to fit each player in view even when they are a long way apart. Football and fighting games often take this approach as the shared view doesn't impede the players ability to take part in the action.
Just Dance Kids takes all the best features from the older Just Dance games and wraps them up a younger demographic. Keeping the classic Just Dance play style by choosing songs that suit the younger player make this ideal for young families... read now
Just Dance Juniors takes all the best features from the older Just Dance games and wraps them up in both Nursery Rhythm and Classic Children's Pop. You have the option to see how age appropriate each song is and the dancers are all of the younger variety... read now
Skulls of the Shogun is a mash-up of strategy and action as well as sorcery and warfare. Featuring four-player local multiplayer and a seamless progress saving feature across Microsoft devices, this promises to be a unique title... read now
The Nintendo Wii U is now here! To our amazement, one of our resident gaming families had not previously heard of the new console or the features it offers. In this Family Gamer TV, we put them in control of Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros U to gauge their reaction... watch now
Skylanders Giants comes with a great range of figures. Over the weeks, FamilyGamerTV has brought reviews and unboxing videos of all of the Skylanders Giants figures. Here, they are all collected in one place for you to watch, enjoy and decide on your favourite characters... watch now
Skylanders Giants is well and truly with us, but we discover that many people aren't aware of the new features, the new implications for figures they may already have and just what the buying options are... watch now
while Kinect Sports: Season Two ultimately awaits, this week i thought i would take a trip back and contexualize next week's review by first revisiting the original Kinect Sports. cast your mind back then, if you will, to the winter of 2010: wooo-wavyflashbacklines-wooo... read now
Skylanders Giants has been a title we've been following for a long time. We've been priveleged to be able to bring you preview videos and behind the scenes interviews with the game's creators. We've collected here all of our episodes featuring developer interviews and insights into the technology. Enjoy!.. watch now
i have never been to Disneyland and always assumed that i'd hate it if i did, so it was refreshing to have my instincts confirmed by Kinect Disneyland Adventures, which is now almost certainly as close to the experience as i will ever by free choice come. however, whilst i thought i'd dislike it because of all the twee sparkles, menacing, giant, wide-eyed Disney character-employees with their painted-on smiles and the gender-essentialist, plastic-crap paraphernalia i'd be put under pressure to leave with, what i actually discovered in this game, however, was in fact far more sinister... read now
my challenge this week, should i choose to accept it, or not, was to push back the sofa, move the rug aside, put on my dancing shoes and get on point with Dance Central 2 for Kinect. and the level of cliché in that opening sentence should instantly give you an idea of just how tired of life it has left me. on a scale of one to protest-suicide, i'm at about a 7.8 right now... read now
To get another perspective on the 3DS XL, we talk to the Mum of a family of gamers. Fresh back from holiday experiences with the 3DS, we show her the new hardware and gauge her reaction to the look and feel, practicalities and lack of charger with the new device, alongside the new design's impact on helping younger players with tricky moments in games... watch now
With a range of new Skylanders figures set to storm our shores, Family Gamer TV takes a look at the hints available for new figures incoming and speculates what may appear in the future. We discuss new Giants, new Lightcore figures as well as whole new Skylanders characters and a range of re-posed figures for Skylanders series two... watch now
FamilyGamer TV takes a good look at the new 3DS XL handheld with the assistance of a junior presenter. We also look back at the history of Nintendo's handheld consoles and how the new XL version of the 3D handheld fits in... watch now
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
What sort of gamer are you?
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: