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Here are the different styles of games we write about:

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AfterZoom DSi-ware
Augmented Reality (AR) Games 3DS
Augmented Reality Museum Tour for iOS iPad

EyePet PS3

FGTV 2.68: PS3 Move with Wonderbook and Tumble PS3 Move
FGTV : Skylanders Giants Behind the Scenes 360
FGTV : Skylanders Giants Unboxing Shows Marathon! PS3
FGTV: 3DS Holiday Test 3DS
FGTV: Kinect Sesame Street and Nat Geo TV Interview with Josh Atkins 360
FGTV: Nintendogs 3DS
FGTV: Pop Fizz, Fright Rider and Chill Wii
FGTV: Skylanders Giants In-depth Developer Interview Wii
FGTV: Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Unboxing, Treerex, Game and new Portal Wii
FGTV: Wonderbook PS3
Face Raiders 3DS
Football Manager 2012 PC

Invizimals PSP

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure Kinect
Kinect Sesame Street TV 360
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance 3DS

Let's Play Skylanders Swap Force Wii
Little Deviants PS Vita
LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3
LittleBigPlanet 2 Machinima PS3

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity 3DS

Reality Fighters PS Vita

Shifting World 3DS
Skylanders Swap Force 360
Skylanders Trap Team 360
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 3DS
Spyro Skylanders PS3
Starfox 64 3D 3DS

Tetris: Axis 3DS

Wappy Dog DS
Wii Fit U Wii U
Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler PS3

Zombi U Wii U

Augmented Reality games overlay the play space on a real time view of the world. A camera usually feeds in the view and the player is tasked with playing through the environment.

These games often introduce easily identifiable tokens so the player can interact with the virtual gamespace more easily - such as EyePet on the PS3. Augmented reality games are often combined with GPS location tracking technology to enable players to progress in the game by visiting certain real world locations. Geocaching is an example of a GPS augmented reality game where players use a GPS device to locate hidden containers that have been placed anywhere in the world.

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

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More Trap Team video content from Family Gamer TV... watch now

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I'm planning to have a close look at the Wii version of Skylanders Swap Force to compare it to how the Wii version of Disney Infinity worked. So i've been watching these Swap Force Let's Play Videos... watch 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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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is the next in the series of popular Pokemon spin-off games. The usual favourite elements will return, alongside new multiplayer and a potentially infinite number of levels... read now

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Tumble is a downloadable title for Playstation Move. PS Move has been around for a while, but it's surprising to look back and take stock of just how much great PS Move content is available for families. This week, FamilyGamerTV sits down with our gaming family to look at a few great Move games... watch now

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Sesame Street Kinect is a new kind of product for young players, combining the non-participatory entertainment of a TV show with the interaction of a video game. In this FamilyGamerTV, we talk to creative director Josh Atkins to find out more about the new title... watch now

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Skylanders Giants continues to be exciting and popular with its unique mix of console gameplay and real-world toys. This week, we present a trio of unboxing videos, featuring the characters Pop Fizz, Fright Rider and Chill... watch now

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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

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Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler is the next title to use the fun PS3 Wonderbook item, featuring a hard-boiled (but family-friendly!) private detective bookworm, setting out to solve a series of crimes. This time, the crime scene is in your living room... read now

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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

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Wonderbook: Book of Spells gives players the chance to go deeper into the Harry Potter world. In this pair of interviews with the game's Director, Dave Ranyard, we get a glimpse inside the game and find out about future plans for the Wonderbook peripheral. We also put Wonderbook into the hands of a real family!.. watch now

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Kinect Sesame Street TV is an interactive TV series, lifted straight from the current production of Sesame Street. It responds to young children's instinctive desire to interact with the screen, but carries on being an entertaining TV show if the living-room participants don't feel like joining in... read now

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Wonderbook is a new Move title for the Playstation 3, featuring popup magic and spells from a book in your living room based on new Harry Potter content created exclusively by J.K. Rowling. With our kids well accustomed to the physical presence of game items, through Skylanders Giants, we look at how they take to Wonderbook and how this game can contribute to our family routine... watch now

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With excitement building around Skylanders Giants for Christmas, Family Gamer TV secured a huge interview with the series' developer to find out as much information as we could about this and future plans... watch now

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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

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We persuade the Pestridge to take a 3DS on their family holiday to Spain to find out how good the eShop games, 3D Camera, Letter Box and Internet Browser are when out on the road... watch now

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Is Nintendogs is a possible ideal solution for the gaming-sceptic family? In this week's Family Gamer TV, we talk to one such family and see how well Nintendogs earns a place in family life and its leftfield application in fending off requests for real pets. We also talk about how playing games fits into family life for the different kids and what age it is ideal for children to start with videogames... watch now

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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

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Zombi U harks back to the survival-horror genre and an ambitious attempt to push the Wii U gamepad's new features into a traditional adventure gaming experience. But will it alienate parents from the previously super-safe Wii brand?.. read now

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More posts:

Jun 2012

Wii Fit U Wii U News

Apr 2012

Augmented Reality Museum Tour for iOS iPad Review
Shifting World 3DS News
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 3DS News

Mar 2012

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure Kinect News

Feb 2012

Face Raiders 3DS Review

Dec 2011

Little Deviants PS Vita News
Reality Fighters PS Vita News

Nov 2011

Football Manager 2012 PC Review
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance 3DS News

Oct 2011

Tetris: Axis 3DS News
Novel Gamer Show | Starfox 64 3D 3DS Review
Novel Gamer Show | Spyro Skylanders PS3 Preview

Sep 2011

Wappy Dog DS News

May 2011

Novel Gamer Show | LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Podcast
LittleBigPlanet 2 Machinima PS3 Review
AfterZoom DSi-ware News

Feb 2011

Augmented Reality (AR) Games 3DS Review

Dec 2009

Invizimals PSP Review

Oct 2009

EyePet PS3 Review

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