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  • Parent Trap Nintendo Switch Takes on Tablets

    A family perspective on Nintendo's next-gen system

    While it will take a while for the news to sink in fully, the Nintendo Switch has got quite a few things right for families. Most importantly it has one single feature to communicate and doubles down on that with its name. Switch underlines the double value families can get here by covering the...

  • News ​Skylanders Creator App Turns Your Wii U Skylanders Into Physical Toys

    Getting creative

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5n-XOfGAxI Activision has just unveiled its Skylanders Creator app. This sucks characters from the console version of Imaginators and enables players to tweak and order 3D printed versions of their creations - as well as T-Shirts and Cards, too. The app is quite low-tech in its connectivity. Select...

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  • Parent Trap Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Gets Personal

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets asked some probing Poké-questions

    Creating games for children is tricky because it's the small things that make the biggest difference. My kids often get as much fun from unintended consequences of the main game as they do completing the campaign. I've been reminded of this while playing Pokémon Super Mystery...

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  • Parent Trap The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on why amiibo is such a hit in his house

    Spending an afternoon unboxing Wave 2 amiibo figures got my boys more than a little excited, but along with the frenzied Christmas joy they quickly latched on to just how detailed these toys are. We first caught up with Wave 1 amiibos Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Peach before getting...

  • Parent Trap amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload

    More than meets the eye

    Toys and video games used to compete for family spending power at supermarket check-outs. The recent trend in toy-video-game crossovers does away with this rivalry, but for families makes purchasing decisions all the more confusing. With amiibo joining the likes Skylanders and Disney Infinity (not to mention more niche...

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