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Parent Trap: Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

FGTV learns more about cross-platform compatibility for Wii U, Wii and 3DS

The natural way of things in the video game world is be to moved on to the next generation of console pretty quickly. The Wii has changed all that, for better or worse. Millions of families who don't consider themselves avid gamers still have that little white box tucked...

Parent Trap: Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has a yarn Yoshi, don't hate him

It may seem that the knitted amiibo for Yoshi's Woolly World are simply a gimmick. However, for children the difference here is more than aesthetic. They mark a new toys to life trend of offering playable toys rather than collectable figurines for the shelf. Of course, historically toys...

News: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Publisher remaining tight-lipped about "complementary" versions

While there has been lots of noise and pizzazz around the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at E3, not so much attention has been spent on the Wii and 3DS versions. When Superchargers was announced it was clear that both Wii and 3DS were not the same as the other console...

Video: Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

Take Another Look at the Skylanders SuperChargers Bowser and Donkey Kong amiibo in Action

A behind-closed-doors preview

While it probably wasn't an announcement to prompt huge buzz in the E3 audience, Nintendo scored a commercial coup with the arrival of big N-themed Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs, featuring exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong figures that also function as amiibo. Just yesterday we posted a gallery of the press...

News: That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

The Force is strong in these fresh assets

Disney has just revealed another play set for the forthcoming Disney Infinity 3.0, and this time around it's based on everyone's favourite Star Wars trilogy - the original one. The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set takes key moments from Episodes IV to VII, placing you in the shoes of Luke...

News: Parent Trap: ​Splatoon Gets Family Tested, And Comes Through With Flying Colours

Parent Trap: ​Splatoon Gets Family Tested, And Comes Through With Flying Colours

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson investigates Nintendo's new smash-hit

With Splatoon out in the wild we can get a first proper impression of how the game is going down with families. With this in mind I checked in with the Huo family to see how they'd taken to the local and online components of Nintendo's new shooter. They took a while to get used to...

News: ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

"You didn't say the magic word"

The latest Lego Jurassic World trailer shows more of the game and its customisable dinosaurs. It also comes with details of pre-order bonus for PlayStation and Xbox owners - but there's no news of anything similar on the Wii U. In the trailer we see the usual Lego hub world and platforming game-play along with the...

Hands On: Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

The Force is strong in this one

After much anticipation we finally got our hands on the Star Wars levels in Disney Infinity 3.0 in London last week. There's a little time before launch still but the headline here is that things feel very polished and locked down already - we came away very impressed. Having had a play with the Toy Box game-creator...

Hands On: Disney Infinity Toy Box 3.0 Brings A Fresh Mario Kart Rival To Wii U

Disney Infinity Toy Box 3.0 Brings A Fresh Mario Kart Rival To Wii U

Sumo Digital works its magic once more

Getting hands-on with the Toy Box for Disney Infinity 3.0 was more than a little interesting, not least because of the Star Wars content and characters therein. At an event in London yesterday we had a chance to experiment with the new game creator as well as try both the Toy Box Takeover adventure and Toy Box...

Parent Trap: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Makes Chess Players Of Us All

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Makes Chess Players Of Us All

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on old and new turn-based strategy

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. creates a knife edge multiplayer challenge for families with as much to commend it as Chess. Fighting talk I know, but this 3DS game made me reconsider how I see (and limit) video games in the home. While few have ambitions for their children to get really good at...

News: Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

We break down the major details

Disney Infinity 3.0 has been announced and features play-sets and characters from every Star Wars movie, alongside improved cross-franchise compatibility and play-sets for Inside Out and Marvel. With a strong announcement from Lego Dimensions and expected news on the next Skylanders game, this is an impressive...

Parent Trap: Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson reveals why Lego fever is gripping his home

With each year of parenting comes new challenges and, it seems, a new video game craze to spend money on. After Skylanders, Disney Infinity and amiibo, this year we also have to contend with Lego Dimensions. As you've likely seen, this offers a Toys to Life experience with...

Parent Trap: What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on the future of Lego video games

Recent rumours of a new Toys to Life product from Lego has the internet buzzing and has made my kids put on their inventor hats. If you missed it, this is the news that Warner will team up with Lego for a new title called Lego Dimensions to compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and...