One of the most popular developments in family video-games over the last few years is the cross-over between virtual and physical play. Games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity use real toys to access in game content and characters.
Mobile gambling encompasses roulette, slots, blackjack, poker and sports betting, with wagers put on at the swipe of a finger within minutes of signing up to an online casino, and full HD graphics are now the norm.
I propose that Rockstar take a good look at themselves and think when including such nasty sequences and questionable morals into their games, they consider the all too probable notion that kids way under the age of eighteen will be playing along happily without guidance.
As Grand Theft Auto tops the charts and smashes entertainment records, PlayStation and Xbox executives at Sony and Microsoft are probably high-fiving themselves on how the console market has bounced back against many pundits expectations.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Bryan Williams from 2K Sports to talk all things WWE 2K14. WWE 2K14 is the latest in the WWE game franchise, and the first WWE game from 2K Sports.
Warner Bros have just released Batman: Arkham Origins and I recently had the chance to sit down with Troy Baker who voices The Joker and Batman himself, Roger Craig Smith.
It seems we've finally arrived at the digital dream these days, with the ability to catch up with TV whenever we like on Netflix and some exciting next generation gaming consoles on the way full of new features.
Wii Party U offers another strong reason why the Wii U's Gamepad controller makes sense for families. Although the second screen technological is readily available on other platforms, albeit not in exactly the same package, it's only in Nintendo's hands that we see this properly leveraged for family fun.
With the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V, the roles have shuffled around a bit. Parents and news anchors seem largely disinterested in the latest instalment. Instead it's the fans, now grown up, calling it transgressive as a satirical text, in light of critics' dressing down of the game's attempts at a message.
I recently had the chance to talk all things LEGO Marvel Superheroes with Arthur Parsons from TT Games, and there is some new gameplay footage in there too!
It is going to be yet another big year in the gaming market, as once again Sony and Microsoft battle it out to see which product comes top of everyone's Christmas list. November will see the release of two new consoles from the gaming powerhouses; Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Joe Khoury from Eidos-Montréal to talk about their forthcoming game THIEF.
Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.
At a recent visit to Abstergo Entertainment to look at Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag I had the opportunity to talk all things AC4 with Jean-Sebastien Decant and Darby McDevitt from Ubisoft.
Warner Bros will be releasing Batman: Arkham Orgins later this month and I recently had the chance to sit down with Ben Mattes from Warner Bros Montréal to talk all things Batman. And there's some new gameplay footage in there too!
Now my daughter is 10 and we have a fresh rendering of the GameCube classic in the form of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It's a single player game so I had expected to play on my own. However, as soon as my kids discovered what I was doing they wanted to play as well.