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This week in Family Gamer TV the Pestridges go deeper with Forza, try Kinect Sports and Adventures while the Robertsons play From Dust together (and Andy stays up late to play Limbo).

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Previously on FGTV...
Pilot Episode: Pestridge Family Start Gaming
Episode 1.1: Pestridge Family Try Kinect
Episode 1.2: Pestridge Family Kinect Favs
Episode 1.3: Pestridge Family Tries PS3
Episode 1.4: Skylanders visit in San Francisco
Episode 1.5: Emmens Dad Kids Starts Gaming
Episode 1.6: Pestridge Mum Talks Kinect
Episode 1.7: Pestridge Super Young Gamers
Episode 1.8: Pestridge Dad uDraw and 3DS
Episode 1.9: Pestridge Mum tries Mario 3DS
Episode 1.10: Pestridge Mum Skylanders
Episode 1.11: Emmens Family Lego Games
Episode 1.12: Your Shape Fitness Part 1
Episode 1.13: Your Shape Fitness Part 2
Episode 1.14: Pestridge Mum Disneyland
Episode 1.15: Emmens Try Forza 4
Episode 1.16: Emmens iPad Gaming
Episode 1.17: Emmens Try 3DS and Mario
Episode 1.18: Guided Tour of the DS
Episode 1.19: Mum's Gaming Reality check
Episode 1.20: Emmens Plays Kinectimals
Episode 1.21: Emmens Try Skylanders
Episode 1.22: Season One Outtakes
Episode 1.23: Emmens try AppMates
Episode 1.24: Hilsons try PS Vita
Episode 1.25: Skylanders Giants
Episode 1.26: Skylanders Giants Devs
Episode 1.27: Kinect Rush Devs
Episode 1.28: Grand Slam Tennis 2
Episode 1.29: Skylanders Giants CEO
Episode 1.30: Hilsons try Runescape
Episode 1.31: Mum talks WiiU and Layton
Episode 1.32: Kinect Rush Gameplay
Episode 1.33: Kinect Star Wars
Episode 1.34: Right to Play Kinect


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This is where we get to answer your questions about family gaming. This week's question is:

How do I setup Online Controls for my family on the Xbox 360?

Setting up Online controls complements the Parental controls we talked about last week, and enable you to control how your family interacts with services and other players online on the Xbox 360. It is also another good chance to better understand how you play games online as a family.

This enables you to specify how family members share information online, communicate via voice and video, what marketing they see as well as how friend requests are handled. There are a lot of great social functions to online gaming, but it is important to understand how these work for a safe online experience.

  1. Turn on the 360 console.
  2. Sign into your Xbox LIVE account on your console.
  3. Go to My Xbox, and then select your avatar.
  4. Go to Online Safety, and then select Change Settings.
  5. Select Customize.
  6. Change the settings to whatever you’d like.
  7. To exit press the B on your controller, and then choose Save and Exit.

Appearing in this Episode

Andy Robertson appears in this podcast. "Videogame reviews for the whole family, not just the kids. I dig out videogame experiences to intrigue and interest grownups and children. This is post-hardcore gaming where accessibility, emotion and storytelling are as important as realism, explosions and bravado."

Tim Pestridge appears in this podcast. "I like bikes and video games because they both spark my imagination and provide seemingly infinite possibilities and just generally make me smile."


Written by Andy Robertson

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