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Family Gamer TV talks Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster with Tim, before getting stuck into Forza 4 head tracking. I round this off with my videogame advice for infant games (3-5).

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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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What We've Been Playing

Having heard from Tim in previous FGTV episodes we grabbed a chance to sit down with Vanessa, his wife, and get a Mum's perspective. Here's what we talked about:

Gaming Surgery

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

How old can children start playing videogames?

This depends on the child and the family. Where they have older siblings, infants are often keen to get involved in the gaming fun. Each quarter we choose the best games for different age groups in out Family Gamer Awards. Here are the suggestions from this episode for young gamers to start on:

About the Familiy Gamer Awards:

FGA by Age:

Infants (3-6)
Juniors (7-11)
Teens (12-17)
Workers (18)
Parents
Grandparents

FGA by Console:

FGA by Year:

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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