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This Family Gaming TV show is broadcast every other week. We talk about the latest games, and how we find time to play them with busy family and work lives.

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Animal Crossing New Leaf is the next big first party title to expand the 3DS lineup. It promises the usual unique joys of the series while at the same time expanding game play in new directions... watch now

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Colors 3D and Flipnote studio provide two great way to interact with the DS and 3DS beyond only playing games. In this week's FamilyGamerTV, we talk to a gaming family about the ways that they get creative - and even learn - using DS and 3DS software... watch now

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The Pokemon series is worldwide and loved by many of all ages. In this FamilyGamerTV, we talk with one family about their experiences with Pokemon gaming... watch now

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Tumble is a downloadable title for Playstation Move. PS Move has been around for a while, but it's surprising to look back and take stock of just how much great PS Move content is available for families. This week, FamilyGamerTV sits down with our gaming family to look at a few great Move games... watch now

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The Nintendo Wii U is now here! To our amazement, one of our resident gaming families had not previously heard of the new console or the features it offers. In this Family Gamer TV, we put them in control of Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros U to gauge their reaction... watch now

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Sesame Street Kinect is a new kind of product for young players, combining the non-participatory entertainment of a TV show with the interaction of a video game. In this FamilyGamerTV, we talk to creative director Josh Atkins to find out more about the new title... watch now

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Rocksmith is the latest in a line of music-based games which have proved so popular with Guitar Hero, Rock Band and You Rock. While former games never really feel like they are teaching applicable, real guitar technique, FamilyGamerTV looks at Rocksmith and how it actually teaches guitar skills... watch now

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New Style Boutique takes the fashion series to the 3DS. In this FamilyGamerTV, my young daughter explains to me how the game works and shows me the ropes... watch now

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Paper Mario Sticker Star is a different approach to the Mario franchise, with turn-based battles, stickers to collect and a deeper adventure to uncover. In this FamilyGamerTV, we ask for the opinion of our kids, to see if this deeper adventure still appeals to young players... watch now

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The Sifteo Gaming Cubes are a new approach to portable gaming, with a series of wireless touch-screen blocks which join together to modify the gaming experience. In this FamilyGamerTV, our daughter has a look at them and gives us her opinion... watch now

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Just Dance 4 comes to the Wii U with traditional Wii controls, bolstered by some new modes which use the Wii U control pad. In this FamilyGamerTV, we play this with our children and look at just why Just Dance 4 is the pick of the crop for families... watch now

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Lego City Undercover is an own-brand, WiiU exclusive game which explores new ground for the Lego series and makes innovative use of the new WiiU controller. In this FamilyGamerTV, we get the chance to play the game for ourselves and see how the WiiU innovations stack up... watch now

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F1 Race Stars is a new cartoon-style interpretation of Formula One. FamilyGamerTV put the game into the hands of a family of F1 enthusiasts and see how they get on... watch now

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Nintendo Land is a flagship title for the new Wii U console, expected to demonstrate the variety and promise of the new controller. In these episodes of FamilyGamerTV, our whole family puts the game through its paces and we find a surprising level of longevity... watch now

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is a launch day title for the WiiU. Although it is coming out on other platforms, FamilyGamerTV sat down to look at the amazing WiiU features which this game is exploiting... watch now

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With WiiU's release upon us, this edition of FamilyGamerTV reveals when we talked David Yarnton, former General Manager at Nintendo UK. We look at the intentions behind the console, some of the opportunities for new play and some hopes for the new platform... watch now

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the latest in the popular Splinter Cell series. In this episode of FamilyGamerTV, we talk to Creative Director Max Bleland about the suitability of Splinter Cell: Blacklist's content, the importance of appropriate age ratings and possible future directions for the character... watch now

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Fable: The Journey is a very different take on the Fable world, translated from an RPG to a Kinect-controlled action adventure. In this edition of FamilyGamerTV, we interview Gary Carr the Creative Director behind the game to get an insight into the design of the game and how he wanted this game to be suitable for families... watch now

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Skylanders Giants continues to be exciting and popular with its unique mix of console gameplay and real-world toys. This week, we present a trio of unboxing videos, featuring the characters Pop Fizz, Fright Rider and Chill... watch now

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Journey is one of the most exciting games for the PS3. We take a look at the beautiful and rare "Art of Journey" book, featuring information about the game, concept art and a really nice way to engage with the game's world... watch now

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Dec 2012

FGTV: Pokemon Typing and Pokemon Black/White 2 Hands-on DS Review
FGTV : Skylanders Giants Unboxing Shows Marathon! PS3 Review
FGTV: Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Unboxing, Treerex, Game and new Portal Wii Review
FGTV: The Power Of 2 PS3 Review
FGTV: Deadlight 360 Review
FGTV: Wonderbook PS3 Review
FGTV: Plush Sklyanders Giants Spryo Light-up and Sound Toy Wii Review
FGTV: Wonderbook PS3 Review

Nov 2012

FGTV: Skylanders Giants In-depth Developer Interview Wii Review
FGTV: LittleBigPlanet Vita PS Vita Review
FGTV: Huge Handheld Battery Test 3DS Review
FGTV : Skylanders Giants Behind the Scenes 360 Review
FGTV: Journey and Flower in Worship PS3 Review
FGTV: Skylanders Giants 360 Review
FGTV: 3DS Holiday Test 3DS Review

Oct 2012

FGTV: Little Space Heroes Web Review
FGTV: Nintendogs 3DS Review
FGTV: Forza 4 Reviewed 360 Kinect Review
FGTV: Mum Reviews 3DS XL 3DS Review
FGTV: Skylanders Giants New Figures Wii Review
FGTV: 3DS XL Battery Test 3DS Review
FGTV: 3DS XL 3DS Review

Aug 2012

FGTV: Mario Tennis 3D 3DS Review

Jun 2012

FGTV: Skylanders Giants 360 Review

May 2012

FGTV: Flower PS3 Review
FGTV: Kinect Star Wars 360 Kinect Review
FGTV: Live Theatre Show 360 Review
FGTV: Kinect Rush 360 Kinect Review
FGTV: TEDx Video-Game Talk Article

Kinect Sports 2 Basketball downloadable content. Gameplay footage and hands on with the new mode with Everton and England footballer... watch now

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R2D2 introduces us to Star Wars Kinect's Campaign, Dance, Podrace and Rancor Rampage modes on the Xbox 360. We look at light saber gestures, using the force and navigating the Star Wars universe. We review campaign, dance, podrace and rancor rampage modes in advance of our full write up... watch now

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Kinect Rush on Xbox 360 (A Pixar Adventure) In depth hands on with Pixar's Jay Ward. We look at The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Cars 2. Kinect controls, player scanning and branching paths all discussed and played... watch now

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Family gaming with teenage kids gets us talking about Professor Layton on DS and WiiU multi-screen gaming... watch now

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We get the the bottom of Runescape and World of Warcraft massively multiplayer gamers with the Hilson family... watch now

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We had time with Eric Hirshberg to talk Skylanders Giants game-play and figures. He introduces the strategy behind Skylanders Giants, talks about new character and toys and game mechanics. He also links Skylander's physical nature as a lifeline for high street stores like Game and GameStation... watch now

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We take an in-depth look at Grand Slam Tennis 2 on the PlayStation 3 with Move controls. This follows up the Wii MotionPlus version although on PS3 and 360 rather than the Wii platform... watch now

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Kinect Rush is more than Disneyland Adventures for Pixar films. It brings both ambition and common sense to steer the Cars, Toy Story and Incredibles themed exploration and adventuring in an engaging direction... watch now

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Exclusive Skylanders Giants interview with creators Toys for Bob and hands on time with game/figures. We ask what's new in Giants, about marketing to kids, figure stock availability/issues, backward compatibility... watch now

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 Loading comments...

Skylanders Giants announced, and we are in New York to get a first hand look at the game and Skylanders Giant figures... watch now

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This week we have our first look at the PS Vita and in particular at Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048. We also meet a new family with teen gamers, the Hilsons, who we will be quizzing about their gaming habits over the coming weeks... watch now

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 Loading comments...

This week we see how the kids get on with AppMATes Cars 2 the toy car controlled iPad game. Like Skylanders, it uses a toy to select a character in the game, but here it also functions as the controller... watch now

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 Loading comments...

As a thank you to our loyal viewers for FGTV Season 1, here is our out take reel to prove that things don't always go to plan. FGTV will be back with Season 2 in February 2012. Have a very happy festive holiday... watch now

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This week we look at Skylanders Universe, their new WebWorld. But before getting into that we spent some time with another family new to gaming to see how they got on playing Skylanders for the first time... watch now

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 Loading comments...

We talk to Tobi about Kinectimals, their families alternative to a real pet. We also look at the new Kinectimals Bears, the Windows Phone 7 version and the physical cuddly Kinectimals cats... watch now

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We talk to Mary (Tobi's wife) and discover why gaming isn't working for her yet. Along the way we talk about Skylanders, Kinect Sports Season 2 and ask whether Mary's sewing hobby would mean that Kirby's Epic Yarn is the perfect game for her... watch now

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 Loading comments...

This episode of Family Gamer TV dedicates itself to explaining the different between (and history of) the Gameboy and DS handheld consoles... watch now

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This week Tobi introduces a 3DS to his family so they can play Super Mario 3D Land. Andy gets stuck into Mario Kart 7 and discovers its new first person perspective and tilt controls... watch now

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 Loading comments...

This week Tobi tries iPad gaming and we introduce him to the new Bang card game on iPhone/iPad/PC. Along the way we get talking about Fruit Ninja, Plants vs Zombies and Mario Kart... watch now

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 Loading comments...

This week Tobit and family put Forza 4 through its paces and discover hands free driving is the way forward. Andy tries to temp them with some Mario Kart 7 on 3DS, but has more success with Kinect Sports 2... watch now

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