About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Invizimals: The Alliance All Around the House and Garden

Invizimals The Alliance

Here’s my review of Invizimals: The Alliance, tested both in the home and in the garden. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Child of Light, A JRPG Tale Of Growing Up

Child of Light

I had some time with Child of Light and discovered it had more to offer than a beautiful art style and JRPG mechanics. Here is a game that addresses the difficult path from child to adult. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Invizimals Re-Imagines Toy-Video-Game Genre on Vita and PS3

Invizimals

Although there’s not a firm date in the US, in the UK the new Invizimals games launch on Friday on Vita and PlayStation 3. Here’s a close look at the game, toys and apps at the London Launch event. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Close Look at Angry Birds Epic: Hats, Banana Juice, Crafting and Magic Items

Angry Birds Epic

Following up the initial Angry Birds Epic video here’s something more in depth looking at how the role play mechanics work. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Angry Birds Sub Zero First 15 Minutes

Angry Birds Sub Zero

This big update to Angry Birds Go!, Sub Zero, adds not only a new season (winter) but also new karts, tracks and currency. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Angry Birds Epic First 30 Minutes

Angry Birds Epic

Here’s a hands-on video for Angry Birds Epic, the new role-playing game from Rovio. Interesting to see how in-depth the mechanics are and scalable the game-play is. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Kinect Sports Rivals Captures the Family

Kinect Sports Rivals Target Shooting

Kinect on Xbox 360 is a love it or hate it kind of affair. On Xbox One though Kinect Sports Rivals shows that the quibbles are gone, to leave a highly competitive and reliable way to play sports in the family. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

The Case for the Grown-Up Video-Game

left behind

It’s easy to claim that video-games have as much to offer grown-ups as movies or novels, but it’s harder to explain. This family review of The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC aims to help with its moving account of the game for parents. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Child Of Light Deluxe Edition Announced

Child of Light Deluxe Edition

Have you seen Child of Light yet, the new role play game from Ubisoft? It’s a beautifully hand painted adventure. It may look a little like Braid but it plays very differently. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Wii Sports Club Golf Wins Family Game of 2013

Family Game of the Year 2013

We’ve just counted the votes for the Family Game of 2013 and Wii Sports Club Golf is the winner. The winner was announced in a special episode of the weekly Family Gaming news show. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Family Gaming News Round-Up Feb 27th

This video-game news round up is designed to help keep mums and dads up to date with the latest gaming developments. If you want to play a more active role in the gaming life of your family, it’s a great way to become more informed. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Meet Angry Birds Stella Flock: Willow, Luca and Poppy

Angry Birds Stella

At Toy Fair this year I had some great access to the Angry Birds products and Rovio executives. Along with the interview below I put on my Sherlock deerstalker and turned detective to uncover all the details I could find. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Skylanders 4 Interview Hints at New Game

Skyanders 4 Interview

At New York toy fair the atmosphere around the Skylanders booth may have been a little muted, but there was still a lot to cover. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Series 3 Disney Infinity Power Discs Revealed at Toy Fair

Disney Infinity Series 3 Power Discs

I caught up with John Vignocchi Executive Producer for Disney Infinity at Toy Fair and ask him to talk me through the Series 3 / Wave 3 power discs for Disney Infinity. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Family Gaming News Weekly Launches

This week sees the first outing for the new weekly video-game news show for families — and I’m producing it! Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Daughter Creates PS Vita – Dual Shock 4 Mashup

Vita Hacking

Here’s what we did last weekend: create a portable PlayStation 4. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.