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.

Early Hands-On With Big Hero 6 Toy Line

Big Hero 6

In advance of the San Diego Comic Con we have a hands-on look at the new toys for Disney’s new Big Hero 6 movie. 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.

Lego Minifigures Online Membership and Pack Opening

Lego Minifigures Online

This video looks at in-app purchases, membership options and upgrading your Lego minifigure characters. 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.

Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.0 Adds Infinite Worlds

Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.0

The new update for Minecraft Pocket Edition on Android and iOS version has just been released. Here’s a quick look at the new features in action. 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.

Osmo Is Kinect for iPad, Only Better

Osmo

I had some time with the new Osmo peripheral for the iPad that turns your table top into an interactive play space. I wasn’t expecting to be all that impressed, but it was actually pretty awesome. 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.

Zoo Tycoon Friends Brings Zoo Keeping to Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Zoo Tycoon Friends

Yesterday Microsoft announced a new game in the Zoo Tycoon range for Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Zoo Tycoon Friends takes the core Xbox One and Xbox 360 game and tailors it to point and click interfaces. 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.

Lego Minifigures Online Takes Brick Collecting to the Next Level

Lego Minifigures Online

The new Lego Minifigures Online game has just gone into Beta. We have a look at the experience and how the difference purchasing models compare: grinding vs. membership vs. one-off payments. 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.

Minecraft Coming to Vita, PS4 and Xbox One

Minecraft Vita

We tried out the PlayStation Vita version of Minecraft at E3. 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 Sims 4 Combines Grumps and Glee with New Moods

The Sims 4

At E3 this year EA revealed more about the new features in The Sims 4. This includes more flexible creator tools and a host of new characterization tweaks, most notably the moods that effect this year’s Sims. 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.

Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham Game-Play Captured

Lego Batman 3

Having interviewed game with developer Arthur Parsons, we now have some direct capture footage from the new Lego Batman 3 game. This not only offers some insights into the characters of the game but also a sense of how it will look and feel to play on next generation consoles: 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.

LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham Developer Hands-On

Lego Batman 3

Here’s my hands-on with the game and interview with the developer of LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham. 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.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Classic Characters and Release Dates

Disney Infinity 2.0: Disney Originals

Here’s a parent’s guide to the new game and covers everything we know so far about the update. 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.

Valiant Hearts The Great War is History Experienced

Valiant Hearts

Valiant Hearts is a new game that depicts the first world war. It combines gameplay and history to educate and engage the emotions. 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.

Animal Crossing Style Game On iPad

Castaway Island

Not got a 3DS or Wii and want to play Animal Crossing. If you are in Canada this game, Castaway Paradise has you covered (for the rest of us it is coming soon). 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.

Venom Lands in Disney Infinity Spider-Man Playset

Venom in Disney Infinity

Although he’s not quite finished yet, we got a sneak peek at how Venom looks in Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. 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 Transformers Escapes the Nest

Angry Birds Transformers

News of a new Angry Birds Transformers game has been announced by Rovio. I think this has Angry Birds Go! 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.

Hands-On With Disney Infinity Spider-Man Play Set

Disney Infinity Spider-Man

Here’s my first 20 minutes with the game in the company of John Blackburn, Studio Head at Avalanche Software, and John Vignocchi, Executive Producer on the game. 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.