Family video games – Christmas 2014 buyer’s guide

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2014 has seen the video game business continue to go from strength to strength.  With consoles such as Sony’s Playstation 4 having sold over 15 million units more and more family homes are making use of these to provide family entertainment.

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Video games provide a great activity for children and their families to enjoy sharing at home but many are not suitable for younger gamers.  Despite various aged certification on game boxes children are frequently being exposed to games that are not suitable for them to play.  What games are children allowed to play and which ones are they likely to want to play?

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Open world action-adventure game face off

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This Month has seen the release of a number of BIG games.  Titles such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Super Smash Bros and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be popular on plenty of people’s Christmas lists.

Games featuring “open worlds” are growing dramatically in popularity.  They afford their players large worlds to explore, enjoy and usually offer a hours of content.  Of the various genres of open world titles that are available it’s the action adventure titles traditionally attract the most sales.

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This Christmas the most popular of these open world action-adventure games are Assassins Creed: Unity, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.

The question is, if you’re a fan, which one of these is the game for you to spend hours exploring.

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Assassins Creed Unity and Rogue

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The Assassins Creed series has steadily been bringing out new titles since 2007.  They have become some of my favourite games and are possibly the longest running series of games that I have brought and played through every release.

This year though the series splits it’s releases into two titles, both being released at the same time; Unity for PC, Playstation 4 and the Xbox One and Rogue for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Both games look absolutely amazing and continue the long running battle between the Assassins and the Templars.

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

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With Christmas approaching it only seems right to begin highlighting entertainment products that will be popular this festive season.

One of those products is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Is it something you should pick up as a gift for someone this Christmas?

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5 reasons Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is worth your attention

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I don’t like Call of Duty.  For years I’ve watched the annual iterations come and go, occasionally dipping my toe in but ultimately not being able to really get into it.

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Earlier this week however a surprise copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare arrived, it was surprising because I was not expecting a copy and because when I started it up I couldn’t believe how good it was!

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The Walking Dead Season 2 for PS4 is HERE + giveaway.

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I’ve just received my copy of Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2 for the Playstation 4!

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Season 1 was without doubt one of the most unique games I’ve ever played.  The storytelling throughout it was fantastic and the collection of characters were endearing and important in a way that other games just can’t come near.

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