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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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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Destiny: Day 1 impressions

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Yesterday Destiny was unleashed upon the world.  Following record breaking pre order figures, a wide spread Alpha and Beta we can now finally play it.

Last night I clocked up somewhere between 4-5 hours on it and was very impressed.  As with lots of games the initial impressions that you get can vary greatly from how you feel about the game after several days, weeks or months, particularly online centred games.  That’s why I thought I’d post my day 1, first impressions and follow it up periodically for however long it is able to hold my attention. Continue reading