Video-games offer a wide range of benefits to the individuals and groups that play them. While entertainment is a common focus, they also offer opportunities for creativity, engaging the imagination, developing social and collaborative skills as well as strategic thinking. Combine this with a safe and sensible approach to gaming and it’s a pursuit that […]
Here’s our family tips for Terraria, from what makes this great to what to watch out for this is the ultimate 2 minute guide. Genre and story Terraria is an action-adventure game in which players explore an open world containing a wide variety of creatures, plants and ores. Each area is different and presents the […]
This month’s game rating guide is for super popular and sometimes controversial game, Roblox. This is an important game for parents to understand as the official rating doesn’t cover content made by other players in the game. Roblox is a amateur game-maker/-player system for Xbox, PC, tablets and smartphones. Although it looks visually unappealing compared […]
Each year there are certain games that become the talk of the playground. Of course, these feature well known hits like Fortnite, and regularly refreshed franchises like FIFA. But there are many games that pass families by. Here’s the first of a series of Ask About Games guides to this year’s amazing games in each […]
Recently we looked at the benefits of talking to your family’s younger members about considering a career in games, whether as a means to set them on track for their dream job, or as a way to engage them with their education and help them develop a skill set that can be applied to numerous […]
Video-games combine creativity and innovation, offering a unique mix to players and require a wide blend of skills from developers. Although entertainment is a large part of their popularity they also engage culture like more traditional art forms. From the innovation of the BBC Micro to ground breaking games like Tomb Raider, LittleBigPlanet and Grand […]
The British Academy Games Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward outstanding creative achievement in Games. The awards categories reflect the wealth and diversity of the games sector. They started in 2004 and are presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For parents they are a great way of […]
Fortnite is a popular strategy survival game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac. It combines Minecraft resource collecting and building with team based survival shooting games. The main action, in the Save The World mode, is shooting and attacking with melee weapons, but players can also build fortifications and work with teammates to […]
Video-games offer all kinds of benefits and invite players to experience a variety of creative worlds and stories. To get the most out of games families should ensure they are engaging with then in safe and sensible ways. Playing Together While we all understand what books and films are, because video-games are a new media […]
It can be hard to find reliable information about games and their content. The problem isn’t a lack of information. Sometimes it can feel like there is too much available. Run a game name through a Google search, and the volume of information can be dizzying. That’s why here at AskAboutGames over the coming weeks […]
To celebrate 30 years of @uk_ie they're launching the 30YearsOfPlay initiative. Lots happening through the year with events, website and podcast to raise a glass to some amazing games over the years, and how far the industry has come.
“30 Years Of Play” Highlights the Marvellous and Multifaceted History of Video Games
This year marks the 30th birthday of Ukie, the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. To commemorate this it's la...
Want to know more about game ratings? Check out the @GamesRatingUK website. For example, today’s chart topper Ace Combat 7, is PEGI 12+ for Bad Language not for Violence as is easy to assume. The examiner’s report is a great way to make informed decisions as a parent.
Ace Combat 7 storms to top of PEGI 12 charts. With New Super Mario Bros U the overall biggest seller last week. Check out our age-rated game charts to find out what video games other families are investing in for their kids.
Family Video Game Charts
Each week we share the top selling games in each PEGI age rating. This creates a cumulative list of the most popular games for children of different a...