A big step towards simplifying game ratings, PEGI will soon become the single video games age ratings system, under which it is illegal for a retailer to sell a video game with a PEGI age rating of 12, 16 or 18 to someone below that age. To mark the coming change in legislation, Ukie has [...]
We had a trip down to a camping holiday in Cornwall this week, and on the way my children started playing a game where they tried to work out what the different road signs meant. Along the way we passed a number of “Tiredness can kill, take a break” motorway notices. The children were intrigued [...]
Although this might sound like an obvious question, there is actually more to the humble videogame box than meets the eye. Quite often it is those of us more familiar with games who actually overlook information on the box that can help us make good choices for our families.
Deciding that you’d like to play a few more video games as a family is one thing, it’s quite another to navigate the different options you have in terms of hardware. A good way to start playing games is with a portable system. Not only are these less intrusive into the home, but they also [...]
It’s always an eye opener to talk to real families about video games. This is particularly true when it comes to video game ratings and labeling. This first episode from Family Gamer TV looks at how PEGI ratings are understood and perceived by families. At askaboutgames.com we’re keen to collaborate on this to get fresh [...]
Games Britannia, staged at the MAGNA Science Adventure Centre, offers hands-on experience and inspiration for aspiring games designers. What better place to launch the askaboutgames.com search for a PEGI Family Gaming Ambassador. As you can see we went up to the Games Britannia festival with a stack of family games and our brand new website. [...]
One of the best ways to get useful tips and advice about video games (not to mention other areas of life) is to hook up with families at a similar stage to your own. Not only can you find out which games worked best for them, but also how often and when they played. This [...]