Finding Families Like Yours
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 can be easier said than done. To help, askaboutgames is working with advocate families who are on hand to talk openly about the games they play and what has worked best for them. With the launch of the new site we’re on the look out for new family gaming advocates.
One way we’re doing this is with a great competition looking to find the UK’s most collaborative and creative video game playing families, one of which will win the opportunity to see their video gaming family come to life as video games characters, and become PEGI Family Gaming Ambassadors.
Of those who enter, one family from England, Scotland and Wales will be selected as the finalists, each winning a games console and a selection of video games for the family to play together.
One of these three finalist families will then go on to be selected as the overall winner, and will win a day-trip to visit a UK-based video games developer and have their family transformed into video games characters by a top video games designer.
They will also be named PEGI Family Gaming Ambassadors, and have the opportunity to share their stories of playing video games together with other families and the media. What’s more, as Ambassadors, the winning family will have the opportunity to receive and test games together to be reviewed on askaboutgames.com and appear in videos to be featured on the website.
Do take a minute with your family to enter the competition. Who knows perhaps you’ll be reading your own advice and tips on these pages, or even appearing on Family Gamer TV before you know it. If you don’t want to enter the competition but have tips or stories about how you and your family plays games to get in touch.