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Questions of the Month for March

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Each month we field all manner of different questions on askaboutgames. Some people have intricate queries about particular games while others want to know which console will be best for their family. Here are our picks this month.

Question: I was told that if you're playing Skylanders on your PS3, if you were to bring your portal lets say to a friends house and try to play on another PS3 the portal won't work and will only work on the PS3 it was first used on.  Is this true?

Answer: The Skylanders portal for the PS3 is not specific to a particular console even after use. You can't, however, use a PS3 portal on a 360 or Wii or Wii U console.

Question: How come all the other assassins creeds have been and 15 and now assassins creed 3 is an 18? Have they changed the rating to an 18 so that people 14 years of age don't go and buy it because they are a year younger?

Answer: Each game receives an age rating based on the content it contains. In addition the ratings have changed from BBFC to PEGI which apply a slightly different criteria. Check the back of the box for more details about why a game has a particular PEGI rating.

Question: I have 2 sons with 2 different 3ds systems, can they share one Skylanders Starter Pack that only contains one portal? Answer: Yes the portal can be used on both systems, and they can use a different save slot on the Skylanders cartridge. However they will not both be able to play the game at the same time. Question: Hi, I have a question regarding Skylanders.  I have the opportunity to buy Skylanders Spyro's Adventure and 12 figures - however, I understand that the figures retain all the information they have been played with so far on the actual figures.  Therefore is it possible to clear the information on the figure so that my son can start playing the game himself?

Answer: Yes you can reset each Skylanders figure so it is as if it was new. This enables you to start upgrading and developing the different characters from scratch and is designed for a scenario just like this.

Check back next month for more great questions from readers, and our best attempts to answer. If we've missed anything in our responses this month, why not fill in the gaps in the comments. Also, you can ask your questions here.

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Andrew Robertson
Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.