An important piece of video-game advice for parents is to play an active part in choosing games for their family. Easier said than done, not least with much online conversation around video-games dominated by more avid gamers.
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With that in mind I’ve been watching the voting on this year’s Family Gamer Awards with some interest. Thousands of families have been voting for their top video-games of the year in each of the family age groups.
The voting closes on 14th February, so far the leading titles are:
- Super Mario 3D World
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (in 18+ Workers category)
- The Last of Us (in 18+ Parents category)
- Wii Sports Club Golf
Some in the list (The Last of Us for example) may seem a little odd for a family gaming award, but the break down by age group highlight the fact that our families are composed of people of all different ages.
As opposed to focusing just on younger family members here we can see that a wide range of experiences are enjoyed at different stages of life. In fact voting has been as strong for some of the more grown-up categories as it has the younger.
As we approach the end of the voting I suspect there will be plenty of change in the standings, and one title that will emerge as Family Game of Year. The results will be announced on the Weekly Family Gaming News show on 26th February.