Cozmo is a new robot toy from Anki, the makes of Overdrive. He has is own A.I. and makes choices on what to do base on his personality. He moves like a Pixar character because the locomotion team use the tools (and talent) previously reserved only for films and video-games. This makes Cozmo feel like [...]
The next Wave revealed for Lego Dimensions wasn’t Wave 8 as expected but a sub-wave, 7.5. This still packs a punch with a large Story Pack for the Lego Batman Movie alongside fun packs for Batman and Knight Rider.
This new toys to life video-game, card-game and articulated action figures combines to create a video-game experience called Lightseekers. It’s the new game from Tomy that will compete with Skylanders.
At Gamescom today Activision revealed a new Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands adventure pack that brings the Crash content to Xbox and Wii U consoles as well as the previously announced PlayStation timed exclusive. Along with this we are getting a playable Cortex character and Crash themed levels. We also got some hands on with new characters and levels [...]
If you like Anki Overdrive then check out the next big robot revolution from Anki: Cozmo. Available initially in the US for $179.99.
At this year’s E3 Expo in LA attendees have been able to give the new characters and levels in Lego Dimensions Wave 6 a try. Don’t worry though, we have you covered with this video of all the best bits. We also have a close look at the packaging for these packs:
It was rumored but now it’s official. To prove it here’s a look at Crash Bandicoot in Skylanders in action in the game.
Here’s a look at some more levels and toys for Skylanders. This is the first time we see the Ambush Sensei character who helps Knight class created Skylanders enhance and train.
The next few waves of Lego Dimensions will add another 16 franchises to the game. Revealed in today’s E3 trailer, things are looking up for Lego Dimensions Wave 6 and beyond. Today Lego Dimensions Wave 6 swells its ranks with the addition of Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, The A-Team and Harry Potter. These will be followed by expansion packs for Fantastic Beasts and Where to [...]
Anki Overdrive was already a lot of fun racing cars around the snap together circuits. Now you can add big-rig trucks to the battles as well. Two new supertrucks have been announced today in the form of Freewheel and X52, each adds new modes and ways to play. They are three times longer than the [...]
The long wait is over, we now know what the new Skylanders game will be this year: Skylanders Imaginators. More than that we have game-play and details about why it’s different. The big twist is that you can create your own custom Skylanders in the game. These are saved to a special crystal toy that [...]
Now that Battlecast has been launched in the UK, both in physical and virtual app form, we can get an idea of how it will work in the family. As you can see in the video, there’s certainly plenty to challenge young portal masters, as well as perhaps older fans of card battle games. Both [...]
Skylanders Battlecast launches today on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. It’s a Skylanders themed trading card battle game that is played with both physical cards and the app. Cards are sold in packs of 8 or 22 and are scanned into the app to access characters, spells and gear. In this way players build a [...]
Although it had been spotted in rudimentary form at the New York Toy Fair, today we have our first proper look at the final version of the PJ Masks HQ playset. Owlette, Gekko, Cat Boy, Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl all feature in high details. They can all move their arms. The HQ itself [...]
If you’ve not seen it, PJ Masks is a new and popular cartoon that airs in the UK on Disney Junior. Until now it has lacked one thing, a video-game. Happily then, eOne Family have just revealed its launch of the first two PJ Masks games for the show, available via tis iOS app and website. These are both [...]
Although we’ve had to wait longer for the game in the UK, today sees the release of Yo-Kai Watch on 3DS. As ever, FamilyGamerTV have been testing out the game with families and it’s got a resounding thumbs up. As a great complement to games like Pokemon or Fantasy Life, Yo-Kai Watch offers it’s own [...]
Over on the Family Gamer YouTube channel you can earn a chance to win Anki Overdrive expansions and cars. Simply create an imaginative Anki track and submit it to their playlist. Details of the contest are available on the website and the video posted here. To enter, create an imaginative and creative Anki set-up then add a short film [...]
We’ve been testing the new Talk Tom Cat app to see how it compares to the original. Looks set to follow in the original’s footsteps along with a Child Mode to keep kids safe (although not from the farts).
Today’s release of the 3DS game, Mario & Sonic at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, offers some bonus value. With one copy you can download to three other 3DS’s and play four players in each of the different events. If you enjoy sports and want a good value experience this month, Mario & Sonic is worth checking [...]
The 1.3.0 update for the Anki Overdrive app adds One Shot Kill, Balance Cars and removes the need to rescan tracks if they haven’t changed.
Infinite Arms takes the basic premise of toys to life and turns it into something for grownups by injecting massive modular robot toys. It sounds like a car crash but actually looks rather special.
As we have seen in Lego Dimensions, the new Lego Star Wars game will also enable players to rebuild their bricks in different ways. Also includes a new Lego cover system:
It’s always the way. Waiting ages for the next episode of Minecraft Story Mode and then four come along at once. Along with a confirmed date of March 27th for Episode 5 we will also be getting three more Minecraft adventures after that. Time to buy a ticket!
Not only does Wave 4 of Lego Dimensions offer the usual expansion goodness, but the Midway Arcade Level Pack includes 20 retro arcade classics.
Here’s a fun way to extend your Anki Starter Set, with just tape and paper! Mario Kart inspire launch tunnel in real life.
Toys to Life is a great category for products using screens to augment physical toys. Tio takes the idea in another more affordable direction by bringing your old toys to life with its robotic motorized light-up blocks. Tio Lego designs, Tio 3D prints, Tio papercraft — the combinations are endless.
Today’s the day when Twilight Princess launches on Wii U. Seemingly to celebrate Google have changed the usually nondescript orange man into Link for Street Veiw: This introduces a secondary game. How many people call Link, Zelda today?
A new website for PJ Masks that offers upcoming games, downloadable craft, clips from the show and full character bios has just appeared online. This follows the recent news of the Just Play line of toys to support the show at Toy Fair: PJ Masks Outfits and Masks PJ Masks Figures PJ Masks Headquarters Play-Set [...]
We’ve had Minecraft on the Wii U for some time now, and Terraria still isn’t out. However in this exclusive look at upcoming features it’s clear that Terraria Wii U is aiming substantially higher, in terms of platform specific features, than Minecraft. Along with the Gamepad goodness are some interesting new ways to play Terraria [...]
Biology lessons in school can be a little boring, but not any more. The Curiscope Virtuali-Tee is a wearable AR tag that combines with an app to reveal the wearers insides. It sounds a bit complex but in practice works amazingly. The app is about to have a Kickstarter that we’ll report back on soon.