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  FAMILY GAMER TV LAUNCH WEEKLY GAMING NEWS SHOW
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02/05/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

PRESS RELEASE 05/02/2014

This week sees the first outing for the new Family Gamer TV weekly news show. The program, hosted by long-time contributor to the channel Jordan Erica Webber (video-game critic for the Observer amongst others), aims to pick out applicable gaming news for families while also taking a look at video-game sales chart broken down by the PEGI age groups.

Andy Robertson of Family Gamer TV said of the new enterprise, “While families will often dip in to more avid gaming sites to find out what’s happening with the likes of Skylanders, Minecraft, Disney Infinity and LEGO games there hasn’t been video that keeps them up to date with news on a weekly basis. We are simply filling that gap.”

•    First Episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPG41gOLoD8

•    Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyg_c5uZ7rcgSPN85mQFMfg

Focusing on game sales by age group offers a different take on what is hot in video-games. Titles otherwise submerged beneath big sales in the PEGI 16 and PEGI 18 category can now get more of the limelight. It also reveals how few big selling games are found in the PEGI 12 category, something the industry would do well to rectify.

From here the show dips into the latest news, rumours and updates on the big family games, while also keeping an eye out for indie titles and lesser known experiences that might be a good fit for families.

Finally the show rounds things off with a look at the upcoming releases, again grouped by PEGI rating. This offers a chance for families to plan how they may spend their gaming allocated funds a little more wisely.

Webber commented on taking up the new project, “With so much gaming news out there, families can find it hard to know where to go and what to trust. I want to make it easy for them to keep up to date with the news that matters to them.”

More about Family Gamer TV

http://www.familygamer.tv/

http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyGamerTV  22,500 Family Subscribers

We are an indie channel offering real life video-game coverage from/for real families, children and parents. With early access to latest games, we get families to try them out first. These often take the form of fly-on-the-wall mini-docs, previews, reviews and hands-on let's play videos.

We upload our videos on a regular basis, at least once a week. During peak gaming release seasons we offer daily videos. We follow our test family's gaming right through the year.

Our videos have found their way far and wide, from the BBC to The Telegraph. They also now have their own home on FamilyGamerTV.TV website.

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