Winter Family Gamer Award Winners Announced

December 1, 2010 -

UK-based Family Gamers has selected the winners of its Winter Family Gamers Awards. The awards are divided up based on PEGI rated, age-appropriate games for various age groups such as Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors.

All of this season's nominees are eligible for the Family Gamer Game of the Year Award, which are chosen by the public. Voting on that award begins December 12 and ends on January 31.

Here are this season's top games:

Infants (3 to 6 yrs) - Diego's Build and Rescue - DS

Juniors (7 to 11 yrs) - Kinect Sports 360 - Kinect

Students (12 to 17 yrs) - Gran Turismo 5 - PS3

Workers (18 and over) - Fable III - Xbox 360

Parents - Red Dead Redemption - 360/PS3

Seniors - Pictionary - DS

For the full list, check out www.familygamer.co.uk.


Comments

Re: Winter Family Gamer Award Winners Announced

Whenever an organization like this doesn't put PC or Mac games in their lists and only include consoles, they imply that there are no family friendly games for PCs and Macs, which is a complete lie.  But people buy into that lie.

- Left4Dead

Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

Re: Winter Family Gamer Award Winners Announced

The reality is that there is a glut of family friendly games for Mac OS X and Windows. But in this case consoles stand out for 2 reasons to my thinking. With a smaller set of titles, its easier to build a list of popular titles for each group. The other being that it is easier to monitor what the kids are playing on the (presumably large) tv in the common area of the house.

Re: Winter Family Gamer Award Winners Announced

Looks like the folks who write for Family Gamer simply don't play PC/Mac games and that's why there aren't any nominated.  Still, it would be nice if they'd bring someone on who does play computer games.

 

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MaskedPixelanteOK, so my brief research looking at GameFAQs forums (protip, don't do that if you wish to keep your sanity intact.), the 3DS doesn't have the power to run anything more powerful than the NES/GBC/GG AND run the 3DS system in the background.07/28/2014 - 11:01am
ZenMatthew, the 3DS already has GBA games in the form of the ambassador tittles. And I an just as curious about them not releasing them on there like they did the NES ones. I do like them on the Wii U as well, but seems weird. And where are the N64 games?07/28/2014 - 10:40am
james_fudgeNo. They already cut the price. Unless they release a new version that has a higher price point.07/28/2014 - 10:19am
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, It most likely is. The question is whether Nintendo wants to do it.07/28/2014 - 10:12am
Matthew WilsonI am sure the 3ds im more then powerful enough to emulate a GBA game.07/28/2014 - 9:54am
Sleaker@IanC - while the processor is effectively the same or very similar, the issue is how they setup the peripheral hardware. It would probably require creating some kind of emulation for the 3DS to handle interfacing with the audio and input methods for GBA07/28/2014 - 9:30am
Sleaker@EZK - hmmm, that makes sense. I could have sworn I had played GB/GBC games on it too though (emud of course)07/28/2014 - 9:23am
E. Zachary KnightSleaker, the DS has a built in GBA chipset in the system. That is why it played GBA games. The GBA had a seperate chipset for GB and GBColor games. The DS did not have that GB/GBC chipset and that is why the DS could not play GB and GBC games.07/28/2014 - 7:25am
IanCI dont think Nintendo ever gave reason why GBA games a reason why GBA games aren't on the 3DS eshop. The 3DS uses chips that are backwards compatable with the GBA ob GBA processor, after all.07/28/2014 - 6:46am
Sleakerhmmm that's odd I could play GBA games natively in my original DS.07/28/2014 - 1:39am
Matthew Wilsonbasically "we do not want to put these games on a system more then 10 people own" just joking07/27/2014 - 8:13pm
MaskedPixelanteSomething, something, the 3DS can't properly emulate GBA games and it was a massive struggle to get the ambassador games running properly.07/27/2014 - 8:06pm
Andrew EisenIdeally, you'd be able to play such games on either platform but until that time, I think Nintendo's using the exclusivity in an attempt to further drive Wii U sales.07/27/2014 - 7:21pm
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Andrew EisenWell, Mega Man 1 - 4, X and X2 are already on there and the first Battle Network is due out July 31st.07/27/2014 - 6:16pm
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