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Yo-Kai Watch is ‘the next Pokémon’

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe. The firm – which is handling the release of the recent TV show in Europe – expects the franchise to have the same effect on the West that Pokmon had in the late …

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Mobile overtakes PC as kids’ gaming platform of choice

New NPD data suggests that PC is no longer the prominent platform for children. The report says 63 per cent of US kids between the age of two and 17 play video games on mobile devices, making it the most popular overall platform and placing it ahead of PC for …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

From the toys-to-life fun of Skylanders and Disney Infinity to the imaginative gameplay of Minecraft, LEGO and LittleBigPlanet, there’s plenty on offer for young gamers. While the majority of kid-friendly titles are now found on mobile, it seems that less is more when it comes to the quality of kids …

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FamilyGamer TV and ToyTesters collaborate on new YouTube show

Toy website ToyTesters.tv and gaming outlet FamilyGamerTV are teaming up for a new show that features upcoming products. The collaboration sees CBBC and Disney presenter Nigel Clarke to test upcoming products out with children. So far, the programme has covered the LEGO Mixels and LEGO Simpsons range. As well as …

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Ubisoft wants Mega Bloks to sell Assassin’s Creed brand to kids

A string of 18-rated games front the Assassin’s Creed brand, but Ubisoft wants to explore ways to sell the franchise to children. That’s according to the publisher’s international brand manager Yannick Spagna, who Games Industry reports told the GameON Finance conference in Toronto that licensing deals can achieve things traditional …

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LeapFrog hopes to combat inappropriate games for kids with LeapTV console

Kids’ tech firm LeapFrog has announced a new educational games console, the LeapTV. Designed for children aged three to eight years old, LeapTV includes a transforming controller that switches between a traditional configuration and a motion controller with LED pointer. The system also features a motion-sensing camera that kids can …

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Kids’ gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Robot, a monthly magazine dedicated to gaming for kids, has launched in the UK. The publication was originally created in Sweden in 2010 by Reset Media, which also operates the Scandinavian arm of gaming site IGN. Robot, which costs 3.99, is aimed at children aged between six and 12 and …

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Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

A request by the US Federal Trade Commission designed to ease the problem of children making in-app purchases is reportedly being resisted by Amazon. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has said it would rather defend its approach in court” than adhere to a structured program of increased disclosure, …

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Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Rockstar’s phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto V has been named as the game parents would least like their kids to receive this Christmas. WHICH IS WHY IT’S AN 18-RATED TITLE! But that momentary outburst of indignant fury aside, returning to the story in question a survey on Babies.co.uk suggested that …

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"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box. A new survey has found that over a quarter – 27 per cent, in fact – of British mothers would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V despite its overtly adult content. Interesting, …

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