Three years ago, our editor came up with an idea for a book for parents about video games. This was going to be different from the usual paperback. It would be a big colour hardback to inspire and inform parents and carers about the benefits of video-games, while also looking deep into the science behind worrying headlines.
Tomorrow that dream becomes a reality with his Taming Gaming book launching nationally. We have enjoyed working with him on the book and getting in early as a supporter. Like the other families, companies, charities and statutory bodies that have supported the project, we couldn't resist a resource that would benefit parents and carers - not by telling them what they should do but by aiding their video game literacy and confidence to make their own decisions.
The book is supported by a large database of games. The Family Video Game Database is a growing catalogue of over 900 games. It lets you search for them by the Age Rating, In-Game Purchases, Duration and Number of Players. You can also find lists of games if you or your child has specific accessibility requirements.