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Ask a Gamer 15: Is Fortnite OK for my 10-year old?

Q: My son is 10 years old and has been asking repeatedly to play Fortnite - is it appropriate for him? A: Well, this is a great question, because even though Fortnite is not available in Game Truck parties for a number of reasons, it is one of the hottest games around right now especially among tweens and teens. This might be partly to do with the enormous ...

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Fortnite for a Game Truck party?

At the moment the single most common question I get on having Game Truck parties is, 'can we play Fortnite?' Fortnite (especially its iconic Battle Royale mode) is definitely the hottest game out at the moment, and we'll review it soon to explore why this is the case. But when it comes to playing it in the Game Truck, unfortunately the answer is no, and there a ...

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Ask a Gamer 14?: What is ‘couch co-op’?

Q: I've read a number of your reviews and comments on particular video games, and you often use the term 'couch co-op'. Sorry if this sounds dumb, but what does that mean? A: Great question! And of course, it's not dumb at all - like any group of people, us gamers sometimes use jargon without realising that not everyone is up with the lingo. OK, so 'couch co-op' ...

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Ask a Gamer 13: How much is enough storage?

My nephew, Mr J, is saving his pennies for a new console, and he is obviously shopping around as he just asked me: Preowned is a great idea as it can save lots of money; just check on the return policy in case anything is wrong with the console when you get it home. Playstation is my choice of console for home (but Xbox is great for the Truck) so it comes ...

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Ask a Gamer 12: What About PC Gaming?

In the past I’ve posted about console gaming but I’ve recently had a great question for a customer about PC gaming instead: My son Mr 14 is a PC gamer and wants a computer for Christmas. He plays Roblox online and does YouTube clips while playing Roblox with friends. He wants to video himself playing and upload "how to" videos when he's at different levels...

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Virtual Reality (Ask a Gamer 11)

Q: I’m thinking of getting a Virtual Reality headset; which one should I buy? A: Great question; VR is certainly the flavour of the month like never before, and with so many big players buying into it, it can be confusing looking at it for the first time.* There is a couple of things you want to consider before thinking through the options: your purpose, and ...

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What the best way to sell games? (Ask a gamer 10)

Q: What is the best way to sell secondhand games? Should I take them in to trade at EB Games or list them myself? Ah, a common problem: too many unplayed games and so many new games always coming out! This is never a problem for me as I collect all the games I buy (nerd!), but for many people they are much more disposable which is completely fine.   ...

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How do I get out of a hole in Minecraft?! (Ask a Gamer 9)

Getting stuck in a hole is the single most common problem for beginning Minecraft players in the Truck, and it can cause a lot of grief especially if you don't know how to help them out! I was asked this on a private message last night (thanks to Michael for the question): So there are a few basic principles which should help you out, literally and figurativ...

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Ask a Gamer 8: Playstation vs. Xbox

From a recent customer and business colleague: Quick question. My son is saving money for either a Playstation or XBox, which is better? Here is the eternal dilemma, the battleground of the Console Wars. Some people (fanboys/fangirls) simply prefer one over the other, either because they have always had one, or their friends have a preference, or through some kind ...

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Ask a Gamer 7: An RPG Primer

A friend and business colleague asked me recently: How does The Witcher III compare to Skyrim? He had obviously seen my recent Facebook updates on what I am currently playing. Before I go into the comparison, it might be useful to explain that both games are very well-known example of digital Role-Playing Games, or RPGs.These are basally video game versions of the ...

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