An afternoon of fun at the PlayStation Family Event

Two weeks ago we headed off into London for a full on day of activities. We watched Paddington 2 in the morning and then we were off to the PlayStation Family Event.

Last year for Christmas we bought the family  Santa bought the family a PS4 and that was the best gift Santa gave us. This year we’re hoping he bring us an iPhone X, a MacBook, a DSLR camera…but that’s another story.

Let’s get back to business with PlayStation as I was thrilled to know about the new games that they’ve launched. And you don’t even need a controller to play them. Before you ask, yes you do need the PlayStation console. It is a PlayStation game after all.

On walking into the venue, we knew we were set for an afternoon of fun. There were delicious treats and cake decorating and craft that the children enjoyed. Well, the two girls did. Ethan was lost to a console the moment we walked in.

There are some new games that have been recently launched and Ethan loves the LEGO Ninjago Movie game.

I was sold on trying PlayLink – the new product from PlayStation. PlayLink is a great multiplayer experience that allows you to play games using your mobile device. It’s great for when you have friends over. The problem we face sometimes is when Ethan has friends over there are not enough controllers. With PlayLink, there is no requirement of controllers so everyone can get in on the action.

We played Knowledge is Power and had a blast. I literally had to drag my children off the sofa so that others could have a go. You can read more about the game here – https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/ps4/games/playlink/

We also liked playing Frantic – another PlayLink game but we didn’t have too much time so we didn’t really get into the game. It looks fab though from the little we played.

I know a lot of people go on about kids missing out because they spend so much time on devices. Gaming can be used to spend some time as family too – it’s not all bad, really. There’s a really interesting guide for parents to get into gaming and keeping safe whilst having fun. You can read more about it at A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation 

I hope to be posting reviews of some of the latest games and will have a Christmas gift guide dedicated to PlayStation too so do come back and visit for inspiration.

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