Common Sense Media Announces New Gaming Destination on Xfinity X1 and Flex
Families can access specially curated library of on-demand gaming content and reviews
SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2020—Common Sense Media announced that it has launched a dedicated gaming destination on Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms that will give families convenient access to a specially curated gaming collection featuring reviews of the latest titles across gaming platforms, parental advice, and "best of" picks selected by Common Sense Media.
Additionally, within the destination, families can quickly discover video games recognized as part of the Common Sense Selection program. The program was originally developed to recognize outstanding movies, TV series, and TV specials with an official seal, and was recently expanded to recognize exceptional video games alongside learning tools and advocacy for families.
"Our goal at Common Sense is to give families trustworthy information so that they can decide what works for them, and we are delighted to partner with Comcast to empower millions of parents and kids with easy-to-use, age-based information right at their fingertips," said Jill Murphy, vice president and editor-in-chief of Common Sense Media.
To access the destination on X1 and Flex, families can simply say "Common Sense Media gaming" into their Xfinity Voice Remote. X1 customers will also be able to find it within the gaming section of Xfinity On Demand.
All video games reviewed by Common Sense Media are rated for both quality and age appropriateness. Our rubric relies on criteria from some of the nation's leading child development authorities to determine what content is appropriate for which ages. In order to be recognized as a Common Sense Selection, the video game must have high entertainment value, clear positive messages and role models, relatability, and accessible themes and characters; engaging gameplay for single or multiplayer games; and/or teachable moments to follow up on.
About Common Sense
Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at commonsense.org.
About Common Sense Selections
Common Sense Selections are determined by Common Sense Media's in-house team of seasoned reviewers, editors, and child-development experts, based on our proven rubric for independent, age-based ratings. Common Sense Media has applied these ratings to more than 37,000 reviews of movies, TV shows, and other media since the organization was founded in 2003 and has honored 290 films and 302 series/specials to date. More information is available at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/seal.
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