Which game console is best for families?

Who said video games are just for kids? If you are looking to add some excitement to your next family game night, consider investing in a new video game console for the whole family. But which gaming console is right for your clan?

The Nintendo Switch is a must-have game system for families, offering an exciting new direction for social gaming and multiplayer experiences. Here are 3 reasons why the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate game console for family gaming.

1. Flexibility for Families

Parents have been criticizing the divide between video game consoles for years and having to buy games for handheld devices as well as home consoles.

Not anymore. The Nintendo Switch easily transforms from a home console to a portable console, so whether you are staying inside or hitting the road for a family road trip, with the Nintendo Switch you can play your favorite games on-the-go from virtually anywhere.

2. All-Ages Game Selection

The Nintendo Switch offers a well-rounded list of launch titles that both kids and parents will love. Launch titles include nostalgic games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to party games like 1-2-Switch which is chock full of mini-games such as Quick Draw and Samurai Training that are guaranteed to keep your family busy during game night.

More heavy hitters are scheduled for the upcoming months including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

3. Social Features and Parental Controls

The Nintendo Switch console offers several multiplayer options, along with social games designed to be played in groups. The Joy-Con splits into two controllers, meaning you can play a multiplayer game right out of the box, without having to buy a second controller.

Parents can also monitor their kids game time with the free Parental Controls app from Nintendo. These controls can limit:

Which games your kids can play
How long (and how late) they can play
Whether they can post screenshots to social media
Whether they can purchase from the Nintendo eShop

See What the Nintendo Switch Has to Offer with GameTruck Jacksonville

We’re proud to announce that each of our game trailers now offers multiple Nintendo Switch consoles for your entertainment, in addition to our extensive collection of games and systems.

Do you want to make the Nintendo Switch the centerpiece for your next party? Let us create a memorable gaming experience that your kids and their friends will be talking about for weeks. For more information or to receive a quote, give us a call at (904) 900-0880!

GameTruck Vs. Other Mobile Entertainment Theaters

Why Choose GameTruck?

Are you planning a birthday party or group event? Imagine having access to dozens of the hottest video games and newest gaming consoles on the market from the comfort of your home. At GameTruck Jacksonville, we bring a whole new meaning to the word “party” with our Mobile Video Game Parties and GameTruck Powered LaserTag.

From our expert GameCoaches to our library of classic and modern video game titles, GameTruck Jacksonville offers a unique and engaging mobile gaming experience that is unmatched by local competitors.

Sit Back and Let us Plan Your Party

gametruck jacksonvillePlanning a birthday party or group activity can be a challenge. Between creating a guest list, sending out invitations, buying supplies, to supervising and executing the event, hosting a special event can be tough for parents to manage on their own. At GameTruck Jacksonville, we are here to help you plan the perfect video game party.

No need to go out and buy party invitations! We provide you with digital and downloadable invitations that you can personalize and send to your guests. Our experienced party planners will help you organize your event to accommodate your location number of guests and any special needs that you have. The best part? From setup to cleanup we take care of everything, so you can enjoy all that our mobile entertainment theater has to offer.

Professional GameCoaches

When you choose GameTruck Jacksonville, we pair you with one of our certified GameCoaches to make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish. Your GameCoach is there to direct, oversee and entertain your guests, so there is never a dull moment!

Are you not video game savvy? Our GameCoaches are certified and experienced with all of our gaming systems including Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii-U and Sony Virtual Reality. If your guests experience any problems, our GameCoaches are there to help.

Sony Virtual Reality

Did you know that GameTruck Jacksonville carries Sony Virtual Reality headsets to complement our Playstation 4 systems? Immerse your guests into another world with this virtual reality system! This headset allows the player to step into the video game and play in real-time! Kids and adults can enjoy the future of virtual gaming with The Sony Virtual Reality mask.

Sometimes, technology fails. With GameTruck Jacksonville, we have you covered. We always have a backup generator on our trucks to ensure your party will go just as planned even if there is a power outage.

gametruck jacksonvilleGameTruck: Jacksonville’s Largest Mobile Entertainment Theater

If you are the parent of a self-proclaimed gamer, consider choosing GameTruck Jacksonville for your child’s next birthday party or school event.

At GameTruck Jacksonville, we offer an extensive variety of age-appropriate game titles so your kids can have a blast and you don’t have to worry about keeping them safe. Our location is the largest mobile entertainment theater in the Jacksonville area and proudly serves Duval County and the surrounding areas.

Take Gaming to the Next Level with GameTruck Jacksonville

Let us create a memorable gaming experience that your kids and their friends will be talking about for weeks. Request a party from our website or call us today to learn more about our affordable prices and excellent service. For more information on GameTruck Jacksonville, call at (866)253-3191!

Video Games: What Every Parent Should Know | GameTruck Jacksonville

Video Games: What Every Parent Should Know

As a parent, it may be hard to understand the appeal of video games. Why do your kids like them so much?

This month, we bring you some useful insights that will help you understand your little gamers better. Here is our list of five things every parent should understand about video games.

#1. No, They Can’t Pause that Online Game

Online games, especially team-based tactical or strategy games, require teamwork. Once an online match has started, the gamer can’t press a button to pause the action.

By joining an online game, the player is making a 15-20-minute commitment to the rest of the team. Other players are counting on your child to stick with the match until the end. Because ending a game negatively impacts other players, most games feature penalties for leaving in the middle of a match. Sanctions include loss of progress, standing, and other statuses.

Understand this and talk to your child about time commitments and priorities. Make sure that they are aware of their responsibilities for that night before they begin gaming.

#2. Loading Times Can Eat into Play Time

Depending on the size of the game, loading times for video games can be anywhere from instant to ridiculous. If your child is limited to an hour of total game time, those loading times can eat into their precious gaming time.

Loading time is especially slow for online games. Your child could be sitting around for several minutes waiting for a single match to load. Don’t be surprised if an hour goes by and leaves your gamer unfulfilled and hungry for more.

#3. Ads Can Be Deceiving

It’s not easy keeping adult games away from kids. While the ESRB has set guidelines for how games should be marketed, you shouldn’t depend on ratings as your sole indicator when deciding if a game is age-appropriate for your child or not.

Don’t rely on ads and ratings. Instead, consider watching game reviews from real life people or try playing the game yourself to determine if it’s appropriate for your child. This experience will provide insight, help you get to know your child better, and it makes for an excellent bonding activity with your child.

#4. More Than Violence.

Video games have received a bad rap with many parents. Various lawyers and media sensationalists have vilified video games as offering little more than “brainless violence.” While this is true of some games, others can offer many surprising benefits for your child.
Video games improve your child’s hand-eye coordination, heighten response time, and teach them about teamwork and strategy. Contrary to popular belief, video games are actually a very engaging activity, unlike passive activities like watching television.

#5. Games Are Social.

Many parents believe that video games are anti-social activities. This belief isn’t entirely accurate.

Online games actually feature a large social community. They allow gamers to connect and socialize with their friends and make new ones.
Even single player games can have a social aspect in the form of metagaming or discussing gaming mechanics. Using knowledge of a game’s mechanics and structure as a topic of conversation increases the common ground for people from different walks of life.

Take Gaming to the Next Level with GameTruck Jacksonville

If you are the parent of a self-proclaimed gamer, consider choosing GameTruck Jacksonville for their next birthday party or school event. At GameTruck Jacksonville, we offer a variety of age-appropriate game titles, so your kids can have a blast and you don’t have to worry about keeping them safe.
Let us create a memorable gaming experience that your kids and their friends will be talking about for weeks. For more information or to receive a quote, give us a call at (866)253-3191!