If/when I have kids, they’re going to play video games, but I’m going to force them to start at the NES and work up. Every few years I’ll open up the next console’s games to them. By the time they’re teens they’ll have caught up with modern gaming and can truly appreciate how good graphics, controls, and stories can be these days.
@FP Waiter, you are a good person.
@FP Waiter, yeah, and I’m gonna expose my kids to different diseases to make them appreciate modern medicine.
@BananaForScale, I’m not sure what you mean exactly, but if you’re comparing old retro games to diseases, you’re sorely mistaken. Lots of NES games aren’t just playable, they’re extremely fun. I specifically don’t want my kids viewing old games as outdated or obsolete, but instead different and fun because of their limitations.
@FP Waiter, I started on a SNES and I never lived in the 90’s
@Siska the Khajiit, started on a NES (emulator) And never played a newer console until 2012
@FP Waiter, while I like the idea of making your child appreciate modern games, in reality all you’d be doing is either stunting their social life or making them resent you. It’s a good-hearted thought, but are you gonna keep them from going to their friend’s houses to play games until they’re teenagers?
@BananaForScale, I wouldn’t ban them from other video games, I just would give them access to a smaller, curated library at home. Obviously my 10 year old wouldn’t be allowed to play M rated games without my approval (or probably at all). Mostly I’m trying to not spoil my kids with the latest and greatest, so they can appreciate the classics.
@FP Waiter, obviously you shouldn’t let your 10 year old play M rated games (I don’t think that was ever an argument). I’m all for having both new and old consoles, and occasionally playing the old one with them. But spoilage is relative, so buying your kid a new console for christmas and a new game for their birthday isn’t spoiling if it’s the social norm (finally referring back to my original joke).
@BananaForScale, the root of my idea stems from kids today who see NES games and laugh at how inferior they are to modern games. Maybe my approach could be tweaked, but I want my kids to love and appreciate the classics, which will in turn help them appreciate the latest games even more.
@BananaForScale, you and FP Waiter just... you both get me... (I didn't read anything past your first two posts... I worry it'll ruin the mood)
@Siska the Khajiit,
YOU ARE MY FRIEND NOW
Hey so my little brother and I play street fighter (well any game really) and I NEVER let him win. A lot of the times he cries and complains to my mom and tells me to let him. Which we have this whole debate, should you let kids win at games. I'm of the school of though where no, kids should earn their victories because it's a huge accomplishment. No drug can compare to adrenaline rush of defeating something or someone that you were unable to before. Then again I'm a grown ass 20 year old man and he's a 5 year old that still runs away in terror when he has to turn the lights off.
@generic zombie, when I play video games with my kid, I let her win every once in awhile. Partially so that she doesn’t lose interest and try to make me do other stuff I don’t wanna do... but mostly because I know that it’s good for her self-esteem to win sometimes. I do the same with board games and other things. As she gets older, I let her win less often, but she also beats me when I’m trying to win a lot more often than she used to. She’s a bad ass at Mario Kart, now.
@generic zombie, to be fair his brain isn't fully developed so he's literally at a handicap, also you let them win to boost their self esteem just like how lions roar in pain when bitten by a cub even though they hardly felt anything, it's to encourage trying and developing skills, not letting him win could discourage him from being a gamer or from trying things he thinks would be too challenging
Love how his bags gradually increase in size.
I wish it were like this, atleast I can still get enjoyment by watching my son play games though.
@Gerbosou, I skip sleep for video games now. Worth it.
@HoorayFerSocks, I try but I have 2 kids full time online school and I work full time.... atleast my degree is in game design lol.
@Gerbosou, yeah, I had no time for games while I was in school. Now I’m trying to catch up on all the games I missed, but there’s just not enough time in the day :’(
@HoorayFerSocks, I know right, I only get to play for like 2 hours every other day.
The nose keeps getting better and better