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The kids love to game!  (Source: AP)
This also just in -- boys also enjoy more violent, sexual video games

Studies show lots of interesting things about American society.  A recent study showed 80 percent of Americans regularly use the internet, somewhat dispelling the notion that only the elderly show little internet use.  Another recent study indicated that middle aged women were the highest at risk for internet addiction.

Now a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 97 percent of kids played video games regularly.  The survey group was composed of 1,102 young people between 12 and 17, and also polled their parents on topics.

Boys do hold a slim lead in video game play percentage.  While 94 percent of girls now play video games, 99 percent of boys do.  Video games may be the great uniter, as race, ethnicity, income, and, for the most part, gender showed little variation.  In fact, 7 percent of kids said they didn't even have a computer in their house, but they owned a game console.

The kids also play a lot.  Apparently the outdoors is getting lonely, with over half of respondents saying they had played a game the day before.  They also play lots of different kinds of games, with 80 percent of respondents saying they played 5 or more games regularly.  Among the top games among the kids were "Guitar Hero," "Halo 3," "Madden NFL," solitaire and "Dance Dance Revolution."

Also, apparently the ESRB does little to keep games out of the hands of kids.  While 75 percent of parents said they "always" or "sometimes" check their children's games' ratings, a large portion of children listed a "M" or "AO" game as one of their favorites.  One clear difference between the boys and the girls was that the boys preferred games with drugs, sex, violence, and other mature themes, with 50 percent of boys saying an "M" or "AO" game was among their favorites.  Only 14 percent of girls listed an "M" or "AO" game as one of their top picks.

While some video game censorship bloodhounds may heed the study as a battle cry, its author Joseph Kahne, a study co-author and dean of the education school at Mills College in California, said there's no such thing as a "good" or "bad" game, and that even mature games can have some merit for kids.  He states even "violent" games like "Halo" offered "more than average opportunities for players to help one another."  Other studies have also shown games improve reflexes.  So perhaps parents should not be so quick to blast that "Dead or Alive: Beach Volleyball", after all it is teaching valuable hand eye coordination -- and perhaps even teamwork.

Interestingly, kids who played games like "Halo" or "Smash Brothers" face to face, showed above average interest in civic participation.  These kids expressed above average interest in charity and volunteerism.  Mimi Ito, an anthropologist describes, "Gaming is the reason to get together -- but they're probably talking about other things."

Rather than criticize, Jesse Schell, a professor of entertainment technology at Carnegie Mellon University, says the study shows that parents should take the time to game with their kid.  She states, "If more parents would take the time to play the same things their children are playing -- or even better, play with them -- it would benefit both parents and children."

Around a third of parents said they played games with their children.  It may be an increasing trends as most of the parents responding yes were younger than 40, and thus grew up during the early days of console gaming.

Fortunately for America's obesity epidemic, active games seemed quite popular, with many respondents expressing love for "Wii Fit" or "Dance Dance Revolution".  Katherine Graden, a Chicago teen is among those who are big on the "Wii Fit".  But, she adds, "For me it's always schoolwork first."





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LOL, American kids are ...
By SunAngel on 9/17/08, Rating: 0
RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 3:04:48 PM , Rating: 5
Then maybe they shouldn't have bought said house if they couldn't afford it.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By Clauzii on 9/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By SunAngel on 9/17/2008 3:30:22 PM , Rating: 2
Obvioulsy, FITCamero doesn't comprend the severity of the situation households are facing, or maybe he does and don't give a ratts ass. Either way I hope he never has to experience the truths of life and realize you can do everything right -- work hard, raise a family, and chase the dream -- and then have the rug snatched out from under you and you fall flat on your back.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By nycromes on 9/17/2008 3:45:16 PM , Rating: 5
Obviously you don't understand that people were borrowing/spending well beyond their means for years and its finally caught up with us. Given there was some predatory lending going on and whatnot, but no one forced the hands of those who signed on variable rate mortgages. They made their own bed and now they have to lie in it.

Also, they borrowed before the housing market dropped, if they could afford it then, they should be able to afford it now. Those who can't didn't plan accordingly. I know life can throw us all curveballs, but thats why you have to plan for allowances in your budget to offset unforseen costs. Once again, those who didn't are the ones in trouble and it is their own fault.

What does it all come down to in the end? Personal Responsibility, no one has a right to own a house, we must all spend within our means and budget our money.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 4:07:24 PM , Rating: 3
Exactly. You have the right towards the PURSUIT of happiness. Not a right to be happy.

quote:
They made their own bed and now they have to lie in it.


And the problem now is that they don't. The government once again will come in and bail people out so that the politicians can look like heroes and get reelected. If this hadn't been an election year you can be damn sure they probably wouldn't have passed the legislation.

This is a scary time for responsible citizens. We now are responsible for the home loans of others not just through the housing bail out, but through the government seizing control over Fannie and Freddie which now makes the taxpayer liable for several trillion in loans. Add to that the $65 billion dollar bailout for AIG today. So in less than 3 months, the federal government has basically become the primary holder of home loans in the US. And if people default on those loans, it comes out of our taxes to repay them.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 9/17/2008 4:22:01 PM , Rating: 4
As an employee at one of the 2 GSE's FITCamaro, I can tell you that the tax payers will pay exactly 0 dollars. It was nothing but a political face saving move to take us over.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 4:46:31 PM , Rating: 2
Regardless of the reason, it represents a very scary situation.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By JustTom on 9/18/2008 1:11:47 AM , Rating: 2
You could tell us that but you would also be wrong. Beyond the fact that the federal government now has explicit risk for any bad loan owned by Fannie and Freddie the government plans on spending at least 100 billion to bolster inadequate capital. There is no chance in hell that this will not cost taxpayers anything.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 9/18/2008 9:13:37 AM , Rating: 2
The inadequate capital so far is nothing but a dollar amount allocated as a reserve slush fund to bolster several of the larger companies should shit hit the fan. Nobody has used it, and there is little chance it will be used because the SGE's and several other of the major mortgage companies are sufficently capitalized according to not only us but the oversight committee's, regulators, and the damn auditors. The 100 billion you mention is a pie in the sky dollar amount based on worst case scenarios. Yuo really need to stop taking at face value the bullshit written in the media. Those idiots couldn't report the facts accurately if their lives depended on it.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By JustTom on 9/18/2008 12:56:08 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, please. The initial CBO estimate was 25 billion dollars. And the CBO is well known for being conservative in its estimates. Do I really need to list the fines and penalties Fannie has paid for shoddy accounting practices? How both Freddie and Fannie overstated earnings and understated liabilities for years?
It is far beyond the press knocking Fannie and Freddie, the market has also. If I wanted to talk worst case scenario I would have quoted Fortune, instead of the government. Their number is 1 trillion. The movement from implicit federal guarantee to explicit federal guarantee was done for a reason; the market does not even remotely trust Freddie of Fannie. And they have good reason not to.

Lets have this discussion in two years, and see if the Feds didnt lay out any money.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By SunAngel on 9/17/2008 4:08:36 PM , Rating: 3
Thank you for your reply.

What bothers me is no one seems to have compassion for the 1000s of employees that were laid off or lost their jobs due to downsizing or some other form of contraction and were unable to immediately get another job. Of course there were those households that had two incomes (husband and wife working) and now their is only one income. Or, also the households that spent everything and never saved anything. I, personally, have no compassion for the later two. But, those that went to work everyday, made significant contributions to their firms and now are tossed on the street like cigarette butts...come on man you have to feel something for these people. Are you so hardened that any type of humility has left your body for good?


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By nycromes on 9/17/2008 4:29:53 PM , Rating: 2
I do feel for those people, all of them even those that didn't manage their money right or those that have a second source of income. I also feel for myself and all those who have to bail them out. Its certainly not their fault, but its not mine either, why should I have to pay because of their bad luck? I wouldn't expect others to be obligated to pay because I had some bad luck. My question is why should I have to pay for a bad thing that happened to someone else that wasn't my fault? Its a reasonable question and one that should be asked.

I think with the part of my body that was built for thinking, my brain. Unfortunately, I see way too many people thinking with their heart/emotions and those were not designed for logical thought. Not to say you are doing one or the other, its just a comment on society.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 4:43:49 PM , Rating: 4
I also feel nothing but sympathy for people facing hard times. But why should these people get their mortgages made more affordable when those who are making their payments get nothing?

It has nothing to do with a lack of sympathy or compassion. Same with illegal immigration. Yes I feel bad that living in Mexico sucks. And many of the other countries illegal aliens come from. But that does not mean I'm prepared to let their population suck our system dry and let them violate our laws just because they've had it rough.

I mean if I lost my job tomorrow, what would I get? Nothing. It isn't the governments job to provide money for those facing hard times.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By xti on 9/17/08, Rating: -1
By StevoLincolnite on 9/17/2008 8:58:45 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I mean if I lost my job tomorrow, what would I get? Nothing. It isn't the governments job to provide money for those facing hard times.


Depends on which country you live in, and what kind of wealth "Re-Distributions" are in place, The Pensioners here should be getting a pay-rise of at least 30 dollars a week in Australia, At the moment now that the U.S Economy seems to be on the rise, Mortgage rates, Fuel Prices, Food Prices all seem to be dropping significantly here.

If I lost my Job, I would go on the "Looking for work" Scheme, or as otherwise known as "The Dole" - which is really $430 every 2 weeks to apply for 6 jobs in your area, or as many people do it, random Phone Numbers out of a phone book, plus if there is a "Major" close-down of a factory where there is hundreds of jobs leaving, the Government usually pokes it's nose in it and tries to re-locate the workers, and offer payment incentives, extra training and what not.


By foolsgambit11 on 9/18/2008 1:46:42 PM , Rating: 2
I personally sympathize with people in this situation, but they still made a poor choice. If they weren't upside-down in their mortgage, they would be able to sell their assets and get out of the situation they are in. Taking on debt is a risk, and people (as well as Wall Street) shouldn't be shielded from losses on that risk (unless they are also shielded from profits). And feeling compassion for people on hard times does not necessarily translate into a need for action to come to their assistance, or an absolution of guilt.

As an analogy, I can feel compassion for the smoker suffering from lung cancer, but that doesn't mean that I don't blame them for their situation, nor do I necessarily think the American taxpayer should be on the line for their medical bills.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By Clauzii on 9/18/2008 9:41:54 AM , Rating: 2
I agree, but in the banks I know they are pretty good at telling people what their bounds are. And thereby I'm saying that the banks might have been too 'positive' in too many cases.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 4:01:00 PM , Rating: 2
The value of your home dropping under the amount of money you owe on it only affects those looking to sell. Not keep their home. Due to the recent legislation, we the taxpayers are not only subsidizing those who's mortgages adjusted to a higher rate because they were stupid enough to take a variable rate, but also those who bought the home with the intent to sell it quickly and weren't able to. So we're subsidizing someones investment.

I could have bought a home earlier this year with one of these variable rate loans. But I was smart enough not to. And I chose not to buy something I couldn't afford. Many people ran out and bought homes that they could only afford under the lower variable rate without thinking the rates would adjust higher any time soon. That was their decision and thus their responsibility. If they couldn't pay, they should lose their home. Same as if you buy a car and can no longer make payments, it gets repossessed.

Life is not fair. The problem this new legislation has caused is it has once again shown people that they don't have to take any responsibility for their actions and decisions because if they get in trouble, the government will bail them out. So these bad decisions will continue to be made in the future. And it all happens at the expense of those who are responsible.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By drebo on 9/17/2008 8:32:25 PM , Rating: 2
In these United Socialist States of America, it is our responsibility as good citizens to help out our good comrades. We should tithe 50% to the betterment of our more laz..I mean, less fortunate brothers and pass on the rest of our selfishly-wrought gains to the stupi...I mean, unlucky brothers who bought homes at the wrong time with money they knew they'd never have.

(P.S. that's what you get if you vote Obama.)


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By DKaneda on 9/17/2008 10:02:11 PM , Rating: 2
[Sarcasm Mode ON]Help american economy.. Buy a gun and shoot those poor people..[Sarcasm Mode OFF]

Why shouldn't you help them out? You (americans) made money on their back. It's payback time.. Except for those who got away with those $M300 your government used to save your banks.

That is the question I keep asking myself: where has this money gone ??


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By BansheeX on 9/18/2008 8:44:54 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, you are not entitled to go into your neighbors' homes and pinch something out of their wallets if you screw up. You can't hold a vote to effectively do that either if you outnumber them, it's called private property rights. And just because some psuedo-government CEO from Fannie Mae got a payoff and is out in Bermuda somewhere, it doesn't make it okay for you to "pay them back" by stealing from your neighbors. That's just plain goofy.

And as for the OP's little quip inferring McCain is somehow less socialist, he isn't. He supports the same exact socialist policies that cause economic bubbles, central banking and the price fixing of interest rates. He supports subsidization of industry, inflation, high taxation, special tax credits, Social Security, Medicare, Department of Education, on and on, and he has over 100 lobbyists in his campaign. Corporatism is a form of socialism because it requires colluding with government-specific powers. If you wanted any kind of real fix, you would have voted for Ron Paul, but a real fix is going to hurt for a while and you can't get elected promising less government, more personal responsibility, and the pain of a recession to let the market reallocate resources from housing to manufacturing. So we'll just elect some feel-good candidate promising another quick government fix, another bailout for anyone who fails with someone else's money, and eventually there will be no point to having a good business, working hard, anything, because if you make a bad choice and fail, you're entitled to your neighbor's earnings, and if you make a good product and a profit, you have to give it up to those who fail.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By MrSmurf on 9/17/2008 11:05:03 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Most families I'll guess, are probably capable at the time they bought it. But since, the value of the market has dropped significantly, and brings the situation of peoples houses having less value than the loans they obtained to byu it. And that can hurt, if the market don't stableize fast and soon.


The market value of your house does not change your house payment. These people borrowed using a variable rate loan which means their payment can go up depending on the money market (like an interest rate on a credit card). Not that these people deserve it, but they should have did better research, lived within their means and saved a little bit of money. There have been people on tv showing big houses, RVs, 4 kids and taking luxury vacations while they're making average pay. Now they are living in a van. I have no sympathy for people like that. They are idiots.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By therealnickdanger on 9/17/2008 4:32:06 PM , Rating: 3
How dare you imply that a person should LEARN anything about the economy. How dare you imply that a person should LEARN anything about mortgages and rates. How dare you imply that a person should LEARN anything about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

OUTrageous.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 4:44:54 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I know. Gonna go whip myself later for my blasphemy. Naked with a studded leather whip.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By Hiawa23 on 9/18/2008 12:11:27 PM , Rating: 2
Then maybe they shouldn't have bought said house if they couldn't afford it.

I get so sick & tired of hearing people say this. Sure, there are plenty that got in over their head but what about those who lost their jobs due to businesses cutting back or how about those whose jobs cut their hours back, so, although, what you say is correct, it isn't the case for alot of home owners.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By BansheeX on 9/18/2008 12:54:42 PM , Rating: 2
So, basically they bought a home based on the expectation of a certain type of income. Seems to me that you should take into account the possibility that you may lose your job and get another that pays less. Surely, you make financial decisions in life that account for what could happen? I have a programmer friend exactly like this, he and his wife bought a VERY nice first home and SUV on credit on the expectation of job security. He was laid off a year later, got another job with a company that makes navigational tools for SUVs, got laid off from that one this year, and is currently looking for another job. He was fresh out of college with debt, had no savings, was not paying attention to the markets, and got completely blindsided. He COULD have bought a home half as expensive and avoided all his worries, but had big eyes and was overly confident in his job security.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By wempa on 9/18/2008 1:22:19 PM , Rating: 3
Amen to that . When I was buying my first house, I could have bought one that was a lot more expensive and depleted my savings down to almost nothing. Instead, I used common sense and bought something reasonable so I'd have a buffer in case I lost my job or ran into some other emergency. Too many people are just idiots when it comes to making these kinds of decisions.


RE: LOL, American kids are ...
By BansheeX on 9/18/2008 1:18:10 PM , Rating: 3
Also, I should mention that a lot of home buyers were buying homes with no down payment, bad credit, etc. These people had no business buying a home and they will learn from their mistake. They can actually walk away taking nothing but a credit hit (better than continuing to pay a mortgage twice what the home can be sold for on the market) and leave the bank with the home.

Buying a home on credit is a huge personal responsibility, it means paying back your creditor on a monthly basis including interest in order to get it and live in it before you can actually afford it. That's the whole concept, and it's a dangerous game that a lot of people play too early and lose. But if you let the bad homeowners default, they walk away and rent, and the home is sold at a loss to a prudent saver wanting a home. That's why the banks are going under, they can't sell them at bubble values, they can only sell them at losses to prudent savers, but they don't want to. So what they're doing is getting the government to pay them with inflation (new money hot off the press) so that prudent savers are effectively getting their existing dollars debased in order to prop up the nominal value of homes. It's a complete transfer of the losses, sold to the public on the concept that letting them go under will cause more harm, which is untrue. We've long needed a recession to reallocate resources to the proper sectors, and it hurts, but hyperinflation and nationalization of industry is what's worse.


Oh the Irony...
By Innocent Hawk on 9/17/2008 2:42:29 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
"Dead or Alive: Beach Volleyball", after all it is teaching valuable hand eye coordination

This has my vote for the most ironic sentence in a DailyTech article to date.




RE: Oh the Irony...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 9/17/2008 2:44:39 PM , Rating: 5
That's not all it's teaching.......


RE: Oh the Irony...
By jadeskye on 9/17/2008 2:49:29 PM , Rating: 3
I'd be more interested in what the 3% were doing...


RE: Oh the Irony...
By monitorjbl on 9/17/2008 3:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
More drugs than the other 97%, I would imagine. Possibly selling them as well with all the free time they have.


RE: Oh the Irony...
By Clauzii on 9/17/2008 3:25:16 PM , Rating: 2
Cleaning the controllers for the next game.


RE: Oh the Irony...
By Clauzii on 9/17/2008 2:51:03 PM , Rating: 2
"Gaming is the reason to get together -- but they're probably talking about other things."


RE: Oh the Irony...
By Bender 123 on 9/17/2008 3:02:27 PM , Rating: 1
Hand / "something else" coordination?


RE: Oh the Irony...
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 3:06:35 PM , Rating: 1
Heh. Me and my roommate downloaded and played that game on our hacked Xbox in college just to see what the big deal was about. Got bored with it in about half an hour.


RE: Oh the Irony...
By FaceMaster on 9/17/2008 5:13:06 PM , Rating: 2
Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero are far more physical than most games. Good exercise!

After Dead or Alive I tend to do quite a lot of 'physical exercise' as well. I blame the game for my RSI- and nobody suspects a thing!


Duh!
By techhappy on 9/17/2008 4:05:33 PM , Rating: 3
I don't get what so revealing about this study, any reasonably alive person would know that yes, almost every kid these days plays video games.

The biggest "DUH" moment on Dailytech.com in ages.




RE: Duh!
By nycromes on 9/17/2008 4:33:19 PM , Rating: 3
I second this thought, it seems that people will "study" anything these days. Even things commonly known. Soon we will have studies detailing that hot things can burn our skin or that its easier to see when lights are on.

It kinda makes me wonder if we are heading the way of Idiocracy.


RE: Duh!
By dubldwn on 9/17/2008 6:35:15 PM , Rating: 2
???

While I admittedly don’t know any girls aged 12–17, I’m absolutely shocked that 94% play video games. If asked I would have guessed something way lower, maybe 20%. I really think this is a new phenomenon, partly because of the wii. When I was 12–17, I can assure you it was nowhere near 94%. Certainly nowhere near 50%.


RE: Duh!
By nycromes on 9/18/2008 10:56:21 AM , Rating: 2
Point taken, but I think they are considering things like online flash games video games as well. Heck, if you counted Snood a few years ago the number was probably that high as well. Games like MMOs, The Sims, etc seem to be very popular with girls now adays. Being young, I have noticed many girls starting to play games more and more frequently.

Though I suppose that 94% was higher than I would have pegged female play rates, but I would still have put it at least at 75%. Of course, this may be news to many people, I just didn't find it that groundbreaking.


RE: Duh!
By foolsgambit11 on 9/18/2008 1:50:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I think Jason got the irony too. That's why the subtitle is, "This also just in -- boys also enjoy more violent, sexual video games"


The 97% statistic may explain a lot
By Beenthere on 9/17/2008 4:07:11 PM , Rating: 1
...of the reasons why we live in an upside down world where kids can't do math without a calculator, many have no respect for laws and most have a $100/mo. cellphone bill. Is it any surprise the world is upside down?




By saiga6360 on 9/17/2008 5:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
Well at least it is not flat, like you probably still believe it is.


RE: The 97% statistic may explain a lot
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 5:15:33 PM , Rating: 3
Kids can't do math without a calculator because they don't study and their parents don't make them study.

They don't have any respect for the laws because their parents don't teach them respect.

They have $100/month cell phone bills because their parents let them.

The problems you mention are all the fault of the parents.


RE: The 97% statistic may explain a lot
By Beenthere on 9/17/08, Rating: 0
By JoshuaBuss on 9/18/2008 11:42:03 AM , Rating: 3
only a fool thinks that children are not shaped by their parents' teaching and guidance.


Hmmm...
By quiksilvr on 9/17/2008 3:18:06 PM , Rating: 2
What's the other 3% doing?




RE: Hmmm...
By othercents on 9/17/2008 3:58:06 PM , Rating: 2
They are the hoodlums on the street causing all the ruckus.


RE: Hmmm...
By saiga6360 on 9/17/2008 5:05:50 PM , Rating: 2
Amish? Do they even count?


RE: Hmmm...
By JoshuaBuss on 9/18/2008 11:39:36 AM , Rating: 2
good point.. were people like the Amish even included in the study? somehow I doubt it.


video games cure cancer man!
By bety on 9/17/2008 4:32:24 PM , Rating: 2
Halo and Smash bros. correlate with civic participation. Thus, kids get together to talk about the games, but also end up talking about civics. LOL. Anthropologists and Game Entertainment researchers are an intellectual joke.

This whole thing is moronic. Reads like a fanboy ra-ra article for video-games written by nerds. It is just as stupid as extremists who say video-games are the root of all evil!

I have heard this stuff for over 30 yrs. Give it up people.

1.sacrificing video-games for a life is VERY BAD
2.some games are not suitable for various ages = BAD
3.games as a whole, when part of a balanced life are FINE
4.many of the people reading this game TOO MUCH = BAD
5.consoles are very popular now, we all know this, they are just games, it's not a big deal
6.if this is what your academic career is centered on, you really really suck = BAD.




RE: video games cure cancer man!
By FoundationII on 9/17/2008 5:47:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
1.sacrificing video-games for a life is VERY BAD


So we should sacrifice a life for video games?
If I were to choose between a life and video games I'd sacrifice the video games any day.


RE: video games cure cancer man!
By bety on 9/17/2008 7:00:16 PM , Rating: 2
You have a point. On reflection I would choose the life as well ;-)


By Mojo the Monkey on 9/17/2008 6:45:32 PM , Rating: 1
RE: the title

Did we really need a study to tell us this?




RE: "Study Shows 97 Percent of Kids Play Video Games"
By Regs on 9/18/2008 10:13:42 AM , Rating: 2
I drive down residential streets and see signs that say "Slow Down - Kids at Play". The sign seems to be a little outdated and it's really sad. No kids in sight are out in their lush green yards that their fathers won't let them walk on, or in the park because of the fear of predators.

Mother does not stay home any longer. Time to hire a baby sitter and buy an X-Box.


By nycromes on 9/18/2008 10:57:37 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Time to hire a baby sitter and buy an X-Box.


In all too many families, they are one in the same.


Where's the love?
By FITCamaro on 9/17/2008 3:08:12 PM , Rating: 2
For us game playing adults? Who outnumber the kids who play games. And actually pay for the games we play.




RE: Where's the love?
By Clauzii on 9/17/2008 3:27:58 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of kids here in Denmark play the free flashgames that are on the net. Some of those games are actually well made.


Your mom, your dating oreintation, teabaging, etc.
By austinag on 9/17/2008 3:23:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Gaming is the reason to get together -- but they're probably talking about other things.


If you spend any amount of time in open games on Xbox Live you'll be much more disturbed by what they are talking about the what they are playing...




By Hieyeck on 9/17/2008 3:26:35 PM , Rating: 2
as I read this, here was the random quote right below it:

"I f***ing cannot play Halo 2 multiplayer. I cannot do it." -- Bungie Technical Lead Chris Butcher

I couldn't help but chuckle.


parents playing todays games
By poodles on 10/14/2008 10:18:41 AM , Rating: 2
I remember playing hardball for the Genesis with my dad when I was younger. When games got all "3-D" his 1958 born brain couldn't handle it anymore. I was just imagining what it would have been like if I had been playing Ninja Gaiden 2 with my father instead. Imagine a fourth grader and his parents sitting down to a long night of virtual dismemberment and gore. Mom would probably throw up with todays graphics.




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