Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Kid Gamer #gaming #familygamer

Being of the generation that really saw the big boom when it comes down to gaming, I got to thinking where would I be if I was growing up today.  I compare my boys to how I was with gaming in my early teens, back when I was playing Final Fantasy 7 on my PlayStation.


My boys are suckers for gaming but, as cruel task masters parents have to be we have adopted the hard and faster rule of a small gaming session, as and when they have been earned. They have to endure long walks, baking challenges and tidying their rooms.

When I think back to my childhood I cannot remember there ever being a cap on gaming time, I am sure that when my cousin would stay overnight we would generally game from afternoon to early morning, sometimes sleeping for maybe an hour or two and then get back into the action again! That might well be the reason we got into proper online gaming with a passion.

For my boys now, there are some great titles they have at their finger tip, titles such as:

Skylanders:

I absolutely love the idea of have physical characters you change yourself, it adds to the immersion and feel of the game, as a child I could see that I would have spent many hours leveling each character up.

Disney Infinity:

Another character based game, however now you get to be your favourite movie characters! You can really see how the games companies are finding great ways to get more out of each title launch while delivering top notch and niche games.

Lego:

All the Lego titles that they have now, like Lego city which allows you to free roam or complete jobs (kind of like a soft version of Grand Theft Auto!), if I wasn’t playing computer games when I was a kid I was playing with Lego, so it’s great that’s it been transformed into pixels, however we still encourage the boys to play with the real thing! (We usually have several big Lego dens built up in their playroom!) Oh to be young again!

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