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What Kinds Of Video Games Should Parents Buy Their Kids

Each year, the gaming industry gains even greater levels of success. But there are quite a few things you need to keep in mind as far as video games go. This article has helpful advice for both players and parents. Apply the advice from this article and you will be on your way to becoming one of the many video game lovers out there.

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Snookies121858d ago (Edited 1858d ago )

How about NOT things like Call of Duty? I see way too many kids with their parents at Gamestop buying those when a new one is coming out... It's just a bit of a facepalm moment when the parents have no idea what it is and all the kid is going to do is cuss nonstop online... It really ruins the game experience for me when I have to contend with that in some games, and is one of the reasons I tend to stay away from online modes in most games.

LOGICWINS1857d ago

But what if COD is really what the kid wants?

Snookies121857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

Look, if they're at least close to the age limit (around 16-17) I say let their parents buy it. I don't have a problem with that. It's when I see KIDS under 15 years old going in there with their parents and having them buy the game while the kid is looking around the store. I've even heard the parents saying they have no idea what the game is while purchasing it...

LOGICWINS1857d ago

"It's when I see KIDS under 15 years old going in there with their parents and having them buy the game while the kid is looking around the store. I've even heard the parents saying they have no idea what the game is while purchasing it..."

I must be missing something. Whats the problem with that? Most parents know very little about games, and thats fine. They aren't the ones playing it.

ForgottenProphecy1857d ago

@Logicwins
I believe what he is saying is that parents are oblivious to the mature content in the video game. Sure, there is a big fat "M" on the box, but do parents really inspect that? Not only the online content, but also all the murdering and what not. Most 15 year olds curse and essentially cyber bully each other, teaching them to carry it into the real world
I personally think it's irresponsible of a parent to allow their kids to play rated M games at a certain age, like 15 or lower, without knowing the content of the game. Hell, I wasn't allowed to play GTA until I turned 17.

LOGICWINS1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

"Hell, I wasn't allowed to play GTA until I turned 17."

WOW..thats hardcore. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I've never been told by my parents that I wasn't old enough to play a game. When I first got GTA3, I played for at least 10 hours a day for a couple weeks. I was still in middle school at this point.

Ten years later I turned out just fine. I've made the honor roll in high school and college for 8 years consecutively and I'm now going for my Master's. I have no kids, I don't do any illicit drugs, I have no criminal record, and I've never done so much as hit anyone with full force.

As a parent, you need to instill common sense in your child. They have to understand that stabbing someone with an ice pick in real life will garner consequences.

rainslacker1857d ago

It's like logic says...it really depends on the kid. Some kids at 15 or less are perfectly capable of handling what a mature game offers, while others are not. It shouldn't be up to us to put out a blanket statement that all 15yo kids are incapable of knowing right from wrong, thus they shouldn't play certain games.

There are too many parents who can't see their kids doing wrong though, and think that their kids are intelligent young adults when the truth is the complete opposite.

JackBNimble1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

Kids see more garbage on tv and netficks then f*cken cod. Most of you guys that blame parents for this or that don't even have kids, please give it a rest.
I promised my 11 year old son that I will buy him Bop2 if and only if he improves his grades in school (btw , I play cod aswell), and I feel fine about it. When I get GTA V i will even let him play that, as long as he behaves and does well in school.

Hey , knock me all you want , but I use games as incentive to get my kid to do good in school and do his chores. Atleast I have something to motivate him... believe me, my boy knows that I can and will lock him out of the PS3, it's been done before.

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TheLyonKing1858d ago

Ones that are age appropriate, I don't mind kids playing gta and things but don't let kids come online and Play games like COD

I played many 18 plus games when I was little so am not going to preach how it is bad. It's just when they come online that bugs me.

Saave_Dragon1857d ago

I don't think games where you can kill someone are bad, its alot better than killing someone in real life.

Jenova1857d ago

"not the call of booty...I mean call of duty kind!" you know because there not ready for that kind of action but shooting a iraqi in the head (and tea bagging) that's a different story.....?

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shivvy241857d ago

Jak and Daxter , Ratchet and Clank , Original Spyro and Crash AND the shitload of mario donkeykong etc

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