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Many parents avoid video games with kids

Jesse Lackman says his son spends a dozen hours a week waging medieval combat across the dreary dreamscapes of computer games. Just don't expect to find Lackman sitting beside him battling ogres and dragons.

"It's just such a waste of tim2e," said Lackman, 47, a power plant operator from Center, N.D. "I tell him, 'Do something that has some lasting value.'"

Lackman's avoidance of the digital diversions that captivate his 15-year-old son, Tyrus, is shared by many parents. More than four in 10, or 43 percent, of those whose young children play video or computer games never play along with them, according to an Associated Press-AOL Games poll released Monday.

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season0073359d ago

it makes their kids tired/bored of gaming

DiabloRising3359d ago

I love people who bash gaming as a HOBBY and think its a total waste of time, but spend all their time watching random athletes being paid 10's of millions of dollars to run up and down a field for 4 hours.

Don't even get me started on Nascar. Round and around and around around....

fenderputty3359d ago (Edited 3359d ago )

I'm 27 now. I'll think about kids in abother 3 -5 years. I can tell you this, I'll be taking part in their video games. I think a lof of people from my generation and into the newer ones would feel the same way.

Video games are still relatively new compared to other forms of entertainment such as TV, Movies, Sports etc etc. Once these newer generations of gamers reach the age of having kids, thing will change some.

TnS3359d ago (Edited 3359d ago )

The time2e typo is from the news. :) Sorry, I just noticed.

Other sites also copied it. :)
http://xs221.xs.to/xs221/07...

wh0am13359d ago

Yeah, my mom is like that all the time.

"Why are still playing videogames?
You're not five anymore, you should spent your time doing somehting more constructive."

Then i sually say:
"But this is constructive, it's stopping me from doing drugs.
And besdies, would a 5 year old know how to play these games?"

then hs ewould leave without a word.

Alpha_Gamer3359d ago

12 hours a week is less than 2 hours a day. What the heck is wrong with that? Its just an interest people have. My cousin spends a good 30+ hours playing the guitar a week, nobody gives him crap about it.

Alpha_Gamer3359d ago

12 hours a week is less than 2 hours a day. What the heck is wrong with that? Its just an interest people have. My cousin spends a good 30+ hours playing the guitar a week, nobody gives him crap about it.

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