Why I’m Worried About My Daughter’s Video Game Future

Kotaku - This is my daughter. Her nickname is Cheeks. I really want her to play video games. Like, I really, really do. One of her favorite things to grab when she wanders around the apartment is an Xbox 360 controller. She holds it the right way most of the time, presses the buttons and looks up at me with a big smile on her face.

This fills me with hope.

I dream of her experiencing the beauty of Flower, the bluesy feeling of Bastion and the atmosphere of BioShock. For all my artsy parental aspirations, though, I realize that she's probably going to come in through some more down-to-earth fare.

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dedicatedtogamers2173d ago (Edited 2173d ago )

As a parent, I want my son to have worthwhile games to play, the sort of games I grew up with. About a year ago (when my wife was pregnant for our son), I started buying up a lot of NES, SNES, Genesis, etc games. I have two huge trays of cartidges beneath my entertainment center. I also bought a 2nd DS and a 2nd PSP, and duplicates of several favs on those systems. Hey, I don't know what sort of games will be made by the time my kid is old enough, and I doubt there will be games of equivalent quality as Chrono Trigger, Sonic, DKC, Super Mario Bros 3, Metroid, etc.

ElementX2173d ago

Personally, I believe a parent can hope a child will play video games, soccer, dance, etc, however I think it should be the child who decides what they want to do for fun. Living vicariously through children isn't a good idea. How many parents force things upon children and get angry when they don't perform to expectations?