Gaming is good for kids!

Bananas

Endangered Species
#1
It makes a refreshing change from the usual "Savage killer played GTA" story.


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UK parents think gaming is good

Microsoft survey cheers kids everywhere



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Microsoft has announced the results of its second annual Play Smart, Play Safe' study and it appears that the majority of parents believe that gaming is a force for good.
Microsoft's Play Smart, Play Safe study brings an encouraging positive to gaming, finding that 61 per cent of parents view computer games as a 'great social experience', just over half (52 per cent) feel that they bring the family closer together and 80 per cent see gaming as vital component in modern entertainment.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#2
My son is playing a lot with his dad. He and I play some games together too (we compete or plan together how to beat the game). So I guess in that way it does bring the family closer together. :hah:
 

Pugz

Ms. Malone
V.I.P.
#3
It is good for kids, especially if you have older ones playing Tomb Raider 'cause with that game you're constantly thinking and planning ahead.
 

Midget

Registered Member
#4


Nuff said! lol.

We try to play together, but I usually don't play unless it is my night off and everyone is asleep. She used to play Halo 2 with me. We had a game called "Don't kill pink". My Daughter was the pink Elite. And everyone turned their handicaps WAYYYYYYYY up. Except her. So it was like SWAT for her and normal for everyone else. But if we went against her, it would take one of us forever to kill her. It was hilarious.
 

Nightsurfer

~Lucky 13 strikes again~
#5
Gaming for kids is a great thing as long as the parents monitor the games their kids are playing. It improves the hand to eye coordination and reflexes and it is also a great way for the family to spend time with each other. If you have teens it is one of the best way to spend time with them while they are in the "Too cool to hang out with mom and dad" phase.

Me and my oldest play games all the time.