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Poll: Do you have kids who play video games? (147 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have kids who play video games?

  1. No, I don't have any kids. (63 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. No, they're too young. (8 votes [5.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.44%

  3. No, they're not interested. (2 votes [1.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.36%

  4. Yes, but they started playing when they were older. (3 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  5. Yes, and they started when they were very young. (71 votes [48.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.30%

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#1 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:42 PM

So I've got three nephews (10, 5 & 2) and two nieces (7 & 5). The two older boys play games a lot, with the younger of the two playing since he was, like, 2. The girls are less interested, but still play on occasion.

Now, I don't have any kids of my own, but I was thinking what are the playing habits of people's kids out there?

#2 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:52 PM

I am way too young to have kids...

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:05 PM

Almost 4 yr. old here, he likes to surf the internet or use the mouse for educational computer games but hasn't picked up a controller yet. He likes to watch me play some console games when he likes the characters like Harry Potter or Spongebob so it's only a matter of time.

#4 Atari~e OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:51 PM

No, I don't have any kids but I have a 9 year old nephew that likes to play his PSP & DS I just bought him last week :0)...

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#5 Red 5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:54 PM

My 4 year old plays computer games, wii, DS, V-Smile and sometimes I let him play Project Gotham on the 360.

Most importantly though, whenever I get a new Atari game to add to the collection, he always gets very excited
to be the tester. :cool:

He only gets to play video games an hour a day.
Most of the time, he never reaches his hour.

He just got his orange belt in Tae Kwon Do and that is what most of his free time goes to.
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#6 nathanallan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:07 PM

Roberto plays some, but only if there's a lot of shooting and stuff involved. He doesn't get that there's a storyline involved, and goals and stuff. He's 16, and knows everything by now :lolblue:

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#7 Recycled OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:28 AM

I am way too young to have kids...



Me too. I don't know how I got mine.

#8 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:05 AM

No rugrats here.

#9 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:42 AM

I am way too young to have kids...



Me too. I don't know how I got mine.


no, your 39, a normal age to have kids. Im only 14.

#10 Recycled OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:32 AM

I am way too young to have kids...



Me too. I don't know how I got mine.


no, your 39, a normal age to have kids. Im only 14.


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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:43 PM

So I've got three nephews (10, 5 & 2) and two nieces (7 & 5). The two older boys play games a lot, with the younger of the two playing since he was, like, 2. The girls are less interested, but still play on occasion.

Now, I don't have any kids of my own, but I was thinking what are the playing habits of people's kids out there?

My kids are 24,18,15 and 13. They have all played since a young age. I repair and collect arcade machines as a hobby and we have most home consoles ever made setup in a large room of my office and some in the office (7800). My oldest wants a Gameworks party for his 24th bday.. I have no one to blame but myself!

#12 midnight8 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:23 PM

got a 14 yr old and he has a jaguar, game cube n64, nintendo ds, and a wii. He plays constantly mostly the ds. I also have a 4 year old he plays the vsmile a lot portable and console. He also likes to play my wolfenstein 3d on jaguar and mario karts on n64

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:41 PM

So I've got three nephews (10, 5 & 2) and two nieces (7 & 5). The two older boys play games a lot, with the younger of the two playing since he was, like, 2. The girls are less interested, but still play on occasion.

Now, I don't have any kids of my own, but I was thinking what are the playing habits of people's kids out there?

My kids are 24,18,15 and 13. They have all played since a young age. I repair and collect arcade machines as a hobby and we have most home consoles ever made setup in a large room of my office and some in the office (7800). My oldest wants a Gameworks party for his 24th bday.. I have no one to blame but myself!

How about some pics of the arcade?

#14 atarian63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:13 PM

So I've got three nephews (10, 5 & 2) and two nieces (7 & 5). The two older boys play games a lot, with the younger of the two playing since he was, like, 2. The girls are less interested, but still play on occasion.

Now, I don't have any kids of my own, but I was thinking what are the playing habits of people's kids out there?

My kids are 24,18,15 and 13. They have all played since a young age. I repair and collect arcade machines as a hobby and we have most home consoles ever made setup in a large room of my office and some in the office (7800). My oldest wants a Gameworks party for his 24th bday.. I have no one to blame but myself!

How about some pics of the arcade?

I can do some this weekend. It's in my 3 car garage which is now a no car garage. Hoping build a new garage or building and make an arcade similar to some of the ones we have all seen here recently. Luna city arcade style would be nice if $$$ permits. There are 22 here now and 4 more at my warehouse. Not that large compared to other collectors in Columbus but still fun. One pinball machine,(spirit of 76, EM machine) lots of classics, a few sitdown driving games, a cocktail millipede/centipede combo.I couple types of tank battle games. A good emphasis of Atari games. A 48 in one project cabinet(working but have to finish this summer), The obligatory shooting game Area 51/Maximum force combo. Kept a golden tee at the office.
They are all lined up in 4 rows with a fridge for adult beverages and some kids pop as well. Just kind of at a point where I need to either finish the garage or just face facts that I'll keep adding so I need to build.

You all might get a kick out of my office. The golden tee is in the outer office and I am hoping to bring up my arcanoid to the room as well. I have some arcade posters. (originals Framed) and a 2600 with a 6 cart switcher as well as a Jaguar setup in my main office on a 33" tv.
Clients get a kick out of it. Fun to see the suits act like kids again. It's a great icebreaker.

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:49 AM

The oldest daughter (11) plays her DS, Gamecube, and Wii mostly but sometimes will play other systems. The youngest daughter (3 1/2) I started her off young. She loves any game with Luigi and loves my 2600. Her favorite 2600 games are Dolphin, Oink (pig), and Donkey Kong (monkey). She likes them mainly because of the animals in them.

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:22 AM

I have two sons, ages 15 and 13. They both started around 6 or 7 with edutainment softeware like Math Blaster. They are now into both console and pc gaming. I got them Gameboys and then a N64, but they rarely play any console older than the Xbox 360 now. They've both gotten pretty heavy into pc gaming. I was thinking about getting a PS3 for Christmas, but the way they hog the gaming pc, I may just get another gaming pc. I'm rapidly running out of room though! I have a Win98SE gaming desktop and laptop, a WinXP desktop (my emulator machine ;) ) and a WinMCE gaming desktop on top of all my retro consoles!

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:53 AM

I have two 16 year old daughters and a 15 year old son... All of them are gamers; I remember Zoe sitting on my lap when she was three and playing Ridge Racer with me on our brand new PlayStation... They played with the NES and SNES when they were little, but the first game the three of them showed a consistent, long-term interest in was Nights Into Dreams on the Saturn... We bought them all Pokemon Gold Color Gameboy packs for Christmas when they were 7 and 6 years old, and that was it! They've all been pretty hard-core gamers ever since... My son's the PC gamer; the girls pretty much stick to their PSPs, DSs or the PS2, except for SIMS 2 which runs on their 3 year old laptops just fine...

#18 Lucky Man OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:02 AM

I have an 8 year old daughter. She started out playing my 2600 and a few plug & play controllers that I bought her a few years ago. She's not too interested in playing these days, but she did help me test out some of the new AtariAge homebrews that I got last month and liked a few of them alot.

The other day she asked me if she could get a Wii so she can play the new Hannah Montana game. :roll:

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:04 PM

We're a couple of DINK's but all of our neices and nephews play games.

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Posted Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:11 PM

We're a couple of DINK's but all of our neices and nephews play games.

DINK :D Haven't heard that one in a while :)

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Posted Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:15 AM

My 5 year old likes to play racing games.

#22 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:09 PM

We're a couple of DINK's but all of our neices and nephews play games.

DINK :D Haven't heard that one in a while :)

Yeah, all my single friends complain that they are broke all the time, I keep telling them they have to find someone with a job and move in together. It's amazing how much you can save when you consolodate expenses with someone else, and the lovin's nice too of course. ;)

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Posted Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:19 PM

While I don't have any kids of my own (yet), My 7 year old nephew loves Pac-Man. When I tell him that it was a game I used to play when i was his age, he looks at me strange....

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Posted Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:09 PM

You don't need all those options.

1. you have kids
2. you don't

#25 mos6507 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:27 PM

My daughter still plays 2600 games. She liked some of the holiday cart games. But flash games and downloadable games are starting to get more of her attention.




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