A lifelong gaming buddy of mine recently introduced a new baby boy into the world, his first child. When we were younger, we would talk about how we would get all of our kids together and have them go at it on videogames while us adults sat around and talked. Fastforward to today and his wife is numb to the idea of having games introduced into their son’s lives, and by numb I mean she does not want them around, period. She is the breadwinner in the house so it’s almost like he has to succumb to that reality. I let him permanently borrow my Wii, and his wife is even clamping down him playing that in fear that it will take away focus from raising their child and doesn’t want the system to be around when his son is of age.
I’ve been torn on the subject also, I feel that growing up, gaming took up a majority of my time, and while I feel that I came out on top, there are many an opportunity I felt I have missed because I was focused on beating Ruby weapon or staying up 12 hours mastering Ken in street fighter alpha 2. Where do you stand? do you plan to introduce gaming to your child once they get the appropriate age?