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Old 06-21-2020, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Something that just occurred to me - 3 year olds sleep a lot. Why aren't you playing when she's asleep? And playing with HER while she's awake?

No on says you CAN'T play, but the question is when, where, and how much - and whether it is a detriment to your family.
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Put down the controller and spend time with you kid. Problem solved.
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:49 AM
 
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What do you do while your wife is enjoying something by herself? Grow up.
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My wife works in child development and as such this exact topic has come up a few times in our household. I was an active gamer. Key word: was.

I trust my wife when she tells me it's not a good idea to let young children watch me game, whether something violent like Call of Duty, or a harmless puzzle game. So my video game time was then relegated to when the children were sleeping, and with headphones on.

Eventually, there were far too many household responsibilities to do that gaming took a permanent backseat. I have a 2.5 year old right now, and there is very little time for hobbies like that these days. Once in a while i'll fire up with PS4 at 11PM if I can't sleep. that's about the extent of my gaming these days.
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:07 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I'm a gamer.

Better safe than sorry, and besides, happy wife, happy life. Set your audio to "mono" and wear a single earbud.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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long-time gamer that knows more about gaming than you ever will, here. I was buying 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee cards when YOU was still in diapers.


there are certain games like DOOM or Resident Evil that you are just unable to play now. The sound effects of things like killing a zombie with a chainsaw, or a cultist exploding because you shot them with a flare gun that are ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING to young ears. There's a level in DOOM3 that takes place mostly in the dark - you have to kill BABY DEMONS that sound EXACTLY LIKE HUMAN BABIES. When we put a rated M for Mature, we aint messing around.



- learn to play and enjoy games rated E or E+10.

- puzzle games, world-building games - not FPShooters
- you should be playing Whale Tail + Animal Crossing so you can SHARE games with your kid(s). The goal is to teach them the magic. Not GTA so your kid can lookup over your shoulder to see how to rob a hooker and shoot a cop.


- turn the subwoofer down. Low frequency noises travel far.
- mono + earbud in one ear like the poster Frostnip above says
- play games on MUTE


eventually gaming might get to the point where 5 minutes of Candy Crush while you on the toilet is all you get.



Welcome to Parenthood.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7JcOuUTbr4
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Old 06-26-2020, 02:48 PM
 
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How noisy does it have to be?
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Townsville
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Playing games to occupy one's life has really become 'the norm' of so many people today? And, they are asking advice of others on a forum to help them deal with this crazy addiction? If Covid-19 doesn't wipe out this world then eventually the epidemic of increasing stupidity surely will. Moreover, these folks are actually breeding. My God ...Scottie, wherever you are ...please, beam me up.
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Old Yesterday, 11:27 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Playing games to occupy one's life has really become 'the norm' of so many people today? And, they are asking advice of others on a forum to help them deal with this crazy addiction? If Covid-19 doesn't wipe out this world then eventually the epidemic of increasing stupidity surely will. Moreover, these folks are actually breeding. My God ...Scottie, wherever you are ...please, beam me up.
It's no stupider than watching television or movies. Arguably it's less inane, as at least video games are interactive and often have a social component.
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Old Today, 10:19 PM
 
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Higher exposure to the violence is harmful. But as you are very cautious about your daughter it is not going to be psychologically disturbing for her.
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