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There's quite a few among our community who have kids. Some, like Fish, have 9 or 12.

For those who don't yet, how would you teach your kid to game? What do you think would be essential for them to know if they're going to someday play with you side by side?

All assuming they like games of course.

My kids wouldn't have access to any of the new consoles. Instead, I would prepare a series of skill tests and trials on older legacy consoles (Atari 2600, NES, Genesis) for them to pass. Once they beat the trials of one console, they get to move up to the next. Eventually getting to whatever the latest and greatest console is.

Should teach them to appreciate games a heck of a lot more.
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This button turns on the TV.
This button turns on the controller and console.
Don't touch the shiny side of the disk.
Have fun.

Sent from my overclocked DroidX.
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When it comes to kids and gaming.My son has ADHD and it's hard for him to stick with anything more than a hour or so.Until he found Roblox.It's a pretty lame game but for a 12 year old it's pretty fun.It is the only FPS game I let him play.I give him the racing games to play but he is really wanting to do the Call of Duty stuff.I am a little old school and don't want him playing those games till he's a little bit older.He loves to game but how old will be is the question till he gets to play the games I play.If you ask me let the kids play the free online stuff and when they can respect and play good.Then it will be time givin that your not as old school as me.
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I'd let them think for themselves, I'd hide certain games from them though.

The only thing I'd try to teach them is show respect to others and take care of their games.
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Make them play through n64, OoT, Majoras mask, 007 golden eye, Mario kart, mario 64.

And on PC, HL, HL2, quake 3,
Edited by anthony92 - 7/24/11 at 3:28pm
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Make them play through n64, OoT, Majoras mask, 007 golden eye, Mario kart, mario 64.
Continue procreating.
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Civilization, any one of them, to teach them some history.
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i think i'd give them a ball, maybe a bat, and have them play games outside.
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Games like Stacraft and C&C - yes.

Games like CoD and GTA - no.
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i think i'd give them a ball, maybe a bat, and have them play games outside.
Thats what my son has had to do this summer because of being suspended the last 3 days of school.lol
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