Freaking Finally

We have a strict no-console-game policy in the household.  Generally, when I see how other people's kids spend their time, I am pretty happy that we have stuck to this.  However, it has meant no Guitar Hero in the house. 

Well, finally, Guitar Hero III is out and is available in a PC version, though of course Amazon is back-ordered right now.

  • stargazer

    Our policy is just the opposite. Games and other stuff mess up the family computer -- I'd rather the kids keep their games on a console and off of a computer that works! When I see other kids endlessly playing Runescape or World of Warcraft, or downloading "free games" and then their parents complain that their computers don't work anymore, I'm glad of the choice we made.

  • Mesa Econoguy

    Learn how to play the real thing, you lazy bastards.

    I taught myself. I'll teach your kids too.

    Here’s a fun way to keep score:

    Radio airplay

    Me: 2 You: 0

    You people suck.

  • MikeL

    If you haven't already, you might want to read Steven Johnson's "Everything Bad Is Good For You." It argues that pop culture, including video games, actually makes your mind sharper.

    Controversial indeed, but a good read nonetheless.

  • No consoles? Holy shit, if there is a way for a kid to divorce his parents, and you were my dad, I would divorce you.

  • Craig
  • BobL

    Wow, we have a different policy: no TV. We have NO TV, but console games are fine (they tend to keep minds and reflexes sharp, and seem to foster critical thinking (ha,ha). Seriously, you'd let games trash your PCs?

  • BobL

    Wow, we have a different policy: no TV. We have NO TV, but console games are fine (they tend to keep minds and reflexes sharp, and seem to foster critical thinking (ha,ha). Seriously, you'd let games trash your PCs?