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  1. #51
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    Skywalker saga is great, as are all the Lego games. Fun, goofy takes on everything with low consequences for dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Skywalker saga is great, as are all the Lego games. Fun, goofy takes on everything with low consequences for dying.
    I bought it along with the Switch, Mario Kart, and Minecraft this morning. We can start with those and maybe add a Mario Platformer or something like Splatoon when we master those.

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    My kids are now 5 & 6. These days, they are really into Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch. They've also been solidly enjoying the Zelda: Link's Awakening remake going on two years now. We've gotten a LOT of mileage out of those two games alone.

    Also worth mentioning is that the Portal Companion Collection just dropped on Switch a few days ago.
    https://www.nintendo.com/store/produ...ection-switch/

    Words can't quite describe just how freaking amazing those games are, but I'm tempted to buy it again for Switch to play them with the kids on that format. It's only $20 and is SUPER worth it at that price.


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    My boy is 9 and can now beat me at NHL 22. It's fun as hell.

    I do have some Nintendo switch stuff that i don't need (kid left the switch on the plane), and would be happy to throw in an envelope and send to someone. But i just got up to Idaho and will be here 2 weeks, so... Bug me in a couple weeks. Some games, a couple controllers? Dock, can't remember what else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    My boy is 9 and can now beat me at NHL 22. It's fun as hell.

    I do have some Nintendo switch stuff that i don't need (kid left the switch on the plane), and would be happy to throw in an envelope and send to someone. But i just got up to Idaho and will be here 2 weeks, so... Bug me in a couple weeks. Some games, a couple controllers? Dock, can't remember what else.
    My 9 yo regularly beats me at FIFA. Love playing it with him.

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    My 2 older boys are right behind marcus and austins and dont know what tablets or video games are …yet, but on the topic of star wars, where do i start?

    My initial thoughts were to watch the original 3 and then maybe consider all the add-ons later, i lost track after #4 aka young darth vader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zander View Post
    My 2 older boys are right behind marcus and austins and dont know what tablets or video games are …yet, but on the topic of star wars, where do i start?

    My initial thoughts were to watch the original 3 and then maybe consider all the add-ons later, i lost track after #4 aka young darth vader.
    So far my son has only seen A New Hope. My desire to have him unspoiled for the mind-blowing reveal trumped any commitment to in world chronological order. He's somewhat sensitive with some things, but liked it a lot and didn't have any problems with it. It's odd what gets to him.

    I was just having a conversation with my wife this evening. I want to show him Empire and Jedi before they get spoiled for him. She objected, particularly to Jedi and Leah and the slave bikini. I started out arguing for Leah choking Jabba out as a feminist triumph, but when they didn't seem to work, I somewhat successfully argued that we actually should watch it now as my son will just be like "Ooooh shiny" and not think twice about it whereas if we wait a few years he might find previously inexperienced feelings.

    I will note that we live outside of Vegas and our son has seen images of more suggestively dressed women in the past week as we waited for our luggage at baggage claim.

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    Ha. I watched Jedi before I was old enough to understand the bikini, and while it’s sort of changed in my mind as I get older, it’s never held the power over me that it does someone who saw it in their more formative years

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    I get that Zelda BOTW is too advanced for a young one… but it literally is a masterpiece - we’re talking Shawshank / Abbey Road / The Wire level media… You shouldn’t really own a switch without having that in the library.


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    I stopped playing video games with my kid. I'm not even a challenge anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    I get that Zelda BOTW is too advanced for a young one… but it literally is a masterpiece - we’re talking Shawshank / Abbey Road / The Wire level media… You shouldn’t really own a switch without having that in the library.


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    I think I'll pick it up eventually (assuming we enjoy the Switch). I'll just ease into gaming with a few less challenging titles to start. I am very interested in it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zander View Post
    My 2 older boys are right behind marcus and austins and dont know what tablets or video games are …yet, but on the topic of star wars, where do i start?

    My initial thoughts were to watch the original 3 and then maybe consider all the add-ons later, i lost track after #4 aka young darth vader.
    You're on the right track. I introduced my kids to them in the same order we grew up with. So original trilogy, then we did Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Finished with the excellent Clone Wars 2D animated series. We stopped short of Ep 3: Revenge of the Sith since that's where it starts getting too dark and scary for them IMO.

    That said, do what you think is appropriate for them since every kid is different. I'm an 80s child so my personal film experience is pretty whack now that I look back on it so I have to reign myself in sometimes when it comes to what I share with the kids. How many of us saw Alien as small children? I'm a huge fan of it still but holy crap did I have nightmares for years. Hahaha. Of course us 80s kids also grew up with a healthy dose of John Carpenter horror movies, dark sci-fi, and pretty violent action stuff like Rambo. Even the old Spielberg movies have stuff that doesn't really fly today. Watched ET with my kids and it was a blast but a couple spots I was a bit uneasy, hoping they didn't pick up on all of it. Easing my kids into it all. WTF was up with 80s parents? They let us kids watch pretty much everything! LMAO. Seems there has to be a balance so my kids aren't too sheltered but certainly don't want to fuel their nightmares either and traumatize 'em. I'm more or less erring on the side of a more G/PG approach. Guess I'm still trying to figure this whole parenting thing out too.

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    Video games to play with my son?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post
    Thanks, everyone.



    I think Super Mario 3D World was one of the games we played demos of in Target today which my son liked. Maybe we'll go for that.

    I'm also tempted by Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga just because it looks like goofy fun for me and less difficult than Zelda.
    One I don’t think was mentioned is Luigi’s Haunted Mansion. It’s def one of the best kid/parent multi-players we’ve played on the Switch

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    Video games to play with my son?

    Started playing Cuphead with the kiddo on a long trip and got hooked. It’s pretty difficult, especially the regular rounds, but finally beating one together after trying and trying is a pretty fun thing to share.

    I’ll second Luigi’s Haunted Mansion. One of my favorite in the…franchise?
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Skywalker series, Minecraft dungeons, Animal Crossing (mostly my daughter), MarioKart are most played in my house by 11 y/o boy and 9 y/o girl. Neither kid can beat me yet, though I don't play those much.

    Games I do recommend for adult and more mature kids are Zelda Link's Awakening and Zelda Breath of the Wild. The latter I'll agree is the best video game I've ever played, even my kids liked it just for the exploration when they were younger.

    Will have to check out Luigi's Haunted Mansion, looks pretty fun

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    If you play wisely, you should not be scared of any gaming disorde

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