Life Changed. One Kid At A Time.

Published Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 9:18am | 6
Tags: GTA, kids, Grand Theft Auto, WWE, family
 

I had a mindset once, I can't have a kid if I do my life is ruined! It was selfish really, being a huge gamer I thought that having a child would mean having to give up playing the controversial GTA series.

However, deep down I knew I wanted a child in my life to share the fun stuff with. Video games not a requirement.

I learned that the single life with games was overrated as to what matters most to me has shifted a ton. Now, it's about how, in my life, my wife and my daughter will always come first. 

I found out that I don't have to give up games, I can just as easily buy a family friendly game verses the repetitive hit the button, harm this guy, steal this car, etc. 

A game she really likes is WWE 2K14. I am a huge wrestling fan and it's funny when she realizes that when I'm facing a guy she yells at me what to do. I've had many wrestling matches go over their limit, because I followed orders of throwing a guy onto the floor outside of the ring and instead of doing a wrestling move all I had to do was punch him. She says I win, because I listen to her.

What I'm getting at is this if you're a gamer who fretted about a kid like I once did. There's no need to worry, I guarantee personally that no matter how fun the game is by yourself that the experience with a child is one-hundred times better. Just remember, with the way Grand Theft Auto is written go ahead and save playing that until about midnight. That's if you're not asleep when the little one is cuddled in your arms and that definitely out ranks a video game.

 


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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by Ubercuber
On Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 10:24 PM
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I look forward to when my girl is old enough to play games. She's already getting pretty good on the iPad.

There's no way around it, having kids will mean less time for games. No more marathon weekend sessions. The funny part is, you likely won't care.
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Thursday 17 Apr 2014 11:12 AM
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My eldest boy has recently gotten into NFS and the latest Ridge Racer, his excitement when he unlocks a new car is fantastic and it's normally the first hing out of his mouth when I get home, it comes out in a barely understandable babble because he is tripping over his tongue trying to get the information out.

Spent a fair bit of time playing Toy Story with both the older son and the daughter, not so much co-op but helping them out when they get stuck. It gives me major "cool dad" points.

I still have my games the R18 shoot stab kill games but those are played after 10pm so everyone is safely tucked up in bed and the kids understand they are not to play them.
 
 
 
rocketman12
Posted by rocketman12
On Thursday 17 Apr 2014 2:54 PM
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My first daughter isn't a major fan of Video games but she has played the Wii a few times. My step daughter you can't get her off any video game.

And I have to admit I have spent many hours online playing against her only to hear the chuckle of laughter coming from her room every time she got a headshot when playing a FPS game online.

Another game the whole family loves to play is Disney's Split second. You should see the look of shear desperation on their faces as they try to gang up on me and the laughter never stops.
 
 
 
Posted by jub-jub
On Saturday 19 Apr 2014 2:10 PM
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Kids playing games with you is the easy part. I find lego Marvel superhero's as much fun as Borderlands for example...it was the wife who was the problem for me. But she was never happy even when I did't play for months.
 
 
 
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Monday 21 Apr 2014 6:30 PM
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5 stars :)

I actually have to thank you for this, as I am a near-18-year-old gamer who is not looking forward to the near future with a lot less gaming. Although now that I am reassured that being a "grown up" with responsibilities (such as a family) doesn't mean I'm giving up gaming, I can go on not worried about how I will survive without one of the most treasured things in my life haha

Nice job, gamer dads rock :D
 
 
 
rocketman12
Posted by rocketman12
On Thursday 24 Apr 2014 3:10 PM
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21 April 2014, 06:30 PM Reply to kiwibadboy
5 stars :)

I actually have to thank you for this, as I am a near-18-year-old gamer who is not looking forward to the near future with a lot less gaming. Although now that I am reassured that being a "grown up" with responsibilities (such as a family) doesn't mean I'm giving up gaming, I can go on not worried about how I will survive without one of the most treasured things in my life haha

Nice job, gamer dads rock :D
You won't have to give up your gaming once you have a family of your own, you will just have more things to treasure as well and the cool thing about having kids is well they are old enough you can play more multi player with them lol.

I personally have a blast playing Call of duty black ops Multiplayer with my step daughter the only problem is she is better player than me.