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Old 06-21-2009, 09:49 PM   #9
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Actually my oldest got me into console gaming about 8 years ago. Now he is19 and not interested in gaming much, but my 10 year old is. We just finished playing some TW10 golf and disc golf.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:17 PM   #10
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I used to stay up untill 2 am and play everyday. Now with 2 kids and one on the way I get maybe 3-4 games in a week after everyone is in bed. I still wake up at 5:45 to hit the gym.(gotta stay big, my girls will be dating in 13 years.) so now its bedtime for the girls around 9:30 and game time for daddy untill 11 at the latest. Oh well I love them so much.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:17 AM   #11
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Good article Steve. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads on here.

I have three little ones (My boys are 4.5 years, 3 years and my little girl is 4 months old). They are just awesome. All the laughing, crying, mood swings, middle of the night wake-up calls are all worth it and then some.

I always thought I would have absolutely no time to game once we started a family, but I was completely wrong. I play mostly after they all go to bed at night, but still sneak in a fun game with them here and there during the day sometimes to mix it up. Why else would I have downloaded the demos for Wall-e, Lego Batman, Rag Doll Kung-Fu and so on. LOL.

I still find time to play because I don't golf, bowl or do the other out of the house type of "guy things". I work out in my gym at home, watch plenty of college football, play hoops here and there and of course, hit the sticks!

Oh, and I like your comment about your DNF rate not being 0% anymore. So true.

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Old 06-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #13
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happy fathers day to all the dads. i don't know my son is 2 and 2 months can't really determine that yet. on the other hand my 2 yr old loves playing castle crashers for some reason. lol
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #14
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Great Blog that I can totally realte too It was one of the reason's I was debating getting Madden especially since there is no game saves again but I am sure I will get it.

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's here.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #15
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Re: Father's Day: How Having Kids Can Change Your Gaming - For the Better

Good read. Happy Father's Day to you sir.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:45 PM   #16
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Couldn't have written it better myself. My baby girl was born into this world just over three months ago, and since then, my gaming comes only in short bursts. 30-minute bursts, if I'm lucky. The days of gaming on my PC are pretty much over, as I no longer have hours upon hours to devote to tweaking, optimizing, driver-hunting, bug-chasing, and the rest of it. So it's a simpler time now, dropping in a 360 game, and just playing it until such time as the wee one will allow. No more RPG's, no more lengthy simulations. Just quick, vanilla gaming.

When you've been a "hardcore" gamer for 30 years, it does take a bit of an adjustment.
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