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Old 06-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Father's Day: How Having Kids Can Change Your Gaming - For the Better

I used to be hardcore.

I used to tweak sliders. I used to edit rosters. I used to complete full seasons without simulating a single game. Hell, I used to set hot dog prices. I was a hardcore sports gamer and I loved every minute of it.

Then something happened. Well, two things, actually. I had kids, and with them came dirty diapers, sleepless nights, play dates and enough brightly colored plastic to put the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to shame.

What didn't come with kids was spare time. Now, don't get me wrong, I understood this going into parenthood -- it was one of the trade-offs of becoming a parent. I was willing to make that trade-off at the time, and I'd make it again in a heartbeat because having kids is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences you can have in life. Every single day brings with it new adventures and the joy of watching your children grow up. They truly are little miracles.

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Old 06-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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Great Blog Steve/Jim. I too was 'hardcore' ,re-editing EVER MLB player for mvp 2005. now?.....not so much. my 3 year old angel is #1 in the 'power rankings' in my life. BUT...when I have time...i do fire up my PS3 for my fix...and if i need those up to the second roster/sliders....i turn (where else?) to the OS community & download them.

happy fathers day fellow dads!
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: Father's Day: How Having Kids Can Change Your Gaming - For the Better

Very good article.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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Agreed!! Infact i'm so behind that I just recently started my MLB09 chise and i'm still in spring training . My 4 yr old watches Noggin on TV so no games for me till everyone is sleeping .
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Happy Father's Day, Dads.

edit: Ok I see the whole article now... heh

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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I have two children and I completely ignore them and play games instead...

NOT.

But seriously, I too miss the free time like were saying. That said, I've still remained hardcore with the time I do have which is when the kids have gone to bed and I've spent some quality time with the wife. Luckily, I'm a night owl...so its cool with me to stay up till 1 am playing games and my wife is cool with it.

...I truly have the best of both worlds.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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Being a dad is great - one of, if not the greatest thing I have accomplished in my life. I am a gamer like I was, but nothing beats actually gaming with my 5 year old on Castle Crashers... -

Happy Fathers Day all .....!!!
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