Posted by Elizabeth Howard
Being a mom and all, thoughts of my job and gaming often travel back to how gaming applies in my own life. We have a few methods of gaming consumption at home and with the recent addition of the Kinect®, the 360 is now beyond just the adults. Seeing my husband and son play Super Hero Squad® on the Xbox 360 recently I got to thinkin’ – will I see this same scene in 20 years? Will husband and son play multiplayer games from different homes some day, utilizing voice chat and probably some iteration of Face Time? Will gaming be a way that we “spend” time together, even over long distances, even when the kids are all grown up?
Thinking down this path I realized that the
day has probably arrived for some of you out there. Those of us in our 30′s and 40′s “grew up” on video games. Being grown ups means we likely have kids, some of them maybe old enough to have flown the nest but still play video games.
Are you a cross generational gamer? Do you use gaming to connect with your children? What are your favorite games to play with your kids? Has gaming helped (or hurt) any of your family relationships?