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Jun 26 2010

Console gaming: the next step

Thanks so much to everyone who commented!  We also asked around at Nathan’s work and of people we encountered, and we made a little pro/con fact list for each of the XBox 360, Wii, and PS3.  Family consensus seemed to agree that the XBox 360 was the most desirable all around.  Next up: which games do you like, those of you who play the XBox?

We’re supposed to steer clear of ultra-violent games, at least at first. The Kid also has, for now, a disturbing level of the “lowest-common-denominator American” social programming from his previous environment, which means among other things that he gets abnormally frustrated at not doing well right away at attempted activities, especially competitive games.  So if there are games that start out easy and get progressively more challenging, or aren’t especially score/competition-based, those might be good ones to start with for us.  Regardless, what would you recommend as fun for adults; 12-year-olds; and group family games?

Someone recommended Fable as a good family RPG-style game, any other thoughts on this or other similar games?  The Kid listened to us describe RPGs (both the table-top and computer versions) and decided (unsurprisingly) that he’s interested in trying a computerized or console version.  We’re definitely open to other types of games than RPGs, of course.

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