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Old 02-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #61
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Actually, for those of you who are having a hard time understanding, I'll explain it for you. My son has the original game Plants vs Zombies, and I know it is quite appropriate for his age, so when he saw this was coming out, he didn't read anything about it BECAUSE HE'S A KID. And since I knew about the first game and how it worked, I had no reason to think this game would be set up any differently.

But feel free to go back to being judgmental asses about a kid's disappointment.

As for me buying him 360 and a PS4, he definitely did not get them at the same time. He's had the 360 for quite a while, and even then it was a hand-me-down system. But I at least understand your point, and I know you didn't know he had one system for a long time.
When I was a kid and I got excited about something like that I would find out as much as possible about it. We didn't even have the internet back then so I had to look at magazines and stuff. The judgement has nothig to do with the kids disappointment. It's the parents immediate need to blame someone else for something that is only the fault of them or their child.

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I'm not really up on all this stuff to be honest, so you're right about the beef really being with the developers and publishers of the game. FWIW, I used the link taylorssc provided me to buy the 12-month gold membership for $40. I justified it by saying my son can enjoy his other games he has for the 360 a little more now.

And to be clear for some others, my problem isn't the amount of money, it's the fact I had to buy the membership at all. I miss the days when all that was needed was a TV, the game system, and the game itself.
You don't have a beef with the developers. They aren't obligated to make a single player game, and they didn't make it a secret that you needed XBL. You also aren't obligated to buy an XBL account so that you can buy their game. As far as I know they don't make money off of XBL anyways. I remember back in the days when the analog controllers for PS1 were first coming out you have to check to make sure games didn't require the sticks if you hadn't bought the new controller yet. Same thing.

Back in those days you couldn't play with somebody halfway around the world. Coincidentally that is still all you need for single player games and local play, this game just happens to be multiplayer only.

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This is a great time for a teaching moment. Explain to him how corporations will continue to rip him off the rest of his life. He should seek out small businesses and local sources for his products and services and avoid the big box stores as much as possible. This is a prime opportunity to suggest that he and his friends should find other entertainment venues. Offer to buy a baseball mitt and teach him the game. Playing outdoors is much better for a kid's brain development than playing video games anyway.
Actually playing video games develops your brain in a much different way, and I would argue it's difficult to say one is better or worse. If playing video games isn't as good for your brain why is it associated with being a "nerd." Nerds are supposed be smart, right?

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Actually playing video games develops your brain in a much different way, and I would argue it's difficult to say one is better or worse. If playing video games isn't as good for your brain why is it associated with being a "nerd." Nerds are supposed be smart, right?
Nerdiness is not a problem. However, becoming nerd-like does not necessarily correlate to maximizing brain function.

There is a lot of research on the subject of the positive affects of nature. You could start by reading this book, or at least reviewing the blog post quoted and linked below.

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Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions; and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. Nature has also been found to have a positive impact on children who have been diagnosed with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder. A powerful wake-up call for our tech-immersed society, Your Brain on Nature examines the fascinating effects that exposure to nature can have on the brain.
Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature's Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality

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We need to ensure our children have the opportunity to spend time playing outdoors. This additional post also shares the importance of play and laughter. There is a definite need to focus on children playing outdoors. The National Wild Life Federation is involved with an effort to promote a “green hour” for children and the NFL is promoting “Play 60”
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Nerdiness is not a problem. However, becoming nerd-like does not necessarily correlate to maximizing brain function.

There is a lot of research on the subject of the positive affects of nature. You could start by reading this book, or at least reviewing the blog post quoted and linked below.



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If you google "video games develop your brain" you can find plenty of articles talking about the benefits of gaming. I don't deny that going outside is good for you; I just disagree with the thought that video games are mindless or don't do things to develop your brain.
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Nerdiness is not a problem. However, becoming nerd-like does not necessarily correlate to maximizing brain function.

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I'm with Yazoo on this one. I think nature has an incredible effect on our brains. Speaking from personal experience, being in nature immediately calms me down, gives me peace, and completely changes me. Going for a walk is what I do to calm my brain and stimulate other senses. It has such an overall positive effect on my entire body. It wasn't until the last couple of years that I've realized this effect that nature has had on me. More people need to experience this (but not too many - I don't want my favorite trails getting crowded).

I understand there are benefits to video games. Yes, people can learn and get smarter and all that stuff. However, there are a lot more negative effects that we KNOW come from spending too much time on games - ADD, obesity, social problems, etc. You won't find too many arguments against spending more time outside and in nature. There are plenty of arguments against too much on games - despite the benefits they offer.
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Skin cancer, allergies, getting eaten by a bear, rednecks with dueling banjos. The outside can be unhealthy as well.
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I'm with Yazoo on this one. I think nature has an incredible effect on our brains. Speaking from personal experience, being in nature immediately calms me down, gives me peace, and completely changes me. Going for a walk is what I do to calm my brain and stimulate other senses. It has such an overall positive effect on my entire body. It wasn't until the last couple of years that I've realized this effect that nature has had on me. More people need to experience this (but not too many - I don't want my favorite trails getting crowded).

I understand there are benefits to video games. Yes, people can learn and get smarter and all that stuff. However, there are a lot more negative effects that we KNOW come from spending too much time on games - ADD, obesity, social problems, etc. You won't find too many arguments against spending more time outside and in nature. There are plenty of arguments against too much on games - despite the benefits they offer.
From webmd

"There is no proof that playing video games makes anyone more likely to develop ADHD."

http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides...nd-video-games

Sounds like managing gaming time is difficult for people with ADHD, not that their ADHD is caused by gaming.
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"There is no proof that playing video games makes anyone more likely to develop ADHD."

http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides...nd-video-games

Sounds like managing gaming time is difficult for people with ADHD, not that their ADHD is caused by gaming.
Well can we say those with ADD are more likely to play video games? Either way, we know the negative effects of video games. Not many negative effects of nature (other than being eaten by a bear or something).
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Shit, I'm using the fact that not being outside is unhealthy on my boss next week. Maybe I can get a couple more smoke breaks.
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