Let’s get right to business: I have a daughter who’s turning 1 next week, and, being my first child, I have actively thought about the following question:
At what age is it appropriate for children to start playing video games?
Experts will say a variety of things, and many parents who are non-gamers have their own opinion, but I am curious as to what the readers at Platform Nation think.
Chacha.com’s response: “Different people have different opinions about when children can start playing video games. However, research has show that young children who play video games for more than 2 hours a day tend to be more impulsive, hyperactive, and reactive.” – A wonderfully ambiguous answer that doesn’t answer the question. I hope you all can do better. I’m looking for a number here 🙂
My response to last week’s ASQ: Do you prefer more story or more action in your action RPG? For an appropriate gaming comparison, do you prefer Mass Effect, or Borderlands?
Knowing that it’s an action RPG – I would always expect quality story and character development from the RPG side of things, even if that means slowing the pace down a bit. There’s plenty of action games out there for me to get my fix of blowing stuff up endlessly if needed.
A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation. Each week, you’ll be posed a question. These may be topical, funny, insightful, or just plain strange, and we want to hear from you. Give a response and let the world know what you think. There is no right or wrong answer here. I will post my response on Friday in this post, and repost it next week. You’ll also see ChaCha’s response to the question each week. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.