Once upon a time the majority of young boys dedicated themselves to playing sports outside. It was a thrill and a challenge to get up in front of everyone and score a touchdown or a home run. Growing up almost every boy was introduced to the male hierarchy through their fathers. They were told to enjoy being physically active, eating a balanced diet and being strong and faster. Preferably being better than everyone else so they could have a chance at playing sport professionally. Along came video games and suddenly more and more boys started to have more fun playing on their consoles than going out to play with their friends. Slowly but surely their friends also got into video games and thus the competitive lifestyle went online. If you were to do a poll and ask young boys and men what kind of video game do they like the most, they would almost certainly pick first-person shooting games. But why is this?
Goofing off can be a tremendously valuable experience. As responsible adults, we have a range of tasks to complete on a daily basis. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, working, ensuring we raise our children right, caring about the environment, caring about politics, furthering our career, being a good person, managing our stress, developing our hobbies, putting on a good face for our in laws, reading enough, drinking enough water, keeping on top of our hygiene, managing our finances and a whole range of other responsibilities can wear us down.
Video games have renewed renown and potential, especially as the graphics and their capabilities soar. In the future, gaming will be virtual, we will become immersed in alternative realities where we star as the protagonist. The potential of gaming is just getting started, and it is guaranteed to increase as personal computers and laptops improve. Already there is a huge market for people who watch others play video games. PewDiePie has made his Let’s Play commentary brand-worthy, and he is now worth over $20 million USD.
When your son was younger, he thought you were Superman. He hung off your every word, and boasted to all of his friends about how great you were. But now he’s getting older, you might be starting to drift apart. When you take him to school he’ll get you to drop him off down the road so you don’t embarrass him. It won’t be like this forever, and once he’s an adult, your relationship will improve, though he won’t think your word is gospel anymore. Those years in between can be tough and it might feel like you’re losing him, but don’t worry. You could try winning him round with a gift, but spending time together is better. Even though he doesn’t want to admit it, he does still enjoy your company. Here are a few ideas for father-son outings you can take him on, for a bit of quality bonding time.
During the holidays, everyone has a “special gift” on their must have holiday list. For my son and my nephew, I am sure one of those is certain to be a video game but according to Sports Betting Dime it doesn’t look like kids are the only ones hoping for the latest video game. Video games are a gift that not only bridges the generation gap but also seems to be as long lasting as I can remember. When I was a kid I wanted my Atari 2600 or games for the classic system.