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Old 01-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #21
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Oh-oh..........My son's godfather just offered us a used PS2 AND a Nintendo 64 for $100, and that includes 12 games.........
those grandparents and godparents are always set on spoiling those kids rotten! Make the godparent keep it at their house and he can play when he visits

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That mom shouldn't be chastising her kid for how she was raising him! duh.

I'm not against video games - I'm against not limiting friend's kid is always stuck in his portable DS system - not good for social skills, health or figuring out what to do when you're bored...

If i think of something clever to say, i'll put it here...
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:16 PM   #22
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Oh-oh..........My son's godfather just offered us a used PS2 AND a Nintendo 64 for $100, and that includes 12 games.........
Too bad it turned out to be broken!

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Too bad it turned out to be broken!
Yeah, I'm going to "accidentally" drop it because my hands are too full...........$100 seems a small price to pay to get my son to spend time with me for 4 more years or so............
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The fact we don't own a "gaming system" like they do, i.e., X-box 360, PlayStation 2 or 3, Nintendo DS, Wii, etc.
Our kid won a Playstation in a drawing 10 years ago. (They didn't have any numbers back then, just the name.) She was five years old at the time so it took her over a year to realize that the demo disk could be augmented with "real" video games. But she didn't know they could be bought in stores, so she just traded with other kids for another year.

We've upgraded it with memory cards and two controllers so we probably have all of $20 or $30 into it now. Someday it might be worth even more than that!

A friend's five-year-old daughter was visiting the other day and was absolutely fascinated by it because she'd never seen anything like it. Our kid was going to give it to her but the five-year-old got a Wii for Christmas and didn't want to trade.

No video games or even martial arts tomorrow night... she wants a ride to a 90-minute college-planning workshop, and I happen to know that they provide excellent cookies & coffee. Who am I to impede the next generation's thirst for higher education?


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