I didn't grow up playing many video games. We never had a gaming system in the house so whenever I went to a friends it was a lot of excitement and me getting my ass kicked on whatever game was hot at the time. Going to the arcade was a huge luxury and something that almost never happened. Now, in our house we have several game systems. I certainly fall into the category of a casual gamer. I love to play them, but don't get into them all that much. Lately I've been playing a lot of Gears of War 2, Call of Duty World at War, FEAR and Madden 09. But, I'll play for a little while and move onto something else. The networking and social aspects of gaming that are becoming more common is fascinating to m.
I just took this picture of Dylan for the blog post. Yes, he wears a hoodie almost constantly these days. Watching him play is very interesting. He approaches challenges completely differently then me. He loves to play levels over again just to do better at them. To me I want to succeed and move onto the next challenge.
Both kids were playing Trace today on the iPhone. That was amazing to watch. Emily and Dylan approached the same level completely differently. Causes arguments from time to time, but that also could be due to the sibling factor. *laugh*
I'm not sure where I wanted to go with this post, but it is clear to me that kids today are going to approach the challenges in life in a very different way then we did and the way my parents did. Just watching them play games and use their imagination makes that clear to me.
A little Saturday morning fascination for me over coffee.