What’s Up With Kids And Video Games These Days?

by Ed Lau on November 5, 2007

There’s been a few stories going around lately regarding kids and the parents that punish them, mostly due to excessive video game play time. One punched his mom in the face after she took Halo 3 away from him. Another tried to hire a hitman to kill his parents after they confiscated his Playstation and barred him from watching TV. Hey, we all love video games but c’mon…punching your mom in the face? Hiring a hitman?

I must be getting old if I’m saying things like “Kids these days!” Next thing you know, I’ll be using words like whippersnapper or dangnabit. It’s just so surprising to see things like this in the news. I mean, everyone hates their parents when they’re teenagers (well, except you momma’s boys out there…who probably aren’t reading this since their mom’s probably pre-screen all their internet visits…) but, wow.

Whatever happened to yelling “I HATE YOU!” and slamming the door? That was pretty much the extent of my reaction since…well, here’s a tip, kids: just because your parents say you can’t do something doesn’t technically mean you can’t do it. Just don’t let them see you doing it. Want to play video games? Do so when they’re not around and don’t play when they are. I guess I’m just being old again but you shouldn’t be playing 24/7 anyways. Unless you’re good enough to join the CPL (believe me…everyone thinks they are but 99% of us would get our asses handed to us by anyone that plays professionally), that’ll get you nowhere in life.

Either way, there’s no need to hire assassins or uppercut your mom, kids. Just take some ninja lessons. Maybe invest in some laser tripwire. Either way, stop being stupid so the newspaper and guys like me can make fun of you.

in Entertainment,Random

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

James November 6, 2007 at 8:05 am

How can you get good enough to join CPL if you don’t play 24/7 ?
Practice makes perfect. :)

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dcr November 6, 2007 at 8:25 am

Tread carefully or some of those kids are likely to add you next on their hit lists.

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Leo November 6, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Hahaha, I wanna know what hitman would seriously take a job to off a parent who takes away a game console.

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Jason November 7, 2007 at 10:22 am

If your kid is in that state of mind, then there must have been obvious signs that would lead to that behaviour long before being punched in the face. Kids are being taught by people that obviously have no interest in teaching them.

Perhaps parents should take a minute to play games with their kids. Then perhaps when they see them swearing and going crazy becuase they just got killed by a mushroom in mario, they can take steps to ensure they don’t hire a hitman in the future.

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