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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Did your parents have rules about video games? Reply with quote

Mine didn't really, though there were times when I played them far too much. I had a friend who basically wasn't allowed to play them when his parents were home. So we would go to his house and play after school, but then his mom would get home at like 5 and we would have to go do something else.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to drop what i was doing and start homework at 4 o'clock every day, which gave me about an hour to an hour and a half after school to do as I pleased. I always wished I could go on a marathon, but I always ended up getting booted off the TV for one thing or another.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once was grounded from touching a computer or technology for a whole year over something a kid at my school lied about and blamed on me.
I had a difficult childhood and home experience.

I eventually moved out a few years after that. moved into my fathers house who worked 2pm to midnight and gave me the respect to raise myself and to not try to control my life.

My mother went to her grave on Sept 11 2011 With me not talking to her.

Remember parents your parenting and actions will matter in life. That goes for both ends of the extreme, from too controlling,or straight up ignoring. Your kids wont always forgive you for being a shitty parent.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not mine, obviously couldn't think about playing while on punishment, but they did make a big stink when I stayed inside during the summer to play the NES. Seriously, it was like 97 degrees and humid in NYC - did they really want me to go out and ride my bike?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chores and homework before games. My mom had an internal time sheet and if she felt you needed to do something else with your time...you did something else. We had a separate TV for the Nintendo. Old thing with faux-wood paneling and a radial dial. That was back in the "rumpus room" next to the pool table and foosball table. That was my corner from 4-6 pm. No games before bed because it got us wound up. Minimal games on Saturday. I don't think we could play longer than 2 hours if I remember correctly unless we were having a sleepover.

My parents were pretty fair and stressed the importance of doing other stuff (sports, toys, trampoline, etc.).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was raised by my father he used to enjoy playing Atari with me when i was much younger and we never grew out of it i had no real rules as long as nothing good was on tv i had free reign.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew up across the street from a lake and during the harsh New England winters there was plenty of sledding to do.

Yes I gamed alot, but it was mostly between playing outside, sports, work (started at 14) and homework. There wasn't rules per se, but we preoccupied ourselves enough to make up for an prolonged gaming session.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite having very conservative Christian parents, they enjoyed playing video games on the NES, SNES with me when I was younger and they never imposed rules on me on what games I could or couldn't play or on my playing habbits. My Mom still plays a ton of casual computer games like Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, Peggle, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only to be the very best, like no one ever was. To travel across lands, searching far and wide. But most importantly, to catch them all. Weird part about it was this was 15 years before the first Pokemon title was released, so yeah.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: RULES? THERE ARE NO RULES! Reply with quote

No special rules or nothing like that with my folks. Just as long as I didn't damage anything at home and I didn't let my gaming interfere with my school work/house chores.

When I seriously started playing home console games I was able to afford, I could do so in my room with my own TV, so I stayed out of everyone's way.

Before that, I mainly gamed in the arcades & on portable handhelds.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not until I went three weeks without doing my math homework due to playing games instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Well, I was always a Nintendo nerd anyway, so I doubt we would've needed any actual rules anyway (at least content wise). I was never restricted as far as time is concerned either. I always went outside on my own most of the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiteinthesky wrote:
No. Well, I was always a Nintendo nerd anyway, so I doubt we would've needed any actual rules anyway (at least content wise). I was never restricted as far as time is concerned either. I always went outside on my own most of the time.

I got told to go outside a lot more when I was playing stuff like GTA or shooters like Timesplitters lol. Never got scolded for playing Mario Kart with my brother.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early on my mom would restrict our playing time, but I don't remember it being that strict. The only real rule was that she didn't want violent games in the house (so really, no M rated games). Of course, that didn't stop me once I was old enough to get them myself, and she never really tried to stop me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really. My parents were really relaxed when it came down to video games. My uncle was an equally bad influence on me. He used to rent stuff like Splatterhouse 3 for me all of the time. Those were the days...
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't really have any "rules" in our house hold regarding games, but it was the typical and straight forward stuff.

After school we had to get started on home work at about 5 PM. We couldn't play games, watch TV or anything like that until our homework was done. So... if we didn't have much homework, that's great, if we had a lot of homework well uh... not so great.

When we were kids we had to share too, which can be problematic with three brothers who all want to play a specific single player game.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only rule that my mother gave me is to finish my homework early; its about 4pm and then I have to play for 5pm-9pm only because my mother turns off the lights of our house at about 9pm and all the family members should go to sleep.

My parents are also strict when it comes to choosing games for me, they dont want those brutal games like Misery and Brutal Doom. They like those games like sports games and sci fi games.
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