- Dec 9, 2019
I've mentioned it before here at ASR but I'll do it again...lol. I introduced a 6 year old smart happy boy to first person shooter games via 2 PCs wired together in COOPERATIVE mode so we could frag baddy aliens and monsters as a team. (I'm like the bad influence uncle.) The look on his face when he realized he was in a virtual world was a once in a life experience for me and then when he realized we where a team was a second experience of the same. I was having as much fun as he was after we got going and wound up in the fun of fragging aliens. His mother asked what we have been doing when her kids where visiting me and their father. She said that the boy is now extra careful and watched her back when they are out in public. He took the protecting that he did for "Alex" a female in the game and he applied it to his mother.That's something I miss about my boys being grown up now - picking them up from school when they were young. Even if I were in low energy mode from a hard day at work, just walking toward the school you could hear the absolute wave of energy from the kids playing and getting out of school. It was this huge wave of Happy Energy! It was nice to be around and helped recharge the batteries.