I was going through some digg posts that I bookmarked to check later, and I came across one about "The Impact of Being a Gaming Parent". As politicians, reglious groups and even a few crackpots have pushed the idea of video games being bad for children, inducing violent behaviour and such, one mother shares her story of how gaming has helped build a strong, close relationship with her gamer son. I applaud the poster, and I am sure you will too.
I challenge any politician to read this story and tell me that video games are bad for MY son. In fact the opposite is true. What you find in this short story of our lives is an experience of togetherness, love, understanding, friendship and sharing. One simple thing, gaming, it is what makes us closer.
This is why I am glad to have played games through out my childhood. I want to be there with my kids, not that I plan to have any too soon, to bond with them in captivating stories, intense gameplay and in an epic world where we can share an experience that takes us away from the real world.