Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ask about Games.

Some of you may remember this article from a while ago and I found myself in a position where I had to repeat some research on children's games for a friend while configuring a pc for his young brood. Synchronicity stepped in when I discovered a particularly apt site had gone live this week. At askaboutgames.com you'll find the answers to all the questions that parents want to ask about games, their ratings, the ratings themselves and penatlies attached to them. It's a very useful site for parents of kids of any age who want to allow them to play games of any kind and includes some very nice touches including a page that explains genres, an advice centre that tackles some serious issues like game piracy and the possible health risks attached to gaming and a facts and figures section that is fascinating if that's your thing (if your reading this, it probably is ;) ) that contains much information about gaming in the UK that I didn't know despite being heavily involved in the gaming industry for most of my life and in the computer gaming industry for a number of years. "25.1% of British women play games regularly."? There might be some hope for me yet, then :D. I have no idea if there is an american equivalent for those reading this from the other side of the puddle and would welcome the link if anyone knows of it, but there is a great deal that's universal on this well put together website. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending it to anyone, whether you're just curious or have little ones to consider.

2 Comments:

At 6:36 am, Anonymous Someone Anonymous said...

I play games. MMORPGs mostly. Then probably first person shooters.

I am not a parent though, but I do find it interesting.

 
At 1:37 am, Blogger Nukapai said...

I've been a gaming chick since the first edition of D&D (and got kicked out by the "boys" because they couldn't handle playing with a girl...).

AND I'm into girly things like clothes and make-up. A slight oddity, perhaps, but not as rare as once was... ;)

 

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