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Classic Video Games

There’s no denying it; an alarming number of kids and teenagers these days are addicted  to video games and there are a number of real concerns about today’s video games. If you want to purchase video games for your child, I recommend choosing a classic system for the following reasons:

1.) VIOLENCE—Today’s games (e.g. Grand Theft Auto) are violent compared with classic games (e.g. Pac-Man).

2.) TIME—A single play of a current game (e.g. Halo 3) can take several hours. Classic games (e.g. Galaga), on the other hand, typically do not take nearly as long. Shorter-play games may lead to more time spent doing other activities, like doing chores or playing outside.

3.) COST—Today’s video game systems (e.g. Xbox-360, Playstation 3, Wii) cost well more than $300. Individual modern games typically run for $50-60. Alternatively, you can purchase a classic system, including built-in games, for as little as $15.

Check out the links below to purchase inexpensive classic game systems that plug directly into a TV:


  1. rajesh wrote:

    I am a big time gamer. I spent hours gaming on my PC a few years ago and still spend a few hours every week gaming. When I was in school, I loved playing Tank, Tetris and Contra and the like on the old-style TV Video games. Superb stuff that left a lot to the imagination. Sometimes, realism is too much of a good thing.

    Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  2. TheTomMan wrote:

    You are the brick! Reading stuff like this written in the way like this is a great pleasure for me.

    Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:33 am | Permalink

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