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Game-On!: A Guide to Gaming

Jan 04, 2015 06:04AM ● By Kieran Gilman

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Over the past 30 years, video games have evolved from a simple fad into an enthralling hobby.  They’ve found a home in the living rooms and bedrooms of all sorts of people: old and young, male and female, jocks and geeks.  Even some retirement homes have Nintendo Wii’s for the elderly!  It’s nearly impossible to avoid video games altogether.

However, for the parents of children and teens who love games, it’s often a confusing topic.  While my generation has, for the most part, grown up with them, video games are a new area of adventure for those who came before.  Naturally, there are questions.  Games have their own subculture and jargon associated with them.  It’s easy to feel completely dumbfounded when your child talks about how he/she had to breed 82 Honedge until they hatched one with five perfect IV’s (true story).  Of course, the even larger question might be how a process that might seem repetitive could actually be entertaining.

This is where I come in.  Being a self-proclaimed connoisseur of the fine art of the video game, I would like open up this column for questions.  If you have any gaming related question, feel free to contact me and ask!  I am a very non-judgemental person, and love nothing more than to introduce people to this world that I enjoy.  Whether you know someone that loves games, or you want to try them for yourself and don’t know where to start, I will answer your questions to the best of my abilities.

Once a week, I’ll answer as many questions as I can and compile them into a column.  I may not be able to answer everything, and there may be some questions that I don’t have an answer for, but I think that’s all part of the challenge.

To ask a question:
Submit a comment below!
E-mail me:
or, if you know me, ask me in person!

See you next week!

(P.S.: If you have a question but, for one reason or another, would not like it to be published, let me know and I’ll still reply.)
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