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 Post subject: Re: Becoming A Parent And Gaming
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:20 am 
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Congrats!!

I've literally just experienced this for the first time - my little girl is 4 months on Wednesday! It's a definite culture shock going from long evenings gaming to stealing the odd bit of time.

Firstly, games that don't pause are the enemy!! Destiny is a pain in the ass as it's always online so when the baby throws up everywhere or decides to have a little scream you've got to simply give up and you're screwed!

An understanding partner helps - usually she'll take the baby up around 8 and I'll spend maybe 3-4 hours chilling with some games. It's a tough one and stealing the odd bit of time is pretty good and can be nice and rewarding when you're frustrated (And you will be!) that you haven't been able to stop the baby crying for a few hours and just need to shut off!

Otherwise, it's the best thing in the world and I wouldn't change it!

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 Post subject: Re: Becoming A Parent And Gaming
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Congrats mate :-D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:17 am 
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Congrats. In a few years they'll be whooping you on Halo 7...


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 Post subject: Re: Becoming A Parent And Gaming
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:22 am 
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I'll agree with Stealth - single player games are the way forwards unless you're playing with a bunch of understanding people otherwise you end up having to stop all the time.

Once our youngest was around 2-3 months and had a routine going, I could play MP in the evening whilst she slept in the baby rocker at my feet as long as i was quiet on the mic.

Now, with a 5 and 2 year old I can play unsuitable games in the evening after they've gone to bed, or early in the morning before they get up. If I want to play in the day I'm limited to games I don't mind them seeing like Minecraft, Fifa and Forza. I still have to contend with the two year old turning the TV off at inopportune moments so I don't play multi still. Infact, I don't often get a chance to play in the day anyway as there's always something else to be doing with them or stopping them from doing.

Good luck :-D

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