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Old 10-09-2018, 10:03 PM
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It’s all about what console his mates at school play, because playing with friends makes the experience 100 times better
This is exactly what I was about to write.

Playing with mates and chatting about the games is a big part of gaming. This will become even more important when they’re older and linking over the internet.

Also, putting on my parent hat, I recommend making your rules on usage clear before the new console arrives. It’s easier to control if you’ve laid down the law beforehand.

So if you want to limit usage to say an hour a day, for example, make that a condition beforehand. Be ready to confiscate the consul temporarily if necessary!

To be fair to youngsters, games are engrossing and they can easily lose track of time, so maybe also invest in a big clock!
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This is exactly what I was about to write.

Playing with mates and chatting about the games is a big part of gaming. This will become even more important when they’re older and linking over the internet.

Also, putting on my parent hat, I recommend making your rules on usage clear before the new console arrives. It’s easier to control if you’ve laid down the law beforehand.

So if you want to limit usage to say an hour a day, for example, make that a condition beforehand. Be ready to confiscate the consul temporarily if necessary!

To be fair to youngsters, games are engrossing and they can easily lose track of time, so maybe also invest in a big clock!
agreed
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My missus is getting a Switch, SC, so your wean may need something a bit more advanced.
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Switch is ideal for all ages but if not then I'd suggest PS4 over Xbox as it has a much more varied selection of games.
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Got all of them, Switch is the console you are looking for...
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Id recommend the ps4.
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Id recommend the ps4.
This thread is four months old so I'd imagine the OP has already teefed his/her console of choice.
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This thread is four months old so I'd imagine the OP has already teefed his/her console of choice.
good point I didnt see the date!
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The Wii is a good console with very cheap secondhand games and accessories.


I have just bought a smaller version Xbox One controller which is much easier for a child to use.
It works great and has a long lead to allow plenty of movement away from the screen.

For £18 new on Ebay it is excellent value for a fully working smaller game controller and a very good cheaper option if you need another controller.

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The small controller review starts at 3 mins 20 seconds on this linked video.
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You can get a Wii console with games, controllers, everything for about £20 then soft mod it and attach a pocket hard drive to it for another £20.

I have loaded nearly 250 games on my Wii and it's still the best for all the family to play together, and you could get one setup as about for about £40 all in.
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You can get a Wii console with games, controllers, everything for about £20 then soft mod it and attach a pocket hard drive to it for another £20.

I have loaded nearly 250 games on my Wii and it's still the best for all the family to play together, and you could get one setup as about for about £40 all in.
I've still got my old Wii and my kids love it (7 & 5). I've soft modded it but what is the reason for the hard drive addition? How does that work?
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