Brad Pitt Is Too Old, Mean For Video Games

Brad Pitt Is Too Old, Mean For Video Games

Never mind that 47-year-old actor Brad Pitt is married to Angelina Jolie, star of the Tomb Raider movies, the Hollywood actor is apparently worried that their children are playing too many games.

A source told the National Enquirer that Pitt took the kid’s laptops and hid them in storage.

“He [Pitt] wants them playing in the dirt, reading books and interacting with each other,” the source said. “Brad believes their minds are turning to mush from staring at the screens all day.”

Apparently, the kids enjoy playing Forza Motorsport 4 and Just Dance 3, but honestly, who doesn’t? The source added that all the children “threw a hissy fit after Brad pulled the plug on their online fun.”

The National Enquirer didn’t distinguish between laptops and consoles.

The part about Pitt wanting his kids to play outside in the dirt makes sense. His partner, Angelina Jolie, seems to have a much more open-mind philosophy about gaming and raising kids.

Back in 2008, Jolie said, “My kids play video games. I let them play with toy soldiers. We don’t take war and violence lightly, but we don’t hide it from anybody.”

Right after she adopted one of her children in 2007, she even pacified the kid with his first possession: a Nintendo handheld. Now, he has dirt to play with.

And Brad Pitt, he’s 47. 40 SEVEN!

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    • While I agree that a lot of crap comes out of Kotaku US, I found this interesting. While it’s fair enough you mightn’t have, it certainly wasn’t deserving of a snooty comment like that.

  • I think we ALL would love our kids to spend more time outside and less in front of screens. I know I would. And of course the kids are going to be upset that he pulled the plug. What kid wouldn’t be upset if you take away their toys? Thats a normal response. Mine gets upset if I restrict his usage too. Big deal. Thats my job as his parent to decide when he has had enough. Brad wants his kids to play outside. He isn’t forcing them into child labour or out to work the streets. He’s just being a parent encouraging them to have a wider range of experiences. Good on him.

    • Knowing that family they’re probably on the mantlepiece. Actually if I was married to Jolie I’d have them framed in the entry hallway to show to Jhevoahs Witnesses (incidentally to jhevoahs witnesses know they spell Jhevoah wrong? Didn’t they see Indy 3?)

  • I’m from the US and I visit Kotaku Australia because Kotaku US is blocked at my workplace. At first I was annoyed, but I’ve really enjoyed the articles about the Australian games industry. If I can find an article about the industries recent struggles with importing and holding onto talent in a country I’ve never been to interesting, then I’d wager someone from Australia could find an article about parenting and video games interesting too, even if it’s about an American movie actor.

  • Their minds are turning to mush from playing video games?

    My eldest is 6 and I’ve noticed his reading and spelling has jumped right ahead after I let him on my iPad with Scribblenauts.

  • i am in this situation with my children. solution i have found is that if the kids get upset or angry at each other no more gaming for now.
    usually they kids play outside until before lunch and then come inside out of the sun during the hottest part of the day to game.
    i think it is up to the parent to make sure that plenty of educational games are available and not unsuitable games for children.
    case in point im still only partway through the first batman cause it scares my youngest .
    i think what brad needs to do is get on there with them and play.

  • I’m 26 and I still don’t understand why parents (namely my dad) thought it was so important to “go outside”. What the hell did he think was happening out there that I was missing out on?

    Keep in mind that “outside” was supposed to be a leisure activity. Some kids want to ride skateboards and others want to play their game machines. Effectively punishing your child for not pursuing the right type of leisure is really weird. It’s arbitrary, based on what you kind of maybe feel like what your kid should be doing, rather than what they should actually be doing.

    • Also – don’t bother with the exercise component. If a kid is lazy, they’ll just find sedentary outside activities like craft. Going outside doesn’t have inherent health benefits.

  • Ummm, so we’re taking a story by the National Enquirer seriously? Aren’t they the gossip rag that runs storys on aliens being my baby’s father?

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