They're Never Too Young To Start PC Gaming

Not only is this nine-month-old infant attempting to play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on his father's computer, he also gets incredibly annoyed when his session is interrupted. This is how it starts.

Yes, I found another excuse to post a video of one of my children, but it does speak of the allure of the mouse, keyboard and monitor. Those colourful images, the oh-so-clickable keys; it's almost a natural instinct at this point to reach out and touch them, just to see what happens.

Meanwhile the Xbox 360 controller on the floor by the couch just gets drooled on. Not that I'm dismissing the gamepad; I'm just saying it's not as intuitive a tool as fingers dancing across the keys.

Note that since this lovely father and son bonding moment I've been unable to allow Seamus here anywhere near my computer desk. He goes absolutely bonkers, scrabbling in my arms, twisting about, trying to reclaim his former glory.

He'll make an amazing gaming freak-out video one day.


    Something every father needs to realize quite early on is that no one else in the world thinks your child is remotely interesting at all, ever.

      Well I found it pretty awesome.

      Sorry to hear you're too busy being negative on the internet.

        Until people become parents themselves, kids are pretty uninteresting.


    Should be teaching him how to catch a ball or kick a footy.. Not how to end up single pc wow junkie.. Seen too many people have no life.

    I'm 22

      Another internet super parent. How do you know this guy doesn't teach his kid to catch things? How do you know that touching a PC turns someone into a shut-in?

      22, and sitting around trolling on gaming sites instead of being outdoors, being social and spending time with people who matter to you, no matter the medium.

      I'm sure in reality you're a wonderful, well adjusted person who knows exactly how to balance your computer and social life, just like you know that we are able to as well.

    And yet another parent ignoring the ratings of a game. A prime example for the ACC to use against things like an R18 rating

      I dont think anyone ever follows game ratings anyway. I was 12 when I started watching M movies and like 14 when I started playing MA15+ games. Whats more, since I was already introduced to that stuff, my little brother watched M movies when he was 10 and played MA15+ games when he was 12 or 13. And we havent exactly grown up violent/bloodthirst/whatever it is that motivates classifications.

      My son is 4 years old and he plays BF3 on the PC and MW3 on the 360, he loves it. The ratings are guide lines not laws, if we wish to expose our children to playing them sort of games we can. BTW my son is the most caring and love child you would ever meet

    please the kid wont even remember playing this or be able to comprehend the violence on screen. And +1 to Dee, kids should be brought up in the outdoors, they can make the choice to play games later in life like most of us did.

      The problem with the internet is that every childless person knows how to be a better parent than people with kids.

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