Our friend Gareth at Skewed & Reviewed has taken a really good look at the major game consoles. If you’re like me, a middle aged guy with children, video games are a fact of life. I know a ton of Accent Inns guests (mainly the fella’s…) really like to play the occasional video game and it certainly seems to be the new “silent babysitter” for many of our children. Some may think this is a bad thing but there are positive roles video games can take. My family has some really good times playing video games together and with the interactive console types like the Wii, even some exercise can be had. Wii bowling tournaments are a fun activity in our house. Our system even replaced our old DVD player so now we can watch DVD’s, Blue ray, online movies and play games all in one small console. The key thing to remember is balance. Make sure you and your kids also experience the great outdoors and get regular exercise.
Of course when you’re traveling, look for hotels (Accent Inns is one) , that offer free WiFi so you can keep playing those games on your laptops, Ipods, Ipads etc….
So for all you gamers or perhaps parents, that need to decide what system to buy little Johnny for Christmas, Gareth offers some great insights. (more…)