My Nephew is getting a Nintendo DS...

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  1. samtheman

    samtheman Well-Known Member

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    and he's five. Is there something wrong with this picture?
     
  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Absolutely nothing.
    My little girl has had one for months and she is four.
     
  3. bigkid24

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    Only if you don't have one too.
     
  4. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Hand Eye Cordnation ftw? Doesnt matter at what age someone plays games, its just making them understand to know when to stop.
     
  5. gil

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    Nothing wrong with 5 year olds with a DS. A 5 year old with a PS3 is wrong though.
     
  6. samtheman

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    I don't know how much he'll enjoy it though. He's getting the new Pokemon and I got Blue Version when I was 8 or 9 and was having trouble with it.
     
  7. toma

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    pokemon might be a bit much for a 5 year old, but there's plenty on there that a 5 year old can love at the same time. i mean, if i could beat zelda 1 when i was 8, and my brother did the same thing at 7... games nowadays are way easier than that, so i'm sure he can have a good time. heck, my son is only 2 and a half and he's potty trained, sings his abc's, counts to 10, and has no problem playing mario party on my 9 year old's ds.
     
  8. pscoop

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    Jealous of a 5 year old?
     
  9. Maximus_Prime

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    yeah it is not weird at all for a 5 y/o to have a DS I have seen several kids with them.
     
  10. samtheman

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    No, not at all, I have my own DS. My niece and nephew demolish at Wii bowling. I guess I'm just old fashioned :-/
     
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    My gf's nephew has had one since he was 3. Crazy i know.
     
  12. toma

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    it's not too crazy. like i said, my 2 year old is probably better with it than my 9 year old is.
     
  13. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Nope, not at all.

    2 of my nephews (both are 6 and 9) have one each.
     
  14. samtheman

    samtheman Well-Known Member

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    How about we put it this way; is $130 plus $20-$35 dollars per game a hefty price for a 5 year old?

    What happened to getting the latest Power Ranger/Transformer/Other random toy(s) for Christmas?
     
  15. toma

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    he'll probably get a few of those too, but kids have been getting video games for christmas since the 70s. i don't see what the big deal is.
     
  16. samtheman

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    Good point. I suppose I'm making a big deal out of nothing.
     
  17. gil

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    Depends. If it's the kid's mom, dad, or older sister/brother, or close auntie/uncle/grandmother/grandfather, it's not a big deal. But if it's not a close family member, that would be wrong. It would suck if the the mom and dad got him a nice $75 toy, and then some auntie's executive boyfriend get's him a DS with games.
     
  18. knook

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    My Brother was playing GTA: Vice City when he was 7 :S
     
  19. samtheman

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    Wow that would just be kind of creepy.
     
  20. Chrono Grimlock

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    Almost has creepy as making a thread to tell the internet you have a 5 year old nephew to hundreds of strangers. Creepy is a relative word, ja?
     

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