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Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids? 338

First time accepted submitter pseudorand writes "I have a 3 year old that I've so far kept away from TV and computers. I met a gamer who has a 1 year old that plays xbox (probably better than I do). I believe kids should experience the real world first, but computers will obviously be a basic job still for the foreseeable future and I'm afraid I'm letting my kid fall behind. I'd like to responsibly introduce my son to computers so he can start developing hard-eye coordination, typing skills and learning UI concepts. What's the best (Linux, of course) game to get a kid started with? Shoot-em-up's are obviously out, but I'm more concerned with something that will help him understand how to interact with a mouse, keyboard and screen and hold his attention rather than something 'educational' because there's plenty of (probably more effective) ways to teach math, reading, etc. that don't involve a computer. So far I've tried Tux Racer, which held his attention for 10 minutes or so. He doesn't quite get pressing multiple keys simultaneously yet."
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  • nethack (Score:5, Funny)

    by neo8750 ( 566137 ) <zepski.zepski@net> on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:10PM (#41653071) Homepage
    nethack or if you can find rouge both great games from my childhood
    • Re:nethack (Score:4, Interesting)

      by GoodNewsJimDotCom ( 2244874 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @09:11PM (#41653465)
      Roguelikes will teach you your ABC too [google.com], great for a young kid

      All kidding aside, Angband is one of the best games I've ever played to date still. After about 1000 tries, I did an ironman noupstairs win.

      The learning curve is moderate to learn all the keystrokes and commands, but the game itself is really indepth and pure fun if you know what depths to get your resists. Make sure you download a version of Angband that has autosquelch in it. The guy who wrote autosquelch did it mostly out of a kind gesture for me! It shows you how cool Open Source guys can be. I wish I had his name, but I don't because I lost that data with a hard drive crash. I thought it was Dr. Andrew White, but Angband's page is saying: Dave Blackston.

      I actually encountered something REALLY cool in Zangband once. I charmed some monsters who were spawning and polymorphing themselves. So half the dungeon was a bunch of monsters I owned, and the other half was a bunch of monsters that spawned as enemies. It was like one giant war around me. I have been making video games on my own, on the off chance I can recreate the scene, because it is incredibly... interesting.

      Of course Angband's learning curve is about too much for anyone under 9. But if you've never played it, you can find it Here [rephial.org]. It is the predecessor to games like Torchlight. Compared to Nethack, you actually do a lot more hack and slash in Angband because you're fighting tons of monsters. If you want ez mode imo, go half-troll/warrior.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:13PM (#41653085)

    Jesus, you're thinking of giving a kid a game that early? On linux too? Do you want him to grow up without a chance in hell of being able to speak to Women? How about you just let him shit his pants and play with wooden bricks? Looking forwards to your next post - "Which beers should I introduce my 12 year old to?"

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by The123king ( 2395060 )
      Beers to a 12YO? I've been drinking since the age of 5! And it hasn't killed any brain cells off yet!! Ooooh, something shiny!
    • by Baloroth ( 2370816 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @09:21PM (#41653517)

      Jesus, you're thinking of giving a kid a game that early? On linux too? Do you want him to grow up without a chance in hell of being able to speak to Women? How about you just let him shit his pants and play with wooden bricks? Looking forwards to your next post - "Which beers should I introduce my 12 year old to?"

      Letting children play with video games is pretty standard, now-a-days. Most often, simple smartphone games and whatnot rather than Linux games, but not at all uncommon. It's a good way to improve hand-eye coordination and brain development. Not being able to speak to women is pretty much unrelated, outside of the fact that a lot of people who can't do so in the first place gravitate towards computers and games, on account of the fact that they don't involved the possibility of messing up some social convention they are often unable to grasp. But playing games doesn't mean you won't or can't develop such skills, it's more that people who don't have those skills in the first place go towards gaming and computers in general. Don't confuse cause and effect.

      And for that matter, 12 is a bit young for alcohol, but 14-15 is a good time to introduce them to small quantities (soft liquor, mind you, beer or wine). Otherwise, when they leave supervision around alcohol for the first time they'll likely overindulge, on account of a lack of experience. If they've been drinking on moderation for several years, that is a lot less likely.

      • by drfreak ( 303147 )

        I've been playing video games since my dad brought a 2600 home at age three-four. In my adult years the gaming had waned but my interest in computers has never relaxed. For someone who never properly completed high school and college, I'd say I'm doing pretty well for myself now. I hate that kids these days hang out on skype, warcraft, and Facebook nowadays and don't do shit otherwise though; on the other hand, maybe a new market will open up for them in the future as it did for me...

      • And for that matter, 12 is a bit young for alcohol, but 14-15 is a good time to introduce them to small quantities (soft liquor, mind you, beer or wine).

        I fully agree. I got my first taste for alcohol at age 14 months, and I'm fine (true story). I don't generally like drinking these days, but that's probably unrelated.

      • It's a good way to improve hand-eye coordination and brain development

        Playing video games does not improve your hand -eye coordination as well as chucking a ball back and forth to your parents, or climbing a tree, and brain development is better done by being told stories and learning to read as young as you can so you can read stories to yourself.

    • by Dahamma ( 304068 )

      That's no problem. By the time he's 12 he can just mail order the Howto [pinside.com].

    • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Monday October 15, 2012 @06:44AM (#41655939) Homepage

      I found that kids like the lighter beers, at least that is what I liked when I was 12-14. And it's perfectly normal to let a 12 year old drink a little beer and a little wine. Only a wierd society would keep it from kids and young adults until they are 21.

      I grew up German, there was wine at the table for all of us. and I cultivated a love of Apfelwein at an early age thanks to dad and grandpa. It's also why when my friends were all drinking the crap from budwiser and getting drunk at 16, I was enjoying a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier and smart enough to not drink 24 of them and then puke all over the place.

      Why do the radical puritans still control the laws here in the USA?

  • Great for giving an understanding of ballistics, gometry and strategy. It does involve explosions but it's not graphically violent like Unreal or those kind of shoot'em ups.

    • Back in 2000 my buddy and I were forced to take a beginning linux class in order to take the advanced - so we quickly got the root password for the DeadRat server the teacher was running for the class - created some alternates, then installed scorched3d for the rest of the year we played scorched3d while the rest of the class tried to learn. :D Ah... Memories.

      • similar story when we were in CISCO, we had quake 3 installed and had lan parties every day with a kill switch (alt+tab-esq) that would kill it on all machines at once. so half the class would be gaming while the other half was learning how IP 6 was ONLY a year way (this was 2001....)
  • GCompris (Score:5, Informative)

    by Dozy Lizard ( 1708728 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:15PM (#41653103)
    For a 3 yr old, GCompris is hard to beat.
    • Re:GCompris (Score:5, Informative)

      by HoldmyCauls ( 239328 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @09:08PM (#41653445) Journal

      Seconded. Married to a teacher who is now running daycare for some friends' kids so she can stay home with ours. I'm a tech for local catholic schools whose teachers and staff can't deal with Linux though I myself have been a user for more than a decade.

      We have acquired some older P4 machines and I have one slightly newer one that I set up as an Edubuntu LTSP server. The older ones NetBoot from it.

      Point is, my 3-yr-old and her friends between 3 and 4 love Gcompris, and my wife thinks it's incredible. Connect-the-dots, memory, typing blaster and even a simple mouse-learning game where one wipes translucent bricks away to reveal a fun animal picture. It gets used for maybe an hour total per day, so it's a fun reward for good behavior and a pastime while the babies need feeding or lunch prepared or laundry done, not a mindless zombie creator. Compare the activities with what's playing on the Disney or nick channels and you can easily see which is better for a developing mind. Most activities are nearly if not entirely on par with the sensory and craft activities my wife plans with the kids, though visits to the rec center are a nice break from monotony, and they also attend a nursery school 2 days a week. Nice days are also used well with play on the swings and trampoline. I'm just saying by way of comparison for the benefit of those commenters who will say, "why stick your kid in front of a screen?" As though life is binary.

      • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

        by foniksonik ( 573572 )

        If you watch kids shows WITH the kids it's actually really educational regarding social skills and problem solving (hard problems, like how to work with a team, how to handle anger, etc - much harder than puzzles or physics).

        For puzzles and physics, Amazing Alex is great, Save the Puppies, Angry Birds, Bad Piggies - the list goes on. Android is based on Linux right...

    • by Lenbok ( 22992 )

      Yep, one more vote for GCompris -- both my kids enjoyed it when they were younger (now though, it's hard to prise them away from Minecraft :-))

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by xarma ( 916256 )
      As the author of GCompris, I have to agree. By the way, a little link would help : http://gcompris.net/ [gcompris.net]
  • SnapMaps (Score:4, Informative)

    by retroworks ( 652802 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:16PM (#41653109) Homepage Journal
    My kids know three languages I2/3 of 3 kids have 3 fluent, the third has 2 fluent and is starting 3rd). But that's nothing compared to their geography. The Snap Maps game was awesome, I play it myself. http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-geography-map-snap-usa/map-snap-Africa.html [coolmath-games.com]
  • Several Options (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:16PM (#41653115)

    Have you looked into Edubuntu (http://www.edubuntu.org/), Qimo (http://www.qimo4kids.com/) or Foresight Linux Kids Edition (http://www.foresightlinux.org)? While they aren't games, they are distributions designed for kids with pre-installed applications and games for ages 3 and up.

  • Ri-li (Score:4, Informative)

    by Dennis Sheil ( 1706056 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:20PM (#41653151)

    Ri-li [sourceforge.net] is a game very young children might enjoy. It has a toy train running around the track, and there's not much to do - just click the button to switch the train tracks if you think it might crash. It has lots of motion and train noises, and is simple. I have heard from more than one parent that their child really enjoys playing it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:22PM (#41653161)

    I started the grandkids off with the Childsplay http://childsplay.sourceforge.net/ and Gcompris http://gcompris.net/-en- educational games collections as well at Tux Math and Paint http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org They all are in the OpenSuse repositories or could fool with Quimo http://www.qimo4kids.com/ as a live CD or as a dedicated install.

    I found that having two mice connected was a big help in getting them started so I could show them what to do without having to take their mouse away.

    • Mod parent up!

      Qimo is great. It's a whole Linux distro geared toward young children, and includes Childsplay, GCompris, and TuxPaint.

      I set it up an old P4 for my daughter when she turned 2. I remember sitting next to her and watching in awe as, over the course of 20 minutes of playing this "uncover the animal picture" game, she became proficient in using the mouse. Almost two years later, she is still playing very good, fun, appropriate, challenging games. She has always loved the painting program, whic

      • Tux Paint can treat all mouse buttons the same. This used to be the default; currently the default is to pop up an animation that shows you how to use the left button.

        There is a config program to restore the original behavior. You could also just edit the config file.

        There is also an option to make Tux Paint fullscreen, and one to disable the Quit button. Until the kid learns the multi-key exit sequence, he's not going to escape from Tux Paint.

  • Or pbs.org Assuming Linux has decent flash support.
  • Sesame Street (Score:5, Informative)

    by Ukab the Great ( 87152 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:32PM (#41653229)

    Try Sesame Street Games [sesamestreet.org]. They're mostly flash games, but they should work. My kid started playing them when he was 2, liked them a lot, and learned to use a mouse from playing them.

  • TuxPaint (Score:5, Informative)

    by mathew42 ( 2475458 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:36PM (#41653253)

    I recommend TuxPaint [tuxpaint.org]:

    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

    My kids have had great fun using the program, especially with the special effects tools and sound effects. Rather than a structured environment it encourages free play. You can add in your own photos as stamps or just use the extensive collection.

    • by Dahamma ( 304068 )

      It's funny I disagreed with you above but completely agree here... The key here is the platform/OS/GPL License status are not the goals, they are the tools used to accomplish a very focused goal that in itself will educate and interest children. Have a clear goal in mind first, then find what best matches that goal. That's what I thought was so misguided about the original article question and so many of the replies, it seemed like picking some philosophy and finding goals that support it.

      And of course

  • by Kevster ( 102318 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @08:39PM (#41653275)

    Hand-eye co-ordination is best learned in the real world. Take him outside and play with real objects (I've heard it's called "catch") in a natural (non-human constructed) setting.

    As for the other two things, typing skills and UI concepts, they can be trivially learned by him 10 years from now just as easily. He'll pick them up on his own before that, anyway.

    • As for the other two things, typing skills and UI concepts, they can be trivially learned by him 10 years from now just as easily. He'll pick them up on his own before that, anyway.

      What do you bet that in ten years:
      Mice will be dead; everything will be motion tracking, eye tracking, touch tracking, etc.
      Nobody will type (by "Nobody I mean you can safely round the number of typists in the world down to zero).
      Contemporary "UI Concepts" will seem quaint in the way that most people today view command lines as quaint.

      I can't offer any practical advice about helping a 3 year old develop, but ask yourself: "What did your parents do in your formative years?" Are you pleased with how you t

    • by pt73 ( 2506856 )

      Seriously, take this advice. Eye-hand coordination needs to be learned in 3D and in the real world. Computer games are very limited. Even Wii. Also read up on children and exposure to "screen time". The gamer with the xbox playing 1 year old may be harming his kid. Not giving him an advantage. Some research even suggests that background exposure to TVs for under 2 is detrimental to development.

      As for computer skills, playing games is not likely to teach many of those - at least not well. He won't be us

    • by artor3 ( 1344997 )

      Who is modding this down? It's the best advice in the thread. Learning hand-eye co-ordination from video games is absurd. Go buy a glove and some plush baseballs, since you probably shouldn't be throwing anything harder than that at a three year old. Graduate to baseballs, basketballs, and/or footballs depending on whatever the kid seems to enjoy. The best part is that, at least for the next several years, it doesn't matter how awful you are at sports -- your kid will think you're awesome.

      That doesn't

  • OpenTTD or simutrans are cool building games.

  • Some of the humble bundle titles (chocolate castle, crayon phisics) are pretty good and educational, stimulating the brain. A three year old is a bit too young, but I would suggest you play together -- this way you can help the child, strengthen the bond between the two of you and steer the educational and entertainment process.

    However, please keep in mind that there was an article a few weeks ago that exposure to TV (and maybe a computer?) at an early age may hamper a child's cognitive development.

    Why not

  • I'd suggest you go buy a used Wii for him. You should be able to pick one up for around $50 secondhand if you look a little bit. It should be no problem for him to pick up and play with.

    Besides, the best computer games require the ability to read. No offense but I suspect your 3 year old isn't very literate yet.
  • My 2yo and 4yo daughters are addicted to minecraft, and they're surprisingly proficient at the game. They also play on a variety of websites, but minecraft seems to capture their imagination best. I 2nd whoever suggested Edubuntu, but not for a 3 year old.
  • Entertaining, creative, non-violent.

    • Put a boy in front of a paint program, and what will he draw? Yeah... Mine 5-year-old immediately drew things getting killed. Tux Paint even has stamps (clip art) of military equipment, emergency services stuff, a cross, fire, mushroom cloud, and various tools for beating people to death.

      It's fairly easy to make new stamps (clip art) for the kid. You can add an AK-47, RPG-7, iron maiden, rack, breaking wheel, etc.

      Tux Paint isn't even limited to violence. The stamps include a hypodermic needle. The line tool

  • This child needs to be able to grow up in the modern world, not rusticate with your biases against computers and games. It is hard to teach adults a new language, they never become facile speakers. In the same manner, if your child grows up with the ability to use computers and a little later, some programming he will be far better off. That said, he should not spend 150 hours/week on Warcraft. Games help you to master computers - up to a point, after that they waste time.
    Check with the various online compu

  • by gr8_phk ( 621180 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @09:00PM (#41653393)
    GCompris. Yes, it's boring for an adult, but there is a wide variety of activities - some of which he'll like. It includes TuxPaint which teaches mouse use and drawing. You're late with TV. Get "The Letter Factory", "The Word Factory", and "The Storybook Factory". Let him digest them one at a time - each needs a few months to sink in, then introduce another - he'll be excited. Don't hesitate, if your kid can't read basic words already, your late with these videos.

    Wordworld, Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid. All on PBS (assuming US here). Also, get an antenna so you can get PBS Kids during more hours of the day (for scheduling, not additional watching) your cable company does not carry all the subchannels and Kids in not #1 all the time.

    I'm a fan of limiting TV. We limited ours to 1 hour per day early on and have migrated to 2 hours (she's 6 now). The "Factory" DVDs are excellent and teach reading. If you're going to teach your kid anything "academic" it should be reading - everything in life is easier if you can read. There is nothing wrong with educational stuff, but free play and getting creative with physical objects/toys is also important. Education is not lame - you sure you're from around here?

    And don't worry a bit. Your kid will know how to use tech stuff better than you by the time he's 5 regardless of what you do. But if you must, get him an iPod or iPad and get lots of puzzle games - Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, whatever that silly alligator game is.... But limit screen time per day.
  • On my Android phone I've entertained a 2 year old with several of the Shapes games, and from Humble Android Bundle: Snuggle Truck and Toki Tori.
  • I have a 6-yr-old and a 3-yr-old. So far the smaller one is happy enough with a few kid-friendly games on mom's iPhone (very sparingly, a few times a week at most) but I'm finding the 6-yr-old very engaged with online casual puzzle games. He's not quite ready for escape-the-room-type stuff, but there are quite a few kid-friendly puzzlers out there - check JayIsGames.com, you can search by tags and I use "kidfriendly" and "puzzle" (and "flash" because I'm not downloading anything, even if I did have Window

  • by MMC Monster ( 602931 ) on Sunday October 14, 2012 @09:14PM (#41653477)

    How about http://www.starfall.com/ [starfall.com] ?

    My kids loved it when they were around 3-4 years old.

  • XBill!

    That game is killer for hand-eye coordination, and it's fun and cute and free...

    You might want to modify it or change the difficult settings though, because it does ramp up from wicked easy to insanely difficult fairly rapidly.

  • No, really.

    Buy him some educational DVDs and fire up VideoLAN. On the PC you'll learn how to navigate menus, click a mouse - all that. It's basic computer skills. Then as a bonus - educational videos.

    My kid right now is watching the School House Rock DVDs on his machine. Clicking around like a pro. And learning about about adverbs at the moment. [youtube.com]

  • get a rom for some old ass system 7 or 8 system, let him play stickybear reading, the computer will be simple while still teaching basics, and the edutainment is 10x better than anything released for linux, let alone any platform for the last 10 years.

  • Why not go with the classics? Get him an old TI-99/4a with the Speech Synthesizer and a bunch of educational cartridges for it. Should be pretty cheap to do. And a composite cable should be pretty inexpensive to get a hold of, which can connect to the RCA A/V jacks on whatever video device he would be using it on.

  • If he's bright and you're willing to play together until it "clicks," I'd highly recommend Minecraft (Linux supported). Kids generally excel at open world games and Minecraft is as creative as games get these days. As far as your ban on FPS's, I didn't censor anything for my kid. He grew up playing GTA. He could explore, blow things up and not be tied down by a quest system. He's well adjusted and non-violent. In fact, he'd rather play Pokémon over hardcore titles... or watch kids movies over adult ti
  • Shame on you all...

    • by Dwedit ( 232252 )

      Turtle Graphics on the Apple II was extremely boring, I'd never suggest LOGO to anyone, ever.

  • With my 3-year old I started with the iPad instead of the PC. It has a much more natural touch interface and they can get going in minutes vs. struggling to figure out the archaic QWERTY keyboard and mouse/touchpad. As of August the iPad has 30,000+ educational titles and I would recommend Letter School for tracing letters, Doodle Buddy for drawing, Hungry Fish for math, Reading Rainbow for tons and tons of books, Screen Chomp for making basic screen casts, iMove for making videos and of course Amazon Ins
  • And it made Slashdot.
    You're arguments are invalid.
  • WINE doesn't support games like "Frisbee" and "Learning to Ride a Bike at the Park," so you're better off just doing the real thing.

  • yepi.com, kizi.com have tons of games

    My 4yo has been playing these games for years and he loves them. Most of them are child safe, start with something like Milk Quest. I'm for video games (if the child wants to), I believe my son learned to read just because he wanted to play the games he saw me playing. Of course I don't let him play those games for a variety of reasons, but he's happy to play more sterile games where no one dies and there's no interaction with internet creeps (read: most of my friends).


  • Ridiculously cute bunnies, up to 4 players on one computer. My 5 and 3 year old love playing this. Oh, just turn off gore mode so there aren't chunks of bunnies flying around.

  • Quite simply tetris.
    Teaches hand-eye coordination, planning ahead/strategy, mental 3d visualization & modeling skills. The infinite growth of difficulty will keep hooked up.

    • by Pulzar ( 81031 )

      The infinite growth of difficulty will keep hooked up.

      Ever seen a 3 year old? The difficulty of Tetris starts at "infinite" for them. There's no way that any 3 year old would get anything out of it.

  • For your own as well his well being keep him away from games and TV as long as you are capable. It is crack to kids. The real world will provide him with far more variation in Hand Eye coordination than a game can/will ever deliver. Walking is just as import. Take time to read to him. No matter how hard you try to keep games away from him he will be exposed to them regardless. In no time he will master the trivial skills necessary to master game play and keyboards. I am not anti games but I currently ha
  • Rocks'n'Diamonds is a great Boulderdash / Sokoban / Supaplex / Emerald Mine clone. Distributed under the GPL and packaged for most Linux distros. It's a great puzzle game for kids with nice graphics, SFX and brainteasers. Might be a bit too challenging for a 3-year-old, but great for 10+.

    Homepage [artsoft.org]

  • Teach him to type, for a bit. I had this game on one of my mom's old computers. Then teach him he is in control of the machine. Then show him Spreeder.com and give him/her good books, until, he/she complains :)

    Then say "Slashdot is for big people." You will know if he/she has been reading it. And the resulting discussion should be interesting. (Maybe not true now post Taco).

    Anyway voice non-parent. Really liked shooting down letters before they landed. Might have made me enjoy gaming too much.
  • The controls for neverball are simple -- just move the mouse. My kid particularly likes zooming round in circles, and somehow managed to get to Level 8 (over the course of a few months) by making what appears to me to be fairly random mouse movements.

    Enigma also has a similar control simplicity, at least for puzzles that don't involve extra items.

  • BASH
    Though World War vi might be good too - http://freecode.com/projects/wordwarvi [freecode.com]

    Word War vi is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up '80s style arcade game. You pilot your "vi"per craft through core memory, rescuing lost .swp files, avoiding OS defenses, and wiping out those memory hogging emacs processes. When all the lost .swp files are rescued, head for the socket which will take you to the next node in the cluster.

  • by Galactic Dominator ( 944134 ) on Monday October 15, 2012 @01:56AM (#41654853)

    Best Linux Game For Young Kids?

    Ubuntu. For the advanced player, try the server edition without the mouse.

  • Shameless plug: for those who have kids a little bit older, DragonBox is our algebra educative game. And we're preparing the Linux version: http://support.dragonboxapp.com/forums/166049-general/suggestions/2946059-release-a-version-for-pc-either-linux-or-windows [dragonboxapp.com]

    Drop us a line if you think this is interesting!

    As for personal advice, for 3yo: GCompris

  • seriously, for a 3 y.o., education has to come with the game.
  • His imagination will take care of the rest!

  • Few of you will agree with this one, but I let my daughter play it from 2 to 5 years old. She loved it more than any other game. It was hysterical. If you know this game, it's an awesome first-person shooter with guns, grenades, and blood, played on various urban maps. Last I played, it was mostly very skilled diehards with years of experience. She was slow compared to the other players, so she compensated by using some insane machine gun used for close range (IMI Negev). Her favorite thing was killin

    • After Urban Terror, I had to let her play the usual kid games. She played Pokemon on her DS for years, and found Wizard 101, Roblox and Mindcraft, just like all the other kids. I wound up installing two Windows machines so the kids could play the games their friends were into. My son has gone off with Mindcraft, and built some insane worlds. My daughter is now a vegetarian into horses and animals. Both kids loved playing Star Craft against the computer with me, though I can't play it anymore due to vis

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