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Discussion in 'Games' started by leftybuff, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    My son is turning 14, looking for a computer game (age appropriate) for him. Any suggestions? I am in the dark on this stuff...
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    'Age appropriate' is highly subjective, especially at 14. You might want to list off stuff that YOU consider inappropriate for your kid. Chances are that you and he will disagree, but you're buying.
     
  3. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Really I am just looking for suggestions. I don't know anything about what is current computer game wise, I just didn't want somebody suggesting something clearly of the reservation (and I don't even know if that is a concern). I am assuming any game would have a website or a way of seeing what it was about, I was just hoping somebody might give me some direction.....
     
  4. goalline

    goalline Keeper of the Blues Club Member

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    there are all sorts of games. What is he into? My recently turned 15 yo loves Kerbal Space Program, a variety of group gaming options involving battle scenarios, Factorial (I think that's the name) etc. But he also likes modern versions of some of the classics, like Civilization. I just found out I can't access 'steam' through my work computer, but if you go to it you can have your son make a wish list. You can then look at the games he's suggesting and determine if you want to download them or not.
     
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  5. TDforTD

    TDforTD Club Member Club Member

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    Mafia 3 just came out, seems people are all over it. Not sure that it's age appropriate tho.

    World of Warcraft just dropped an expansion. You have to pay monthly for its service but it was a great video game back when I played it. Tons of stuff to do. I don't play it anymore so I can't really say how good it is anymore.

    Along those lines, Hearthstone is a free strategy card game similar to magic the gathering. They have single player expansions that you can buy to help get important cards. I honestly still play this from time to time as it's a good time killer and I can play in between getting stuff done.
     
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  6. J.R. Ewing

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    I hear the kids dig Pong.
     
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  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Cool, thanks. He is playing Roblox (sp?) now. He seems to like games where you can build/create things. (I really don't fully understand it). So I will look into Kerbal, others have suggested Minecraft, so I guess I have some research to do. It seems any online game you have to monitor, there have been some rather creepy users on roblox... I guess it goes with the territory.
     
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  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Dude everybody knows it is all about Frogger now....
     
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  9. TDforTD

    TDforTD Club Member Club Member

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    Definitely look into both minecraft and Kerbel. If he likes building stuff, those are the perfect games.

    I have 25 year old friends who get into minecraft lol. It's kind of like legos in video game form.

    Kerbel space program is cool too. I watched someone play it and it's a ton of fun trying to create something that could get to space.
     
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  10. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Ill let my son post on this lefty, he's definitely a gamer.
     
  11. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Thanks.
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Mobile Strike, Family Guy the Quest of Stuff, World at Arms, Jurassic Park Builder, Game of War Fire Age. BTW, this is Jordan.
     
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  13. J.R. Ewing

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    You might try stealthily asking his friends. Just a suggestion.
     
  14. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Thanks Jordan.
     
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    skibum Did not pee on the Alamo. Club Member

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    This.

    So many of the games depend on online interactions between friends that the answer is pretty simple: he wants to play what his friends are playing.
     
  16. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    He's been wanting to post so I thought this would be the right venue for it lol. Hes been mad that he couldn't talk about his football season, I'm like nobody on here wants to hear about it, then I get the stare lol. He's a good kid.
     
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    Thanks...I will check into with a couple of his friends...
     
  18. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Tell him I really appreciate his help, he gave me some good ideas. And I would read a post about his FB season.(y)
     
  19. BuffLuKe

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    I let him read it and he said, " thank you sir."
     
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  20. goalline

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    This is still Jordan, right?
     
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    Civilization 5
     
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  22. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    beat me to it.
     
  23. 4DemBuffs

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    Leasiure Suit Larry
     
  24. goalline

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    yeah. back in post #4. :)
     
  25. J.R. Ewing

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    Never could finish that game. Kept getting the clap.
     
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  26. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Skimming has dangers.
     
  27. BuffLuKe

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    No he just made one post, he does read it though. I've had many interesting questions regarding that lol.
     
  28. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    planet coaster is solid
     
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  29. Highlander

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    I picked up World of Warcraft again after a 5 year layoff. The newest expansion is nails. I really enjoyed playing again, but I am not going to get sucked back in to it the way I was.

    It's a great game for teenagers, IMO. Easy to learn, hard to genuinely master at the highest levels. The trick is that there is no requirement to ever get that good. You can slop around if that is all you want to do.
     
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  30. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     

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