Butt-kicking girls

Saw this article about girls and video games at Utopian Hell. It’s a pretty good article, but this little bit troubles me:

That’s evidenced at GamerzNet where nearly 5-year-old Sarah Grodin and her mom, Heather, play Counter-Strike together. Across the aisle, Kathryn Grodin, Sarah’s aunt and co-owner of GamerzNet, also plays the counterterrorism game.

A five-year-old playing Counter-Strike? That doesn’t strike me as the best way to game with your kids. I mentioned early about the article that a large portion of parents that are gaming, which I think is great, but this seems a little over the top.

But it’s a good article nonetheless. Getting more people involved with gaming is always a good thing. This last little bit made me a little sad, though:

Of the nine girls gathered in a circle minutes before game play, all of them have a PlayStation system in their house. Two have an xBox and five have a Nintendo GameCube as well.

None of them had ever heard of Atari, the first console video gaming system.

That’s not right! Know your roots!

Comments

  1. Can’t you just imagine that 5 year old girl running around the house yelling “BOOM! HEADSHOT!! BOOM! HEADSHOT!!” like FPS-Doug?

  2. Yeah, i thought about that. I can see it now:

    “Nice stabbing, Susie! Way to beat that guy down!”

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