Son: “Mom, I need your iPad.”
Me: “Why? Are you finished playing XBox?”
Son: “I need to look something up on the iPad so I can play Minecraft.”
Me: Confused look
So, this is the new thing. You don’t just play a video game anymore. One gaming device is not enough. Children are now watching videos on YouTube of other kids (usually teenagers and college-age boys) playing video games. Yes, you heard correctly – they watch videos of people playing video games. This is the adult equivalent of watching someone watch a TV show. It makes no sense to me. Yet, the littles are mesmerized by these teenage gamers running from Minecraft zombies or Mario racing away in his little cart.