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I died a little today. My kids want a PS4 and not my old PC.

#21cancerstormPosted 3/12/2014 4:22:42 PM
"daddy all our friends at school ALL have ps4 why don't we do too"
"well kids you're getting an OC'd 3970x + sli 680s, it's almost as good as my current OC'd 4960x and tri sli 780tis"
"BUT PS4 DADDY PS4"
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#22Cade6669(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 4:30:39 PM
I have a 580 and a want a 780 but it might be best to get a PS4 for them so I could upgrade to a 880 later.
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#23LazyyAmericanPosted 3/12/2014 4:34:03 PM
But dat GDDR5
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#24johnny_payPosted 3/12/2014 4:34:09 PM
kids arent that clever. you have to play the numbers game with them. if you tell them the pc has bigger numbers than the ps4 they will go with the pc.
#25rpgianPosted 3/12/2014 4:35:44 PM
Make them work to pay for it then. Surely you have grass,tree's, dishes or something in need of painting.
Wage them about 1/3 of minimum wage to mime taxes, social security, healthcare costs, interest payments on the high 6 figures you got in them already.

After a few hundred hours of labor they should have given up entirely. Either way they learn the value of money and the price of denying lifes good gifts. Maybe not. At least your life gets easier as a consolation.
#26KidInTheHallPosted 3/12/2014 4:36:55 PM
animanganime posted...
You should respect their choices ;)


It's not a choice TC, maybe you're kid was just born a PS4 player.
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#27arleasPosted 3/12/2014 4:39:03 PM(edited)
When I was a kid, I remember liking a bunch of stuff and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. I remember thinking Knight Rider was the epitome of coolness. The rest of you guys could only dream of being as cool as David Hasslehoff in his talking Trans-Am!
http://i.imgur.com/Ygns5kJ.jpg

Then I grew up. :P OH GAWD...


So yeah, they're young, they're impressionable, and they don't know any better. Still, you're the parent so you can tell them "You get no PS4 until you can show me you know how to appreciate good things first" and then force them to like PC gaming.

They'll grow up resenting you for it and thinking you're the worst father ever until they hit age 25+ and then they'll only be minorly upset that they didn't have the "cool toys" growing up that all their friends had(because that's the real reason they want it so bad).
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#28YumeOMiruPosted 3/12/2014 4:40:55 PM
Cade6669 posted...
They won't listen to reason. I tell them my old machine is better graphically than the PS4 and we could share a huge library of games on Steam with family sharing but all they care about is Skylanders. I thought they were raised better than this, I can't even look at them.


Well, according to your wishes, you have indeed failed as the man of the house. But console gaming is where it all start. PC is just a side attraction, they do have good taste for not having your "used" goods.
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#29YumeOMiruPosted 3/12/2014 4:43:44 PM
Norb_ posted...
Remind them that the PS4 doesn't have porn.

They'll come around.


Just need to add, it does have porn.
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#30triple sPosted 3/12/2014 4:45:58 PM
I'm lucky that my stop son "gets it". The only problem is I will eventually have to get him one of the consoles because he can't play with any of his friends since he's the only one with a gaming PC.
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