I’m not a gamer, my son is, despite everything I taught him in those crucial early years. Our first five years together were spent in libraries, at folk festivals, and live storytelling gatherings. We worked at our neighborhood organic food co-op and made food from scratch. I still remember his reaction on seeing his first video game. We were at the local video store and there was a teenager playing with an Xbox at a kiosk. My son was visibly stricken by something in that game — something turned over inside and from that day on he was fascinated with video games in their various platforms and genres.
I was a reluctant supporter of gaming, but I was obliged to learn all I could about it. I’m a firm believer in teaching my son how to navigate his way through the internet and media-rich world we live in. So when it was clear to me that his fascination with video games was only growing in their absence, I agreed to allow them into our lives.
This blog is for anyone who’s interested in a mom’s opinion of the most in demand games. I’ve spent seven years looking for this kind of resource and there are a few blogs that do a decent job of providing the kind of content you’ll see here. It’s my hope that you’ll stay and share your views, leave informed, and that you’ll come back for more.