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Itís all about what console his mates at school play, because playing with friends makes the experience 100 times better
This is exactly what I was about to write.

Playing with mates and chatting about the games is a big part of gaming. This will become even more important when theyíre older and linking over the internet.

Also, putting on my parent hat, I recommend making your rules on usage clear before the new console arrives. Itís easier to control if youíve laid down the law beforehand.

So if you want to limit usage to say an hour a day, for example, make that a condition beforehand. Be ready to confiscate the consul temporarily if necessary!

To be fair to youngsters, games are engrossing and they can easily lose track of time, so maybe also invest in a big clock!
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This is exactly what I was about to write.

Playing with mates and chatting about the games is a big part of gaming. This will become even more important when theyíre older and linking over the internet.

Also, putting on my parent hat, I recommend making your rules on usage clear before the new console arrives. Itís easier to control if youíve laid down the law beforehand.

So if you want to limit usage to say an hour a day, for example, make that a condition beforehand. Be ready to confiscate the consul temporarily if necessary!

To be fair to youngsters, games are engrossing and they can easily lose track of time, so maybe also invest in a big clock!
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My missus is getting a Switch, SC, so your wean may need something a bit more advanced.
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Switch is ideal for all ages but if not then I'd suggest PS4 over Xbox as it has a much more varied selection of games.
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Got all of them, Switch is the console you are looking for...
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Id recommend the ps4.
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This thread is four months old so I'd imagine the OP has already teefed his/her console of choice.
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good point I didnt see the date!
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:41 AM
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The Wii is a good console with very cheap secondhand games and accessories.


I have just bought a smaller version Xbox One controller which is much easier for a child to use.
It works great and has a long lead to allow plenty of movement away from the screen.

For £18 new on Ebay it is excellent value for a fully working smaller game controller and a very good cheaper option if you need another controller.

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You can get a Wii console with games, controllers, everything for about £20 then soft mod it and attach a pocket hard drive to it for another £20.

I have loaded nearly 250 games on my Wii and it's still the best for all the family to play together, and you could get one setup as about for about £40 all in.
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Old 14-01-2019, 12:44 PM
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You can get a Wii console with games, controllers, everything for about £20 then soft mod it and attach a pocket hard drive to it for another £20.

I have loaded nearly 250 games on my Wii and it's still the best for all the family to play together, and you could get one setup as about for about £40 all in.
I've still got my old Wii and my kids love it (7 & 5). I've soft modded it but what is the reason for the hard drive addition? How does that work?
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Our Nintendo switch has died. I've tried holding down the power switch for 12 seconds, I've tried the power switch & volume switch simultaneously.
It refuses to charge direct or via the docking station. We tried a different docking station & it still wouldn't charge.

Is it possible that the battery has just been completely exhausted and it needs a new one? My lad got FIFA for Christmas and was rinsing it, so I'm thinking that's a strong possibility.
If so, is it simple enough to change the battery or will I need the assistance of an acne ridden teenager in a shop to patronise me? Any help and suggestions would be welcome please. Cheers.
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Our Nintendo switch has died. I've tried holding down the power switch for 12 seconds, I've tried the power switch & volume switch simultaneously.
It refuses to charge direct or via the docking station. We tried a different docking station & it still wouldn't charge.

Is it possible that the battery has just been completely exhausted and it needs a new one? My lad got FIFA for Christmas and was rinsing it, so I'm thinking that's a strong possibility.
If so, is it simple enough to change the battery or will I need the assistance of an acne ridden teenager in a shop to patronise me? Any help and suggestions would be welcome please. Cheers.
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I've still got my old Wii and my kids love it (7 & 5). I've soft modded it but what is the reason for the hard drive addition? How does that work?
Sorry for the late answer - it's so that you can loads dozens or hundreds of games on it - they all show up in one big scrolling menu
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Old 18-02-2020, 07:14 PM
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Ours did exactly this, had to send it Nintendo, they sent us a new one, we had to download our save game data and reload it once the new one arrived, good luck.
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Think I might save up for a Nintendo switch. I miss having a good handheld console, and everyone loves Mario Kart, so it’s good for social occasions too.

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Think I might save up for a Nintendo switch. I miss having a good handheld console, and everyone loves Mario Kart, so itís good for social occasions too.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is also a great multiplayer game
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Think I might save up for a Nintendo switch. I miss having a good handheld console, and everyone loves Mario Kart, so itís good for social occasions too.
Mario Kart remains as one of the most fun multi player games I've played. I barrel around the courses as Bowser beating the crap out of my kid's characters. Eat my red shell, sucker.
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