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Tips On Choosing Appropriate Video And Phone Games For Your Kids

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There is no denying that we live in a day and age whereby gaming has taken over. Most boys love nothing more than playing on their PlayStation when they get in from school, and girls are getting in on the action too, of course, especially thanks to the abundance of apps that are now available. Managing what your children can play is not easy, but here are some tips to help you choose appropriate video and phone games for your kids.

Play the game with your child – Of course, the easiest way to make sure a game is appropriate is to pay it with your child. This is the only way to get a full understanding regarding what the game is about. If you are unsure regarding any type of game, make sure you try it out with your kid first.

Check the rating – Most games today will come with a rating. This is especially the case for PlayStation and Xbox games, and mobile apps can also come with warnings. Make sure you check this rating out beforehand.

Read reviews – In addition to this, you should take the time to read reviews that have been left by other parents. Thanks to the Internet, we can research any type of product or service with speed and ease, and this is something you should certainly do when you are looking for a game for your child. If the game is inappropriate, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of comments that have been left by other parents warning you not to make the same mistake that they made.

Put a password on the app store - To make sure that children do not purchase games on your phone without permission, a password is a must.

Choose genres with care – If you do not have the time to play a game yourself, and your child has been requesting that they download a new app or game on the computer, the best thing to do is stick with a safe genre. For example, you could allow them to download bike games or cooking games. This will give you peace of mind that they have not chosen anything containing adult content.

Limit game time – Last but not least, no matter what game you choose in the end, it is important to limit game time. The last thing you want is for your child to develop a gaming addiction. A healthy balance is important.

So there you have it: some useful tips that should help you to choose video and mobile phone games that are suitable for your children. While there is no denying that this can be difficult, if you follow the advice that has been presented above, you should you have the perfect recipe for separating the good apps and games from the bad.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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How to Beat a Video Game Faster Than Ever Before

If you love playing video games then you will also know how hard it can be to complete one fully. After all, they take hours of investment and by the time you get remotely close to the end of the game, you may feel as though you are bored of the whole thing. You may find that some of the combat moves get irritating and you may feel as though every scene is a repeat of the last. You would actually be able to avoid all of this if you just try and complete the game faster, before all of those little things start to irritate you so take a look below to find out more.

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Be Efficient

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are efficient. If you are not efficient in your gameplay then you will never complete the game that you are playing. One thing that you can do is work out if getting all of the collectibles is really worth it. For example, if the only thing that you get is a small, menial outfit or a sword that is for decorative purposes only then you probably won’t want to go through the effort of completing the game. Find out this information before you get any of the collectibles, as this can save you a ton of time.

Cheat

Another thing that you can do is cheat. When you use cheat codes, you can easily level up your character faster and you can also make yourself way more powerful as well. This can really speed up the whole thing and it can also make it much easier for you to get the abilities you need to complete the game. If you do want to make the whole gaming experience more fun and easier then check out sites such as IWantCheats to see if they can give you the help that you need.

Get a Walkthrough

If you want to blast through a game without having to think about the overall gameplay aspect or even the puzzles that you need to solve then download a walkthrough. When you do download a walkthrough, you will soon find that this is one of the best ways for you to skip past any awkward missions and it can also help you to go right to the objective you need without having to plan out how you are going to get there. If you are doing a quest then you can also make sure that you have everything you need before you get to your destination as well so you can essentially start the quest and complete it in the same conversation.

Video games are super fun, but sometimes they drag on so long that you just never end up completing them. By following the above tips, you can be sure to find out everything you need to know and you can also find ways of getting the whole game completed much faster as well.

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It’s Time To Play The Game (And Get Paid!)

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How many hours a week do you spend gaming? 30? 40? 50? More than that? Gaming is addictive and cathartic too. Although your parents said your eyes would go square, studies show it helps to improve social skills and relieve stress. Still, there’s no point in wasting time playing Call of Duty when you could get paid. Don’t worry because there’s no need to put down the controller and go to work. As it turns out, gaming is as lucrative now as it has ever been and you can get a portion of the prize money. If you want to know the tricks of the trade, just carry on reading.

Pick Carefully

Not every game is going to reward its players for their time so choose wisely. The best thing to do is to research which ones offer bonuses or the chance to win cold, hard cash. You may have never played bingo, yet it regularly rewards its followers with prizes. Although you have to pay to play, companies like Deepsea bingo have fantastic new customer offers to get you started. Another way to get that moolah is to become a professional gamer and play eSports. As the industry grows, the pot increases years after year.

Become A Coach

Some people aren’t cut out to be players because the competition is too fierce. Still, don’t give up hope for your thoughts and ideas are money-spinners in the right hands. All you have to do is coach people that have the potential and instil your methods into their playing style. That way, they can go on to win tournaments and attract sponsorship money and you get a slice of the action. Gamer Sensei is a great place to start as teachers get a whopping $25 an hour for their services. Gamers with a solid rep can take on students privately and up the rates.

Become A Playtester

As the name suggests, this includes breaking in a game and pushing it to its limits. The way it works is simple: you get a tester copy and try to find as many faults as possible. Once you report back to your boss, they will pass on the info and the developer will use it to rectify any errors. A tip to keep in mind is that you have to be a fan of the small details. Being a playtester doesn’t mean you can explore the game as you like and make opinions. There are guidelines and you have to follow them to get your money.

Set Up A YouTube Account

There are hundreds of gamers that created a YouTube account and are now famous. Sure, it says a lot about the current culture that it’s even possible, but, hey, who are we to complain?! As well as be a good gamer, you also have to be funny and engaging to get views and traffic to the account. If you can, sponsorship is on the cards and then the possibilities are endless.

Do you think you can turn your hobby into a money-making scheme?

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St. Louis Sports Trivia Game

stlouistriviaHey all you St. Louisan holiday and birthday shoppers! I grabbed this great game called You Gotta Know St. Louis Sports Trivia Game. It is perfect for any St. Louis sports fan, or any sports fan in general. It is a great gift that this St. Louis Dad recommends picking up this holiday season.

There are so many great questions to keep everyone entertained for hours. The game is pretty simple, it’s trivia! There are 125 cards with 500 questions. You ask questions and other people answer them. Keep track of the points and whoever gets to 21 or whatever number first wins.

You can pick this game up from Amazon for pretty cheap. It’s a nice bargain for some great trivia questions specific to St. Louis.

So much history has happened here in St. Louis and wrapping it up in a game like this is a fantastic way to preserve that history. Over 500 questions that are about hockey, football, baseball, and more! You Gotta Know St. Louis is a perfect gift to add to your cart this year.

You Gotta Know St. Louis is the addictive sports trivia game made just for the St. Louis sports fan. With 500 questions, there’s something for everyone from the casual fan to the obsessed sports geek. Baseball. Hockey. Football. Basketball. Players. Coaches. Trades. Draft picks. Numbers and records. Buildings, ballparks, and arenas. It’s all here. Each card has a point value (based on difficulty) for easy “race to 21″ game play… or just ask the questions to your buddies while you’re drinking beer.

If you are looking for something for that sports fan, or you’re curious to know what unofficial mascot appears on the 2011 Cardinals World Series rings prompted by its dash across home plate during the NLDS? Or what St. Louis native claimed the undisputed heavyweight championship with a split-decision win over Muhammed Ali in 1978? This game is for you.

My wife, she doesn’t know much about St. Louis sports trivia, but my buddies do. So this game will be great to play when we get together. Maybe my wife will learn a few facts as well. Who knows, I’m just excited to play!

This blog post was sponsored by You Gotta Know St. Louis Sports Trivia Game. St. Louis Dad was compensated for the content in this post.

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