Friday, December 26, 2008

The XBox 360 - Now with Built-In Egg-Timer

Microsoft has announced the availability of a built in timer for Xbox Live that will give parents a way to enforce video game usage without actually dealing with the kids.

A similar Microsoft survey conducted in the United States last month found that 62 percent of parents say they would use a timer if it were available to help them manage their children’s interactive entertainment use.

62% of parents can’t deal with their kids video game time without the help of a software tool from Microsoft? That’s just sad. If your kid can’t get off the Xbox when you tell him to then he is obviously not mature enough to have an Xbox in the first place. However, in today’s guilt laden word of permissive parenting, few parents actually have the backbone to make that call.

So they rely on Microsoft instead.

1 comment:

Mad Dog Murf said...

Let's be honest. It is hard to enforce limits with your children. To say that it just take good parenting to control time in the playground or time on a gaming machine is not reasonable. There is a new patented software being developed that will not only freeze the game machine but force them to learnsomething to earn more time. It can be seen at