That being said, I generally LOVE modern technology and the stuff that's out there for kids. Sure they're supposed to run around outside, ride bikes, throw balls, climb trees, I KNOW! I did all those things as a kid and my kids will too. But on those rainy Sundays I'm glad that they can throw bananas and turtle shells at go-karts with a kid in China instead of being stuck in a basement playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Growing up I had a friend with an Atari 2600 who was allowed one hour of scheduled video game time daily with friends. Obviously by today's standards it was a sad little device but back then it was amazing. Now there are SO many cool things these days for kids! Clearly there are a lot of smart people out there who care about children and want them to have fun.
|Alien - 1982|
|Alien - 2012|
I believe the children are our future (too soon?) Sure, get them outside running, jumping, climbing trees, but let them play their cool shoot em' up games too...in moderation. They're going to need both the cardio and the weapon handling skills what with all the zombies in robot cars.