Give Your Kids Controllers That Aren’t Plugged In For More Gaming Time

Give Your Kids Controllers That Aren’t Plugged In For More Gaming Time

Once you have kids, you no longer have the luxury of spending hours playing video games. That is, unless you get them to play with you… but not really.

As Reddit user somecallmemike’s photo shows, you can fake your kids out with controllers that aren’t hooked up and play all day while they imagine they’re playing along. See, console gaming is fun for the whole family!

I just give them controllers that are not plugged in and play like this for hours [Reddit via TecheBlog]


    • As someone who has been doing this for years, I can guarantee it works… as long as they’re under 3.

  • This works for me as long as the controllers are connected, my three year old wants to see the lights on the controller. Didn’t realise this was a secret though, surprised everyone isn’t doing it!

  • Wait… I think we are missing something important here. Aren’t most controllers *wireless* now? This idea seems so 1990s…

  • This only worked up until my son was 18 months. At 24 months he could clock the Lego Batman demo. He’s now almost 4.

    I still get my gaming time though, I just spend it with him playing together (for real). Today we just finished the story mode of Lego Marvel Superheroes. Recently he worked out how to read the GPS/mini-map in GTA5 (sound off, playing from a save game with no weapons, he just explores the city).

    Soon I plan on getting some multiplayer Minecraft action going on (he plays Minecraft ME on the phone now).

    I recommend instead of tricking your kids to get some game time in, play something they can join in with and get ready to be surprised at how quickly they can learn.

    • Did a similar thing with my nephew. By Age 6 we had matching Nintendo Gameboys with Pokemon and were running through the games together. Also forced him to learn to read more and more too.

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