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"This is your playground. This is your toybox. You play with it the way you want to." -Jeff Bunker, Studio Art Director; Avalanche Software
The game comes with collectible figure toys of the characters.
Video games, like cell phones, have the positive power to teach children. My sons loved to play the old computer software games from Reading Blaster, Math Blaster, and Clue Finders Adventures for each grade level. They mastered skills they weren't able to get any other way (seeing that they both hated school.) Today, the gaming has gone well beyond simple games, to creation and design. Teenagers are inventing phone apps and making millions off of them. I would venture to say that NOT exposing children to computers and programming at an early age is doing about as much literacy damage as not learning the alphabet before starting school was for us. Computers are the new literacy. Like it or not, gaming is a major part of the computer and phone app world. If your child's school is not teaching any programming, then you might want to promote that yourself.
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I for one, can relate to the desire many have to live in a "back to nature" world. Computers do not improve our lives on every level. They have a place, and there is always a good time to lay them down. After all, even though my husband and I met online, we were both eager to move beyond the keyboard to the phone call, and the face-to-face meetup quickly. We were not interested in actually communicating online, just found each other there lol. Technology has its limits. It is not human. It is robotic and mechanized, a tool. (You can't really know someone from a profile pic and an about me.) I've included a video from Rick Evans. The prior video was removed.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Where do you see the need to limit tech in your world? Ethics and morality are not the same thing. While I believe some things are not wrong in the moral sense, there are places tech can take us that I have problems with in an ethical sense. Today's world has so many wide-open areas of debate: cloning, stem-cell research, invitro fertilization, designer mood altering drugs, performance enhancing drugs, mechanical life support, surrogacy, and so many more. Tech is definitely an area of our lives that we face choices in every day. And, if you feel quick to judge on any of these topics, perhaps you may want to consider getting rid of your microwave and cooking your family some old fashioned meals lol. No, the answers are not simple. They are complicated and vary between even Christians of like precious faith.
For myself, I find it necessary to take time off from tech on a daily basis, or I feel it eats up the actual "live" in my life. Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves if we can really call this progress when we compare what we have today to the life we had yesterday.