In the old days, choosing a video game system for children was not that difficult. After all, parents did not care about games that are carried by systems like Atari care (it was nothing threatening about Pac-Man or Space Invaders). Today, however, with the proliferation of games with adult content in games that are supported by the majors system for parents to know which system carries the child-oriented games, those who enjoy the guys and not regret, the parents for their money.
Let’s start with the Sony PlayStation 2, the best selling game console on the market today. There are literally thousands of titles for the system to do justice to each age group. There are about 600 games for the PS2, the "E" rating, meaning that it is suitable for players aged six and older. However, many of these games difficult to play for children. Games that children ten years old and above can enjoy are rated E10 +, while those in EC (Early Childhood) have been assessed, of course, are suitable for toddlers. PS2 with about a dozen E10 + games, including movie-based titles like Shrek Super Slam for PlayStation 2 and Chicken Little. EC titles that little ones can enjoy include Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet, Eggo Mania and racing Presents Gallop Racer.
Nintendo GameCube console remains popular because it carries titles that are popular with children. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) lists 263 video game titles rated E for the GameCube, and that some of the most popular among the children of today and in recent years, like Sega’s Sonic Gems Collection, Nintendo also Mario Party 6 and Mario includes tennis. The Legend of Zelda series and several Pokemon titles are exclusive to the GameCube as well.
Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles also have many, many titles that I want the Xbox 270 games and the Xbox 360 will be assessed so far about a dozen – but count the number of Xbox 360 titles to increase since it is a new release. Some games that are exclusive to the Xbox and Xbox 360 and the E-rating is published AstroPop and Feeding Frenzy. Note that most game publishers release crossover titles, or games available on multiple platforms. For instance, Eidos Interactive Lego Star Wars (rated E) for the GameCube, PS2 and Xbox available, Activision’s Madagascar (rated E10 +) is on the same platforms, while Global Star Software Dora the Explorer (EC rated) is based on the available PS2 and Xbox, but not on the GameCube.
What is the parental controls are there? Between the four systems, the Xbox and Xbox 360 the most efficient parental control features. The parents are in a position limits for games and movies to play on the systems set. If the system only E-rated games, kids do not play DVDs or games, teenagers, parents, or adults play only the ratings. The GameCube also has a parental control, albeit a less effective. Users note that all efforts by certain sound effects are disturbing to children (eg the amount of blood seen in games), but not playing the game on every block. It is not even the tiny screen or offensive language. The parental control feature of the PlayStation 2 is even worse – it does not allow parents or anyone access to video games ever limiting. Most parents can do is to prevent their children from the PS2 DVD movies with inappropriate content.
When it comes to price, the GameCube will be tops. Available for only $ 99, it is much cheaper than the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, whose prices range from $ 150 to $ 199 (or more if bundled with games). The Xbox 360, the youngest of the company, is the highest price. For $ 299, you get the system and a wired controller. For $ 399, you get a wireless controller, a headset that players use to communicate with other people online, a 20 GB hard disk that is loaded with game-related videos and music, and a remote can talk.
Parents should go and try each system personally as well as looking both at the different titles available for them before deciding what to buy. Factors such as number and age of the users to be taken home, game title availability and budget. Each system has its own advantages and disadvantages, and families differ in their preferences: some will be satisfied with the limited but popular games from the GameCube, some may be the wide range of PlayStation 2 or Xbox preference, while others have " opt high-tech features of the Xbox 360, but all in all, the right choice hours healthy, carefree and fun entertainment for kids and their parents and to offer.