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Post by falkag on July 11th 2009, 2:52 pm



Can't seem to get your kids to stop playing games? A 79-year-old Minnesota man is banking on it.
John Morrisey's invention, the GameDr, is making headlines as a potentially useful tool for parents sick of arguing with kids over play time.
The device is essentially a fancy version of a cooking timer. Parents simply program in a certain number of minutes or hours, at which time the password-protected GameDr shuts off power to the console entirely. Since it connects to your console's power cord, it can work with pretty much any system on the market.
Sound dogmatic? Surprisingly, Morrisey is hardly the anti-game grump you might expect.

"Video games are great," he said. "There is evidence that they improve the reflexes and the thinking process. But right now, for many parents, the option is all or nothing -- they either let the kids play the video game or they take it away for two weeks."
But even Digital Innovations, the company selling Morrisey's invention, are aware that not everyone will be behind the new tech.
"There are moms who say they love this, and that they know 10 people who need one," said marketing director Kara Lineal. "And there are gamers who say it's terrible and that parents should just monitor their kids."
Some have also pointed out that the device isn't without some significant flaws. Gaming blog Gamepolitics points out that cagey kids can circumvent the GameDr by using a spare power cord, and so far, similar devices, like Hopscotch Technology's BOB, have failed to catch on.
So what do you think? Is the GameDr the perfect prescription or a total quack? Sound off in the comments.

source: yahoo games

kung ma pawngan ko, unya wa pa ko kasave, nya bag.o ra ko kakuhag rare na item, mag wild ko. Mad
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Post by Cake on July 11th 2009, 3:12 pm

Fail Neutral
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 11th 2009, 5:07 pm

ako gani

ipus2 nako akong pc

nyahaha
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Post by Juan Lorie on July 11th 2009, 5:27 pm

this is just harsh suddenly losing all we've worked hard for...

discipline is a issue here but having the game shut off right in front of you is just barbaric...
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 11th 2009, 5:28 pm

samot na ang olaguer-ro run

nawagtang na

hahai

lingaw baya unta to
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Post by Steven on July 11th 2009, 7:20 pm

Alternative for Internet Cafes' Log-In System! nyahaha. mas barato pa!?!

OT: nangita jud akong cousin ingani. ngutana pa xa if kabaw daw ta mu program ug software nga murag ingani, bayran daw niya ang maka himo sa software Very Happy

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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 11th 2009, 7:24 pm

barato raman guro
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Post by diannee on July 11th 2009, 8:54 pm

WEW THANKS FOR THE INFO.

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Post by Blitzstrike on July 12th 2009, 8:28 pm

But really, you wont die without video games...
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Post by diannee on July 12th 2009, 8:48 pm

NAA MAY PEOPLE NGA NA ADEK NA ANA . mao na sila ang mga taw nga mamatay kung way VGs
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 13th 2009, 6:31 pm

btaw2

kabasa ko sa k-zone

naay matay tungod way undang duwa
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Post by falkag on July 13th 2009, 6:59 pm

wow, how loserific is that, i mean, come on, mamatay tungud sa walay duwa? hehe, actually naa koy nabasahan sauna na news about sa isa ka teen ager na wa paduwaa sa iyang parents ug video games for weeks -- murag rehab of some sort kay adik man jud kaayo xa-- pero one night, iya gipatay iya parents and took off with his xbox360 and his copy of halo 3.
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 13th 2009, 7:02 pm

grabe

for the sake of a game?

LOL~
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Post by Sky on July 13th 2009, 8:17 pm

losermuch invention..

what's the use if I have a timer in my cellphone? duh
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Post by falkag on July 13th 2009, 8:19 pm

naw, cuz your cellphone doesn't shut yer console automatically. -- or does it??
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Post by Sky on July 13th 2009, 8:21 pm

maybe or maybe not Very Happy

(didn't notice the shut off thang xD)
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Post by falkag on July 13th 2009, 8:25 pm

hahah, it actually is very infuriating if ma pawngan ka sa console. hahah
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Post by Sky on July 13th 2009, 8:30 pm

ma buak nya ng TV screen tungod sa ka lagot
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Post by ppplank on July 13th 2009, 8:34 pm

falkag wrote:hahah, it actually is very infuriating if ma pawngan ka sa console. hahah

Agree especially if you're playing a game which utilizes save points.. maka sapot. hah
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Post by diannee on July 13th 2009, 10:50 pm

MAO NA AYAW MUG ADTO SA INTERNETAN NGA ING ANA
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Post by Sky on July 13th 2009, 10:56 pm

labi pa kana sa bibo sa SM og kanang mga hug2 piso. ahahhaha
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 15th 2009, 5:53 pm

hug2 piso lagi

nyahaha
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Post by dianadenise on July 18th 2009, 6:00 pm

grbiha atung patay2 sa parents oy?? hmmmm.
di mn sd ko ingun nga addict ug duwa pero mduwa ko. hahaha.
naa rmana nmo oy if pada ka. Smile
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Post by cebuanoshotshot41 on July 18th 2009, 9:59 pm

btaw2

sakti jud

pa.apekto lagi to

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Post by almo123 on July 18th 2009, 10:45 pm

Blitzstrike wrote:But really, you wont die without video games...

but it relieves the stress of being so studious...having video games is there just so that we can relax after a long hard week of studying...

just speaking out lng...

study lol! afro
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