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The Real Next Generation

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the nerdlings-are-so-cute dept.

Games 18

hapycamper writes "GamerDad.com sent their newest reporter, 8 year old Aiden, to tour GenCon SoCal in Anaheim and report back on his first gaming convention. In Through the Eyes of An Eight-Year Old Aiden talks about the con's highlights, including the 'real Stormtroopers' walking around, and playing City of Villians with his dad looking on."

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Ah well... (4, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14198551)

It needs to be taken care of, so it might as well be right off the bat...

"Dad, dad! That lady has almost no clothes on!"
"She's what's called a 'Booth Babe,' son. We'll talk more about her in a few years."
"Can't we talk about her now?"
"No."
"But..."
"No."
"I j-"
"No. Not for at least four years. Oh look City of Villains. Wanna play?"

Re:Ah well... (1)

rAiNsT0rm (877553) | more than 8 years ago | (#14203265)

I was so waiting for the subject of booth babes and cosplayers to be covered, but alas it was not. I'm sure that kid was "in the bathroom" for a bit longer than normal that night :)

Article perdictions (-1, Redundant)

hobotron (891379) | more than 8 years ago | (#14198567)


8 year old says fuck it and posts a bunch of pictures when he discovers booth babes.

I was there... (1)

Real World Stuff (561780) | more than 8 years ago | (#14199103)

No booth babes to speak of. A couple chicks over at the video games. Erin Grey looked rough.

Re:I was there... (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14200597)

Who?

I googled but just found some random 55 year old chick who seemed to have done a bunch of random movies that nobody probably cares about.

Re:I was there... (1)

PhotoBoy (684898) | more than 8 years ago | (#14201008)

I guess you never saw Buck Rogers then? Erin Grey was the incredibly hot Wilma Deering in it.

Re:I was there... (2, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202348)

I'll second that. Just watch the opening credits for the movie version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) [imdb.com] . Erin Grey and Pamela Hensley rolling around on the Buck Rogers letters in tight, revealing clothing. I'll take that over Natalie Portman and hot grits any day.

Re:I was there... (2, Funny)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14203833)

God no. I'd rather be strapped down and forced to watch the original Battlestar Galactica, Wonderoman, The Incredible Hulk, Time Travelers or Batman!

Re:I was there... (2, Funny)

PhotoBoy (684898) | more than 8 years ago | (#14203901)

How about some Galactica 1980? ;)

Perhaps (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14199150)

This is teh 4th p0st. I missed teh EffPee, but oh well, Laetitia still loves me.

Real Stormtroopers (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14199666)

Yeah, my grandfather also saw real Stormtroopers when he was eight, except the way he discribed it, it was more guys with brown shirts and red armbands following this guy with a funny mustache.

What the? Oh.. (1)

montyzooooma (853414) | more than 8 years ago | (#14200459)

"At the close of my post-show interview, I asked Aiden whether he would rather play his favorite video game by himself, or a board game with his friends. His answer - a hopeful beacon of light for the next generation - was "I'd rather play with my friends, Dad." I'm sleepy and thought that said he wanted to play with his friend's Dad. Eek... Cool article all the same. Would have loved my dad to take an interest in that sort of thing when I was 8.

Re:What the? Oh.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14201248)

"I'd rather play with my friends, Dad. If I had some."

Tongue-in-cheek but (1)

Xarius (691264) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202436)

...isn't this illegal child labour?

Not at all... (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14206020)

...since his dad wrote the article for him. I was hoping to see something written by the kid himself - I was led on by the [typically] completely craptacular story submission. "In Through the Eyes of An Eight-Year Old Aiden talks about the con's highlights, including the 'real Stormtroopers' walking around, and playing City of Villians with his dad looking on." Uh, no he doesn't. His dad does. hapycamper, in the immortal words of Mr. Hat, YOU GO TO HELL! YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!

Misleading title (1)

gozu (541069) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202453)

This is not through the eyes of an 8-years old. This is stuff that his dad wrote including a few quotes from his son. Why the hell should I care about that?

Next time, have the kid write his own impressions. That'll be interesting to read.

Re:Misleading title (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14203848)

Next time, have the kid write his own impressions. That'll be interesting to read.

Considering it says he's "their newest reporter", you would think he'd do... you know... his own reporting?

Oh well. I just feel sorry for the kid. Not even ten years old and his dad is already turning him into a pathetic dork that goes to conventions. *sigh*

Re:Misleading title (1)

KriKit (892231) | more than 8 years ago | (#14204185)

Speak for yourself (I guess you did) I asked for popular science I got popular mechanics... So long as the kid wants to go, it sounds like he has a cool dad.
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