A new device may help control the amount of time parents give their kids to play video games.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new timing device has been designed to aid parents in keeping track of the amount of time their children spend playing video games. As reported on the Yahoo! Games Plugged In blog, the GameDr device, created by John Morrisey, allows parents to program the amount of time they allow their kids to play video games, and then shuts off their consoles when the time has run out.
Morrisey is quoted in the report as stating of the need for the product, “Video games are great… 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.”
Kara Lineal, marketing director for Digital Innovations, which sells the product, is further quoted as stating of mixed views about the invention, “There are moms who say they love this, and that they know 10 people who need one… And there are gamers who say it’s terrible and that parents should just monitor their kids.”
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