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    46 months ago

    They don’t? I tell my kids flatout if it costs money NO. Mine don’t really play anything without me but Sky: Children of Light, though. The steam deck w/ dock does not work as well for them as I had hoped.

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      6 months ago

      Apparently, otherwise this article wouldn’t be a thing. I also see a ton of videos where tweens show off cosmetics that cost potentially hundreds (depending on randomness), so they are obviously using mom or dad’s credit card (definitely survivorship/selection bias). My kids’ friends are getting into games like Fortnite and Roblox, so it’s not just randoms online, it’s actually happening in my middle-class area.

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        36 months ago

        A lot of factors go into that though. If the parent allows it, the child will think it is acceptable. I’ve bitched so hard about ads and season passes that my kids actively avoid them.

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          46 months ago

          Yup, and I’m worried more and more parents allow it, which puts pressure on the other kids and their parents. Just look at how lucrative Roblox is, which is targeted at kids and a very microtransaction-heavy platform.

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            Thats just one of those bullshit things that will have to be a matter of willpower. They are legally allowed tk target children with their products. I have the downloads restricted on their tablets and just never approve Roblox when they ask for it. They did uninstall runescape when I gave them that tho :(

            Edit: and these examples I give are just to show how easy it is to monitor without monitoring. I set this stuff up once.

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        26 months ago

        am spend less than 5 dollars on roblox avatar ._.

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      26 months ago

      Why is the deck not working for them? How old are they? what do they (or want to) play ?

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        If you look it up it is apparently a common issue with the dock. There is an issue after being put to sleep with detecting hdmi input. You have to unplug the AC adapter for 30 seconds, put it back in, and then the tv and dock will play nice.

        From what I read, its not the TV. But who knows, six year olds aren’t really going to do that every time to play games. They like Spyro, Rain World, Untitled Goose Game, just random stuff they’ve seen me play.

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          26 months ago

          Damn, what a bummer. I hope they fix that fast. I’m thinking of installing Bazzite on a PC for my kids. I guess that bug is specific to the Deck’s hardware, since Steam on Linux can wake up the PC just fine.

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            16 months ago

            With what I spent, I could hsve gotten them a low-mid range pc to leave hooked up to the tv.