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BB_Thrilla1

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wait awhile and just try to convince them the benefits of getting a ps3 slim. my parents are the same, but after i told them that there are games that i want on the system that isnt availible on wii, and i want quite a few, they said ok. its your money, you should do what you want, but just wait a little while before that happens. my parents would even get me one for christmas after explaining this to them but i decided to get it with my own money.

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Odnetnin wrote:

To family from DaDun? Is that his real name?

LOL i have no idea

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Modern_Legend

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WHOOA, i just got 6 responses between when i typed my last comment and when it refreshed the page weird. Let me address everyone

@Machu dammmn, if i try and show my parents "this is what other people think about me getting a ps3" theyre going to zoom in on ur response, print it out, and then mount it in gold on top of the tv where i play my wii lol
@tojo <--- cool nickname huh. Anyway, i may try that too, wait for a long time, it would show that im mature, and not desperate, and can have money in my hand, avoid temptation to spend, and keep it for the original purpose i intended 5 months afterwards. interesting
@odny no its not, i have a very long name xD and dadun takes some of the letters of one of my first names and combines it with some ending letters of my last name.
@paper u just made my imagination reach its happy point, but reality had to return somehow
@irken well the wii sales definitely arent helping that argument.

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astarisborn94

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@DaDun: Machu is right. If my grandparents said that I would never get a PS3, that would suck for me, but I would respect what they are saying. They know what they are thinking and going bankrupt is the last thing we want to happen.

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MetalMario

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At least there are many great games coming out soon.

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Modern_Legend

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U know im actually very pleased to see a lot of people willing to voice opinions to help me make a right choice. IM thinking wait til after xmas and keep my money savings and building to let my rents no im a responsible saver and not just looking to spend all the time. Then if they say no, ill have to accept it like machu said, but if i turn into the hulk when they say no, im going with odd69's route lol.

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skywake

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Machu wrote:

If you're still living in their house, show respect and do as they say.

this

You have saved up some money and you want to blow it all on a PS3? Perhaps your parents just want to see that you can be responsible with your money? Maybe if you show your parents that you can be responsible and keep saving money. Figure out that what they really want is for you to show some restraint, point out how you really want to get a PS3 but have realised that its too expensive and don't get the PS3.

If you do that your parents will be happy and might even reward your efforts with a PS3 for Christmas. If they don't give you a PS3 for Christmas don't chuck a tantrum because then you go back to square one.
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Machu

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@Machu dammmn, if i try and show my parents "this is what other people think about me getting a ps3" theyre going to zoom in on ur response, print it out, and then mount it in gold on top of the tv where i play my wii lol

Sorry mate but you've got your whole life to game. Another console will only detract from what is an important period in your life. I think kids play far too much these days, instead of living life and making mistakes. Speaking of mistakes, don't mess with the 'rents when they are providing food and shelter. ;)

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Modern_Legend

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@Skywake u 2 are right, i did play basketball a lot more in the past when i wasnt into games, now im thinking about just sticking with a wii for real, u guys are making me see the error of my ways

@Machu from nintendo life matchmaking joker to downright serious downtoearth business, totally different side of u that i never knew existed. Thanks for the advice, u are right man, very right.

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fudgenuts

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It's your money, do what you want with it!

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Stuffgamer1

31. Posted:

My brother and I had a similar problem years ago. The living room has an NES and a SNES, but our dad wasn't interested in the new 3D gaming thing and didn't want to get an N64, or even let us get one and put it there. So the natural response was to ask to be allowed to buy a TV for our room! At first, he said no, and we just made do with the NES, SNES, and our Gameboys (Color and/or Advance at that point).

We asked again later and he let us then, maybe just because we were older, I dunno (on a related note...how old are you, DaDun?). By the time we got it, the N64 only cost $30 used at Electronics Boutique (it was at least a year into last gen), but we got it! After that, we had no problem adding to our collection of bedroom gaming equipment, as long as we had the money to do it or got gifts (the Gamecube was for my brother's High School graduation, and the PS2 was for Christmas the same year).

I guess my point is, you just gotta wait, like it or not. I feel for you (waiting stinks), but there it is.

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Modern_Legend

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@Fudgenuts its not that easy it seems lol
@SG1 im 16 and ye i guess it sux, but ill wait and see, and maybe if it just becomes too annoying, i might drop it all and forget it, but i really don't want to, if it wasnt for machu and sky, i wouldnt even consider forgetting it lol

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warioswoods

33. Posted:

Machu wrote:

Sorry mate but you've got your whole life to game. Another console will only detract from what is an important period in your life. I think kids play far too much these days, instead of living life and making mistakes. Speaking of mistakes, don't mess with the 'rents when they are providing food and shelter. ;)

That expresses my sentiments as well. Too much gaming is not a good thing; it should never dominate so that you don't have at least a couple other hobbies that take up more of your time than games.

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Modern_Legend

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i understand that, i am in rather good shape, am almost artc level in music, have friends, do well in school, and am very good at basketball and most sports, but even so, these are just excuses masking the truth that i do love playing games just as much, they are very fun to me.

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warioswoods

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Sounds like you've got a healthy mix of interests, so I certainly am in no place to judge either way :) There are, however, a lot of kids out there who pretty much spend all their free time gaming, and that's another thing entirely.

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Stuffgamer1

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Some kids spend all their free time playing video games for lack of anything else to do. So do some adults, like me. I'll pick hanging out with friends over playing a game alone anytime, but the former comes with far less frequent opportunities. And just because one DOES have a good balance doesn't automatically mean one should only have one limited video game console. The overlap between the Wii and PS3 is extremely small, as any avid gamer can tell you. I think DaDun's parents just don't understand that, like most non-gamers. It's not like buying a DVD player or PC, where they all pretty much run the same stuff.

If my theory is correct, I would recommend explaining it to them carefully before giving up outright. It doesn't always work (didn't make my dad let us get that N64 at first), but it's worth a try. If nothing else, presenting your information so that it's clear you've carefully researched the decision will probably help prove this isn't just an impulse desire or something.

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Modern_Legend

37. Posted:

Man so many great ideas, opposing ideas (without hostility), and "i never thought of that ideas here", ill try and use as many of these as possible, all of them seem logical to me thanks

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MetalMario

38. Posted:

I say the most important thing to not do is ask over and over. You'll annoy them.

HAHA, that's what I used to do. :-D

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mrmicawber

39. Posted:

Your parents are right - be conservative - if you want a PS3 then give up your wii.

Presentgen multiconsole ownership is mucho overrated by the media - you only have so much time and too much gaming turns you into a burnout....

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astarisborn94

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@mrmicawber: I believe DaDun really enjoys playing the Wii, so that's not going to work for him. Got other ideas?

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