Xbox 360 Updates To Limit Game Time ~ Random Waves of Insight
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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Xbox 360 Updates To Limit Game Time

A new update to the Xbox 360 will allow parents to set a built-in timer that will limit console functionality. Kids will now have to cope with adult meddlers limiting daily or weekly game time. Plus, there'll be a warning as the clock counts down to 0, further disrupting gameplay.

One benefit for parents is that if they are knowledgeable enough to use the timer, they can disable it and effectively break their own rules. After the kids go to bed, anyone wanting to can simply turn off the clock, and game to their heart's content.

The plus side is that kids will probably be better off for it, having fuller, more enriched lives. The minus side is that they will likely achieve this by watching more television. Hooray.

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