I personally like seeing that I submitted stories. I enjoy seeing that number go up. It matters to me to see the number go up as a feel a sense of pride (since I'm not a paying insider, I feel I contribute to the site in comments and scoops).
However, I'm not going to bitch and complain if I don't get it. If someone else scooped the story before me (I posted it up within 20 mins. of the post going up), I'm not going to get upset by it. I would've liked it, but it went to someone else. I'm cool with that.
What I'm not cool with is saying, "Lots of people sent me this" and no one in that group get the "Scoop Cred". :)
Who was the first one to report this? I've been trying to get "Scooping rights" for awhile now. It's seen as a badge of pride for me. If I didn't get it, no worries. But saying "lots of people" still doesn't give credit to the first one (and linked to his/her account). So who was the first?
Steam had a "Family" category for games. Allot of good choices there..
But for my Son, his "Gateway" game was Minecraft (and he still plays it) as well as Terraina. Both excellent games that are exciting and imangination filled, but no real serious violence (and both can do multiplayer and are cheap).
I have a son. 8 years old. Due to various factors, he's got allot of anger issues.
When he is at his mothers house, he doesn't play "violent video games". But he gets into fights with other kids more then usual.
When he is over my house, I let him play Team Fortress 2 (with the blood off, balloons turned on, etc). We play as a team against the bots and password protect the server so that no one outside of me or him (or whoever I invite on) can join us and be rude.
He is calm, relaxed and not at all the stressed ball I get to see when it's my turn to be with him.
Now, GTA4 of course is out. I have let him play GTA3 (with the voices turned off and under strict supervision), but only to drive fire trucks and put out fires, save people in ambulances and to catch criminals in cop cars (cheat codes to remove the stars for stealing it of course).
So there ya go. A reason why they are good. Now, I won't say not having them would damage his development, but it is helping.