Technology has changed so much since I was a child. When I younger, gaming was more of a boy thing. The games seem to all be geared towards boys and there weren't many options for the little gaming girls out there. I'm so glad that has changed because now I can play fun games with my daughters.
We had a fun playdate with a few of my daughters friends this past weekend. In between playing Animal Crossing™: New Leaf and Tomodachi Life the girls decorated Christmas cookies and snacked on some Chick-fil-a. In Tomodachi Life, the girls all created their own Mii characters to look like themselves. They were in giggles about the voice of their Mii's or the crazy dancing they break out into.
The girls picked up the game play faster than I thought they would. Both games are centered around taking care of a town and controlling the characters to make them happy, keep them fed and more. These girls loved them and loved sharing them with each other.
I honestly didn't really know much about the Nintendo 3DS XL so one of the girls schooled me on all the cool things you can do with the camera and taking 3D pictures. They had fun creating silly pictures and then trying them in 3D. It is loaded with tons of awesome features that I can't wait to play with myself and then show my daughter.
When the girls played Animal Crossing™: New Leaf they were able to visit each others towns and take a look around. I've played Animal Crossing™ before on our Wii, but being able to cross over into another players game that is sharing your WiFi connection. There are so many great games that the girls can play alongside the boys now. Since we threw our party, my daughter and I have been playing together on our 3DS XL's and she gets excited when we visit each other virtually despite the fact that we are sitting next to each other. When your kids love to play with fun technology and I can jump in and play too, it makes me happy. Do you remember the first handheld gaming device from Nintendo, the GameBoy? I sure do, I had one and I loved it. I had a collection of games that I kept with me and played everywhere I went. They have gotten some serious updates since then. The Nintendo 3DS XL has a large 4.88 inch screen on the top that can show the game in 3D without special glasses. The lower screen is touch screen capable and it makes playing games easier because all the added extra screens you get when pausing or during play are down on the bottom. It's an awesome little device and I see lots of fun gaming for both my daughter and myself.
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