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#1 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -


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#2 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Why do you make so many crappy polls? Game console I guess.

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#3 Posted by Warfare (1683 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Why do you make so many crappy polls?

This should be a poll.

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#4 Posted by Kyreo (4682 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Why do you make so many crappy polls? Game console I guess.

He's become the new Organicalistic.

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#5 Posted by doobie (612 posts) -

depends on the age of the child i guess. but all 6 of of my nephews and nieces who are between the ages of 5 to 9 are crying out for ipads this christmas. they won't be getting one, but thats what they want.

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#6 Edited by MezZa (2673 posts) -

Games console I suppose. I was always happy to get some kind of new gaming console as a kid. Hell, I'm 19 and I'd still be much happier getting a console instead of an ipad. Granted I didn't grow up with ipads being everywhere, so I don't know what kind of obsessions a kid might have with those.

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#7 Posted by JTB123 (1217 posts) -

Would depend on the kid of course, but I can't imagine they would get more use out of an ipad than they would a 360 or PS3.

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#8 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

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#9 Posted by big_jon (6433 posts) -

A Super NES.

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#10 Posted by Vonocourt (2192 posts) -

A zeppelin.

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#11 Posted by BeachThunder (14576 posts) -

Should be 'An iPad'.

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#12 Posted by Wondeboy (49 posts) -

complete subjective based on the child. current experience of my friends children is that they'd go absolutely nuts for an ipad.... either way they should be happy (unless you're talking about those modern ungrateful "why didnt you get me both" kind of kids!!)

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#13 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@Kyreo said:

@laserbolts said:

Why do you make so many crappy polls? Game console I guess.

He's become the new Organicalistic.

Be nice.

(but yeah these polls are weak)

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#14 Posted by Fredddi43 (528 posts) -

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

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#15 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

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#16 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

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#17 Posted by living4theday258 (694 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

what the hell is a 4 year old going to do with an iPad !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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#18 Posted by RazielCuts (3269 posts) -

If you're a parent, the games console with a games bundle, should be about £200 and that's their main present that can be shared with the family. If you're a relative, family friend, A game, ONE, SINGULAR. No kids should have iPhones/iPad's solely to themselves. It's cringe enough when Michael Patcher spouts getting his kids iPhones for Christmas on Bonus Round so unashamedly casual 'Yes, I just dropped £400 on a child.' What are you setting these kid's future expectations to be? A Car? Where do you go from there? We already have enough spoilt 'wheres whats owed to ME' kids in this world. Don't encourage this and don't be that guy. If you have disposable income , which from the many posts I gather you do, the best thing you can do is save it. It's boring but think about the future and getting out of your parents house, renting a flat, in the long run even getting a mortgage on a house. Don't waste it like this. /Rant

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#19 Posted by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

A set of knives.

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#20 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

I'm 23 and I have no use for an iPad. I simply cannot see what a child would do with one.

You can spend, what? Like £30 on a 4 year old for christmas and they'll have a wonderful time with the bubble wrap and box that whatever you got them came in.

Fucking madness.

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#21 Posted by chyler1397 (487 posts) -

a 24-pack of surge cola...freshly brewed

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#22 Posted by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

A child would like an Ipad most of all it seems and I happen to agree with that finding. For children, it's not just about the toy's usefulness but the ability to brag about it when Christmas vacation is over. Ipads are chic and even a bit "grown-up". That appeals to a younger mind.

I personally would prefer an Android based tablet, but I'm far removed from my childhood.

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#23 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -
@RazielCuts Lol how did this change to me saving money, which by the way, £300 goes in every month.
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#24 Edited by thedj93 (1260 posts) -

@living4theday258 said:

what the hell is a 4 year old going to do with an iPad !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

angry birds space or spider man or any racing game maybe a version of fifa where they dont know what's going on but just like the spectacle

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#25 Posted by Justin258 (14373 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

If you're a parent, the games console with a games bundle, should be about £200 and that's their main present that can be shared with the family. If you're a relative, family friend, A game, ONE, SINGULAR. No kids should have iPhones/iPad's solely to themselves. It's cringe enough when Michael Patcher spouts getting his kids iPhones for Christmas on Bonus Round so unashamedly casual 'Yes, I just dropped £400 on a child.' What are you setting these kid's future expectations to be? A Car? Where do you go from there? We already have enough spoilt 'wheres whats owed to ME' kids in this world. Don't encourage this and don't be that guy. If you have disposable income , which from the many posts I gather you do, the best thing you can do is save it. It's boring but think about the future and getting out of your parents house, renting a flat, in the long run even getting a mortgage on a house. Don't waste it like this. /Rant

Pretty much this.

@Hizang said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

Any kid who says he/she wants an iPad only wants one because they see them on TV and see people advertising them, all of that. The child in question will most likely pick it up, play with for maybe a half an hour, then drop it and go do something else. Games consoles, on the other hand, would get more use and would ultimately make the child happier unless the kid in question has a need to get on the internet and check his email, forums, and bank account on a whim, then go download a new novel on Kindle to read on the way to work.

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#26 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

A box containing Gweneth Paltrow's severed head.

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#27 Posted by pyromagnestir (4452 posts) -

A lighter and a pack of cigarettes.

But seriously don't get a kid an iPad...

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#28 Posted by NegativeCero (3140 posts) -

Depends on the age and whether they've played videogames, I guess. I would say an iPad if all things are equal.

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#29 Posted by RazielCuts (3269 posts) -

@Hizang: Well from the 'what would a child be happier with' title it sounded like you were wondering what to buy a child for Christmas and if you were even considering dropping £400 on a child (that might seem crazy but for you I don't think its too far fetched :P) then I'd say you're weren't managing your money very well. But as you've said its what the kids were saying at work then I have to agree with @believer258 It's the shiny thing they see on TV everywhere, the swiss army knife that can do everything. Draw, Play, Watch. I don't see many other kid's having one though (hopefully) so I can't see any peer pressure being involved so if they don't get one. It's worrying kids of 4 are thinking of iPad as a normal thing to ask for though.

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#30 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Fuck that I'd be way happier with an awesome Megatron action figure.

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#31 Posted by sarge1445 (742 posts) -

get that kid a used Wii that can play gamecube games and some games with an extra controller. Or if you got to be new and fancy fight the hordes for a Wii U

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#32 Posted by Begilerath (178 posts) -

A russian mail-order bride.

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#33 Posted by CookieMonster (2517 posts) -

Bitches. Kids love bitches.

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#34 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

A NINTENDO SIXTY-FOURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#35 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -
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#36 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

A Dragon Dildo.

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#37 Posted by verbalmedal (57 posts) -

my brother 13 and he want an ipad because he already has a 360

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#38 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1387 posts) -

I would much rather have a game console than an iPad.

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#39 Posted by AlexW00d (7478 posts) -

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

Hey I am 22 and I would rather have a trainset than a fucking iPad.

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#40 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@living4theday258

@Hizang said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

what the hell is a 4 year old going to do with an iPad !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

THEIR TAXES!
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#41 Posted by JoeyRavn (5218 posts) -

@thedj93 said:

@living4theday258 said:

what the hell is a 4 year old going to do with an iPad !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

angry birds space or spider man or any racing game maybe a version of fifa where they dont know what's going on but just like the spectacle

If it's just to keep them entertained, I assume there are much better options than an $800 device. A shitty device, if you ask me.

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#42 Posted by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -

I dont know about modern kids, but when I was a kid getting a video game console was the coolest thing ever. Shame mine were always hand me downs, but we were poor. I was lucky to get video games at all and (ha) thankful for it.

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#43 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

Could we at the very least get the age of the child?

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#44 Posted by Grillbar (2078 posts) -

a new dad

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#45 Posted by SmilingPig (1370 posts) -

A wrapped lemon...

What kind of a spoiled brat gets an Ipad?

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#46 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

Survey says.... iPad.

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#47 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@living4theday258

@Hizang said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

what the hell is a 4 year old going to do with an iPad !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

THEIR TAXES!

@believer258 said:

@Hizang said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Fredddi43 said:

@Canteu said:

I dunno. A fucking trainset? A stuffed bear? Some sweet micro machines? An action man perhaps?

You should treat kids as kids and not as tiny adults.

This. Trainset beats iPad.

Trainsets may also have multi touch but does it have pinch to zoom?

So I asked a bunch of children at my work, there about 4 ish, most of them when asked either wanted a "Nintendo" or an iPad.

Any kid who says he/she wants an iPad only wants one because they see them on TV and see people advertising them, all of that. The child in question will most likely pick it up, play with for maybe a half an hour, then drop it and go do something else. Games consoles, on the other hand, would get more use and would ultimately make the child happier unless the kid in question has a need to get on the internet and check his email, forums, and bank account on a whim, then go download a new novel on Kindle to read on the way to work.

When visiting relatives in Ireland I noticed some of the young kids (ranging from 3 to 6 year olds) playing with the parent's iPhone and iPad and they were actually using the internet like Safari and shit. I saw a three year old navigate to Safari and look up info about some kid's show on fucking Google. A lot of people don't give young kids credit on being able to understand what the hell they are doing with those devices. On the games side of things the simpler games like fruit ninja kept the younger kids more occupied than the older ones.

Personally I wouldn't want to give very young kids those kinds of devices because I prefer they invest their time into some more physical oriented activities and throwing them a smartphone or tablet is a lazy method of keeping the kid busy but I can't deny the eventuality that because these kids have been around those things at such a young age that they will also have an easy time at adapting with newer future devices so our generation will turn into the old people who are too lazy/confused to bother adapting to newer technology.

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#48 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

What do kids need an iPad for anyway, to check their Fisher Price stocks?

Consoles have multiplayer which is probably better for a child than growing up with an iPad who will probably develop introverted tendencies as a result.

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#49 Posted by Ben_H (3926 posts) -
@Scooper said:

A NINTENDO SIXTY-FOURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beat me to it.
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#50 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

A motherfucking boardgame. Get that child playing Cosmic Encounter.