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Old 03-27-2018, 12:07 AM
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Re: Nintendo and Animal Crossing? Okay for a child

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Animal Crossing New Leaf is for the Nintendo 3DS, which has a 3-D function to it, that can be used or left alone, controlled by a slider on the right hand side of the machine. Depending on your child's age, it is important to make sure the system is not placed in 3-D mode, per Nintendo's own instructions:

http://en-americas-support.nintendo....intendo-3ds%3F

Secondly, there are a lot of things within Japanese culture that are considered innocent or mild, or okay for children, that you might find objectionable as a Christian. Having never played the game, I cannot speak to specifics, but if you see any mention of things like "yokai", please understand that that is a Japanese word for demons or spirits, as in the game Yokai Watch, which is a Nintendo product for the Nintendo 3DS:

https://yo-kai.nintendo.com/

Also look for words like "tengu" or "kami", as these also relate to Japanese demonology and deities within the Shinto religion.

See:

http://yokai.com

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tengu

https://www.ancient.eu/Kami/
Thank you - I will keep an eye out. I appreciate the information. God bless!
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:11 AM
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I never let my children interact with anyone online, until they were 15. Then only people they knew from church or family.

The internet is a cesspool.
I agree. My friend told me that you can set the parental controls to prevent interaction with others. I think the recent Facebook scandal is going to open a lot of people's eyes.
Thank you for your advice. God bless!
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:16 AM
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Re: Nintendo and Animal Crossing? Okay for a child

[QUOTE=votivesoul;1524062]Animal Crossing New Leaf is for the Nintendo 3DS, which has a 3-D function to it, that can be used or left alone, controlled by a slider on the right hand side of the machine. Depending on your child's age, it is important to make sure the system is not placed in 3-D mode, per Nintendo's own instructions:

We talked it over, and if we decide to get one, it will be the 2ds model. Thank you and God bless!
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Re: Nintendo and Animal Crossing? Okay for a child

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Animal Crossing New Leaf is for the Nintendo 3DS, which has a 3-D function to it, that can be used or left alone, controlled by a slider on the right hand side of the machine. Depending on your child's age, it is important to make sure the system is not placed in 3-D mode, per Nintendo's own instructions:

We talked it over, and if we decide to get one, it will be the 2ds model. Thank you and God bless!
Yes, quite right. They created a 2ds model that plays all the same games, just without the 3d functionality. Good idea.
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Re: Nintendo and Animal Crossing? Okay for a child

Bruh, we are going on 2 generations who are into Japanese demonology via manga and anime.
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Animal Crossing New Leaf is for the Nintendo 3DS, which has a 3-D function to it, that can be used or left alone, controlled by a slider on the right hand side of the machine. Depending on your child's age, it is important to make sure the system is not placed in 3-D mode, per Nintendo's own instructions:

http://en-americas-support.nintendo....intendo-3ds%3F

Secondly, there are a lot of things within Japanese culture that are considered innocent or mild, or okay for children, that you might find objectionable as a Christian. Having never played the game, I cannot speak to specifics, but if you see any mention of things like "yokai", please understand that that is a Japanese word for demons or spirits, as in the game Yokai Watch, which is a Nintendo product for the Nintendo 3DS:

https://yo-kai.nintendo.com/

Also look for words like "tengu" or "kami", as these also relate to Japanese demonology and deities within the Shinto religion.

See:

http://yokai.com

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tengu

https://www.ancient.eu/Kami/
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Bruh, we are going on 2 generations who are into Japanese demonology via manga and anime.
Thank you for responding. I did not realize until I did more research that manga and anime often depict gay relationships and there are all these magical powers involved. Thank you so much for bringing this up. My little girl no longer plays. There was a fortune teller who comes to town every week and the goal is to have her tell your fortune so many times and then she can build a regular office next to the nightclub or someplace in the town. Well, Mary said she was going to run that fortune teller out of town, and there weren't going to be any whiskey joints there either! She sounded just like her grandmother!

She eventually gave it up because it was too stressful. She would get to a stopping place in the game, she thought, and another little animal villager would want her to run an errand. Conscientious little thing that she is, she would try to get that done. It just got to stressing her out, and she and I and her dad decided that her personality and the game just didn't mesh. We did get her another game for the 2DS though, Happy Home Designer. You can quit in the middle of redecorating any house and just leave it for as long as you want with no consequences. That works out much better. Old Maid, anyone?
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Thank you for responding. I did not realize until I did more research that manga and anime often depict gay relationships and there are all these magical powers involved. Thank you so much for bringing this up. My little girl no longer plays. There was a fortune teller who comes to town every week and the goal is to have her tell your fortune so many times and then she can build a regular office next to the nightclub or someplace in the town. Well, Mary said she was going to run that fortune teller out of town, and there weren't going to be any whiskey joints there either! She sounded just like her grandmother!

She eventually gave it up because it was too stressful. She would get to a stopping place in the game, she thought, and another little animal villager would want her to run an errand. Conscientious little thing that she is, she would try to get that done. It just got to stressing her out, and she and I and her dad decided that her personality and the game just didn't mesh. We did get her another game for the 2DS though, Happy Home Designer. You can quit in the middle of redecorating any house and just leave it for as long as you want with no consequences. That works out much better. Old Maid, anyone?

Yeah even as an adult it's difficult for me to find stopping points with some games. It's like picking up a Hitchhiker that wants to keep you talking so you will take him further and further down the road.
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Bruh, we are going on 2 generations who are into Japanese demonology via manga and anime.
Yes, but is our sister and her family in that boat?
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