Sorry, Gamer-Dads, You’re Too Damn Old: Have an NES For Christmas

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chris-littlechild - December 17, 2015

This holiday season, it's a safe bet that quite a few games consoles will be gifted about the place. There'll be PS4s and Xbox Ones-amundo, and maybe even a Wii U or two. Whether you're the gamer yourself, or your kids/siblings/significant other/grandma/pet budgerigar are, it doesn't matter. It's just as good to give or receive, as dear ol' ma used to say. And she wasn't talking about naughty sex stuff.

When it's you getting your Santa on, remember to gift appropriately. If grandpa wants a Wii with Wii Sports: OAPs Edition, so he can bowl or play tennis with the wiimote from his old dudes' rocking chair, an Xbox One and copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III isn't going to be for him. Because grandpa hasn't pwned any noobs with a gun since the D-day landings.

If you need any help with choosing appropriate gaming gifts, our good buddies at eBay are here to help. Everyone's busting out the Christmas-flavored TV commercials right now, natch, but eBay's sets itself apart by being brilliantly piss-takey.

In the spot, a little father-son bonding over a PS3 is scuppered by poor old dad's feeble brain. There are ‘too many buttons,' pa whines, yearning for the days of Pong and other ancient ballaches like that. They then bust out the retro games, and this time the son has no effing clue what's going on.

The right gift for the right person later, the son gets a PS4 for Christmas. Meanwhile, dad parties like it's 1990 and is given a NES. Happy holidays all round!

Via Nintendo Life

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