Original XBOX Night Pages
Through Feb 2010
In order to provide for a safe friendly environment for kids to play XBOX with their friends, I am organizing monthly nights at our house where we network XBOX consoles together and let the kids play against each other. We mostly play Halo 3 since it is the most multiplayer-friendly game and most have it. Online play is a different experience than playing against the computer. Unfortunately, online communities aren’t the best kid-friendly environments, mostly frequented by adolescent boys where inappropriate language and aggressive taunting are common. We try to have a WII available for younger siblings.
- No bad language. That includes: friggin
- Keep taunting to a low level
- No cheating!
- No betrayals (shooting your own team members). The games we play will most likely not allow this. But remember if you betray, you can get booted from the game.
- No time outs once game starts. If you have to go to the bathroom, you can still get shot so go between games
- No food or drinks while playing. We don’t want to mess up the borrowed consoles or controllers.
- There will be a designated leader for the night that selects and hosts each game. NOBODY else should be starting a hosted game.
- Gravity and speed should be set to normal for each game.
What to Bring
These are all optional. Remember we CAN have up to 4 players per XBOX though my goal is to have enough to limit 2 per screen.
- An XBOX, of course, if you have one. Classic or 360. Don’t forget power chord and video cord.
- Controllers, as many as you feel comfortable but no more than 4, 2 is usually enough (S-type at least, please no original large controllers).
- Gears of War
- Call of Duty 2
- Call of Duty 3
- $5 per person. Max $10 per family. Covers food & drinks. Even if you don’t eat, please contribute $5, keeps things simple.
- Snacks or drinks are always welcome and can substitute for the entry fee.
- LCD monitor, especially if it has composite/component connections AND speakers.