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'EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT VIDEO GAMES ... BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR KIDS' -- NINTENDO PUBLISHES PARENTS' GUIDE

 REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Your kids talk about them all the time. Mario. Metroid. Zelda. Fox McCloud. You know they're popular video game characters, but you don't know if they're good guys or bad guys, animals or aliens.
 To help parents learn more about their children's video game play, Nintendo of America Inc. announces the publication of a free brochure: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Video Games ... But Were Afraid to Ask Your Kids," a guide to video games.
 "With a system in one out of three North American homes, video games have become an important part of our culture," said Peter Main, Nintendo's vice president, marketing. "Since we started business in 1986, we've urged parents to become involved in their kids video game activities. As the industry matures and video games become more realistic, we think this brochure will be all the more helpful."
 The colorful pamphlet, available upon request, provides parents with tips for choosing the right game for their family; i.e., call the Nintendo Consumer Service Line (800-255-3700).
 The brochure also gives suggestions for parents who want to monitor their children's video game activities. Nintendo's game play guidelines for becoming more involved with their kids' video game play are:
 -- There's more to life than video games; playing outside, homework, reading and other activities along with video game play equal a balanced lifestyle.
 -- Establish limits to amount of game play per day.
 -- Some parenting experts suggest using video games as incentives, rewards, and motivators to acknowledge the completion of household chores, homework, etc.
 -- Encourage interactive game play with friends and siblings.
 -- Set aside time to play with your kids.
 -- Let your kids teach you about video games and increase their self-esteem by allowing them to be the experts.
 -- Discuss games with your kids to see if they understand story content and characters' motivations.
 -- Make sure your kids take breaks from video game play. Nintendo recommends at least one 10-15 minute break every hour.
 Included in the new brochure are Nintendo's video game content guidelines. Since 1986, Nintendo has tested all games for its systems against this set of standards which prohibit, among other things, excessive violence, sexually suggestive material and graphic depiction of death. Third-party developers of Nintendo games have willingly revised their games to meet Nintendo's guidelines.
 On the last page of the brochure, is a magnet consumers can peel off and save. It includes Nintendo's consumer service line, a toll-free number anyone can call with questions about video games (800-255-3700).
 For a free copy of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Video Games ... But Were Afraid to Ask Your Kids," please call 800-255-3700 or write Nintendo of America Inc., P.O. Box 957, Redmond, WA 98052.
 Nintendo of America Inc. is based in Redmond, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co. Ltd., Japan, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of video games, maintaining 80 percent of the home video game market.
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