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2013-03-06 04:13:27 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: FTA:"There are husbands everywhere who spend all their free time looking at porn, or training for triathlons, or conducting affairs."

One of these things is not like the other.


Well, if we assume the porn is gay porn, and the affair is a homosexual affair, the triathlete will fit right in.
/ especially if he has an oval "70.3" bumper sticker on his car.
// I kid, I kid.  But there are some crazy women out there who call themselves "running widows" and the like, because they think their husband has been lost to his endurance sports.  It's become pretty common to analogize it with an affair.
/// I dated one of those.  To be fair I spend significantly more than 20 hours a week running, so the argument was a little more credible than this lady's.  But at the end of the day, she gave me an ultimatum of her or running.  So now I'm single again.
 
2013-03-06 04:13:32 PM  

meat0918: //The kids aren't old enough yet for Cards Against Humanity


gsa.thegamernation.org
 
2013-03-06 04:13:48 PM  

Gifted Many Few: Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


Any sort of model building, painting, writing, reading, most musical instruments, electronics tinkering, whittling, most small crafting hobbies (e.g. origami), drawing, word puzzles (crosswords, jumbles, etc.), jigsaw puzzles, computer hacking/programming (e.g. FOSS patching and development), sewing, knitting, playing cards, virtually any small item collecting (cards, stamps, etc.)....

I think you thought you had some sort of point?
 
2013-03-06 04:14:06 PM  

Gifted Many Few: No, video games are the laziest of the hobbies. The only activity there is going to the store and buying the game. Even that is being circumvented by Gamefly and DLCs. Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


knitting, knotting, crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, soduko and other written type puzzles, etc. there are plenty of hobbies you can do while sitting in one place.
 
2013-03-06 04:14:09 PM  
He spends several hours a week (10-20) playing these online games!

OH

MY

GOD!!!!!


1 1/2 to 3 hours a day, including weekends, and this is a problem? Big deal lady, HE NEEDS TIME ALONE. Everyone does. Whether it's reading, playing video games, or turning on a show that you know nobody else in the house particularly likes, it's YOUR time. Being married is NOT being glued to someone's hip 24/7. If you want a successful marriage, stop smothering the guy and give him some time. Pro tip: Take this same block of time and treat yourself. Do something YOU like. Hell, like others have said, maybe join him occasionally.

...it just bothers me that he spends his leisure time gaming instead of reading a book, watching TV with me, etc.


Seriously lady, it's HIS time, not yours, and who put you in the position to judge how he spends his own time? Personally, I read more than I play games right now, but my wife wouldn't ever try to dictate what she thinks isacceptable for me to do with my free time, it's the type of thing that attracted me to her. If the guy isn't ignoring the wife or daughter, then she needs to fark off.


Another reason I love my wife? Sometimes I DO get a bug and start playing again, I might play all noght, from 9-10 until 5-6 in the morning on Friday or Saturday(Maybe even both). THis might even go on for 3-4 weeks before I taper off again. My wife has no problem with this, she is asleep by that time, I sleep in until 10 or 11 on Saturday and Sunday, and I spend the day and evening with the family. So I'm online when everyone's asleep anyway, but I'll put 12-15 hours in in just 2 days' time, and might play more during the week. Since my wife is actually sane, there is no problem with this, just like I don't complain when she goes for a quick trip to the store and comes back 4 hours later, or she decides she wants to take my daughter for a "Princess ea Party". It's how successful relationships work.
 
2013-03-06 04:14:10 PM  
My wife and I totally got into Torchlight 2 together. It was awesome. I'm still trying to get her to join me in simulation baseball leagues, but don't think that's gonna happen.
 
2013-03-06 04:14:41 PM  

JustFish: My GF was a big gamer in the 2D days of NES / SNES, and can still kick my ass at super mario. She never figured out the whole change to 3D, went so far as to buy a N64 to start her at the beginning, but she just can't get into it, humps the wall in the corner on any FPS she tries.

She does however love good puzzle games, like Safe Cracker and Puzzle Agent 1 / 2

Can anyone recommend a couple good puzzle games from over the years?

Myst and 7th Guest are the obvious choices, but I'd like to find some on the consoles, I have the big 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)


Has she played 11th Hour- the sequel to the 7th guest? Also, I recommend Heavy Rain (PS3). It's 3D but not first person, and there's tons of stuff you have to figure out, as well as choices to make in order to make stuff work. It's really awesome.

And if she's never played Link to the Past or Super Metroid all the way through, she's missed the best parts of SNES.
 
2013-03-06 04:15:05 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He's not out getting drunk or arrested. He's not cheating on her. He's not stroking off to porn instead of her. He's not even abusing her or beating the shiat out of her. He's playing a video game 10-20 hours a week. When I stopped drinking I started playing video games to give me something to do, and I play approximately that much. Never in your life have you seen a woman more thrilled about that than my wife.

She needs to get a grip. She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?


Same here.  I feel fortunate to have the conveniences (and diversions) that we do in this age.  And Skyrim...I feel fortunate to have Skyrim.
 
2013-03-06 04:15:13 PM  

WhippingBoy: The only smart solution is for the husband to go out, divorce his biatch wife and bang skanks sweet young things instead of playing who also love to play video games.

 
2013-03-06 04:16:05 PM  

JustFish: My GF was a big gamer in the 2D days of NES / SNES, and can still kick my ass at super mario. She never figured out the whole change to 3D, went so far as to buy a N64 to start her at the beginning, but she just can't get into it, humps the wall in the corner on any FPS she tries.

She does however love good puzzle games, like Safe Cracker and Puzzle Agent 1 / 2

Can anyone recommend a couple good puzzle games from over the years?

Myst and 7th Guest are the obvious choices, but I'd like to find some on the consoles, I have the big 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)


She might really like the Puzzle Quest games. My wife is in the same boat as yours, preferring 2D to 3D, and she loved Puzzle Quest. (And you can get it quite cheap for just about every console.)
 
2013-03-06 04:16:45 PM  
DontMakeMeComeBackThere

Adolf Oliver Nipples: She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?

Playing Devil's advocate: reading or watching TV are not as "exclusive" an activity as video games are. Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now! I'm in the middle of a chapter!" Video games can be seen much more as a solitary, I'm-ignoring-you activity - thus the feeling of abandonment by the non-playing party.

TMYK


To me it's not any different than someone who spends all their time looking at their phone and texting or doing whatever..
 
2013-03-06 04:16:56 PM  

kiwimoogle84: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Adolf Oliver Nipples: She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?

Playing Devil's advocate: reading or watching TV are not as "exclusive" an activity as video games are. Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now! I'm in the middle of a chapter!" Video games can be seen much more as a solitary, I'm-ignoring-you activity - thus the feeling of abandonment by the non-playing party.

TMYK

I've said that so many times it's a knee jerk reaction by this point.


I also don't like being interrupted while reading. It depends on actually. If it's a comic, no big deal. But some books require immersion. Having even a short conversation while trying to read something like Lovecraft or Tolkein takes me right out of it.
 
2013-03-06 04:17:12 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Huh, someone else down the page gave the same answer I did:

Q. Re: Husband's Gaming: My husband did this early in our relationship as well. I took a different tactic ... I joined him. That way we spent time together and I learned something new about myself as well. Sometimes it takes giving a little to get a little.

A: This is an excellent alternative. Thanks.


Back when I played CounterStrike regularly, my wife joined in for awhile. She tends to get motion sickness from FPS games, so it didn't last long, but it was fun. Best part was the screen names we had going. I've been using the handle "Your Dad's Boyfriend" for about 12  years now, and so she played as "Your Dad", since at the time, we were just dating. Some people got it.
 
2013-03-06 04:17:13 PM  

L.D. Ablo: NightSteel: There are plenty of other habits that could be in place of 'video games' here. What if the guy was a gearhead and liked to work on his project car every day?

10-20 hours a week is equivalent to about 1.5-3 hours per day. It'd be like watching a movie or a ballgame every evening. That's really not so much.

There's a huge difference.

Someone who knows how to wrench can make a business out of it.  Restore that old car and you can monetize its sale.  You could start a business restoring cars.  You end up with something of value and that value can be transferred to someone else.

I've had a longtime hobby that's becoming a career in my semi-retirement.

Had I spent the past 15 years playing games, I wouldn't have shiat.

You can't take 100 hours of gameplay and sell it or give it to someone.  100 hours in my shop produces tangible goods that can be used or sold.

Videogames are a waste of life.


Everybody has a hobby. Yours is turning wrenches. That sounds like something I'd like to do, except a) I can't afford a junker, b) I can't afford the parts, c) I can't afford the tools, d) I have no room to do it, and e) I already work really friggin' hard.

Spending $60 three times a year for something that I can sit down and relax while doing beats spending $60 a night at the bars and breaking out in handcuffs. Your hobby is not mine. I'm happy for you that you can monetize your fun.
 
2013-03-06 04:17:23 PM  
But watching TV from 7pm to 11pm every night is better, because murica.

/what if i watch all my TV while gaming?
 
2013-03-06 04:18:38 PM  

JustFish: My GF was a big gamer in the 2D days of NES / SNES, and can still kick my ass at super mario. She never figured out the whole change to 3D, went so far as to buy a N64 to start her at the beginning, but she just can't get into it, humps the wall in the corner on any FPS she tries.

She does however love good puzzle games, like Safe Cracker and Puzzle Agent 1 / 2

Can anyone recommend a couple good puzzle games from over the years?

Myst and 7th Guest are the obvious choices, but I'd like to find some on the consoles, I have the big 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)


Portal 1 & 2.  3D, look great, and as a bonus both are funny (but the second is especially hilarious).  I played it twice because it made me laugh so much.
 
2013-03-06 04:18:50 PM  

jaylectricity: soporific: you have to understand that you can't play games the way you did as a kid.

Actually I can play a lot more now. Back then my mom would make me go outside.


Haha ..."can't play games the way you did as a kid". Friend, I own 23 arcade cabinets, a whole room dedicated to really old game consoles and computers and (literally) thousands of games. I still find time to be married, be in a band, regularly play table RPGs, have a full time job and develop games independently.

You can certainly do it.. just can't have kids ;)
That's the secret.
 
2013-03-06 04:19:04 PM  

L.D. Ablo: NightSteel:

I've had a longtime hobby that's becoming a career in my semi-retirement.

You can't take 100 hours of gameplay and sell it or give it to someone.  100 hours in my shop produces tangible goods that can be used or sold.

Videogames are a waste of life.


Then it's not a hobby. Also WoW accounts sell for hundreds of dollars depending on levels and gear, but that probably means nothing to you. My best friend moved to the west coast, but through gaming I get to spend time with him even though I haven't seen him in almost two years. I've met a good ~40 awesome people through gaming who live across the country, who I'd never have met otherwise. I've even met about ten of them in person and we had a great time, and more of them are planning on a gathering this summer at GenCon.

Basically, neener, neener, neener.
 
2013-03-06 04:19:20 PM  
When i first met my wife, I was pretty heavily involved in Everquest. She was more of a console gamer, or a Flash/Shockwave arcade gamer. When she showed some interest in my MMORPG we made her a character and played together for a bit. She thought it was pretty cool, and immediately went off to play EQ2 which had just come out. Well, I wasn't ready to give up my years-long investment in EQ, so our gaming parted ways. Eventually I gave up on EQ and switched over, but by then there was too much disparity at that point and I went back to my FPS roots.

Now, though, we have kids and there's not much time for any of it.
 
2013-03-06 04:19:25 PM  
They both sound fat.
 
2013-03-06 04:19:45 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Meh, old complaint from a new shrew. Last time I read something like this the husband was playing softball, soccer, or something every weekend. Basically it boils down to a co-dependent biatch wanting every farking second of your time. He should divorce or beat her, because it won't get any better.


ALSO: QFFrakkingT
 
2013-03-06 04:19:50 PM  
CSB time: my gf can't understand why I like video games, so I introduce her to final fantasy.  She's chewed through them in about a month each.  I've created a monster.
 
2013-03-06 04:20:23 PM  
I could understand it if he had only 10-20 hours a week of free time and she for some reason couldn't play--I mean, I can't play most video games because I get sick, so if someone I cared about spent all their free time on a game instead of spending any time with me, I would not be thrilled. But if your alternative is 'reading a book', you just  might not be in the right there.
 
2013-03-06 04:20:30 PM  

Dirtybird971: DontMakeMeComeBackThere

Adolf Oliver Nipples: She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?

Playing Devil's advocate: reading or watching TV are not as "exclusive" an activity as video games are. Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now! I'm in the middle of a chapter!" Video games can be seen much more as a solitary, I'm-ignoring-you activity - thus the feeling of abandonment by the non-playing party.

TMYK

To me it's not any different than someone who spends all their time looking at their phone and texting or doing whatever..


OMGTHIS.

My younger sister never understood how I could be 87 hours into a save file of FFIX, in fact I think she called it BORING, but she was constantly IMing people on AIM. SAME EFFING THING, only I get the satisfaction of being a perfectionist/completist with every item synthed by the time I'm done, and you're STILL talking about Bobby's dreamy eyes.
 
2013-03-06 04:20:55 PM  
He's addicted to video games, not addicted to wanking to underage bestiality scat fetish shemale porn.

Fortunately for me, I laid out my video game addiction while my now-wife and I were dating. The rule is "headset on = no nagging". I hardly get a chance to play now anyways. Damn kids.
 
2013-03-06 04:21:22 PM  

Sgt Otter: JustFish: My GF was a big gamer in the 2D days of NES / SNES, and can still kick my ass at super mario. She never figured out the whole change to 3D, went so far as to buy a N64 to start her at the beginning, but she just can't get into it, humps the wall in the corner on any FPS she tries.

She does however love good puzzle games, like Safe Cracker and Puzzle Agent 1 / 2

Can anyone recommend a couple good puzzle games from over the years?

Myst and 7th Guest are the obvious choices, but I'd like to find some on the consoles, I have the big 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)

it's not really a puzzle game, but when we have people over, even non-gamers love Plants Vs. Zombies.


Oh man, Vase Breaker is my new minesweeper
 
2013-03-06 04:21:46 PM  

Gifted Many Few: J. Frank Parnell: Gifted Many Few: Not really. Video games are one of the few "hobbies" that doesn't require you to get off your ass.

Actually, most hobbies are like that. The ones which involve physical activity are usually called sports.

No, video games are the laziest of the hobbies. The only activity there is going to the store and buying the game. Even that is being circumvented by Gamefly and DLCs. Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


Painting, puzzles, model-making, computer programming, playing an instrument, posting to Fark, hookers, blow, comics, poker, astronomy, role-playing games, and, of course, the two substitutes that the letter writer suggested: TV and reading.
 
2013-03-06 04:21:59 PM  

mafiageek1980: In turn, I've got him watching "Duck Dynasty", "Cops", and "Toddlers and Tiaras", lol!


You're evil, and should be tarred and feathered
 
2013-03-06 04:22:02 PM  

Lexx: CSB time: my gf can't understand why I like video games, so I introduce her to final fantasy.  She's chewed through them in about a month each.  I've created a monster.


Have her play the Fables and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. And Lost Odyssey.

/you're welcome
 
2013-03-06 04:22:25 PM  

Two16: WhippingBoy: The only smart solution is for the husband to go out, divorce his biatch wife and bang skanks sweet young things instead of playing who also love to play video games.


Where's the poetic justice in that?

"Well honey, the reason you've now got incurable genital warts is because you didn't want me playing Skyrim."
 
2013-03-06 04:22:43 PM  

kid_icarus: I'm confused, what's the problem here?...is he beating her with the game console?


I believe the monster replaced the dead batteries in his controller with the ones out of her hello kitty salad shooter, or something.  That asshole.
 
2013-03-06 04:22:48 PM  

serial_crusher: He spends several hours a week (10-20) playing these online games!

Wow, this guy needs to talk to a divorce lawyer ASAP.  That woman is crazy


All women hate video games .. becuase Men love it .. anything Men love .. women hate .. its how it works .. especially with marriage ..


\currently going through divorce
\\played video games last night
 
2013-03-06 04:24:10 PM  

tricycleracer: When he first disclosed this after the honeymoon

This is why you live together first.


This is why you're honest before you get married. Living together first doesn't necessarily guarantee full disclosure.

/didn't work for me
 
2013-03-06 04:24:14 PM  

L.D. Ablo: NightSteel: There are plenty of other habits that could be in place of 'video games' here. What if the guy was a gearhead and liked to work on his project car every day?
10-20 hours a week is equivalent to about 1.5-3 hours per day. It'd be like watching a movie or a ballgame every evening. That's really not so much.
There's a huge difference.
Someone who knows how to wrench can make a business out of it.  Restore that old car and you can monetize its sale.  You could start a business restoring cars.  You end up with something of value and that value can be transferred to someone else.
I've had a longtime hobby that's becoming a career in my semi-retirement.
Had I spent the past 15 years playing games, I wouldn't have shiat.
You can't take 100 hours of gameplay and sell it or give it to someone.  100 hours in my shop produces tangible goods that can be used or sold.
Videogames are a waste of life.


Actually, you can. People have been making money selling virtual video game goods for years. You spend 100 hours leveling up a character, you can sell it and all the cool items you got. That was the hook with Diablo 3, the real-money auction house.

Other people play games professionally. They go to tournaments, get sponsored, and turn their video game skills into cash. So again, video game skills, in the long run, can translate to cash.

So video games can be just as profitable as any other activity, even your hobbies. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't true. Reality is not defined by your ignorance.
 
2013-03-06 04:24:21 PM  

thecpt: FTA My husband and I married a few years ago after just months of knowing each other

there's your farking problem dumbass


THIS.  Marry at haste, repent at leisure.

Shiat like this is why you eventually move in together first, before getting married, just to see if you can stand living together.  When you're off on a date or even just hanging out as a couple, you're still putting your best face forward (to badly mangle a metaphor).

But once you're sharing a kitchen and bathroom, and potentially a bedroom, that's when a person's secrets are exposed.  That's when you find out whether he or she has any little annoying habits that will eventually drive you to drinking, cheating, murdering, or... maybe... maturing and changing and growing together.
 
2013-03-06 04:24:22 PM  

thecpt: meat0918: Cards Against Humanity

so much fun.  easily a staple of the drunken get together


what the fark, why do I only hear of this now and why cantI get them in the Uk :(
 
2013-03-06 04:24:43 PM  

Gifted Many Few: J. Frank Parnell: Gifted Many Few: Not really. Video games are one of the few "hobbies" that doesn't require you to get off your ass.

Actually, most hobbies are like that. The ones which involve physical activity are usually called sports.

No, video games are the laziest of the hobbies. The only activity there is going to the store and buying the game. Even that is being circumvented by Gamefly and DLCs. Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.


Watch TV or read, just like this biatch wants him to do.
 
2013-03-06 04:24:52 PM  

Perlin Noise: jaylectricity: soporific: you have to understand that you can't play games the way you did as a kid.

Actually I can play a lot more now. Back then my mom would make me go outside.

Haha ..."can't play games the way you did as a kid". Friend, I own 23 arcade cabinets, a whole room dedicated to really old game consoles and computers and (literally) thousands of games. I still find time to be married, be in a band, regularly play table RPGs, have a full time job and develop games independently.

You can certainly do it.. just can't have kids ;)
That's the secret.


When you're an adult you can put a column in your excel spreadsheet you keep for your budget for gaming. That's what I did. I saved up for new games I wanted (the new Tomb Raider reboot is MINE next paycheck) and when you're a kid, you can't just go in on a Saturday and work a few hours of overtime in order to hit Gamestop's midnight release of the newest Dragon Age.
 
2013-03-06 04:25:11 PM  
I wish I was prudence for a day:

A: This man is obviously a monster of a husband.  It is his duty to only do things you or your kids like or be entertained when you are doing the things you like.  Him quitting smoking and energy drinks, after your well placed and constant encouragement via passive suggestion ,  but being unwilling to give up his last selfish past time is indicative of an extremely addicted and despicable person.  I would suggest you get out of that terrible situation as fast as possible, and find a man who will do nothing but sit at your feet like a dog waiting for the next instruction to please you.
 
2013-03-06 04:25:44 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Lexx: CSB time: my gf can't understand why I like video games, so I introduce her to final fantasy.  She's chewed through them in about a month each.  I've created a monster.

Have her play the Fables and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. And Lost Odyssey.

/you're welcome


My wife really liked Fables but man does it get weird sometimes
 
2013-03-06 04:25:59 PM  
10-20 hours?  Newb.

/happily married gamer.
//men will put up with your terrible choices in television if you keep your fingers off our games.
 
2013-03-06 04:26:06 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Adolf Oliver Nipples: She probably watches more TV or reads more than that every week. What's the difference?

Playing Devil's advocate: reading or watching TV are not as "exclusive" an activity as video games are.  Have you ever walked up to someone reading a book to ask a question and were told "Not now!  I'm in the middle of a chapter!"  Video games can be seen much more as a solitary, I'm-ignoring-you activity - thus the feeling of abandonment by the non-playing party.

TMYK


Yes.  What kind of asshat interrupts someone reading a book?
 
2013-03-06 04:26:37 PM  

zooyorkfreak: serial_crusher: He spends several hours a week (10-20) playing these online games!

Wow, this guy needs to talk to a divorce lawyer ASAP.  That woman is crazy

All women hate video games .. becuase Men love it .. anything Men love .. women hate .. its how it works .. especially with marriage ..


\currently going through divorce
\\played video games last night


You poor thing. You need a hug.

/just out of curiosity, what game were you playing?
 
2013-03-06 04:26:47 PM  

akula: most of the dislike for them comes from people who have not yet realized that video games are not inherently for children.


Sorry, that's where you are wrong. Most of the dislike for them comes from assholes who think they get to claim superiority because they themselves don't choose to play.
 
2013-03-06 04:28:42 PM  

skozlaw: Gifted Many Few: Name me another you can do if you literally had no legs and were glued to the couch.

Any sort of model building, painting, writing, reading, most musical instruments, electronics tinkering, whittling, most small crafting hobbies (e.g. origami), drawing, word puzzles (crosswords, jumbles, etc.), jigsaw puzzles, computer hacking/programming (e.g. FOSS patching and development), sewing, knitting, playing cards, virtually any small item collecting (cards, stamps, etc.)....

I think you thought you had some sort of point?


    He is waaaaaay to busy feeling superior to you, me, and that short guy over there in the corner to realize how stupid he is.
 
2013-03-06 04:28:44 PM  
 JustFish: My GF was a big gamer in the 2D days of NES / SNES, and can still kick my ass at super mario. She never figured out the whole change to 3D, went so far as to buy a N64 to start her at the beginning, but she just can't get into it, humps the wall in the corner on any FPS she tries.

She does however love good puzzle games, like Safe Cracker and Puzzle Agent 1 / 2

Can anyone recommend a couple good puzzle games from over the years?

Myst and 7th Guest are the obvious choices, but I'd like to find some on the consoles, I have the big 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)

Portal 1 & 2.  3D, look great, and as a bonus both are funny (but the second is especially hilarious).  I played it twice because it made me laugh so much.


Portal are close to the top of my favorite of all times, and I've tried getting her to do the co-op with me. Because there isn't the run and gun like most FPS, she got farther then usual, but her frustration really gets high with 3D games for some reason. I'll have to try again.

I was able to get her into sci fi, Battlestar and Dr Who broke the ice, a well as firefly, now she's willing to at least try things in the genera.

I keep trying to tell her some of the best sci fi stories i've seen have been in games in the past couple years, finally playing through the ME series now, half way through 2 and I'm just blown away.

 
2013-03-06 04:29:16 PM  

mafiageek1980: scottydoesntknow: Maybe you should try and get involved with his activity instead of acting like a passive-agressive biatch.

CSB: I kinda hid my gaming from my girlfriend when we first started dating. Never turned it on or talked about any of the games I bought because I figured she didn't care. About 3 months in we're watching TV and she asks "Why don't you ever turn on your Xbox?" I told her it was because I figured she didn't like it. She then asks what games I play and wanted to try one out herself. I had her play Mass Effect. She didn't really get the shooting down too much (has a bad habit of only using one thumb at a time, so she'd run forward, stop turn, stop, run forward, etc.) but eventually got the hang of it and fell in love with the story. She's currently a Lvl 37 Commander on ME2 and loves telling people that (She hates that stuck-up biatch Miranda). We alternate playing now, do co-op, she uses the Kinect to exercise, got into PC gaming a little bit, mainly playing Sims, but started playing Fallout: NV recently.

/CSB

I have had a similar experience with my husband's love for sci-fi movies and shows. I've always hated sci-fi and swore that would be "his thing, not mine", but once he got me watching "Battlestar Galactica" (the new version), I've been more understanding and even hooked. I still can't get into Star Trek, but I am a hard-core Whovian now thanks to him.

In turn, I've got him watching "Duck Dynasty", "Cops", and "Toddlers and Tiaras", lol!


My god, you're a cruel woman!
 
2013-03-06 04:29:34 PM  

Carn: I'd wager most people watch more than 10 hours of tv a week, but we don't call them tv addicts.  At least video games are interactive and have been proven to stimulate and improve parts of the mind and physical coordination.  Conclusion: she's a stupid biatch.


You sound like a 12 year old arguing to mom when she tells you to put down super mario brothers and go outside.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:41 PM  

barnacleboy: thecpt: meat0918: Cards Against Humanity

so much fun.  easily a staple of the drunken get together

what the fark, why do I only hear of this now and why cantI get them in the Uk :(


Amazon. You'll find them there.


SuperChuck: kiwimoogle84: Lexx: CSB time: my gf can't understand why I like video games, so I introduce her to final fantasy.  She's chewed through them in about a month each.  I've created a monster.

Have her play the Fables and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. And Lost Odyssey.

/you're welcome

My wife really liked Fables but man does it get weird sometimes



Being able to beat 3 in a chicken suit. You: weird. Me: awesome.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:41 PM  

ltdanman44: this is why gamers should date gamers.


... dunno... nothing sounds more repulsive than too big flabby neck beards getting sweaty together under the covers.
 
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