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2013-03-06 07:34:32 PM

Egalitarian: Oh and CSS - back in the 90's, my BF at the time ripped the PC's plug out of the wall because I was playing Master of Magic too much. That might have actually happened more than once.


I still have that game and fire it up (in DosBox) on a rare occasion.
 
2013-03-06 07:38:08 PM
Good lord people. Watching TV is not a hobby. It's a means to soften that pudding brain so the zombies can chew it easier.
 
2013-03-06 07:38:47 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.



Interesting, so only hobbies where you make money  or something tangible are worthwhile pursuits?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siu6JYqOZ0g  think about what it is you want to do.
 
m00
2013-03-06 07:41:54 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark


You know most women I've met don't find this to be an endearing quality.
 
2013-03-06 07:44:08 PM

Babbs: Maybe she's upset because she thought she married a man instead of a 12 year old boy who plays video games?


Wow, really?

Get your head out of your ass. No, really. I have dated many gamers and married one, and he held down a good job, fulfilled his responsibilities, and was good to me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with video games.
 
2013-03-06 07:44:44 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


"Hold on im watching my show."

Always depends on how much you can multitask i find. Ever talk to a person when they dont stop reading but are still able to converse? That drives some people crazy.
She doesnt really mention what she would like to do with him or see him do instead. My guess is she doesnt have any hobbies of her own and just watches him enjoying his. That or he is her hobby.

Personally my woman doesnt really poke at me much about my gaming since i always compare it to her tv shows.
 
2013-03-06 07:49:47 PM

m00: Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark

You know most women I've met don't find this to be an endearing quality.


yeah i'm really not cut out for a girlfriend.

better stock up on the steroids
 
2013-03-06 07:53:40 PM
Hey, I found his picture!
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-06 07:59:48 PM
10-20 hours a week??? the horror!!!!!

10-20 hours a day sounds better.

not that I would have any idea about that or anything.
 
2013-03-06 08:09:05 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: 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.

It could be worse.  He could be an audiophile, and enjoy listening to music for hours on end, sitting in the "sweet spot" with the lights turned off (because it sounds better that way).


I resemble that...
 
2013-03-06 08:10:43 PM

Egalitarian: Oh and CSS - back in the 90's, my BF at the time ripped the PC's plug out of the wall because I was playing Master of Magic too much. That might have actually happened more than once.


I didn't realize it was possible to play Master of Magic too much.
 
2013-03-06 08:25:04 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised at the totally reasonable response given.

Just like any other pastime, it should be scheduled in and agreed upon by both partners.  If Tuesday is "Modern Family night" then you sit on the couch together and watch TV together.  Then Wednesday and Thursday he gets to do his thing for 2 hours after dinner and you get to read a book and do your thing.

But forcing it underground and making it feel like an imposition is just a guarantee to create resentment.
 
2013-03-06 08:29:03 PM

Babbs: Maybe she's upset because she thought she married a man instead of a 12 year old boy who plays video games?


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-06 08:42:21 PM
Sweetheart and I regularly play L4D2 together online, since we live in different cities. When we do get together, we go to gamer cafes, where we can get coffee/tea/cocoa/whatever and play either card games or board games together. Playing games with your SO is definitely better than having a hate-on for what your SO likes to play.
 
2013-03-06 08:51:47 PM

RadicalArcher: Sweetheart and I regularly play L4D2 together online, since we live in different cities. When we do get together, we go to gamer cafes, where we can get coffee/tea/cocoa/whatever and play either card games or board games together. Playing games with your SO is definitely better than having a hate-on for what your SO likes to play.


The preferred game when I was married, and later with a girlfriend (after I divorced) was Scrabble.  I prefer intelligent women.  Dumb women hate Scrabble.
 
2013-03-06 09:03:05 PM
There's a big difference between 10 and 20 hours a week IMHO. 10 hours seems pretty reasonable. 20 hours is starting to be pretty serious.

I would guess that I hit as much as 40 hours a week in DAoC and WoW. I've kicked the habit. I still miss it from time to time, in a way, but on the other hand that was a lot of hours pissed down the toilet. Fun, but completely wasted.
 
2013-03-06 09:11:00 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)


I know it's not on the consoles, but the Professor Layton series on the DS are an awesome choice. You can get them new for $30 or used as low as $10, and a DS can be gotten for around $100 now.
 
2013-03-06 09:12:18 PM

akula: falcon176: I'm sure there's plenty of women who wish their husband's only flaw was "he plays video games 10-20 hours a week" holy shiat

It's the joke about the Husband Store.

Just as the saying for men goes "There's no woman so beautiful that some man, somewhere, isn't sick of putting up with her shiat," there's no man so well adjusted and responsible that there's not a woman out there who won't complain about him.



And she's usually married to him.
 
2013-03-06 09:21:01 PM

bacchanalias and consequences: skozlaw:
/ some women get very annoyed at men's hobbies that require concentration because it means they don't get constant attention themselves
// these women, if they can't be made to get over it, should be dumped/divorced ASAP because it will only be a constant source of simmering resentment

I had this issue with the most recent ex and my hobby, writing (similar to gaming in that it's a solitary activity that requires intense concentration with even less of a social aspect). The two share that soft addiction quality as well. If I don't do it for a while I feel unproductive. When I've hit a stride and the story is moving forward I don't want to put it down. We had a lot of conversations unfold as follows:

"I think I'm going to write tonight."

"But  I wantto see you."

"Ok, I'll text you when I'm wrapping up. You can come over."

"It'll be  late. We'll just have drinks and go to bed."

"Alright, well something after work then and I'll write after."

"But Iwant to stay the  night.I want to spend more  time with you. What if I came over while you were writing?"

"Well I guess you could watch?"

This would happen after we'd spent the whole night prior together and a few others a week and weekends. I didn't neglect her. I called. We did things on regular basis. She just couldn't stand my attention elsewhere for an extended time. Elsewhere included: conversations of more than ten minutes with women of equal or greater beauty, football season, books and writing, friends she did not know/like, bar trivia, grading papers, etc.

Had to call that off when she used a locksmith to break into my house at three in the morning because I wasn't answering my phone. At three in the morning on a week night.

/long post is long.
//needy people are needy.
///venting is cathartic.


I know how you feel about writing.  Luckily, my wife and I don't have these arguments about it since she knows I take it seriously.  That and working a 6pm-2am shift at the university library means I can come home, make myself some food, and go write until 6am or so before going to bed.  That seems to work ok, since she used to work morning shifts.

Having issues for other reasons though...
 
2013-03-06 09:26:41 PM

OgreMagi: RadicalArcher: Sweetheart and I regularly play L4D2 together online, since we live in different cities. When we do get together, we go to gamer cafes, where we can get coffee/tea/cocoa/whatever and play either card games or board games together. Playing games with your SO is definitely better than having a hate-on for what your SO likes to play.

The preferred game when I was married, and later with a girlfriend (after I divorced) was Scrabble.  I prefer intelligent women.  Dumb women hate Scrabble.


I used to play Scrabble with my mother and grandmother.  Good fun, and good way for a young man to get some quality time with his elders who aren't as interested in computers or firearms as my uncle or father.

/miss you, Memere
 
2013-03-06 09:33:29 PM

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


Try the recently released Anitichamber (available on Steam). It's a mind-bender. If you want something more traditional, the old game The Fool's Errand or the recent sequel The Fool and His Money are really good, but difficult.
 
2013-03-06 10:02:01 PM
She should cook him a nice meal.
 
2013-03-06 11:25:56 PM
Oh my god he's spending 1-2 hours a day doing something he wants and not something she wants. SOMEBODY STOP THIS MONSTER!!!!
 
2013-03-06 11:34:16 PM

meat0918: 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.

What the hell is with this (seemingly, I don't know if it is prevalent in other countries) American obsession with turning a hobby into a business venture?  This "ideal" that if you cannot make money with some activity, it is useless and should be discarded?

Can't a hobby just stay a hobby without someone saying "Wow, you're really good at that, maybe you should go into business for yourself."?


That's how prostitution got started. Some guy said, "Boy, having mind blowing orgasms isn't enough - I have to monetize them!".

And that's how Ezekiel Ben-Israel became the first Hebrew Gigolo.
 
2013-03-06 11:37:45 PM

scottydoesntknow: 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!

Heh we actually have a set-up where I get the big living room TV for my games, but I also brought out our bedroom TV and have it set-up on the coffee table. She can watch her shows while I play my game, or vice versa. We constantly catch ourselves watching what the other person is doing (she was mesmerized by Skyrim and loved watching the dragon battles), and I've seen a lot more of "Toddlers and Tiaras" than I care to admit.


Whoever makes a game involving dragons eating the cast of Toddlers & Tiaras will be a very rich person.
 
2013-03-07 12:16:25 AM

Gifted Many Few: akula: TV. Movies. Reading. Music enjoyment. Composing poetry. Painting. Even writing or playing music (depending on the instrument).

I'll concede poetry, painting and music because they are creating something. The most an online gamer does is create a character and an oh so witty double entendre name. The TV, moves and music listening to are way too passive to be considered hobbies. My dog likes doing those. Reading, I am on the fence about. I do find people that read a lot more educated than a hobby gamer.


It took you what, four posts before you could get someone to even respond to your trolling? Try harder.
 
2013-03-07 12:25:04 AM

Lucidz: Worldwalker: zooyorkfreak: 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

Maybe this is why you're going through a divorce.

Uh.  He has a point. The article said the woman wouldn't care if he was reading a book, she just doesn't want him playing video games. What right does she have to dictate how he spends his offtime which she "allows" him anyways?


None whatsoever. What gave you the impression that I was saying she had any? I was responding to the "anything men love, women hate" comment -- pointing out the fact that he believes that is probably WHY he's going through a divorce. Either he's got a negative attitude from the get-go (or, perhaps having been bitten by a Tokay, he's got a negative attitude from the gecko) or in a burst of temporary insanity he married someone who hates everything he loves, and is now trying to rectify this mistake. What confuses me is that he said, in a following post, "But we both loved games" so clearly there was at least one thing (and it's the topic of this thread) that did not fit the love/hate paradigm. So I'm just confused.

Also: I am a woman. I love video games. In fact, I at least like most of the things my husband loves (though our tastes in SF authors differ) and vise versa. Maybe this is why we're not going through a divorce.

You sound clingy and judgmental.


Clingy? How so? We both like most of the same things -- that's why we got together in the first place. Some things, we don't. (for example, he doesn't like video games) But in general, we like most of the things each other loves, because, y'know, if we didn't, we'd have married other people whose idea of fun was something we didn't hate. Why would someone want to spend the rest of their life with a person who liked doing boring things? We both wanted to marry someone who liked interesting things; hence, each other. That doesn't mean I'm clingy any more than it means that he is.

Judgmental, I'll plead guilty to. But hey, this is Fark, being judgmental is what we do here. :p

Anyway, I'm not only confused, I'm falling asleep, so I'm going to go do my sleeping somewhere more suitable than this desk chair. My back has been cursing at me all day for falling asleep here last night.
 
2013-03-07 12:26:22 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Whoever makes a game involving dragons eating the cast of Toddlers & Tiaras will be a very rich person.


I'll pre-order the CE.

(I've never actually seen Toddlers & Tiaras, and I never want to, unless hungry dragons are involved)
 
2013-03-07 01:36:55 AM

Shahab: It took you what, four posts before you could get someone to even respond to your trolling? Try harder.


It took you 324 posts before even commenting and the only thing you have to say is something against me. You can't even lurk properly. Back in your hole. Back, I say.
 
2013-03-07 01:48:59 AM

Worldwalker: FuryOfFirestorm: Whoever makes a game involving dragons eating the cast of Toddlers & Tiaras will be a very rich person.

I'll pre-order the CE.

(I've never actually seen Toddlers & Tiaras, and I never want to, unless hungry dragons are involved)


I think I'd avoid it due to cruelty to the dragons.  I can't recall the last time I intentionally fed a dragon something nearly that toxic, and that includes feeding grenades to a rancor in the first Knights of the Old Republic (for a very loose definition of dragon).
 
2013-03-07 03:54:29 AM

m00: Also, why would any gamer guy want to date a gamer woman? Seems like you're just asking to feed an addiction spiral. The only reason men don't play video games every second they're not at work is because sensible women stop them.


Newsflash: people can enjoy things without becoming withered husks of their former selves, chained to said activity for days on end, neglecting basics like food, sleep, and showering. They can even manage to play somewhat hardcore and not have this happen. I should know, we downed the Lich King on 10 man and got a bunch of other achievements, yet still managed to have jobs and stuff.

m00: Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark

You know most women I've met don't find this to be an endearing quality.


I once briefly dated a guy who couldn't get over the fact I like gaming and web comics and anime etc nerdy things. This was a guy who went to freaking RIT. To be honest it creeped me out just a little and it didn't last long. He probably complained that I didn't like 'nice guys', but the reality was he was way too intense, and probably would have changed his whole life if I'd demanded it.

The point is, DON'T DO IT. Retain your personal preferences or you'll spend at least a few years wondering when your spine was ripped out and you became miserable. That doesn't mean don't compromise, just don't give up your entire identity. I flat out told Lordfortuna when we met that most of my friends are male and if he had a problem with that, we weren't going to work out. Fortunately he didn't have a problem.
 
2013-03-07 05:15:23 AM
Sup fatties
 
2013-03-07 07:02:22 AM

ladyfortuna: m00: 
The point is, DON'T DO IT. Retain your personal preferences or you'll spend at least a few years wondering when your spine was ripped out and you became miserable. That doesn't mean don't compromise, just don't give up your entire identity. I flat out told Lordfortuna when we met that most of my friends are male and if he had a problem with that, we weren't going to work out. Fortunately he didn't have a problem.


is this him?

www.frogsoda.com
 
2013-03-07 07:33:52 AM

ladyfortuna: m00: Also, why would any gamer guy want to date a gamer woman? Seems like you're just asking to feed an addiction spiral. The only reason men don't play video games every second they're not at work is because sensible women stop them.

Newsflash: people can enjoy things without becoming withered husks of their former selves, chained to said activity for days on end, neglecting basics like food, sleep, and showering. They can even manage to play somewhat hardcore and not have this happen. I should know, we downed the Lich King on 10 man and got a bunch of other achievements, yet still managed to have jobs and stuff.

m00: Jon iz teh kewl: oh fark you i would do ANYTHING for a wife

i would adjust my entire lifestyle around her.  what the fark

You know most women I've met don't find this to be an endearing quality.

I once briefly dated a guy who couldn't get over the fact I like gaming and web comics and anime etc nerdy things. This was a guy who went to freaking RIT. To be honest it creeped me out just a little and it didn't last long. He probably complained that I didn't like 'nice guys', but the reality was he was way too intense, and probably would have changed his whole life if I'd demanded it.

The point is, DON'T DO IT. Retain your personal preferences or you'll spend at least a few years wondering when your spine was ripped out and you became miserable. That doesn't mean don't compromise, just don't give up your entire identity. I flat out told Lordfortuna when we met that most of my friends are male and if he had a problem with that, we weren't going to work out. Fortunately he didn't have a problem.


You say that like it's a bad thing...
 
2013-03-07 09:16:27 AM
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Carth: If my partner spent 20 hours a week at bars I'd wonder if they had a drinking problem. Why should gaming be treated differently? If he isn't addicted he should be able to stop for a few weeks to show her that then go back to playing.

Wow. I can't tell if you're trolling, but 20 hours at bars is WAY different than 20 hours in front of the TV. That's not even that much. Less than 3 hours per day. Shiat, I've gamed for 7 hours straight on a Saturday before. Besides that, so WHAT if he's "addicted"? Why does he have to stop being who he is for her? She should just go "oh, ok" and join a book club, not try to change it. It's not harming anything.


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.

tell me more about my eyes...

/BB

And BB stands for...? Baby blues? Must be more clear. This is teh interwebs, a place for concise discussion and perfectly clear sentences.


nice! But I'm a little disappointed that it's obscure.

Bugs Bunny..
 
2013-03-07 09:27:31 AM

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.


Coin, stamp, etc collecting; building models, creating mix CDs, just to name a few.
 
2013-03-07 10:14:36 AM

Mikey1969: When it fit the provided definition of a "hobby".


Q. When did that house burn down?
A. When it caught fire.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-03-07 10:15:44 AM

Kraftwerk Orange: Sure, they might be intangible, but they are rewards nonetheless.


I suppose I can see that perspective...
 
2013-03-07 10:55:17 AM

Perlin Noise: Mikey1969: When it fit the provided definition of a "hobby".

Q. When did that house burn down?
A. When it caught fire.


Ask a simple minded question, get an obvious answer.
 
2013-03-07 11:29:09 AM

Perlin Noise: Kraftwerk Orange: Sure, they might be intangible, but they are rewards nonetheless.

I suppose I can see that perspective...


Consider skiing.

The rewards are minimal: some physical fitness, yes, but you could do a lot more -- and do it a lot cheaper -- by going to the gym instead, and without the risk of broken legs, too. Yet skiing as a hobby (as opposed to competition-level) is a multi-billion-dollar industry. People like to ski. They think it's fun. They spend money on equipment, travel, lift tickets, lessons, whatever, sometimes a lot of money, and get nothing tangible back. They find it very rewarding because they find it fun. Having fun IS a reward.

Or look at one of my hobbies: the study of history. I doubt if you'd find many people who don't consider being a history buff to be a hobby, but it has no tangible rewards. I know more about WWII than 99% of the people you'll meet ... and that and a couple of bucks will buy me a cup of coffee. I can't monetize it. I can't profit from it. I can't even look at something and say "that thing exists because I made it." Yet it's a hobby.

One of the reasons I do it is because it doesn't have any tangible rewards; it's just fun. I learned a long time ago that if there's a way I can readily make money off a hobby, I will devote myself to making money rather than enjoying it. Speaking of online games, anyone remember Shadowbane? They didn't prohibit gold sales ... so a friend and I went into the in-game gold business. By the time we were done (when the game population had crashed so far there was no market, after the Rolling 30's incident), I was having absolutely no fun; I logged on to go to work. And that was no fun. :(
 
2013-03-07 11:55:40 AM

kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie




I thought I was in possession of that honor?
 
2013-03-07 12:00:32 PM

Profedius: kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie

I thought I was in possession of that honor?


Oh, you're right. I did bestow that upon you long ago. Curse me and my short memory. Sorry, OgreMagi. Even if you can tweak my beloved console.

/Profedius, how YOU doin?
 
2013-03-07 12:02:45 PM
Tried playing with my GF. Tried to start her out on Left 4 Dead. She alternates between running in circles while looking at either the floor or cealing, and spraying random fire in all directions. "Come over here and help me, I've got a hunter on me" *she blasts me in the face* "No, shoot the hunter, why are you shooting me in the face?" 'I though it'd help...' "How would shooting someone in the face ever help them in ANY situtation where the need to be rescued?" 'I dunno...'

So I don't let her play any more. She gets revenge by waiting until important scene to strike up a conversation. Her favorite are unskippable cutscenes.

*Snake is about to find out who his behind the SOP conspiracy*
"I don't think my boss likes me"
'Can this wait?'
"Why??? Is this more important?"
'No, I just want to find out what happens here, and I can't pause this'
"Fine then, if that's all you care about."
'If this is so important to you, why the hell didn't you bring it up during the last twenty minutes you've been sitting here when I could have paused the game?'
"Nevermind, you obviously don't care that I might get fired"
'No, no, go ahead and tell me, I'll just replay that 40 minute battle all over so I can see this scene later'

Or her other favorite

"Do you think I should get a new job?"
*pause* "If you want."
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"it's that I just don't like my job"
*sigh* *pause*
'then find a new one'
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"But then I'll lose my benefits."
*arrgh* *pause*
'Then keep your job'
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"But I rather do something else..."
*rrrrrrr* *pause*
'Then keep this job until you find another.'
"yeah maybe"
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"What if I can't find another one"
*highly exasperated sigh* *pause*
"Oh? Am I bothering you with my problems??"
'Can you let me know when this conversation is finished instead of being silent for 2 damn minutes until the second I unpause the damn game?'
 
2013-03-07 12:26:28 PM

MythDragon: Tried playing with my GF. Tried to start her out on Left 4 Dead. She alternates between running in circles while looking at either the floor or cealing, and spraying random fire in all directions. "Come over here and help me, I've got a hunter on me" *she blasts me in the face* "No, shoot the hunter, why are you shooting me in the face?" 'I though it'd help...' "How would shooting someone in the face ever help them in ANY situtation where the need to be rescued?" 'I dunno...'

So I don't let her play any more. She gets revenge by waiting until important scene to strike up a conversation. Her favorite are unskippable cutscenes.

*Snake is about to find out who his behind the SOP conspiracy*
"I don't think my boss likes me"
'Can this wait?'
"Why??? Is this more important?"
'No, I just want to find out what happens here, and I can't pause this'
"Fine then, if that's all you care about."
'If this is so important to you, why the hell didn't you bring it up during the last twenty minutes you've been sitting here when I could have paused the game?'
"Nevermind, you obviously don't care that I might get fired"
'No, no, go ahead and tell me, I'll just replay that 40 minute battle all over so I can see this scene later'

Or her other favorite

"Do you think I should get a new job?"
*pause* "If you want."
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"it's that I just don't like my job"
*sigh* *pause*
'then find a new one'
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"But then I'll lose my benefits."
*arrgh* *pause*
'Then keep your job'
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"But I rather do something else..."
*rrrrrrr* *pause*
'Then keep this job until you find another.'
"yeah maybe"
*wait wait wait*
*unpause*
"What if I can't find another one"
*highly exasperated sigh* *pause*
"Oh? Am I bothering you with my problems??"
'Can you let me know when this conversation is finished instead of being silent for 2 damn minutes until the second I unpause the damn game?'


Yeesh. Now, I will say this- you don't START someone on Left 4 Dead. That was a hard enough game for ME to learn. You get a wii and the new mario bro's and remind her not to panic and hide in a bubble all the damn time. You go co-op on Fable and let her run around and buy clothes or something.

However, the waiting so she can answer and then her not doing so? That's deliberate. Or if it's not, she's incredibly unobservant. My sympathies. I had an ex who complained I played too many video games. He'd do something similar, but I'd actually tell him it had to wait until I was done. He'd get pissy and say I never had any time for him... yeah. He was kind of a woman. It didn't last long.
 
2013-03-07 01:00:52 PM
10-20 hours is quite a range. 10 hours a week isn't excessive and she needs to chill the fark out. 20 hours a week is essentially another job (part-time), and indicates a problem.

Having said that, people spend 20 hours a week doing other stuff (watching TV, dicking around on Facebook), so whatever, I guess YMMV.
 
2013-03-07 02:04:17 PM
The RIT comment was meant more that he shouldn't be surprised by geeky females, since they have a much higher concentration there than the general populace. Lordfortuna went there, I have no problem with the school.
 
2013-03-07 03:06:45 PM

kiwimoogle84: Profedius: kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie

I thought I was in possession of that honor?

Oh, you're right. I did bestow that upon you long ago. Curse me and my short memory. Sorry, OgreMagi. Even if you can tweak my beloved console.

/Profedius, how YOU doin?


You're a fickle woman. I'm going to choose to interpret that as meaning I have a chance

/if I was single
//and attractive
 
2013-03-07 03:52:42 PM

kiwimoogle84: Profedius: kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie

I thought I was in possession of that honor?

Oh, you're right. I did bestow that upon you long ago. Curse me and my short memory. Sorry, OgreMagi. Even if you can tweak my beloved console.

/Profedius, how YOU doin?


Damn.  Now I have to completely disable your PS3's ability to connect to PSN in a fit of jealousy.
 
2013-03-07 04:18:38 PM

OgreMagi: kiwimoogle84: Profedius: kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie

I thought I was in possession of that honor?

Oh, you're right. I did bestow that upon you long ago. Curse me and my short memory. Sorry, OgreMagi. Even if you can tweak my beloved console.

/Profedius, how YOU doin?

Damn.  Now I have to completely disable your PS3's ability to connect to PSN in a fit of jealousy.


You do that, you'll suffer my wrath. Believe me, I am unforgiving.
 
2013-03-07 05:07:44 PM

kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: kiwimoogle84: Profedius: kiwimoogle84: OgreMagi: After reading the comments here I've come to the realization that all the good gamer girls are taken.

If there any available that are in my dating age range, they end up being moby dick fat.

I haz a sad.

/ladies, I get free playstation stuff
//come and get me!
///is this thing on?

Tell you what- if for some bizarre reason Mr. Kiwi gets hit by an ice cream truck or something, you get first dibs.

/if you want 'em
//can you fix my licensing issues on downloaded content for my ps3?
/slashie

I thought I was in possession of that honor?

Oh, you're right. I did bestow that upon you long ago. Curse me and my short memory. Sorry, OgreMagi. Even if you can tweak my beloved console.

/Profedius, how YOU doin?

Damn.  Now I have to completely disable your PS3's ability to connect to PSN in a fit of jealousy.

You do that, you'll suffer my wrath. Believe me, I am unforgiving.


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