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Pregnant & Bored, I Picked Up Modern Warfare 2 & Never Looked Back

Girls don’t like things they can’t understand. That’s why most girls don’t play video games. Anything past simple button combinations throws most girls, right off the bat. Now, I must say, when I first started playing first person shooter games, all I could basically do was look at the ground, and throw grenades. That was about 3 years ago. My husband would have friends over, and they would sit and play Call of Duty for hours. I just didn’t understand the appeal. I couldn’t wrap my head around how someone could sit there for so long just pressing buttons on a controller. Then, one day, I realized there was so much more to it that that.

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Emilio_Estevez1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

"I have an (idiot) fabulous husband" - that's me, lol

The idiot is supposed to be crossed out.

:^/

She has recently started playing some other games too, tried Darkness 2 last night.

X-Factor1373d ago

HAHA. It is!

I don't understand women. At least not fully. And that's ok. I don't think I'm meant to. Just like my girl doesn't always get me.

But reading this article I felt as though I was looking into the mind of the opposite sex.

More importantly, I felt like I was peeking into the soul of a kindred spirit.

One that is on the surface vastly different than me, but in reality, I share a lot with.

Great read, for those that don't have a short attention span.

ChickeyCantor1373d ago

"I don't understand women. At least not fully. And that's ok. I don't think I'm meant to. Just like my girl doesn't always get me.
"

It's not you, it's them. They assume that you understand them 100%. They don't tell you how they feel. They assume you know. They are machines of drama.

guitarded771373d ago

Sending this post to my wife... maybe she'll play video games with me too. She has tried, she always ends up staring at the sky spinning in circles in FPS's. She does love her tablet I bought her though. Se plays puzzle games on there. She did steal my Vita the other day too. Maybe she's slowly adapting.

Christopher1373d ago

Why do women refer to themselves as girls?

KiRBY30001373d ago

same reason men refer to themselves as dudes?

Christopher1373d ago

A dude isn't a young male person. The equivalent to girl is boy. I would never refer to myself as such and I'm sure most would take it offensively if I called them that, even if they were 17 years of age or younger.

Furthermore, most women I've met get offended when you call them a girl unless as part of a joke. Perhaps it's my feeling that a woman should be proud to be a woman or I'm just not with it, but it always stands out to me that the majority of 'women gamer' articles tend to call themselves girls.

I guess it could be a want to remain youthful, but I don't really understand that either.

GarandShooter1373d ago

Really? You've never referred to spending time with friends as hanging out with the boys? Or heard an adult male refer to one of his close adult male friends as his boy? Or good ole boys?

Now I'm curious as to why one would take offense to being referred to as such? Seems like something so petty to get upset over, and I mean no disrespect as I realize different cultures have different values as to socially acceptable speech.

Maybe it's regional. Do you have cowboys or bellboys in your part of the world? Are they known by different names, and if not do they take offense at the boy part?

Quite interesting.

Christopher1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

***Really? You've never referred to spending time with friends as hanging out with the boys?***

No, it's the guys. Even when I was a kid, it was the guys.

***Or heard an adult male refer to one of his close adult male friends as his boy?***

Only as slang, typically urban slang. This is along with homies, dawgs, etc. You also hear it in reference to mobsters or cops movies, again as slang.

***Or good ole boys?***

Not since Dukes of Hazzard was on TV.

***Now I'm curious as to why one would take offense to being referred to as such?***

Because most feel that being called a "boy" is equivalent to someone saying they're not a "man" or referring to them as a lesser person. From a white person to a black person, it is especially the latter and dates back to slavery and how were derogatorily called "boys" and never "men".

***Maybe it's regional.***

Perhaps.

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Having said that, when do you call yourself a boy in your writing or when talking to others? The question was about a woman calling herself a girl, not others calling her a girl.

SilentNegotiator1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

You know what men refer to their friends and themselves as "dudes" and "boys"?

Dorks.

lol, at least regionally.

catch1373d ago

Actually you pretty much hit the nail on the head about men being called boys. It is largely because we live in a patriarchy where women are infantilized as part of an unintentional or otherwise means of making them feel unequal.

Also, "gals" just never really caught on.

Psycho_Mantis1373d ago

Well you could look at it another way like say for example: A co worker whos about 40-ish sometimes tells me, "Hey kid, i need you to help me with this." It means that im still young, 22. And i guess when you reach your peak age or your no longer in your 20's i guess then people dont really call you that anymore. Its one way to look at it when someone thinks your still young. And i kind of like it like that since i rather not be called "Old".... >_>

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pixelsword1373d ago

I knew this girl and we used to go rounds and rounds playing Street Fighter. She was pretty good, but I'd whip her most of the time. She would always get Chun-Li. I'm not saying she was good for a girl but she was really good for a player. Not to brag, but before I stopped playing Street Fighter I won a city-wide competition; so I'm actually complimenting her. I wish I got to know her better, but we had a little joke of a rivalry going on.

Dee_911372d ago

2-24?
mw2?
ps3?
its YOU!!!!!!
making my 25-4 useless
I always wondered why people who suck so bad play this game.Now I know .... its pregnant chicks!
good read :)

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wages of sin1373d ago

This is a very good read.

@PokemonMasta619,
Is that really called for? Age not shoe size.

bakagaijin781373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

This is exactly how I got back into video games... getting pregnant.

Growing up I put so many hours into video games. I still remember saving up my money for MONTHS just so I could by the original Final Fantasy on NES when it came out (cost around $90 at the time).

But then, near the end of high school, I stopped gaming because school work & hanging out with my friends were more important things in my life. Then I got married (young, at age 19) and then I got pregnant the same year. I was bored, so decided to pick up a new Playstation (the original system) and Final Fantasy VII.

15 years later and I still play video games regularly. My daughter (now 14) plays too and I love that we have that in common. My husband even plays now and then, but in our relationship its him who doesn't quite understand my enthusiasm for gaming. :)

KING851373d ago

Good read . The only game I've seen my gf remotely interested in recently was heavy rain. It was nice to get her involved.

Emilio_Estevez1373d ago

She actually played that too.... Unfortunately she got the worst possible outcome, everyone died and the killer got away. At the electric fence part, she took the door to leave at the very beginning.

Tacklebait1373d ago

That was my attempt with my lady. She played it for 4 hours... loved it but didn't have the urge to try it out again. Its not one of her ideas of things to do when she has free time.

Sims 3 and roller coaster tycoon are honorable mentions. Yet short lived... again.