Gaming with Your Nongaming Significant Other

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a significant other who games, but it doesn't mean you can't play while they watch. Here are the best games to play for an audience, and a quick description of how to pitch it to your nongaming partner.

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DivineAssault 1368d ago

I know someone who does this all the time.. Its so funny how he makes his GF play his nintendo games & she pretends to like it just so she wont ruin his excitement... lol

Rip-Ridah1368d ago

Heavy Rain &/or The Walking Dead has changed MANY non gaming significant others into believers.

caseh1368d ago

Heavy Rain is a winner in regards to the fact you can play with your better half, but they can have input on your decisions throughout the game.

BanBrother1368d ago

Agree times 3. So glad Heavy Rain was mentioned. First thing that came to mind was Heavy Rain and The Walking Dead. Aside from the obvious dance games lol.

KING851368d ago

The first time my fiancée saw me play Heavy Rain she was hooked. She always use to want me to come off from playing those silly games until that one, I gather she was engrossed in the story and was amazed that games had come so far in storytelling. I recently played TWD and she was captivated by it.
P.S . Did anyone else get a little misty eyed at the end of TWD? I guess age nor sex has anything to do with it but I have to say that Lee and Clementime were my two favorite characters last year. Also as a black male I have to say Kudos for Telltale making the lead character a black male. Wouldn't have made a difference whether he was another ethnicity, as I would have connected the same way. But I certainly have to say that in a world where so few black male characters are portrayed and given the lead role in video games, I found it to be pretty darn cool.

Perjoss1368d ago

I think something like Journey is also ideal for getting your non-gaming partner to jump in. Its void of all the typical video game stuff like explosions and high scores, the music is fantastic and it is also VERY pretty, and who doesn't like eye candy?

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psp2roundup1368d ago

My missus hates FPS games and most other types, but loves House of the Dead and the Resident Evil on rails-shooters, so we have the odd blast together. Go figure!

LocutusEstBorg1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Most people on this site will be lucky to have a significant other at all.

Software_Lover1368d ago

My wife and I go at it sometimes and she doesn't like games. The kinect has helped in this regard.

Fruit Ninja Kinect
Kinect adventures
Kung Fu high impact
Hole in the wall
wipeout kinect

She will sit and watch me play something like Mass Effect while she reads one of her books. When Im on pc she likes to see me play Civilization 5.

pandaboy1368d ago

"my wife and I go at it sometimes and she doesn't like games"

this had my in stitches xD

glad to hear the kinect helps with it though... xD

Software_Lover1367d ago

ROFLMAO. I just re-read it and got the joke. Oh well, glad I could make someone laugh.