Submitted by Lavalamp 820d ago | opinion piece

The Parent's Dilemma: Playing The Last of Us The Proper Way

GameInformer: "It took me longer to play The Last of Us than most around the Game Informer offices, because I had a personal insistence on playing the game under the proper conditions." (PS3, The Last Of Us)

ziggurcat  +   820d ago
didn't realize that there was a "proper" way to play this game...
Donnieboi  +   820d ago
Yeah, headphones (or Turtle Beaches, etc) and some peace and quiet has enhanced a lot of gaming experiences for me. Especially very emotional/cinematic games like Persona 3 & 4, MGS 4, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect, L.A. Noir, Deus Ex, Journey, Shadow of the Collosus, etc
kma2k  +   820d ago
As a parent & gamer i have developed my routine after my son was about 1 year old. I never game until my son is asleep at 9:00pm. I have a 24" tv i set up on a tv tray i put in front of my recliner, my wife sits next to me & watches whatever she wants on tv while i game. I have wireless headphones & have one ear uncovered so we can talk & be right next to eachother both getting our own preference of entertainment. One of the best decisions ive ever made!
ShwankyShpanky  +   820d ago
Very similar to my setup... except I have a 24" TV next to my 56"DLP, and she watches on the 24". I bought a 56" HDTV for games before we moved in together, not to see Howie's pores on America's Got Talent.
jjb1981  +   820d ago
I'm in the same situation. I have to play at least two hours at a time. I play with Sony headphones and darken the room. This is how I become immersed in the game.
spaceg0st  +   820d ago
agreed. every night from 9pm-1am...in the dark with wireless Skullcandy PLYR1s. All while the newborn sleeps next to me on the couch. (wife and i do shifts). the life of a gaming parent! =)
#4 (Edited 820d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

First 45 Mins of Read Only Memories, an LGBT Cyberpunk Adventure

9m ago - The Kickstarter-funded adventure game Read Only Memories released yesterday and is getting attent... | PC

Star Wars Battlefront SHAREfactory Theme Now Available

10m ago - The #StarWarsBattlefront #SHAREfactory theme is now available in SCEA. More regions coming soon c... | PS4

MoreConsole takes on Destiny: The Taken King

Now - MoreConsole's rag-tag band of guardians finally make it to the Oryx's ship...but can they make it out alive? | Promoted post

PS4 Gets 10 Colorful Disgaea 5 Themes on the North American PSN; Screenshots Inside

53m ago - If you want to customize your PS4 dashboard with Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, NIS America re... | PS4

Cyberpunk Themed Invisible Apartment 2 Hacks Our Hearts - Cliqist

2h ago - Serena Nelson writes: "While I originally backed Invisible Apartment 2 for the Cyberpunk themes,... | PC

Diablo Gets Cards in FORCED: Eternal Arenas

2h ago - Gary Stott writes: "FORCED: Eternal Arenas fuses a variety of genres, but is essentially Diablo w... | PC