Gaming has evolved to include a more social element. As such, playing games with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife can be a good way to advance your relationship.
so true, its cause your spending time with her/him and the more you play video games with her/him more time spending, seems weird but cool in a way
It's on a case-by-case basis, obviously, but I do think it can be beneficial a lot more often than people would lead you to think. I myself like playing shooters, MMORPGs, and RTS games. Years ago, I would end up spending time alone playing them when she was out, at work late, working on a side project, etc. because I felt bad sitting there playing a game while she sat there watching TV. But, eventually she started trying some with me. (And yes, I did start doing stuff like scrapbooking with her.) She may not be great, but it's a LOT more fun playing with her on my team than playing with her sitting on the couch. It goes for any hobbies, though. If you do it together, it's going to be more rewarding and better your relationship. People outside of gamers just need to realize gaming is no different than any other hobby like watching movies, listening to music, or gardening.
Well put! Gaming is like anything else. If you both enjoy it, it can bring you closer...
Today I got ditched by my girlfriend so she could play WoW for 12 hours right when patch 3.2 was released. I no longer think playing with a Sig Fig is a good idea.
I go with letting get eaten by a horde of zombies or get ripped apart by a Hunter... or accidental unloading of my whole auto shotty rounds. But that's just me.
I don't play games with my wife, but she loves to play games on her own. Typically The Sims 2 on her own computer. She doesn't complain about my gaming. Typically, I game about 20 or so hours per week, but since she spends her own time on gaming she doesn't complain about mine at all. We get a lot of "personal time", but we have no arguments regarding our gaming habits. If she wants to play Sims 2, that's fine with me. She reciprocates to me, if I want to play something for a while she doesn't complain. Could we play together? Sure, if she liked the same games as me, but we're different people. We play different games and we still love each other and want to be with each other.
My significant other and I game. It strengthens $hite and all that jazz.
My boyfriend introduced me to video games and still does to this day. Now I like playing MMOs, tower defense games and even enjoy watching him play long, story-driven shooters. The only downside I'd say is that your body isn't very active when you're in front of a screen all day or night, playing vids together. Many times, I need to go take a walk late at night just because I can't take the lack of physical movement and I am not even a very active person. I think video games are a great hobby that two significant others can experience together, but must be done in moderation such as anything else in life.
My girlfriend loves MMOs, so it works out well that we play together. Other games, like Left4Dead, she didn't like much, which was sad.
My gf and I play Left 4 Dead, Guild Wars, Resident Evil 5, Blazblue, Unreal Tournament, Pixel Junk Monsters, soon to be Castle Crashers, and more. Yes it does bring us closer and all that jazz. But man even having a gamer gf, she still pulls that "OMG NEED ATTENTION" crap when I play a game lol. It's wack because when she plays a game I don't go, OMG GIVE ME ATTENTION NOW!!!! So! That said, co-op games prevent that lol.
im one of lucky gamers who has a gf that can beat ninja gaiden 1 and 2, devil may cry etc, we beat resident evil 5 4 times and on veteran and all mercenaries maps, we play perfect world online together and we just bought gaming laptops so we can play Aion when it comes out. and ofcourse little big planet and blazblue, soul cal, dead or alive is her fav, even owns both beach volley ball games lol. i luv playin with my gf :D
Hmm I should make my gf play NGSigma 2. She finished DMC1. Awesome! Yes we will also be playing Aion together if its a success, I sure hope so. How could I forget LBP!! I feel like an ass... We've played the crap out of it LoL. I can't believe there is going to be a GOTY version with ALL of the Store content, day one buy for me. Hey whats your PSN dude? Mine is OmegaOrtega, I use that tag for everything lol...
I once had a girl tell me I was too old to be playing video games. *slap* GTFO.
My gf is very traditional. At first, she couldn't care less for games. Devil's spawn and all that... She got playing some Bejewled 2 on my 360 and so on. Some other stuff too. Then eventually we started playing co-op together for brief stints on Left 4 Dead, Halo 3, Fable II. Then we completed Guitar Hero: World Tour together which was rather kewl. Now she plays a lot of puzzle games and stuff via MSN. But I know now that she's open to the idea and understands my hobby a lot more. Maybe I'll try a free-to-play MMO with her or something.
Similar story here, only mine started off with the time-tested Sims. Then I let her play my DS, and after a while she went and got her own DS, and now she plays it every night for a bit before she goes to sleep. She's in the bedroom playing Soul Bubble right now while I finish up some stuff for work. I tried getting her to try out MMOs a few times. She really liked City of Heroes -- until you exited the character creator and entered the actual game. I don't mind, though. So what if she doesn't love playing MMOs? She at least likes playing games and wants to do so now. I can live with that =P.
I wish i could find a gaming girlfriend.. I have yet to meet any girl who I can share my gaming interests with.. Closest I can get is the Wii/DS casual fans, lame.
It's a lot harder to get a girlfriend who's a gamer than it is to just get your girlfriend to play games with you. They don't need to raid and know all of the minor characters in MGS to have fun in games. Just play some more casual stuff, make it more about the experience of playing together than playing the game, and eventually they'll probably start enjoying it more.
I've seen 2 couples go through divorce because of video games. Both in my old guild on World of Warcraft (one couple dated for 8 years one was married for 8 years) I will never. Ever. Play an MMO video game with a girlfriend/wife.
Do you mind explaining what happened? Like did they spend more time in the game than with each other? Did one quit and the other wouldn't? I've heard of people breaking up because a person won't quit an MMO, but I've never heard of two people who are together and play an MMO together breaking up.
Well the couple that was married both had jobs, and both played WoW every single day after work until they went to bed. They both played together, raided together, sat next to each other while playing but the wife for some odd reason just up and left one day because she "wanted more out of life" This is all happening very recently so this is all fresh in my memory. The game had a large part in them divorcing and it's because they just got too wraped up in it. I've told them multiple times to play less or even try different games and they both refused. The couple that dated for 8 years I don't know much about but basically the boyfriend didn't have a job and played WoW day in and day out without bothering to find one. The girlfriend paid all the bills and she just got sick of him mooching.
My girlfriend only play jrpg :(
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