Articles Tagged: Relationship and video games

Pick up the Controller

May 18th, 2008 | By Sonnie

Since I first played Pac-man on the Atari, I’ve loved video games. I was never into shooter games though. I liked Platforming, the Mario’s and Sonics, and puzzles games, Tetris and Dr. Mario. I just recently got into the new wave of video games.

It started with Devils May Cry. I beat the game in a week and my dude was like what the fuck. He was really into Madden, so I learned how to play a little. The last game we played, I got two sacks on him in the endzone. Safety. Safety. He never played me again.

I began to notice as new games would come out, I would beat the game before him and he’d never play it again. Ladies, did you hear me? After he sees you beat the game, he won’t want to play it anymore. Pick up the controller.

If you think it’s hard, you’d be surprised. It would take you no more than two games under each genre to learn all the rest. There are minor button differences but the premise is all the same. You don’t want him playing video games all night, have the controller in your hand terminating the Locust on GEARS OF WAR, shit talking to someone as you storm their base in COMMAND AND CONQUER, or ripping the guitar in ROCK BAND.

More than stopping him from playing, you’ll be having fun. It’s quite relaxing to run up to some one in LIBERTY CITY (GTA IV), steal their car, and go on a five minute police chase. I would never do it in real life and I don’t let my young daughter watch as I play, but it is fun.

To all my sisters that already know, we run it. Isn’t it fun when you jump in a room with all females and take away the boys pride. I love it even more when they revert to name calling like they were 13, it just reminds me of old times.

I love video games and given half the chance I know that there is something out there that you would love to. On Xbox live you can play chess, checkers, solitaire and dozens of other little puzzle games. Get you a gamertag and lets play.

Do you know I once played with a 64 year old white woman who was given a Xbox 360 for her retirement present. Oh and if you get the camera, you can picture chat with anyone over Xbox live for as long as you want free.