A while back ago I wrote a post about getting your girl into gaming. (link)
Here is a follow up on that post. Since I got my wife into gaming on the xbox360 her gaming IQ and knowledge of the genre has grown. So has her interest in games. Since gaming on the xbox 360 can be such a social experience it has been a blast to see her meet fellow girl gamers. But guys listen up. There is another side, so to speak about getting your girl into gaming…not a bad thing just something to be ready for.
Let’s say I wanted to play a single player game…my wife would be left out with nothing to do. Not because she wanted to play with me…it’s just that we have 1 360 system. I have over 45 xbox 360 games and a lot of them are single player. Or there would be times where she wanted to play one thing and I wanted to play another. She loves Halo 3, I do as well, but Call of Duty 4 ws calling my name recently and there is no split screen options on that game. So she would be left out. This didn’t lead to any arguments but there were times when I wanted one thing and she wanted another. Two gamers one system go figure.
The solution: BUY HER OWN SYSTEM!
I got her a xbox 360 system pro (20 gig) with a controller, wifi- adapter to go online from her studio, and her own copy of Gears of War 2. (So that makes 4 copies of that game I bought!) I tell ya…it was one of the best purchases I made in years.
I may have bought a 360 for her…but in doing so I got me a 360 as well. I have my own system again…not that sharing one with my precious wife was a bad thing…but gamers you understand, you need your own system…I know my wife is happy to have hers.
Here is a link to her latest post on gaming.
So guys listen up…getting your girl into gaming may lead to more expensive purchases down the road. Now I have to get 2 copies of games that we want to play together. The gaming experience is so much richer for us now though…when we played Gears of 2 last night she got to play with 1 group of friends while I played with another. We played together, but we also have the choice to get our own gaming experiences as well.
Well I really looking forward to all of the co-op games coming out in the future especially Resident Evil 5 which will be perfect. I character is a Girl (Sheva) and the other is Chris.
Happy gaming to all!!! (to you of all babe!)