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What have I gone and done?

UZUBAIRU

Active Member
I ordered an Xbox console, Project Gotham 2 and Xbox Live starter kit for my hubby last week from Amazon (Thanks Games Guru for the advice on Xbox deals).
The console arrived yesterday and the game and Xbox Live stuff arrived today.

So far today, he has spent over 8 hours in front of the projector playing it (in between toilet and snack breaks).

He did take me out this evening for a meal to celebrate my birthday. When we returned @ 2130 he was back playing on it.
I'm going to bed now and he is still playing it.

He was never like this with his Gamecube.

Is it that addictive?

Umu
 

Mr_Belowski

Active Member
Hell yes. It's a nerd's equivalent of a crack habit.

My long suffering girlfriend was kind enough to get me a Live kit and Xbox for Christmas. Bless 'er. I think she's as confused and alarmed as you at how adictive us big kids are finding it :)

Unfortunately it takes ages for the novelty to wear off. 6 weeks in and I'm still playing it all the time.
 

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
Project Gotham Racing 2 is the best game of all time.

Give him several years and he'll come round.

Until then, take up knitting :rolleyes: :smashin:

Give him a game or two on it too, you'll probably love it too, my missus loves it! (And the game :rolleyes:

Just wait until they bring out a decent steering wheel for the xbox. He'll quit his job and everything :laugh:
 

nunew33

Standard Member
My wife regrets buying my PS2 for christmas and simply switches it off to get my attention, regardless of where Im at.

Whilst this does get my attention, and sometimes means that I will clean the bathroom, tidy up the office, put the bins out, it will serve her right when she hears from my solicitors! This is the stuff of divorce, shell claim neglect, and I will claim mental torture.

For some reason I get no sympathy when I suffer motipon sickness with the big screen which tends to happen after 2 hours play. I bet I wont get any sympathy when DVT sets in either
 

Hawklord

Well-known Member
Why not get a second controller and play with him. If you both play neither of you will feel left out or neglected.

you might even woooopp his ................:devil:


multiplayer gaming is soooo much fun give it a go yourself:)
 

Mr_Belowski

Active Member
I tried this with my girlfriend and it backfired horribly.

You see, before she tried it she couldn't understand why I enjoyed it so much, but she thought there was a small chance it was actually fun, and gave me the benefit of the doubt.

Now she's tried it she *knows* it's a pointless nerd passtime which is tedious, frustrating, baffling and no fun what-so-ever.

Where I used to get sarcastic comments and sniping, now it's full blown p!ss-taking and insults :(
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Mr_Belowski
I tried this with my girlfriend and it backfired horribly.
Well my GF is quite happy to play cute games 2 or 3 times for 1/2 an hour and thats it (doesnt stop her spending hours playing super collapse on the PC though!) I think everyone could enjoy gaming if they gave it some time and played the right games! SMB and Sonic are my GF fav's at the moment while I am still addicated to mario Kart!
 

UZUBAIRU

Active Member
Thanks guys.

You've lessened my concerns about the behaviour I witnessed yesterday.

I think I'll have a game or two with him this evening and see what it's all about.
 

bjd

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Hawklord
Why not get a second controller and play with him. If you both play neither of you will feel left out or neglected.

you might even woooopp his ................:devil:


multiplayer gaming is soooo much fun give it a go yourself:)

Couldn't agree more. Playing with each other is the secret to a happy marriage :rotfl:
 

rogeralpine

Standard Member
lol - welcome to the world of big screen gaming!!

See you've got yourself a PJ then Umu? I gather it fitted well into your room - I seem to remember thinking that you had a decent room/layout to put one in.

Mike
 

UZUBAIRU

Active Member
Hi Mike,
After the chat we had my mind was made up. I got a Sanyo Z2 in December and I haven't looked back.

I've played PGR2 with my hubby and I have to say it is impressive. I've yet to win a race against him properly (he stops so that I can catch up), but I'm having a lot of fun trying.
 

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