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Ha, she doesn't actually play Civ5, she's more my strategic advisor tongue.gif But yeah, I see your point. She's more than welcome to play BF3 and get owned... biggrin.gif
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Ha, she doesn't actually play Civ5, she's more my strategic advisor tongue.gif But yeah, I see your point. She's more than welcome to play BF3 and get owned... biggrin.gif


Don't try that as a pickup line if she dumps you.

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I've been with my GF 6 years almost, she loves games like skyrim where she can give input and get in on the action. I like the fact she gets into it as we could be sitting in out living room and shes like "Let's play skyrim!" gets all excited. Only draw back is its on console, though worth it that she can be in on it.
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My GF has a crazy obsession with RE5. We've completed the game about 5 times since we picked it up a few months ago.
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because you aren't playing with her.
Video gaming is just another platform for social interaction and the benefits that stems from social interaction with other people.
Played Mario Kart today on the Wii with my lil bro and his friend...twas awesome.

Corrected...

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Now that's called gaming addiction and like any other addiction, causes the same problems and isn't healthy nor is the addiction representative of all of the demographic.
The study doesn't surprise me at all. The 'hardcore gamers' who build rigs and are into blockbuster title (FPS) games are in the minority.
Yes, most of OCN's demographic is in the minority of video gamers.
The majority by far are 'casual' and 'social' gamers, who are usually into games that are socially based or heavily promote social interaction between players as a core element of it's gameplay, like MMORPGs and Facebook games.
This also a reason why the Wii outsells the 'hardcore gamer' consoles like the PS3 and XBOX360.

Gotta love the Wii. smile.gif
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I've been with my GF 6 years almost, she loves games like skyrim where she can give input and get in on the action. I like the fact she gets into it as we could be sitting in out living room and shes like "Let's play skyrim!" gets all excited. Only draw back is its on console, though worth it that she can be in on it.


Yeah you have it good, a couple that share an interest in singleplayer or RPG games have it the best since it's like watching a movie together

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post #18 of 18
Anyone else read this

"76% reported that gaming was actually good for their marriage. "

And think, Maybe if when not gaming your beat the crud out of eachother lol

I fyour Married to Archie Bunker it may be worth your while to get him into Gaming.


My Wife and I both game, she plays WoW when im at work, and i Play SWTOR when Im not at work hehe.

Works well for us =)
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