I like, possibly (probably) even love, video games. It’s been this way ever since I played my uncle’s Nintendo Entertainment System, then his Sega Genesis, then my Nintendo 64, then my PlayStation 2, to my PC desktop, all the way to my current PlayStation 3 and Windows laptop.
Sav, on the other had, does not love video games. She has fond memories of just a few, and loathes a few others. She likes when I play with headphones, especially if I’m killing necromorphs or anything with repetitive gun sounds. She did watch me play Bioshock 2 and thought the story was awesome. And it was. (Bioshock 1 has an even better story.) Dead Space is another great game, great atmosphere, but not the kind of game she’d care to watch.
But recently, I got her to play a simple smash-em-up game called Castle Crashers, and it’s been fun. I also got her to play some LittleBigPlanet, and I should probably get the second one too. The games she’ll play with me may not be my favorites if I’m playing alone, but playing together is tons of fun. Some day, I’ll get her to play Minecraft and Portal 2 too. (And hey, some day, far, far away, maybe someone will play Left 4 Dead (2) with me.) We’re working up to it.
Currently listening to “If This Was a Movie” by Taylor Swift