My wife played Halo with me. And she liked it!

My wife saw me playing Halo and decided that she wanted to try her hand at it. I laughed, not because she wanted to play but because the last time she tried a first-person shooter (Modern Warfare 2), it didn't go over too well. She could not get the dual-control sticks down. We spend hours on the training mission teaching her how to coordinate her thumbs. So hearing that she wanted to try this, I was very amused.

After asking me what all the controls were, I decided to take her to Firefight on the newest Installation 04 but on Gruntpocalypse. It's pretty darn predictable and pretty much all points of the map can be seen from the middle of the map. Of course, she spent most of her time on the ground. She actually started out okay nailing a few headshots and even managing a double kill. She's only used to the 2D Sonic era so I think the freedom threw her off and she ended walking off the end of a cliff giving her the only death she had in her first match. She actually did okay. We played about 4 or 5 matches with me basically letting her get all the kills and if she was dire danger, I'd go in and kill some Grunts.

She was getting to a point where I didn't totally need to baby her anymore and she asked me to play like I normally do. I told her I'd get most of the kills cause it's on easy. She didn't care so we played. She actually got 54 kills and 2 deaths which was really good for her considering I was slaying everything else on the map. We tried one more and she got 52 kills and 0 deaths! Then we played one more on infinite rounds and 4 lives and she never died after 5 rounds! I actually died 3 times from random Grunt explosions and a Banshee blowing up on me. She 240 kills. I had 768. But she never died which I think was excellent.

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

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Posted by sirkibble23

My wife saw me playing Halo and decided that she wanted to try her hand at it. I laughed, not because she wanted to play but because the last time she tried a first-person shooter (Modern Warfare 2), it didn't go over too well. She could not get the dual-control sticks down. We spend hours on the training mission teaching her how to coordinate her thumbs. So hearing that she wanted to try this, I was very amused.

After asking me what all the controls were, I decided to take her to Firefight on the newest Installation 04 but on Gruntpocalypse. It's pretty darn predictable and pretty much all points of the map can be seen from the middle of the map. Of course, she spent most of her time on the ground. She actually started out okay nailing a few headshots and even managing a double kill. She's only used to the 2D Sonic era so I think the freedom threw her off and she ended walking off the end of a cliff giving her the only death she had in her first match. She actually did okay. We played about 4 or 5 matches with me basically letting her get all the kills and if she was dire danger, I'd go in and kill some Grunts.

She was getting to a point where I didn't totally need to baby her anymore and she asked me to play like I normally do. I told her I'd get most of the kills cause it's on easy. She didn't care so we played. She actually got 54 kills and 2 deaths which was really good for her considering I was slaying everything else on the map. We tried one more and she got 52 kills and 0 deaths! Then we played one more on infinite rounds and 4 lives and she never died after 5 rounds! I actually died 3 times from random Grunt explosions and a Banshee blowing up on me. She 240 kills. I had 768. But she never died which I think was excellent.

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

Posted by sungahymn

You've exposed your wife to the illness that is video games. Congratulations.

In all seriousness though, er... congratulations.

Posted by Marz

Now she can call you Master Chief and you can call her Cortana while having sex.

Edited by RobertOrri

When you say "Halo", you mean... the video game right?

@sirkibble23 said:

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

Oh my.

Posted by BaconGames

@RobertOrri said:

@sirkibble23 said:

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

Oh my.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

In all seriousness this is the type of shit that makes a video game playin' guy like myself happy and hopeful. This gaming world could do with more moments like this where people come together because of video games, especially when the gender lines predict them to be a divider. Good for you and good for her. Video games!

Posted by Nowayman

Ah ! Lucky guys ! The only games that my wife was interested about was a Tetris-like named "Columns !" XD Congrats !

Posted by TheDudeOfGaming

If you ever get divorced, give her my number >:D

Posted by coakroach

@sirkibble23 said:

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

Posted by sirkibble23

@Marz said:

Now she can call you Master Chief and you can call her Cortana while having sex.

Good point.

@RobertOrri said:

When you say "Halo", you mean... the video game right?

@sirkibble23 said:

She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.

Oh my.

I guess I walked into that one.

@Nowayman said:

Ah ! Lucky guys ! The only games that my wife was interested about was a Tetris-like named "Columns !" XD Congrats !

We actually play Columns a lot and Sonic 1, 2 and 3 quite a bit. But she's into Halo a little bit now. lol

Edited by Baal_Sagoth

Great work dude! At least your "wife" isn't real, that's what I hope.

Edited by bombHills

That's awesome! My wife too struggles with dual analog shooters, so she will try, get frustrated and quit. I have never seen her try for more than 20 min or so. Last game was Left for Dead. You have inspired me to give it another go...

Posted by MikeGosot

I'm teaching my girlfriend how to play Saints Row: The Third. She doesn't aim very well, so she uses shotgun a lot. And when she gets pissed she starts to kick people's genital triangle and running over the police. So, i guess she's doing it all right. 
Also, she made a fat-black-chinese-man with green eyes with a zombie voice. Because, in her own words, she wanted "to play this game in the most videogame way possible".

Posted by Neferon

Yeah.... I'm not believing any of it. ;)

Posted by Pop

I had to click the blog and post because it reminded me of a Katy Perry song :D.

Posted by sirkibble23

@bombHills said:

That's awesome! My wife too struggles with dual analog shooters, so she will try, get frustrated and quit. I have never seen her try for more than 20 min or so. Last game was Left for Dead. You have inspired me to give it another go...

Keep trying if she's willing. We've all gotten frustrated at video games in some form or fashion. XD

@MikeGosot said:

I'm teaching my girlfriend how to play Saints Row: The Third. She doesn't aim very well, so she uses shotgun a lot. And when she gets pissed she starts to kick people's genital triangle and running over the police. So, i guess she's doing it all right. Also, she made a fat-black-chinese-man with green eyes with a zombie voice. Because, in her own words, she wanted "to play this game in the most videogame way possible".

That's fricken awesome.@Neferon said:

Yeah.... I'm not believing any of it. ;)

You need a picture? lol

@Pop said:

I had to click the blog and post because it reminded me of a Katy Perry song :D.

Oh lord. What song? I need to know so I don't make the same mistake. :D

Posted by deathstriker666

@Marz said:

Now she can call you Master Chief and you can call her Bitch while having sex.
Posted by iam3green

can i post sexist jokes?   the tv and xbox 360 better have been in the kitchen...
 
seriously though, good for you. i hope that she ends up enjoying her video games. maybe she will be good like you.

Posted by Neferon

@sirkibble23 said:

@Neferon said:

Yeah.... I'm not believing any of it. ;)

You need a picture? lol

Hahaha, yes... yes I do!