So... my wife likes Mass Effect - stealing 360

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#1 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -

My wife beat Mass Effect 2 yesterday - including all the DLC (before me, might I add). She's been playing through ME1 & ME2 for the past 4 months. Today, she immediately started playing Mass Effect 1 again. I've been working her into games since we started dating about 4 years ago. My plan has finally come to fruition, and it has backfired. She is now playing the 360 and I'm sitting here at my computer. What have I done?
 
So, Giantbomb, how about your significant others? Anyone else out there getting their 360's stolen?

#2 Posted by Gill (134 posts) -

Not a 360, but I got my DS Lite stolen. Then it broke. And then I got my DSi stolen. Regardless, job well done.

#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7563 posts) -

Nope. I'm the only "gamer" in my house :)

#4 Posted by buzz_clik (6989 posts) -

I did when Fable II came out, because my lass was mad into that game. I didn't mind so much because it was fun watching what she did. She's into the idea of the Fable III, too, so I'm assuming the 360 will be hers when the game is released.

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#5 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Well, that certainly backfired. Never really expected that someone else would hog your console like that.

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -

You should buy her a 360 as a gift for Christmas.

#7 Posted by ThePencil (390 posts) -

Duct tape barbed wire to the controller and invest in a taser; i find thats the best way to deal with other people wanting to play my consoles (significant others, kids, mom, even the cat. It works on everyone)

#8 Posted by sagesebas (2004 posts) -
@Genjai: Be careful what you wish for, but that's cool anyways, try and play co-op or multiplayer with her that'd be idle, also from what I've heard Heavy Rain can be fun with another person watching. That is if you have a ps3
#9 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5841 posts) -

I'm pretty much the only person who plays games in my house. Although I remember my parents really liking Keen, which is pretty cool. I think my mom might have been better at it than I ever was.

#10 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@buzz_clik: Yeah, she loved Fable II. I pre-ordered Fable III for her birthday - Shh! Don't tell ;^)
 
@Meteora: I never thought that would happen either... I bought her a DS a couple years ago, but she's taken more to big cinematic storylines.
 
@JJOR64: You know... I've thought about buying her a 360 for Christmas... It's tempting, but we really don't have the money. hehe, never thought that would happen, either :^)
#11 Posted by clarke0 (1077 posts) -

Well since your sitting at the computer... you should play computer games :)

#12 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Start playing pc games.

#13 Posted by HS21 (2682 posts) -

If she does something you don't like, just raise your right hand over and behind your shoulder and look at your open palm, then her, then your open palm, then her.

#14 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

Yeah, probably buy another 360 and such, or just switch to the PC side of the spectrum... 
We want you over here...

#15 Edited by MartinDN (127 posts) -

Im the only one who plays in my house, but i got my ds stolen by my mum recently (Interestly to play dragon quest IX) which i wasnt too excited about tbh, whats the most frustrating about your family trying to play your games is that THEY ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP TO PLAY IT. ugh...

#16 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

My gf loves her some Portal and BioShock. But she only plays for short periods of time, so I'm good.

#17 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I would tell you to marry her, but it looks like you've already done that. Either way, this isn't a bad thing, just try to find some games both of you enjoy playing together.

#18 Edited by Aarduil (45 posts) -
@Genjai:

My girlfriend regularly occupies my PC to play her female Shepard. She has a weaker PC she finished ME1 on, but ME2 is beyond the poor machine's league.

It's okay though. I also find her hatred for Asari (and love of Krogan) very amusing.

#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10072 posts) -

This is where you convince her that you need two televisions and two 360s.

#20 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Does she play renegade or paragon?

#21 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

Shit happens, i`m not the only person who play`s video games in my house, my sister does, but not that much, her boyfriend does every once and a while.

#22 Posted by Teaspoon83 (629 posts) -

I too lost the 360 when Fable II came out and will lose it again when III arrives this October. I've joked about getting another TV and 360 but really, if it takes a while and I go through my PC games, I'm grabbing another TV and 360.

#23 Posted by Furyjoell (260 posts) -

My consoles get hijacked from time to time. But she never plays for very long so it's cool with me.

#24 Posted by Unchained (1081 posts) -
 OP, you did a good thing getting your girl hooked on games. Kudos!  
 
If it's really bugging you, talk to her about sharing some 360 time.  Like the other posters' girlfriend, my wife was hooked on Fable II and no doubt I'll have to share the 360 for Fable III. It's really great being hooked up with a girl who is also a gamer.@Aarduil
said:
" @Genjai:

My girlfriend regularly occupies my PC to play her female Shepard. She has a weaker PC she finished ME1 on, but ME2 is beyond the poor machine's league.

It's okay though. I also find her hatred for Asari (and love of Krogan) very amusing.

"
My wife is the exact same way haha. Btw, your avatar is awesome. Pathfinder RPG is so goddamn great. 
#25 Posted by killer_meatballs (478 posts) -

That's funny.  My wife gets motion sickness just watching me play games, so my consoles are safe. 
But...she's addicted to Angry Birds, so she's taken over my iPhone.

#26 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero:  Yeah, I'm so lucky to have her! And, we'll split the time somehow. Also, we play lots of Rockband together, but I'm going to try get Borderlands soon. It looks like it has couch co-op, so that might work.
 
@Aarduil: Yeah, it's been really enjoyable watching my wife react to the ME characters. She fell for the Drell in ME2, kinda surprising to me, but I think it was Kat Bailey who mentioned on a podcast several months ago that he was the best choice for female Shepards, too.
 
 @JoyfullOFrockets: She played strict Paragon the first time - more to keep with the character she was going for. She just started her Renegade playthrough of ME1, and she told me she's had difficulty with some of it. Other times, she really enjoys beating people up :^)
#27 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -

pics

#28 Posted by killer_meatballs (478 posts) -
@hedfone said:
" pics "
should have seen that coming!
#29 Posted by RaceKickfist (218 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" I did when Fable II came out, because my lass was mad into that game. I didn't mind so much because it was fun watching what she did. She's into the idea of the Fable III, too, so I'm assuming the 360 will be hers when the game is released. "
this. oh, Dear Heavenly Father, this
 
when Fable 3 drops i'm going to time that purchase with something for myself for the PC. something that will take a lot of time. possibly new vegas. because even the puppy dog face/foot rub combo wont get that 360 back in October.
#30 Edited by Aarduil (45 posts) -
@Genjai said:

" She fell for the Drell in ME2, kinda surprising to me, but I think it was Kat Bailey who mentioned on a podcast several months ago that he was the best choice for female Shepards, too. 

So did my girlfriend, I guess he's a really popular guy
#31 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

I dated a girl that played video games. However, we never actually did play video games together, unfortunately.

#32 Posted by bulletzing (68 posts) -

Dude, that is hot! A chick playing Mass Effect is very attractive! :)

#33 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

My last girlfriend actually enjoyed watching me play 360, but hated actually playing it. The one before that hated watching but instead would rip the controller out of my hand so she could play. Which do you think I liked better?

#34 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

You know she's a keeper when she plays Mass Effect.

#35 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5276 posts) -

That's cool and stuff. Thankfully my lady is not that into games (even though I try), and the most she will use the 360 for is Rockband which we play religiously which I am always down to play.
 
Now when I want to shoot dudes in the face and my 360 is being used for something else (netflix etc.) I still have my trusty PC to fall back on to satiate my lust for blood.
 

#36 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

I had a boyfriend addicted to WoW, he didn't steal my pc to play it but he wouldn't shut up about it either. 
 
Granted tho, the Dragon Age/Mass Effect series are a hit with the ladies, some of my girlfriends went so far to buy an xbox to play Dragon Age...>.>

#37 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@sagesebas said:
"also from what I've heard Heavy Rain can be fun with another person watching. That is if you have a ps3 "
It is. Like, very much so.
#38 Posted by Bernoulli (157 posts) -

My wife hates my games. Occasionally I can get her to play games where you shoot zombies in co-op, l4d and COD-WAW's zombie mode. I think she likes/hates zombies or something. Other than that she used to wanna co-op New Super Mario Bros wii, but we got all the stars and I don't want to play that anymore. 

#39 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@RaceKickfist said:
" @buzz_clik said:
" I did when Fable II came out, because my lass was mad into that game. I didn't mind so much because it was fun watching what she did. She's into the idea of the Fable III, too, so I'm assuming the 360 will be hers when the game is released. "
this. oh, Dear Heavenly Father, this.  when Fable 3 drops i'm going to time that purchase with something for myself for the PC. something that will take a lot of time. possibly new vegas. because even the puppy dog face/foot rub combo wont get that 360 back in October. "
Haha, it's so true! I have about a 38% success rate with the puppy dog face/foot rub combo.
 
@Aarduil said:
" @Genjai said:

" She fell for the Drell in ME2, kinda surprising to me, but I think it was Kat Bailey who mentioned on a podcast several months ago that he was the best choice for female Shepards, too. 

So did my girlfriend, I guess he's a really popular guy "

I'll be really interested to see what ME3's choices will be for both Male & Female Shepards.
 
@PrivateIronTFU: The first girl? Maybe? Hard to say; it would get annoying if my wife ripped the controller from my hands.
 
@Axxol: She certainly is! :^D
 
@TaliciaDragonsong: Wow, that's surprising and awesome! On the other hand, ME & DA:O are totally worth buying a console to play.
 
@Bernoulli: My wife is scared of zombies, otherwise, she would probably kill zombies with me, too. A couple we know plays a lot of L4D as well - I think there's something to this female-killing-zombies thing.
#40 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Genjai: 
Yup, Mass Effect was the first game that made a voice in my head say: This is next gen.^^
#41 Posted by Sparklykiss (1982 posts) -

Borderlandds is quite possibly one of the best couple games. The split screen is a little weird when you use the menus, though. But I think that'd be a great choice for the both of you. She'd probably really like Fallout as well. 
 
Deathspank is fun for couch co-op, too. If/When you ever get a PS3, Little Big Planet would be great. But for Fable III? You may need to just stick with that Earthbound you have. It's going to be all you have during the magical Fable month, haha.

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#42 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@Sparklykiss: Good to hear about Borderlands! Looking forward to trying it with her - and Deathspank as well. But, you're right :^( October-November will be Fable month in the Genjai-household.
#43 Posted by HatKing (6023 posts) -

She'll "borrow" my laptop get on my Facebook account and make me look like an ass. hahah....
#44 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -

I always thought it would be fun to do a Mass Effect playthrough where someone just does all the dialog options and decisions while the other person actually plays the game. 
 
Regardless, my family plays games fairly casually, although I'm the only one who ever spends any money on games. So they mooch, but fairly rarely.

#45 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

You could punch her in the ovaries and take the controller back, but in the meantime your friends at Giant Bomb are here to ease your pain!

#46 Posted by tranquilchaos (575 posts) -

My woman has her own damn 360 dammit...

#47 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -
@HatKing: haha, the Facebook steal.
 
@Red: I actually tried playing FFXII with her while we were dating. I played most of the gameplay, and she watched. It was ok, except that she was never over enough to play. Consequently, I never got to finish FFXII even from when it was released.
 
@tranquilchaos: Ugh, I wish I could get her a 360 for herself. Or better yet, upgrade myself to a shiny new 250 GB and let her have the old one. But, that will have to wait another year or so... if ever. Actually, it depends more on how bad this problem gets.
#48 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well good job on that. it is kind of sad that it would happen that you can't play your 360 anymore. get her, her own xbox 360 sometime so you both could play.

#49 Posted by ptc (621 posts) -
@Genjai:
Get her a copy of Alan Wake.  It's the only game this year that my wife has been interested in watching me play.
#50 Posted by RobotHamster (4175 posts) -

Get the PS3 version when it comes out.

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