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  • azrael37 - December 26, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    i got lucky here i met my wife freshman year of collage at funco land
  • jackthemenace - December 22, 2012 3:17 a.m.

    Even if they were snobby and hipsterish, if I could find a girl that was that into Indie Games, I'd marry them in an instant. For a start, it's make ME feel less like a gaming hipster.
  • TanookiMan - December 21, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    My girlfriend and I first got to know each other playing Portal 2 together... after we started dating she confessed to me that she hates video games and was just playing Portal because she knew I liked it! She does seem to like point and click puzzle games, I was thinking about playing Professor Layton with her. Any other suggestions?
  • dcobs123 - January 3, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Machinarium.
  • Darkhawk - December 20, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn. Full-stop.
  • avantguardian - December 20, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    the trick , for me, has been co-op. but there is one important caveat: do NOT treat them as inferior (even if they're terrible, keep it light, and don't make fun of them), and do NOT say "just let me do it". also, hold off on fps for a while. motion sickness and such. the most off-putting thing about modern games seems to be the ridiculous amount of initial information you must learn to just play the game correctly. a lot of people don't have the patience for this, so games like pacman dx with a simple but addictive premise can help pave the way. personally, i've found my lady friends to be quite hardcore, once they've taken the plunge. i had one girl play ff12 for 150+ hrs, then she stepped up to beat ninja gaiden 2 and bayonetta. i had another force herself to quit, because she couldn't get out of the loop of game/smoke weed/game/smoke weed. i was like, 'what's the problem?'. i believe the game was yanya caballista.
  • Boonehams - December 20, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    I would agree with the co-op part. Mario Kart: Double Dash's co-op is pretty good at bringing n00bs into the fold--believe me. You drive and your significant other handles weapons. All of their buttons use the pick-up items, except the L and R buttons which send attacks on the left and right side, respectively. After a race or two, they'll have an understanding of what items should be used when and have the timing of punching other racers in the face. Then next step into bringing them further in is to explain drifting and how you need their help to get drift boosts (the driver activates the drift while the attacker rocks back and forth to build up the boost). Soon you'll be working as a team kicking Donkey Kong in the face and boosting through straightaways and it'll bring you closer together.
  • WooddieBone - December 20, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    Or just show her Assassin's Creed and proudly watch her fall in love with the protagonist until you see that she actually FELL IN LOVE with the protagonist and your Xbox. Then you just want her to stop. Chicks love Assassni's Creed.
  • burnsideking24 - December 19, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    Honestly, I've given up on trying to get my girlfriend into gaming.
  • Braken67 - December 19, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    I got my mom into playing angry birds and other games on her cell phone and she's 46. I don't care if she plays AAA games or casual games, if she's playing something I'm happy. btw she got my dad into it too, they love competing with each other and I guess it got them to closer to each other, closer than before which is nice.
  • Krazee - December 19, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    But, whats wrong with indie hipsters? I would agree that sometimes indie games are better than AAA titles.
  • BladedFalcon - December 19, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Because hipsters, no matter the kinda, are annoying douchebags? Arguing that an Indie game is better than a AAA game is totally valid as long as you are arguing for the actual quality of the experience, and not just because it's an "Indie" or "niche" title alone.
  • RedHarlow - December 19, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    My dad had played the original Doom when it was first released, and a while back I told him I was playing Doom 3. Then he told me he wanted to play it (probably thinking it was pretty much the same thing). I don't think he got passed the first hour. At one point he called me in for help, and he was stuck against a wall and couldn't figure out how to get away from it.
  • ventanger - December 19, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    A friends wife is totally a hardcore Rifts player. She says she loves the social aspect of it, accomplishing a goal with other people, showing gratitude for a good job and being part of a team. I'm sure she also enjoys the epic lewt and slaying dragons, but it's more about the community. Different people like games for different reasons.

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