Friday, March 25, 2016
Video Games (SOL16 #25)
I've never been much into video games. I try, but I'm really just not that strategic and competitive. For my husband's birthday I bought him a fancy game system with Star Wars Battlefront. I thought he'd play it in his spare time (specifically when I'm not around) and eventually it would get old. Well one month in, it hasn't gotten old.
In fact, never did I imagine that this crazy game would become such a presence in our home. Since it's a fancy pants game system he is able to play online. My brother-in-law, who also has the game, encouraged Phil to start playing with him online. That was a game changer. (A little pun intended) Now they hang out "virtually" while gaming. They talk to each other through headsets and team up to take on the Imperials. While kind of cute, it's become quite a serious thing. Hours go by before they sign off, ready to take on the next round of Imperials the following day. Now, these are grown men and I do know that the video game has not taken over their lives, but I wonder how much longer we will be continuing the daily battles. Fingers crossed it will dissipate soon because I am learning entirely too much about Star Wars.