How to get my girlfriend into gaming?

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  • Rens11 11 Jan 2012 20:58:35 1,452 posts
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    As most members of this website I'm big into gaming, however the girlfriend is not keen on this and moans whenever I start talking about games :( With even grannies and grandads having a whale of a time on the wii (or so the adverts have led me to believe) there must be a way to make her start to enjoy games as with the wide range of consoles and such their must be some avenue I can lure her in with

    any ideas?

    Dont kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, hed eat you and everyone you care about!

  • prawnking1980 11 Jan 2012 21:03:15 4,941 posts
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    a lasso.
  • Derblington 11 Jan 2012 21:05:42 22,103 posts
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    Start simple - tetris or zookeeper.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2012 21:13:06
    Why do you want to do this?
  • richardiox 11 Jan 2012 21:14:06 5,709 posts
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    Get her to watch you playing LA Noire and involve her in helping with the interrogation scenes. My mrs loved it and ended up playing the last two thirds for me. Only 'full sized' game I've got her into.
  • Pinky_Floyd 11 Jan 2012 21:15:32 8,255 posts
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    Start her off on Hide The Sausage.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2012 21:17:33
    Don't bother. Just accept you are different.*


    *best advice you'll receive.
  • henro_ben 11 Jan 2012 21:18:09 2,231 posts
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    Are you sure you want a girlfriend who games?

    I made the mistake of loading up Mass Effect 2 for my gf over Christmas as I thought she might like it... nine hours later she was still playing the damn thing!

    Having a girlfriend who games sounds great until she's hogging your console...
  • L_Franko Moderator 11 Jan 2012 21:18:11 9,697 posts
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    Think of something you have no interest in what so ever. Then think of someone nagging the hell out of you to do it. You'll start getting rather pissed off, wont you?
  • Deleted user 11 January 2012 21:19:01
    FHUTA
  • chopsen 11 Jan 2012 21:20:48 16,202 posts
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    You're not going to, if she's not going to herself.

    You know those posts you see here which go "ffs, my girlfriend makes me sit down and watch X Factor with her, and has a strop if I don't so I have to sit there, please kill me now."

    That's you, but the other way round.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2012 21:22:46
    L_Franko wrote:
    Think of something you have no interest in what so ever. Then think of someone nagging the hell out of you to do it. You'll start getting rather pissed off, wont you?
    This. Well put.
  • Youthist 11 Jan 2012 21:23:12 10,054 posts
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    This has never been discussed before.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • Dougs 11 Jan 2012 21:23:21 69,037 posts
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    Greggywocky... wrote:
    Don't bother. Just accept you are different.*


    *best advice you'll receive.
    Indeed.
  • Nanocrystal 11 Jan 2012 21:27:16 1,095 posts
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    My wife loved Peggle and PvZ, but when I tried to get her to play the Portal 2 co-op with me it was like trying to explain quantum mechanics to a goose.
  • Deckard1 11 Jan 2012 21:44:38 29,138 posts
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    This worked for me - wait until she's asleep and wrap her up in cling film. Be careful not to wake her but ensure the cling film is wrapped tightly enough as to not allow her to move when she does wake. Now inject her with heroin. Now the next bit can be a little tricky but it'll be worth it in the long run. First of all you need to dress up in red dungarees, a little red hat, and grow a mustache. Next you staple her eyelids open, and for the next 3 hours dance around her silently. Don't say a word. As the 3rd hour approaches take off your pants and get an erection. Maintain the silent dancing. On the stroke of the 3rd hour shit heavily on her chest.


    If that doesn't work you're fucked.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • Rusty_M 11 Jan 2012 22:11:38 4,864 posts
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    Little Big Planet!

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.
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  • bantamenace 11 Jan 2012 22:39:00 73 posts
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    Deckard1 has got to be a Leeds fan
  • Dr_Wookiee 11 Jan 2012 22:39:45 110 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    My wife loved Peggle and PvZ, but when I tried to get her to play the Portal 2 co-op with me it was like trying to explain quantum mechanics to a goose.
    exactly the same for me! Blank looks ... Confused glances ... No point
  • trip919 11 Jan 2012 22:40:12 2,274 posts
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    *if* she wants to try out a game *without* you *nagging* her into it then I'd suggest something bright and immediately accessible and more importantly fun from the get go. Mario Kart basically.
  • CharlieStCloud 11 Jan 2012 22:47:13 5,355 posts
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    I hear the Move controller is quite a hit with the ladies...
  • roz123 11 Jan 2012 23:03:02 7,113 posts
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    Music and rhythm games are a good starting point
  • THFourteen 11 Jan 2012 23:10:06 34,209 posts
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    Send her over to my place for a week
  • puddleduck 11 Jan 2012 23:17:16 1,854 posts
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    My girlfriend is from the same cloth of not understanding the joys of games. However, she's insanely competitive and hates being rubbish at something. So on the few occassions I've tried it's always ended really badly.

    First there was the Blue Toad Murder Files as I got them free with Ps+. She did actually enjoy those. Mario Kart was a no go because she wouldn't accept the fact she was losing. Tried Gt5 with a wheel, told her she could pretend to drive a fast car. That turned out to be one of the more bizarre hours of my life. Me and my mates have a Top Gear style leaderboard for taking the Go-Kart around Autumn Ring Mini. We'd all just sit around doing a few laps each trying to beat the ghost. Well, she refused the ghost, wouldn't listen to anything about where to brake, or advice on lines to take. Why? Well apparently that would be cheating. So I had to sit in silence while she swore at the game for being nothing like driving, while having a go at me for encouraging her to play it because "I know how competitive she is!"

    We've not tried again since.

    My solution... I bought a laptop. The Tv (and with it the underused PS3) are hers now :(
  • repairmanjack 11 Jan 2012 23:33:44 6,071 posts
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    My girlfriend has expressed an interest in "seeing what its all about". So far, we've looked at Scene It which she's vowed never to play again as I'm an irritating film nerd. Although she did spend nearly an hour creating her avatar and putting together an outfit. :)

    She's curious about Limbo, and has heard a lot from "office people" about the Fable games.

    Won't be playing the early CoDs, seeing as she's German...
  • MrSensible 11 Jan 2012 23:36:14 25,293 posts
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    Scene It is about as far as we go, she loves that. We do venture on Xbox versions of board games and whatnot, such as Trivial Pursuit. The only other things that she gives a shit about are point and click games (Sam & Max, Monkey Island, etc) and Rock Band.
  • evilashchris 12 Jan 2012 00:41:25 7,112 posts
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    play res and shove the extra controller up her cloot.

    Edited by evilashchris at 00:41:38 12-01-2012

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  • Deleted user 12 January 2012 00:57:38
    evilashchris wrote:
    play res and shove the extra controller up her cloot.
    Didn't take long.
  • neilka 12 Jan 2012 01:09:25 16,450 posts
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    Clockwork Orange eye restraints and a 1-minute loop of a space marine walking down a grey-brown corridor.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

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