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Can gaming and marriage mix?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Found this article quite interesting.http://tech.uk.msn.com/gaming/article.aspx?cp-documentid=8525387

    Just to add I am not getting hitched.
     
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  2. dales

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    Interesting article, I used to game quite alot along with playing in bands, now my better half and I have been going out for 10 years and we have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and another one on the way, gaming has fallen by the wayside. Because quite frankly I prefer to spend my free time with my family, gaming was enjoyable while it lasted but now I've something far better to fill my days with!


    That and studying of course!
     
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    10000000000000000000000000000% correct!!!!!
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I havent got any kids.......I hope, so I can carry on gaming heh heh.
     
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    Not if she doesn't game.
     
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    We dont have kids yet, I'm sure that will change a few habits
    but just getting married shouldn't change much, as long as your with the right woman! :)
    got mine hooked on games before we got married, her faves are wow and dawn of war, but I have her playing UT3, BF2142 and plenty of others!
     
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    Ah Pheonix, whilst a god amongst us techies, you appear to be a little green in the ways of family life. Once you have kids you wont want to waste time doing other things and if you still after that had inclings of socialising or playing games you wont have time too! Also other halves also seem to have lots of stuff that you need to do after little un's have gone to bed.

    Or maybe im just under the thumb!:cracking
     
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    I'm pretty sure everyones priorities change when they have a little one depending on them, but until that time I think I will stick to the couples gaming :)

    Although I did just pick up Mass Effect at the weekend and it has no MP :)
     
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    LOl, is so true. And the best of it is, they try an make you think that they have already told you about it :P
     
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    Hmm, it's more like that you don't have the time anymore, not a case of want at all.:cry:
     
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    I find i can still play games as long as she is in a good mood if the kids have'nt upset her or if she is in the middle of the house work as long as I help and wait for the all clear its fine but it has to be games that can end quickley forget playing c&c and 18 hole golf games when you get that look and interuption in mid game its time to call it a day.

    I encourage her to go out and visit friends then ill get time for C&C but beware thay catch on quickley always be one step ahead.:rolleyes:
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Solution: game with your kids. 8)

    Hey, I'm just sayin'... it's working for me. :biggrin
     
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    Yes I like encouraging the other half to go out as well, once litte 'uns are in bed I settle down on the sofa with a dvd and a few bottles of my favorite beer or spirits, ahhhh blisssss:thumbleft
     
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    It can work and does for me, I game after the kids are in bed and the wife's hobby is outdoors (Horse) so she goes out when I get in, kids are in bed and I get to play on the PC while she's out riding.
     
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    My dream girl would play pro evo soccer :biggrin
     
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    Yes they can. My wife does it all the time.
     
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    I am single and have been for 3yrs...enough said :biggrin
     
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    I have been single for 6, happy gaming for me :)
     
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    Wow, you were married for your other 25 years? :ohmy Amazing! :biggrin
     
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    Yes it can as long as I am winning! :biggrin I want Wii!!!!!!!!!!! Joe and I don't play as much as we used to hardly ever really. He can play all he wants I really don't care. He works hard plus if I am not in the mood I just surf. I rather him play games then watch all those freaking old movies! :blink I hate clint eastwood.
     
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