Post # 1
My FI just got GTA V (Grand Theft Auto Five). It’s supposed to be this amazing game that’s cost more than every movie ever made and blah blah and it’s the most anticipated game of the year and blah blah blah..
He got it today, and starts playing it, so I go on my laptop. He looks over at me and says “arent you guna watch?”
Um. No. Why would I want to watch you play a video game? He said “you might like it! plus you can play.”
I like video games, but I hate GTA…it’s boring.
so i go to watch a movie on my laptop on Netflix and he goes “you don’t want to spend time together?”
HOW IS WATCHING YOU PLAYING A VIDEO GAME, SPENDING TIME TOGETHER?? Yeah. No thanks.
So that was my night. And will be my night until he gets bored of this damn game… and we only have 1 TV.
Post # 3
I agree – super boring! How about planning a night out with friends, since he will be otherwise engaged. If he;s doing his thing, you should have fun doing your thing!
Post # 4
Ah yes that game, FI got me to go get it for him when it came out yesterday, because he had work all day, and didn’t want to wait until the weekend to get it. Luckily there are two TVs at his house. but he usually plays for an hour when his mum is watching the other TV so I usually read or play on the computer. It does get to me sometimes though, because he plays it EVERY time I come over. And him playing the game cuts in to our time together. Now with the new game I have a feeling it will cut even more into our time.
I agree with PP, plan time with your friends, find other things you love doing, and make sure he spends lots of time with you too, not just playing video games the whole time you are at home together.
ETA: I can’t watch those games being played or play them myself for more than 20 minutes or so, as I get motion sickness from them.
Post # 5
That is my life, except the wanting you to watch him play part. DB is more than happy to ignore me completely for hours on end to play whatever game suits him at the time. It’s kind of funny watching him though because he gets all pissed and yells at the screen. HAHA.
We’ve had to come to an agreement about how often he plays so there are days that are “mine” that he doesn’t play and we spend time together and there are days that are “his” where he can play as much as he wants.
That will all change here in about 6 1/2 months though when I give birth, LOL!
Post # 6
@AquaGrey8962: I used to watch my big brother play the Final Fantasy games as a kid. Why? It was a good, exciting storyline. I really did enjoy watching it, like a prolonged tv show. There are several games I think could be fun to watch. Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, that sort of thing.
But Grand Theft Auto? Come on. Those are not fun games to watch someone play. Plus with all the whore-punching and such, I just dislike that particular series on principle.
Post # 7
@AquaGrey8962: I love GTA. And heaps of other games as well, but back on topic… We arranged to get a copy as soon as it came out on PS3. He’ll be getting a PS4 soon but that means we’ll be able to play online together if I play off the PS3 (whoo!) 🙂
I enjoy watching him play games almost as much as I enjoy playing with him – mostly because he keeps things interesting and he lasts longer than I do (I tend to be a chicken around the cops but when I do decide to do something crazy I usually get killed within 5 minutes). He is always, always sweet enough to ask me if I want a turn; sometimes I do but sometimes I’m just happy to watch. Can’t explain it really.
I am also a uni student so most of the time it’s him playing games when he’s at home on his off week and me studying, but he actually prefers playing games with me than playing alone. I guess our interest in video games is just more similar than you and your fiance’s.
Post # 8
Can’t sympathize! Watching him game is a big part of our time together. GTA isn’t usually the kind of game we play though. I’d still watch, however. I think it would be fun. Not as fun as an RPG though.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
I actually really like watching people play games 🙂 I get to enjoy it without the stress of actually playing lol. But generally I’ll be doing something else, like you wanted to do and what you describe I’d count as “spending time time together”, especially since if he’s on the xbox/ps3 I’ll cuddle into him.
That said, my bf recently got into mmos and that just sucks. Since the new final fantasy online game came out he has spent every damn minute that he’s not working or sleeping hunched in the corner of the room with headphones on talking to his guild mates. I *can* Still sit next to him but the chair hurts my back and I can’t even talk to him because he either doesn’t hear or talks over me without realising, or is too distracted to properly reply. Can you tell I really hate mmos?
He’s said he’ll be cutting back some when he gets this piece of armour next week so we’ll see. But yeah, I’d be so grateful if BF were playing a game from the sofa XD
Post # 10
@AquaGrey8962: oh my god, same here. My FI left work EARLY just to pick up the game and go home and play and he’s been on it pretty much constantly – and we only have one TV too… SMH.
He kept counting down to this game, he was like ‘oooh 10 more days to GTA V comes out!’ and I was like ‘and how many days til the wedding honey??’ and he didn’t know *forehead desk*
Post # 11
@amyinbrisbane: haha yeah FI and several of his friends were counting down, days, weeks, months in advance!
Post # 12
Urgh THAT game. my fi had it on preorder for months. This is one situation im glad were long distance for lol. I remember when the last call of duty (or the one before the last?) came out and i was home. I couldnt watch tv with him for weeks because if he was home, the game was on lol. i suppose its a somewhat healthier obsession compared to drugs, gambling, stippers, alcohol etc… So i dont complain (too much 😉 )
Post # 13
I enjoy watching people play video games… for like 10 minutes. Sometimes more if it’s something really visually interesting that I don’t intend to play. But not indefinately! When FI is playing games I just do my own thing on my laptop and look up when things get exciting. FI just got skyrim for his laptop (new laptop can actually run it now) and won’t even stop to play league of legends with me, haha. Just wait it out till the new-game obessesive phase wears off, I suppose.
Post # 14
My ex was super into Halo and always wanted me to watch him play. That shit got old real fast. Thank god my FI has absolutely no desire to play video games! The only ones I could ever see him playing are Mario Kart and 007 on Nintendo 64…which we don’t own, so that’s not an issue. Even if we did, I would be more than happy to play along on those games.
Post # 15
I made the mistake of buying my SO Call of Duty: MW3 for Christmas last year. He would play and I would lay on the couch and read. We still had “our” time together and we bought got to do something we enjoyed.
Post # 16
I feel your pain. I’ve watched FI play loads of games. Fortunately the last few he’s played, he actually let me pick out the games so I can actually enjoy watching. But if he knows I’m not interested in the game, he’s more than happy to let me sit and read or go on my laptop.