Post # 1
Is anyone else’s guy addicted to video games? Mine plays video games (mostly just one game actually) for hours each day. I’ve talked to him about it and how it bothers me that he spends so much time playing video games rather than spending time with me. His solution is “sit by me while I play video games.” Anyone else in the same boat? Advice?
Post # 4
Oh yes, Fiance plays video games all the time. If we aren’t watching tv, he’s usually playing games. The latest one is the new Star Wars game. We do play a some together, but it’s only like one game a year. Have you tried playing with him?
Post # 5
my Fiance is but I am too…so I guess we got lucky lol. Everyone’s addicted to something so compared to some other things video games isn’t so bad…but I do understand what you mean. I wish I could give you but advice but it would just be to have a serious talk with him and let him know that you don’t mind if he still plays video games, but that you would like to do more things together as well.
In addition maybe you should try playing them with him once in awhile? Unless he only plays one player games then it wouldn’t really work…
Post # 6
My Fiance is addicted to games. Its only ever one game at a time, but he throws himself entirely into it .Currently he’s on Runescape. He knows how much it bothers me that he spends all his time on it. It’s not like he doesn’t spend time with me. If I ask him if we can do something he’ll drop his game and do it with me, but any free time he’s on the game. But I’ve learned that’s just who he is, and how he is, and as long as he doesn’t ignore me for the game, I’m okay with it
Post # 7
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are both addicted to games in spurts. I got Dragon Age and literally put 30 hours into it in a weekend. He’s been working on Dark Souls and has nearly 50 hours in the month he’s had it. Luckily, we have 2 xbox 360s and 2 HD Tvs so we don’t have to fight ove who gets to play what when!
See if you can get into gaming yourself; there are a lot of genres out there. Try playing a game together (Scene it! is great, especially with the big button controllers), or buy him a game you’d think you’d like to watch. Games with great stories and wonderful graphics, like Uncharted (PS3), Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed, or Castlevania are often times just as fun to play as to watch. Almost like a movie 🙂
Post # 8
Fiance enjoys to play his FFXI. I thought he was addicted when we first got together, but learned that he would much rather spend time with me then to play with a bunch of nerds. 😉
Oh, he’s made me a character on the game as well so we do play together once in awhile.
Post # 9
My Fiance is very into video games. When he moved in, I acquired an XBox, PS3, and a Wii, as well as a new sound system. He does sometimes sink hours upon hours into certain games, but we have it worked out very well, so it doesn’t overload our time together. First of all, it’s his way of unwinding at the end of a long day, and I get that. If he wants to play his game for an hour or two a night, usually he will let me know, so I can do something else, or he will plan to play for long stretches of time when I’m out for the day (I work every other weekend at the library, so those Saturdays are really good for him to sink 5-6 hours of game play in), also he has friends that he plays with, so sometimes he goes to their house to play.
Also, we have found games that I like to play (I really enjoyed watching him play Portal 2, but it was NOT my thing to play), so we’ve played SceneIt, and Guitar Hero, and fun games like that, and we get to do something he likes to do together!
Post # 10
Yep. It was a huge problem between us for a long while. I had to be very direct in telling him that I felt like he cared more about his video games than me, and I needed my love tank filled up. He still plays a lot, but we make sure to have at least one night a week where the computers are off, and we’re focusing on each other. And also, turning his games off at a reasonable hour so we can spend some time together before bed (and also during dinner). I’m lucky that he’s been very receptive.
Post # 11
My hubbys said to me, it could be worse – he could be surfing porn or out trying to pick up chicks. =P
He does play a lot, but he takes breaks to sit with me and watch tv with me. Most the time I dont mind cause I’m kind of busy doing my own thing too, but if it bothers me I’ll just let him know and he’ll stop at “when he gets to a good stopping point”.
@BoiledPNut: My hubby’s playing the Star Wars game too.
Post # 12
Yes my fiance is addicted 2 playing games so much. We did have arguments over it. I was actually mad at myself because I was the one who bought it for him last christmas. But now I think of it as his personal time (everyone needs some) and he could be out doing alot worse (like picking up girls or looking at porn). So now its funny that Ive embraced it. Im actually getting his grooms cake made like an xbox 360 and its funny because we have argued so much over it and to have it included in our wedding… You see the irony, right? I just thought that would be a nice touch that my man would enjoy.
Post # 13
I comend you ladies, I could not deal with it!!