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Re: Do your parents like video games?

Posted: May 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by Rev
My mom has never played video games period. She doesn't get them and has completely different interests. My dad however, used to play all of our consoles together. My dad and I used to fight on Mortal Kombat 2 (he liked Baraka and Scorpion) and during the PSX era he played a ton of Armored Core, MGS, we played Jedi Power Battles together, and a few others. During the next gen we played Halo together, MGS2, Armored Core, Onimusha Warlords, Devil May Cry.

It wasn't until the 7th gen that my dad stopped playing video games. He said that they started to give him headaches. He played the Batman Arkham games and God of War, but pretty much stopped after those games came out.

On a side note- one of my friends at the time, her grandmother used to be crazy good at Doctor Mario and Tetris. She owned a SNES and kept it in her bedroom so she could constantly play.

Re: Do your parents like video games?

Posted: May 27th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by velcrozombie
My Mom has never shown any interest in games at all, although she's never had a problem with me playing them and she would usually buy me one if I had a good report card. I only convinced her to play with me once when I was 5 or 6, not long after I got my NES - we played the two-player version of Super Mario Bros. and every time she died or made a mistake, I screamed at her until she put down the controller and refused to play anymore (I still feel bad about this). I did show her a Youtube video about the motion-capture tech in L.A. Noire years ago and she seemed genuinely impressed by it.

My Dad played arcade games back in the 70s - early 80s and when I first got my NES he would play SMB1 and Ice Hockey with me but lost interest after a year or so. Over time he came to have a dimmer view of games - he's an outdoorsman and very into sports and weightlifting and he began to feel that I was spending way too much time playing upstairs and not enough outside (there was probably some truth to this, but I continued to play sports at school and play basketball and baseball outside with friends) and, with the popularity of cellphones and tablets with younger people and the rise of gaming he's only become more cynical and negative. Having said that, back around 2009-2010 we went to my uncle's house for Easter and he ended up playing Wii Sports for the first time (the bowling game in particular) and had an absolute blast.