video games can no longer be your primary hobby.

6 May

Do video games rule? Yes. Is it fun to get together with some buddies and play Shoot Each Other And Yell: IV? OH HELL YES! Is it okay for video games to be one of your primary hobbies? No, sir.

Let’s boil down what a video game is – it’s a TV show. Being super-stoked about gaming is akin to my Aunt Ruth losing her shiz because General Hospital is on – you’re both escaping the real world and dying in front of your “programs”.

Furthermore, when a lady inquires, “Hey, Man I’m Considering for Procreation, what are your hobbies?” Can you imagine saying, “I watch about 6 hours of television a day. The great thing is though, I control an Army man and we destroy zombies on the planet Dorkizar. I’ve won competitions – so that’s pretty cool.” [exit, girl]

Games are meant to be an amusing little addition to a full, rich life – not the main focus of one. Here are some alternate, acceptable hobbies in case you decide to kick the video game habit:

-Nature
-Music
-Girlfriend

Take care, grown men.

4 Responses to “video games can no longer be your primary hobby.”

  1. Teresa 2 June 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    I kind of disagree! As a Grown Woman who reads comic books and loves Caprica, I have no problem with a Grown Man who enjoys gaming. πŸ™‚

    The thing is, most Grown Men assume that Grown Women frown upon certain things. They generalize about us, and THAT’S what really does them in.

    How about this? Instead of pining for the vapid girl in strappy sandals, seek out a like-minded Grown Woman. Then you can play Left 4 Dead 2 together! πŸ˜‰

  2. Mary Sue 2 June 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Another Grown Woman here who just wants a Grown Man who doesn’t save over her Red Dead Redemption game, yo.

    Also? Don’t leave my copy of Blue Beetle comic #25 in the bathroom. Is that too much to ask!

    (Oh, wait, I left it there. WHOOPS!)

  3. Heather 2 June 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    So glad I saw your blog on the Freshly Pressed page–I just read through a lot of the posts and have emailed the link to my 20 year old son. Sometimes I think he thinks video gaming is a potential career or something. Love your blog.

  4. Joanna Wang (@TheMiningClown) 19 October 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Haha, funny read for sure, especially since I am a Grown Woman who loves video games, anime and all that sh-bang. I have a Grown Man for a boyfriend, who is into the same games and such as well, so I agree and yet not.

    I agree that it shouldn’t be the SOLE hobby, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not something that we can lose track of time and ending up sleeping at 5 in the morning when we have to be up by 7 xD

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