9 Ways of Making Your Boyfriend Stop Playing Games

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Japanese women stuck with a boyfriend with a hobby they don’t like supply ways of inducing him to stop behaving like an immature child and instead do something productive like buying them shoes or something.

The listing:

1. “Let’s do this together” – recommend a hobby you can do together
“If you draw his attention away from gaming, he may finally give it up.” Find something you can do together and his interest may wane. Keep suggesting things until you find something he likes.

2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – wound his manly pride
He might stop if you endanger his pride with an “in spite of your gaming…” element, as he wants to seem appealing. You can increase its effectiveness by explaining to him how great he is apart from his gaming habit.

3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?” – fawn over him
Try to lure him away from the game by fawning over him like some teenager. However, if you mistime this in an important gaming moment you may only irritate him.

4. “I’m not interested in games at all!” – tell him straight up you’re not interested in his stupid hobby
“Play up the fact you are bored of him playing games.” If you express how bored you are and how little interest you have in his gaming, he might stop. It’s probably best if you offer a suggestion of something to do rather than just say you have no interest though.

5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?” – bluntly reject his gaming
“If he won’t listen, you have no choice but to reject him.” Show him a harsher attitude and he may rush to stop playing in case he displeases you. However, he may be annoyed, so only do this when he’s ignored your other warnings.

6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!” – make him feel the same way
“If he’s ignoring you playing a game, ignore him back!” If you do something nasty to him back, he might understand how annoying he is and stop. If you say it straight out it may make you look childish and immature, so try to make it look like a joke.

7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!” – borrow someone else’s words
“This will work on a man who is sensitive to what women think of him.” Make your boyfriend think general opinion is against him and he may stop. It’ll work even better if you can drop the name of one of his friend’s girlfriends.

8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?” Complain how unhappy you are
“If he won’t listen to you, all you can resort to is acting.” Play up your sadness and threaten to leave, and he may suddenly drop his game and come to you. Be careful or you’ll end up looking like a “selfish girlfriend” though.

9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – evoke images of his future
“Make him think of what it’ll be like if he keeps playing them.”
Question whether his hobby is something it would be appropriate for him to do for the rest of his life – he might stop. When he stops you can suggest doing something you like.

More direct methods are presumably only to be used as a last resort.

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  • The easy solution is to just get a gf who enjoys playing videogames as much as you do. Preferably someone with similar tastes as you. I have a lady friend and I used to play L4D2 with her and some of her other friends before she got stuck on a potato that can’t play shit. She’s also a big fan of BG2 and PoE, and Shadowrun, both the tabletop rpg and those new crpgs by Hare Brained.

    Also knew a girl who loved WH40K, got into it through that old win95 game Chaos Gate. Her favorite faction was the sisters of battle. Big surprise right? Another who was a huge Zelda fan, and one who was big into Tactics Ogre.

  • This list is probably intended mainly for Japanese couples, since none of them work for me.

    Then again I don’t have a girlfriend anymore after I married the last one I had. So maybe it’s not a matter of it won’t work, but a matter of, is there a list for married couples I can see? My wife puts up with my gaming hobbies pretty well even though she doesn’t like playing games herself.

  • Ok, number eight would actually work on me, as long as you didn’t abuse it, the rest I would be more like “go screw your neighbor, idc, just don’t bitch me while im busy”…
    Ok, for real now, I once scolded a girl friend (not “girlfriend” a “friend” who is a “girl”) of mine because she was jealous of my computer… Should I add the reason? I told her I fapped to it…

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah, gaming isn’t so much the problem as it is the lack of attention given to her. This kind of situation could apply to any hobby.

    I’d feel the same way if my gf spent most of her days on the couch eating bons bons while watching bloated Oprah and crappy soap operas.

  • # 1 = Sounds like a plan, we’ll be the best boyfriend / girlfriend team on Black Ops ever !

    # 2 = Apart from you being an outstanding bitch your all right in my book

    # 3 = Sure, I will if you want just not all my damn time

    # 4 = More for me

    # 5 = How long are you planning on bothering me ? About that long then

    # 6 = If it gets you out of my hair so be it, don’t try acting like a complete ass about it and you might just not get dumped

    # 7 = That’s nice, why should I care about what YOUR friends say about THEIR boyfriends ? I had this girlfriend before you who was so awesome, she didn’t bother me so much ….

    # 8 = We can spend time playing games, unless you are genuinely lonely then we can hang out without the games, they aren’t that damn important

    # 9 = Probably, we’ll find out.

    How was that ? Am I an asshole ?

    BTW = I’m surprised there were only 9, isn’t there 1 missing ? lol

  • Anonymous says:

    1. “Let’s do this together” – C’mon, let’s play SSFIV:AE, but I won’t make it easy for you.

    2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – Thanks.

    3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?” – Facebook’s too, but why don’t you spend some more time without it?

    4. “I’m not interested in games at all!” – So? And now?

    5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?” – As long as I feel like it.

    6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!” – Poor me.

    7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!” – Why comparin’ me with other people?

    8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?” – No, you can go home after you made me a sandwich.

    9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – That’s an interesting topic to philosophize about.

  • This entire list is indeed stupid, but I love how everyone takes the opportunity to rip on girls as a whole, even other girls. The “I’m a grrrrrl gamer, look at me! I’m superior to all those other dumb girls! I’m like one of the guys!” mentality gets really annoying and insulting. It’s not that special. Even if you’re a dedicated gamer as opposed to a casual gamer like most (male and female) are, it’s not that special. You’re just boosting your own ego by pretending that you’re in a class above other women, that you’re some kind of amazing anomaly, and when you stoop to insulting others at large because of this perceived difference in yourself, it’s just not cool. I’d be hard-pressed to think of a girl I know (not just friends I’ve chosen but extended family and random acquaintances) who doesn’t play video games. Those that aren’t into them actually tend not to be the ultimate evil you make them out to be. I’ve spent a small fortune and a large chunk of my life on video games, but I’m not asking for a badge. It’s a hobby, and it’s a normal thing to do regardless of genitalia.

    Anyway, I don’t know what kind of site Sugoren is, but the text of this list reminds me of what you would find in magazines like Cosmo or the Love & Relationships section of MSN. If that’s the case, looking at this and assuming that this indicates what a large number of women think or feel (instead of viewing it as some hack article someone spewed up to make a buck) is just dumb.

    But at the end of the day, I know there is no point in writing this. xD I’m just gonna go back to my moe porn now.

  • Women can be addicted to games as easily as men sometimes… myself for example. I play games more than my boyfriend… he sometimes find it annoying because I play games and don’t pay much attention to him… @_@; I guess it’s a case of “Opposite roles”. But of course I break down and get off the game eventually……..

  • ladies. if you want your boyfriends to stop playing a game while you two are together. you only need to do one simple thing. wait.. make that two simple things.

    1. go to a private place where you two can be alone.
    2. strip and say you want to have sex.

    LOL

  • According to the news stories on this site Japanese women must be worst women, period. They only care about how much he makes, how much he fawns over her, and how much of his life they control. Their interest lies solely with the most trivial of things and generally see a man as a pile of money they can do with whatever they wish.

    And another thing, EVERY single bit of pron I’ve seen with Japanese women in it shows the most miserable women I’ve seen in adult movies. They absolutely look, act, and sound like they’re miserable. ‘Never seen a happy Japanese woman having sex, they can’t even enjoy the most pleasurable part of being alive! That’s how bad they are.

    Who would actually date/love/marry these shallow, empty, self centered, miserable leaches???

    No wonder Japanese guys think 2D is better than 3D…

    Here’s a little hint women and men (Japanese or otherwise) who want to have a happy, good relationship. Go after people that have the same interests as you, someone you can share your life with, not someone you feel that you have to change or mold to the way YOU want them. If they’re not what you want, then move on! Let them find the right person for them and you find the right person for you.

    Sark

  • Lol, these bitches are so stupid. First of all, I didn’t see the word “sex” being mentioned even once in that long list of utter bull crap. Just stand in front of the tv or computer the guy is playing on and start stripping. If he’s unaffected by this, then he stopped lusting for you a -long- time ago and therefore your relationship is little more than a terrible lie. Sex is the difference between someone you date and a friend you merely spend time with, is it not?

    However, I do -kind- of empathize with those girls to a certain extent, as it’s not always just a matter of them being too uptight. Sometimes guys enjoy games just a little -too- much, to the point where they kind of shut out important stuff, like taking out the trash, remembering to pay bills, engaging in his own independent activities outside of work, actually having a job, etc. Honestly I do think that guys can be complete losers if all they do is sit around and play videogames. Sometimes it’s a simple matter of playing them more casually that can open a girl’s interests in it.

    Heck, it’s pretty easy to use videogames to actually get a girl in bed. They just gotta know you’re more interested in them than videogames. 😛

  • I mean i´m a girl and i dont care if my BF would play the games, as long it´s not ALL the time ore he just share some with me. A realationship it not there to change a person, you should know from the begining that he like games so deal with it and dont complain.. *sigh*

  • All these sound like annoying women I would never go out with anyway… Someone who can’t understand or support your hobbies isnt worth the time. If I didnt like something my girlfriend did hobby wise, I’d try to understand it or at least respect it. Then their is the fact that if my GF is there and she didnt like games, I would be doing something she enjoyed hobby wise or banging her. A game can wait if I’m getting laid. That’s what save files are for. All these responses are for people who arent compatible in the first place.

  • 1. Let’s do this together…
    A: Nah, i’m good.

    2. But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man
    A: Weren’t relationships all about understanding and respecting each other?

    3. Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?
    A: Are you talking about sex? Otherwise, i’m good.

    4. I’m not interested in games at all!
    A: I’m not interested in *whatever female hobbies she has* either.

    5. How long are you planning on playing this!?
    A: Until i’m fed up, hunger, bathroom or sex. Whatever comes first.

    6. If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!
    A: Don’t be childish. I though you were more mature than that.

    7. My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!
    A: I’m glad I got you, who understands me, right? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*

    8. If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?
    A: Sex? No? Hold on i’ll walk you home then. But lets make it quick, the guys just got on Ventrilo.

    9. Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?
    A: As long as parkinson doesn’t struck me, hell yes.

    • Dunno why it didn’t break lines correctly so…

      1. Let’s do this together…
      A: Nah, i’m good.
      _
      2. But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man
      A: Weren’t relationships all about understanding and respecting each other?
      _
      3. Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?
      A: Are you talking about sex? Otherwise, i’m good.
      _
      4. I’m not interested in games at all!
      A: I’m not interested in *whatever female hobbies she has* either.
      _
      5. How long are you planning on playing this!?
      A: Until i’m fed up, hunger, bathroom or sex. Whatever comes first.
      _
      6. If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!
      A: Don’t be childish. I though you were more mature than that.
      _
      7. My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!
      A: I’m glad I got you, who understands me, right? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
      _
      8. If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?
      A: Sex? No? Hold on i’ll walk you home then. But lets make it quick, the guys just got on Ventrilo.
      _
      9. Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?
      A: As long as parkinson doesn’t struck me, hell yes.

  • i can see almost all of the backfiring, and besides, if its really a problem then hes probably not THAT interested in her, and they shouldn’t be together anyway. and how about this, join the game, get better then him at it, beat his ass in it, and make him lose interest in playing lol. who knows you might enjoy it.

  • 1. How about karate? I certainly found it fun. I’ll be throwing fireballs in now time 😉

    2. Yikes, low blow. You accept him but not all of him. Don’t really know what that says about the girl.

    3. “However, if you mistime this in an important gaming moment you may only irritate him.” Which is why you don’t do it. Otherwise, I’ve seen it work.

    4. It doesn’t matter what your hobby is or who’s doing it, never call it stupid. Especially if you don’t know where they’re coming from. There’s the potential to really offend someone.

    5. If your behavior’s gotten so bad that it’s interfering with your life, you may have a problem.

    6. That will only make both parties really pissed.

    7. Foolproof! Only, I’m not their boyfriend so why should I care? Really, it only works because he’s not thinking.

    8. What’s stopping me from going back to what I was doing?

    9. Aside from video games, I also like to build models. If I can build models when I’m 50+, I can play video games when I’m 50+.

  • 1. “Okay, grab the other controller.”

    2. “Being a bit nit-picky aren’t we?”

    3. “I spend a lot of time with you as it is.”

    4. “Okay then. You do your thing, while I do mine. Either that or we could do something we’ll both enjoy, or better yet, you could grab the other damn controller and play LBP with me.”

    5. “Until I beat the game. Of course I’ll take breaks in between sessions.”

    6. “Oh, is me having fun something that you find distasteful?”

    7. “I do hope that you don’t feel the same way, because if you do, then just piss off. It’s a hobby.”

    8. “Okay. I’ll drive you home then.”

    9. “I take it you’ve never met my grandpa.”

  • 1. “Let’s do this together” – recommend a hobby you can do together
    If you need to keep guessing on this shit, maybe you don’t know your boyfriend well enough to call it love.

    2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – wound his manly pride
    So basically you can’t overlook a simple flaw to see the man behind it? Letting the flaw dominate the man is the worst way to refer to them.

    3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?” – fawn over him
    Very well, we can, but I am at the liberty to do so when I am NOT with you.

    4. “I’m not interested in games at all!” – tell him straight up you’re not interested in his stupid hobby
    You don’t have to like what I like.

    5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?” – bluntly reject his gaming
    As long as I feel like playing this. Geez that was a stupid question.

    6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!” – make him feel the same way
    Enjoy.

    7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!” – borrow someone else’s words
    And yet they still have Gamer boyfriends.

    8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?” Complain how unhappy you are
    Aren’t we spending time together right now? Its not like I’m playing anything right now on a date. That would be rude.

    9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – evoke images of his future
    “Make him think of what it’ll be like if he keeps playing them.”
    Quite right. It’s not like games these days are for children.

  • A good partner would accept your interests. If your boyfriend has a hobby that he likes very much, but you aren’t fond of, look past it. I mean, if you are going out with someone that means you find them all around pleasing to be with. Constantly trying to change and control someone isn’t a sentiment of love, but of infantile behavior. which leads me to my next question: Who is more child like in this instance?

    In all honesty, if my girlfriend were to act like this I would probably dump her ass immediately. If she would really resort to attacking my interests and emasculating me in order to prevent me from doing something I enjoy, I would rather find someone else. There are millions of fish in the sea.

  • Seriously? Not that I’d ever be in such a position. But if this were ever said of me (as I do love my games, but not to the point that I’m ignoring someone), I think I’d respond with the following.

    1. Sure thing! But a relation ship is about balance. It’s give and take. If I do this for you, you have to do some of mine. It can’t all be about you, and it can’t all be about me. And there’s no way in hell that I’ll just “forget” and “give up” my gaming.

    2. Insecure much? Seriously? You have to be insulting? If you have so little faith in me that you’re jealous of a game taking up your precious time, take your little obsessing, yandere ass out of here and I’ll find a -real- girlfriend who can actually trust me to pay attention to her, even if it’s -not- 24/7.

    3. Moot point. I spend plenty of time with you. But it can’t be 24/7 all you. You do things without me, why can’t I do my own things as well. We’re still just going out – I haven’t sold my soul to you yet. Even then, I’m not going to give up -everything- I like so it can be all you. That’s just selfish as hell.

    4. Well, that’s just fine with me. But I have real issue with people who want me to act in any manner that is not my real self. I love my games. And I’m not going to stop loving them, or hide them just because you don’t like them. If we can’t come to an agreement on this, then maybe we don’t need to be together if you’re going to be selfishly stubborn and bullish about it.

    5. Another moot point. Most likely I wouldn’t be playing if I had guests/significant others present. Or if I -was-… most likely they’d be playing with me. Still, if it were asked of me I’d say: I’m having fun. What’s got your panties in a such a bunch that you can’t be patient? I offered to let you play. Besides, have you forgotten last night/this morning already?

    6. Seriously? “Sticks and stones” and all that? What are you, a kindergartener? If you’re so selfish about this, I don’t think we should be together.

    7. And if all your friends were to jump off a cliff, you’d do it too, without question, just because -they- did it? Negative peer pressure seriously sucks. Just because your friends say it, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s true, or that I’ll automatically agree with it. Use your own words and make your own choices.

    8. Sure! Go home… I’ll be sure to send the Emmy for “best acting” to your house. I told you… I’m not going to hang around you 24/7… but you -are- and -will always be- my priority. I can play a game anytime you’re not here, so if you’re just going to bitch about me playing my games… then go home… then I can finish my game, uninterrupted and unhindered, and will be ready to devote my full time to you once you come back.

    9. I like what I like. My age doesn’t suddenly make make me dislike it. I’ll mature, sure, but the core of what makes me who I am will not change. So deal with it.

    Yeah… but most likely I wouldn’t be in such a situation because, I’d not want such a selfish significant other. I’d want it balanced between the two of us… not all me, and not all them… a nice, even middle ground.

  • I had a girlfriend who complained about my gaming, saying it was a stupid hobby and a waste of time. This same girl was a soccer fanatic (she went to the World Cup three years in a row) who got every pay-per-view soccer channel she could get and knew about 5 billion idiotic stats.
    But that was a socially acceptable thing to be a raving obsessive about, you see.
    Gamer = loser & geek
    Sports fan = healthy & cool
    Fuck society.

  • 1. consider kinky sex
    2. have sex
    3. have anal sex
    4. give me head
    5. footjob
    6. allow another girl to be in our relationship, to pleasure me
    7. have sex with another girl in front of me for my amusement
    8. hentai
    9. a cat is fine too

    ….im so lonely ;_;

  • Why your girlfriend want to cease your boyfriend playing games so much while your boyfriend is a addict. Imagine your boyfriend is playing PS3 game called, Resistance: Fall of Men and your girlfriend ask him to stop playing game and find the job. But he refuse. Then the girl break her boyfriend’s PS3 with the hammer. He said, “No, not my PS3. Who are you anyway, Angry Video Game Nerd Girl? It cost me, $300”

    By: Master Chief Snake

  • Some of these are really childish. More to the point though, I’m not interested in a woman that is so opposed to my hobby of gaming. Gaming and I have have had a relationship for 20 years already, you ain’t got nothing on that, lady.

    That said, I don’t place gaming on a higher priority than social interactions, whatever some others may think. If I have a choice between a date/night out and a night gaming, I’ll choose the former 9/10 times. I just reserve the right to spend some time chilling and gaming at home sometimes when I feel burned out.

  • 1.- plug the other controll.
    2.- Great man needs great relaxation.
    3.- plug the other control.
    4.- You know your way to the door.
    5.- 5 more min (then play 10hrs straight just to piss her off)
    6.- and you are succeeding.
    7.- they should dump them, but of course they will have to start paying their
    own billls.
    8.- no why don’t you clean up the apartment instead, make yousrself useful.
    9.- i am already halfway there, bu thenagain i think I will play until i am dead.

  • I think they are all neglible effects lol
    Except Number 1

    The rest is basically saying choose Me not Gaming not both I don’t accept you in your entirety

    Just like Quit Gaming Then STOP SHOPPING FOR SHOES FOR HOURS!!!!!!! and expecting me to come along.

    YakamoFuji ^_^ Thats also a good idea 😀

  • Anonymous n°47524513’s parade

    1 : “Yeah, good idea here the second controller.” ^_^

    2 : “Even in my hobby I’m a great man, see my number of platinum trophies.”

    3 : “Yeah, no problem, I’m a Geek, not an Hikikomori, let’s go see a movie.”

    4 : “Fine, you have your hobbies and I have mine. Where is the matter ?”

    5 : “I’m not planning of stopping, deal with it or go see if the life is better with a sport nerd…”

    6 : “First you better stop waiving it like a feather-duster.” If it didn’t work use comeback N°4.

    7 : “Then Why are they staying with them…”

    8 : “Okay little girl, but just this time” What you were waiting for something like “Then scram !”

    9 : “Of course and even after, Don’t you know that they use videogames to keep pensioners mentally and physically healthy ?”

  • I would never date someone who at least didn’t tolerate gaming. I mean I’m fine with compromise and limiting my gaming, but I would never drop it entirely.

    Dump her ass if she tried to make me. If I have to quit gaming she has to stop using my money. Fair trade.

  • hmmmm….this is never my problem. My problem is having my girl get addicted to the games I play and then ignoring me. Or until she feels like she needs to bone, then of course she calls me to fix that problem then goes back to play video games.

    damn…that sounds perfect 😀

  • Offering sex doesn’t work on me. I’m married and have three kids. Sex is great, but not a “must have” in my book. She’d be better off offering me food, or to go and buy me a new game!

    In all honesty, though, my wife has her own Xbox and we both play often. So I don’t have to worry about any of that.

  • I would have to agree and say this list is full of fail. The only real way to get a gamer away from his games is to flash some skin (maybe even all). Otherwise gamers tend to focus on one thing at a time. become more erotic and the game thing may gradually fall away in turn for a new hobby.

  • This list was obviously made by women who do not have gamer boyfriends. If a girl who had a boyfriend who liked games was threatened with any of the above things they would no doubt not find her worth the time to bother with anymore.

  • Women are stupid. I hate your fucking hobby of buying shoes and watching Sex In The City, but I don’t try to get you to stop that. I’d laugh if she said any of this shit to me…then keep on playing.

    • Right, because every woman ever likes to buy shoes and likes sex in the city.

      I only buy shoes when I need them (once every few years, I currently only own 3 pairs of different functions (dressy interview, walking shoes and some slightly classier walking shows). And holy shit I cannot stand Sex in the City.
      I know tons of guys that spend all their money on hair gel and watch really shitty TV shoes like Big Brother, doesnt mean all guys do.

  • 1. Beat him at the game he’s most skilled.
    2. Join him! Come on, if you can’t beat’him, join him. Besides, having some interest in common may be the base of a solid relationship, and gaming sure is a great hobby.

  • Alright. Let’s hear it for coy manipulative passive-aggressive bitches!

    Yeah, if a girlfriend wanted me to spend more time with her, I’d do it however I could, but if she tried to shame me out of one of my core hobbies, she’d be looking for another man to suck the life out of.

  • They could have made this list a lot shorter if they’d replaced 4-9 by “be a complete bitch”. The first three things are vaguely reasonable but anyone who does any of the last six is a childish bitch who isn’t worth going out with.

  • While I love games, it is kinda rude to invite your girlfriend over and then ignore them and play games.

    If a girl wants me to stop playing games period then I will tell her where she can go, but if my girlfriend came over to spend some time then I would spend time with her. While most of these seam geared toward girls that think gaming is an immature hobby, they also seam to center around the gamer that is ignoring his girl to play those games.

    So give your girl some good loven, send them home with a fuzzy feeling, then chainsaw Locusts to your hearts content.

  • So what’s with all the sex comments? These aren’t exactly helping to advance the notion that men are more than just penises with rudimentary brains attached.

    I can’t be the only adult male who feels that there’s more to life than sex, and that some things (e.g. a particularly good video game) can be more entertaining than sex. I know that I recently beat Dead Space 2 start to finish in a single sitting, and no force on this earth could have pulled me away from the TV for more than a couple of minutes. Not even a pouting girlfriend.

    • Most people who make comments like that are trying to compensate for something. They feel like “real men” if they keep pointing to the fact that they have a working penis. In the end they just look like douches who are trying too hard.

    • thankyou. For all these guys go on about how this site has ‘MADE THEM REALIZE 3D WOMEN ARE EVIL!”, its the commentors that are making me hate 3D men. Nice to know there’s still diamonds in the rough.

  • number 4 isn’t a reason to stop but not a pro either.
    after 6 I would ask her what is her problem, to have a man, who didn’t lose his childhood, I don’t need a girl, which doesn’t accept my hobbies. it’s like i would say stop drawing or stop buying clothes I hate seeing you not naked. o0 xD..

  • I can relate to both sides, since I love videogames, but I also enjoy doing other stuff like camping, walking, sports and stuff . I happened to have a boyfriend who was a lot into videogames to the point he prefered to play games all day long. It’s fun in the beginning, but it gets old after a whole month of waking up, playing something, having lunch and playing something else until dinner and then play some more.
    As long as you’re not obssesed about gaming to the point you reject or are too lazy to do other stuff, it’s alright.

    The article sounds pretty bitchy, though.

  • Hmm. Technically, my husband and I met because of video games, although he’s much more into playing them than I am. I don’t really mind, as long as we can still spend time together. Sometimes it can be fun to watch him play video games, too.

    I don’t really think it’s necessary for a woman to try to get her boyfriend to stop playing video games entirely. If his hobby bothers her, then she should talk to him about it and see if they can reach a reasonable compromise. If my husband has been playing games for a while and I’m feeling lonely as a result, then I’ll talk to him about it. That tends to work out pretty well. If I started insulting his hobby or playing passive-aggressive mind games, that would probably just cause MORE problems.

  • This reminded me of my ex gf. I court her for 10mths and then broke up after 2mths into the relationship. I can’t stand people telling me off regarding my gaming hobbies. I said this to her:

    “Hey at least I don’t go out and gamble my money away or drink myself stupid! For fuck’s sake I just want to blow off some steam I accumulate at work! Now unless you gonna strip down and lemme fuck you, I suggest you leave me be to my gaming session until I deem it’s the right time to entertain you!”

    She move out the next day and I’ve never been happier.

  • My girlfriend and I spent two hours playing Resident Evil 5 together last night. Perhaps taking an open minded interest in your partner’s hobbies is healthier for the relationship then trying to remove them from something they enjoy.

  • Not gonna read the comments because I only imagine what they’ll say. Just here to say that it’s wrong to force someone to stop their hobby for you. That doesn’t mean guys should ignore their girlfriends or shut them out. COMMUNICATE and decide how to use your time wisely, together and apart! Or look for a boyfriend that has more in common with you. Whatever. What’s wrong with Japanese women?!

  • [b]1. “Let’s do this together” – recommend a hobby you can do together[/b]
    This 1 is fine & will work half of the time, which is saying something as it is brutal trying to get someone to stop playing games legally…

    [b]2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – wound his manly pride[/b]
    This would never work on me & on top of that I find that this tactic would never wound my MANLY PRIDE…

    [b]3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?” – fawn over him[/b]
    This is even though it is a girl fawning over you, very VERY irritating period, especially during important gaming moments & as such is simply not recommended unless as a last resort at which point it is still ill advised…

    [b]4. “I’m not interested in games at all!” – tell him straight up you’re not interested in his stupid hobby[/b]
    If you don’t literally just bluntly state it, this is the best option so far, only it will pretty much always end a relationship in a short while…

    [b]5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?” – bluntly reject his gaming[/b]
    …Again, last resort, & probably will flat out end a relationship in the near future but…if you have to I guess but it is a stupid idea…

    [b]6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!” – make him feel the same way[/b]
    The best method so far, if ignored, ignore back, simple as that…risky but necessary to get that attention you apparently need, though it wouldn’t work on the smarter ones out there so…

    [b]7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!” – borrow someone else’s words[/b]
    This is something I just don’t see working on me, but then again I’m not sensitive so it is understanding…If 1 is to say such things to me, WE ARE THROUGH, period…

    [b]8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?” Complain how unhappy you are[/b]
    This will only work all the time on men who find it completely necessary to have a relationship, other then that, not the best method as you just might be going home, NO ACT…

    [b]9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – evoke images of his future[/b]
    Don’t even do this curve ball suggestion unless you already know him enough to recommend something he can do in place that is of his interest without fail…This is a stupid 1 too & most men don’t really care about how they would look in the future doing something they do now or at least already have a deadline they made themselves so either way, you won’t get much accomplished doing this 1 pretty much all the time anyway…

    Did they ever think to simply tell him to not do that when they are together, that’s what some women do in the US & it actually works pretty well, most of the time, meh…

    I say that they knew what they were getting when they hooked up with the person so either get into it as well as it is beneficial to do so anyway or do the above suggestion of restricting it at certain times or all the time when you 2 are together…

  • aside of the situation where they live together, i don’t see how is this a problem :-/ it’s gf time and gaming time. if you play with girlfriend in room and have her bored maybe you don’t like her that much in the first place and she should just leave without nagging and shit. then again, maybe gf should just pick up gaming or another hobby that takes as much time so she wont feel alone when boyfriend is busy. these ‘tactics’ suck so much >_>

  • The real issue here is the fact that you have a horny girl right in front of you and all you wanna do is play video games?! If you would rather play video games than hang out with her then you shouldn’t have a girl friend. Now I know there are some situations where you see her like every second of the day; there needs to be a balance of your gaming and of you hanging out with her. A woman shouldn’t have to beg for your attention. Gaming is fun and all but it shouldn’t take up all your free time. Now if shes complaining about your playing video games even when your not around each other, then maybe its time to find another girl friend. If your in a relationship where your partner cant respect your hobbies and interests then no matter how bad you want it to work out it wont.

  • Out of all those, only #8 would work on American men. And even then, he still wouldn’t stop playing games, he’d just make a schedule and have you adhere to it. “I designated this day each week for “guy time” where I’ll hang out with my pals and play games, no girls allowed.”

  • This is the reason why so many Male Nerds are so lonely. Why get a girlfriend that you have nothing in common with? Get a Nerd girl instead, she might have an ugly face but most of them have great bodies (in my experience). AND you can fuck her while playing videogames! <3

    • If a guy is able to attend to coitus while “playing” a game, he was never really all that focused on the game, to begin with. In that case, why not just stop and change the venue? (I.e.: bedroom time)

      I know when I’m absorbed in a game, I barely have enough spare focus to carry on a conversation consisting of words longer than one syllable. And even then, the other party will have to forgive me if I don’t always respond in a timely fashion.

  • Huh? They should respect their boyfriends and their hobbies more.
    Are they that intolerant that they can’t accept that their boyfriends have a few different hobbies? I’ve never heard of a guy who would forbid his girlfriend to watch soap operas or whatever just because he doesn’t like it.
    Of course, it’s no good to ignore your girlfriend or your duties but I doubt this is the case.
    What’s wrong with those women?

    Heh, I always feel like such a good girl after reading this kind of stuff on Sankaku. I don’t mind what kind of hobbies a guy has. Moreover, as a gamer myself, I would love to play with him and talk with him about games. That would be awesome.
    I hope that the women who made this “advices” are just a minority.

  • While I wouldn’t spend all my time gaming and of course would spend some time with a girlfriend, if she were to complain about it all the time or even told me to stop completely, I would bluntly tell her she chose the wrong guy. A girlfriend not being able to accept her boyfriend as he is is not worthy of that title and of course vice versa.

  • This list is invalid.

    According to my personal research, girls also spend their whole days in front of the monitor doing nothing but refreshing their Facebook page and playing Farmville or other shitty FB games in the other tab.

    Hypocrites.
    Besides, the list is telling the girls to force their guy into doing stuff THEY [girls] like. Why can’t the girls try and get into gaming instead? I have yet to meet a man who’d reject a gamer girl (unless she looked like she was feeding on Cheetos since birth).

  • 1-3 is what I want for my girlfriend.
    4 and above is what I will consider as an intolerant girlfriend bitch.

    Then again, any girls I know who I would like to score on is light years a heavier gamer than I am.

    Love the Durarara pic btw :3

  • I wish I could get my boyfriend to play MORE video games. He used to be a gamer when he was younger, but by the time I met him he had mostly stopped, so I’ve been slowly trying to get him back into it. I bought him a DS, and he plays that fairly often now, but I like playing games together and he’s intimidated by PS3 games. XD Alas. I’ll just have to keep working at it.

  • It’s written as if women didn’t have boring pointless hobbies of their own. Oh wait, the feelings of men don’t count in a misandry climate.

    1. Become ensnared in picross after this play is turned around on you. Become embarrassed when he tells you you’ve been at it too long.

    4. Agree to equal time exchange for your own hobbies. Give it up after it disrupts your interests more.

    6. Spend all day finding something that will irritate him. Chicken out of tattoos and body piercing.

  • Fapping Time says:

    none of that shit would work on me…

    ladies gotta understand, that if you want to train a man to do your bidding, you gotta offer your body as the alternative to whatever it is he’s trying to do, and I’m sure he’ll do what it is you demand…

    that simple…

    • “if you can beat me i will strip.” ? (is a sure way to get him hooked):rolleyes:

      or you might try some general genre for male gamers first (beat-em-up or shooter if he likes action, if he he is more the one that is collective how about a stategy game)

  • if well acted and convincing 8 might work … just might work

    else she can do whatever i wont care, she can leave if thats the case,

    at least games make me happy and they wont bitch at me for not spending time on/with them ( so many XD )

  • Hahaha Gamer Girl here.
    Those stupid girls/women need to stop whining, I mean guys don’t like going to shop with them either, and they HAVE to be active in that like saying “No that doesn’t make you look fat *cough* it does *cough”, it’s not like their boyfriends are pushing them to watch them gaming.
    If someone told me to stop gaming I’d slap him/her and continue. :/

    Stupid bimbos

  • #1 stupid, it won’t make him stop playing the game.
    #2 stupid, insulting him makes you single again.
    #3 stupid, maybe you should rethink why you are his girlfriend.
    #4 stupid, why are you interested in him then?
    #5 stupid, you might not like the answer.
    #6 stupid, maybe you should make that choice dumping him.
    #7 stupid, sounds like her friends are dumb too.
    #8 stupid, no, ask if he would rather be single again.
    #9 stupid and only a variation of #2 really.

    Ask yourself, why are you his girlfriend? Is his cock 9 inches long or something, is his wallet as big as his cock too.

    I have gamer friends, they also have game businesses because they actually publish games. But seriously, any guy that will spend all of his time with his hobby instead of you, likely prefers his hobby instead of you. Keep that in mind.

  • Meh, real women are a pain and a hassle, when they say “let’s do something together.” they mean ‘let’s do something I want to do’. In the end they just want to control your lives, any smart guy would see this and find a girl with similar interests. They may not be the hottest looking things, but they aren’t as shallow as the beauty queens.

  • I’ve never understood the widespread female mentality that boyfriends need “fixing”, as if they’re defective products that need to be overhauled. Whatever happened to just accepting someone you like for who they are, foibles and all?

    The two main problems with this list are:

    1. The disclaimer for #8 – “Be careful or you’ll end up looking like a ‘selfish girlfriend’ though.” – pretty much applies to a girl who tries using any of these tactics in the first place.

    2. If a guy’s as gaming-obsessed as this list suggests, then how the hell did he land a flesh-and-blood girl in the first place?

    The last female romantic interest I had who mocked me for enjoying video games used the humiliation tactic. Of course, she also ripped me off and disappeared after getting what she wanted from me, having actually gone through the trouble of maintaining fake contact information and a fake address in order to screw me over.

    And gaming and obsessive Internet usage has its perks: it builds up upper arm strength and endurance. I know my ex-girlfriend definitely appreciated that fact in bed. 😉

    • “I’ve never understood the widespread female mentality that boyfriends need “fixing”, as if they’re defective products that need to be overhauled.”

      It’s the Magic Vagina! She wants to believe her vagina is so amazing that it can induce a miraculous transformation in her chosen victim. If the man gives in, he validates her belief in her Magical Vagina and her ego gets boosted over 9000!

      Such delusional women become upset when confronted with the harsh realities of 2D vs. 3D.

  • “However, if you mistime this in an important gaming moment you may only irritate him.”

    – Sound advice, often overlooked.

    “If you do something nasty to him back, he might understand how annoying he is and stop.”

    – OR he might understand how annoying YOU are.
    if he can’t have it both ways, choosing *you* isn’t always the obvious choice.

  • Heh. Good luck trying this on a Professional Gamer (i.e. one who plays video games for sport and for money). Guys like Dennis “Thresh” Fong and Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendell. Or perhaps these so-called Japanese girlfriends will puke at the knowledge of leagues such as the CPL (Cyberatlete Professional League), or what they do in South Korea (i.e. turn video games into a National Sport).

  • Bakamoichigei says:

    #8 is a universal one, but it’s far more effective when she sits down behind you, wraps her arms and legs around you, presses her boobs into your back, and THEN starts complaining about being lonely. Bonus points for saying “Isn’t there something ELSE you’d rather being DOING?” (Extra bonus points for squirming around, makes the boobs SUPER EFFECTIVE.)

    If his boner doesn’t knock the controller out of his hand, he’s either a homosexual or has a small dick.

    • Even worse.
      I mean, if you love the guy you are now putting yourself between him and his primary hobby. A situation that I’m sure most women wouldn’t tolerate for long if it was done to them.

      The outcome of forcing him to choose between video games and you then becomes dependent on when the next call of duty gets released.

  • 1. “Let’s do this together” – Ok, what do you want to do? Or – Sure, let’s play CIV4, I’ll teach you how to play 🙂

    2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – O…k. Good for you that you feel that way.

    3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?” – You find something fun to do, and we’ll do it :)… sometimes I even suggest stuff!

    4. “I’m not interested in games at all!” – I know :), thank you for bearing with me, you’re such a great girlfriend :).

    5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?” – Well, I have this bit, then the boss fight… maybe about two hours. You’re welcome to watch!

    6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!” – V_V… V_V. (if she does actually pull something, break it off, it’s not worth getting hurt over).

    7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!” – And that’s why I love you so much <3.

    8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?” – I'd probably try to say stuff, but used too often I'd just come back with "sure".

    9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – Well it depends, I mean if games keep going downhill like this… then again they might resurge becoming even better! Though my reflexes would fade…….

    10. Get naked and offer sex – take you up on the offer, and spend time with you, but will inevitably go back to gaming the next day. If she continually does it say "I'm really sore after… well… can we do it some other time please?"

  • 1. I got Street Fighter IV in my room…

    2. I know I’m a great man, that’s why I’m
    playing Love Plus 😛

    3. unless you’re hinting sex here, Street Fighter IV is still in my room…>_>

    4. so….sex?

    5. how long? I don’t know….never heard of anyone who beat Final Fantasy VII in
    less than a day…

    6. you should have done that INSTEAD of bitching at me five steps ago while I’m trying to get a Golden Chocobo…>_>

    7. well, it sucks to be them…

    8. unless you trying to get laid, read number 6….

    9. gaming grandpa…that sounds fucking awesome! :3

  • 1. “Let’s do this together”

    ok, i got a co op game… you dont like that
    ok than, lets build something (think home made arts, pottery, or even painting, i like all them)… dont like that either… ok than… lets go shoping, ill go to electronics, you go where every you want to go and we can meat up later… you dont like that either… the FUCK you have in mind than?

    2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man”

    really? awsome, if that other 99$ of me is that great, except that 1% fault, and shut the fuck up

    3. “Games are all very well, but why don’t you spend some more time with me?”

    well i do spend time with you, remember when you wanted me to hold you for 5 hours… yea, board out of my fucking mind, you have been sitting there for less than an hour…

    4. “I’m not interested in games at all!”

    BULLSHIT, i actully told that to someone who wouldn’t shut the fuck up about not liking videogames. i sat their ass down, and fired up every fucking genre i had. their mindset was late 80’s to min 90’s when games were hard, turns out they love games, not the same ones i do, but there is something for everyone.

    5. “How long are you planning on playing this!?”

    well lets see here, i have given them real hours before, but something about them hearing 30-40 hours, unless i beat it sooner, really pisses them the fuck off. i try to beat story based games in as little sittings as possible.

    6. “If you won’t stop, I’ll do something you’ll not like either!”

    go for it… i dont like seeing you cook my food, clean my room, or sucking my dick. again, this is something i actually told someone, not all at once, or for the same thing, but i have said every one when they threated to do something i don’t like.

    7. “My friends were saying how sick they are of their gamer boyfriends!”

    wow your friends are cunts, goes back to playing games.

    8. “If you won’t spend time with me it makes me feel lonely. Shall I just go home?”

    ok, lets see here, the only reason a woman has ever sat her ass on the couch was because she came over unexpectedly while i was playing games. if she wants to drop by out of the blue, and expects me to drop everything im fucking doing to be with her than you bet your ass she can leave. i have actually told one not to let the door hit her in the ass on the way out… really pissed her off. iv also told them to just play with herself if she was going to bitch… neither smart things to say.

    9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?”

    if i can still beat games, i will play them till i die. i actually look forward to Alzheimer if i have it, that way i can re play a game i love over and over again, and its new every fucking time.

  • Well, a guy who keeps on playing videogames on his date might deserve to be dumped. Otherwise, what he does on his own in his free time is no woman’s business.

    One of my exes used to drag me into shopping malls and made me accompany her window shopping for hours, looking at things I had no interest in(jewelleries, expensive designer shit that neither of us could afford, shiny designer handphones, shoes). When it comes to the time I want to go to places I like, she’d make a face and refuse until the end, even though I followed her every wish and tried not to look too bored too while we were at it.

    I’ve been free of any desire to hook up for 2 years now, because women around me seem to only take and don’t want to give. Some equality you bitches have been preaching about… What with work and family responsibilities I have now, I’d gladly stay single and fuck obligation-free whores if the need arises for another 2 years.

    I envy men who gets girls that respect their hobbies. At the same time, I’d kick the asses of self-centered men who’d leave their responsible bitches in the dust if I can.

  • I learned something today.
    From a woman’s point of view, a relationship isn’t about accepting everything about your partner. It’s about about changing your partner into something you can accept.

  • That kind of attitude of judging others over things you think are “childish” or that you think other people would find childish, betrays a very shallow and childish personality in yourself.

    Because of that, most of these lines would probably lead me to immediately losing all respect for her, and if I don’t want to hang on to her for the sex for a while, just dumping her.

  • It is sad that ‘some’ people still call/see video gaming a stupid hobby.

    The relationships takes more than liking/loving what you want from them, you need to take them in as a whole and understand things from their perspective.

    Just wish people avoid single-sided perspectives when judging…

    • Anonymous says:

      Here’s a profound thought.
      men when we hook up with a woman think they will always be the same way when you met them. Kind, good looking, etc….. Reality it’s all downhill from that point.

      Women meet men and immediately look for things and ways they can change men. Reality it seldom happens. The idiot you got with will forever stay that same idiot at the core.

    • I used to think the same, until I had been in positions where I’d literally been completely ignored and actually cussed at for just asking a question, because my boyfriend at the time was busy playing a game.

      When he does nothing but that, you’re justified in being annoyed. When not even sex or pampering will bring him away from it…

      Some women get jealous irrationally, but the true feeling of being ignored is a horrible thing nobody should have to endure from someone they love.

      • Being ignored is never easy, that’s true, but being deceitful about one’s unhappiness rarely ends up with a good outcome for both parties.

        It will, most likely, end up with the man hating the woman for making him quit doing something he enjoys, and she will hate him back for not understanding her.

    • I am a woman, and I have to admit WOMEN ARE STUPID about shit like this. Most women are very selfish and annoying, that’s why I get along with guys much better anyway. I love gaming and always have ever since I could sit on a Street Fighter arcade deck I have been a gamer. Women need to chill the fuck out and if they don’t like a guy, don’t go out with him stop trying to change him. >=\

      • Girl, thumbs up. Actually the problem is not the gaming hobby itself. It’s the time it demands and the fact that sometimes ppl lose control over it simply cause it’s fun. The tricky part is to find a balance where the girl that doesn’t like gaming and the gamer are fairly comfortable. While the non-gamer girl has to allow some time despite her “hatred” towards games the gamer boy has to try to be disciplined and put a time restriction in his gaming antics. Believe me, it works wonders if each part gives enough room for each other. Besides, girls have a few traits that we don’t like too but u won’t see us telling them to stop 😉

        • I’m a girl, and while I don’t play them i have no problem with them and will support your interests. However, I dated a guy who did NOTHING but play games. He didn’t have a job or go to school, he played games all day. And when I was around, he wouldn’t take a break to pay me any attention! I was so lonely. It was a worthless relationship. Spending time with a hobby is all fine and well, but there are limits!!

        • Every girlfriend I’ve had, I’ve always took an interest in her over games, if she wasn’t into it, than I never played them around her, if she was into it, i only played 2 player games she liked. I only played the games I really liked that took time when she wasn’t around. Like when she’s working, or hanging out with her family without me and I didn’t have to go…

        • I’m going to go out on a limb and say that any and all hobbies consume time.

          I’d hardly classify gaming as for nerds in this day and age. It’s not a niche anymore. People who were playing Atari or Coleco are parents, moving into grandparent territory. Those of us who were weaned on NES or SNES are rapidly moving into parentage if we haven’t already. With casual social games you’re more likely to find someone who does play some kind of “game” than who hasn’t.

        • Sometimes this is true, but usually this isn’t the problem. Non-gamers tend to see games as a childish thing and so if a girl has a boyfriend over 20 who plays games they treat it as an image problem like “if somebody found out he still does that, they’ll think I’m into man-children!” This is of course retarded, and is part of why gamers tend to gravitate toward other nerds.

      • @8:48
        my thoughts exactly.

        #1 is actually a good idea…though the explanation behind it is childish and wishful.

        #3 and #8 don’t sound too bad…but it depends on the situation. The explanation still sucks balls though.

        The rest are bad, and any guy who gives in to them should be forced to turn in their man card. Though it is Japan we’re talking about, so most of them have probably already done so…

  • The only way most of these would work is if her boyfriend was extremely desperate and weak willed.

    2. “But apart from that hobby, you’re such a great man” – wound his manly pride
    A- If that’s how you feel…,I guess, but not everyone’s perfect so deal with it, bitch.

    • If they’re lucky they’re wives are gamers and comic enthusiasts.
      I’m one of the unlucky girls who would LOVE to find a guy who likes games and comics, but every guy I meet is all “lol games are for nerds”.

  • and those girls cant even make 10 way to stop their boyfriend playing games? useless girlfriend, my ex-girlfriend only need 1 option; “IT’S ME OR THE GAME??” *i kept playing game* and then i heard a door slammed now she;s nowhere in the room anymore… *kept playing game, online porn and browsing SC*

  • You now I thought japan was a mae centric country but the fact that they can belch out shitlik this and they have a declining birthrate means their’s alot of balls in most of their women’s purses

  • I’ll put on my sunglasses and recommend:

    DEAL WITH IT!

    Holy crap if anybody read the book “Double your dating” here (despite the awkward sounding title), that masterpiece tells you how to avoid every single tactic mentioned above…and make you girlfriend be all over you even more!

  • Such arbitrary hints those are. And half of them could be labeled as “games or me” kind of threat.

    My ex once asked me “If you would have to pick, a new game, or me..what would You choose?”
    After moment of hesitating, I asked “Which game it would be?”

    Boy..would you like to see her face back then haha.

  • 1. Let’s play games together!
    2. The games make me a great man.
    3. You can always stick around when I play games.
    4. It is only me who is playing games.
    5. As long as I can.
    6. Like telling me to stop?
    7. Introduce them to me! We can form a group!
    8. Sure.
    9. I can play till 50? Please don’t tempt me.

  • 1. Get naked and offer sex
    2. Get naked and offer sex
    3. Get naked and offer sex
    4. Get naked and offer sex
    5. Get naked and offer sex
    6. Get naked and offer sex
    7. Get naked and offer sex
    8. Get naked and offer sex
    9. Get naked and offer sex

      • ok, honestly, I went through that list going “Then why are we a couple?” and “If you dislike gaming so much, then what the hell do we have in common?”. Obviously, they expect 1) For the person being convinced to not be an avid gamer. 2) that the guy to fawn over the girl and be obedient. 3) That the girl can honestly say that she has no chance what so ever of ever liking any game ever.

        • Ahh well I’m sorry gentlemen but I have you all beat with my flush,

          1) Yes, I do have a girlfriend whom I’ve been with for 3 years, she loves video games.

          2) I’m currently learning on how to MAKE video games, and oddly enough so is she.

          3) I’m about the look of an average guy. She’s fricking hot IMO, blond, d’s, and loyal…total score.

          4) We play games together, idk about you guys, but dam if a woman WANTS to play with me…I think I hit the lotto.

          and 5) We met on a video game.

        • @Lurkerman My ex used some of those on me, and they do work if coupled with the constant threat of tantrums.

          Granted, I did sometimes play games while we were together, but it was mostly because she required 3 to 4 hours of my time at least every other day.

          And damn near every day of every weekend or holiday.

          The only time there was no threat of such things was when it was a game that she was interested in as well.

          I can’t believe I stuck with her for 2 years.

      • Agreed. All of these seems pretty childish, if it’s really that big of a problem (which it shouldn’t be unless it consumes his entire life, in which case how does he have a girlfriend in the first place?) then just talk about why it bothers you together.

        From other studies I’ve seen the only Japanese likely to be in a relationship would be elementary and middle schoolers, when the girls are still young enough to not know the value of a dollar. So maybe this is fitting.

    • actually your dad hobby isn’t something that rare. I have see lot’s of people that work in computer and that after they retire from work they start to play computer games (well…my dad started to play age of empires 2 IN the work, lol)

      • Oh i agree, i had a good argument about it, but he had some good points as well along the lines of F.E.A.R., Doom, etc. Made me realize there were just as many good horror FPSs as there are 3rd Person Horror games.

        • Shippoyasha says:

          I’m perfectly fine for fearing for other characters standing in for me though. Unique on screen characters gives it a special quality to a survival horror IMO.

          Deadly Premonition, Dead Space, Dead Rising, Silent Hill and Resident Evil to name a few. Some PC FPS horror do play it very well though. I’m glad Dead Space actually bridges the line between FPS style of shooter and 3rd person horror.

        • Ah, FEAR… the game that made me stop working until late night in my office. Thanks a lot for making office buildings and furniture with dim lighting look creepy, fucking jerks…!

          However, EA intended Dead Space to be a contender for the survival horror genre. Pitting it as an FPS would make it become compared to other FPSes, and those things come out as often in the West as eroges do in Japan! (Hint: more than you can buy)

        • Dunno man. I was pretty fucking scared for Isaac in both games. If I’m responsible for a character, either in third person over the shoulder or bird’s eye view/isometric a.l.a. RTS, I generally REALLY don’t like seeing them get chased down and ripped apart like a sack of meat, even if I don’t imagine myself as them. Hopefully I’m not the out-lier, but people keep talking about shit like desensitization, I guess I might be.

        • First person lets you get more immersed into the experience. First person blurs the line between the character, and you, while third person shows a constant reminder that you are not in the game.

          Fearing for a character is much different than fearing for yourself.

        • Shippoyasha says:

          Yeah, but there’s something to be said to actually being able to see Isaac and not some floating-hand/gun. If we couldn’t see Isaac and his suited creepiness, it would have been worse off for it. Or worse yet, we may have had to get pulled into 3rd person perspective when Isaac gets attacked… or not even see death animations of Isaac at all. FPS horror had a good run. I think 3rd person needs a time to shine.

  • Or the guy can dump you and find a girl that enjoys games as well.

    “9. “Are you going to play those things even when you’re 50?” – evoke images of his future”

    FUCK YEAH I WILL! My grandkids will be so jealous of me when I capture all 1000+ pokemon.

  • forgottenme says:

    does anyone one here actually have a girlfriend i dont

    but my best mate does and she hates his gaming and has tried every tactic written here including having sex he finishes and goes back to gaming

    so she found a different solution get him a job it only works in when he is actually working though then he gets ex then gets back onto wow anyway.

    • Well, it’s important how much you play. I had a gamer boyfriend and I didn’t mind at all. I know other girls like that too.
      However, I can understand that a girl could get angry if she’s just ignored all the time.
      If that’s not the case and she just dislikes her boyfriend’s hobby for no reason, then she’s not worth it.