There are times when my husband gives me undivided attention, and there are times when he plainly ignores me. The latter happens in either of two situations – when he’s watching football or playing PS3/FM on his laptop. Both situations are not a lot of fun for me. I sit there and ask him a question, he runs in serious lag mode and replies a good five minutes later with an irritatingly distracted ‘Huh?‘.
That’s all you can come up with after five minutes?!
He bought a new PS3 game online early last week (by the way that’s the kind of online shopping that guys love), and to his delight, it arrived on Thursday. This invariably meant that I was going to be ignored. Whatever happened to Thursday-is-the-new-Friday? Bleah.
So he switched PS3 on, and perched on the edge of the sofa, clutched his controller in both hands and waited eagerly for the game to load up with a silly grin on his face. I swore his eyes were glazed over. I stared (note: not glared) at him with amusement and asked him why he was smiling.
It was one of those times again. I resigned myself to fate and attempted to watch him play. I do get excited about games sometimes, but only if they are in the likes of The Simpsons on PS3 or time management ones on my laptop (Cake Mania, Diner Dash, Hospital Hustle yada yada). The game he bought was very much an RPG one, so I wasn’t optimistic.
I turned my eyes to our TV reluctantly, and lo and behold, there was a hot guy staring back at me! My husband was just getting started on the interface that personalises the main character, and guess what, you can customise almost anything – nose shape, hair colour, neck width, gap between his eyes, tattoos, height of his eyes relative to his brow bone, shape of eyebrows, size of the ears and even his complexion and skin tone!
You can also personalise his voice…there was one that spoke in a posh British accent, another rugged one that hints of a devil-may-care attitude…ooooh, plenty of choices!
I was eagerly giving my input for the first time in his game sessions and I think I was almost as excited as he was. You know that the game has made an impression on me when I actually recall the game title – Dragon Age Origins.
Guys, buy this if you want to get your girls to agree with your gaming activities.