The tragedy of computer games....

  1. My husband turns into a gelatinous-minded, drooling, shouting idiot when playing these stupid games........not to mention the hideous background music interspersed with shouts and grunts during the 'fights.'

    Why are all the dorky computer games set in medeval times??? Is the attraction that no one back then bathed or used deodorant????

    Surely some of you other ladies (even the occasional gentleman) can relate to my nightly torture and agony when I hear my husbands geek game music start up?

    Join me and feel my pain...................
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  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Oh shay....

    I feel your pain.

    What does your husband play? Mine plays Quake III.

    I don't know what to say. It's terrible. I can hear that game start from another room, and I can FEEL my b/p start to rise.

    Maybe we should start a "Disgruntled Wives of Computer Game Addicts" support group?

    Heather
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    I'm only upset because we're now down to ONE computer, and I can't check the boards as often as I'd like....

    He plays airplane games.... Flight Simulator, F-22 lightning, stuff like that. Oh, and he wears headphones so it doesn't bother me.
  5. by   Cubby
    I guess it's always something! While my husband would not know what to do with a computer game (or even a computer), he can tell you from day one everything that happened during the Civil War. If it makes him happy.....
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Oh shay....

    I feel your pain.

    What does your husband play? Mine plays Quake III.

    I don't know what to say. It's terrible. I can hear that game start from another room, and I can FEEL my b/p start to rise.

    Maybe we should start a "Disgruntled Wives of Computer Game Addicts" support group?

    Heather
    yes, and we can meet in a room next door to the "disgruntled spouses of allnurses.com addicts"
  7. by   kristi915
    sunnygirl, we may just have to start a girlfriends neglected by boyfriends because of xbox support group. I am seriously thinking of starting one on teamxbox forums. My boyfriend never hears me when he's playing his games. If I say I Love You...it's...5 minutes later.....huh?....oh yea......love you too..........augh!!!
  8. by   live4today
    HA! Speaking of which.....my hubby spent EIGHT hours on this computer today playing those dumb games...especially the SPIDERMAN games. Talk about me being addicted to Allnurses! HA! I told him he should NEVER complain again when I'm on the puter chattin' with me own ADDICTION.
  9. by   shay
    Oh, man, Renee.........EIGHT HOURS???!!!??

    At least my hubby contains his to like.....oh.....4 hours. :chuckle Like that's any better........

    Heather, he plays quake, diablo, and is currently playing something called 'neverwinter nights.' *****??

    I just don't get the attraction............I really, really don't.

  10. by   live4today
    Yes...EIGHT hours that I could have been on the puter talking to you guys. Gosh darn him!
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Those games are just as addictive for them as allnurses is for us.
    I can't remember the name of one of them, but one of my friends had a little celebration because the server for her hubby's game was down. She never gets any attention or lovey-dovey.

    I try to keep my hubby from playing the violent, shoot 'em as soon as you see 'em games. I'm convinced that that kind of game playing translates to stress and raises his bloodpressure. I can just see the big dope stroked out, with duke nukem or who-ever, blasting away on the computer.

    Love

    Dennie
  12. by   casperbjs
    Both of my son's play Everquest. Thank goodness they have their own computers. This is a game that goes by levels. They have been playing it for several years. Glad my husband doesn't get on the computer much.
  13. by   indeed
    I just have to sit here, giggling quietly, because...most of the games y'all mentioned, I own. You forgot Civilization and SimCity, quite possibly the two most addictive games EVER. And then there's American McGee's Alice, Half-Life, Unreal Tournament....

    Indeed.
  14. by   finallyRN
    I'm with you indeed. I play more computer games than my boyfriend. I don't like the violent cames but love Sim City 3000, and Civilization. However, now that i am addicted to allnurses I can't seem to find the time to devote to the computer games. DARN.

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