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That’s right, it’s Mother’s Day, every gamer’s favorite holiday. What I want to know is, are there any gamer mothers out there?
My mother does not play games. She tried Rock Band once, and I think I got a Wii Remote in her hand for a brief moment of bowling, but for the most part she is completely oblivious to the medium. One of my grandmothers, on the other hand, really enjoys video games. She actually has a lot to do with the gamer I am today. She bought me my first Game Boy and a copy of Dr. Mario because she noticed how much I liked playing with hers whenever I would visit. The other mother in my life, my baby-mama (A.K.A. my wife), plays more video games than me somehow. At this very moment, she is spending her first Mother’s Day as an official participant napping with the baby having spent the last two full nights playing Minecraft on the Xbox 360.What about you? Does your mother play games? Does she approve of your hobby?
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I'm a gamer, and I'm a mom to one toddler and one growing little wiggly fetus in the process of growing into a baby. :D
I have been playing games ever since I was a kid and I scraped together the money to buy my big gray brick Gameboy from a garage sale.
I love playing games even today, but most of my gaming does happen on my handheld instead of the console- I tend to play during breaks at work and when my daughter is napping.
I really hope to share the classic Nintendo games with my children when they are older, and I love getting a good hour or two "off" to play console games when my husband plays tea party with our daughter.
It is harder to get the time to game as a parent, but that doesn't mean you don't get to do it when you're a mom. It's all about balance! :)
I'm not a mom yet! I grew up out in the country, and I learned how to farm. My gift to my future children: I will teach them how to farm as well! How to farm for gold and experience points!
Mu mum is godly at Mario games. I think she's actually the one who got me into gaming, because my first gaming memory involves watching her play Mario on the NES. I still remember her surpassing my star count of Super Mario 64, and even Super Mario Sunshine.
My mum's a Nintendo fan, and nothing else, although she did get me started, and she had good tastes in games. Now, she really only plays solitaire, even though I want to get her into SMG, because I know she'll like it. Oh well, she has her memories of gaming.
My mom helped become the gamer I am.
My mother clocks more time on my PS3 than I do currently, if I'm honest. She went from watching me play and asking "How can you play these? I love the stories, but I'll never be able to do it." to logging hundreds of hours into Skyrim and Amalur, Oblivion and the Final Fantasy series.I actually had to buy a second console. My mother is also fully awesome, and got super hype when this year's Mothers' Day yielded a fully paid pre-order of Ni No Kuni; alongside some flowers, of course :)
Yes actually, she crazy about racing games, Grid, GT, Forza, etc.
Sorry the edit button isn't working, so sorry about the grammar. (shame)
I have been trying to get my mom to get to play more modern video games as of recently. I tried to get her to play Portal a couple of years ago, and she hasn't picked up a controller since. Which is kind of strange because she used to play games on my and my brothers GBAs all the time, and she is practically an expert at animal crossing.
The Wii is how my mom sees all games that's probably why she doesn't play
I'm a mom gamer! I have 3 little ones, I homeschool one, potty train another, and am nursing the third. Somehow I still have time to save the galaxy with shep and build floating villas on minecraft. Games are something I can do with my kids and there are a lot of games that are really great for them. My own mom hated video games when I was growing up, but now she plays tennis on the wii all the time...
I remember my mom being as into playing Donkey Kong Country as I was. It was years later that I found out that after I went to school she'd play the game without me. That finally solved the mystery why I never remembered playing certain levels like the mine cart level
Except for Dr. Mario back in the day, my mother does not play video games and whole-heartedly disapproves of my obsessive gaming habits. I, on the other hand, am a video gaming girlfriend, soon to be video gaming wife, and later down the road, a video gaming mother.
Mine won't really play games, but she approves of the hobby.
My mother is the reason why I started playing video games. Her first console was an Atari 2600 and she later got a NES which she passed on to me when I was around 3 years old.
I am not only a gamer mother but a gamer grandmother. I play with my grandchildren quite often. Own a PS2, DSLite, and a Wii. I play puzzles, RPG's and I just bought a Wii Plus 2. Happy Gaming!
Their was a time when my mom played Webkinz games, Wii Play, and Wii Fit. Now all she plays is Bakery Story on her Iphone. I once tried to get her to play Wind Waker and a different time she tried Mario Kart. Neither was to much avail (I had to tell her what item she just picked up in Mario Kart because she couldn't glance up while driving). Also, both my parents think all video games are the same.
My mama used to like to watch me and boys play football, or golf cause they looked so real. She was never one to participate in the playing though. When I was younger, I wasn't allowed to play unless it was dark or rainning outside. She made sure I was outside more than in. I plan on using the same practice with my kids. As a matter of fact, I still very rarely play games during the day... only if it's rainning;).
My wife plays a few casual games on her iPhone, and will dabble with some PS3 and Wii games... but nothing serious. Maybe if I bought her a pretty pink controller...
I started off playing video games since i was little, thanks to my dad and grandma.. yeah that's right my grandma has a old school Nintendo. She plays every night after work. But my mom has played Guitar Hero a bit of COD, and every time I play she wants to take over even tho she's not good at it.. but she tires. She can't play for long cause she gets dizzy at times.
I spent two hours with my stepmom trying to get past the training area of Portal 2 Co-Op.