The lights are on
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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Only gamer mom I know is an ex-girlfriend. She's not a varied gamer as in spending some time in Skyrim or experiencing all of Mass Effect, but she did have some mad FIFA and COD skills.
My mother not only oblivioud to games, she disapproves of me playing too much, too.
With the exception of the occasional cross word puzzle on her DS my mom doesnt play video games. I on the other hand take after my dad and cant get enough gaming. Unfortunatley with my husband being deployed the only chance I get to play is when my son is asleep and by the time I'm worn out myself.
My mother can't play.a game to save her life, but she's always said that Super Mario World is her favorite. And she was the main provider of my games growing up, so I assume that she approves of my gaming habits.
My mom does not.. She played a little LittleBigPlanet and did pretty well until she played Cod. She accepts my hobby, but still doesn't understand it, Saying all games are the same!
My mom sometimes plays video games. She also wants to try Fallout 3.
My mom plays a few, and has always been supported of my gaming. She was the one who brought the family a N64, which started my love of gaming.
My mom doesn't play many video games. My sister, dad, and I tried to convince her to play bowling in Wii Sports on the Wii, but, no matter how much we tried, she never wanted to. She only likes to play Dr. Mario, Tetris, or Solitaire. That is pretty much it. On the other hand, my dad plays some casual games on the Wii like Mario Party 9, Wii Party, Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort.
Closest thing to video games my mom gets to is Pac-man and Angry Birds on her android phone.
My mom was never really a gamer. Till the wii came out. She loves it, but unfortunately she does not have the time to play. I think it is wonderful if children can enjoy this medium with their family. Just imagine during dinner, everyone is talking about the newest game coming out, just imagine...
My wife plays video games as much as I do (if not more, I'm just more efficient at it we suppose). What makes it even better is that we tend to like the same games.
My mother, though, has raised my brother and myself up, so undoubtedly she knows a good deal about them. She's not a player by any means though - the tolerance and understanding for the medium are there.
My mom is similar to your's Kyle, she only really plays Wii Sports or Just Dance, and other puzzle-games, such as Tetris or Sudoku, but however, my dad is much easier to persuade. My mom wishes I didn't play them quite as much.
My mom plays the occasional Sudoku on her DS, but that's it. My dad on the other hand hates most games because of the violence, but what's weird is, he keeps asking me to play serious sam with him :/