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Reader Discussion: It’s Mother’s Day

by Kyle Hilliard on May 13, 2012 at 07:28 AM

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?