Let me share with you all my favorite thing about this game. Since the original Deus Ex well over a decade ago, the main draw of the series has been the ability to choose your route through any given area. I pride myself on my (admittedly lackluster) stealth skills, and as such, made a point of taking on the terrorist mission early in the game (The one where you had to rescue the hostages and defuse the bomb) with a decidedly low-profile approach. I had some difficulty navigating the room just outside the hostages without being spotted, and eventually just paused and walked away in frustration. My wife asks me to run around the corner to pick her up a snack from our nearby 7-11, and I gladly took the opportunity to get some fresh air and get my wits back about me. I'm sure my controller appreciated not being thrown across the room.

I return a few moments later, chips and a slurpee in hand, only to see a mission complete gracing my screen. Confused, I track my wife down in the other room, and see if she knows anything about it.

"Babe? Any Idea why my game is telling me Mission Complete?"

"Oh? Yeah. I took care of it."

"How? I was stuck for half an hour."



"Yep. Grenades."

"And the Terrorist Leader?"

"Throat Punch."

This is the woman I married. And I'm strangely proud of her for this.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/27/2013 at 02:32am

Sharing passions, or even just being able to communicate and understand those passions, is a valuable thing in any relationship. Very cool that you have this!

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/27/2013 at 03:08am

That's awesome. My wife games, but not as much as me. She loves watching me play some games though, and is really digging Bioshock Infinite.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/27/2013 at 04:04pm

Grenades and Throat Punch? Awesome. :D

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/27/2013 at 04:06pm

Some of the coolest moments in gaming happened during my play sessions with Half-Life 2 and Portal 2 playing on the couch with my wife beside me reading or doing a puzzle. Her reactions to the game were pretty awesome.

I recently ran through the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm BluRay and watched all the cinematics and she was really interested in the story and how it turned out. She seemed to dig Kerrigan and Jim's story too. LEGACY OF THE VOID CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/27/2013 at 04:34pm

That is so rad man!

Just last night I was at my girlfriend's house, and we were going to watch The Golden Girls (something I'd never thought I'd say, but check it out, it's pretty fantastically funny) and before we did, I threw in her copy of Grand Theft Auto 4. We had a blast just running around the city, punching people's cars and causing a riot. Gaming with a partner can be a ton of fun!

I suppose that should be obvious to me, looking back at my childhood. Gaming with friends is what every day revolved around. I remember putting my Super Nintendo in my backpack after school and biking to my friend's house so we could play games together. Not to mention all the Super Street Fighter 2 and Killer Instincts battles I had with my brother :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/27/2013 at 06:56pm

Don't knock the Golden Girls. That show was hilarious!

Sparklepop wrote on 03/27/2013 at 07:17pm

That is awesome!

I wish my boyfriend was awesome like that. We play WoW together but if it's any other game, if I get stuck, he just laughs at me. He never helps or will even hint about how to get around something. *grumblegrumble*

And Golden Girls is awesome! I wanna be like them, when I grow up. =)

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/28/2013 at 05:32am

Gaming as a couple is awesome! My wife and I use to play MMO's together, but now we mostly stick to co-op console games like Borderlands. We're still working on Borderlands 2, but our gaming time together is a little more rare now that kid #3 is here. :)

Nick_Donahoo   Post Author wrote on 03/28/2013 at 07:08pm

Ooh. tempted to get the wife interested in Borderlands. Hadn't thought of that before. I think I have the first one somewhere. Wonder if she'll dig playing Lilith.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/07/2013 at 06:38am

I finally got around to watching trailers for this game. It seriously could be a movie. Looks spectacular!

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/07/2013 at 12:57pm

It is, I'd say it's one of my favorites of the past few years.

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