My birthday is coming up and I am throwing myself a big party. Call me old fashioned, but we will neither play nor watch any video games at this gathering. I believe we will still manage to have some fun.
My husband's birthday is coming up in a few months. We will not be throwing him a big party so I want to be sure to mark the occasion appropriately. Brainstorming has begun.
I know something he would really like: a PS3.
His console coveting has slowed down. He waited in line all night to buy a PS2. He drove all around Baltimore to find a Game Cube the day after it launched. He nearly froze to death at the midnight release for the Wii. He settled on a 360 after the second time around. But he has only ever talked about a PS3.
Now, despite my "involvement" with video games I have never bought my husband anything video game related. It is a line I have chosen not to cross. It works for us. However, I am willing to cross that line to ensure my husband's fourth decade is more pleasurable than his third. The dilemma I am really facing is that if he owns a PS3 it pretty much guarantees he will play Battlefield 3.
I just can't get into watching these schizophrenic, sensory overload, run around and shoot like its a penny a round, first person shooters. I hide my face behind my Real Simple. Bathing to Black Ops is not relaxing. I long for simpler, quieter times. I miss Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
I would lie on the couch, curled behind my husband. I would wear the headset. Not only did I get to bark orders to our friends, I got the dish on their new girlfriends. I had a purpose. I was comfortable.
So, I don't know. I am just glad my husband also plays games like Puzzle Quest. If he wants a PS3 as much as I think he does perhaps I will break down and buy it for him. BF3 is coming out for the 360 anyway. Maybe love is Battlefield.