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Wanted: Ideal Gaming Partner

They’re There through Thick and Thin

Imagine there was a site for people to meet their ideal gaming partner. We’re not necessarily talking about romantic partners here; we’re talking about a friend who’d love to play. I’d be looking for these things in that person:

  • They know that team killing is wrong. Ok, I might let this slide if they did something silly, like blowing me up with a bunch of firecrackers. Only in video games, right?
  • They can make sacrifices. For example, let’s say my bullet-ridden cover no longer suffices and bright red blotches cover my screen. My gaming partner would pop open their last health pack and share it. They wouldn’t hesitate. They’re not a lone wolf.
  • They’ll even help me play single player games. I’d appreciate getting help from someone who knew their stuff. And it’s fun to play while talking to someone who appreciates games.

And they should be a magic genie who can rub their bald head and grant me more time to play video games. And… And… Ah who am I kidding? It has to be a good friend who likes to play video games. For me, this is a rare person indeed.

What would you look for in an ideal gaming partner? Are you lucky enough to have someone like that already?



Filed under Video Games: Reader Q&A