Annoyed Female Sounds Off on Men & Their Video Games

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An annoyed female has thrown down on men and the lengths they go to get and play video games. Apparently the release of Grand Theft Auto IV has La’Juanda Knight up in arms with “grown ass men” indulging in this particular form of entertainment. I had to share this with all of you men out there, because I find it sad, offensive and hilarious all at the same time.

It seems that her main problem with video games is that men choose games over time spent doing something else. Her diatribe includes waiting in long lines, scheduling time to play, taking days off work to play and ignoring family members during game time. She’s infuriated with coming home to a gathering of guys watching someone play a game and is absolutely incensed with being asked to spend time with “her man ” (gotta love the possessive nature of that statement) watching him play. She also complains about men staying up late playing instead of doing something “constructive.” Like what? Drinking, scoring drugs, trolling for hookers or stepping out with a mistress? I can think of many past times that are worse than video games.

I have to admit I’ve indulged in one or two of these cardinal sins on occasion and have known others to as well. However, the writer lumps all men into the same category, and completely ignores gamer girls in the same breath. My wife and I spend time playing together, and I spend almost as much time watching her play games as she does me. Our kids watch and play family video games with us as well. I would be crucified if I said all housewives are neglectful because they’re completely absorbed in talk shows and soap operas (probably by my wife no less).

While I realize I’m just giving this woman some grossly undeserved attention for her rant I couldn’t let the assault stand unanswered. The most humorous part of this whole thing though is the responses she’s garnered to her little opinion piece. I support the rights of people to make their feelings known about subjects – obviously since I do it on a daily basis here – but I wish this had been a more well-reasoned piece with something more than computer/game widow syndrome to place as its impetus. Why in our society do we continue to feel the need to call men out on our hobbies or interests – you could almost ascribe the same statements she has in her piece to NCAA Basketball or NFL during the season instead of video games.

I want to address the ladies out there who feel like this woman:

In the immortal words of Rodney King after he was grossly assaulted by Police officers..” Can’t we all just get along?” Isn’t trolling for chicks better in Liberty City than making a run at the local skanks in the meat-market club scene? Don’t you prefer your men in a comfortable, controlled atmosphere where you KNOW what we’re up to with 10 of our best buddies?

How many horrid trite “chick flixs” have we tolerated with you just to spend time in your presence? How many shopping excursions take us to some horrid clothing store or shoe store where we smile and nod when you ask our opinion, knowing we could personally give a damn if it isn’t Victoria’s Secrets. Part of me, the masculine manly part would tell you to “suck it up” and deal with the difference, we all have to compromise in a relationship, or at least that’s what modern men are continuously reminded of after every time an argument doesn’t go your way.

Keep up this possessive, petty pursuit and we’ll find women who enjoy the same things as we do and won’t drag us through “Man of Honor” in the process. They exist, and they like us for who we are and don’t want us to change to suit them. So go on back to your Sex & the City reruns and your Gucci Shoes and Reality TV. We’re just as happy without your BS.

Oh and you see that hooker I just picked up over on the street corner in Liberty City? Sorry I had to run her down with my car but I needed my $50 back. She nags me less than you and I just ran her down. I won’t try that at home.

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20 Comments on Annoyed Female Sounds Off on Men & Their Video Games

DeathDream

On May 5, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Well said! The ending was great too! lol

If a women doesn’t like what “her man” does then find a different man, that is all I have to say about that.

Thankfully I got a girl that likes to watch me play games, although she doesn’t play them herself, I plan to change that with some coop games =D

~Death Dream~

da soc

On May 5, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Too bad she’s a woman and her opinion dun matter

/sexism

LaChandra

On May 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I personally have spend many a time watching my man (at the time) playing games and vice versa. I usually provide an extra pair of eyes for bonuses or powerups depending on what the game is. However, I’m into games I can undersatnd if it’s something you don’t like it’s tedius and boring.

I do think though that when you’re in a relationship where you live together compromises will have to be made. That’s just the deal with a relationship. Your either holding the purse in the department store or we’re always player 2 on the couch.

ManOfTeal

On May 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Ok, maybe I am the only one who see’s this but it sounds like this chick is suffering from what is called, “Bitter Syndrome.”

Maybe this gal is just an attention whore, or maybe she isn’t getting what she needs in the bedroom, or maybe she is just plain jealous?? She is taking it out on the video game?…. :cool:

My wife and I each love video games. If someone you love is into video games and you are not, try to understand it and respect it or move on, that’s the best advice I can give.

Go Marlins!!!!

Jonathan

On May 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm

i mostly feel sorry for this woman’s past boyfriends. poor guys; it must’ve been horrible being forced to actually schedule some time for yourself to get away from their needy girlfriend. :???:

Stahn

On May 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Probably she’s fat and doesn’t have a good job (or none at all). She might have a good relationship but she is too possesive. It’s all get and give. And yes, probably sex is bad for her (or the guy is too bad at it).

Mustikos

On May 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Funny thing is if her boyfriend or whatever wrote about how he is sick of seeing emo chick movies that lack any sort of story or depth, she would leave/divorce him..

Ike Elu

On May 5, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Judging from her pictures at http://www.myspace.com/thatliljournalis that chick is not hot enough to be so demanding.

Xboxlenny

On May 5, 2008 at 9:21 pm

She either isnt getting enough loving or just a nag. She needs a good stiff one (drink) or learn to join in the fun of video games. Most chicks will nag once and a while, but the key is to find a game you both can enjoy for a while. Another thing is to get 2 TVs, if she dont wanna play games im sure she can watch her chick flicks in the room. but yes what a nag.

Are you retarded?

On May 6, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Pastime – one word.

Not “past time” “pass time” or “passed time” you ing dip.

chickMagnet

On May 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm

As both a Gamer and a Girl — All the same arguments can be said (and have been said) about Sports, Boys Night Out, Gyms and Cars. Why is it “just” video games.

Has she ever thought that maybe SHE’s the problem and not the video games? Has she ever tried joining in — like trying to be “one of the boys”, instead of trying to be the “queen of the room”? Look, guys really love when they’re girlfriends play games too, that way you’ll both be all hyped-up, and end-up having some mad, crazy sex — and it’s good :grin:

How about this — instead of being loud, demanding, annoying, and always wanting everything your own way, (because men really love that quality in women). TRY joining-in the game for any hour, that way your boyfriend (and the other guys) will see that you’re really trying to be interested in what they like. (You might even have fun). That way, when YOU want to go out and do something – they’ll be more willing to join you. It’s called compromise and having a relationship with another person, because it can’t always be about you.

Oh No You Di Int

On May 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Hmm, why is it that I’m thinking she’s fitting the image of a certain racial sterotype?

Raw

On May 7, 2008 at 1:03 am

In my case, if both a friend, brother or my girlfriend and I are playing a SP Game, we both enjoy taking turns completing it, and that involves watching the other play without anything else to do. We’ll this, for goodness sake, ended with the inclusion of COOP modes on most console games, but still, it isn’t such a pain in the ass to watch someone play, specially if it’s a fun game.

Jazzy

On May 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm

:lol: As a girl I totally understand where ahe is coming from and have know dudes that are just as annoyed and upset when they come home from work and there is a “gaggle of women” all over the house “gossiping and carrying” on was the words I believe my mom’s ex used. Other men have said the same. Also getting upset when she wants to go clubbing and hanging at the mall.
People get so defenseive when they have stuff pointed out to them that don’t take the time to look at the real issue.

As a gamer I feel sad for her and the guy. They should have know it wouldn’t work! Gmaers and non-gamers can’t live in peace from what I’ve noticed XDD Which is why I’m glad I snagged me a gamer hubby. Any other guy just wouldn’t have understood “Don’t talk to me! Can’t you see it’s a cut scene!” or “What the heck you do want… oh sorry I didn’t mean to yell I’m just sick of fight this boss.” >_> as well as “Go make a sandwhich, already.”

She just wants a dude that finds her as exciting as he found her the day they hooked up. That’s not too much to ask for…….. and gamerboys wonder why its so hard to get a nondigital chick to fall in love with them ….oops. :lol:

Huggiesunrise

On May 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Thats not a woman.

Siverback

On May 24, 2008 at 10:04 am

You people are pathetic. Truly pathetic. There ain’t a damn one of ya that has a clue of how to have a relationship.

FlakAttack

On May 28, 2008 at 1:06 am

Current gf is the only one who has understood my passion for gaming. At first, she didn’t get it. She thought it was hammering a bunch of buttons and being entertained for a few minutes. I showed her it was more than that. It was Choice. It was being able to be alone or with hundreds of people. It was like reading a book or watching a movie, only it never had to end. You could do it again in a completely different way.

She got hooked on City of Heroes. Guys, if you want your girl to appreciate gaming, get her hooked on an MMO. Works every time :P

moldy steak

On May 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm

“You people are pathetic. Truly pathetic. There ain’t a damn one of ya that has a clue of how to have a relationship.” – Siverback.

were pathetic? get the of the ing computer and spend time with YOUR girlfriend then. oh, wait, you probably don’t have one and thats why your on here ing as well.

bj

On June 1, 2008 at 11:52 am

oh you got burned

Cobalt

On June 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Damn, straight, you win sir.