Getting my girlfriend into gaming
I mean, that article is…bad. Also, sometimes people just bounce off. Nothing sucks the joy out of something more than being pushed into it begrudgingly. She loves a good story and grew up on things like Avatar, Harry Potter, Disney, etc.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: What Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
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- How To Turn Your Girlfriend Into A Gamer
- Top 50 Games To Get Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend Into Gaming (Part 1)
- Tips for getting my girlfriend into gaming?
Gamer Interrupted: How to turn your wife into a gamer
Pretty self-explanatory from the title! With all the E3 stuff going on at the moment and my girlfriend showing slightly more interest than normal , I was wondering if anyone's got any tips or recommendations for things to try together? So I'm a woman who is a gamer.
I obviously don't know your girlfriend at all so my assessment could be completely wrong. I looked at the games in that article and most of them aren't really to my taste. You could start super simplistic like that or give games with a good story a try.
But what I've found and this applies to me personally is that women love games with story. We want characters we can root for. I don't care if I win in multiplayer, but seeing Joel tear into a hospital to rescue Ellie in TLoU was very impactful to me. Usually, we aren't super competitive so multiplayer isn't always the biggest draw.
Overwatch could be fun eventually though! But for now, I would suggest a few simple games to start with. I find that Nintendo games are generally the best gateway into gaming for girls that are not normally into gaming, so if you are serious about getting her into games and you don't have a Nintendo console, I'd suggest that you get one along with some local multiplayer games that the two of you can play together.
The following are my personal three go-to games for whenever I'm with a girl that is not normally into video games. Thus far, I've never met a girl that did not enjoy playing the following three games:.
Mario Party It's pretty much just like a wacky board game with some easy to understand mini-games so it's great for non-gamers. Any of the ones before 7 are good. Samba de Amigo on the Dreamcast with maracas controllers This one is kind of expensive to setup since for the proper experience you need the game, a Dreamcast to play it on, and two sets of the special maracas controllers, but trust me when I tell you that all women love this game with the proper setup.
Everybody from girlfriends that I have had that hated video games before they met me to even my Grandma that doesn't understand how to play video games if you put a normal controller in her hands have had a ton of fun with this one. Start out with some indie games to let the addiction take root, then move onto Nintendo. My girlfriend isn't a massive gamer, but she enjoys Unravel and Unravel 2 is coop which is perfect and Rayman.
She can't handle 3D games that are fast paced but she enjoys Cities: Skylines and Zoo Tycoon as they're much more relaxing. We all had to get used to the controls at some point so tell her to be patient. I remember the days of my PSX and having to look directly at the controller to remember which button was which for a few weeks!
I agree. Every time my wife has watched me play a game it's always been a game that was very heavily focused on narrative. So Heavy Rain and games like it she'll play as they have very simple mechanics and are mainly focused on telling a story. I'm personally not into those games but I know she likes them so if I'm playing my normal COD and BF games it can get annoying when she asks about continuing the story of one of those games so be careful what you wish for lol.
As far as getting her to play games like shooters from my experience it's just the complicated nature of those games that turn them off. We play them like everything is second nature and when you've been gaming for years it literally is.
It's nothing for us to pick up a controller of some new shooter and immediately do extremely well in it as if we've been playing the game for years. Que the wife or anyone who doesn't game regularly and she has to learn how to first move the character, than throw in the fact that a separate stick is for looking, throw in the triggers, and wait you can ADS to aim better, crouch, jump, run, reload and you haven't even touched the nuanced mechanics of the game and it's just too much to learn in one sitting.
I say start with the games that got you into gaming in the first place. Basic platformers and some fighting games. Very easy to pick up and play. You could get her in with Nintendo stuff. Or she might like The Sims and stuff like that. Another idea is to get her in with phone games.
You can see what interest her and what didn't. Thats what i did. And I cant tell what she likes, it clicks or it doesnt. She loved them. What i didnt forsee was she also fell hook line sinker into Killing Floor More than me! She hates WoW but really enjoyed Warcraft 3. But thats the only RTS game i can ever get her to play. She habitually skips cutscenes and dialogues LOL so RPGs are nono and i'm tired of trying to explain to her what was what and who was who , shes the type that wants to jump in and get on it asap.
Probably steer clear of anything multiplayer focused for now. I totally agree with the story factor too. I really think that's the best place to start, especially if I can find a story-heavy co-op game to help guide her in. I definitely think that would be a winner. And it depends on what her interests are, but try to play a few games yourself and have her come and watch and tune into what interests she has.
I'd start with simple games like Mario games. I'd say play games that are fun and you can play together and build up from there. I'd say get her started by seeing what games she likes to watch you or others play.
My brother and I got into gaming by making our dad play the games while we watched. It helps find games you're interested in trying out.
Seeing so many people love the game was exciting and you kinda felt left out. So you join in! Or if that doesn't work put the game in new meaning. For an example game theory, a youtube finds real-life science and maths into video games. How about let her hook into games that catches her eye first? I don't have a girlfriend but my sister plays games but not that much and she's mostly into GTA games and I also got her hooked playing Counter Strike and Warframe.
Ease her into it slowly, thats how I have always found it works when trying to get someone into something. Make her feel that what she is doing is not something like really "different" for her and let her choose what game she wants to play. Preferably start with just something like even a game of couch co op COD, something casual and fun before letting her invest hours into a meaty substantial game. Ease into her slowly, thats how I have always found it works when trying to get something into someone.
Make her feel that what she is doing is not something like really "different" for her. Preferably start with just something like even a game of couch fun before letting her invest hours into your meat. Macutchi : I am a girl myself.
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How to Get Your Girlfriend into Video Games [7 Easy Steps]
Gaming can be a difficult hobby to maintain if your new or existing partner does not share your passion. I recently spoke with some of my female friends about what they really thought of gamers. You need to offer your own time to an activity that might not particularly interest you but she really enjoys. Tell her that you want to share your hobby with her and would be interested in participating in one of hers. Offer to do her hobby first, and be willing to participate in it for at least as long as you want her to game with you.
There are a fair number of things in this world that annoy the snot out of me. Why would you date this person? But Bejeweled is a casual game! Yeah, whatever. Getting someone in your life involved in your particular hobbies is a lot easier if you start out by paying attention to theirs and work towards a point of intersecting interest.
Getting my girlfriend into games.
So my girlfriend has been really trying to get into games. She loves the idea of playing them and always wants to watch me play but she has problems playing them herself. Problem is she's just aaaaawful at them, just can't seem to get the hang of navigating in a 3D space,, and anything that really requires quick reflexes usually becomes very frustrating. My question is have anyone else had any luck finding good games to start their non gaming partners, friends, family out on. I mean, does she have any kind of starting point? Like, anything she played when she was younger that she was OK at? Or is she just across the board terrible? Also, does she have a preference on amount of story?
My one secret trick for getting my girlfriend into PC gaming: do nothing
A lot of these games on the list have been taken from personal experience of mine and people I know. Go easy, and have fun! Hopefully no controllers get thrown around. Also, this is the first part of a five part list, so be sure to check back for more. Journey is pretty much a no-brainer.
The games that got her into gaming were the ones she chose for herself. Perhaps related to this, her grade point average was nearly two points higher than mine throughout high-school and college. Her disinterest was down to a difference in character, which was one of the reasons we were together. A couple autumns later, however, she saw me spend a week totally absorbed in Grim Fandango.
10 Ways To Get Your Girl Into Gaming
No seriously… but what you can do, is have her enjoy your hobby with you. Before we can start with enjoying videogames with our significant others, we must start accepting a few facts of life. Second, gaming is your hobby not hers.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: How to Get Your Girlfriend Into Gaming
For as long as I've written about video games 80 years , I've been getting the same messages in my inbox every February. They have subjects like "Getting your girl in on the game," and come loaded with lots of statistics about how many women like games a lot and ideas about how games can be a fun, sexy thing to do with your partner. And yes, a lot of women do play video games , and there are plenty of good games to play with a partner. No one's disputing that. Ask your partner to play games with you!
From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism
Pretty self-explanatory from the title! With all the E3 stuff going on at the moment and my girlfriend showing slightly more interest than normal , I was wondering if anyone's got any tips or recommendations for things to try together? So I'm a woman who is a gamer. I obviously don't know your girlfriend at all so my assessment could be completely wrong. I looked at the games in that article and most of them aren't really to my taste. You could start super simplistic like that or give games with a good story a try. But what I've found and this applies to me personally is that women love games with story. We want characters we can root for.
Many men will be forced, at some point, to part with their beloved game console by supreme order of their female companions. Make gaming an activity you both enjoy! Note: there are no guarantees that she will enjoy it.
How To Turn Your Girlfriend Into A Gamer
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Tips for getting my girlfriend into gaming?