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09-25-2005, 10:52 PM
My folks are pretty supportive of my gaming copy, just as long as I pull good grades. Finances aren't a problem, as I'm *very* frugal, so most all of the money I make is saved and I'm a thirfty person.
My mom looks for games whenever she goes on a shopping trip, very good at it too. My dad is pretty neutral, but he's shown intrest in gaming in the past.
How about you?
My mother never bothered me about my gaming while growing up, but never really supported it either. My dad was willing to run around with me to look for games. I think that had more to do with me only seeing him once a year though after the divorce.
My wife, on the other hand, is quite supportive. She plays a bit too, preferring simple games like Mario and Bubble Bobble. Her philosophy is that I can buy my games as long as I don't neglect paying the bills to do so.
09-25-2005, 11:48 PM
My mom, while she used to play games like Shining Force, and Ecco... now has no interest in them, and seeing as how my life is made of nothing but games we don't talk much.
I only own a full Genesis combo, a Dreamcast, a GameGear, and a Saturn (my DS was stolen, and I f***ing miss it :fit: , but I will buy it once Animal Crossing DS comes out, and I have a job) So I guess I am totally ol'-skool now.
09-26-2005, 02:09 AM
My mom played a lot of arcade games way back in the day like Pac-Man, Centipede, etc. She also had a VCS, and later, a Commodore 64. My dad bought a Master System, but she thought there was too much nonsense going on in most of the games. Since then, I have gotten her addicted to a couple games here and there, namely Columns and Tempest 2000. She likes simple games that don't really have a beginning and end. She almost got hooked on DDR, but couldn't get good at it. She used to kick my ass at Magical Drop.
Like my mom, my dad played lots of old games in the 80s. But after the Master System, he started losing interest in "regular" games that require reflexes and such and playing just RPGs and turn-based/menu-driven games. He liked Ultima and Phantasy Star a lot. He'd play games like Shining Force on my Genesis, too. He briefly owned a Saturn, mainly for Myst and Mystaria. After that he's been a PC gamer, playing games like Black & White, Civilization 3, Sim City 4, Civil War Generals 2, etc. I did unintentionally get him hooked on Grandia 2 when I visited him with my Dreamcast.
09-26-2005, 02:31 AM
My parents aren't really big gamers.
My father would buy me video games... my mother despised them. She only liked Ecco, but still wouldn't play it.
My father did play Links Golf on the VIS though.
09-26-2005, 05:20 PM
All my dad plays is Ghost Recon and Fight Night Round 2 with me, we used to play Contra together
09-26-2005, 05:21 PM
P.S. Uranus that guy was a DS staeling bastard, dude I feel bad for u
09-26-2005, 07:41 PM
My brother and I managed to get my mom hooked on Animal Crossing. For awhile there she played every day like clockwork, draining the waterways of fish and such. She's scaled back on it now that she's more or less done everything there is to do in the game. My Dad, he's quite the advocate of gambling games. It all first started with King of Casino for the TurboGrafx which he would play every so often in an attempt to amass enough wealth to finally beat the game. Now it's a daily obsession with value-priced PC gambling packs, mostly focusing on slot machines.
There was a time when both of my parents considered video games to be the root of all evil, but clearly they've put that in the past.
My parents never played video games and never tried. They don't care much about them. They did buy me games and systems for birthdays and christmas.
09-27-2005, 09:00 PM
My parents are pretty neutral on the subject. If I can afford to get them I can do so.
09-27-2005, 11:47 PM
My parents were never too fond of it in any form.
My neice would rather I dump money on ciggarettes than VGs.
The rest of my family is concerned, but not opposed.
09-29-2005, 07:53 PM
My parents were always supportive and they were pretty good about getting me new systems and games for Christmas when they came out (remember, I grew up in the Atari 2600, 5200, Colecovision era).
They were cool with it as long as it didn't affect my grades although they weren't into games themselves.
10-12-2005, 10:48 PM
Oh yeah, my grandpa played some games, last game he played was a few hours of Half-life back in the day. My grandma played Hocus-pocus on the PC too.
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