Playing “screen” games is not my cup of tea, whether it’s a gameboy, brick game, computer game, Nintendo DS, family computer, etc… The reason? My eyes can’t stand looking at the screen while playing. It turns bloody red and a bit painful!
I’m more into games that interacts with REAL people like basketball, volleyball, badminton, sigking badu*, sigking aparador*, chinese garter*, patintero*, langit lupa*, tumbang preso*, pinoy henyo*, you name it. Hmmm… I did play virtual game like Farmville and Cafe World for a few months but I eventually stopped. (Click here to read related blog entry – Fv or FT?)
Moving forward… my handsome nephew, James, seemed tired of playing alone so he kept sending me feelers that he wanted to give me free Wii and Xbox lessons. Isn’t he adorable? After his consistent subtle bugging, I finally gave in. He first taught me how to play Super Mario and other kiddie stuff games using Wii…. I surely did poorly.
He obliged when I mentioned that I prefer playing sports and he picked table tennis and bowling. Surprisingly, I won the table tennis match and three (3) point short to winning the bowling tournament. Ha!
James doesn’t like losing and he eventually shifted to his game of expertise. Darn! O_O Although, he was extremely happy when he beats me from one game to the other, he still comforted because I pretended to be so sad whenever I lose. He is truly a charmer!
the game “tools”
I was completely awed with Xbox! It’s like swimming without water, doing skateboard without being scared of falling and getting a bruise afterwards, and so on and so forth. It’s like doing the real thing in a safer method. Pardon my naivety. -_-
It’s funny because James was acting like a grown up when he was teaching me how to play Xbox. His favorite lines? “Tita (Tagalog term for Aunt), just do what I say. When I say jump, you jump. When I say swim, you swim.” O_O I pretended to do the wrong thing and the he would say, “Tita, what are you doing? Follow me okay?”… It’s hilarious! 😀
Whether Wii or Xbox, James and I surely had a blast and formed a strong bond.
Hmmmm…. I still prefer Xbox though. Ha!
* Traditional Filipino games.