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Video Games Beware!

December 4, 2009 - Kim Collette
I have officially become a nerd!  I am as shocked as you are!  I am addicted to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (C.O.D.)! 

I am shocked because I am definitely not a huge fan of video games.  I never really got into the whole craze.  Back in the day I remember playing Burger Time on the Intellivison and Qbert on the Atari.   My brother had the original Nintendo and I can recall playing Super Mario Brothers and even Tecmo-Bowl.  However....I never rushed home to play and never got overly excited about playing.     I really didn't get the whole thing....they are just games right? 

Fast forward to November 2008.  My boyfriend bought the xbox360.  I became a "video game widow".  He would spend countless hours in  what he has termed "lockdown" trying to beat video games. The 2 he played the most were Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. I'll admit that it sorta bugged me that he would spend all that time with a video game and not me.  It was a lonely few months.  And, I still never really played except for a few attempts at being a Guitar Hero.

Then,  the calendar flipped to November 2009.  OH NO.....a new C.O.D.  was coming out.  I thought for sure I'd become the "video game widow" again. my boyfriend needed my help with the new game!  I warned him I wouldn't be much help seeing as how I am really bad at video games, but that I would try.  And.....the rest is history!

I can now understand why so many people become addicted to video games.  Just last night, my boyfriend and I played C.O.D.  We lost all track of time and finally realized we had been playing for well over 3 hours!  My competitive side is definitely brought out by C.O.D.  so I will play until I finally accomplish the mission.  Plus the graphics and audio are so realistic.  (Have you seen the commercial where the boyfriend told his girlfriend his video game was a movie?)  It really  is like you are  in the action going on around you.  I have turned the corner from video game doubter to full fledged fan!

It's 11a.m. on Friday morning. Sad to say.....I am counting down the hours until I get to go home and continue our missions on C.O.D.



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