What do you buy for a gamer? For those of you not into Video Games, it may seem as a mysterious form of entertainment. You might view gaming as a waste of time or even harmful. I’m here to ease those concerns. Like many things in life, moderation is the key and knowledge helps to alleviate fear. I’m also here to help. Since today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, I figured that some of you could use some gift ideas for the gamer in your family.
ArenaNet loves to celebrate the holidays. With Guild Wars versions of Halloween and Christmas/New Years, I logged into the game to see if anything special was planned for Thanksgiving. Since Guild Wars is a global game, and Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November) is a United States holiday, I wasn’t expecting to see any festive events. I was pleasantly surprised when I was greeted with the following message…
I’d like to say that Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare was the greatest game that I ever played. Unfortunately, I can’t do that. I can’t even play the game at all. After messing around for hours, trying to get the game to work, I’ve given up. At first, I thought it was my computer. After doing some research online, it seems that I’m not the only one with CoD4 technical difficulties.
As a single guy, I do go on dates. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out. Most of the time, the women I meet are pretty understanding. But sometimes, they write really nasty letters. I’ve gotten some mean messages, but it doesn’t really bother me. It doesn’t compare to the fury of ArenaNet’s Community Relations Manager Gaile Gray.
As someone who doesn’t drink or smoke, I’m not used to being asked for my ID. Even when I was into Karaoke, the local bars rarely bothered to check my age. “Don’t worry about him. He’s just having French Fries and a Soda.” Yet today, I got a chance to feel young. I actually got carded to buy a video game. Call of Duty 4 is rated Mature!