At some point it happens, men and women have to do "couple stuff." Rather than let her dictate the activities, which will include you holding her handbag in the mall and pretending to be cool with it, why not hook her on video games? Impossible, you say? If your girlfriend isn't excited about your games, it's because you haven't presented her with the right one. To help you discover the title that will make her as addicted as you, we've listed 13 awesome games by the type of girlfriend who will love each one. Soon "couples time" will be in front of the gaming system of your choice...and she will think it's her idea.
For The Girlfriend Who Thinks She Can Drive
Title: "Mario Kart" (Wii)
Price: $50 with Wheel
What better way to have a driving battle of the sexes than doing it from your couch? "Mario Kart" combines driving skill, shrewd moves and head-to-head competition. It's not unusual for Peach to drive past Luigi and leave some dust behind. Make it personal by racing your own Mii characters.
Our friends over at BuzzFeed have an exclusive look behind the scenes of "Dragon Age: Redemption," a six-part web series based on the role playing game of the same name. In the series, Felicia Day plays Tallis, an Elvish assassin whose mission is to capture a renegade mage in order to obtain her freedom.
The post includes behind-the-scenes pictures of filming and production, Felicia Day getting her makeup did and a blooper reel. In the video, you can see cars driving on the highway while the cast is filming in what is supposed to be medieval Thedas, which didn't so much ruin the fantasy as make us laugh.
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You may not be able to rip your shirt like Hulk Hogan (that neckline is always the tricky part), but Xbox 360 Kinect now gives you the ability to wrestle like the Hulkster. Learn more than 50 different attacks and insane stunts that you can do all in the safety of your own home, design a wrestling superstar that fits your attitude--tattoos, tights vs. shorts, masked or flowing facial hair, etc.--and fight in nine different venues, from backyard hard-core to sold-out stadiums. Thanks to MTV Clutch and Majesco Entertainment, you can win a free copy of "Hulk Hogan's Main Event" for Xbox 360 Kinect.
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"Batman: Arkham City" hit stores in North America this past week to mostly positive reviews, and now we'd like to positively review the lovely ladies from Rocksteady's latest Batman offering. They include: Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Talia al Ghul, Poison Ivy, Oracle and Vicki Vale. Anyone who can't admit an attraction to video game characters should quit here.
The sequel to "Arkham Asylum," this game includes characters from its predecessor as well as others from across the Batman comics realm. Of course, certain characters receive more face time than others, but they're all very easy on the eyes, whether good or evil. Especially Catwoman (notice her inside-boob in the top image).
Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada has released "Zombie Slay," a video game for your iPhone or iPad inspired by and featuring music from their horror-themed Zombie EP. Though the blood-spattered romp through a zombie epidemic just came out, it's shaping up to be one of the few the first successful rock star-video game partnership that didn't involve fake musical instruments or synchronized button-mashing.
Granted, previous games of this nature managed to combine blatant commercialism, lazy design and cut-rate programming into a cyclone of cross-promotional ineptitude, which set the bar incredibly low. The only redeeming factor of these gaming abortions was the novelty of their neutered 8-bit versions of classic songs. But that doesn't mean we can't hop on the Nostalgia Express to look back at the terrible video games that will forever haunt the associated bands, thanks to the wonders of the Internet.
One of the greatest innovations in video games is the gamer achievement. These badges of digital honor can be earned to proudly show off your gaming prowess to those you wish to intimidate with the very sight of your digital avatar. Plus, they're great for the ego.
Of course, not all achievements are created equal. Some, in fact, are so easy to get that your grandmother, who is scared of electricity, could get them. So if you’re looking to pad your achievement points or give your fellow online gamers more of a reason to fear you, pick up some of these ridiculously easy achievement badges.
You’re at home one night vegging out on the couch with a video game controller in your hands and your thumbs furiously pounding at an endless wave of mutant warthog alien space zombie Masons. Your girlfriend or wife walks in and catches you "wasting time" with "one of those machines" and wishes you would do something more productive, something other than improve your achievement ranking. You don’t say anything. You just nod quietly and go back to your very loud game of "Gears Of War" and internally deal with the emotional blow to your bruised ego.
While it's true prolonged gaming without physical exertion or exposure to violent video games at a very young age can affect a person's physical and mental well-being to varying degrees, there are other arguments to be made in favor of being a regular, active gamer. And unlike some arguments against gaming, the science exists to back it up. So the next time she gets on your case, throw one of these in her face or at the back of her head as she's leaving you.
LADIES Kate Upton and Victoria's Secret are a match made in heaven [Guyism]
Also a match delivered to your girlfriend.
REMIX Mr. Muthaf***in' eXquite ft. Despot "The Last Huzzah" (video) [Nah Right]
Complete with a small army of grown-up schoolgirls.
SCOTT KNOX 50 movie stars, 50 porn star names [NextMovie]
San Fernando Valley is now dialing Donald Glover seeking "Apollo Commerce."
PORTRAITS 15 celebrities as Russian generals [BuzzFeed]
Sign us up for the Bill Murray brigade.
RETRO 21 reasons why '80s nostalgia is dumb [TruTV]
So take your lunch boxes and shove it.
STICKS 25 of the worst video games of all time [Holy Taco]
Bible Adventures: Nice try, Christian Church.
BODYGUARD Toddler fires shotgun during mother's drug deal [WGRD]
It's probably a good time to sift through this kid's toy basket.
INFOGRAPHIC The history of casual gaming [Fork Party]
Just about everyone has answered the call of duty.
Photo: Victoria's Secret
LADIES Popcorn likes hanging out in Paris [Suicide Girls]
What goes best with Popcorn? Red wine, it turns out.
METAL Anthrax gets emotional about playing Yankee Stadium [NoiseCreep]
The Bronx natives are getting tingly ahead of the epic Big 4 stop in center field tomorrow.
MASH-UP Adele vs. DragonForce with "Rolling In The Fire And Flames" [Fork Party]
We're rolling in impressed.
CONTAGION The CDC tells us which movie pandemics are possible [NextMovie]
Remember the swine flu panic? Mmm, bacon.
WARDROBE MALFUNCTION Lady Gaga slips out (NSFW) [BuzzFeed]
Remember that debate about Lady Gaga's gender?
MODERN NOSTALGIA Blowing into video game cartridges [Holy Taco]
It was an '80s and '90s art, not a science.
FLOPTASTIC Who'll win the Bucky Larson, first positive review sweepstakes? [Film Drunk]
22 critics unanimously agree that this production is a giant turd in film form.
LIFE Then and now graphics [CollegeHumor]
Adult life is similar to childhood, except everything sucks more.
Photo: Suicide Girls
LADIES Fame: My legs are cool, but my smile's the best [XXL Mag]
And oh yeah, that ass.
OCTAGON 7 fan-centric fights for Anderson Silva, who's beaten everyone [Cage Potato]
Or just put him in a cage with a tiger and several spider monkeys.
LAUNCHED Human slingshot slip and slide [The High Definite]
Your awe will immediately melt into envy.
NIGHTWATCHMAN Jane's Addiction Perry Farell interviews Tom Morello [WGRD]
He will create a mosh pit in your MIND.
ENVIRONMENTALIST Don Cheadle is Captain Planet [Funny or Die]
Go green or go home, bitches.
EAT UP 25 inappropriate restaurant names [Holy Taco]
Why, yes, they do have TP at Bung Hole cellars and wine room.
NINTENDO How did the "Duck Hunt" gun work? [Mental Floss]
We still like to believe it was magic.
ERROR 8 dumbest moves by big-time criminals [TruTV]
The Wet Bandits have company.
Photo: XXL Mag