It's the kickoff for this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. And if you're dating a serious gamer like me, it's time to say sayonara to your boyfriend or girlfriend. This week, gamers are flocking into Los Angeles where companies are unveiling their latest games. And while it's not always fun to play second fiddle to their games, I think gamers get a bad rep in love. There are a ton of fact-based reasons why a gamer makes the perfect lover.
Relationship expert Sue Butler discusses video game addiction amongst kids and how parents can help their young ones refocus their attention to more productive activities.
The recently released and highly anticipated GTA V is pretty limited when it comes to sexcapades. And for that I am thankful. I am glad that the sex is nowhere near as elaborate as the violence.
Do you struggle to peel your partner away from the controller? Do you feel like he's cheating on you with a game? Your feelings may be valid. It's true, we don't think of gaming in the traditional way we think of infidelity, but any time your partner spends time and energy on something in a way that detracts from the relationship, that's an affair. Our expert explains.
Does my child have an attention or behavioral problem? Parents, teachers, and many health professionals are often at a loss when it comes to identifying and modifying problematic childhood behavior. The nuances of child behavior are just like those of adult behavior. How does one define what is genuinely problematic and indicative of a larger problem? When parents and their children are referred to my practice for attention, concentration, behavioral, or underachievement problems, a thorough assessment ensues. Many parents have tried a multi
Are your children lost in cyber space? Do they prefer the company of video games and television to the family? Are their only friends on Facebook? Can they day dream and use their imagination to create wonderful games or activities on their own? Do they need someone or something to tell them how to have fun? If so, they need to develop their amazing imagination and think of new ways to solve problems, create possibilities and think their own thoughts. Here are three great ways to plug in imagination
Want a little Einstein around the house? The role of genetics in intelligence—i.e., the extent to which our smarts are inherited—has long been an academic war zone. What can raise your child's chances? There's no single best recipe, but studies prove that keeping TV out of the nursery, shelling out for music lessons, breastfeeding, having a big library, and withholding cookies are just a few ways to boost your child's chances of success.
Let's face it—men like to play games. In fact, 15 percent of divorcees said their ex-husbands made video games a priority over their relationship. Nowadays, many women have lost one-on-one time to the game console at least once. But Tokii has tapped into man's love of sport and competition to actually help foster communication in your relationship (why didn't Nintendo think of that!).
Older ladies still appreciate their jollies. What we can learn from the Dutch. Why can't a guy talk about sex with his buddies? What are guys really thinking when they create a dating profile? Some pick-up lines, per science, really work. And, why you should date a geeky dude.
Love Bytes: 10 must-click love and relationship links. Plus, Mindy McCready has a sex tape, strippers give advice on love making, and how video games define sexiness.
Women and video games: when you think of them together, a huge-breasted, hot-bodied Lara Croft-like vixen probably comes to mind. But the United Nation Population Fund seeks to change all that -- at least in one video game -- in a game that will encourage young boys not to use domestic violence (DV) to solve disputes. College students in Vermont teamed up with two media organizations to create the game, which will be targeted towards children in Cape Town, South Africa. According to one senior, who traveled to Africa to interview kids about their views on DV, young boys need education and reinforcement about respecting women and not using violence.
From football to NASCAR, even men who can barely throw a wiffle ball are obsessed with sports. Yet, this fanatic phenomena isn’t so crazy as it appears. One guy explains how for most men, the obsession with sports starts early, when they dreamed about being Nolan Ryan and Jerry Rice and grew when later their dreams of playing professional sports was cut short. Guy’s, argues the writer, have had to settle for a lifetime of living vicariously through the wins and losses of their favorite teams: "We have been encouraged, if not pushed into, such pursuits, told to dream of becoming the next Tom Brady, LeBron James, or Derek Jeter. No one ever sends an eight-year old outside to play "write the great American novel" or "make an Academy Award winning film." If they did, we would have an entire generation of children arguing in backyards over who got to be Ernest Hemingway or Woody Allen instead of Manny Ramirez or Peyton Manning."
"I watched in horror as Fred ripped open the box and began an afternoon jam session with Guitar Hero... I have to say that it's kind of hot to watch him play that plastic guitar."
According to a study in Australia, more and more young couples are playing video games together. And the manufacturers are making more games for couples from Dance Dance Revolution to the new Rock Band there is a real market here. So plug in, tune out, remember that the couple that plays together stays together.
Like video games? You and your partner pressing each others’ buttons may be the right way to go. Even though a long-term relationship can often mean going from roses and romance to sweatpants and video games, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Involve yourself in each other’s greatest pleasures, like playing his favorite racing game, and beating each other up or kicking it side-by-side in fighting games.