November 9, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. Do you remember what you were doing at that time? I know I was sleeping but many Call of Duty video game addicts were standing in line waiting to get their hands on Black Ops, the seventh release in the popular Call of Duty video game series. My two sons told me “its the best video game ever!” But wait, haven’t I heard that before? I seem to remember them saying that same exact statement when Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 came out. In fact, each time a new Call of Duty video game is released, they tell me it’s the “best video game ever!”
But for non-gamers that love and/or live with a Call of Duty Black Ops player, the game can be a relationship killer. Can you remember the last time you saw your favorite gamer without a video game controller in their hands or a XBox Live headset on their head? It was most likely on November 8. As we have all seen with the six previous Call of Duty games, the hype will die down but how can a non-gamer get the attention of their favorite Call of Duty Black Ops player?
The not-recommended way: If you just can’t stand one more minute of being ignored for a video game, you could “accidentally” break the game or “accidentally” put a large deep scratch in the disk. While waiting in line at Target, I even overhead a teenage girl telling her friend that she wanted to take a baseball bat to her boyfriend’s game! Wow, talk about frustration! Of course if you do this to your significant other’s game, you might have to update your Facebook status to single.
The sneaky way: Did you know that most video game systems come with parental controls? Next time your gamer breaks away from Call of Duty Black Ops for a few minutes, you could go into the settings mode on their video game system and set the timer on parental controls. Wouldn’t your significant other or child be surprised when the timer comes up and tells them they can’t play Call of Duty Black Ops anymore today because they have reached their time limit! Although, if they find out you set the timer, again you might have to update your Facebook status to single.
If you can’t beat them, join them way: If the only way to communicate with the Call of Duty Black Ops gamer in your life is through the XBox Live headset, then maybe you should try talking to them through a headset. This would mean you will need to join XBox Live, get a gamer- tag, friend your gamer, and then learn to play Black Ops. It’s a hard and expensive way to get someone’s attention, but who knows, maybe you will like Call of Duty Black Ops and out prestige them!