Guest Author - Lisa Shea
You're a computer gaming fanatic. And Valentine's Day is coming. Here are some ideas to show your sweetheart that you love them - in your own gaming way!
Dress up as Yuna and Tidus
See, games can be romantic! Sure, there are times that Tidus is slashing the heads off of wild beasts, but that's all part of saving the world. The scene with Yuna and Tidus in the water is pretty steamy! Here's some Tidus Costume Info.
Play some 007 Nightfire Together
You can steer while your sweetie calls out warnings about people about to shoot you. This works especially well on the snowmobile mission. How about those scenes of the oh-so-handsome Bond making the moves on the seductive brunette AND blonde in the billiard room?
Splinter Cell Live with Flashlights
Turn off all the lights in the house and wait until it's dark. Now get a pair of flashlights. One of you is the defender, the other the infiltrator. See who can zap the other with the flashlight beam first! You can think up your own penalties for the "loser" in this game ...
You've seen just how courtly and over-the-top romantic situations can get in on line games like EverQuest, Asheron's Call and Ultima Online. Play that out for a day! Talk to each other in high courtly language, quoting to each other that "You are the one shining moon in my heavens, oh darling one." See who can out-lavish the other!
Tekken Tag Tournament
If you two are more of the wild type, grab whatever fighting game tweaks your fantasy and have at it! Try a variety of characters and see who can mash the other into the ground the best. If one of you is better than the other, choose characters to help adjust for it so the fighting remains fun.
Gaming is about having fun! So be sure to have fun with your darling. If you're darling-less at the moment, call up some friends and turn the evening into a gaming sleepover or party!