Secret language

Secret Language

Secret Language

Every now and then, The Gamer will start to tell me something about a new game or a game he has.  Might as well be speaking Swahili as I have no idea what he is saying.  But The Child knows.  And that’s just a little bit scary.

Minecraft Coolness

Minecraft Coolness

Minecraft Coolness

On a recent visit to my friend’s house, I was chatting to her son as he played Minecraft.  He was doing something really slowly and awkwardly.  So I explained how to quickly and easily get around it.  I also managed to tell him some of the other tricks that can be done and suddenly I’m the coolest person ever.  It’s a bit embarrassing as I don’t play too often but I do endure The Gamer and The Child playing and telling me about it on a regular basis.

Still, I’m cool.

Would you believe

Drawing

Drawing

I must be the most awesome mum.  I have spent the best part of the weekend drawing characters and stuff from games.  I had to look most of them up on the internet so I knew what The Child was asking for.  Little did I know there were so many.

Big Whoop

Big Whoop part 1

Big Whoop part 1

Big Whoop part 2

Big Whoop part 2

So The Child came bouncing up to me this afternoon, excited about the new update for minecraft.  This is not exactly unsurprising.  What was surprising was The Gamer’s need to tell me how somehow the new tutorial update included something he’d seen on youtube or something.  I don’t know.  I started to fade out when minecraft was mentioned…..  Anyway.

Quick Pick Up

Quick Pick Up

Quick Pick Up

It seems The Child has known how to operate the xbox almost from the moment it came out of the box.  She picked up how to use Kinect and figured out the controllers in about an hour.  She’s now moved on to figuring out how to load up the movies and log into youtube.  Me, I’m still trying to figure out what all the buttons do.

Well did you ever

gamer widows23Whist casually watching a gaming show with The Gamer last night, I learnt something new.  There are some people who get paid to play games.  In fact there are entire tournaments where they will substantial amounts of money.  I know of huge chess tournaments but didn’t know of computer based ones.  Freaked me out.