Why Modern Warfare 3 means the world to me

Marion Duplo By Marion Duplo, 15th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How I went from normal teenage-girl to crazy freaky FPS obsessed gamer geek girlfriend in under 11 years...

The journey thus far

For those who have been following my writing for a while now, you'll be familiar with my journey towards being a certified geek-girlfriend. For those of you who are new to my musings, check out my positive thinking philosophy when it comes to my boyfriend's gaming addiction.

Where it all began: Perfect Dark for N64

Now that I reflect upon it, I may be eligible for some kind of trophy for my efforts! But to be perfectly honest, what I have found, is something I genuinely enjoy. I never had a game console as a kid. I remember being envious of those who had a NES, SNES or SEGA system at the time, but I didn't feel as though I was missing out on anything in particular. Then I fell in love, and along came Perfect Dark. My oh my, is Joanna Dark a hottie! So, in order to spend quality time with my new boyfriend, I learned the nuances of the N64 controller and got damned good at evading his ploys to kill me. So blossomed the love of my life, and new-found talent and interest in FPS (that's first-person shooters to you noobs out there!) gaming.

So what? I viewed this article because it said it was about Modern Warfare 3...hurry up already...

Okay okay...all of this background brings me to the eponymous event of Wednesday last week, when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 came to mean the world to me.

I had an unremarkable morning at work and joined my beloved for lunch in the city. Our usual spot for lunch had no tables left, so we got takeaways and found a shady spot in a nearby churchyard to enjoy our lunch. In such peaceful and contemplative surroundings, I found myself really in the moment, appreciating my life and our relationship for how wonderful they truly are. I never imagined that it could get better...and then, my boyfriend pulls out a package from his bag.

He hands me the package and I open it to find what I've been waiting for since I finished Call of Duty: Black Ops in a double-all nighter in November 2010....Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3!!! Now there's a whole part in the middle of this narrative where I go from being a casual gamer who always choose to play as Elvis the alien in Perfect Dark to a nutter who takes days off work to play Call of Duty, but the point is, this simple gesture was quite possibly the most romantic moment I have ever stumbled upon on an otherwise unremarkable day! And to top things off, it turns out my beloved traded in his copy of Dead Island (which is dear to his heart) to put that smile on my face.

How sweet it is... In the meantime, I need to get back to watching Skyrim!

What's your most romantic gaming moment? Surely I'm not the only lucky one out there!

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Birthday, Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Games, Gaming, Gifts, Love, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 3, Presents, Relationship Advice, Relationships, Romance, Xbox

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author avatar Buzz
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Amazing and lovely page. Nice read!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
17th Nov 2011 (#)

You held my attention on something I know nothing about. You write well and thanks for the information.

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