How do you handle video game talkers?

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  1. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    This is kind of a funny topic. I'm just curious how others handle "video game talkers". I'll give an example to better illustrate my question.

    I have a friend staying at my house. I'm sitting in a chair in the TV room, messing around on my phone, totally disengaged from him and what is going on. He is on the couch playing PS4. With every basket/turnover/foul/whatever on NBA 2k comes a remark..."Wow, that's ridiculous!" "What the heck, why didn't he shoot it?!" "Sweet move, haha, got him!!". And with every remark like that comes a glance over at me, expecting me to acknowledge what happened, expecting me to make some type of agreeing remark.

    For the most part I just keep my head down, concentrating on what I'm doing, and just leave him hanging with his remarks, lol. But every once in a while I peer my head up and "chime in" to make him feel better, lol.

    This happens a lot, and I think this funny and slightly awkward dynamic has happened with a lot of people.

    How do you handle the video game talker? What are your general thoughts on it?
     
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  4. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol...naaaaah!

    Strangely, I almost enjoy watching people play games more than actually playing them myself. Especially after a long day of work when all I want to do is mentally "check out" for a while.

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    It isn't obnoxious or bothersome enough that I need to leave the room - just kind of silly and awkward. Plus, I don't really have any other good areas in the house to move around to when I want to sit and lounge around.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Then just ignore them and continue to focus on Angry Birds on your phone.:p;)
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    My brother does this. He screams, yells, sings, and talks. It's worse when his friend comes over. They do this until 6AM. :eek: They actually woke me up last time. :rolleyes:

    Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I put my headphones on, or I just go to the living room. I let my parents handle it.
     
  7. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not really the fact that he is talking/yelling that bothers me, I can easily tune that out. He does it in such a way that it makes you feel like you need to acknowledge it and chime in...even though I'm not paying any attention and don't really care, lol.
     
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    Humanity feels your pain. Shall future generations be advised and learn from such terrible experiences.

    Thank you deeply for sharing your story with us.
     
  9. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol, not saying that it is a painful experience or anything like that, just a goofy, semi-awkward situation I feel many have been subjected to, and I thought I would comment on it.

    Thank you for your sympathy though. ;)
     

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