The relationships we keep, with humans and games

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Last Saturday, Robo♥Beat owner and GFN writer and  Ashley Hagood posted a wonderful article about finding time to game – I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. Oddly enough, that same day, the notion she discussed about time and gaming manifested itself in reality — my reality. Shortly after reading her post, my husband and I started a discussion about our plans for rest of the weekend. During that talk, I mentioned (in passing, I thought) that I wanted to squeeze in some GTA V. Without missing a beat, my husband perked up with a half-sarcastic, half-serious comment along the lines of have you always been such a gamer? I paused for a moment and replied with an enthusiastic and slightly exaggerated uhhh…YEAH! We ended our conversation, but I could stop thinking have I been talking about GTA V that much recently? And yes, I probably had been. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that I’d probably mentioned it (and any number of other soon-to-be-released games) in our daily discussions for the past several weeks. Considering just how much is on our plates at the moment, I started to feel rather guilty. And since I haven’t been able to shrug off that guilt, I started writing about it.