Mariko McDonald

Mariko McDonald

Mariko McDonald is a freelance writer, indie game evangelist, and amateur cat-wrangler. Her favorite games are Mass Effect and Bubble Bobble. You can see more of her pop-culture ramblings on her blog, Gamerwife.com and on Twitter (@gamerwifeblog).

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Meeting in the Middle: How To Play With Someone Who Sucks at Video Games

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Although my husband Eric and I met while working for a video game company, our experience with video games could not have been more different. Eric had been playing computer games since he could reach a keyboard, while I had played a few NES games with my siblings as a child and then didn’t really play again until I found myself employed in the industry. This meant that not only was I not familiar with the history of games, I hadn’t kept up with the practical implications of four generations of console innovation.

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