Nov 22, 2010

New Gadgets.... tale of an Xbox widow...

'Arrrgh...you've stabbed me in the ******* neck!'

Imagine the concern of my client who heard my husband screaming this, clear as a bell, from the living room whilst we were talking the other night....

Client: Is he ok?
Me: Yes, he's just learning how to play Black Ops, Call of Duty on the Xbox with his 30 something friend from work... apparently he keeps running up and performing random kills on him.
Client: That game will be responsible for the underage teenage pregnancy rate being halfed for the 1st half of next year...
Me: most probably...


So there it is, we have a new gadget (and I now have to think of something else for Christmas for hubster). A black shiny Xbox now resides under the TV in the living room ( and my HD cable has mysteriously been plugged into it's back rendering TV useless again !) and we have, so far, two shiny new Xbox games... the first, as I said, Call of Duty: Black Ops - see the trailer here (and I thought only films had trailers!)


Apparently a black operation or black op is a covert operation typically involving activities that are highly clandestine and, often, outside of standard military protocol or even against the law. The playable characters are special forces operatives conducting black operations behind enemy lines. Ok - at this point, if you are like me, you've nodded off onto your keyboard, however interesting to note that within 24 hours of going on sale, the game sold more than 7 million copies, 5.6 million in the U.S. and 1.4 million in the U.K, beating all game records by millions. I have to say the graphics are fantastic, but it's way to noisy for me (that and I was bloody useless with the controller thingy - generational I think)

So now every night I listen to my husband killing people / things and laughing.. and that right there is why I'm happy to be a Xbox widow, because its an obvious stress reliever and I'm all for that... I know that he'll get bored of it eventually (hope), its all new and shiny right now and demands to be played with...

The upside... Netflix on demand, Zune on demand.. hmm things are looking up and of course I'm now holding out for one of these for Christmas ...




Someone tell Santa for me please!


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6 comments:

Lindsey said...

We have the same thing going on here. Husband just bought a new Xbox a couple of weeks ago and has been playing some weird bang bang shootem up game non-stop. When I come home, when I go to bed, while I'm cooking dinner....let's hope he gets bored soon. ;)

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Bloody hell gals, you have got patience... it would do my nut in to have someone sat in my lving room killing people every five minutes!! Maybe we could invent a miniature explosive that blows up X Boxes?

Marketing Grrl said...

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Pepe Le Pew said...

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but guys don't get tired of things like an x-box. He'll just get another game. Drastic measures may be in order.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Hey, I hope you are going to do a post on what you cooked for Thanksgiving?! Just to tease me and all.....!

Clare and Gary said...

Pepe - Its eased off a little, and more curiously I have found I enjoy killing people in Black Ops too.. but that's a story for another day!

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