I’m not bad at games, but I roll with a crew that has some of the most elite, some may even go as far as to say leet, players in the history of our species. Some of them – like my fiancee – are driven by an insatiable desire to conquer all things in their path, while others simple know nothing else than absolute victory. Gaming against these folks you have to take your victories where you can.
I am addicted to games though, so I could never keep up a lock out for long. Indeed, I once won a game of Agricula and agreeod immediately to play another. My winning streak that day was one. I’ve become pretty good at losing.
We – the addicts – are addicted to games (analog and digital) not necessarily because we like to win, but games are great for creating an atmosphere of fun participation. We bond and form friendships over this stuff, and that’s rad. And gaming has become so commonplace now, so mainstream, that we can create that atmosphere [almost] anywhere. I have a co-worker whom I spoke exclusively about gaming (maybe even only Skyrim) for the first six months of sitting next to him. Now we also talk about Magic and Destiny, but you get the idea.
I can’t stay away for too long or I start to get the shakes.