I've thought of that, actually. The problem is that I like to have my consoles all hooked up to my main TV and not have to unhook them to go plug them into another TV. My main problem is that I married a girl who hates video games. Her mom has a DS, and even her grandmother used to play Tetris on an LCD keychain to keep her mind sharp up until she died. My wife thinks that video games are gonna rot my daughter's brain, yet she puts on the stupid, insipid crappy Japanese TV shows constantly. We had both criticized my parents for having the TV going constantly, but now that we've moved to Japan, she's proven to be a hypocrite. My daughter had even once cleared the first stage of Puyo Puyo on the Megadrive and I was like, "WOW!" But it didn't register with my wife at all. We had both agreed that American TV was crap, but suddenly now video games will rot my daughter's brain, but shows about transvestites or bullcrap psychic detectives who can't solve mysteries or people who claim to communicate with pets telepathically and the STUPID, STUPID canned response of the audience going "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH?" in response to EVERYTHING... oh no, that won't rot her brain. Video games enhance one's reflexes and hand-eye coordination, while my wife can barely drive a car worth crap.llj wrote:Do you have room in your house/pad for another TV? Almost any working CRT can be picked up at pawn shops for really cheap around here. Don't know if it's the same case where you are though.
Sorry for the rant. I love her, and we're about to celebrate our 14th anniversary. It's just that you pick your battles, and some aren't worth fighting. I do make a point to either change the channel or turn off the TV when stupid shows are on. I simply say, "Do we really need to watch this?" I pay the electricity bill, anyway. Really, people think that Japanese TV must be so cool, but much of it is just dumb. Recently there was a real stupid show hosted by Beat Takeshi about ghost stories and such. They were showing these obviously fake videos from YouTube and passing them off as real, like The Rake creature videos. I was just thinking, "Ermigersh, I've seen this one before. FAKE!" They were even passing off Slender Man as something real. It's just that "creepy pasta" fiction and he was invented by some guy on Something Awful. Everyone knows that! But these were videos from America, and they did not bother fact checking. And the drones in the audience were just reacting to everything with that obnoxious, "EEEEEEEEEEEH?" I was like, "Hey, if they want to show a really disturbing true story video, why don't they show the Elisa Lam elevator footage right before her mysterious, inexplicable death?"
I did buy my daughter a Sega Pico and she plays educational games on that sometimes. To be honest though, I go through phases and right now, I'm just not very motivated to play video games often. I was playing Call of Duty: Finest Hour until my Xbox went kaput. I'll have to see about maybe fixing that. The laser on my Mega CD conked out and I bought a replacement over a year ago, but I haven't been motivated to do the repair. My obsession mostly is working on plastic models more than anything these days. I want to play some more RPGs on my handhelds, but honestly I just don't have the interest for them that I once had. I'm not about to sell my huge game collection or anything; I'm just going through a phase.
The hobby room does have my wife's computer desk. Her laptop that she rarely used has died, and she says she will just use my desktop. I've created a login for her on my desktop. I suppose I could put a TV on that desk and play games on it, but to be honest, I'd rather get rid of it and buy another display case for completed models since I'm running out of space with my current one. As it is, it's wasted space just used for storage.