My First Computer Game Party
Have you ever held a computer game party? I hadn’t and didn’t even know what one was until my godson came to stay with us while waiting to move into his college dorm last year. After a few days of being polite he finally asked if he could use our computer workstation. I was happy to let him, until I learned his real desire was to get back online so he could catch up with his friends. The next day he asked if some of the friends could come by so they could discuss things. I said they were welcome, and went on reading the Sunday paper without a second thought.
The next day there were about 15 youngsters of all shapes and sizes seated around my computer when I came home. They were all conversing about the different online games they played most frequently and discussed various strategies and tactics. Of course, I had little or no real understanding of what they were talking about, but I pretended I was fully able to comprehend both their games and their lingo. I did enjoy a smoothie one of them handed me in a beer stein; it seems they had a whole collection of smoothies and brews they concocted in the blender. I had no idea what they used to make it but it had a nice taste and gave you a real sense of comfort. Those who were actively playing the game they had online were raving about how my godson had managed to get it at a substantial discount from Game Stop by using a Groupon promo code to get a 16% discount. He’d also relied upon them to provide accessories and even pre-owned electronic equipment for 25% off.
His guests were all enjoying themselves drinking smoothies and eating snacks while discussing new games. My wife treated them to some of her best snacks, and I managed to even ask them some advice on upgrading my system, which one of them politely described as “classic” – a polite way of saying it was slightly outdated. Despite all of that it was a pleasant afternoon, and while I personally prefer to play a game of golf or go fishing, it was interesting to learn how today’s youth enjoy themselves at one of their “parties.”