This morning someone posted a sweet gaming room to reddit (picture has since been taken down), and it made me think, "gee, I'm an adult now,
!" And since I'm nothing if not impulsive, I now really want to buy a video game console. For the first time ever. If I use both hands, I still have leftover fingers when counting the number of times I've played a video game in my life. Show me your ways, geeks of MetaFilter!
So, like I said, I've never really played console video games before. They were banned in my house growing up, so the small number of times I've interacted with them as an adult have mostly been spent mashing the buttons until something explodes and subsequently pissing off my friends.
Usually when I come home from work I throw on some TV I don't really care about and play tetris
until my introversion recovers. I figure I could spend that time dicking around with a more interactive video game instead. I've watched enough Law & Order SVU to last a lifetime.
I don't even know where to start with this.
What I am definitely NOT looking for:
-the latest greatest flashiest thing
-a Wii (my mom bought a Wii like five minutes after my brother moved out; I've played around with it, I don't think that's what I want)
What I AM looking for:
-something I could find secondhand without too much trouble
-games that can be played on it that are relatively easy, mind-numbing fun, but something I could make progress on
-something that's fun alone and/or with a +1
-I don't even know
I feel like I'm coming on here asking for dessert recipes and my only guidance is "yeah, I think I might like food?" Please tell me what I should look for. Blank slate, you guys.