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Ask Slashdot: Good Ideas For Creative Gaming With Girlfriend?

timothy posted about 8 months ago | from the keep-it-clean-now dept.

Communications 337

First time accepted submitter TimBur1e6 writes "Suppose you had just moved 1000 miles away from your significant other, but you wanted to continue to create shared life experiences. You could text, or talk by voice, or even video chat. And those would all be good things to do. However, there's a difference between telling someone about your day, and actually spending time together. What are some fun and constructive ways of spending time together on the net? In particular, what are good things to do with a significant other who is less into combat, and more into collaboration, exploration, creativity, and storytelling?"

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You've fucked up. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670893)

You've fucked up.

Why would you even do that?

Re:You've fucked up. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671529)

Parent reads like a troll, but is spot on. Unless this is a very temporary thing, your relationship will not survive the distance no matter how much "interaction" you get through a computer screen. Save money on games and food and live in a crappy studio apartment so that you can make regular trips home.

Let's see... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670895)

Minecraft? Portal 2 Team Mode? Draw Something?

Re:Let's see... (3, Insightful)

djupedal (584558) | about 8 months ago | (#44671325)

Cut to the chase - dump the games and go right into good old fashioned phone sex.

Re:Let's see... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671519)

No you hang up first...

Easy (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670899)

Fufme http://www.easylife.org/fufme/

Minecraft (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670901)

I mean, that's what you expected to hear, right?

Re:Minecraft (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671081)

To be more specific, modded Minecraft. FTB Unleashed. Ladies love the Forestry mod, with it's bees and stuff, and other mods such as Natura that give lots of different building blocks. A note about servers; if it's just the two of you playing (and it probably should be), run your own off your own hardware, or spend the $4 I think it is to get hosting from a place that welcomes FTB servers such as Creeperhost. Another option is to find a really good intimate group of folks to play with. Those communities do exist, they just take a lot of work to find.

Re:Minecraft (2)

undeadbill (2490070) | about 8 months ago | (#44671241)

Have to second the recommendation. I play minecraft with my kid when I am out of town. We either meet on public servers, or have family time on our own world.

Terraria (3, Informative)

bistromath007 (1253428) | about 8 months ago | (#44670903)

Minecraft, but in 2D. This actually makes it better, in my opinion. It's easier to build things. Also, it looks nicer.

Cooking Mama 2 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670905)

Shes going to be in the kitchen anyways.

Has anyone said Minecraft? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670909)

My wife doesn't really play very many games, but the one game she really likes to play even more than me is minecraft. I usually end up having to kill everything that comes around, but she likes building stuff and exploring. It's pretty much dead simple to set up a server as long as you can figure out port forwarding.

my how far... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670919)

/. has gone downhill in the last dozen years...

really sad...

Re:my how far... (2)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 8 months ago | (#44671049)

Yeah, having a girlfriend is turning your back on the geek brotherhood man. Bros before hos right?

Actually the demographic of Slashdot seems to be a little older. By this stage women have worked out that they are better off with us than the jocks.

Re:my how far... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671085)

Actually the demographic of Slashdot seems to be a little older. By this stage women have worked out that they are better off with us than the jocks.

That suggests two hilarious poll options for Slashdot...

How old are you?
Do you have a significant other?

Re:my how far... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671139)

And we've worked out that we're better off with our hand than some worn out pussy that the jocks don't want.

Re:my how far... (4, Insightful)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | about 8 months ago | (#44671303)

This.

It really makes me sad how many geeks, who spend much of their adolescence and young adult lives complaining (quite justifiably) about our toxic jock-centered culture, still manage to absorb a lot of the lessons of that culture and carry them into adulthood. I understand how it happens--it's much the same reason so many children of abusive parents grow up to be abusers themselves--but that doesn't make it okay. A big part of becoming an adult is learning to move past that, to be a better person than you were conditioned to be.

Re:my how far... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671557)

By this point, jocks are already married with children and a job in marketing. Nerds pick up what's left over.

Github (2, Insightful)

Urkki (668283) | about 8 months ago | (#44670933)

Start or join an opensource project and work on it together.

Nothing like some real achievements, which actually help people who use the software for real. Some game achievements don't quite compare.

WOWRTLK (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670941)

Yes, I am talking about a private server, a Blizzlike server; only few left. They have many bugs, but the community is much nicer than on retail. I met many couples who play together and even few with their children. Cataclysm and MoP were v disappointing. The community on retail sucks to say the least.

just my 2 cents

Re:WOWRTLK (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671137)

I have to second World of Warcraft. Instead of a private server though just create a couple of trial accounts. (PvE server, not PvP ;)

You can run around and explore together, fish. Hit level 20 and get some mounts to run around on. Fish. Maybe enjoy some questing. Fish. (My mom likes to fish while we're on the phone, what can I say?)

Hey, it's much better than just chatting on the phone because you're actually "together" in a world somewhere. Give it a try, it's free!

Minecraft (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670943)

Minecraft. Build a house together.

Do we really need to ask (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670945)

Errrr .... Is this /.

RPGs (1)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | about 8 months ago | (#44670949)

Really? No ones taken the low hanging fruit of, "Lots of people say they like to role play with their signifigant others," or "My brother says him and his wife do role playing, but he just looks at me funny when I ask what rule set they're using," yet?

http://www.travian.com/ (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670951)

Technically it is "fighting", but not really, more a strategy game, intense communication and collaboration is involved. Really addicting game and you keep logging in multiple times a day, if you wake up in the middle of the night you check your game. And your girlfriend would probably like building the villages.

Portal 2 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670961)

Portal 2 is wonderful for this.

Temp? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670967)

Is it temporary 1000 miles from home or permanently? That makes a difference.

I would just write real letters in an envelope. she (in my case, in yours: you are very unspecific about the gender of your significant other, that information would help also not?), has to unpack it and probably will read it with care.

My penny...

Re:Temp? (1, Troll)

Shavano (2541114) | about 8 months ago | (#44671489)

Is it temporary 1000 miles from home or permanently? That makes a difference.

I would just write real letters in an envelope. she (in my case, in yours: you are very unspecific about the gender of your significant other, that information would help also not?), has to unpack it and probably will read it with care.

My penny...

His handle is Timothy and the subject line says "Girlfriend?" You can figure this out.

Fapping On Skype (3, Funny)

Teresita (982888) | about 8 months ago | (#44670973)

Surprised this game hasn't been suggested yet.

Re:Fapping On Skype (1)

moschner (3003611) | about 8 months ago | (#44671221)

Use Google Hangouts. Add friends when or if desired. Use whipped cream and lube as needed. You could also use hangouts and build lego sets together.

Re:Fapping On Skype (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671249)

Same goes for a vibrator with a USB interface - assuming such things exist, of course.

1000 miles away (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670975)

from your significant other

doesnt sound very significant to me, if you can just up and leave

Re:1000 miles away (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671051)

He didn't have a lot of choice, since his parents moved 1000miles away and he is 14 and lives in their basement he *had* to move with them.

In real life, this is called "you'll keep in touch with each other until she tells you she's banging the new guy who is actually *there* and didn't move 1000 miles away from his 'significant' relationship partner."

Re:1000 miles away (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671219)

(1) At 14, he should dump her if they move 1000 miles away. Stats show that teen romance rarely ever lasts long term, even if they married later.

(2) Yeah, she'll be involved with someone else even if she doesn't tell him. She'll be that one who broke his heart.

Re:1000 miles away (3, Insightful)

Seumas (6865) | about 8 months ago | (#44671491)

Honestly, unless you're over 50, sustaining a relationship with someone over a prolonged and indefinite period of time from a great distance is probably a terrible idea all around. Obviously, this might not always be true if you're just moving away for part of a year for work or one of you has to move before the other . . . but otherwise, it probably makes more sense to call it and find someone local that you can actually have a relationship with.

Resident Evil was the suprise for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670979)

Well... "less for combat" was also claimed by my girlfriend until I more or less forced her into the first 20min of play in Resident Evil 5 campaign co-op. The the game play mechanics and storytelling kicked in and I had my girlfriend hooked. RE5 is now pretty old, so getting it somewhere cheap shouldn't be an issue for you to experiment on it.

PS: This actually started a willingness in my girlfriend to explore other games as well, now having RE6 and Dead Space 3 on our to-do list.

Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44670981)

Virtual sex with role playing thrown in?

clearly (4, Funny)

NEDHead (1651195) | about 8 months ago | (#44671003)

"... collaboration, exploration, creativity, and storytelling?"

Suggest a 3-way?

Re:clearly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671277)

..yup, in addition to the debatable wisdom of requesting even vaguely-related romantic advice on 'ere,
NEVER use the word "collabaration" as your GFs stated main interest.

Not until you know what you *really* want, that is..

Skype? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671031)

Back when my wife and I were first dating and were apart (we met on Prodigy, and had a long distance relationship) we spent a lot of time on the phone and IMing, many times while listening to our favorite music together or watching TV shows. I suggest skipping gaming and using Skype- while making dinner, watching TV, etc. This is a lot closer approximation to togetherness than playing a game.

MUCKs/MUSHes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671041)

Check out MUCKs/MUSHes, etc. Collaborative, real time storytelling and roleplay.

Second Life (4, Informative)

vadim_t (324782) | about 8 months ago | (#44671045)

Some may scoff at this, but this is exactly the sort of thing SL for.

Look around in there, you'll probably find something to your liking.

Re:Second Life (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671263)

yea you can pretend to dance while she is afk banging the guy who didnt ditch her and run 1000 miles away

Re:Second Life (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671279)

I have to agree. This has worked in the past. It does help if you are both empaths and 1,000 miles is not to far for you both.

Re:Second Life (1)

davidannis (939047) | about 8 months ago | (#44671399)

I second Second Life. It goes beyond virtual dancing and virtual sex. You can create virtual objects, write scripts that control the behavior of those objects, play in world games (often hunting for clues or prizes), explore others creations, practice another language, hear live music (some of it truly great) and develop a complete online social circle.

get a new significant other (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671047)

preferably one that likes video games. done and done.

best idea yet (4, Informative)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 8 months ago | (#44671053)

Since most of the suggestions above me weren't actually serious, I'll add play Neverwinter. It's free to play and the people are easy going and not psycho competitive and mean like LoL or Starcraft 2. The game itself is pretty fun and some content is pretty tongue in cheek. It's really easy to hop on and just do whatever together like a raid of dungeon or pvp and there's plenty of comical pvp groups like all 5 wizards who lose horribly or something. So yeah, definitely fun, free, modern, and it's really easy to give each other free stuff in game as a present :-)

i-sketch (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671061)

A collaborative way to laugh!

http://www.isketch.net/

city builders? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671073)

My lady likes to shoot people in the head (borderlands2!), but some games that might be more interesting to yours could be the collaborative/building style games.

Look into the x360 Kelfling (kingdom of, world of, etc) games, and branch out from there.

Just trying out new games is a great part of the experience. Have a budget, and any game that looks like it might be interesting, buy it. probably still cheaper than a movie, and some games (esp on steam) have two or four packs (for double dates - heh) for a little cheaper.

I also suggest making a specific 'game night' that you always play together. Feel free to add other nights to the mix as desired, but be sure there is a specific night set aside that no other plans are allowed to interrupt.

Second Life (4, Informative)

umask077 (122989) | about 8 months ago | (#44671087)

While not strickly a game many people find it a great way to interact with others far away., I met my partner there. She lived across the country for the first year of our relationship. Sounds strange but many of the things that can be done in real life can be done in Second Life. There are live DJ's and live musicians if you like to go dancing. There are video stores where you can purchase a video for viewing and watch it stream together from the comfort of your virtual home. There are some theaters. There is a ton to do in SL. From G rated on up. Its what you make it and its a great way to date while far away from your loved one.

http://www.second-life.com/ [second-life.com]

You moved 1000 miles away? (-1, Troll)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | about 8 months ago | (#44671089)

Dude, let it go man, because it's over.

When do you think you're going to get back together? A year or two or five? By the time you do, you'll be entirely different people outside of this little virtual world you're trying to create. You'll both be growing and expanding yourselves outside of this contrived connection and this relationship you're hanging onto will have become nostalgic role playing.

Re:You moved 1000 miles away? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671133)

This depends to some degree on your age and how long you have been together, but unless you've been married or similarly commited for a significant length of time, or you expect them to join you in a definite period of time, it's not worth trying to hold together. There are other fish in the sea.

I get the impression, given the time of year, that you may have just gone to college, in which case, generally speaking, it's already over. The only real question is how long it takes you two to realize it.

Re:You moved 1000 miles away? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671237)

This depends to some degree on your age and how long you have been together, but unless you've been married or similarly commited for a significant length of time, or you expect them to join you in a definite period of time, it's not worth trying to hold together. There are other fish in the sea.

I get the impression, given the time of year, that you may have just gone to college, in which case, generally speaking, it's already over. The only real question is how long it takes you two to realize it.

Dating advice from slashdot. Really?

Long Distance Relationships work. I was in one for over a year, and am now happily married. They are hard, but the poster isn't asking for our advice on the relationship.

All I can say is that my wife and I played lots of online games together, from Battleship to Gin. We kept it varied, and played mostly casual games, though we did rock the Diablo II for a while.

The best person to talk to about this, really, is your girlfriend.

Best of luck.

Re:You moved 1000 miles away? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671515)

"Long Distance Relationships work."

bwhahaha. You just don't know she cheated on you.

Re:You moved 1000 miles away? (2)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | about 8 months ago | (#44671261)

You never know. A few years back, I moved to Minneapolis for a couple of years while my now-fiancee stayed in Denver. We kept things going with lots and lots of phone calls and e-mails and the occasional visit until I came back. Obviously that worked out okay.

You're a couple StdDevs out (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671419)

You are a couple of standard deviations away from what normally happens.

Things end or people stray.

I've seen it work once but they were married for years and had three kids and there was a definite plan to bring everyone back together in a matter of months.

Long distance relationships very rarely work long term.

Unless married, it's best to break it off and if you're back in the same area, pick it up again if you both feel the same after the time apart.

Re:You moved 1000 miles away? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671525)

A great number of soldiers, researchers, and other travelerse likely much more committed to their relationships than you would beg to differ.

Seriously, LDR can work. Hell, imagine this if you can:
My mother and father were separated for a full 2 years when he went back to his home country (on the far side of the ocean) to finish his research. This was back in the time when the internet was a dream and you had to portion out a bit of your income to make sure you had money for international phone calls.

Some time later, they were married.

Later still, I was born.

But hey, anecdotal evidence isn't really evidence, is it?

World of Warcraft or similar MMO (1)

CptJeanLuc (1889586) | about 8 months ago | (#44671129)

World of Warcraft or similar could be a good alternative. At least that is how I remember the experience of leveling a couple characters together with good real-life friends (though not my significant other), before I eventually grew bored of the world of Azeroth and the repetitive nature of quests and game mechanics. WoW strikes a reasonably good balance between playing a game together with a shared purpose and creating collaborative experience, while at the same time having plenty of 'downtime' (traveling and quests that don't require much thinking) for chatting and being social.

Events of a personal nature shared remotely? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671145)

Teledildonics. No link. Google it yourself, you lazies.

Skype and other things. (4, Informative)

flogger (524072) | about 8 months ago | (#44671151)

Leave skype on all evening... Watch movies "together" and talk to each other while watching. Make the same dinners "together." Storytelling? Open up a google doc and write your own story collaboratively. If you both like games, then play whatever you like together using teamspeak. My girl and I have played Ultima Online, Everyquest, starwars and Diablo when we were working across the country. What's important is that you communicate and spend "time" together. But something important that no one will mention is this: Trust each other and give each other time alone. Good luck.

Doomed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671155)

If you are worried now chances are it will never work out anyway. You need to have a solid relationship to live so far apart. If you are not married and there are no children in the way it's time to be realistic and just cut your losses.

guild wars 2 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671167)

I know it has the name wars in the title, but there's a ton of aspects of the game that involve exploring, a big part is lore, and they have hidden tons of jumping puzzles that reward you. You can level in a multitude of ways, but combat is a big aspect. If its any game that turns chicks onto mmo's its gw2, by far a larger base of female players / total population than I have seen compared to the likes of WoW, Aion, Warhammer etc

No subscription fee, just one a time purchase of $50, which is ridiculously cheap for the amount of hours you'll end up putting into it.

Don't have a good recommendation anymore. (2)

Chas (5144) | about 8 months ago | (#44671173)

If this were last year, I'd have recommended City of Heroes for you. Creativity and flexibility out the ying-yang.
Unfortunately, those mental defectives at NCSoft put the kibosh on that.

Having done this (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671191)

I've done this with my partner in times we've lived thousands of miles apart (the joys of academia!) Fortunately she's more amenable to playing somewhat violent games, but ones that work well are:

Civilization series. Turn based strategy, build an empire - I find it more fun if you play it like a war-craze lunatic, but you can build a nice little cultural/scientific utopia too. Bonus part: You can gang up on the computer players, form alliances etc.

Trine series: OK, somewhat combat, but it's quite beautiful, multiplayer works like a dream and it's very cooperative, and fun to explore the fairytale world.

Portal 2 - again a co-op dream, not particularly violent, all about puzzle solving and coordination.

If you can talk her into the us-vs-them violent games, ones I've found work particularly well are Left4Dead (1+2) and Orcs Must Die 2. However, both get somewhat hectic and are quite violent so might not really be what you're looking for.

World of Warcraft (1)

jeff13 (255285) | about 8 months ago | (#44671195)

What about World of Warcraft? There are lots of casual things to do besides raids or other hardcore gamer battles that involve killing things (but don't roll a toon on a pvp realm!). Of course, there's that $15/month bite. Each! Just a thought.

Get new girlfriend (5, Funny)

Chemisor (97276) | about 8 months ago | (#44671223)

Collaboration: Create an online dating profile. Have your old girlfriend write a recommendation on why you're worth dating.
Exploration: Ask her to rate potential new girlfriends.
Creativity: Date new girlfriend.
Storytelling: Tell the old one about the new one.
Combat: You did say she's not into combat, right? But, just in case, hide your batleth.

Final Fantasy XI (2)

teri1337 (1451973) | about 8 months ago | (#44671247)

I know it's been out a long time, but FFXI can be a very enjoyable environment for two (or more) people to hang out together when they're miles apart. It's got a lot of places to explore and goals to achieve that have nothing to do with battle. (i.e. Crafting, Fishing, Exploration Quests, etc.). Just a suggestion. :)

i had an idea til I saw you were 1000mi apart (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671269)

my gf and i would game naked on each of our laptops and well you can imagine how it went from there..

Long distance relationship game: L4D (1)

SnowDeath (157414) | about 8 months ago | (#44671275)

When my girlfriend and I lived several hundred miles apart, we played Left 4 Dead a LOT together in campaign mode. We are now happily married and looking forward to L4D3 :)

all time great gaming with girlfriends! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671307)

These are sure to impress, plenty of stories can come from just these!

Crusader Kings II
Dark Souls
Diablo 3
Dwarf Fortress, share the saves!
Europa Universalis IV
Jagged Alliance 2
Magicka
Saints Row (any of them)

Minecraft (1)

toygeek (473120) | about 8 months ago | (#44671309)

My wife and I were apart for almost a year. Skype + Minecraft on a server was awesome and helped us stay connected. I highly recommend it.

Baldur's Gate (1)

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) | about 8 months ago | (#44671335)

But perhaps not the 'enhanced edition', haven't tried it yet but heard it doesn't work on some laptops. Or, Neverwinter online.

NSAFun (1)

gmuslera (3436) | about 8 months ago | (#44671341)

As they surely will be watching/hearing (at least since 5 years ago [go.com] they enjoy a lot intercepting and sharing hot phone sex calls), you can try to enjoy having spectators and have fun with them.

sexting (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671349)

maybe sexting, treat her like a camwhore is a good option,ask her to wear schoolgirl clothes and masturbate until she squirts, send her a buttplug so she can use in her day job, ask her to take dirty pics in public places, and maybe buy some remote control vibrator so you can put it in action while she is in a meeting.

those tips will improve collaboration, exploration, creativity, and storytelling.

2nd Life (1)

VernonNemitz (581327) | about 8 months ago | (#44671373)

I've never played it, but read enough about it to think it might be a good way to spend time on-line interacting with a physically distant significant other.

Er? (2, Funny)

UnknowingFool (672806) | about 8 months ago | (#44671383)

Suppose you had just moved 1000 miles away from your significant other, but you wanted to continue to create shared life experiences.

I'm sorry. I don't understand this sentence. Is this 'significant other' something that happens when I leave the basement? Can I get my mom to get one for me while she's out?

Get busy living or get busy dying. (0, Troll)

xstonedogx (814876) | about 8 months ago | (#44671389)

This isn't going to work. You're living in a fantasy world. Long distance relationships are difficult (and not even really that fun). If you want it to succeed in the long term, you've got to make an effort. Talking about what games you're going to play together online is what children do and your relationship is therefore doomed.

See, the mere fact that you're moving 1000 miles away from her speaks VOLUMES to her (and to me) about what you really think of her. Video games? What the fuck are you thinking?

If you are serious about maintaining this relationship, don't spend your time playing video games with her. Spend that time at a second job and use the money to visit her and (this is also important) fly her out to see you. This will not only show her you are *serious* about your relationship, but that you're a good provider.

She's looking for a committed man. What you're showing her right now is an uncommitted child. I'm not saying that's what you ARE, I'm saying that's what you are SAYING you are. If that's not what you are, start saying something else. Actions > Words.

Re:Get busy living or get busy dying. (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 8 months ago | (#44671431)

Everything you said is moot if she's into it as well. And, you're making some titanic deductive leaps about their relationship.

Re:Get busy living or get busy dying. (1)

xstonedogx (814876) | about 8 months ago | (#44671523)

So your argument is that if she is ALSO a child they have a chance? Possibly. But somehow I doubt she's "into" trading her boyfriend moving 1000 miles away for some online video games unless she's just not that into him. Regardless of what she says, this will not be a substitute for the real thing.

Neverwinter Nights (still the best neverwinter) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671439)

Role play or Action or puzzle-solving, this game has many directions it can take, only $9.99 at gog.com and still has a strong community after 10 years. playnwn.com has details so does neverwinternights.info and social.bioware.com

See you online!

Mojowijo (1)

Seumas (6865) | about 8 months ago | (#44671471)

Other than MMOs, I don't have much of an idea, because the last thing I want is a significant other that spends all their time playing videogames or surfing the net so that when I'm not busy doing those things, they are and we never spend time together. (Which is why I picked someone who spends their time as a semi-professional fashion-designer, instead).

That said, maybe a little Sexy-Wii time is in order? :P

http://www.mojowijo.com/ [mojowijo.com]

I really gotta know if they sell enough of those to be profitable.

Don't be an egoist! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44671553)

share the knowledge you and your far removed girlfriend have discovered together ... in bed ... with others : )
afterall you might fall behind and your skills might "rust".

Write a story together (4, Interesting)

asmkm22 (1902712) | about 8 months ago | (#44671565)

Start by developing an idea, tone, and theme for a story that you can collaborate on and write. There's a lot of fun details to flesh out to make the world feel alive (especially if the story isn't just set in modern times) like establishing kingdoms or galactic alliances and whatnot. If you one you likes to draw or doodle, you can get some fun map-making in. You can setup short term goals like "this week, we should each try and write up a character profile for someone in the world" and then share the ideas you've come up with when you're together online again.

I know it's not a straight-up game in the way you were asking, but it could easily become one that's shared between just the two of you. Most rewarding is the actual progress you make on something that will last longer than the next WoW patch cycle. And who knows, maybe you guys end up releasing the next big book series as a result, or pioneer a new pen-and-paper RPG setting. As long as you did it together, you've created unique memories with each other, despite the distance.

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