Polk Family Blog

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jen + Xbox = not so much.

I've been playing Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas on-and-off for a few months now. If you like shooting, stealing cars, forming gangs and popping caps in people's you-know-whats, this is the game for you!

...ok considering the audience this blog serves it's probably not the game for you.

Regardless, Jen and I played tandem last night. You can pick the character you like best when playing tandem as the point isn't to roleplay but to simply run around and cause havoc in the streets. As well, the people on the street only recognize good, bad and neutral.

She played my cop buddy (I picked a "look" at random for her) and I played myself, a 250lb black guy wearing gang colors toting a 9mm and a sawed-off. We started with simple running around so Jen could get used to the controls. That didn't last long as soon I had to start air conditioning some rival gang members, pimps and hustlers. The cops showed up, and Jen and I were up against a whole mess of blue meanies. Police cruisers all around, a police helicopter hovering overhead and more on the way. We were doomed.

...but it wasn't due to the in-game opposition.

And I quote: "Ahhh! I'm not going to shoot at my coworkers!" ...as she hands me the controller and covers her eyes.