Advice for the Sensitive Gamer #12

Jenna's Double offers advice about finishing games, kids who play too many games, and more.

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Many other magazines, online or paper, boast advice columns like this one.  However, what other magazines can promise a video-game-related-dilemma every single month?  None, I tell you.  Without further ado, GameCola is proud to present Jenna Ogilvie’s Double with “Advice for the Sensitive Gamer”.

Dear Jenna,

Have you ever had this happen to you?  I get really far into a game, like maybe halfway through it, and then I find another game that I want to play and give up on the first game completely.  And then I’ll get about halfway through that game before I find another that I want to play.  And so on.  I can never get the full enjoyment out of these games I play because I am never able to fully complete them without coming across a new one to play.  So how do I break the cycle?  How do I stop myself from switching games so often?  How do I get myself to be focused on just one game?  Thank you for your time.

The Game is Half Empty

Dear Half Empty,

Though I am not really Jenna, but merely her double, I have no clue what you are talking about.  Where I come from, girls are not allowed to play video games since it is assumed that they all suck at it.  That’s one generalization that I hate; I would love to play video games.  The fact that you can play video games at all should be enough for you.  However, I suspect that the reason you are unable to finish a game is that you suffer from ADD or ADHD, quite possibly both.  Take some Ritalin and get back on the gaming horse, buckaroo!

Love, Jenna’s Double

Dear Jenna,

My son plays entirely too many video games, and I fear that they might be getting in the way of his school work.  Instead of studying for an upcoming test that he may have (even if he doesn’t, he should still be studying), he’s wasting time with his Nintendo, or “saving the world”, as he calls it.  At the moment, he is an honor student, but I am afraid that his classes are going to get harder and that he will be far too busy with his games to put enough effort into them.  How can I talk some sense into my son?

Worried About My Baby

Dear Worried,

As a double, I know the importance of saving the world.  In the world where I come from, playing video games has indeed saved the world countless times.  In any case, playing video games is far more important than studying for tests.  And if your son is like most of the honors students I know, he’ll breeze through the tests without studying anyway.  Oh yeah, could you send your son over to my world?  He sounds like a great champion and we desperately need another once, since the last champion failed to graduate from high school.

Love, Jenna’s Double

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