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The good news: Success! You've managed to recruit your significant other into World of Warcraft! The bad news: He thinks your raiding guild is boring and he's off to dive back into retro content and enter transmog contests with a guild you consider suspiciously silly. From the sound of your comme...

September 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I'm sure many of you find yourselves in the sometimes-uncomfortable position of alpha geek in your households. It's a lonely perch, with responsibility for every gadget and gizmo under the familial roof; more frustrating, your spouse and children don't share your perfectly rational enthusiasm for a...

April 20th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Dodge the drama and become that player everyone wants in their group with the Drama Mamas. Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are real-life mamas and experienced WoW players -- and just as we don't want our precious babies to be the ones kicking and wailing on the floor of checkout lane next to the cand...

November 13th 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Each week, Robin Torres contributes Gamer Interrupted, a column about balancing real life with MMOs.I aim to please. So, by popular demand, this week's column is about getting your wife or live-in girlfriend to enjoy playing MMOs with you. This advice will only apply to women who are non-gamers. Tu...

November 21st 2007 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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Reader zizzy wrote in to let us know about a supposed spousal scrabble over Wii that's leading to divorce. Apparently, the wife was so completely fed up with all the time her husband was spending with his Wii that she threw it in a lake. That's what we call tough love.On a serious note, gaming can a...

May 11th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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While one may argue that a computer doesn't talk back, disagree, or rub one the wrong way as we're sure just about everyone's spouse / SO definitely can, you must have somehow avoided the BSOD, kernel error, 404, clicking HDD, invalid drivers, and the host of other "cyber stresses" that can elicit a...

January 23rd 2007 at 11:03am 0 Comments