*Cue Opening Music!*
You, a strapping gentlemen, have just walked into the store to procure a new game, or, perhaps put down money on a soon-to-be-released title. You’re shooting the breeze with the clerk when the door dings, indicating someone has walked in. You don’t pay much mind to the store until you see the clerk eyeballing (or, eyebanging) something behind you. Clearly, those new displays he was just talking about that arrived two weeks ago can’t be all that arousing, so you turn your head just so to take a look. And in that moment, your heart leaps into your throat.
It’s a woman. Young, around your age (which is, let’s say for the sake of argument, early twenties, unless you like younger girls, in which case, now you’re in your thirties, and she’s still in her twenties). She’s wearing a pair of denim shorts on that hot summer day, which gives you a view of her long, slender, but athletic legs that are covered up to the knee in a pair of knee-high, black Converse sneakers. She’s wearing a Trigun zip-up hoodie with a black tanktop underneath. Since her back is to you (as she is in the process of browsing the PS3 rack, you assume her face is only just as pretty as the rest of her.
As she moves to the Wii rack, you get a glimpse of her face and find your suspcions correct; she’s beautiful. Full, clear brown eyes, full lips, and something of a smile on her face as she reaches for a copy of Harvest Moon: Animal Parade and reads the back of it with a grin. Clearly, this is the game she has come to buy. At this moment, it’s time for you to make the first choice of the game:
A) Approach her.
B) Stare at her tits and ass and hope she doesn’t notice.
C) Wait patiently and see what she does.
D) Yell: “TITS OR GTFO!!!!!!”
Let’s assume you have some semblance of common sense (Because I definitely would have chosen D) and aren’t a dick. You don’t want to crowd her personal space, so you decide to choose C (with a bit of B mixed into the mixture).
You think to yourself, “She’s so damn cute!” as she grins at the cover of the “girly game”. Clearly, this is a girl who enjoys losing herself in fantasies of farming, animals, cute bachelors, and of course, adorable children. She turns around and catches you staring, but simply smiles as you stand aside to let her make her purchase. You try and think of something to say:
A) Ask her about the game she’s buying.
B) Take your purchase and leave the store (IE: Ignore her totally).
C) Stare down her shirt (if you’re tall enough to do so).
D) Immediately introduce yourself.
At this point, options A and D are a good way to get the conversation, but you don’t want to be seen as the Overly Friendly Creeper because while some girls would respond in kind with, Oh! Nice to meet you too!, you don’t know how this particular girl will react, so you try and ease into some simple, casual conversation.
“So…is that game any good?”
Obviously, you do not care about the Harvest Moon game, but it’s a fairly safe way to ease into a conversation with her. Fortunately, she doesn’t seem put off by your question and turns fully to face you. You’re standing close, but not so close that you’re invading her personal space, and yet you can still smell a hint of her refreshing, and yet, mildly sensual perfume. She beams excitedly at you, and you’re absolutely blown away by that smile of hers.
Inner Dialogue: “Wow, she’s so cute. What’s her name? How old is she? What’s her bra size? Does she even lift?”
Of course, these are all very good and important questions you’re dying to ask, but asking them as if you’re in a Speed-Dating session is more likely to freak her out. Now, at this point, while she’s regaling you about how she enjoys the game, you’re trying to figure out a way for her to tell you her name, and possibly score some digits.
But not on this day.
She chats it up with the clerk, and asks about a few new titles coming out, buys her game and heads out of the store. Quickly, you turn to the clerk and demand information on that cutie (in a not-so-stalkery way), because it’s apparently oh-so-rare for a good looking gal to walk into GameStop without a boyfriend or a kid (or, God forbid, being a minor). The clerk (let’s call him Paul, because I don’t wanna keep calling him Clerk) tells you her name and that’s all he can divulge. You try for one more push:
“Well, does she come in here a lot?”
“Just about. Maybe three or four times a week,” Paul replied.
Hating yourself for not being able to make a better impression and think, “Oh, well. Maybe next time.” And you take your purchases and head out yourself.
It’s two weeks later when you’re back in the store, again, chatting it up with Paul and making tit jokes when who should walk in? Of course: her. You quickly change the topic as she heads up to the counter and try and present yourself as a regular joe who wasn’t just talking about how the girth of Ivy’s boobs seem to grow with every new Soul Calibur game. She seems to recognize you and gives you another smile.
“Hi, how have you been?”
A) Ignore her. She’s a girl. She shouldn’t even be in here! She should be making you a sammich!
B) Stare at her tits.
C) Reply and start a conversation.
D) Babble nervously and accidentally tell her about that one time with you and the goat at your uncle’s farm.
(Frankly, while I’m personally curious about the goat, you’re trying not to blow it with your dream girl, so you choose C.)
“Good,” you reply back. “Just here harassing Paul as usual.” (Paul groans and confirms it.) “How about you?”
“I’ve been good too. I’m just here to pick up something.”
‘JACKPOT!!!!’ you think! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for (and what you may or may not have spent a few nights on wikipedia learning about every, single Harvest Moon game ever created). She’s just given you an opening! You take it now without hesitation!
“Oh, cool. Another Harvest Moon? I heard the next one wasn’t due until October.”
She seems surprised that you would even know that information, and it clearly shows on her face. But she smiles and shakes her head.
“Nope.” She turns to the counter. ”Paul, is it here?”
“Sure is. It’s in the back. I’ll get it for you. Watch the counter,” he tells both of you.
And just like that, Paul is in the back and you two, the only two left in the store, are alone. What do you do now?
A) Ask her if she’s up for a quickie while Paul is gone.
B) Strike up a conversation.
C) Leave the store.
D) Stand there in an awkward silence wondering why you told her about that really cute goat on your uncle’s farm.
There’s a wee bit of an awkward silence as you pick apart your brain trying for a conversation starter. So, you decide to ask her if she’s excited for the newest Harvest Moon game. You genuinely do not care about the Harvest Moon series, and it’s so outside your genre of sports and first person shooters, and RPG’s that you try hard to feign interest.
Fortunately, you don’t have to try very long. Paul walks out, and what is he holding in his hand? An X-Box360. But, this isn’t any regular 360, you realize as your jaw drops.
It’s the goddamn ELITE Resident Evil 5: Limited Edition red XBox-360.
And when you turn to look at her, you see her eyes shining as brightly as it did when she laid her eyes on that Harvest Moon game two weeks before. She lets out a little squeal of joy, but suddenly, you find yourself disappointed. There’s no way this could be for her. She’s probably just picking it up for her boyfriend, and…
“Here ya go,” Paul says. “The very last one.”
“Thanks!” she continues to grin. “I cannot wait to get it home and play it!”
Now. You don’t want to sound like an asshole and say, “Wait, this is for you???” because that would show you can’t understand the concept of a girl enjoying violent video games such as these, when two weeks prior, she was getting all giddy over the thought of milking cows and farm life. Still, your brain is having a hard time processing that this girl could like two totally separate genres. Now, you have another decision to make. Ask her:
A) “Is that for your boyfriend?”
B) Beat her up and steal the game and console for yourself.
C) Just assume she actually likes games in different genres.
D) Comment on how hot Sheva is and say, “I have a thing for black girls.”
But of course, you want to be subtle and this is a great chance to kill two birds with one stone, and of course, you want to know if you’re potentially wasting your time, so you grit your teeth (while smiling) and ask:
“Is that for your boyfriend?”
Now. This conversation is about to go one of two ways, so brace yourself. It’s either going to be:
A) “Yeah, he loves these types of games! He’s at work/in class/knitting with his grandmother so he asked me to pick it up.”
B) She glares at you, as if you’ve offended her, because in her mind, you don’t think she, as a girl, enjoys these games herself, and she obviously must be picking it up for her son/boyfriend/brother/FWB. Congrats. Now you look like a sexist douche.
And your chances are looking grim either way.
Then, here comes the unexpected C option you weren’t expecting (but silently hoping for), in which she turns to you, no offense taken, still smiling, and says,
C) “Psh. What boyfriend? There isn’t a man alive who could take me in Resident Evil!”
And there you are. The gates of heaven have just opened up, and they are singing your name in pure praise. Even God wants to high-five you, and says, “GO FOR IT!”. In just two sentences, you have confirmed that she is single, she kicks ass at Resident Evil, which, you can only assume means she’s good at other shooters/horror survival games/multiplayer games that fall into the same genres. She’s halfway through finishing her purchase when you finally decide to seize the bull by the horns:
After all, she’s single, good looking, and plays Resident Evil. A gal like her will not stay single for long. Just as she finishes her purchase, you suddenly feel like Goku as he summons up all of this strength from the universe, centers it inside of you, and pulls courage and power from every, single corner of the earth, heaven and hell, as you finally say:
“I didn’t catch your name. My name is_____. What’s yours?”
“My name is____,” she replies with a smile. She sets her bag down and extends her hand towards yours, and you take specific notice that it’s turned just slightly to the side, but not fully palm-down as if to show submission, nor extended straight out as if you were about to shake your bosses’ hand. You know enough, and assume she knows as well, that this particular handshake means:
“I want to be friends with you.”
You shake her hand and grin, holding it a bit longer than you really should have, and gently let go. She picks up her bag and you need to act fast, because it could be another two weeks before you see her again, and this time, she might come back with a boyfriend.
A) Wait fifteen minutes and then run out of the store and silently stalk her.
B) Offer to walk with her and pray you’re going the same direction (and also that she doesn’t think you’re going to try and mug her and take her game).
C) Don’t do anything. You’ll have plenty of opportunities later, right?
D) Kiss her hand in a sweet, parting gesture while quoting something from Shakespeare in that lecture last week.
(WARNING: Choosing “D” is not advised unless you are Casanova or goddamn Flavio or some other legendary Ladies’ Man.)
Going on good faith, you pick up your backpack (which had been sitting by your foot the entire time), say “Bye” to Paul, and walk out with her, engaging her in Resident Evil chatter, while also not appearing to be a stalker, and THANK YOU GOD, she just happens to be walking in the same direction as you.
It’s a walk to remember.
She enjoys your company, and you are over the freaking moon to know that when she isn’t playing Harvest Moon, she’s indulged in Resident Evil, Halo, Pokemon, and is a tournament level MVC3 player as well. The girl has a broad genre of games she likes to play, which is great, and she loves a challenge, and teases you playfully about your own gaming skill.
You think, “Where have you been all my life?”
The street where you two have to part ways is slowly approaching. It’s now or never. The final choice in this game that’s either going to unlock Chapter 2 of this game, or end it here (assuming you didn’t choose any of the less-than-appropriate choices). Now, you two are standing on the street corner, both trying to awkwardly figure out how to say bye.
And then, she turns to you and says:
“So…if you’re free sometime, want to maybe have coffee or something?”
It’s the moment of truth:
A) “No thanks. I have a girlfriend.”
B) “Sure. What’s your number?”
C) “Coffee? Psh. I’m just trying to fuck.”
D) “Uh………….(Did she just make the first move?!)”
But remember! You are Mr. Suave. So, with a bit of D mixed with B (because you aren’t that suave), you take her offer and get her number. You two part ways after a moment, looking back at one another with expectant smiles, excited to see what this holds.
(And yes, you can successfully fist-pump and bro-five the first person you see, because YOU, my friend, handled yourself life a true SIR.)
The future looks bright.
~CONGRATULATIONS: CHAPTER TWO IS OFFICIALLY UNLOCKED!~
And now, it’s all up to you to complete this story and not blow it. And the best part about this entire dating sim? It’s all true (with some obvious, creative license taken with it).
This was all based on a personal experience of mine, and a testimony to the fact that gamer girls like myself DO exist, and that we aren’t some unattainable legendary Pokemon that you can only catch with a Master Ball (aka, “IF YOU DON’T BEST A-GAME YOU’LL NEVER SCORE” bs). It’s not that complicated. Just approach us as you would any non-girl gamer who shares similar interests and don’t be an asshole.
There are girl gamers out there who love “girly” games like Cooking Mama and will turn around and blow you out of the water at Call Of Duty, and will lose our absolute shit if you beat us at Tekken. Never judge a girl in a GameStop at first glance. She could be there for a plethora of reasons, but whether or not you choose to make a move (with nothing to lose or to gain), it’s entirely your decision and how you approach her is important. If you approach her thinking, “Dude, tits.” chances are, you won’t get very far.
So, my simple advice for approaching a girl in any game store?
Be yourself and be respectful.
Game on, ya’ll!
Jacqueline Cottrell – who has written 160 posts on The Jace Hall Show.
Jackie is a tatted and pierced Nijuuyonbi no Kitsune (24-tailed fox) summoned from the depths of Chicago, Illinois, and currently wreaking havoc in Los Angeles. Aside from modeling for the SuicideGirls, Jackie enjoys writing, surfing, sleeping, eating, gaming, and of course, sleeping.
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Jace is caught off guard trying to work when Randy Jackson’s “Americass Best Dance Crew” show moves in down stairs and disrupts the office and begins to take action. Meanwhile, the guys at J!NX still want let Jace off the hook on The Jace Hall Show.
Jace tracks down “America’s Best Dance Crew” show creator and American Idol Judge, Randy Jackson to ask him to turn the music in the show down. Meanwhile, Jace gets on the horn to talk some interesting items with game designer Cliff Bleszinksi.
Marina Orlova gives Jace and Todd one last chance to get rid of the smoking jacket before she will read one more word. All the while, Randy Jackson continues his tirade against Jace and refuses to move his show America’s Best Dance Crew to a new location.
Jace tries to convince Todd that he actually handled the noise problem with Randy Jackson well, which new assistant Ashley seems to confirm for the time being. Meanwhile, Jace and Todd return to the office, where something horrible has gone wrong.
What happens when The Smoking Jacket Guy gets mad? Gary Graham can barely keep it together as he goes off on Todd and Jace about his new role. Warning: this video isn’t for small children sensitive to language and/or aspiring cameramen. We could barely keep it together with this one.
This outtake gives an unusual look at the design process behind the popular video game franchise Diablo. Jace and Todd were given exclusive access inside Blizzard Entertainment headquarters, and found some interesting things, namely, making a video game is a lot like playing darts.
An outtake of what has become one of the most iconic scenes in the history of The Jace Hall Show. Comic book legend Stan Lee can’t keep it together as he and Jace do their best to clean hot coffee off one of the most valuable comic books of all-time.
In what has to be the most anticipated staged rematch of the past century, Carl Weathers and Dolph Lundgren prepare for their epic rematch, in front of a live-studio audience at HDFILMS. This is the lead-up to proceeding episodes featuring the two film stars.
Everyone is a critic…even the writers at College Humor, who give Jace a hard time about The Jace Hall Show in this short, outtakes clip. Is the Jace Hall Show funny? Don’t ask these guys, they’ll give an answer that’s less than favorable.
Season 4 premieres with EXCLUSIVE in-game footage from the highly anticipated sequels of Duke Nukem: Forever and F.E.A.R. 3. Plus, The Old Spice Guy stops by wearing a towel and the legend himself, Stan Lee asks Jace for a huge favor – which wasn’t exactly what Jace was hoping for.
Jace scores an exclusive look at Fallout New Vegas with the designers themselves, and learns one of his arch nemesis is in the game. Jace’s visit with Stan Lee continues to take a turn for the worse, and pop celebrity Audrina Partridge stops by the office…and steps on a few feet.
Audrina Patridge (Dancing with the Stars) offers to teach Jace and Todd how to dance at the new offices, but the music seems to have thrown Todd off his rhythm causing a painful accident. Meanwhile Jace talks smack with UFC and MMA superstar Cung Le, as things start to get violent.
EA Sports MMA Star Cung Le decides to show Jace his moves in Cung’s Dojo since they don’t have a copy of the game, naturally Director Todd takes the worst of it. Tensions flare up between Jace and Stan Lee as the worst thing imaginable finally blows up before them.
Team Unicorn’s very own hottie Milynn Sarley challenges Jace to a game of Kaboom, while he and MMA fighter Cung Le ride on horses into the sunset. Also, The Jace Hall Show is given secret access at Sony Online Entertainment to get a peak at Star Wars Clone Wars.
Jace visits some of the top game reviewers at IGN, and finds out the hard way how they review some of the industry’s most popular video games. Jace is treated to a surprise when his car alarm goes off…apparently there is someone else in the neighborhood with a cooler car.
Jace takes a break from hosting and gets the chance to be interviewed on NGAME.TV – where things quickly take a sour turn for the worst. And are video games too violent? Jace talks the politics of video games with Ted Price, the CEO of insomniac games.
Jace gets invited to the “Lost Planet 2″ party and runs into “V” Star, Logan Huffman who is still upset that Jace hasn’t gotten a video of him pulled from Youtube.com yet. Jace then goes to Crystal Dynamics to talk Tomb Raider with brand director Carl Steward.
Jace manages to piss off two of the most important people in the country, Barack Obama and Jessica Chobot. The former is upset at Jace’s TV show, while Chobot doesn’t appreciate Jace crashing his set. Plus, Jace sits down and talks V with the legendary actress Jane Badler.
Jace Hall visits BioWare to check out Star Wars: the Old Republic and sees a secret Tomb Raider project. Tempers finally flare on set of Jace’s interview with NGAME TV, not before Jace has a sit down and talks with cast members of ABC’s “V.”
Jace catches up with Stargate Executive Producer, Brad Wright on location in Vancouver to get even more insider info on what has kept the Stargate franchise popular with the fans and networks for so many amazing years. Also, more Star Wars: Old Republic exclusives pop up at Bioware.
The “EPIC” Cliffy B. himself has taken up the KABOOM! open challenge on the office Atari to test if he really did put the FUN in fundamentals. Plus, Jace relives one of his lifetime dreams of doing the happy dance on the set of Stargate…much to producer Brad Wright’s dismay.
Jace witnesses nerd mating rituals at Sony Online Entertainments fanfare and visits the DC Universe Online studios, where he is met with quite a challenge. Jace also has another intimate chat with President Obama, as the latter continues to express his dismay.
Jace has decided to take advantage of his co-hosting duties at the Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire celebration, by showing his new music video to the thousands of EverQuest players in attendance, much to the dismay of the crowd. That didn’t stop one enthusiastic guest from doing something radical.
Jace finally meets his match, getting destroyed in a game of DC Universe Online. That doesn’t stop him from rocking Vegas with Randy Pitchford from Gearbox, and venturing to Gaikai, where he learns about cloud gaming with company President Dave Perry.
Donald Faison and Jace discuss the best biblical ally to have in a fight, while Donald tries to pitch his newest show idea, he only needs a few bucks. Jace then goes to Vegas to talk Doom, Quake and some of the greatest first person shooters of all time with the guys at id Software.
The team at id Software reveals Exclusive RAGE footage, direct gameplay that only The Jace Hall Show can bring! Plus, Jace puts Sandeep Parikh, one of the stars of The Guild on the spot about his series, and just what exactly he and Todd Roy are trying to pull behind his back.
The Jace Hall Show debuts more Exclusive RAGE footage with the id Software team, but Jace isn’t satisfied with just “looking”, he wants to play and has decided to pull a runner! Then Jace and Todd decided to pwn the Goodyear blimp, getting a limited access view of Los Angeles from up above.
The Season Finale is so 1337 it just couldn’t fit into a single episode. In part 1, we take a special trip to the home of Gears of War and Cliffy B himself in North Carolina, EPIC GAMES where Jace is looking to cash in on the “favor for a favor” that Cliffy promised him.
The Jace Hall Show closes it’s 4th season with an Epic sized finale (is there any other way?) Showcased is Exclusive footage from the new Mortal Kombat game in all of its gory goodness, as well as perfectly inappropriate Duke Nukem: Forever footage in all of its “Glory”.
The Season 5 debut features Jon Heder a.k.a. Napoleon Dynamite losing a video game battle to Jace, forcing Jace to debut his “Blame It On The Game” music video (starring Fab Morvan and John Davis) that made history. Plus, we sneak into Blizzard headquarters for Diablo 3 EXCLUSIVES.
Geek Goddess Felicia Day stops by to settle an old score and try to steal something back from Todd and Jace – somehow her underwear drawer gets in the way. Plus, the I Play WoW video that grossed over 13 million views is back in the new I Play WoW redux ENTIRELY using machinima.
The fight with Felicia Day continues, as Jace gets the opportunity of a lifetime to record an ACTUAL character in Diablo 3 – it didn’t go as well as everyone had planned. Plus, Jace receives an ATARI automobile that you have to see to believe (something Todd can barely put up with).
Jace continues to struggle in his Diablo 3 voice session, causing lead designer Jay Wilson to ask for more BLOOD. The SOE team behind PlanetSide 2 offers Director Todd Roy the chance of a lifetime. Jace’s Kaboom skills are put to the test against a team of ambitious gamers.
49ers Tight End Vernon Davis visits the office to buy Jace’s T-Rex, offering a huge price! Matt Higby show Jace more from PlanetSide 2, while YTCracker and MC Lars try to get Jace to show some nerdcore skills by rapping live as Jace debuts his latest music video, “My Game Ain’t Done”.
Comic book legend Stan Lee returns and promptly destroys his ACTION COMICS #1. Meanwhile, Vernon Davis offers a HUGE offer for Jace’s T-Rex, only to have everything fall through in the end. Plus, Jace continues putting up ridiculous scores, pwning little kids in Kaboom.
Jace begins building what is undoubtedly the greatest ARCADE Machine in the history of space and time, while the much balleyhooed PlanetSide 2 trailer Todd was hired to direct debuts…to much jaw dropping. Plus, the fight continues as Thousand Pound fighter Amy Johnson kicks ass.
The Ultimate Arcade Machine is finally revealed, with pretty much every video game ever made! Get a look at Jace’s new toy and its insane features! Plus, Todd auditions a film and TV star to take Jace’s place as host of The Jace Hall Show, without Jace even knowing it.
Exclusive gameplay and all access behind the scenes look into Defiance, one of this year’s most anticipated shooters. NBA champion and celebrity actor Rick Fox makes his move to replace Jace as host, while Producer Todd makes moves on Rick’s hot sister.
Actor and NBA champion Rick Fox scores an exclusive look at the top secret Sims City game at EA. Jace then crashes Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski’s celebrity packed wedding – the only problem is that none of Alison Haislip, Isaiah Mustafa or Randy Pitchford will let him in.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest are caught committing a MAJOR gamercode violation, while NBA star Rick Fox previews a never before seen SimCity demo. Plus, if you thought the annoying orange was annoying, wait until you see what Apple’s biggest competitor has cooked up.
ATARI founder Nolan Bushnell faces off against INTELLIVISION’s Keith Robinson in the final battle of which gaming platform is better. Then actress Eliza Dushku confronts Jace, proving why he shouldn’t question a girl’s game cred, in one of the most epic rap music videos ever.
The Jace Hall Show gets an exclusive look at the hidden scandal behind why Kevin Pereira left Attack of the Show. Meanwhile, Debbie Gibson and Jace fight over Afterglow Headphones then think about making a music video together. Has Electric Youth been reloaded?