Hi-Tech Entertainment: The Unheralded Chick Magnet
I'm not sure what it is, exactly - summer, perhaps? - but there appears to be more articles revolving around the 'Net that involve both gaming and girls. I've recently refrained from such topics, just because they tend to become repetitive and in truth, they really aren't what PSXE is about. But at the same time, I keep thinking my degree (didn't even know I could specialize in interpersonal human relationships) and my past writing gig helps to construct intriguing pieces that fall into this category.
In this particular case, I look back on what guys have considered to be serious women magnets over the years and generations; at one time, it was greasy black hair, a hot rod, and a bizarre swagger that looked as if one had something severely wrong with one's knees. Then there was that strange '90s grunge phase were the "I don't care, everything sucks, 'look, I'm wearing flannel because I'm so indifferent'" philosophy really struck a chord with the ladies. Then again, there are some traits that might be universal: money, physique, cars, etc. Some fads come and go but certain things never go out of style. That being said, is now finally the time when hi-tech video-tronic entertainment has become something...effective? In 1986, no girl anywhere would've called the NES "sexy." It never happened. I swear it. Not anywhere ever.
But when somebody sees a 3D HDTV with 1080p, 240Hz, MotionFlow, and a 6 million : 1 color contrast ratio playing a brilliant Blu-Ray game and uses that very word to describe the setup, one has to wonder. Well, it's not like gadgets and electronics are the haven of males any longer; everything from the cell phone to Facebook is just as popular with the ladies (if not far more popular) these days, so perhaps it stands to reason. Or, perhaps the women are simply making that snap assumption/hope that is unique to their sex; it's a chemical reaction in their brains that kicks in and causes the brain to go, "looks expensive...he has money." Maybe that's all it is. But 3D movies are hardly only for guys and stores that specialize in electronics - which, at one time, would've had a clientele that was 95% male - is now quite diverse.
And you know, in many ways, because video games have hit the mainstream limelight at about the time all this fancy technology is coming about, it's tough to avoid the unbelievable games. And it's almost impossible not to find them pretty damn slick if you're into advanced video-based technology. What can the PS3 do? More than enough to keep any girl occupied for hours, and she never once has to touch a game. So because consoles are so much more these days, and because video entertainment continues to spread far and wide, gaming and "cool stuff" like 3D is...well, hip. Or in. Or whatever. I'm not up on the current lingo. But I do know that a motorcycle might not do it these days, while a gorgeous entertainment center just might. The saying, "if you've got it, flaunt it" might relate to more of you than you might think...
...a nice car can't hurt, though.
7/22/2010 9:21:23 PM Ben Dutka