The other night I was at my good friends for her 22nd birthday party. It was fun, drinks to be had, pretty typical. THEN someone broke out the N64 to play mario kart 64. I love that game and I love playing it, and I enjoy playing Beer-io Kart (i'm sure most of you have played and/or heard about it-- basically you drink a beer before you finish the race). But i have to say, pulling out the games in this scenario killed hte mood.
It ended conversation, and people were just staring at the tv, watching us play games, or playing the games. I ended up tossing the controller after two races because I wanted to be social.
I thought thatd be the end of the videogame killing the party, but then people whipped out their iPhones to play cuberunner. So then I started chatting with people who were staring at their phones. It was pretty whack in my opinion.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this dilemma of video games ruinign social interactions party or other wise?
As a side not though. One party I was at was themed mario party party, in which my friends made a real-life mario party drinking game. It was awesome. THink of it as a combo of beer pong, with minni drinking games and other fun/weird shenanigans.