Yesterday I spent most of the day playing Marvel Vs Capcom 3 with my wife. This came about because on Friday we went out to a local arcade with some of my co-workers and she got "the bug" to play again. I've always loved playing fighting games and I used to be pretty good at them when I was a teenager. Most of the time I had to play down to who ever I was playing or it wasn't much fun for either of us. On Friday I was a little rusty when I dropped the quarters in to Street Fighter II (one of my favs) but I warmed up quick and had a great time playing for an hour or so. When we left, my wife mentioned that I had been taking it easy on my co-workers but when some strangers jumped on (and my co-workers had stepped away) I unleashed old muscle memory on the new challengers. I smiled and acknowledged her observation. As we continued to walk home she mentioned that she missed playing the fighting games and challenged me to play some on our Xbox 360 when we got home.
We both found some characters that we enjoyed. We set me on the smallest possible handicap just to even us up a bit. By the end of the day she was winning more than she was losing. I had so much fun to gaming with her again and it made me think about buying a newer console so that we could try out some new games.