Some Sound Advice For A Neglected Skyrim Girlfriend

Some Sound Advice For A Neglected Skyrim Girlfriend

The brothers McElroy, Justin and Griffin of Joystiq, don’t just write about video games — they also run the advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me along with their youngest brother Travis. On it, the three brothers answer questions posed to Yahoo! Answers and Forumspring by random internet users. It’s an unspeakably wonderful show — the advice they give ranges from “actually, quite useful!” to “What?” to “Oh my god I can’t stop laughing, why are we talking about how the bank is a ‘Lady Zoo.'”

They rarely discuss video games, but on a recent show, the brothers got a note from a girl whose boyfriend had gotten Skyrim and was forgoing sleep, food, and even sex to play the game nonstop. A recording of their (NSFW) advice is in the video above.

They had some good tips that could be taken to heart by anyone with a Dovahkiin-obsessed significant other. Basically: You have to give a good enough incentive for them to stop playing, which should probably include sex-pizza and maybe some food-art.

Then again, even a sex-pizza might not work. As Griffin points out, “Let’s get our priorities straight: Those Dark Brotherhood contracts aren’t going to fulfil themselves, right you guys?”


  • LOL have never heard of these guys. Will have to check them out now. And yes that guy they are talking about it is a master!!

  • My wife and I are both playing Skyrim. One separate televisions, on separate consoles, in the same room. Another reason why I love my wife.

    • Your wife needs to be sent away for scientific testing so that she may be cloned for others so that they can have awesome wives.

      The worst part I get is ‘your not paying attention to me!’ whereas when she is playing the sims I get ‘Don”t touch!!’. Sigh.

    • That’s the same setup my girlfriend and I have, I made sure to set her up with one of each console as well so there was no issue when playing games on something other than 360.

  • I wonder what advice they’d give for the reverse sex… lucky for me though..being a female player with no significant other. I can only imagine what kind of advice they’d give for guys with Skyrim-playing girlfriends.

    • I’d suggest it would go something like:
      “Quite your crying… at least you’ve got a girlfriend. And, she plays games… you’re living the dream brother”.

  • Well to be fair.. if Skyrim was the only game you got obsessed with for a few days (or a week) all year and perhaps even for the last couple of years.. is it really so bad? If it were every new game that came out.. sure.. but a game you’ve been waiting years for to come out?

  • Sex-pizza is lame! If you need to get a guy’s attention, even away from an addictive game, buy some lingerie and wear it. TVs have power buttons… turn it off and stand in from of the TV set. It’ll take him all of 3 seconds to forget about the game and realize he’s looking at a nearly naked woman who’s ready to go.

    There is also the option of getting your own console/PC and playing with him! My husband and I have been gaming together for 6 years (MMOs, RPGs, RTS, FPS, Racing… all of it) and I never feel ignored.

  • Why doesn’t she just play the game herself and find out what all the fuss is about? Someone needs to point out that it’s pretty looking and she’ll be playing it like a shot.

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