When Game Consoles Are More Important Than Friends

Admit it: as a kid you had at least one friend you hung out with simply because he had cool video games. It's a time honored tradition!

The Onion's (obviously joke) coverage of 12-Year-Old Couldn't Begin To Guess Name Of Friend Whose House He Visits To Play Xbox shows just how awful kids can be sometimes, myself included. But hey, I got to play Mortal Kombat II with whatshisname, so it's not all bad.

The Onion via Laughing Squid

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    I kinda miss the days of split screen multiplayer games...or at least multiplayer games where everyone can physically be in the same room.

      That's why I'm in a Xbox Lan club

        That actually sounds fantastic. I'm considering looking into the same kind of thing, but for any platform over the last 10 years, PC's included.

        It's definitely a nostalgia kick, but one I'm damn sure to have again before I'm too old to give a shit.

        I also miss those, and also wish I was in your club

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          Were in WA if your interested, we have a private titanfall Lan this Sat and next month I will be hosting a COD ghosts Xbox one Lan.

            Might be a bit of a hike from the Gold Coast, but I appreciate the offer ;)

      They still exist, and are one of the great reasons to own a Wii or Wii U.

      I've got my pc in the living room hooked up to the large tv, I usually invite friends over and play Mario Party and Goldeneye Wii over dolphin. Its nice being able to utilize the fancy upscaling, and having the choices of Bluetooth Controllers.

    Haha, I know I somehow ended up going over to Carlos' place in kindergarten or something just because he had Super Mario Kart and I wanted to play it.

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