Okay, so maybe he's not an addict because he never lets playing computer games get in the way of his work and research.
But he does like to play computer games for relaxation more than anything else.
He gets into his rattiest clothes on Sunday afternoons, pops open a soda can and tears into a bag of potato chips as he turns on the gaming console and begins slaughtering orcs and jabberwockies and the like.
Its almost dinner before he stops playing, and by then he really needs to use the toilet because the first soda can was quickly followed by at least two more.
Personally I don't see how sitting in front of a monitor pretending to slay monsters or jump from buildings to bridges can beat lying in bed curled up with a good book, but hey, to each his own.
My husband likes to play on his PlayStation, and because he works really hard, he deserves every moment of enjoyment he gets playing with it.
I sneaked a peak into his collection of computer games (neatly filed and stored in the living room closet) and I've seen Heavenly Sword, Lair, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Warhawk and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
I don't understand what all this games are about and the kind of high they supposedly give those who play them, but they all seem pretty violent to me.
I also saw that he had Killzone 2, Little Big Planet, Infamous, and SOCOM: U.
Navy SEALs Confrontation.
I've never taken my hubby for a war freak, and I don't that he is just because is choice of computer games seem like the sort gung-ho military types would like, but I am intrigued.
When I was younger, I did like computer games, but back then they were innocuous like Pacman, Battleship, Milk and Nuts and, of course, Super Mario.
Jumping and running around after fat, red-topped mushrooms and kicking snapping turtles off the grid was already pretty-action packed for me.
I also liked the idea of rescuing princesses, but I had to wonder: how come its always a damsel that's in distress and never a dude? Computer games should be less biased against the female sex, I thought even back then.
This Christmas, he's going to get an online PlayStation network card from me.
I'm not really certain what that is, but I've been informed by one of my computer game-addicted (now 'addicted' is really operable in this case) nephews that it's a good thing to get and to give, so that's what I'm giving as a gift.