The Great Outdoors: Video Games

For most teens, especially guys, video games are commonplace. Many of us have had our moms tell us we needed to go outside and get some fresh air. This was their way of telling you to stop playing video games.

Well, there are certain things that can be done to prevent this problem, but since most of us don’t live at home anymore, why bother? There’s a certain point at which mom’s advice to get outside is something that even a rebellious teen cannot fully ignore.

Right when you hit that zombie phase, get creative and get outside. That certainly doesn’t mean that it’s time to be done playing video games.

For some setups it can be difficult to move video games outside, but there is always a way to get it done. If you are close enough to home, just bring out your TV stand, pick your TV and gaming console up and carry them outside. Hook up an extension cord with a surge strip in your house and connect the wires. For the sake of making it comfortable, I would also grab a chair because at this point in the season, the ground is wet.

If your house does not come with a yard, you may have to formulate a more elaborate scheme. The easiest way to get video game playing in far away from civilization (other than playing on a phone, tablet or handheld gaming device) is to use a generator to power your gaming. If you are going all out (and have the resources), you can also use a projector and sheets as a screen to make your video gaming not only outside but huge.

The final question to ask yourself is what game are you going to play? Although there are many gaming systems options and games to go with them, playing outside merits only the most appropriate games and systems. Personally, I would go with the Wii and play something outdoors to help induce a sense of irony.

Although I don’t have all the answers for your outdoor gaming experience, much of it is personal preference. The key is to do something so bold that even mom doesn’t know what to say about your video game habits. And if you are wondering, yes, this is a challenge.