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Is it my turn yet? – Impatiently waiting to play Final Fantasy XIII
By Pauline Lim
I am sure many of you have been in this situation before - there is only one copy of the game and one console but two people who want to play it first. Well, that recently happened to my husband and I. As soon as my husband pre-ordered Final Fantasy XIII in February, the two of us engaged in a very civilized and adult-like discussion over who gets to play it first. All right, it was actually a loud and lengthy conversation in the car on the way home from work. In the end, I lost and am currently waiting for him to finish the game while relegated to the role of a supportive spectator. And yes, we are one of the few couples who have such dorky argum...err, discussions. And, no, I am not resentful. Not at all, I can assure you.