I've never played any multiplayer in it either, or barely touched the tournaments or manager mode.
My brother-in-law has 1137 hours on Team Fortress 2. His wife has already asked us for help concerning the amount of time he's on there
Then there's my self-confessed addict friend. This is the guy that bought Terraria and then apparently played it for 19 hours of the next 24 that came in his life. He's up to 96 now.
CODMW2 - 917 hours for a game that he tells me he doesn't particularly like that much
Borderlands - 382 hours
BF2142 - 180 hours
Team Fortress 2 - 172 hours
He's got several more games at +100 hours. The sad fact is that his roomate plays even more. 1800 hours on TF2! 380 hrs Civ V. 100 hours Terraria. 220 hours on Defense Grid. Seriously? How do you play a freaking tower defense game for that long?
Bah. I'm half filled with concern, half envy.
I think the word 'contemporary' was a poor choice. I get what he was saying though. Shooters are the big draw cards at the moment and clearly the prerogative behind acquiring the X-Com license was to make money from it rather than trying something that would target a smaller audience. He wants something that might vaguely appeal to the COD/BF/Gears crowds.
People ripping on gamers is nothing new and as Alex says, eventually that perception is going to change. My daughter is 3 and already has a fairly good grasp of Minecraft. My 18 month son has played Geometry Wars 2 with somewhat limited success but on occasion he'll point to the Xbox and demand a go.
I'm not up to speed with that particular show (although I'm pretty sure that it airs in the early morning here for some screwed up reason) but I'm assuming that the women are from a generation where gaming wasn't the norm. Eventually that will change. Until then I'll continue to not pay too much attention to the views of middle-aged American women with bad fake tans and mundane commentary.
I'm also assuming that your 'Great White North' hint means that you've pinned down Santa for the episode.
Hell yes. I'll send in my wish list by voice mail.