My hubby is good at video games. My skills, on the other hand, failed to be relevant past the N64 and PS2. But I could kick your ass in N64 Mario Cart with Toad in 150 mirror, bitches.
Once the controllers got more buttons than I could use without doing hand stretches to warm up prior to playing, I kind of stopped learning. I've played most of the Final Fantasy franchise, but this last one was a serious struggle. Anything where I have to use a separate joystick to control the character's field of vision in some kind of remote controlled car style setup is not one I perform well in.
Thank the heavens the South Park Stick of Truth games were more story and turn based. I would cry if I couldn't play those. And yes...I found all the chinpokomon.
Not only did my skill level come up against a serious road block these past few years, so did my free time. If I can't stop playing after 30-45 minutes, there's a good chance I don't have time in my day for video games.
Well, it snowballed from there. I now follow JackSepticEye, The Game Theory, Clare Siobhan, and my most recent binge-worthy channel...LaurenZSide.
Maybe watching these folks play video games and spending hours getting lost in digital worlds reminds me of crowding around a TV playing Golden Eye until 2am in college. Or maybe they're just great at their jobs, and produce awesome content.