When you have to fight Squirrels with Bow and Arrows, it is truly a great game.
Now it has evolved into split-screen and online gaming. Now, I personally enjoy the art of split screen multiplayer because it means that you actually have physical friends and can yell at them when they kill you, steal your kill, hit you with a red shell, etc. However, even though we are playing on the same television, it does not mean I am watching you play.
There have been multiple times wherein I am playing a game with somebody and the question, "Did you see that!?" escapes their lips. Well, no, I did not see that. That is because I was too busy watching my own screen to make sure I didn't careen off a cliff.
Or maybe I had to hit a giant spiked turtle while narrowly avoiding jumping gophers.
The only reason people ask you this question is because they did something awesome. I am all for people doing awesome things within video games. Hell, that's why we play video games, to do awesome things we could never do in real life.
Though, I do regularly fly around Big Ben with famous Disney characters.
The problem being that when you say you did something awesome I then have to look at your screen, therein-by taking my eyes off of my own. That is when my character wishes they had a better master controller, because generally something awful befalls them. Whether that means they go off a cliff, accidentally hit a banana peel, or get killed and then tea-bagged, something happens.
However, there are some games where the question, "Did you see that!?" can actually be uttered. Games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl are perfectly acceptable areas to watch other characters. This is because it is not split screen, but rather one screen, and you are watching everybody, just to see when you can make your mark and destroy them. Yes, I did see your awesome grab...too bad it was on me and now I'm out of the tournament. Jerk.
Ok, this has been one mediocre rant, but at least it's getting somewhere. Next time you play a game with someone, don't distract them with meaningless questions. Video game characters don't like to be killed.
And they definitely don't like to be tea-bagged.