HOW TO: Know You Have a True Gaming Friend

By Shaun Hatton - March 13th, 2008

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Real-life friends would let you shoot the zombies you called for. True gaming friends will kill your zombies after killing theirs.

Ever wonder if you’ve got a True Gaming Friend (aka TGF) or not? Well, wonder no more. Here’s how you can tell you’ve got a true gaming friend who will always be there for you no matter what.

Game:
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

How to tell you’ve got a TGF:

When playing in multiplayer mode, and you and your friend* decide it’s best to divide the screen into left and right halves to determine what side of the screen each other is responsible for taking care of, your TGF will often cross over onto your side of the screen to kill the zombies you call out for and also steal your weapons and ammo upgrades.

You’ll know you really have TGF if this person shoots a zombie’s knees out, causing him to fall just before your well-aimed and timed headshot could connect. Thanks, TGF! Now it’s going to take eight more bullets to kill this zombie when he could have already been dead.

Sometimes your TGF will tell you he had to shoot the zombie because it was getting “too close” or “was about to hit us.”

At the end of the round, when your scores are tallied up, your TGF will score up to three times higher than you because he killed a bunch of zombies that should have been yours. Take heart in knowing you still will get more critical hits than he does, because he’s always too busy shooting everything to line up clean kills.

*Yes, this is Adam I’m talking about.

Shaun Hatton likes playing video games with Adam Russell because it brings out all the swear words he has bottled up inside.
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    6 responses so far:
  2. Ah Adam.

    He’s everyone’s TGF.

  3. Posted on Mar 13, 2008

    Don’t ever play Gauntlet with him. Stay tuned for more on TGFs and Gauntlet.

  4. By BUD
    Posted on Mar 14, 2008

    Don’t forget about when your TGF “forgets” about the agreement to handle all the bad guys on his side and you get your ass handed to you by zombies he was supposed to kill…

  5. Posted on Mar 14, 2008

    What do we call someone who: “waits so long lining up a perfect headshot on 1 zombie, that the 3 following closely begin savagely kick the crap out of the team?”

    Let it be known that when the Zombie Apocalypse comes you will be standing alone, SHAUN.

  6. By Kate
    Posted on Mar 14, 2008

    I Love the TGF posts – kinda tender and sweet yet wicked funny at the same time. My best TGF moment came during the salad days of Animal Crossing on the DS. Leaving me lucky cats and planting flowers. Thank you my TGF.

  7. Posted on Mar 14, 2008

    TGFs can be a blessing in a way, saving your ass from certain death by killing the zombies you can’t get to.

    Adam: we call that person stubborn, and would never want to be stuck with him/her in a real-life zombie epidemic.

    Kate: I think you got off easy with your Animal Crossing DS TGF. Mine would have planted pitfalls all around my house and chopped down all the fruit trees and changed my town’s flag to something inappropriate.

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