There are awesome moments for gaming with a newborn. Whenever she’s napping, it’s easy enough for me to boot up the PS4 or my PC and get some quality game time in. Of course, there is the unpredictability of her waking up that prevents me from playing online games. But I’ve managed to get a bit of time in with The Witcher 3 and I finished Tomb Raider a month ago, so it’s not like all my gaming has come to a halt. However, most of the time I have to find a way to play games with one hand while the other is busy holding her.
While one-handed gaming is usually alluding to something else, for me it has been a way to keep myself busy while Harley is doing her thing. Even when she’s done nursing, I often need to hold her while she sleeps – as soon as I put her down, she wakes up and the cycle of tears and comforting starts all over again. As a result, I’ve found myself playing certain games that don’t require both hands’ worth of input mechanisms.