Couple meets because of Xbox Live, later has baby


You’re looking at the first baby conceived because of Xbox Live. The baby girl’s parents met while playing Rainbow Six Lockdown, the daddy in the Bronx and the mommy in Georgia. The story is that the two would-be parents didn’t initially see eye to eye—you sunk my battleship! or somesuch—but then decided to meet each other in real life, or IRL as my old WoW crew used to put it. The mother called it a “leap of faith” that they met. That’s one way to put it, sure.

There’s a larger issue at work here—meeting people IRL after meeting online. I first met Biggs at some “office” (read: chat room) get-together after only conversing online; it was sorta weird, yes, but now we’re two peas in a pod. I think he initially offered candy or a puppy or something. I’m still waiting for that damn puppy.

The Power of Xbox … It’s an Xbox Baby! [ via]