10 Embarrassing Gaming Moments Our Parents Walked In On

“Mum, I’m busy. Get out!”

Jack Pooley


Mass Effect

It is only in recent years that gaming has become a socially acceptable past-time, in large part thanks to Nintendo’s efforts with the Wii to make video games appeal to non-traditional demographics, namely middle-aged, middle-class folk.

Admitting to being a gamer used to be something you would mutter amid other conversation, yet even today, it can be an occasional source of embarrassment if your parents, or really anyone like a girlfriend or landlord (if you’re a little older) walks in at an inopportune moment.

What could the uninitiated party catch an eyeful of? Deviant sexuality? Straight up perversion? Kinky violence? Perhaps even a private, emotional moment in the game that you would prefer nobody else to see?

We’ve all had parents walk into our bedroom at the worst possible moment of a video game, and trying to explain to them that you’re not some sort of mouth-breathing pervert can be both embarrassing and a ludicrous amount of effort. After all, once your parents have caught you watching animated interspecies lesbian sex, how can they look at you the same way at the dinner table?

Got any great stories about a particularly embarrassing video game moment? Did we miss any classics? Let us know in the comments!