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How much time do you think you've wasted on games in your life?

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bolillo_loco

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Sadly, I've wasted the better part of eight years gaming online. All of my time went into online games. I was frequently out of a job due to closings and or jobs coming to an end. What did I do? waited until unemployment ran out to get a job. While I waited, I played 18 hours a day. I've shot down more enemy aircraft, circa WWII, than all the pilots during WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam put together.

You're not a true gaming geek until you're into flight sims. Combat flight sim players are the geeks of all geeks... That's not a good thing in my book. As handsome, charming, and witty as I am, it makes me wonder why I bother playing games. Well I guess I help make the small, scrawny, not so attractive geeks feel good about themselves because there I am next to them...

:\/ man I'm an idot!
 

Springbok

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Ehhhh, flight sims ftl. I'd say the only time I've wasted playing video games was half an hour with Nintendogs, the rest has been gravy.
 

SeasonalEclipse

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Wow.. alot of time... When I was young I loved the twisted metal games.. and mario of course.. and digimon games.. and when I moved to PC I loved trek games.. and now im into BF2 and black and white 2 and so on.. I would have to have spent around 5000 hours if not more total.
 

xilix

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Back when I was in a clan for Return To Castle Wolfenstein, I was gaming about 70-80 hours a week for 3 months straight. That's upwards of 700 hours in just 3 months. I was very dedicated to it and we became one of the best clans in the USA for RTCW, but after a while I just got burnt out on it.

I can't play any particular game now for more than maybe an hour in one sitting. Since the Wolfenstein fiasco I went through, The Single player of Half Life 2 has been the ONLY game to glue me to my chair for more than 5 hours in one sitting. I could NOT put that game down until I was finished. Of all the games I've ever played, I've never had such a fantastic, cinematic, exciting experience playing a game in my life. HL2 is a masterpiece.

Anyway, it's hard to say how much time total I've spent gaming. It's a lot. I've been gaming since I was 3 years old, and I've never stopped. I'd say I spend anywhere from 1-3 hours a day gaming (though it usually never goes over 2 hours, and it's spread out throughout the day), but I usually bounce between 2-3 games during that period. Sometimes I'll go like 2 weeks without gaming though. It's a spiratic thing.
 

/\\/3|2o

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rainless said:
I'd say FAR less time than I've wasted on women. (And those are just the women I considered a waste of my time.)

I LOL'd when I read that! So true... so true...


I've gotta say if you average my game playing time over the last 10 years or so from when I first started to really play games, I'd say a good 20 hours a week. Theres some weeks in there that I would play for like 80 hours (LAN parties :)) and some where I didnt play at all (out of town :()
 

flixotide

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I doubt I ever wasted a minute on gaming... I enjoyed the lot and was entertained...

We're in the 21st century.... computer games are as much a waste of time as babes and boobs, as expensaive as babes and boobs and not least and annoying as babes and boobs.

So... never wasted a damn minute... :beer:
 

xilix

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flixotide said:
I doubt I ever wasted a minute on gaming... I enjoyed the lot and was entertained...

We're in the 21st century.... computer games are as much a waste of time as babes and boobs, as expensaive as babes and boobs and not least and annoying as babes and boobs.

So... never wasted a damn minute... :beer:

:beer: Right on, dude. I'd say that any hobby is time well spent no matter what it is. My father in-law always said I'd grow out of the video games and fast cars, but here I am 20 years later, still playin' the games and now I have a Mustang GT.

I guess there will always be some party poopers out there that don't understand peoples hobbies, and consider it a waste of time. My girlfriend is into crafts and interior decorating. I can't stand it sometimes, but she really enjoys it, so I'm down with that.
 

dfonda

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I would rather consider how much time I've wasted on work. Doing things that are fun makes my life enjoyable. This question could better be answered by my wife. lol
 

inkfx

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I can't even begin to calculate how many hours I've put into Counter-Strike let alone all the other games I've played. I can do a top 3 most played, though.

1. Counter-Strike
2. Starcraft
3. World of Warcraft
 

HarlanC

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I have been gaming since Nintendo...I couldnt even begin to try and grasp how many hours I have spent gaming :bday:
 

Itchie

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Same with me.

But I only game when there's nothing better to do, so I don't consider it a waste. If I wasn't gaming I would probably just be watching TV which is just as unproductive, probably more. Besides, thanks to gaming, I've gone to lan parties and met some great friends which I wouldn't've done otherwise.
 

iwillpeeon

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ive wasted seven years so far 1 hour a day in the dark looking like this :drool: lol i hope i typed it in right or else it will say drool instead of showing it teaches me for useing smiles in quick reply lol. Any how i play 1 hour on mondays thru thursdays and i play around 4 hours on friday and 6 on saterday and sunday that varies of course but i hardly consider it wasted. WOW IS FUN .
 

Will Eatforfood

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? Really? is WoW that addictive? I got to level 24 or so and found out it's still too effin hard to go anywhere new since the creeps would pwn me, and so I phased out. I'm back on WC3, which I find ..... addictive. Thank god the numbers are dying down. BTw... do they ever delete your accounts from idleness? I might go back to my account with winter break here.
 

uzibear

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wizard james said:
hmm..yes but..


For me, theres many other things i could do that would be better then playing games.. But with me, only time i am willing to do anything thats worth time is at 2-3 am, were everyone is sleeping. :beer:

Ah well..il do what i want sooner or later.. *goes and plays battlefield2 .. *


i think there's a point of confusion here i'd like to address, which plays to the title of this thread, and it's this: since we're born there's a sense of "what you should be doing" drilled into us by OTHERS, parents, teachers, everybody; but folks, this is the key: this is what THEY want you to do, not necessarily what YOU want to do; now if YOU really want to go out and climb a mountain, get a career, feed the needy, then by all means DO THAT, but do it because it's what you want to do, not because someone else wants you to do it; i think that's something we all need to come to grips with; often our idea of what we "should" do is not a personal sense of desire, but rather what someone else has told you you're supposed to do



anyway, i'm not saying that playing video games is bad or good, but i think we need to make quality judgments ourselves rather than having someone else's judgments put on us
 

uzibear

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i tell ya there can be a lot of imagination and inspiration in games; it's an ART; half life 2 for me just screams beautiful design, inspiring, just as any great sci-fi book, minus the lack of story :) of course you ARE the story, albeit a story of shooting stuff