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I play every day 432 54.34%
A few times a week 195 24.53%
Sometimes a week passes without gaming 124 15.60%
I'm a casual gamer 21 2.64%
I don't have time for gaming 23 2.89%
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August 31st, 2011, 21:10
If there is a new crpg out, I'll game every day. I play in phases though. I have book-reading phases, along with crpg phases. I don't have any other hobbies, other than hitting the penny slots a couple times a month. The rest of the time I'm working.

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August 31st, 2011, 21:20
Depends sometimes every day, sometimes not at all for an entire month…. gaming is something I do when I want to relax.
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August 31st, 2011, 21:29
It all depends on how engaged I am. If I'm into a game I'll play it almost every day. Sometimes I'll 'burn out' on gaming for a bit and will go engage in other hobbies instead. It averages out to a few days a week.
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August 31st, 2011, 21:34
Originally Posted by JemyM View Post
All the time or never, depending on other responsibilities. This means whenever I have free time I prefer to play. However, I have came to realize that I cannot break games midthrough. I tend to play until finished. So I am a bit reluctant to begin longer titles when I know I do not have enough time to finish them.
That's me too. Had to restart Gothic 3 three times because the first two times I stopped playing (not because I wanted to) for a long time and when I tried to resume, I couldn't remember a lot of important things.

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August 31st, 2011, 21:58
Every day for at least 2 hours, except on holidays away from home.
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August 31st, 2011, 23:56
Sometimes I play every day, other times such as now a week can go by without me playing a game. That depends on the game I'm playing or will be playing.

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September 1st, 2011, 00:15
I usually play something every day, though the number of hours per day varies depending on what else I have to do. I just finished Divinity 2 DKS. According to Steam I had 83 hours in the game. I started it on June 29th and finished August 29th, so it looks like I averaged about 40 hours per month.
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September 1st, 2011, 01:07
I have a rule : I never game after 7pm. So it dependson what time I get home after work how long I get. If I'm lucky it could be a couple of hours, or it could be nothing. Weekends I get maybe 4 hours each day. So some weeks I do game every day, but most of the time I'm in the 'few times a week' category.
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September 1st, 2011, 11:07
1-4 hours every day
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September 1st, 2011, 13:05
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
I have a rule : I never game after 7pm.
That's a shitty rule if you ask me.

For me, it really depends on the game and how well it manages to keep me immersed. I was playing The Witcher 2 for 8-10 hours a day until I finished it, but it's rare for a game to hold my attention like that nowadays. I'd say 2-3 hours is probably average for most games.
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September 1st, 2011, 14:55
7-8 hours a day, after work and in the weekends.

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September 1st, 2011, 23:48
I play most days, close to every day. Some days I can live in front of the computers, and some days I just spend less than h in front of it, but usually I spend quite a lot of time playing games/reading forums/wikipedia. I don't want TV though (I find it, for the most part, to be incredibly boring, so all I use my TV for is to play console games), so the time most people send in front of the telly I spend in front of the computer.
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September 2nd, 2011, 03:27
The real answer for me is between a few days a week and every day. Some days after I get home from work, I get caught up in forum posting, YouTube watching and emailing and there is no time left in the day to game. (and I'm not even going into family, friends, food & working out). However, since I typically game every day, that is my final answer. Word . . .

Now if I'm between games (RPGs) and working on an adventure or casual game then it is definitely a few times a week.
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September 2nd, 2011, 16:39
When Skyrim comes out I'll be playing every second.

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September 3rd, 2011, 08:55
Since my youth(8-years old once, now 27-years-old) I play every day.
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September 3rd, 2011, 11:09
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Since my youth(8-years old once, now 27-years-old) I play every day.
I'm just like you; I started when I was 6, and I still play every day, and now I'm 25-years-old: oh, don't worry, I got too a social life, and usually I don't play at night, 'cause I'm too tired, or I just to read a book (huge fantasy lovere here btw), and just now and then I play guitar
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September 3rd, 2011, 11:24
i usually like to play at least an hour or two a day sometimes more, w/ marathons on the weekend. Kinda screwd tho right now - my latest rts binge has me suffering the dreaded "gamers wrist" thing, carpal tunnel syndrome..

Been off an on for a couple months, now major pain for like a solid week. Hand & wrist hurts, shoots up into elbow and fingertips. Wonderful!

Watch your posture as you get older, it didnt affect me until recently (im 39) and I used to stay up all night playing FPS & MMOs and stuff. Trying to use a Logitech M570 trackball (i like it for general computing and surfing, but it kinda sucks for gaming) and a wrist brace (which is cumbersome as all hell).

Work is one thing, I shudder to think of life w/ no gaming. Hell, I just bought the Commando games from GOG today!
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September 3rd, 2011, 13:38
Originally Posted by xSamhainx View Post
Kinda screwd tho right now - my latest rts binge has me suffering the dreaded "gamers wrist" thing, carpal tunnel syndrome..

Been off an on for a couple months, now major pain for like a solid week. Hand & wrist hurts, shoots up into elbow and fingertips. Wonderful!
I sympathize with you Sammy. I had a mild case of CTS, along with shoulder tendinitis, from my days as a casino dealer. Luckily for me, my symptoms reduced significantly after I lost my job there. (good riddance!)
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September 3rd, 2011, 15:50
It was the best choice you did. Casino is an illegal gambling. Only the games are the rightful ones.
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September 5th, 2011, 04:42
You know, this 'carpal tunnel' has come on very strong, like within the last two weeks I can barely type a post or two before my hands and wrist ache. Gaming is next to impossible, and that's a dagger right in my heart i'm sure you can imagine. I wake up w/ stiff and painful fingers. I think this may not be carpal tunnel tho, but a bodily reaction to a drug that I've been prescribed and have been taking for a couple weeks. Joint pain / inflammation is listed in the rare side effects, but hey I'm that 1% type of person anyway. If that's the case it's really messing me up badly here, lately in the last couple days I am really feeling weak, even breathing at times takes effort. But it's one of those "taper" type drugs that you work up your dosage, 1mg one week, 2mg the next, all the way up to 5mg. So i dont feel like I can just stop taking it, since it's a blood pressure medication. But it's the Labor Day weekend, and I cant get ahold of my DR for advice…

I'm at 2 doses, I think if anything I'm not going to stop but drop back down to one tonight. Like I said, this is a dagger in my heart to not be able to game on a 4 day weekend. Operating a mouse, even a trackball, destroys my hand and arm. Going to try the 360 next. I'm BORED as HELL!
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