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How much time do you spend playing games?

Alexander.

Member
How much time do you devote to your much loved hobby gaming? Do you have responsibilities you have prioritise first? I have work and then comes gaming. Generally speaking, an hour at most weekdays longer on weekends.
 

Nerdface

Member
Work, family (child + wife), website, chores, gaming.

I'm lucky if I get a few hours in at the weekend these days! It's usually in sacrifice of website development time.
 

AronD

Member
School, work and sports take in most of my time. I'm trying to find a healthy balance, but 1 hour/day is the maximum during the week for me. In the weekend it depends, probably between 1-4 hours a day.
 

jpk0007

Member
Well, in the past i used to spend a lot of time on Gaming.During the school and college days , i used to use all my spare time to play games. After i started doing my job , the time that i get for gaming has reduced considerably. However, i still try to play games every weekend, sometimes with my friends or alone. During the weekdays i am able to play games only when i am travelling to my work or coming back home.
 

Camelie

Member
I usually get an hour or two of gaming time daily, since I need to unwind after everything that happens during the day. My job and post-grad studies don't leave a lot of time for me to play too often, but I try to squeeze it in as something to look forward to at the end of the day. I hardly sleep during my rare vacation days, though. I try to pack in as much fun as I can, and catching up on games that I might have bought and been unable to try due to my schedule is part of that fun.
 

zezo

Member
Study , work , training and gaming.

In special occasions I play for 4+ hours with friends.
 

dzonyfox2

Member
I wish I would have more time for gaming, but that is impossible, because I'm at college and I'm studying a lot. So, during workdays, I spend about an hour or two on gaming, and during the weekend, maybe 3-4 hours.
 

GioMatos

Member
I used to play videogames a lot back in the day. But as a Freelance graphic designer/illustrator, I already spend a lot of time sitting in front of a screen working, so whenever I have free time, I don't really want to spend it sitting in front of another screen. Whenever I play I only do it for 2 hours and I play chill/casual games like The Sims.
 

mcnasci24

Member
As Rihanna says: work, work, work. I have a lot of goals and objectives, so I don't spend so much time gaming. I also try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as my job is very sedentary. So that means I have to workout a few times per week. On the weekends is when I have a little bit more time for games.

I used to play videogames a lot back in the day. But as a Freelance graphic designer/illustrator, I already spend a lot of time sitting in front of a screen working, so whenever I have free time, I don't really want to spend it sitting in front of another screen. Whenever I play I only do it for 2 hours and I play chill/casual games like The Sims.
I work as a writer and can totally relate. At the end of the day, there isn't enough energy to stare at a screen for even more time.
 

junrose123

Member
For now that I am already older I prioritize my work and I only play games whenever I am done with my responsibilities to complement with the stress that I feel in my work. It is good to unwind for sometimes while playing games for us to keep motivated as always.
 
How much time do you devote to your much loved hobby gaming? Do you have responsibilities you have prioritise first? I have work and then comes gaming. Generally speaking, an hour at most weekdays longer on weekends.
I also prioritize my job first before I play my favorite online games. I play if I don't have any task to do. I play for recreation and relaxation.
 

rhems091

Member
Before I would spend like 6 to 8 hours playing DOTA 2 and CSGO, but know I got conscious about my health so I lessen it a bit.
 

Caguioa747

Member
i am working in the day time so when i come home then thats the time i usually play. about 2 to 3 hours of playing a day. then the weekends i usually play all day.
 
If I am not working I pretty much spend all my time playing games. That is if I'm in the mood for some adventure and some action because playing games is a very tiring and draining endeavour. I'm sure you know what I mean. Playing for hours on end can take the life out of your body literally. So sometimes, if I'm not feeling it I just watch a movie first to relax then play later. :cool:
 

rheez95

Member
Aside from League of Legends that I played for straight 6 hours, It's Sims that I got addicted with. I played Sims 4 for 10 pm to 3 am.
 

kjbotona23

Member
As a freelancer, I spent around 1-2 hours every after work time. This is part of the stress reliever when working. If I have a lot of tasks to do, 15-30 mins is enough just a refresher and to boost up my energy to finish my work. I played more than 6 hours as well during my day off and If I don't have nothing to do at home.
 
When I was in high school, I remembered playing games until the morning hours. It is because its school vacation days and I don't have a class in the next morning.
 

Heatman

Member
Well, my days schedule is pretty what determines whether I'm going to be playing for a long time or in very short time.

I can't have something serious that would fetch me more money and I would focus on playing games. It's not feasible at all.
 

dzonyfox2

Member
When I was in high school, I remembered playing games until the morning hours. It is because its school vacation days and I don't have a class in the next morning.
The same, college is priority now, it requires hours and hours of studying everyday. Wish to go back into the high school days.
 

Alania

Member
I used to play like crazy all sorts of game, usually it was RaiderZ, Silkroad and MapleStory. Then League of Legends game. But now I'm 22 years old and have a family. So no more than one hour a day, sadly. :/
 

Lau_JayMil

Member
I actually schedule my week devoting a day of gaming (day off). At times after work an hour and a half to relieve stress and chat with my online buddies.
 

Heatman

Member
I actually schedule my week devoting a day of gaming (day off). At times after work an hour and a half to relieve stress and chat with my online buddies.
Saturdays are my favorite day for gaming. It gives me all the time in the world to get the best experience with having ample time for my games.
 
Work and game is my routine. I have to do the jobs first, just to set priorities right. Afterwards, I will have to take a break and that's were I can give myself an hour or two playing games.
 

beth466

Member
How many hours do you actually play in a day? Mine is like 4-6 hours a day, especially when there's no work or anything to do I can manage to play like 10-12 hours :D My mom even said that I might get problem someday with my eyes but I guess no because my laptop distance from my sight is like 1 ruler gap. How about you how much hours do you render playing your favorite game/s?
 

egghead

Member
I do not have a regular gaming schedule. Sometimes I do not play games for several days, even weeks, and sometimes I am playing like 2-3 hours every day. I play games when I am bored and have nothing to do. However, I am occupied with work most of the time and I do not have time for playing games.
 
I don't have a set time for this.

What works for me is to use my temper to create a boundary. While I'm feeling fine, with all my activities up to date and happy playing, I have no reason to set aside time for fun.
 

Jelineex

Member
I spent 4-5 hours in daily basis in my younger days playing StarCraft. I don't have sense of responsibility except passing the grades. I would even sneak during midnight to play but now I barely don't have time to play. I need to prioritize work and other obligation. Things were different when your an adult. However, I still play games either on portable computer or mobile when I'm bored and stress. Games makes me calm somehow.
 

Heatman

Member
Work and game is my routine. I have to do the jobs first, just to set priorities right. Afterwards, I will have to take a break and that's were I can give myself an hour or two playing games.
Truly, it's very important to get one's priorities set straight. Gaming is good but unless you are playing as a professional and earning money - a decent amount of money from it, then your work or business should come first before gaming leisure.
 

Nova

Member
I think college and jobs should be the priority. Because gamers make the money and move ahead. But we have to consider the time being spent in the real life as the something that has the value. I have seen some of the real time that being spent on the life for others things has more value. say with family or say in school and with relationships. etc.
 

Alexander.

Member
As your browsing this topic right now, your participating in gaming conversations on a discussion board. How much of your free time is spent talking about your hobby rather than playing games?

I enjoy meeting people online who share the same interests and hobbies as we can build a connection as a community. As a result of this, I spend around half of my time posting on forums
 

Nova

Member
For me it has to be anywhere between 2 hours or more. And some of the time it can go above that too. But I don't count much and often just wait for things to slow down on that note. One more thing is that I try to find something new to post as well. So that also consumes few hours every day.
 

Gopnik

Member
Before I was spending 8-10 hours a day playing video games because I was staying to 3 AM (late night gaming). But since I started to work on my body, doing exercises I don't stay up anymore to play games during the night. With that being said, now I spend around 5-6 hours a day gaming. And my quality of life got better when I started to get enough sleep. :)
 

dojo

Member
Right now I can squeeze in 30-40 minutes a day, when I'm in the bathroom. I play Homescapes on my phone. I used to play a lot of other games, but now it's impossible to find the time. My computer runs only design software and the kiddo needs all my attention when I'm not working.
 

Nova

Member
For me less than 3 hours is my current target. More than that means my health is going to have some issues. And I prefer to reduce the gaming time these days. I prefer to spend the time wisely now. And also considering that I may play more on mobile to reduce the habit.
 

Jayson

Member
It's zero at the moment, LOL. I haven't gamed in months! Anyway, I want to get back into it, but cash is short and I'd rather prioritize my time with web development/music projects. Anyway, I do spend quite a bit of time when obsessed with a game. Well, it's way less than some Joy Freaks, pardon the irony - but it certainly is a lot. I mean, I get pretty into playing those Mario games and I want to beat them badly! So, basically, I go on playing binges. Anyone do something similar? Well, I don't think it's unhealthy or an addiction.
 

Nova

Member
I am pretty sure with the mobiles these days people are less on the TV and console but more on the phone. So yeah addiction has just shifted the platform from what I have seen so far.
 

Barida

Member
I'm kinda busy, so I always play the online games that are time based such as Top Eleven be a football manager game. This is how I enjoy my weekdays and the weekend is all about exploring with God of War and other longer exciting games out there.

I have limited the time that I play on PC though because of the eyes issues as well.
 

mramiibo

Member
well one out of 15 charcters on world of warcraft id clocked 200+ days /played... Monday to Sunday at least 8 hours a day for near enough 10 years... id hate to know the full amount across all games..... let's just forget this question ;)
 

Nova

Member
I'd say lot of games and lot of options there. You have like lot of new games like MOBA category worth trying out.
 

Kaynil

Member
I'm not spending as much gaming as I used to, but even so, if I get into it I can easily evaporate a few hours when I get into a game. Just on my switch, I am sure I am probably over 500 hours between all games. Then I have the Playstation 4 and past consoles too. I am pretty sure I've spent an amount worth of years playing time. I'm sure I've spent at least the equivalent of 5 years through all my years. Especially if I consider I started gaming since I was like 4 years old with an Atari 2600.
 

Nova

Member
I think due to the Battle Royale many people are kind of maxed out on their quota of the gaming. I am more of into small games or say small tournaments.
 
Xbox gaming is addictive my brother spent 5 to 6 hours after his full time job to do it. Me 3-4 hours for Tomb Raider only.
 

Nova

Member
I am into more of mobile based games and if you are into the tournament style of the games. I'd say in such case few hours pass pretty much easily. So I think same can be said about the console and also for the PC. Time goes pretty quickly in most of those cases from what I have noticed.
 

Paladin

JoyFreak Systems Model-101
Moderator
I can't say how much I've played in my whole lifetime, but I've played about 300 hours of Rainbow Six: Siege, 50 hours of The Escapists, 25 hours of Slime Rancher, 50 hours of Subnautica, and 100 hours of Game Dev Tycoon.
(All stats from Steam.)

xenonVirus. 300 hours sounds like a lot, but it probably isn't really that much compared to LP'ers, etc.
 
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If I get a new game, I'll play it for hours if I enjoy it and provided it's not terribly hard. But you should always take some brief rests as well. :giggle:

Why does this tool keep making accounts and responding to his own posts? This guy (and yes, I know it's a guy) has been doing this for over 2 years now. 2 whole years!


Seriously. This screwball needs to get a life.

I'm talking about the person using pseudonyms such as "mrsflagbottem" and all that. :rolleyes:
 

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