Time spent

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Study , work , training and gaming.

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

dzonyfox2

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
 
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

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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

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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

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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.
 

Gopnik

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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. :)