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cpayne93  +   1088d ago
My main problem at college is a lot of the time I spend gaming is mixed with social life, I'm usually either playing smash bros, ps all stars, or bad company 2 with people. Leaves less time for the sp games.

Still though I have had plenty of time for games overall at college. I managed to get some of the easier teachers, and besides that I went to a fairly difficult college prep high school, so I was pretty prepared for the work.

How much work do you have to do though? And how devastating are the tests? I've sort of learned how to manage the amount of studying I need to do on a class by class basis, and I try to leave the unnecessary or irrelevant material the class goes over out.
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Norrison  +   1085d ago
I would focus on my studies, I quitted gaming when I was in college.
It will improve your grades and it will be worth it in the long run, you'll have a lot of time for gaming later, I found my job a lot more easier and flexible than college.
imtheman2013  +   1088d ago
This makes me a little worried, as I was just accepted to my college of choice but I definitely do not want to sacrifice the time I spend playing games. I like to think that I am a pretty fast learner, and hopefully my game time will not be cut due to the amount of work I get.

I can't believe you cut GTA4 and Skyrim from your list. Really great games.

sjaakiejj  +   1087d ago
Depends on the college, but if it's a prestigious school, your game time will definitely be cut down. Either that or your marks will be - so it's a choice between a degree and playing games ;)
SilentNegotiator  +   1087d ago
You really learn to love "humble bundles" and Steam sales when shelling out almost every dollar to your name on education.
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sjaakiejj  +   1087d ago
I play very few games during term time, only on the occasional Friday night. I still look around for good deals, and if I do have a weekend for myself I usually play through one of the games I haven't finished yet, but generally I wait until the Holidays to actually play my single player games.
TopDudeMan  +   1087d ago
I tend to spend a very minimal amount of time studying. This is simply because it bores me quickly. I know, I'm an awful student, but the compulsion to play games is greater than the compulsion to have a good career.
jimbobwahey  +   1086d ago
When I have a lot of work or study to do, I gravitate towards pick up and play games that cater well to smaller play sessions.

Examples of these types of games are SSX (great to relax for 30 minutes by just riding down a few mountains), Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (have a few races) or playing a few rounds of a multiplayer game such as Uncharted 3 or Modern Warfare 3.

The key is just finding games that you enjoy that can be played in small bursts of 30-45 minutes to just unwind. I avoid games such as Skyrim and Borderlands like the plague :)

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