Are jobs, kids, and other hobbies conspiring to take you away from your games?
I find the need to eat gets in the way pretty often, too.
Yep! My gaming happens after little people go to sleep or take naps. I've always loved games with good lengthy SP games and appreciate them even more now.
as an adult though playing time is way shorter i find i apreciate that time way more then when i was a kid.
Tell me about it. I hate the daily grind...
As an adult i think your life becomes more "settled" leaving you more time to play for some people. Adults are no longer searching for a career, suitable partner etc. etc. This leaves more time for gaming. When i think back to my teenage years and early twenties i couldnt imagine playing games all the time. Id much rather have an actual social life and getting as much tail as possible. :) Now that im older i find i have more time to play. So this article doesnt apply to everyone.
Never thought about it like that and your right it doesn't apply to us all. I'm somewhere in the middle as in work takes up pretty much all my time + kids + wife etc but as you say I was a go out kinda kid too I hated staying in so in reality the time isn't that much different just that its now regular timnes i.e. after work / evening, rather than random times when I was a kid. I do appreciate the time I play now more though.
I think you get to a point in life where you realise gaming has to take a backseat from real life and it sucks lol, i miss gaming all day with no responabillitys.
My 3 year old son goes to bed @ 8:30ish & my wife usually by around 9:30ish, i usually game from 9:30ish to midnight everynight then get up & go to work. So im no longer 35 hours a week gamer but if you add weekends im still around mid 20 hours still :) With as short as most games are now a days, i still finish on average 1 game a week. Thank god for gamefly!
Funny...as with the writer, i'm playing borderlands with a friend. Mostly it happens late at night over a few beers. Its in shorter sessions than when I was a kid, but very enjoyable. As a parent with a job, gaming does cut into sleep time...
As a manchild i always have time to indulge in my videogames. It's not that videogames take away from spending time with your family. It that your stupid family takes away time from your videogames.
Heh, heh...yeah, kids are way too needy...;)
Being an adult is crap.
I'm an adult and I work and go to the uni and I can still find the time to play really long games like FF. The problem is that most adults buy like 30 games per year. I have friends with hundreds of current gen games and they haven't even beaten 3 of them because they don't have the time yet they keep buying games every months! I have a very particular taste for games and to be honest? I don't enjoy most them. Games like: Boderlands, Crysis, COD, GTA, Fallout, etc. I can understand why people likes them but for me they are really boring and considering that 75% of current gen games are just like those then I think that you can see where I'm coming from. I only buy like 2 maybe 4 games 'max' per year and no matter its length I have plenty of time to beat them to completion. And then I even have time to replay some of my old favorites like Super Metroid or Megaman X and to get good at games like KOF and SFIV.
lol, you just described me. I desperately want to finish most of the games I have, yet when the new AAA comes out I find it hard to resist buying it. Plus I too have kids and work a full-time job plus do consulting on the side. My gaming time is severely limited much to my chagrin.
Man did we all just unwitingly form a parent with kids gamer support group here? lol
I dont have as much time for gaming as I used to :(
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