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Anyone here play video games 12+ hours a day

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  • AngrakhanAngrakhan Member RarePosts: 373
    I play video games for more like 1.2 hours per day.
  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,849
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    I currently dont have a game to play.

    I mean, sure, I sometimes play the games of old, like No Man's Sky. They still update.

    But otherwise theres just nothing new that actually strikes my fancy.

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  • GiantDwarf007GiantDwarf007 Newbie CommonPosts: 2
    I am 64 years old. I started playing PC games when C64 came out. Been playing PC games ever since. Now since i am disabled I play almost 12 or more hrs a day. I get bored easy so I play several diff games .
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  • eoloeeoloe Member RarePosts: 800
    I was playing 3-4 hours a day when I could. Nowadays, if I can squeeze one hour...
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,959
    edited November 2022
    I am 64 years old. I started playing PC games when C64 came out. Been playing PC games ever since. Now since i am disabled I play almost 12 or more hrs a day. I get bored easy so I play several diff games .

     Welcome to the forums! :)


    As a teenager, I played video games for 10-12 hours. My parents scolded me because of that, as I did nothing but play.

    Welcome to the forums! :)
  • FreedumJesusFreedumJesus Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Honestly if you playing 12 hours of video games a day please go get help. Seek out a therapist or counselor and get help because you need it asap. Addiction, depression w.e it is driving you to waste such an obscene amount of time, touch grass and get help. 
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  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,849
    Uh-hu.

    I think I played 12 hours per day sometimes, during holidays + when I had great games.

    Like Vanguard. Or Baldurs Gate 2.

    I'm pretty sure I never ever was addicted to gaming.

    eoloe
  • eoloeeoloe Member RarePosts: 800
    Honestly if you playing 12 hours of video games a day please go get help. Seek out a therapist or counselor and get help because you need it asap. Addiction, depression w.e it is driving you to waste such an obscene amount of time, touch grass and get help. 

    Well. I disagree with that.

    Life is mostly work, work, shit happens, more work, more shit happening.
    And believe it or not, despite this statement, I love life.

    So, whenever one can include happiness, please do so whether it is through a video game or something/someone else.

    At the end of the day, everything ends. So between two shits, please, enjoy your time until you run out of it.

    (In MMORPGs some people think that the endgame is the start of the game, which is non-sense. Same in life.)
    Scot
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,959
    edited November 2022
    eoloe said:
    Honestly if you playing 12 hours of video games a day please go get help. Seek out a therapist or counselor and get help because you need it asap. Addiction, depression w.e it is driving you to waste such an obscene amount of time, touch grass and get help. 

    Well. I disagree with that.

    Life is mostly work, work, shit happens, more work, more shit happening.
    And believe it or not, despite this statement, I love life.

    So, whenever one can include happiness, please do so whether it is through a video game or something/someone else.

    At the end of the day, everything ends. So between two shits, please, enjoy your time until you run out of it.

    (In MMORPGs some people think that the endgame is the start of the game, which is non-sense. Same in life.)
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,954
    edited November 2022
    Scot said:
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
    I woul offer that 12 hours per day of any of those things would warrant some soul searching.

    No one has ever been proud of 12 hours of TV, texting etc.

    12 hours of a phone call is an odd one because that is being social. Though I suppose some might consider texting to be "social." To me it's laborious.

    I can't imagine12 hours of phone time would be comfortable but I can see people doing long calls each day, several times per day.

    For me, the only time I ever play a "lot" of hours (could be 12) per day would be when a new Elder Scrolls game comes out. I take a week off and fully immerse myself.

    Otherwise, it's not really worth it. When I played Lineage 2 I think I did 4 to 5 hours per day, more on weekends.

    Not really interested in doing that for an mmorpg anymore.


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  • BabuinixBabuinix Member EpicPosts: 4,000
    Max stint was about 30+ hours I guess. Sleep piss grind eat grind sleep was some several weeks of gaming life.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,959
    edited November 2022
    Sovrath said:
    Scot said:
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
    I woul offer that 12 hours per day of any of those things would warrant some soul searching.

    No one has ever been proud of 12 hours of TV, texting etc.

    12 hours of a phone call is an odd one because that is being social. Though I suppose some might consider texting to be "social." To me it's laborious.

    I can't imagine12 hours of phone time would be comfortable but I can see people doing long calls each day, several times per day.

    For me, the only time I ever play a "lot" of hours (could be 12) per day would be when a new Elder Scrolls game comes out. I take a week off and fully immerse myself.

    Otherwise, it's not really worth it. When I played Lineage 2 I think I did 4 to 5 hours per day, more on weekends.

    Not really interested in doing that for an mmorpg anymore.


    I agree that it is a lot of time, what I am getting at is it gets a relative pass because the media which reports these things is never negative about itself. You can find a ton of articles about why social media can be bad for you...on traditional media websites or discussed on the TV. But the media very rarely turns a critical eye on itself, while criticising everything else it can.

    For me 12 hours is a rarity and has become rarer as we have got older, but then that happens to a lot of the things we do, doesn't it? :)
    Sovrath
  • Deathkon1Deathkon1 Member RarePosts: 822
    This was me on runescape when I was teenager I usually do 5-8 hours if I really try to push myself work and sleep have it so when I get home I usually play until 8am at max get 6 hours of sleep then head to work but thats if I have the will to I settle on 4 hours a day at most usually not many games that can keep my adhd brain from switching or pulling up a book instead of gaming.

    I haven't found a game worth a dam that I've felt thrills for that could make me even if I had the will to play for 10-12 hours in years ignoring the fact this makes me feel old its kinda sad.
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  • Deathkon1Deathkon1 Member RarePosts: 822
    edited November 2022
    Babuinix said:
    Max stint was about 30+ hours I guess. Sleep piss grind eat grind sleep was some several weeks of gaming life.
    Most I ever did in a week was in highschool without sleep for 4 days straight on spring break besides eating going to the bathroom for me you were looking at a literal 96 hours straight maybe 85 if you unclude the ramen and bathroom trips, on day 5 I stopped and couldn't sleep until the 7th day I slept 2 days straight and woke up dehydrated did I regret it no I met my quest grinding goal, not healthy don't think I could do it again even if I wanted to. 

    Ps: this was before I became a hardcore coffee and energy drink junky.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    Sovrath said:
    Scot said:
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
    I woul offer that 12 hours per day of any of those things would warrant some soul searching.

    No one has ever been proud of 12 hours of TV, texting etc.



    What about working 12+ hours per day? Does that also warrant "soul searching"?

    Yet in some fields of work (nursing for example) 12-hour shifts are not rare at all - they are common and that's considered commendable or heroic even.

    I think more "soul searching" should happen about the double standard of considering some 12+ hour per day activities worthy and others not.
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 3,495
    Iselin said:
    Sovrath said:
    Scot said:
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
    I woul offer that 12 hours per day of any of those things would warrant some soul searching.

    No one has ever been proud of 12 hours of TV, texting etc.



    What about working 12+ hours per day? Does that also warrant "soul searching"?

    Yet in some fields of work (nursing for example) 12-hour shifts are not rare at all - they are common and that's considered commendable or heroic even.

    I think more "soul searching" should happen about the double standard of considering some 12+ hour per day activities worthy and others not.

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    A general critique of those that spend a great deal of time gaming each day isn't as reasonable as one does not know the circumstances of that choice for each person.

    GiantDwarf007 is a perfect example of why gaming for long periods of time each day isn't necessarily conduct that should be criticized. Circumstances vary between persons and we each have have to accommodate our own as we can.

    I am a few years shy of that, being only 61 myself, but I have a similar background in gaming. I'm not in the best of health, and haven't been since my mid 20's so I don't have a great deal of wealth but an abundance of time.

    Most of my entertainment comes from gaming because it is a ridiculously cheap in terms of how many hours of that you get for the pittance you must pay. I don't manage 12+ hours of day as I simply don't have the energy. But without I'd have very little in the way of interactive entertainment, or interaction at all really.
  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,849
    Well, primitive people typically work about 20 hour weeks, and thats the value for unfriendly environments such as deserts. And their "work" is stuff like hunting, setting traps, fishing, or collecting fruits. Stuff we civilized people would do for recovery.

    Most I've personally worked at one time was 36 hours. I was trying to program something. I was beyond tired after that time.

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 3,495
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    Iselin
  • DarkZorvanReturnsDarkZorvanReturns Member RarePosts: 654
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    Only if the nurses drop better loot. Stethoscopes and rubber gloves are trash tier now.

    As to the OP, I'm disabled and mostly homebound. So it's either gaming or youtube videos, and I'd rather not lose more braincells to mindless "influencers" and "I'm totally being selfless and giving this bum $5,000! Just pretend the camera isn't there!".
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,526
    Ah, thread necromancy, a lost art ! ... not really.



    I currently dont have a game to play.



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  • QbertqQbertq Member UncommonPosts: 399
    I don't do anything for 12 hours a day.  If I did, it would be sleep, and then maybe a nap after that.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,954
    Iselin said:
    Sovrath said:
    Scot said:
    It is double standards, if you do 12 hours of social media, texting, phone calls and Tv that's fine? I would say days doing 12 hours a day gaming was occasional for me, but it has happened on a weekend quite a few times.
    I woul offer that 12 hours per day of any of those things would warrant some soul searching.

    No one has ever been proud of 12 hours of TV, texting etc.



    What about working 12+ hours per day? Does that also warrant "soul searching"?

    Yet in some fields of work (nursing for example) 12-hour shifts are not rare at all - they are common and that's considered commendable or heroic even.

    I think more "soul searching" should happen about the double standard of considering some 12+ hour per day activities worthy and others not.
    I think that's a bit different.

    If someone hires you and tells you that you are going to do 12 hour shifts (which seems horrible to me by the way) then one must decide if that's the career for them.

    Though on a similar note, I'll probably have to do 12 hour days for my musical when it's done and while I'll be tired, not one hour will be anything other than bliss.

    What do they say? Love your job and you'll never work a day in your life?  B)

    But I get your point in that it's subjective and some might view one activity as so "less than" while other activities are clearly "worth the time."
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  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,849
    Kyleran said:
    Ah, thread necromancy, a lost art ! ... not really.



    I currently dont have a game to play.




    That was supposed to be lighthearted humor. Not sure why you take it that personal.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    Iselin said:

    Nursing provides direct benefit to patients and is beneficial to society overall. Gaming does not provide equivalent value and is accordingly not as highly regarded.

    I think that reasonable.

    Social credit is still a subjective value judgment, a widely held one whether people refer to it by that term or not.
    Nursing is objectively more valuable than gaming.
    You're missing the point of subjectivity.

    What's worth more? 12 hours of stock trading, government bureaucratic work, mastering a musical instrument, nursing, laboratory work, construction, farming, teaching, pro athletes working out, streaming games, playing games...

    It's a subjective ranking system no matter how much you think you have it right, it's still subjective.
    Sovrath
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