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    How long have you spent gaming?

    Today, Trippledence and I decided that in our boredom we'd work out how much of my life has been spent playing computer games. Before we started, we worked out how long I'd been alive in days:

    My Life: 6356 days

    Before breaking down how long I've spent -- or remember spending -- on various MMOs:

    Evercrack: 56 days
    FFXI: 14 days
    GuildWars: 4 days
    GaiaOnline: 60 days (whilst not strictly a game, I spend enough bloody time on it.)
    Phantasy Star Online: 2 days
    City of Heroes: 1 day
    Assorted Console Games: 96 days (at least, in the past 4 years.)

    TOTAL: 233 days

    That's over 1/30 of my life so far.

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    Now, my question is; have you ever considered how long you've been spending playing various games and/or how much of your life you've been wasting?

    I'm really not too worried, myself; in my life I'm 'supposed' to have slept for around 2118 days, around 480 of which have been in the last 4 years. I'm not going to go so far as to suggest that ALL of my gaming takes place at night when I should be sleeping, but a good amount of it does. And yes, that does make me feel ever so slightly better.
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    nice waste of time there xfire could have told ya in a second hehe

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    I should think I have spend a long while gaming.

    EQ, FFXI, Guild Wars, consoles... other PC games, CS:S!

    Sad really..

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    How we wittel away the time, playing computer games it would seem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davos
    nice waste of time there xfire could have told ya in a second hehe
    Two reason why it cant.

    1. Its crap.

    2. It wont do consoles or whatever, and hasnt been around for 4 years (It might have been I dont know)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davos
    nice waste of time there xfire could have told ya in a second hehe
    Had I had it four years ago, or if it tracked my console gaming, then possibly. But I didn't, so it couldn't. XD

    Yohji: It's pretty scary how it all adds up, no?

    Tripple: Pfft. Like there's anything else to do in Cornwall? XD

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    Since June 5th 2004, Xfire tells me that I have spent

    Counter-Strike Source 136 hrs

    Half-Life 2 23 hrs

    Battlefield 2 Demo 18 hrs

    Battlefield 2 15 hrs

    Day of Defeat Source 8 hrs

    Far Cry 6 hrs

    Unreal Tournament 2004 5 hrs

    Guild Wars 4 hrs

    Max Payne 2 4 hrs

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    Thats 232 hours which is 9.6 days


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennycook

    TOTAL: 233 days

    That's over 1/30 of my life so far.
    Thank you for boosting my self esteem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smtkr
    Thank you for boosting my self esteem.
    You're welcome. :XD

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    I have played Guild Wars for 135 hours in total since I bought it shortly after release, on top of that I have played to completion Quake 4, F.E.A.R and GUN since October alone this year just to name a few. I tend to start playing something then drop it for a while and go to something else then go back to it at a later date and complete it unless its huge and I will get a few other games started inbetween.

    Longest session I have spent gaming was American McGees Alice, I had been playing it briefly and had uncovered a third of the map and left it. Few weeks later I bought a few new games so decided to sit up and complete it in one sitting. Took me around 11 hours to get through the lot. I did stop to eat etc but really needed sleep after it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by smtkr
    Thank you for boosting my self esteem.



    Unreal Tournament: Adds up to a few days I would have thought
    Half Life 2: Couple of days' worth
    Far Cry: See above
    Need For Speed Underground onwards: See above
    Other: See above

    Total: About a week. (Total hours added up, not "I played UT for an hour yesterday, so that counts as one day), or:

    18 years old = 980 weeks old (counting this year as well.. Birthday in Feb). Therefore 1/980th.
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    I think I have the balance right between going out and playing games but I'm still known as the pasty white geek by a few at work ( mainly the rest of NFF ) and the people at gameon.co.uk

    I cannot work out how much time I've played games as I've had computers and consoles since I was 4 years old ( Atari 2600 anyone? ) so thats 23 years of gaming goodness.

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    Jon has a whole range of Consoles that he's collected over the years and he built his PC with gaming in mind yet it's very rare for him to actually sit and play a game, the last game he spent any amount of time on was FF7 years ago

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    Since playing FB I have put in on average 1 hour per day for 2 years. Some times I do nowt for three or four days, but the damn thing creeps into my every waking hour.

    And I'm still crap at it but it is my life

    so thanks Nick....it's your damn fault

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