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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:
Read books, go to movies, meet people.

But sooner or later you'll return to gaming.

You just need to get things in order.


This is what I'm doing right now, but I know as soon as I have free time, I prefer gaming to watching commercials.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stock trading / currency exchange is a lot like playing RPGs ... just saying
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could prolly start reading books or teach yourself how to play an instrument. Will take up some of your time and chicks love musicians lol. two birds one stone
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Workout, find a girl

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My PS3 died so I was out of gaming for quite a while. Finally replaced it. It's something I have more control over these days, still a nice time dump but not something I go as overboard on as before.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatriotsWin! wrote:
Stock trading / currency exchange is a lot like playing RPGs ... just saying


And carry the risk for much more destruction.

...don't think i'd recommend that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theJ wrote:
Read a book or two. (or a dozen) I'm sure you have a local library.
Do household chores. In my free time i like to do home maintenance work, like cleaning gutters, landscaping, mowing, etc. Keep things looking fresh and nice.
Find something that excites you. I love the economics and finance. Sometimes i find myself at the computer reading articles, researching mutual funds or just browsing wikipedia.


What in the world...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theJ wrote:
PatriotsWin! wrote:
Stock trading / currency exchange is a lot like playing RPGs ... just saying


And carry the risk for much more destruction.

...don't think i'd recommend that.


Find something with less risk then, like a mutual fund. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny, when I was growing up, video games were awesome, but we all knew they were kinda corny.

I mean, 16 bit power! Laughing


I remember when PS2 came out, sure it was cool but I and many others didn't think it was too well above PS1.


I'll admit right here and now that games today are way too awesome. I think it was Madden 09 where I literally spent one and a half days playing franchise mode with my custom player.

Addicting.




My generation had it right. Video games were fun, but they weren't that great so we got bored of them after a while.



Know what's better than playing video games? Playing life.


Seriously, every video game you play you can mimic by playing in real life.

You like first shooters? Go and play paintball or lasertag.
You like racing games? Go karting.


It's there for the taking people! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this seems simple:

try to find a girl.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theJ wrote:
PatriotsWin! wrote:
Stock trading / currency exchange is a lot like playing RPGs ... just saying


And carry the risk for much more destruction.

...don't think i'd recommend that.



Sports betting is pretty fun while carrying less risk.


I swear I have long periods where every week I just keep breaking even.

Depending on your finances, you can bet $1, $2 a game, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say I was in a similar situation. It's probably one of the main reasons I only lasted a semester in college.

Definitely get a job. Preferably a full time one. That's what I did so now there's not a whole lot of time for video games. Even in my free time I don't play much. I took up fitness and working out. It's a good thing to keep you busy and staying healthy and away from the sticks.

So get a job and take up fitness. Worked for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it odd that I am 26 years old and have never in my life owned a video game system?

I had a few games that could be played on the computer growing up (Doom, Duke Nukem and Madden), but even then, that was before I got to high school and I really didnt have passion for them. I guess its just one of those things I never got addicted to.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
Is it odd that I am 26 years old and have never in my life owned a video game system?

I had a few games that could be played on the computer growing up (Doom, Duke Nukem and Madden), but even then, that was before I got to high school and I really didnt have passion for them. I guess its just one of those things I never got addicted to.



You're from my generation. 16 bit power! Laughing


People don't realize this today, but in the age before internet hit the mainstream, video games were a selective market. Nowhere near where they are now.


I'd argue 1993-95 was when video game ads starting becoming more prominent and even then it was a niche.
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yankee0724 wrote:
theJ wrote:
Read a book or two. (or a dozen) I'm sure you have a local library.
Do household chores. In my free time i like to do home maintenance work, like cleaning gutters, landscaping, mowing, etc. Keep things looking fresh and nice.
Find something that excites you. I love the economics and finance. Sometimes i find myself at the computer reading articles, researching mutual funds or just browsing wikipedia.


What in the world...

I'm an engineer at a consulting firm. So i spend all day at a desk, thinking. It's relaxing to go home and work with my hands, and actually see the end result of something (as opposed to a piece of paper with my design on it).

Mohr wrote:
Find something with less risk then, like a mutual fund.

Actually when i'm bored i'll just go to CNNMoney or Morningstar and browse through mutual funds. However, the actual investing part takes no time or energy once set up.

x0x wrote:
Sports betting is pretty fun while carrying less risk.

I wouldn't recommend that anyone's main hobby involve putting money at risk, no matter how "safe" it feels, or how little money it takes. Kind of like he took video games to an extreme, it'd be easy to do the same thing with money. "I just won $30 this week on $1 bets! Next week i'll do 50$ bets." <-Loses $400 next week.

Those things are ok as a small percentage of your time and energy, but as your main time killer when you're home...not a good idea.
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