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How many hours a week do you play ?

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:39 am
Does anybody else out there find that they now have a massive games collection but absolutely no spare time to play them ?

Due to work commitments and the fact that i've been working on my new website I have only been playing for a bout 3 or 4 hours a week. This is a tragedy because I haven't had chance to play animal crossing DS properly, have hardly played on my xbox 360 despite wanting to get into kameo and loving PGR 3.

Also I think my Nintendog has died due to neglect :(

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:44 am
by merman
I try to fit in as much gaming time as I can, usually at least 3 hours a day...

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:32 am
by killbot
I have a Master System, SNES, Saturn, PSone, N64, Amiga, GB, Gamecube and XBox 360, with anything up to 50 games for each.

I currently get to play for about 2 hours a week :(

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:58 am
by Opa-Opa
At the moment I am getting in around 4-5 hours a day...
Being at home all day with the mrs at work means I can pretty much do what I like and I like gaming lol

I am also putting together another of my gaming videos, a bit like Dannys Independent Specials. So if I am not playing games I tend to be sodding about with video clips of them..

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:15 am
by Kai
1-6 hours per day, depending how much work I have to do :lol:
When I was younger and had even more time I used to play 4-9 hrs per day... 8)
Sounds addicted, I know :wink:


Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:26 am
by revgiblet
merman wrote:I try to fit in as much gaming time as I can, usually at least 3 hours a day...
Snap. I don't go to bed before midnight purely because I'm playing games. I've got two small children as well, so I'm slowly going insane through lack of sleep.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:49 am
by Antiriad2097
I've got/buy way more games than I've time for. Of over 50 GC games bought over the last couple of years, There are probably only half a dozen or so been given any decent playtime. I'm halfway through Yoshi's Island, never quite got expert at Tempest 2k... you get the gist.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:05 am
by necronom
It's difficult to put a number on it. It's quite random. I might play the current retro league game (see Antiraid's sig) a few nights a week for maybe an hour each time. Then I've got Burnout: Revenge to finish - I might play that a couple of hours a night if there isn't anything on TV. Once I finish that, I'll be getting Resi Evil 4 followed by the new Tomb Raider and GTA: Liberty City Stories. Depending how good they are (and I think I'll like them all quite a lot), I'll probably play them every night in-between things on TV and internet browsing.

I might spend most of the weekend playing games if it's a new one and I'm really into it. Once I've finished the above, I might not play much at all unless something else I want is released.

So, "most of my spare time" (in-between other things) if I have a new game to finish, or "not much" if I'm in-between games.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:42 am
by psj3809
Used to play a fair few PC games when i lived on my own, now i've moved in with the missus and have other issues in life (eg starting a business etc and my normal job) i have less and less time sadly.

But thats where retro games are so great, you can easily have a quick go on some game. I have a MAME machine i try to use lots as i love it.

But for me i play all of my other emulated games on a Pocket PC, working away from home these are vital to not being bored stuck in a hotel ! I play tons of emulators on this when i have the time or until the battery packs in.

Over the last year or two my priorities have changed, obviously getting married, living with the missus is one major reason and just other stuff which i hate to say are more important.

I do make sure i get my retro gaming fix from time to time though or i get the 'shakes' !

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:00 am
by frank grimes
Anywhere between 1-5 hours a day. Depends on work and whether I want to see my friends or not. Sometimes I spend more time talking about games than actully playing them!

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:34 pm
by davrho
Two hours a day. Stop watching tv if you need more time for gaming.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:23 pm
by The Last Ginja
I go from one extreme to the other, at the moment it's been a non gaming spell of 2 weeks and counting!!

However, in the 6 weeks leading up to this drought I completed Resi 4, Batman Begins, Tomb Raider:Legend, Onimusha, and played many many hours on Taito Legends 2.

I think I'm all gamed out at the moment. This will all change when I get my 360, which you can all help me buy if you click on the link in my sig and bid/shameless plug. :wink:

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:26 am
by Morkin
I try to play at least an hour or so a day, but sometimes I'll go days without playing anything. I'm also guilty of buying too many games & spending too much time chatting about gaming on forums. :oops:

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:18 am
by redleader28
If the other half is about then maybe an hour a two a night but when she's away then it's all day baby.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:13 am
by mrmessy
It seems being married really does get in the way of gaming!

I only manage about 4 hrs a week on average.