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Number of lifes lost

Post by slayer6000 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:26 pm

A simple thread, just wondering which game cost you the most of your life, which game gave you square eyes, which game made you miss meals, personally i found myself addicted to many games over the years but Flimbos Quest on the C64 Gran turismo on the psx and carmageddon on the PC took many of my years away. Which game stole away years of your life
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by markopoloman » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:31 pm

I'd say looking back over time, it would be series of games that took up so much of my life.

Geoff Crammond's F1GP series - I would spend whole seasons of real GP's racing these! Miss my tea? No, I'd miss almost everything - except sex.
The Alien Breed series - absolutely loved them and the atmosphere.
TOCA Touring car series (and GRID) - became an addiction I think! I'm getting seriously excited knowing that in 2 months I'll be stuck to GRID 2 :D
RTS games when they were good - All the C&C games (especially Red Alert 1 & 2), Dark Reign and the one that sucked up most time (and still does) Total Annihilation.....

There are loads of others but they are the biggest culprits!

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:44 pm

Arkanoid DS (DS)
Astro Wars (tabletop by Grandstand)
Crime Inc. (iOS)
Football Manager 2 (Speccy)
Gran Turismo (PS)
Halo (Xbox)
ISS Pro '98 (PS)
Kick Off 2 (ST)
Llamatron 2112 (ST)
Mario Kart DS (DS)
Match Day II (Speccy)
Metropolis Street Racer (DC)
OutRun Online Arcade (PS3)
Rage Racer (PS)
Sensible Soccer (ST)
Sensible World of Soccer (PC)
Soul Calibur (DC)
Super Monkey Ball (GC)
Super Sprint (ST)
R-Type (Speccy)
Tekken 2 (PS)
Tetris DX (GBC)
Uridium (Speccy)
Virtua Tennis (DC)
The Way of the Exploding Fist (Speccy)
Zen Pinball 2 (Wii U)
Zynaps (Speccy)

... plus various iterations of the Championship Manager/Football Manager series on PC and Mac.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by r0jaws » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:30 am

The only time I truly committed to a series to the extent where it absorbed all my spare time was when I played Dawn of War. I would just begin to tire of playing it endlessly, when they would bring out an expansion.
My life ground to a halt.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:34 am

Main culprits would include:
Pro Evo
Super Mario World
Tiger Woods PGA Tour

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:45 am

In recent years, Bad Company 2... I was obsessed. As soon as I got in from work, straight on line...

Before that, Geoff Crammonds F1GP... all the series... and Football Manager...
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by silvergunner » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:42 am

In my teen years the PS1 resident evils. Would just play them all night long. Then later in life the mass effect games would be played all night long. Other than that I tend to use the Internet at night now rather than say read a book in bed to help me sleep

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by SoupDragon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:22 am

Resident Evil 2. When it was released, I must have played it around 50 times straight :shock: But current gen it has to be Oblivion and Skyrim

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Rayne » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:50 am

Pokemon Red
Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Ruby
Pokemon Diamond
Pokemon Black
Pokemon HeartGold
Po-you get the idea.

The online side of Halo 3 & Halo Reach took up many, many hours of my life :)

Final Fantasy X, Grandia, TES Oblivion/Skyrim & Animal Crossing Wild World also all took up a lot of my time :)

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by lavalyte » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:09 am

I was obsessed with Cadaver... to the point that I mapped the entire game out and wrote a walkthrough for it.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by snowkatt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:16 am

mostly oblivion
the sims 2
and vampire bloodlines lost vast swaths of times to those
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:35 am

Championship/Football Manager, the most addictive games ever.

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by stvd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:05 pm

Combat, Asteroids, Indy 500, Missile Command and more (Atari 2600)
The Boss, Manic Miner/Jet Set Wily, Brian Bloodaxe and a LOT more (Spectrum)
John Madden, Flashback, Sonic, Sensible Soccer, PGA Tour (Megadrive)
Gran Turismo, Resident Evil 1/2/3, Tekken 2, ISS PRO 98/ISS pro Evo 1/2, MGS (PS1)
Virtua Tennis, MSR (Dreamcast)
Championship Manager (PC)

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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:57 pm

i though the thread was going to be most lives lost on a single games which would probably be ghouls 'n' ghosts (MD).

most time though would be either:
ultima IV or oblivion

i could put skyrim but i'm certain i put more time into oblivion,can't say which of those two had more time though.
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Re: Number of lifes lost

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:28 pm

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Championship/Football Manager, the most addictive games ever.

Snap. I had to eventually wipe it from my hard drive and throw the disk away. Amazing how hours could seem to vanish in minutes though.
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