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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:10:17
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I mean seriously. They are awesome. But they've only been around for forty years, so it's not inconceivable to imagine a time when they did not exist.

What would take gheir place in your life?

Me? Movies and manga. I stopped watching movies when I got serious about games (around 2000), before yhen I was a huge movie dude.


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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:30:52
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I mean seriously. They are awesome. But they've only been around for forty years, so it's not inconceivable to imagine a time when they did not exist.


What would take gheir place in your life?


Me? Movies and manga. I stopped watching movies when I got serious about games (around 2000), before yhen I was a huge movie dude.

Better late than never. A little slow to react, but around the right time I suppose.

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I should habe stopped movies earlier? Or gotten addicted to games sooner?

I guess I've always been serious about games really, just not as hopelessly addicted as I've been since '00.


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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:39:36
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I should habe stopped movies earlier? Or gotten addicted to games sooner?



I guess I've always been serious about games really, just not as hopelessly addicted as I've been since '00.

Stopped films earlier, but 2000 isn't bad. Only a few years off. If you want to be a genuine purist/elitist change a few years to a few decades. Nyaa

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You didn't bother to snswer my topic. Hrm

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:03:18
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Um..........porn?

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:34:30
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As someone who's played videogames all his life, and administers a site dedicated to talking about videogames, allow me to blow your mind: I've long not been a big fan.  Basically, they fill a niche for me.  I've always liked sports and games that you'd play interpersonally like board games or card games or anything a bit more active.  But, growing up for sports you needed lots of people so there were leagues.  And what friends I had we had gaming in common, so that was that.  It's one of those things that you can do alone, as well.  So I do, and it serves its purpose well.

So if I didn't have it?  Well, what can I put in its place as something to do on my own?  Maybe I would have gotten into music earlier.  More reading, probably (though videogames helped get me going with reading, so perhaps less Nyaa).
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:00:10
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You didn't bother to snswer my topic. Hrm



Jerk.

There was an old blog that already answered that question. I had hoped you would remember. Sad

A more modern answer:

More leg pain, less hand pain.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:12:32
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If I didn't have games I would probably just play guitar constantly and be a much better guitar player like my brother is....then I'd probably be in a band making possibly tons of money and having my girlfriend not need to work would give us tons of time to have sex.

So really, I guess gaming has ruined my life. surprise

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:23:56

See, it's true what they say about videogames after all.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:30:55
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I'd read a lot more books if it weren't for video games. Before I started working, I didn't have much money for games, so I spent a lot of time reading books from my local library. I'd read anything that seemed interesting, from just about any genre, fiction and non-fiction. After I got my first job in 1991, I got more into gaming, and far less into books. Gaming became my primary hobby, and most of my reading was gaming releated.  I have come to regret that recently, and have taken strides over the past year to correct that mistake. In fact, I have read more books in the last nine months than I have in nine years, which I believe is a good start. Gaming will always be there for me, but I want it to further explore other aspects of my personality as well.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:42:45
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I would probably get more into comics. I want a Kindle for comics.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:47:04
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I'd like to say that in a world without videogames I would lead a much more productive life. I'd write more, read more, and learn a language. The reality is I'd probably just drink more and watch more tv.

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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 15:28:13

I will say that gaming probably ruined my adolescent social life. I saw more need for saving cash to buy games than using it to go out and drink.

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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:30:17
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Without video games I'd probably focus on art and music more.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 01:37:32

I'd probably weld/ fabricate more. Spend money on cool tube bending and steel cutting equipment.

Yeah, I think I'd be a huge tools dork. I already am, I just don't spend money on the expensive equipment that you only use 2-3 times a year.


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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:39:34
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I'd probably weld/ fabricate more. Spend money on cool tube bending and steel cutting equipment.

Yeah, I think I'd be a huge tools dork. I already am, I just don't spend money on the expensive equipment that you only use 2-3 times a year.



I would have expected you to get into even more powder coating.

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