Lets be honest you sit here more on the forums than you play games

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Posted by Enragedhydra (1072 posts) 2 months, 23 days ago

Poll: Lets be honest you sit here more on the forums than you play games (40 votes)

Yes, I can't deny it 43%
No, your wrong 48%
No, complete denial 10%

Lets be honest...

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#1 Posted by judaspete (2892 posts) -

Ha! Maybe not quite, but it's closer than it should be :)

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#2 Posted by pyro1245 (4828 posts) -

Maybe....

...but I'm at work 40 hours a week, so.....

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#3 Posted by nepu7supastar7 (5014 posts) -

Thanks to my phone, I can use this forum AND game at the same time. Which I do. Heck, I'm literally playing Resident Evil 2 Remake as I write this! lol 😋

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#4 Posted by watercrack445 (1346 posts) -

Woah, how did you know? You work for NSA?

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#5 Posted by Enragedhydra (1072 posts) -

@watercrack445 said:

Woah, how did you know? You work for NSA?

No I work for CSIS

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#6 Posted by RSM-HQ (8111 posts) -

Nope, I come here during work breaks or when I'm on the train. I've beaten the Remake of Resident Evil 2 three times since its release.

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#7 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18551 posts) -

Definitely not... But some people on here do for sure.

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#8 Edited by blaznwiipspman1 (7163 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Definitely not... But some people on here do for sure.

wow, haven't seen you around for a while haha. Still same logo too

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#9 Posted by npiet1 (1945 posts) -

Nah I jump on here at work because I don't have much work at work. So I browse the internet for 2 to 3 hours a day. Not gonna like it's driving me nuts.

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#10 Posted by Sevenizz (3413 posts) -

Playing Forza Horizon 4 on my X1X right now.

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#11 Posted by uninspiredcup (32191 posts) -

Yea, probably. Keep a tab open while doing photoshop crap.

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#12 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4702 posts) -

Umm, no. Seems GS isn't as active as it used to be. Back then I might've said yes.

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#13 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18551 posts) -

@blaznwiipspman1: Huh? I haven't been away. And I actually recently changed my avatar (if that's what you mean?).

You must be confusing me with someone else.

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#14 Posted by Speeny (1369 posts) -

Yep. I'm pretty selective with what I play. So forums keep me occupied more these days. Lol

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#15 Posted by YammiReckorrdSan (586 posts) -

This spesific forum- No, I play more time than I'm here.

Other social media (like Youtube)? - Yes. I'm more time at Youtube than I play.

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#16 Posted by warmblur (1963 posts) -

No gaming will always come first especially if there's a new title out.

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#17 Edited by DaVillain- (35508 posts) -

LOL I like to see you ask this kind of question in System Wars due to so many fanboys come to that place then anywhere else.

But anyways, I'm always & I mean always on my gaming PC, it's pretty much easier for me to come Gamespot's forums and post here and their when I'm on my gaming break. It should be noted GS is the only gaming site I ever come to, I have no other place to go to get my gaming news, so GS is really my home. And before you may think I don't play games that much, look at my sig below, I play many games more then I come here really, but I do come to GS out of bad habit when I need to take a break and using my gaming PC just makes it easier to come here and play my games is just too easy.

I'm gonna go with "Yes, I can't deny it" but I do play many games however. In other words, I do both lol. Fun fact: These are the forums I come all the time: (in this order)

  1. System Wars (well it is the most active forum on GS so this is obvious)
  2. Off-Topic
  3. Game Discussion
  4. PC & A/V Hardware
  5. Political Gamers
  6. Retro Gaming
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#18 Posted by sakaiXx (5161 posts) -

Yep. If im here it means I am way bored and wants to get away from my work responsibilities. any site works and watch random videos on the net cause I am trying to not being productive at work.

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#19 Edited by RSM-HQ (8111 posts) -
@davillain- said:

  1. System Wars (well it is the most active forum on GS so this is obvious)

Same reason never stuck with Fortnite and just checked it for curiosity. I'm a person who prefers quality over quantity, popularity doesn't mean much if you're not getting what you want out your time. I used SW in 2009 and was just filled with immaturity and repeated memes a bot could dish out daily.

Even then if you wanted active users? reddit and GFAQ crush everything on GS for as a userbase. Used GFAQ a lot yet got sick of the toxicity, it was rarely about games, and more inflated egos_

LOL I like to see you ask this kind of question in System Wars due to so many fanboys come to that place then anywhere else.

And doesn't seem that's changed for SW despite me seeing a few defend it at times. GD seems to be the only place on GS to find rational and interesting conversations about games. Otherwise 4Gamer Forum is my main site for gaming conversations, but it's not in english, so that maybe an issue for some. Considering the EZA Forums, I've read good things.

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#20 Edited by Valgaav_219 (2216 posts) -

Probably true since I'm here to make the time pass while I'm at work. Once I get off I have more stuff to do so no way in hell can I ever play for 8 hours in one day. I probably game for 1-2 hours a day on weekdays if I game at all after work

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#21 Posted by VagrantSnow (226 posts) -

I come here maybe one or two days a month.

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#22 Posted by GettingonwithGamingLife (206 posts) -

Im barely on here. From time to find it pop on.

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#23 Posted by Ovirew (8792 posts) -

The past couple of months my time spent on here has increased, but that is likely going to decrease since I have a lot of games now that I'm interested in playing.

I will still probably wanna pop in here to talk about games with other gamers. I just won't want to devote as much time to that.

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#24 Posted by Journey_951 (42 posts) -

Not on this forum alone yet, lol, but maybe on all my gaming forums combined ...

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#25 Posted by british_accent (14 posts) -

I am here to communicate, get spoilers (yes, I like them) and share my experience. Also, I like forums news more then official - they have more emotions and that is cool.

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#26 Posted by xantufrog (11017 posts) -

Ha. Well, these days yeah. But, it's not for a bad reason - I just only have time to game a few hours on weekends, but I can poke around the forums and see what's up at any time

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#27 Posted by GrimOrk (17 posts) -

I am playing my own game. It's not really "playing", but "playtesting". Playing 1 minute and 30 minute coding and tweaking parameters. And, honestly, I am tired. Want to play games normally.

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#28 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1311 posts) -

That's because I'd rather watch movies or TV shows when I'm home. They're just better. I haven't played a game that really grabbed me for a long while. Mainly, I play my Switch when I'm at work now.

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#29 Posted by mumunaro (141 posts) -

Thats true but only because I spend 12 hours working so i delve in the forums at work to alleviate boredom.

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#30 Posted by RSM-HQ (8111 posts) -
@mumunaro said:

Thats true but only because I spend 12 hours working so i delve in the forums at work to alleviate boredom.

In a similar situation but also pack a Switch, 3DS, have back-up games on Mobile.

Forums can be really boring at times, never know when a gaming conversation will be worth digging into. Too many in 2019 recycle memes and have predictable one dimensional personas, usually the baiting kind.

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#31 Posted by SaltSlasher (946 posts) -

I think lots of people spend more time talking about games than they do playing them.

Seeing how forums become when filled with these types, its easy to see how journalists are the worst people to get game information from, when its all demos and word of mouth. No wonder people like that ACG, cause he doesn't use some ambiguous rating system and is the same person reviewing, not some random person out of 12 or like Game Spot hires no-name writers when they want to hate on a game like Shadow of the Tomb Raider. What's even more dumb about reviews is the score, cause not all reviewers use exact same method of 1 through 10, to some a good game is 70 while others 80, and even lamer, most places don't signify what their scores actually mean, at least GI has a chart showing 7 is average and 8 is good.

That might sound exagerated, but look at some of these places. 1 person reviews it, 1 person makes the write up and then someone voices the video. So when watching a video, like at EZA, you're just listening to same person each time talk like they actually played the game, when it was someone else, so even small outfits can make truly horrible content, cause when minimal people you have to rely on them being versatile, cause if a fanboy all content is ruined, compared to big places where only half the content is ruined.

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#32 Edited by misrespect (72 posts) -

gaming is too boring these days. You either have a choice between a boring overly cinematic single player experience or a mp only battle royale game. I guess I'm too old and the industry is passing me by but once in a while there's a game that gets released that makes it worth sticking around.

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#33 Posted by Mandzilla (3803 posts) -

Umm, stop spying on me OP.

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#34 Posted by InnerGame (200 posts) -

No, it's totally wrong. I spend lot of my time on video games. I rarely use the forum.

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#35 Edited by DaVillain- (35508 posts) -

@xantufrog said:

Ha. Well, these days yeah. But, it's not for a bad reason - I just only have time to game a few hours on weekends, but I can poke around the forums and see what's up at any time

That only because you are a Moderator! Of course you're gonna pop up here anytime making sure GS is alive and well.

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#36 Posted by SoNin360 (7051 posts) -

There may have been a time where I spent more time on Forums than actually gaming during some weekdays in any given week. But never has it been that I've been on Forums longer than actually playing games when comparing averages. Besides, the gaming Forums on here are too dead to make it worth spending any more than like 10 minutes on them at a time.