What’s the longest session of video game playing that you have ever had? Why?
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About 3 years ago I was expecting a really important phone call. I started playing Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor at 4pm. The call came at 7am the next morning, 15 hours later. Wrecked me for days afterwards 😄
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Lol. Was it worth it?
Well my orc-slaying skills got cranked up to 11 and I didn’t have work for the next few days, so I’d say so 😆
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Ah, good thing you had those days off. haha
Probably when Skyrim first came out. I would work 2-10 and then play Skyrim until the sun came up and then sleep for a bit before work. That went on for a while… 🙂
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Good game choice. 🙂
These days I only play games for an hour before taking a break. When I was younger I would often play an MMO from morning to evening if I had the day off.
The joys of being old.
Metal Gear Solid 4 saw me at 12 straight hours because I *had* to know what happened next, as an adult who then pulled an eight-hour day at work. Totally worth it.
OR the time I 100%’d Dragon Age: Origins in less than three days, during the first week of summer vacation between first and second year of grad school. Also totally worth it haha. I was so enthralled by it and had given myself the week to be self-indulgent, so it worked out.
Wow! That Dragon Age story was impressive.
What did you study in grad school?
Haha yes, “impressive”… let’s go with that! haha But thank you.
I studied something called music therapy. Basically what I do is I use music as a modality to help people do non-music things, like develop motor skills, or social skills, academic skills, coping skills, etc. etc.
Fascinating! I don’t know as much as I should about music therapy. Any recommendations for further reading?
It is! And I’ll chat your ear off about it if you let me haha. But we do have a national website at musictherapy .org, and the “About” section gives a lot of good information and summaries about what is it and what we do. I’m not sure how in-depth you are looking to go, but “Music, The Brain, and Ecstasy” is a great book to pick up, as is “This Is Your Brain on Music”; they get into some of the background that music therapists use to treat their patients and is very accessible. If you get a chance to look at any of those, let me know! 😀
I once played an entire day Final Fantasy X and got almost all the way through the main story in a day. That was a fun time!
First game that comes to mind is Final Fantasy 7. Must have spent a good 4-5 hours non-stop. Not my usual 30-45 minutes. The game story and characters were so engaging that it was hard not to be enthralled in their developing stories. Fun to explore as well collecting materia and what not. Check out my blog at https://trailergamereviews.wordpress.com/
Cool. I’m a sucker for a good story in video games; they can really draw me in. However, the Civilization series, which I find the hardest to stop playing, doesn’t have a story.
I guess you make your own story with civilization. I may check it out myself. Thanks!
Totally worth checking out. Make sure you have good self control before you get deep into those games. You’ve been warned!
I was 14 playing EQOA on PS1. My guild told me it was my turn to watch for the dragon to spawn.
They gave me a number to call if the boss appeared.
I gave up waiting around 3am… No dragon. It showed up when I was sleeping haha
Lol sounds like you gave it your all.
Vanilla Diablo 3. When it first came out me and my buddies would log 12+ hrs a day in the hopes that maybe good gear could drop, it never did.
Wow! I admire your dedication. They should give you something for all that effort… at least a consolation sword or something haha.
Vanilla Diablo 3. Would play almost 12 hrs a day with my friends with the hopes that something half decent would drop. Never was so lucky
Wow! That’s dedication.
Well, put it this way I been playing State of Decay 2 for over 12hr I am well tired lol… Good game and it is addictive.
I know the feeling, though not necessarily with that game. Take breaks!
It’s been so long since I’ve had one. I think it was when I got the special version of TMNT on PS2. For some reason I really enjoyed that game back then lol
It’s hard to dislike TMNT games. I remember loving them on Game Boy as a kid, so I’d say you’re not alone.
I played Fallout New Vegas for 27 hours in middle school. I wanted to die afterwards, but it was worth it.
Ps. Did take breaks to eat, and a 2 hour nap.
I’m glad you added this; I was slightly concerned. Nah, it’s great you enjoyed yourself. It’s hard to dedicated much time to games when we’re older.
Lol. I’m glad it was worth it.
I can’t remember which Grand Theft Auto Game it was (Maybe San Andreas?), but I played it for 10 straight hours. Why? Because I was 13 and had no responsibilities 😂.
To be young again! lol
I have played The last of Us, 7 straight hours on a weekend 😀 because it had great reviews and i just love gaming. Also, i don’t regrade playing for this much 😛
Wow! Sounds like you had a good time.
I think the longest I have played is Oblivion for 12 hours. I have gotten close to that time, specifically when I first pick up a game.
Wow! That’s impressive. I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long. Do you regret it? Was it worth it?
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