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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

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Significantly more
  1788 votes / 5%
Somewhat more
  1289 votes / 4%
About the same
  3914 votes / 12%
Somewhat less
  4533 votes / 14%
Significantly less
  17985 votes / 56%
Does playing Candyland with my kid count?
  2208 votes / 6%
31717 total votes.
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

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  • by WillAffleckUW (858324) on Friday February 21, 2014 @02:27PM (#46305103) Homepage Journal

    There's a LOT of stuff I'm not doing, and gaming is just one of them.

  • Missing option (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Alain Williams (2972) <> on Friday February 21, 2014 @02:44PM (#46305203) Homepage

    I didn't waste time gaming 10 years ago, and I do not now -- so all that I could select was 'About the same'

  • Re:Now and then.. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21, 2014 @03:34PM (#46305519)

    Planescape Torment

    There is a kickstarter claiming to be inspired by Plancescape: Torment, but nothing on the page made me believe they were going to end up with anything worth playing.


    Bethesda is still making Elder Scrolls games. Morrowind has more memory potential than most because the devs actually looked at the idea of making a mildly alien ecosystem. It's quite a shame that Cyrodil and Skyrim have familiar European ecosystems with a little splash of European fantasy aspects and daedra.

    Wizardy 8

    Not sure about this one, can't remember if I played it.

    Other games that have had attempted followers but still outshine them:
    Alpha Centauri
    Master of Magic
    Master of Orion 2
    Heroes of Might and Magic ... can't remember if it was 3 or 4
    All Command and Conquer games before that worthless mess that was C&C4 (the changes in the 3s made the gameplay awkwardly similar to the Blizzard *craft games, but they still felt more like Command and Conquer than Scrincraft/Bearcraft) [yes, I include Renegade in this list]
    ...and I know I'll think of another 15 when I get home tonight. That doesn't mean all games were better a decade ago, just that there were enough good games to be worth rebuying off because I don't know where my discs are. The modern philosophy of "release now, finish next year" also doesn't help. I don't want to pay $60 for a beta release and then another $40 for the rest of the content (also released in public beta levels of quality).

  • More actually... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by 93,000 (150453) on Friday February 21, 2014 @05:03PM (#46306247)

    10 years ago my son was two. All diapers and chasing kids around... no time for anything. When he was about six I showed up with a PS2 and a copy of lego star wars 'for the family'. Not to mention an undisclosed Star Wars Battlefront game for me (though he and I were playing two player on it before long. I told my wife 'they guys in the white are robots, so it's OK. He's not shooting people' ).

    Now he's got an xbox and I play it when he's gone or in bed. I grab a used game for $10 every now and then and get obsessed with it for awhile. I find it's a good way to unwind without killing brain/liver cells.

  • Re:Now and then.. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21, 2014 @05:21PM (#46306419)

    Kids are easy to replace compared to a house or a dog.
    Even if you don't have a woman to fuck you can just buy a kid in russia or afrika.
    Thailand has so many babies that they find them in the trash and in landfills.
    Also I think that if you married the right person they will love you more than the kids.

    Also this is not sarcasm. I just don't give a fuck about kids. In fact I actively dislike most of them.
    Don't worry; I have no plans (or even prospects) of having kids.

  • Re:Now and then.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by TapeCutter (624760) on Saturday February 22, 2014 @08:21PM (#46313477) Journal
    I'm the opposite. Divorced 15yrs ago with custody of two teenagers, youngest left home 10yrs ago and she took the dog with her.
  • Re:Now and then.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tedgyz (515156) on Tuesday February 25, 2014 @03:28PM (#46337639) Homepage

    Thanks for the tip. I just bought Alpha Centauri on GOG for $5.99. They also had MOO 1+2 for $5.99, so I grabbed that too.

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