View Full Version : How Much Time do you Spend Gaming?

Apple Juice
August 25th, 2013, 10:27 AM
Every one of us has had a game that you simply can't put down. Whether it be an online game or an app, you play it every second you can, and try to complete it late into the night. Some of us are less like that, and have specific times in the day for gaming. How much time do you spend gaming? When do you play the most? Have you ever been addicted to game, and if so, what game and why? I'd like to hear everyone else's stories and opinions. How long do you think people should play per day?

I've Come to Bargain
August 25th, 2013, 10:52 AM
I don't really have a specific time for gaming. I play games whenever I have free time. I usually play a game for an hour or two, and if it's addicting, I play for three hours. I honestly can't play any longer than that. xD I've been addicited to plenty of games before. When I was a child, I was addicted to Pokémon. As a teen, I was addicted to Call of Duty. Now, thanks to a certain friend of mine, I'm currently addicted to Fire Emblem. In my opinion, it should be fine if people play games one to three hours a day. Anything longer than that could be bad for you mentally and physically, one way or the other~

August 25th, 2013, 10:56 AM
Well... Now that I dont have school or anything I can spend about 8-10 hours a day.... Although I try not to.

August 25th, 2013, 1:17 PM
My addiction to video games (mainly Pokemon) comes and goes, right now it's pretty high in anticipation for the X & Y release! I work 5 days a week, which takes anywhere from 33 - 50 hours, of my time. Monday and Tuesdays are my days off, so I spend all that time gaming, I also try to get in a couple of hours before and after work.

August 25th, 2013, 1:20 PM
i don't have time set to play. i just play whenever i have time or i'm in the mood.
maybe 5-10 hours a week at most?

August 25th, 2013, 1:32 PM
Short answer? Too much.

Long answer? I spend roughly 35-40 hours playing video games per week (according to Steam, which doesn't count Pokemon and/or other non-Steam games I play), and probably closer to 60-70 hours during the summer since I have no school during that time.

Whenever I get a new game (usually one I'm REALLY excited to get), I dedicate hours on end to playing that one game. Sometimes my interest in a game, which I already own, gets re-ignited and I play that for hours at a time. That happened to me with Pokemon, once Black/White 2 came out.

August 25th, 2013, 1:39 PM
I checked my activity log... 92 hours of my life put into fire emblem awakening. Do I regret it? No.

August 25th, 2013, 2:00 PM
I know I spend more then 10 hrs on my off days and 5 hrs when Im working

August 25th, 2013, 2:37 PM
I'd say I clock in an average of 4 hours a day on Football Manager which can be supplemented by up to 10 hours of any other game (usually around 1-2). When it's term time at at school, I'll spend pretty much all the time I have on games otherwise I feel my day is wasted doing something less fun.

August 25th, 2013, 5:17 PM
I probably spend far more time playing than I should, which pleasures me, and I think I do well to maintain my health by playing sports every other day. Normally, I play 6+ hours a day, and possibly more than that when I have just purchased some games. I only have real problems when I'm addicted to a game, I wake up early and go to sleep late which really isn't good but it's so hard to put the controller down sometimes. Even so, I've had no problems and it hasn't had an effect on me (yet).

August 25th, 2013, 6:12 PM
I spend at most 10 -12 hours a week playing games. I used to be able to play for many hours a day but now I can only do an hour or two session per day. I seem to be losing my video gaming motivation :(
Even the two most recent games that I bought during late July have only been played a combined total of 5 hours... The time when I usually play my games is at night, a couple of hours before I'll go to sleep.

Sweets Witch
August 25th, 2013, 6:40 PM
I don't set an amount of time, but it usually totals up to a couple of hours each day. Sometimes I'll spend the entire day playing osu!, but I haven't played a normal game for an extended period of time in years.

New Eden
August 25th, 2013, 10:09 PM
osu! is kind of a drug to me, so I play that for at least 30-60 minutes a day. I also need to play New Leaf for roughly the same amount daily.

It fluctuates daily, but when I go back to school I'm going to need to set limits again.

August 25th, 2013, 10:10 PM
I play at least one game a day, even if it's just getting the daily stuff in Animal Crossing New Leaf for ten minutes. Over the course of a week, on average, I'd say I play at least 15-20 hours if I have school and a moderate amount of homework.

Satoshi Ookami
August 25th, 2013, 11:18 PM
My gaming time is absolutely random =D
If there's a game I'm absolutely addicted to I feel the need to finish it as soon as possible, I'm able to play it for 12 hours per day.
If I just want to play for fun, I play roughly 6 hours a day =)

August 26th, 2013, 12:59 AM
about 4 to 6 hours a day, 2 or less on days I'm super busy. When I'm gaming with friends it sometimes bumps up to 6 to 8 hours, but mostly I try to live a balanced life so I shoot for 4, 4 is a good amount of time :)

Sir Servine
August 26th, 2013, 2:05 AM
Usually 3 hours a day. I would game up to 8 hours before I started joining forums/Tumblr. xD

August 26th, 2013, 2:44 AM
I'd say on average my gaming goes to 2-3 hours per day collectively with my 3DS, but lately it's only been for me to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf, since I cannot seem to drop my addiction with that game at all.

August 26th, 2013, 2:52 AM
3 hours a day, 4 in the weekends, none on wednesdays. I'm kinda hooked to Gmod, because i use it for making Deviantart screenshots. On my DSi, i nearly always play Soulsilver. I haven't been able to get a 3DS yet, but i'm getting a holiday job soon enough, wich means, new PC, 3DS, and pokemon X soon enough

August 26th, 2013, 6:19 AM
I normally spend around 2-4 hours a day gaming, it all depends on my mood. Sometimes I'm too exhausted from work and just wanna relax and play a casual game for a while or I have a day off and spend most of the day gaming >_> !

I know for a fact that since I'm working and exercising more, my time gaming has decreased dramatically. When I was out of work sometimes I would game 8-12 hours a day. My life was spent waking up, playing games, eat meals, go back to gaming and then sleep, rinse and repeat for a few months X_X !

August 28th, 2013, 12:08 AM
I'd say in the last year the amount of time I spend on gaming has dropped significantly. Last summer, I found myself playing video games at least 3 hours a day, usually playing at least 20-25 hours a week. Now though, I play Animal Crossing on my 3DS for about 30 min.-1 hour a day, and I might play my PS3 twice a week for an hour at a time.

With Pokemon X/Y and Grand Theft Auto V coming out in the near future though, it wouldn't surprise me if I can rattle off 20-25 hours a week again, for a little while at least.

September 6th, 2013, 9:10 PM
I spend both too much time and too little time

September 6th, 2013, 9:31 PM
Sometimes I go weeks without playing while other times, I play games for around 4 hours a day. I usually play at night or during the afternoon if I don't have anywhere to be.

If there is one game I'm addicted to and have invested many hours in, it is Borderlands 2. The game came out 12 months ago, but I've clocked 300+ hours on one character. I have over 15 characters, which is like thrice as many I should have. I bought the game twice. On the console version, I have just about all of the DLC, which is a feat for a cheapo like me. I hoard rare weapons and shields/items. I have 200+ items in the bank on my main character. I'm only supposed to store around 50 items max on one character, but I abused a glitch to store more. I should give those items away since they're lower level but I dunno, I wanna hoard them all. If I had my way, I'd play this game for 16 hours straight.

September 7th, 2013, 8:24 AM
Not much at all anymore. I used to spend many hours a day playing my favorite MMO, Trickster Online, which has sadly closed a year ago now. Nowadays I'll maybe play a game for an hour and then stop. Only exception are newly-released main series Pokemon games since the hype is strong for the first few months.

Serene Grace
September 7th, 2013, 11:55 AM
I really enjoy playing games such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout and - of course - Pokemon and can spend upwards of 4 hour stints playing them. I last a lot shorter though on other games; especially multiplayer oriented ones such as Battlefield, Call of Duty and - occasionally - Fifa due to a mixture of frustration and shaky internet connection.

That's what she said.

Road Kamelot
September 7th, 2013, 11:57 AM
I don't know exactly, but I know I spend a lot of time with it. It's mostly just playing pokemon all of the time though. It depends on my attention span lol.

September 10th, 2013, 2:11 AM
I pretty much game most of the day, when I don't have work I play for over 12 hours and when I have work its normally 8-10 hours. I swap between games a lot though isn't normally the same game all day.

September 10th, 2013, 2:30 AM
Over the summer I used to play 5-6 hours. However, my Ps3 broke recently so I don't really game anymore. But my dads getting me the Ps4 when it comes out, so Ill probably be back in my gaming habits then!

September 10th, 2013, 9:11 AM
I played a game for 12 hours onces but i spend maybe 20 or 30 hours per week, but most likey when i move it's not gonna be that much.

September 10th, 2013, 12:37 PM
Usually a lot, when I have nothing better to do, like when in an unavoidable lecture/class (secretly) or in free time when I have no one to do something with...

September 10th, 2013, 7:35 PM
Not nearly as much as I used to! I used to play video games 24/7 but with uni and other life changes coming into play this time has cut down drastically. I spend a lot of time playing games with Olli or on my own but these are just things like Terraria, Minecraft, Cube World, etc (I really like cubes it seems!), so that's not really much to count. I do love playing video games but I just can't find the time for it any more with life and a messed up sleeping schedule in the way haha.

September 11th, 2013, 1:03 AM
I would say that I spend gaming, on average of 4 hours a day. One time I played a game for 14 hours straight, can't remember what the game was, either.

September 11th, 2013, 4:33 AM
I don't spend a lot of time playing video games these days, I spend more time making them. I usually play games when I have the chance though.