How Much Time Do You Spend Playing Video Games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by JD, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    How much time a day do people on here spend playing video games?
    What is the longest single play session you've ever done?
    I usually spend 1 - 3 hours in the morning each day, and sometimes if I get really bored in the afternoon I'll often go back and play do another play session about the same amount of time. I tend to spend a bit more time on RPGs and/or Open World games since it tends take a bit longer to get from place to place and actually complete missions and quests.
    I'm not sure about my longest play session, probably about 6 hours or so.
  2. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Going off my list of unfinished games, not enough:D

    I go through phases so recently, I've had a couple of hour sessions, but with certain RPGs, a lot longer. I think the longest session with one of those was possibly closer to nine or ten (though with breaks).

    On the other hand, I can go months without playing any game so it does vary.
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  3. jtm55

    jtm55 Ensign Red Shirt

    Jan 10, 2007
    Hi All
    My gaming is done usually around 3 am when everyone is asleep. That's the only time I'm able to do any gaming on my own. With twin Daughters & my Wife, along with work, it's about the only time I can do so.
  4. Annatar

    Annatar Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 27, 2020
    Not as much as I want to in this down time. My modem got forked over and the ISP won't come to replace it (literally got asked if anyone in the apartment had corona, and no follow up). Waiting until this blows over (June?) to install some games...but even then, my laptop is not up to the task. Gotta get a desktop.

    I did manage to squeeze in a few low MB games but I quickly soured with them, but I was giving them a go. Eight hours in one sitting, like in the old days. Now if only they were fun, I might still be doing 8. Dark Quest 2 turns into a big meat shield by the last four levels, The World of Terrifying Silence Mod for OpenXcom ramps up the difficulty by capping your capability far too hard to be enjoyable (by August I hadn't shot down any UFOs!), Spaceland might still be fun but I know I can't get a perfect run on it, so on and so on.
  5. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 7, 2004
    Mannheim, Germany
    I usually play in the evening after work when i have a "hot" game but rarely for more than 2 hours at a time and there are sometimes days in between where i don't play at all.

    Most i ever played was in my late Teenager/early 20s years - being a student with little money means staying in often and i was and still am a strategy game nut so long sessions were not that unusual.
    Longest was a game of either Sim City or Civilization - started in the afternoon/evening and stopped when it became bright again outside ;)
  6. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Way too much time playing Madden NFL 20 during the shutdown. I have it on two different consoles. :eek:
  7. Jirin Actin Kinda Sus

    Jirin Actin Kinda Sus Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Normally? Maybe up to 10 hours a week.

    During quarantine? 3-5 hours a day.
  8. призрак

    призрак Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    I usually have one gaming appointment with a buddy of mine per week for 3-4... ish hours, plus the wife and I sometimes do a co-op session of similar length - so the average is probably somewhere in the 6 hours / week range
  9. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    On the USS Sovereign
    Up to 12 hours a week.
  10. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    Usually, I will spend about 1-2 hours a day. Through quarantine, playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, I would play 4-8 hours a day. Now that I'm back to work and the gym, I'm down to about 2-4 hours a day. Now, back in my teens and early to mid-20s, it'd be nothing to play for 6-8 hours at a time (but those days are long gone :( )
  11. Oddish

    Oddish Fleet Captain Red Shirt

    Sep 7, 2020
    Less than I used to. And not nearly as many marathon all night game sessions that left my eyes and brain feeling all funny. Must be getting old.