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SteveDeFacto

I have 120 games installed on my computer is that normal?...

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Most of them I have also completed. I can't even imagine how many hours of my life have been spent playing video games not to mention the two years I spent playing WoW... Also I probably have another 100 or so from when I was younger that I played to death...
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Um... Midlife crisis?
I have Quake III, Half Life 1 + CS, Warcraft III, Armed Assault II Demo, Dark Reign II, Battlefield 1942, Windows games, some self made games.
I only play with DotA nowadays (1 AI game per day), and sometimes with my minesweeper.
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Um... Midlife crisis?
I have Quake III, Half Life 1 + CS, Warcraft III, Armed Assault II Demo, Dark Reign II, Battlefield 1942, Windows games, some self made games.
I only play with DotA nowadays (1 AI game per day), and sometimes with my minesweeper.


I'm only 22 so it would be a quarter life crisis but I can't help but wonder if that time was spent doing something productive...
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Did you have fun or not?

Why does everybody think that everybody has to make something that lasts/productive/whatever?
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Did you have fun or not?

Why does everybody think that everybody has to make something that lasts/productive/whatever?


Because if you don't you'll end up failing at life...
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Where have you heard that?


I didn't hear it from anywhere. I used common sense to reason my way to that theory... I mean maybe working hard on something is a pointless endeavor and it all comes down to luck with the exception of college but I believe that if I really try I can make something people will want to pay for which will make me "successful" at life. I don't actually have any evidence to back up that belief though since for example most successful indie games are pretty simple and could be made in a few months at most if I were to think of the idea...

[Edited by - SteveDeFacto on November 2, 2010 6:36:33 AM]
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Making a game (that you are not interested in, as you say in your other thread) makes you successful in life?
I thought success in life is something about being happy... Maybe I'm selfish, but I don't care about making other people happy while I'm not really happy (bored). Especially if I can choose. Why sticking to something that you are not interested in anymore? Just because you loved it once (and you are not even responsible for that) I think that is wasting your life.

Look for something else. IMHO.


I am not speaking of video games in general I was just using it as an example.
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Making a game (that you are not interested in, as you say in your other thread) makes you successful in life?
I thought success in life is something about being happy... Maybe I'm selfish, but I don't care about making other people happy while I'm not really happy (bored). Especially if I can choose. Why sticking to something that you are not interested in anymore? Just because you loved it once (and you are not even responsible for that) I think that is wasting your life.

Look for something else. IMHO.


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Yes that seems perfectly normal for someone how engages in illegal software :)


Why is this thread suddenly becoming intertwined with all my other threads?... It was a general question about my gaming habits and not about my fading interest in game programming or my old ebay store full of hacking software... Probably the next comment is going to be something about my interest in the sudden jump of internet users in October 2009... >.<
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Only you can decide whether you have failed in life or not since it's relative to your own goals.
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120 games INSTALLED is abnormal. I've certainly played many more than 120 games, but I probably only have 10-15 installed at a time. I would say most people uninstall regularly either out of necessity or due to OS reinstalls/new systems.
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120 games? That's, uh, interesting. Is your system still stable after all that?

I install and uninstall. But I never play that much games. Interestingly, I kept playing the same game again and again and again.

I once read an article that linked from here regarding brain activity and all, where there is a picture of hamster running and all.

When I'm tired, I just want to wind down without thinking about something complex. Games allow me to do this. Games that is fun, relaxing (my way), so I play it. I guess it's my way of being in a spa. You run game, you let your body relax, after I had enough relax I just move on doing other things.

These days I buy games from GOG. Several I play frequently - like might and magic.

Looking to buy another adventure games.

I guess I treat games like music. I find what I like, and I listen/play it repeatly. Just to wind down. I'm not achivement chaser. Just relaxer.
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Having that many games installed doesn't seem normal to me simply due to disk size constraints. Although I suppose my computer isn't exactly state of the art.

Over the past year I have played at least 72 different flash games (I've been keeping track and writing my opinions on them). These were usually over my lunch break and some of those games were played several times while others were very short experiences. There's probably quite a few more flash games that I've played and never bothered to keep track of. Add to that list I think 3 other games that required instalation on my computer that got a significant amount of play which I consider a low number for the year (I think what used to be typical was around 7). The number of hours of play last year I think decreased significantly due to dating which turned into marriage although recently it's gone back up to my regular frequency (1 game usually lasts a couple months of 4 to 5 days a week for 5 or more hours of play in a day). I expect the number of hours to drop very very significantly when children come into the picture. I think the time I spent the most hours playing games, I was also going out drinking with friends twice a week (though admitedly I wouldn't call this a very productive time in my life).

What does failing in life even mean? If it's not having what you want then the only advice I have is to put down the controller for awhile and go get what you want. Whether it's a slice of pizza in your fridge, your own house, or a relationship, just wishing for it won't get you these things. Just put the game away for awhile. It will still be there when you come back.
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Only you can decide whether you have failed in life or not since it's relative to your own goals.


Sooo... What you're saying is I need to set my goals lower?...
The lower you aim, the less you can fall short.

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120 games? That's, uh, interesting. Is your system still stable after all that?


About 110 of them are steam games so they don't affect my computer very much if at all and I have over a terabyte of hard drive space so if each game is about 3 GBs multiplied by 120 than they only take up 360 GBs which is about how much they do take up.
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No, it's not normal. I usually have to reformat every 60-80 games I install, because I get swamped with viruses :P
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I have....Lesseee......2; Civilization 3 and On The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness.

But I have like 30 to 40 games for my old consoles. Time to bust out the coca cola and party like it's 1991!
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I have 11 installed which I find too much (not completed). I wouldn't say 120 is abnormal, I only uninstall games out of necessity (space) and have way too many games I've never played (curse you steam sales).
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[quote name='Phenoca' timestamp='1310256889' post='4833202']
No, it's not normal. I usually have to reformat every 60-80 games I install[b], because I get swamped with viruses[/b] :P
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Your doing it wrong :-P.

-Mayple
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That seems like an enormous waste of space if nothing else. Why do you leave them all installed? Do you really play them all that frequently? Even playing 5 different games a day it would still take you 24 days to play them all once.
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