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Old 09-20-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Fun without video games? Or always bored?

Anybody else finding life to be boring all the time without games? Nothing else is fun anymore...and I'm not sure if anything else was to begin with.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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Well Video games are fun but when i dont play them i have fun working on my computer programming,coding, and things like that which is always fun...you should try it some time just fool around with shit and self teach yourself things to make your computer better than ever
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:18 AM   #3
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Well, when I was living down in AL for 6 months I had shit to do, and people to hang with. Now that i'm back in Vermont I pretty much just play games there isn't much to do. Just gotta get the girl up here with me then i'll have someone to hang with.
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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I can live without a 360, BUT it would be very very very very very very hard.
I would probably practice bboy (Breakdance) more often.
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After you play 360 for awhile those "little" things that you used to do that give your excitement or fun don't happen because your gaming in your spare time, and once enough time passes you'll lose exciting times.

For example, being the teenager i am, i sometimes would rather sit on my lazy ass and play some RSV2 then go out to the gun range, workout, or even just go down to the freestyle bike park like i used too. (Just went there for the first time in 2 years). But i agree, video games seem to take the inner drive out of you, and thankfully i'm getting that back .
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:50 AM   #6
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I go to new places that are out of my element for fun. I'm far from a bar/club person, so every other weekend (or whenever other people are game) we'll head to shitty dive bars or clubs and just bask in the dumb.

I also enjoy performing at Open Mic Nights with my weird two person, one guitar band, Huge Ackman. I am also a writer, semi-professionally, although I wouldn't mind getting paid for it. I'm more of a story/screenplay kind of guy, less of an article kind of guy.

Video games are fun, but there are plenty other things that I love to do.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:56 AM   #7
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Start smoking crack, it'l do wonders. Of course I have fun without video games. It'd be one boring place if you just got entertainment out of video games.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:50 AM   #8
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I like video games. But i like do do other stuff as well like make music and stuff like that. I think i could live without my 360.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:54 AM   #9
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When you are alone with no mates around it is pretty boring without games but when they are PARTY!!!!
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #10
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Anybody else finding life to be boring all the time without games? Nothing else is fun anymore...and I'm not sure if anything else was to begin with.
That's going a bit far imo, I understand what you're saying just that there's alot out there which is equally fun, moreso even
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:25 PM   #11
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I certainly do. There's honestly not a lot else to do. =/
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #12
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I can't be bothered anymore, I'll go out if my mates ask, but I'm not too bothered about that.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #13
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There does exist a world outside of your XBox/Computer room...

Make some real friends, go watch a movie, go to a restaurant, hang out, etc... You can do so many fun tings without video games, you just have to find something to do that you will enjoy. I suffer from being extremely bored IF I'm at home and I have nothing to do and my xbox is just sitting there, but if I can leave and do something, then I try to, and I dont get bored....

Basically, take up a hobby.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:10 PM   #14
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There does exist a world outside of your XBox/Computer room...Make some real friends, go watch a movie, go to a restaurant, hang out, etc... You can do so many fun tings without video games, you just have to find something to do that you will enjoy. I suffer from being extremely bored IF I'm at home and I have nothing to do and my xbox is just sitting there, but if I can leave and do something, then I try to, and I dont get bored....Basically, take up a hobby.
yeah that what i do usually when im not playing videogames or anything related to that subject. i usually go out grab a bite with my friends
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #15
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i used to only play xbox or play xbox with friends, but in the last year or so i've started doing alot more stuff. For example i started sculpting (little figures) and have discovered that cutting down trees is super fun. Like, really really fun. ( i only cut down buckthorn, which is an invasive species). so in other words yes there is a ton of shit to too other than xbox. get a hobby, or start playing a sport or something.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:03 AM   #16
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I used to always want to play Xbox 360, but now that I have a girlfriend, I haven't touch in it at least 2 weeks.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:05 AM   #17
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I often find myself sitting at a bar with my buddies thinking that I'd rather be sitting on my couch playing video games... Sad, eh?
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:33 PM   #18
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Well if I'm bored and it's raining, which it usually is in England, I skateboard, inline etc. Basically if it involves me nearly killing myself I'm up for it but if it's raining I come on the computer or on the Xbox
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:22 PM   #19
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Actually, I find life boring with video games all the time.
I only get on to play Half-Life 2 at the moment.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:38 PM   #20
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I hadn't even touched my 360 for about a month before Star Wars: The Force Unleashed came out. So, no, I don't think life is boring without video games. There is plenty of other stuff to do.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:57 PM   #21
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when im at home on me own and no1 is on msn i think god there is nothing to do and go play me XBOX but i can live without it and id much rather be with me mates then play it
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Yea, hanging out with friends and doing other things aren't fun at all! Just kidding. I find myself addicted at times and giving up more important things, ie homework, to game but I find myself feeling guilty that I am somewhat wasting my life. Might just be me.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:18 AM   #23
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Basically, take up a hobby.
I always thought gaming was a hobby.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:07 AM   #24
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Anybody else finding life to be boring all the time without games? Nothing else is fun anymore...and I'm not sure if anything else was to begin with.
I find WORK boring without videogames. I used to work in a gameshop so was surrounded by videogames, which is the next best thing to playing them

But now I work in IT, I sit at work and think, 'I could be at home playing games right now'.

I do also find that I have to play at least a little bit every day, if I go without it feels weird... if I miss XBox time, I'll have to have a bit of DS in bed or something... that's really quite strange isn't it?

Having said all that, I do do other things, like going to the pub with mates or doing a bit of retail therapy, but videogaming definitely takes up a massive part of my spare time - it always has and I imagine it always will!
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:17 AM   #25
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well video games are very fun and time consuming. they take your mind of all the drama and stuff that goes on in life. When I stop playing them I still have my computer, friends, and family. that's all that really matters in the end.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #27
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I do do other things in life besides Xbox like Workout, chill with friends, and party on the weekends. But I'm not gonna lie since I really started getting into 360 I dont play basketball, football, or play guitar that much nemore. Im still doing decent in school and staying in shape, so I dont think theres a problem with that. Its just I rather play Xbox in my spare time now.
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I don't watch TV, instead I play games. Is that bad?

In my opinion it isn't, but sometimes it's a bit harder to keep up with conversation when it turns to TV.

Some people think playing games instead of watching TV is silly, but I fail to see how. It keeps you more aware and alert than TV, requiring you to think more than you'd need to watching TV.

And it's not as if I do it 24/7, 'cause I do other stuff aswell...
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i do other stuff, watch movies play guitar and keep up with some tv shows. i make an effort to go to concerts and random events to get me out of the house but uh yeah usually during the week when im home even when i dont feel like gaming i cant help but find myself turning my 360 on :P
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Make some real friends, go watch a movie, go to a restaurant, hang out, etc...

Basically, take up a hobby.
Yeah but you don't get achievements for doing any of those things!
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