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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by getvaked, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Cereal_MF

    Cereal_MF ~Quantum Soup~

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    Anyone here in the same pickle as me? As A child, a lot of my free time was spent playing video games.. from the original Gameboy all the way to the computer I built this summer that can run games like Skyrim on full settings, and Battlefield 3 very smoothly on close to full settings.. I also spent a lot of money on games this summer via Steam.. But something just isn't right.
    As much as I tell myself that I want to play games, because they can be awesome and are usually fun as hell as well as amazing eye candy, I just dont feel like it usually.. even when im just sitting in front of my computer I usually cant get myself to play games..

    So I guess this means I'm growing out of them (if you ask me why, Id say its because im 23 and have get to involve myself with any worthwhile activities that could potentially help produce income later on, so If im just sitting here in my parents basement playing video games I feel as if I'm selling myself short).

    Anyway I just wanted to see if anyone else here has the same issue, and how they came to terms with it!
    Peace!
     
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  2. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I'm also not gaming much anymore, but when I gamed more I would always play a new game a lot and older games less often, but already for years I haven't gotten any new games since all new games are too heavy for my computer, the newest game I have that I can play on this is GTA san andreas(but it's slow and not as smooth as it should)
    lately I've been gaming a bit more often, first rise of nations and now red alert 2, and since a few days I have discovered I can build next to captured tech buildings wich has made it a lot easier(gap generator+ some defences and my moneysuply is secured)
     
  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Well, if it can put your mind at ease, I'm 68 years old and played WoW for years as well as Skyrim, Mass Effect, etc etc etc. So........in a way, it can all come around full circle. While you may give it up now to pursue something more worthwhile, once you do and attain what you want to attain, video games like these and others will be there for you when you retire and want to get into them all over again.
     
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  4. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I started gaming with my first system, an Atari 2600. I was 10 years old. :)

    I am now 45 years old, been gaming for 35 years now, and no plans to stop anytime soon. I'm playing DC Universe right now. :)
     
  5. Dangus

    Dangus Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Anyone playing WarZ? Still in alpha, but damn fun!

    Love the zombie sandbox simulations....
     
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  6. Cereal_MF

    Cereal_MF ~Quantum Soup~

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    A lot of times I feel like its a waste of time, but then I think about it, and I realise I'm gonna waste my time either way in my parents basement... so might as well find any way to enjoy it! Shit! League of Legends really needs to update - fast!
     
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  7. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I just don't let it take all my time. ;)
     
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  8. Cereal_MF

    Cereal_MF ~Quantum Soup~

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    What im getting from this is that u play games A LOT :D
     
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  9. Calvin

    Calvin Well-Known Member

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    Anybody going to be playing Halo 4 soon?
     
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  10. bigtvapes

    bigtvapes Well-Known Member

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    Reserving Halo 4 on saturday. Definitely playing a lot of Halo.


    A friend justlent me the Bourne Conspiracy. Came out a few years ago. It seems to be telling the book's story more than the movie's story, but it's a lot of fun so far. The hand-to-hand combat is a lot of fun, but the shooting is a little crappy. Still, a very fun little game I'm enjoying!
     
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  11. brandonflav

    brandonflav mastermind behind the great Vapor Caper

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    I am also thinking about getting Halo 4. Heads up, if you buy it at http://www.microsoftstore.com/store...?ClickID=clnefw77zkx7lakewlvs44ili4lskfzfzzzk you get a $25 credit... which just so happens to be enough to get the map packs, figured I'd throw it out there.

    I don't game much anymore, but for some reason when I do its mainly xbox live arcade games. Just started playing a game called Outland, its badass so far.
     
  12. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    I've really been into Dolphin recently so I have been playing Super Smash Brother Brawl and Twilight Princess, but I am also wasting my time with The War Z.
    Dangus I've been needing a partner to combat these bandits and wolverine zombies.
     
  13. Cereal_MF

    Cereal_MF ~Quantum Soup~

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    Im playing minecraft at the moment. Me and my buddies build some crazy shit!

    208.122.48.53:25607

    <--eternalpeasant
     
  14. Dangus

    Dangus Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Paytonpenn - I hear ya, bandits everywhere! Hopefully they get clans etc going soon
     
  15. KeepItLit

    KeepItLit Active Member

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    been playing FIFA a whole lot. Maybe when Black Ops comes out I may have a new game to vape too
     
  16. bigtvapes

    bigtvapes Well-Known Member

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    Halo 4!!!!!!! In two hours I will have a copy in my hands. Can't wait. You wanna play tonight? Just look for the fat kid crying that he sucks and rage quitting. That's me.
     
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  17. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Playing DC Universe right now. Gotham is so dark and depressing.....going to Metropolis.
     
  18. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    being playing gears of war 2 along with pure, it's a crazy atv game
     
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  19. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I'm behind on the times, but I just grabbed DJ Hero with two turntables new for $80...:mmmm:
     
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  20. Cereal_MF

    Cereal_MF ~Quantum Soup~

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    If anybody is interested in playing the original starcraft brood war, or warcraft 3, or starcraft 2... lemme know!
     
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  21. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    Oh God, Warcraft...it took me so long to get my life back. :party:
     
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  22. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    World of WarCrack !! No more though.........ate my life as well.
     
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  23. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    My PC is so old warcraft 3 is one of the only games it can handle.
    Mainly just tower defense-like games on battle.net
     
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  24. kyo

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    I'm a fighting game player. Street Fighter, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Mortal Kombat mostly.

    Once you get used to how these games operate, how to do combos, etc., it becomes more about reading your opponent, baiting them to do certain things and reacting to what they do than being the best at pressing buttons. In other words, when you reach a competitive skill level it's really more about strategy and decision making than knowing the flashiest looking combos. I've always felt like time slowed down when I smoked, but it didn't translate all that well to videogames-- they'd definitely be way more fun, but I wouldn't be able to use it to my advantage. I could see everything coming in slow motion but I couldn't really do anything with the information.

    Since I got my vape....yeah. It sounds stupid but it's practically my secret weapon when playing, especially in Street Fighter. I get that same time slowdown feeling, but since it's so clean and I'm so clearheaded, I honestly feel like I play waaay better after a vape. It almost feels like I'm Peter in this scene (around 1:35) :lol:



    Obviously getting compleeeetely blitzed would start having negative effects on performance (though it sounds fun :) ), but a regular session honestly feels like it boosts my skill level haha. I go to tournaments occassionally, and while I never tried smoking out in the parking lot before, best believe at the next tournament I'm rolling with my Solo! :ko:

    Sorry for the novel, thought I'd share :)
     
  25. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    Which MK(s) do you play kyo?
    I play mk9 4-6 times a week with a couple of buddies (and have done since its launch :D)
    Before that we played MKA at the same rate :lol:
    The kreate a kharacter option in MKA was awesome :)
     

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