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What Are Your Gaming Habits?

Most avid gamers tend to have a bit of a ritual surrounding their play time.

Firstly, I've chosen this picture - you've likely seen it before - because I think many adult male gamers have done it before: show a girl how to hold a controller and she'll go along with it like a good sport...for a while. Anyway, what do you usually do when you sit down to play a game? Personally, I know a lot of people like to snack but I hate doing that; not only because I really despise chugging unnecessary empty calories (which is what most all snack foods are), but also because it seriously hinders my game time. I've yet to understand why people will actually pause the game to eat something. So bizarre. Then there are other people who really don't like to play their games in front of someone; they consider it more of a personal hobby and one that's best done in solitude.

I live alone so I rarely play with someone watching, but I have found that I do prefer it to be a solitary experience. I think that comes from the old days when gaming was a solitary experience; the only "multiplayer" was if a friend was sitting next to you and the game supported two players. I've also heard of very picky gamers taking the time to set the TV to exactly the right settings for each title they play. I find this insanely irritating and even boring and the bottom line is, almost nothing looks bad on my TV. But really, some gamers are very, very finicky about getting the picture juuuust right. Then there's the matter of distance; how far away do you sit? It's bad to sit too close - that's not a myth - and it usually depends on the size of the TV, but I've seen some people get really close to like 50" TVs. That's just silly.

So what about you? How do you typically get your game on?

4/2/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (156 posts)

StevieRV
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 9:56:26 PM
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i usually have an icy-pole whilst my game loads, then lie on my bed around about 1metre from my 22" LCD ive always lied forward ever since i can remember, i always perform better lying forwards lol

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St_Jimmy
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:39:49 PM

you haved lied your whole life? thats not good.

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Riku994
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 9:57:15 PM
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I think I just play my game normally... I mean I'll sit back with a drink ocassionally, and sometimes i'll be on instant messanger, but other than that I'm pretty normal. A lot of games have individual volume levels that they need though :)

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Plue
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:00:46 PM
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As like as I have a comfy chair and some Mountain Dew I am good to go!

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Riku994
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:31:58 PM

I have never thumbs-upped a comment before. Congratulations.

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Lazytrappin
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:43:03 PM

Mountain Dew Voltage, Twizzlers, and online-multiplayer shooters (Bad Company 2, Modern Warfare 2). My five year old will be in his room on his PS3 and I will be in the living room on my PS3 and we will squad up on some Battlefield Bad Company 2. It's amazing how good he is. He can play better than most adults. Especially when it comes to first-person shooters. Yes there is definitely a certain distance that I have to be from my screen in order to play properly. My entire game changes if I am not sitting on the couch and leaning forward so that my back isn't resting on the couch. I start getting owned as soon as I rest my back on the couch. It's crazy.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:24:36 AM

You let your five year old play fps? Nice one.

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:55:24 AM

hey! a FT fan!

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:08:52 AM

@alien
i was about to say the same thing, but at least hes on the ps3/psn. Dont really know what those douches on xbox live will do.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:00:57 PM
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I have to have a soda cracked, typically a coke, and I sit way close up. Just a few feet away. I don't adjust the TV, but I may have to adjust my chair. Eating during gaming is a no-no as it messes up the controller. Also I prefer to be alone, unless it is a coop game with a friend over. If someone is just watching me play it's like having someone watch me beat off -no thanks.

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Banky A
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:36:29 AM

So true! I wish LimitedVertigo would watch me beat it off.. I mean be a jerk off.. I mean.. bollocks.. damn.

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:13:00 AM

yeah, i'm with you with eating while playing, especially since i have 2 white dualshock 3s. sadly i'm not the only one who plays my ps3. I once found my ds3 with cheetos powder on them. told my brother is hes going to eat while playing, hes using the six axis (crap controller, kindda sticks sometimes). saw him lick his finger and continued to play. had to clean the hell out of that controller.

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www
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:45:49 AM

Eating and gaming is so wrong, but at least the DS3 is usually black, could you imagine how some dirty folks 360 controllers would look like.....

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Plue
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:03:33 PM
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@World- LOL at the beat off comment. I don't mind people watching me play, but I have been known to make funny faces which have been pointed out xD

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:08:22 PM

I have been known to let the expletives fly.

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mike rlz
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:09:11 PM
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HAHA woooow world. is it just me or do people usually perform better alone than when people are watching them? and yes, i'm talking about VIDEO GAMES. because i usually do worse on mw2 when someones watching me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:48:16 PM

definitely, with someone watching me I tend to not do so well. Self-conscious I guess

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:16:16 AM

i do better by myself because at my house people either talk to me while i play, when i have a mic on, asking me questions that are not related to the game at all or walk in front/block the tv. the worst part is when they talk so damn loud on the phone and telling me to lower the volume.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:46:43 PM

Are we still talking about video-games .lol

some games hammered, especially online shooters and other games just drunk, and some just some tipsy. otherwise can't play :)

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mackid1993
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:15:08 PM
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I have to sit extremely close, maybe 3 or 4 feet away from my 37 inch HDTV. For some reason, I can't seem to be able to play if I am too far away. I also seem to play the best on my tv.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:49:38 PM

I can't play far away either, I've tried to play from my bed which isn't even that far but it can't be done. I'm like disconnected from it.

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Akuma07
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:26:03 AM

Yeah, same, i dont mind havign people aroudn, but it does hinder the experience and my skill.

I like to get some snack foods, ones that dont require me to pause me game to eat, and a nice ice cold soft drink (aka Soda).

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Danny007
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:20:53 PM
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I'm one of those people that like to play a new game alone.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:58:48 AM

I can agree with that. When i played FF13 just now, I found many of the cut-scenes rather emotive. My flatmate nextdoor always has a friend round and when they play it, they always take the ...mic. Whilst while he is on his own, i've heard him gasp due to the coolness.. Thin walls at Uni, lol.

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main_event05
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:25:30 PM
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I like to be all alone with the lights off and the volume up. no food, but maybe a drink.

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main_event05
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:04:34 PM

I also forgot to mention i play naked.

"Why are you naked in my house?"

"The question is... why aren't you?"

"hmmmmm, you're alright, Griffin."

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Nigga Biscuits
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:34:31 AM

Try saying that when your dad comes home.

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NeoHumpty
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:28:34 PM
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Large glass of tea, pack of smokes, and some form of self-medication to take the edge off after work, and I'm good for hours. I prefer to play alone, too. My girl and I play some together at night, but I slip most my game time in during the afternoon once I'm off and she's still working.

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mexgeo86
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:31:52 PM
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I get comfy on my large bean bag chair, turn volume up a bit and get immersed in a game.
I don't like getting interrupted if I'm in the middle of a boss fight or puzzle; I won't talk to others (phone or in person) unless we're doing co-op or multiplayer since it pertains to the game (I don''t get the fuss about cross-chat). Other than that, i take the occasional breaks for a light snack, bathroom, beer or email.

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inkme101
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:33:19 PM
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1. mountain dew
2. night time
3. no one around
4. lights out
5. empty ashtray
6. full pack of marlboro reds
7. recline chair
8. slippers on
9. game on!!!!!!!
10. i only pause to poop or smoke lol
11. if its not a horribly intense game maybe a lil 420 first

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:48:43 PM

ah, you reminded me, gotta have the slips on or the feets get cold.

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Danny007
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:00:31 PM

Rock On Carlospicyweinr

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NightHawk17
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:17:03 PM

sometimes you can poop and play games, ahh Jump Ultimate Stars those were the days:)

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inkme101
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:20:23 PM

i could until i re-arranged my living room LOL!!!!

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Highlander
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:05:30 AM

Alright, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses....hit it!

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Larsperson
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:31:13 AM

Good call Highlander.

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Kai200X
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:35:53 PM
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I usualy don't drink nor eat while playing. I don't want to mess up my PS3 or my controllers. I usually like to play the game by myself because no one in my family knows whats going on, unless I can show off my skill to some of my friends.

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St_Jimmy
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:43:19 PM
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i like to play alone unless im showing my mad no scope skills at cod.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:48:28 PM
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I am a man of solitude personally, I love playing games by myself as it is very much a stress reliever for me, being in High School, stress is in abundance believe me haha. I find that having a drink near by is a must for me, as I do have VERY long gaming sessions and it requires no pausing or getting up. I sit around 6 feet away or so im in my bed or my gaming chair (5 feet?). I zone out quite a bit when I play with the surround sound on on the ol'42" Bravia. I will admit I do partake in Ben's annoyances of calibrating the screen for each game, it just adds to the immersion in my oppinion. I will occasionally play online but honestly I enjoy gaming more by myself for the sheer fact I don't have people on my ass about where to go or about an object I missed you know? So that's my habits persay in the video game land realm. I will admit I use to "smoke" while I played but I got off that stuff pretty recently for school reasons and health worries. Please don't judge me, I'm young, let me make mistakes as I am in the time of experimentation, and allow me to learn as I have in the past.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:52:11 PM

The only mistake you made is that your health will be fine either way, school is a good reason to take a break though.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:54:50 PM

Well I know its not too unhealthy, but the constant fear of getting randomly drug tested at school was always scary for me =/ As I'm moving to Georgia this summer to finish high school (family problems) I cant risk having it on my record right now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:09:05 PM

random drug tests at school? Dayum, we never had sh*t like that in my day.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:11:13 PM

Yaeh, we have them a lot here, we dont have huge drug problems, just a precaution really. My school is in the middle of four corn fields literally. A total of 400 or so kids in grades K-12 so it's not huge by any means.

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Hezzron
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:35:36 PM

I saw your YouTube videos you linked here a while back. Nice stuff. It was amusing seeing a PSX commentator in live action.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:37:17 PM

HAHA well thank you very much for watching lol I really do appreciate it man.

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chedison
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:18:12 AM

hey I live in Georgia

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Nigga Biscuits
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:39:26 AM

Good for you, Douglas!

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sunspider13
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:51:44 PM
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If it's a new game, then nothing but a drink and a fully charged controller. If it's a game I've played before and coming back to it then maybe a granola bar or some trail-mix.

The only game that I've found that I can play and have others around watching is Borderlands. Everything else I HAVE to play alone, at least for the first play-through, unless it's something like Uncharted 2 where I have to show the person (or people) how the game looks.

As for the comfort level, I need to be no further than five feet away from the screen, and have some comfortable clothing on. And no distractions! And time for bathroom, lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:52:59 PM
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An old, ratty hoodie.

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StangMan80
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:59:04 PM
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First off I never eat during playing thats a huge no no! But me and my brother share and he always eats while he's playing, messing up the controler and getting it all greasy and I can't play with a dirty controler. I wash my hands even before playing. for the position I'm usely sitting close but not to close, no more then six feet no matter how big the TV is.


I been coming to this site for a long time and been injoying the news it's about time I singned up. oh yea and I can't wait for GT5!

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:03:06 PM
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I'd just like to make a quick comment, I absolutely love this website and the people on it. Ive been here for about 2 years now and I can't help but keep coming back, you know why? The community (family). I can't talk to anyone else about this kinda stuff in my family and I love being able to come here and talk with you guys like you are personal friends of mine. Honestlly I'm having family problems right now and it stems from poor communication and so it's good to kinda have a sub-family I can talk to, so thank you very much for that window of opportunity. I know I had problems with fighting on here before but I and I'm sure a lot of others will agree I've gotten passed this now. I can also say that I do some of my best writings on here, like the subjects just inspire me to write, and believe me, it takes a lot for that to happen. So I just wanted to say thank you all for what you have created here, I'm very proud to be a part of it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:12:50 PM

I consider PSXE my little video game hideaway where I don't have to feel like a dork talking about stuff I like. When you're 28 and most of your friends have bailed for a woman, you kind of need a place to speak your mind and have contacts, however far around the globe they truly stretch. I know I'd be awful bored without this community if not very lonely.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:15:10 PM

My point exactly, I really need this and my piano to survive and stay sane from every day annoyances and the people that cause many of the said problems.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:22:43 PM

Beautiful comment JMO. I've been wanting to write something like that for some time now, but haven't been able to (fear of non-reciprocation I suppose). I guess I don't want to just assume that everyone knows me when I say something like, "Hey, I'm really glad to be a part of your community."
I've been going through one of those stages in life were you re-evaluate everything you do and find your own personal philosophy. I've come to the conclusion that I have no time for minced words and will live my life unabashedly. This site makes that easy for me. World, I'm sorry to hear that you sometimes feel lonely; just know that everyone here loves you and your commentary and there will always be people who are here for you. (As if you didn't already know.)

*internet hug, everybody!* :D

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:29:37 PM

I understand completely, I've been a here a while so I thought everyone deserved to know how I felt about them and so forth and what the site offers me. I do feel quite lonely without this website so I try and get on here every time I'm near an internet enabled device haha But yes I do believe we as a site probably have the most welcoming and close community of any website of any subject. *Internet Hug*

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:33:03 PM

It's interesting. More recently I've been less afraid of being "lovey-dovey" with my friends, because I now know that it makes things much better after you've first initiated it. It really comes down to human contact in the end. A simple hug or pat on the back is more comforting than most people know, and you've got to be really open to your friends for that to come out of them.

Edit: Dude, what is your PSN? I'm friending you right f*cking now.

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inkme101
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:34:10 PM

this really is one of the closest knit online communities ive ever had the pleasure of being part of! (one lonesome tear trickles down carlos' cheek)lol.... seriously though great bunch of people on here! heres to the psxe community!!!!

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:39:50 PM

Yeah I know a simple gesture can go a long way, it really can, and it is justin2mo, all my trophies have been stripped and I cant play online either =/ for now at least, i was hacking in a unranked match on Killzone 2. Why I got in trouble I will never know, it didnt benefit me or hurt anyone else =/

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Danny007
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:48:06 PM

Ahhhh I'd give you a hug if you were here JMO_INDY. haha I know how you feel.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:51:48 PM

*hug* and I "should", note the "should" be able to play again in early august if I stay out of trouble on the PSN, and they "might" return my trophies, I miss my 10 Platinums =[

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Danny007
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:55:56 PM

Dang son 10 plats. You must be a rage-aholic like me. LOL. Except I only have 5 plats. Hopefully one day I will be as experienced as you. haha

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:59:55 PM

Nice, 10 is a whole lot. If Hannah Montana is in there I will be very disappointed though. :P I have 7 or 8 or something.

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Kai200X
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:00:52 AM

Well, I consider people on PSX my gaming family, so my psn is Kai200X, lets make it offical and see how many of my "family members" will add me to their friend's list.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:01:48 AM

haha yeah thanks, I just have a lot of free time on my handa anymore, I live in a town in Putnam County Indiana. This town named Belle Union, has just 113 people total in it, if you get the chance look up, Belle Union Indiana in Google Maps with the Satellite imagery, tell me what you see for miles on end.and NO, No Hannah Montana LMAO


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Danny007
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:06:15 AM

Hannah Montana The Game = Game Of The Year 2009.

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Oxvial
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:08:10 AM

Oooh so we are having one of those bromances moments? ''hugs'' to all of you,hmm wheres lv and jawkne I want to hug those ones...for gay reasons...;)

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:09:21 AM

Haha most definately, well hey guys im off to bed, its 1 AM and I think my insomnia has finally given up on me finally. It's been great talking with all of you, sleep well everybody, goodnight. =]

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:14:44 AM

Awww.......

'little tear'

But in all seriousness, it's all great to hear. We really do try to maintain that virtual family feel.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:21:29 AM

Some tears as well Ben, and thank you for keeping the atmosphere, kudos!

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Kowhoho
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:22:10 AM

For the record my PSN is also Kowhoho. (long story pertaining to that name, I'll tell anyone if you have a mic.)

Ben, my friend, you know you want in on this bro-hug. ;P

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:24:41 AM

Alright thanks man!

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:51:32 AM

Be careful when you're offering a "bro hug". The kid's got a pink shirt on. lol

:p

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chedison
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:13:06 AM

I have to say guys, I've only been here for a short while but this is definitely the best community I've encountered. It's great to see the same people coming back every day and seeing what they think about the news. And it's nice to have people to talk to about games when there aren't very many people around you to so thank you guys for that.

and if anyone would like to add me to psn, its chedison (same as name).


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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:48:51 AM

its where i can rely on people having different opinions instead of being mindless fanboys and sheeps like some other sites *n4g,gamefaqs*

So it keeps me coming back.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:31:50 AM

*Late PSXE-family hug*
No really, I love this site and it's community, since we're mostly like minded here it's nice to see that every time something pops up I see people sharing my opinion, and yet we can always have friendly discussions and there's always a tad of humor.
I love you guys! *cries*

PS: JMO_INDY, I hope you're family problems will be over soon, too much stress ain't good for your health.

PSN= same as the name (FullmetalX10)

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:41:33 PM

Hey you know youre jealous of the pink shirt alright? haha I qoute Tropic Thunder, "I lo' da' pussy!" haha and yeah thanks FullmetalX10 Im aware of the issues stress puts on ones health state, part of the reason I suffer from insomnia, and I'll be living in Locust Grove, GA. Just to let you know Chedison.

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TheIllusiveMan
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:08:25 PM
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Always close to semi close, with any drink within arm's length. Also anyone watching but I hate more than 2 or 3 people unless I'm showing off on Rock Band lol.

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Victor321
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:18:06 PM
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I do the same thing you described for the gamers that like to get their picture "just" right Ben, except I do that for the volume =P, and I do just that (but not for every game, just once on the T.V., then bam) at someone's house lmao XD

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NightHawk17
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:18:28 PM
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I just play my games, sometimes i'll get to into the game and start doing things like trying leaning forward to look over a cliff(warhawk) or flinching back cause of a grenade(modern warfare 2)

Also if i'm trying to teach someone how to play a game(cause they act like its a whole different language or foreign object)i'll be patient at first but will quickly get frustrated if were not making progress:P

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dachemists
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:28:41 PM
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Habits

#1 - im deaf to the world except the sounds coming from the tv

#2 - im mute to the world except when yelling at the tv

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hellish_devil
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:30:30 PM
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I usually move my thumbs... skillfully. And to think that such a simple task gave me some of the greatest moments in my life

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:30:35 PM
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Let's see, how do I game? Well for starters I keep a decent distance from my TV, about 4 or 5 feet. (I have a 40' or so) When I've just started a new game I usually don't like to have people around as I'm just getting attached to the characters. If someone came in when I was playing Uncharted and made an obligatory sex joke about Elena, for instance, it would ruin the immersion. I don't eat or drink anything while I play as it could get on the controller and I'm finicky about keeping those clean. I've optimized my TV for most things (to the best of my knowledge) and haven't messed with it since. I really enjoy a good multiplayer game once in a while, but it seems like there really aren't that many coming out. I'm kind of hoping that there will be some good multiplayer Move games that my friends and I could play together.

Apart from that I like to crank up the surround sound when the house is empty.

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Lazytrappin
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:44:29 PM

Damn, homie! You got a forty foot (40') TV? Must be nice. LOL!

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Kowhoho
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:03:25 AM

Yeah I actually live inside it so it's pretty convenient.

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Lazytrappin
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:20:11 AM

You guys can add me on Playstation Network as well. Lazytrappin.

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:25:43 AM

when i really like the game/story, i usually tell people to shut the F*** up and leave me the hell alone. Theres a reason why i play video games, its because its good at relieving stess. i dont need their moronic input.

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inkme101
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:46:47 PM
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LOL 4 or 5 ft seems a bit close for that size LOL

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Hezzron
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:51:32 PM
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If I'm playing SP, I don't do much. Sometimes I have to remember to breathe. However, if I'm playing online, I always get the munchies for some reason. I also like to finish a SP game before starting a new one.

I sit within the recommended distance of my TV size. My eyesight deteriorated slightly when I had a job that required me to sit in front of a computer all day, so I'm conscious of the harm it can do. Fortunately, I don't have to sit in front of a PC at work anymore.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 11:55:54 PM
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I don't get a chance to get on until around 7 or 8. Wife and I do our work most of the day. Once I start I usually stay on until 1 to 3 am if I can. Ha. Kinda sucks though cause I get foggy eyed pretty quick when I play late.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:55:15 AM

Have you tried playing with amber-tinted glasses? They're supposed to reduce eye strain from computer and tv screens.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:42:30 AM

ha no. I just assumed it was because it was forcing myself to stay awake. lol

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:30:26 AM

since i dont have my own tv, i have to wait till the family is done watching all their tv shows which is around 4pm plus i have to drop people off to work at around 6pm and dont get home till 7pm. after that i start playing a game with breaks at around 10 and 12 to pick them up again. then i play till around 3am or 4am. side effect of that is that i sleep in till 3pm. i dont have a job right now because theres none available for my field. i'm hoping this habit changes once i find myself a job.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 10:57:50 AM

Johnld, what's your PSN ID?

Or add me. Mine is Jawknee1

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:17:14 PM

psn id is JohnLD, i dont like having a lot of small things like this to remember so i use the same names almost everywhere.

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I_defenestrate
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:20:19 AM
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I always have a drink at my side and a controller for each system within reach. I sit about 6 or 7 feet away from my 42" Samsung with the adjustments I made when I bought it. A hit or two of the good stuff makes for a very pleasing gaming session, but it's so rare it's around I'm happy either way.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:36:35 AM
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I sit about six feet away from the 57", on the couch, and always have a drink but no snacks or food. I don't want greasy, dirty fingers slipping and sliding all over the controllers. I don't understand why someone would want to do that. Save eating for a different time. Depending on the game, and time of day, I'll be alone or with the kids. If we can only do online multiplayer then I'll jump on one system so that someone else can be on our main system and we can compete.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:41:06 AM

Gummy Bears work. No grease.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:48:30 AM

They get very sticky when you have really warm hands and I'm not much of a gummy bear fan. Don't need so much sugar.

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Banky A
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:42:38 AM
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Playing RPG's on a rainy day..
It'll be the afternoon and I make a bowl of cereal..
Prepare some hot/cold chocolate drink or Milo..
Ahhh <3


New habits:

PS3 + cereal. No new RPG's. Damnit.

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Deleted User
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:07:43 AM
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I just spin my chair from computer side to TV side and start playing, no preparations other than that.

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chedison
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:19:29 AM

haha same except mine's a roll to the left instead of spin

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Alienange
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:33:02 AM
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Beer and pretzels.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:41:49 AM

Molson Ice?

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:01:35 AM

i don't know why people are thumbing you down by the way. Beer and pretzels are great.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:50:11 AM

It wasn't me but maybe they prefer peanuts and pistachios? I like me some imperial stout and 'stachios.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:43:05 AM

Sam Adams and pretzels for me.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:17:42 AM
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I am an "easy" gamer... meaning, I like a challenge however will not destroy my health or sleeping patterns for gaming. I take years to play games and savor them like a fine wine...

I have never achieve a platinum trophy for any of the games i have bought, and probably never will... there are only 3 to 5 titles I want this year... will buy them slowly over time and take even longer playing them.

I enjoy my gaming, but not to the point that I have to actually beat a game on its hardest level. I just want to pop in a disk, relax and enjoy it, rather than pressure myself into trying to be the best...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:32:39 AM

the word around here is that hanah montana is an easy platinum trophy to get, hahaha.

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 9:02:38 AM

Qubex: Thanks to you, I don't need to post my gaming habits anymore. Most people find me wierd for taking my time on video games; and I thought I was the only one who did, but now I know I am not alone =].

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Gordo
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:01:14 AM
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Rumpus room, rocking chair, six feet from the flat screen TV.
Usually headphones on at night so that I don't wake the wife or kids.

Mostly play in the evening when everyone is asleep. Probably only 5 to 10 hours a week as the wife moans otherwise!

Also an "easy" gamer. Will probably never Platinum any game as I play for relaxation and enjoyment.
If I die too many times I just get annoyed. Would rather play Uncharted 2 on easy twice than once on hard! Same with God of War III. Like to enjoy the game and keep on moving through.

Haven't got the patience, time or tenacity of a teenage gamer anymore!

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kraygen
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:46:14 AM
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Man I loved reading all the unique tendencies that everyone has. I grew up in a house where I was the youngest of 5 children. With 2 parents and 4 older siblings, the house was pretty crowded. I never had any privacy and was always the last person to get to choose how things were done.

I guess the result of that life is, nothing bothers me when gaming. I'm now married and have 3 dogs in the house. We adopted 2 and the third was ditched in our yard near death, trying to find him a home.

Anyway point is, when I'm gaming I sit a few feet from my 32" Vizio tv which has a gaming setting that I have used since I got it. I sit in an office chair and my dogs lay on my feet. My wife usually comes in and out of the room while I'm playing. She'll watch for a while then go do something, then watch, just depends on what she's up to.

I'm pretty relaxed about it. If I play in the afternoon when we're not working I usually have to pause a lot to get the laundry, or refill the dogs water, whatever comes up. I do most of my playing between midnite and 5 am. I hate to sleep and do so as little as possible.

Sometimes I have a mountain dew, or some sweet tea nearby, but no food. My controllers must be clean. I'm a neat freak, my ps3 and all its parts must be immaculate. Sometimes if I get really into the game I'll forget I have something to drink, I do that a lot.

I find it amazing how people are so different with something as simple as gaming.

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SvenMD
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 3:25:22 PM

Ha. There are so many times that I will get a big glass of ice water and start playing and a few hours later all the ice has melted and I haven't taken a sip.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:47:28 AM
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Hmmm... A moderate distance, like around 2-3 meters, from the TV (32" LCD), an office chair (the rotating ones, with arm support), sometimes I eat food (snacks) while playing. But I keep tissues close by when I want to handle the controller and my hands are dirty with food. lol @ most you guys here, sometimes I have lunch while playing. And I know ppl who do the same. Just yesterday I was playing BlazBlue with a friend who was eating lunch. And he won XD.

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:05:39 AM
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watching my brother play video games irritate the hell out of me. I mean, the last game i watched him play was star ocean the last hope, an rpg. to me rpgs are all about immersion into that world but when i watched him play, he'll pause the game to eat, answer his cell phone, text on the cell phone, go on the computer, and sometimes actually look around the kitchen for food.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:45:16 AM

I dislike seeing people playing games too, unless they're as good as me, than I can enjoy it, but when my brother plays, I can't do anything but sit there and tell him what he's doing wrong, it annoys me as well as him, so I usually go and do something else..

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johnld
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:37:13 AM
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its not really a habit since i only started doing this while playing final fantasy XIII. when level grinding/component farming in ff13, i use my tvs picture in picture function to watch a dvd while playing. kinda shows how far ff13 is from previous ff games. i can play the game by picking the one action i want to use and keep mashing the x button.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:16:20 AM

That's funny. FFXIII's battle system is pretty mindless. I find my self commenting on PSX or playing with my iPhone while grinding. Oh my Square really ruined this chapter.

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slimey
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:26:20 AM
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it depends on what games I'm playing. For an old school Resi Evil or such like, I'll only play after dark‚ whilst a chilled rpg is better for the day. Food is a no no unless i'm playing with a buddy - we occasionally have Fifa & curry sessions

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www
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:31:29 AM
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One thing I hate so very much is getting the controller oily because of food, so I don't eat at all when gaming.

Oh yes I hate to play adventure games with my friends around, I just CAN'T concentrate, cause somebody keeps opening their mouth and you'll eventually miss some vital info needed to progress, so I switch to multiplayer games like FIFA, Tekken etc whne they come around. A cut-scene comes up and you're hoping everybody will be quite so you can listen, and suddenly some motherf***** behind is saying something! I believe games are best experienced alone.

And I feel like throwing the controller through the TV when I keep getting killed by an annoying boss. Or, ejecting the disc and breaking it, but I've never had the guts to do that. Though I keep smacking the tables and keep shouting my lungs out till others are looking at me like a mad man.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 6:01:05 AM
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I love it how everyone wants to keep their controllers clean, I do too, thus I don't eat while gaming. So I was real pissed this one time when I brought my PS3 and my 2 six-axis(the ones I got with my PS3, not yet dualshock, but I like these better, cuz their lighter) and to see how my friends were gaming(dam dutch people and their lack of respect to other people's property) not only were they eatin some fat sausage and cheese while playing, but I had to keep reminding them not to touch my controllers before cleaning their hands and not to come near my PS3 with those fat particles, in the end they got pissed at me, and I luckily convinced them to just watch a movie instead of gaming... Never again.

My gaming habits are, like stated above, no eating during gameplay, a nice cold glass of Fanta is welcome though on those warm summer evenings. I sit about six feet away from my 32" Sony Bravia, on my office chair, also with arm support(who would have an office chair without arm support, it's a necessity).
I can't play very well when I'm too far away from my tv, just doesn't feel right.
I also don't like other people in my room when gaming, especially not with a new game, I want to finish it on my own, before others get to see it, and they only get to play for lengthy periods of time when they are at least as good as I am, that's why I don't often have other people(non-gamers) over when I'm planning to play a game.
I did one time have a lot of fun when me and my friend, last summer sat all day long downstairs in front of the TV to finish Uncharted 1 in one go, taking turns, good times, good times, he is at least as good as me, so it was aight.

Let's see, what else... I think that's about it, 6 feet distance, no to food, yes to drinks, no other people on the first run.

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JackC8
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 7:25:09 AM
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I sit about 6' from my 32" TV. I think I set the picture to "game" mode a long time ago, but that's about as fussy as I get. Since I mostly play racing games, I get my steering wheel and its stand perfectly centered in front of the TV, then my chair has to be centered behind the wheel. If the chair is so much as an inch too far away from the steering wheel, I have to adjust it immediately. And I have to be wearing socks, because they let the accelerator and brake pedals slide under my feet the way I like. I usually have a Mountain Dew and a pack of smokes by my side. On Friday and Saturday, It's a nice cold Budweiser. I like to play alone, without a lot of distractions, but sometimes it gets like Grand Central Station in the family room - darned family just wanders in and out of there whenever they please! I've tried getting my wife interested in gaming, but she usually plays for 1 minute, laughs at how bad she is, and then quits. She was playing my racing game the other night, I had to tell her that it was a race car, and it could take corners at speeds faster than 30 mph!

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main_event05
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 7:51:52 AM
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I was gonna suggest we have a PSX BBQ at Ben's house and play a few rounds of something, but we can forget that seeing as how 97.8952% of us like to play alone. lol.

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gumbi
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 8:19:41 AM
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i don't really have any specific habits or rituals anymore. I used to be picky about settings, but i have a couple kids now and when i do get a bit of time to game, i don't want to waste it dinking around with the the brightness and contrast...

i sit about 12 - 14 feet from my 'tv', however it is a 100" screen so... :D

I absolutely cannot eat and game. If I'm hungry i'll watch a movie or something instead, games require 100% attention. I usually have a drink on the go, but that's not specific to gaming... i just usually have a drink on the go.

I never really get the opportunity to play when someone else is around these days, unless it's party games like Buzz or Rockband. But it never used to bother me (my wife has watched the better part of a few RPG's, back before we had kids that is)

wow... this turned into a longer post than i'd anticipated... sorry :)

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Irievibes
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 8:55:19 AM
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i ususally play alone, but for the most part, ill go downstairs and get...um...."irie" before playng, ironically enough, i play a 100 times better while baked, /shrug i guess it improves my reflexes lol anyyways, i dont eat and play either, used to do it, but try not to eat in my room anymore so ..yeah , i play on my computer chai sitting about 4 feet from my 32 incher lcd,

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www
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:01:05 AM

You like to smoke the herb eh...

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Irievibes
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:20:53 PM

its all about the Zen gaming experience man!

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LightShow
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 9:09:19 AM
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i usually take my gaming in chunks. ill put about an hour or two in then go and do something else, then come back and put another hour in.

helps keep me from zoning out and losing track of time, plus thats how i do everything, in chunks. as far as snacking goes i keep a beverage of some sort nearby, but i seldom eat. dont wanna gunk up the controller.

i'm about two feet away from my 32 inch lcd, and for whatever reason i like to have people in the room while i'm gaming, even if theyre not paying attention.

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ValdiPS3
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 10:09:07 AM
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I play naked.

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nogoat23
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 10:36:24 AM
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I don't do anything special. If it's my first playthrough of a game, I'll just be sitting on my couch with my feet on the coffee table. If it's my second or third, I'll usually have a laptop sitting next to me with an online walkthrough. If I get hungry, I'll make a sandwich and take bites during the cutscenes.

I live in an apartment, so I play whether my roommates are around or not. I don't do anything special with my tv, but I'm kinda finicky with the volume. I want to be able to hear things 40 years from now, so I try to keep it at a medium volume. I turn it down when there's lots of action and explosions, and turn it up when characters are having a quiet reflective moment.

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 10:37:33 AM
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I try not to eat too often when I play. Not because of the time or empty calories, but because it messes up the controller too much. Some of my friends always eat potato chips or popcorn when playing, and their controllers are all greasy. I hate that.

I have a 19" LCD TV, so I have it on my desk and I sit about a meter from it in a regular office chair. Sometimes I move it over, so I can lay down in bed and watch TV, but I rarely play like that.

One thing I like to do, is to read the manual while the game installs for the first time. It's a recent tradition, because installs weren't an issue on the PS2 really. Back then I had to go to the bathroom before playing, so I could read the manual there instead.

:)

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tlpn99
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:24:42 AM
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I sit about 2-3 away from my 32" LG tv. Best thing I ever bought to help with the gaming and I needed a new tv anyway. I always have my slippers on as a rule as I tned to play a lot of a night and not go out anywhere. The picture never needs adjusting I leave it as it is.

I dont drink or eat while playing if I do get hungry or thirsty ill stop go get something and then get back to the gaming.

I always play alone unless im playing online and even then that's alone anyway technically, just speaking to others via the mic.

I do play some co-op with a friend if they come round and suggest a quick game of Fifa or something.

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JPBooch
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:25:48 PM
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I never had a ritual, but I find myself doing the same thing every night now.

1. Shower, put my Pajamas with a t-shirt and sweatshirt, then my slippers on
2. Unzip my headset from the case, plug it into the mixamp, hook the optical and usb wire into it, hook my iphone into it and rest it on the ottoman 3 feet away from my tv
3. Bring my office chair into the living room and place it directly in front of the tv about four feet away.
4. Take my DS3 (my new red one that no one else uses but me) off the charging cradle and fire it all up.
5. Pour the coke I bought earlier into my Yankees souvenier cup (highly recommended, hard plastic with a hologram on the front only served when buying a cup of cofee or hot chocolate at the stadium) with ice.
6. Grab my empty bottle behind the fireplace mantle I use for a spit cup.
7. Grab my tin of SKOAL citrus.
8. Go through any messages and see what friends are on
9. Game on.
10. Dinner is usually brought to me by my wife at some point, which I relecutantly eat while not getting up. Usually I'll wait to dip until after eating.

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JPBooch
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:28:04 PM
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after reading most of the comments, one thing is certain.

Most of us like our nicotine and caffiene when gaming!

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Lazytrappin
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:08:03 PM

Caffiene, yes. Nicotine, waste of money and covers all your electronics in a nasty film. I quit smoking years ago. One of the best things I've ever done.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:40:41 PM
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no one has seen anyone sit any close toi a 50" than my roomate. literally he is not ever more than 2 feet away from the screen. and in most cases his chair is never more than a foot from the entertainment center.

but besides all that, myself have to have total ssilence. Theres nothing more irritating to me than missing a fricken cutscene because someone else was talking. And headphones are out of the question, i didnt spend the money i did on the set up i have to hear a game through some headphones! Second no drinking alcohol while playing, i cant focus once i start to drink, and definitely no food. Cant have my controllers all greasy. I like to have people watch but again if noise becomes an issue id rather be alone!

I also have to have everything be in order from games to controllers. im not ashamed to admit i have ocd a little, but its only with my games lol! anyways other than that im fine with playing MP with other people and what not, but in single player i have to make sure i catch everything!

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JPBooch
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:49:09 PM

My stepson, sits a foot away from my 55 inch. I tried it once and hated it.

I know what you mean about headphones, I paid 800 bucks for my receiver and another 500 for my speakers that I have in 7.1. That being said, I love my headset. Astro A40's, pure frikkin gold.

As far drinking, I'll pour a beer and won't even drink all of it. When I do, it just makes me tired and want to sleep. I barely drink anymore.



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Lazytrappin
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:02:57 PM
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@ johnld & Alienange, I'm very aware of the @$$holes that are online and that like to cuss at young children. Battlefield Bad Company 2 has private squads so we don't communicate with the other players. There's no way in Hell I would put my son at risk of being threatened or negatively talked to by Internet toughguys. He's a hardcore gamer like myself so I've looked into everything so he can enjoy gaming with his dad and what better way than parachuting behind enemy lines and conquering enemy strongholds together? You never know, you might see him on Major League Gaming someday. God willing.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:08:47 PM
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I usually sit 7 feet away from my 52 inch RCA (Not LCD or plasma, still tri-colour picture tube...) with a bowl of Post brand Shreddies cereal and a Coca~Cola... LOL i usually munch during respawn wait times... and since I use a spoon, there's no risk 2 my controller...

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:11:01 PM

and I didn't intend on making my post an advertisement... lol

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CaptRon
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:12:49 PM
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I hit my bowl, got my soda, good to go!

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piratedrunk
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:14:42 PM
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I am pretty easy going about it. I don't have any particular eating habits for games but if the feeling arises to snack on something I will head to the kitchen.

I usually move the couch up a bit closer to the TV as it is pretty small. I am cool with people watching me play but I really cant stand watching others.. even if they are good, they are doing it wrong.

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Miggy
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:29:11 PM
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i just turn my console and play. i don't care if someone is watching. my roommate watches me play and sometimes tells me what to do. (he doesn't have a ps3 and he usually tells me to throw grenades; must like explosions.) my only pet peeves are a dirty controller and playing someone elses consoles when they aren't around. i'll pause the game clean it and wash my hands. don't know why but it annoys the hell out of me. annoys my best friend too when we're playing left 4 dead 2 and i pause in the middle of a horde to clean his controllers.

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SolidFantasy
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:57:29 PM
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lights off, volume up so i don't miss any details. I like to have my computer next to me at my disposal so i have something to do during loading screens. if i'm playing online i will turn the volume down and turn up the music on my computer. other than that i'm not too picky.

just for curiosity. how close can i sit to screen before i'm blind when i'm 60??

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DemonNeno
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:15:55 PM
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I always end up gaming on weekday nights, not much time on the weekends and I work all day long during the week (10hr shift at the shop ends at 6pm). I'll get cyberlife outta the way. Mostly on looking for NewEgg ShellShocker deals or promotions (just grabbed a 500gb HDD for $50 from NewEgg). Chomp down some food, take a shower and then the gaming begins.

I lay back in the couch with about 5 pillows behind me and game away for a couple hours till I have to snooze. Gotta blast the 5.1 Dolby Digital, I usually dont tinker with the TV unless Gamma is looking too low. I had this problem with Batman. GoW and Heavy Rain had me adjust before launching the game and that did great!

I'm still trying to get the woman in the mood for gaming, but she's all about the Mario Bros-type gaming. She started my game on Uncharted 2 and quickly became overwhelmed, although she was climbing the train wreckage like a frickin pro!

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Willcome2Urf
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:45:25 PM
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I'm a concentrated gamer. I don't get to play that often because I spend all my time writing. When I do get to sit down I'll play for 48 or more hours straight. If I sit down with a new game I won't shut the PS3 off until its had all the trophies beaten out of it.

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RebelJD
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 2:01:46 AM
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Finicky gamers are losers/weirdos who hinder the playing experience with anyone they are "sharing" it with. Seriously, every since online gaming shot up like heroine addicts from the 80's, "multi-player" gaming has lost its shine. Do whatever pleases you on your own time but around company the only adjustment you should be making is to your social setting. I found it annoying when playing a sports game with a friend years back. Before every game he would make changes to his line up to heighten his chances of winning and would get all weird and quiet when he was losing. Whatever if you're playing single player but not cool if friends are over just to hang. Adjusting TV settings for each game? I'm not even going to comment on that. With friends/family play to have fun, unless you set up a tournament or agenda before hand (that's fun too). "Exhibition" is a term still known and used today people.

Snacking while gaming? I find that grotesque. Honestly, that's just nasty...you aren't sitting back enjoying an event on TV, your favorite program, nor a movie. You have a CONTROLLER in your hands and you're probably covering it up with oils and gunk while you snack'n'play.

When I set myself up to game I do so with whichever game is up. If it's Guitar Hero, I'm ready to go at it alone or with gaming partners. If it's God of War III I'm ready to go at it alone and with the potential of excited viewers watching me play..regardless if they come and go as they please. If it's Army of Two, I'm ready to get at my brother to join me in some gaming fun (in person). Online play usually has a bunch of weirdos (truth with frequent complaints from everyone who isn't a weirdo) messing up the fun. Online play with friends? That's cool, but seriously, what the hell happened to inviting someone over physically opposed to sending them an "invite"? LOL.

Rock on Gamers, Gamers rock on.

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aaronobst
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 7:35:01 AM
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A little obsessive but I always wash my hands before gaming so the controller doesn't get greasy (pisses me the f*** off)

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Crazeegamer
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 4:05:29 PM
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I like to make sure I'm comfy and nothing is obstructing my view. I have to find a comfy place to sit to since room's a bit small.

I can game without a snack or drink..
I personally hate eating and touching my controller.! fuckin nasty

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manofchao5
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 6:33:35 PM
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play on a 22" dell hdmi monitor or vizio hdtv depending on which house im at
then i use either a cambridge soundworks dtt2500 5.1 surround sound or sony mdrex35b earbuds which is like a surround in your ear canal
if theres soda or some good chips in front of me i eat during respawn or story death times
i dont care about changing too many settings for each game other than brightness, audio, or sensitivity
i just refuse to play on an sdtv unless theres no other option!!!

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Detroyer 1250
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 9:49:26 PM
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I play my amazing ps3 on my stardard 13 inch tv. I plan on buying a 40 inch hdtv but for now this just has to do. I also love to play by myself (unless it's co-op) and I am literraly right in front of the screen. (whether a 50 or 13 inch tv)

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REDZONE
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 2:25:03 AM
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A redbull, make sure i'm comfortable and sitting in the middle of my bed,which is about 5 feet away from my 40' bravia and game whole night.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:15:59 AM
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Throw a tank top on, of course some comfortable b-ball shorts. Now, the differences begin. When I'm playing multiplayer games like COD mostly, I need to sit up close to the tv in a computer chair. Every other single player experience I'm lying on my bed, head against bedpost for comfortable and relaxing means.

Pretzels and a Dasani water bottle is how I get down. My sessions are of random time intervals. I play until I know I need to stop. Which can either range from 30 minutes - 5 hours. I'm pretty sure everybody has activities outside of gaming so like everyone else it is important for me to prioritize my time.

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Ondall
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 9:24:48 AM
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I sit 4-5 feet from 37 inch vizio hdtv. I like to keep a drink near by cause I hate pausing to get a drink. Since I initially set my tv up I haven't touched the settings, and if I ever catch someone adjusting settings other than volume there will be hell to pay. When I lived at my parents place the room I played in had like no heat so I would have a blanket in there that I would tuck around my self so I was completly sealed in except for my head of course and somehow manage to get the cord threaded underneath somehow (couldn't stand cold fingers). That was before we had wireless controllers. Though now I still have a blanket around but mainly just to keep my toes warm.... dude I think I may be that guy who has a "blankie". (cry)

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HAMCHUNKS
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:43:10 PM
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i sit about 3 feet away, but its small,and 5ft form my HDTV. Sometimes a drink if a long gaming session i will get dinner/lunch

needed items
1 lights out
2 volume up
3 tv settings just right
4 maybe a drink
5 fan hitting my face but not in my eyes

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HAMCHUNKS
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:44:23 PM

ohh yes i play alone and its not that bad, but with friends der is not that bad either i forget they are there

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Robochic
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 9:47:27 PM
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I like the lights dime, tv loud and my Timmies Coffee and away I go LOL.
I do enjoy watching my husband play video games if I'm not in the mood to play.

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