Do you play PC games? (Or other?)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
I often wonder that, especially depending on age and lifestyle, mentality, how many people play games on their PCs, and what kind of games...

I lived with someone once who was above 30, and still a real game addict...
He was willing to play only with what he considered to be the very best, and he could literally spend all his free time in front of the screen, playing his games with total attention and almost "living in them"...

My Master is totally the contrary, though He plays every day too, but only some Windows card games (those are Spider and Free Cell exactly), while He is chilling away after a long day of work, or having a break, listening to the radio, smoking, relaxing...
(He is above 50 btw, used to play video games in His Thirties because in those days it was something totally new, and He found it amusing and fun...)

I am very much between the two, I play cards whenever I am eating, and after eating while drinking some coffee and having some smokes, I like to play a lot of card games, Windows or browser based, or simple application, and I occasionally play any other, mostly very simple and enjoyable games, and I don't give a heck about how fancy they are, what matters to me is that they relax me, entertain me, and just make me have fun for a few...
But all in all I couldn't call myself a "gamer", because pretty much the only game I can put full attention into is Heroes V (I LOVE strategy games (ANYTHING about strategy, the art of battles and war, whatever related to it as it fascinates the hell out of me!), though am way better at tactics than long-term sense of strategy... ), but that doesn't chain me to the screen too, and I wouldn't really miss it, ok, maybe a little bit because I find great pleasure in how well-made it is for my taste of gaming and preference of style...
(And I am 25 btw...)

Some people say games are for kids, and I kinda agree, having experienced how funny an adult looks like when (s)he is addicted to such a thing instead of doing something more "enriching", and also, on the other hand I find it adorable when an adult still finds his/her "inner kid" and just does something fun, not caring what others would think...

How is it with you?

And what is your opinion about the topic?
01/16/2012
  • Weekly Special; Buy 1 Vibe, get 1 FREE
  • Save 15% on Luxury Brands
  • Annual Clearance - Save 30%
  • Buy Cascade vibe and save 50% on lubricants!
  • Save 20% on self-lubricating Cascade vibe and sleeve kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Destri Destri
Well, I am (ahem) over 60, and I play Farmville, Hidden Chronicles and Gardens of Time on Facebook every day, and sometimes a couple of times a day if I have the time. I get that these are not the exact type of games you are talking about, but they are PC games. I also play spider solitaire occasionally.

My hubby loves to play The Sims and we intend to get a Playstation this year so he can play games like Final Fantasy 10 and he is in his 40's. I think age is just a number, and playing games keeps us young!
01/16/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I often wonder that, especially depending on age and lifestyle, mentality, how many people play games on their PCs, and what kind of games...

I lived with someone once who was above 30, and still a real game addict...
He was willing to play ... More
No card games for me. I would totally suck. I'm more of an active, getting things done kind of person, but I do enjoy some games when I finally decide to sit down and do them. I am seriously kick ass at Mortal Kombat! A few years ago, my partner and I would spend evenings with a bunch of our friends and they played this game constantly and it would get boring for me and the old guys. Lol. So a friend of ours was like the guy you mentioned, lived in this game. He was "undefeated" and the guys would play for hours daily and nobody had ever beat him. They talked me into just trying it one day. I'd never ever even played on an XBOX and I'll be damned! Lol. I kicked his genuis ass! It was awesome! My partner & our son was just talking about it today. I so need to play that game again! Lol. I don't know what it was, but it felt so crazy to beat him when he was so good, never been beat at it. I started playing a little bit and loved kicking their ass at that! Ha Ha.

Mostly though, when I play games it's bedazzled or bejeweled whatever it's called. I like pac man and mario and all, but I really suck at mario. I'm not big on most of the racing games and can't play games for long without getting a headache.

My partner plays Xbox with our son almost daily during the colder days. If it's not freezing out though, they're out there playing football, paintball or something. Even on days where it's nearly freezing like today, they spend some of their time outside. Today's activity was paintball and I could hear the screams from inside the house! Lol. Unfortunately, I'm way too chicken for paintball, but love shooting as long as it's not a person. Lol.


Games are SO NOT just for kids! Lol. I'm not ashamed to be 21 and play games although I don't do it much. I think everybody should play in some way. I totally agree with you about the inner kid! I love being playful and never want to grow old and grouchy. Lol. You're never too old to be playful.
01/16/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Destri
Well, I am (ahem) over 60, and I play Farmville, Hidden Chronicles and Gardens of Time on Facebook every day, and sometimes a couple of times a day if I have the time. I get that these are not the exact type of games you are talking about, but they ... More
Oh I mean ANY kinds of games...

And I remember playing with Final Fantasy 7 and 9, I loved FF9 especially!

I don't think age matters at all too, it was rather a point of view thrown into the discussion, along with the contrary...
01/17/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
No card games for me. I would totally suck. I'm more of an active, getting things done kind of person, but I do enjoy some games when I finally decide to sit down and do them. I am seriously kick ass at Mortal Kombat! A few years ago, my partner ... More
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexact ly!!!

What a story btw, IIIIII would have been bragging around proud and pull his leg all day long, everyday!!!

And I never got to trying paintball, though I should already because I bet I would LOVE it!!!

And I agree with it that everybody should play something regularly, live or on pc, because it simply makes you remember that life is about fun and being happy first of all, and everything else comes after that! ~smiles wide (Before anyone misunderstands it: happiness is the reason of working hard too, of doing your best to provide everything for your family, of trying to do good in the world, everything everything everything is to make the ground to grow sweetsweet happiness on it... ^^)
01/17/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
I am most definitely a gamer, as is my boyfriend. I don't play silly little Facebook games or those boring old lady games like Bejeweled (No offense to anyone! That's just my opinion!). I play console games and I love them.
01/17/2012
froggiemoma froggiemoma
Not for me.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I mostly play games as a social activity. Things like Apples to Apples and Phase 10 and Tetris Linked. I play things like solitaire if I'm just trying to kill time, same as Farkle on Facebook. I used to play Ultima Online a lot though. But I stopped when I no longer had the time to justify the cost of keeping the game every six months.
01/17/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I play PC games and even have a blog dedicated to video game and gender issues: link .

For a long while I couldn't play an real PC games because my computer was out of date, it was a business machine that lacked a discreet graphics card so it was pretty much obsolete out of the box when it came to games. When I got a new computer this August that all changed. Although before I got the new I played a lot of flash games and an still hooked on a online collectable card game called tyrant.
01/17/2012
Beck Beck
We mostly play games on the X box.
01/17/2012
AmberM AmberM
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I often wonder that, especially depending on age and lifestyle, mentality, how many people play games on their PCs, and what kind of games...

I lived with someone once who was above 30, and still a real game addict...
He was willing to play ... More
I'm Defiantly a gamer. But, I'm only 19, I enjoy gaming, but I don't play EVERY day. Just every other day. I know many people 40+ Who game, and they enjoy it. They play world of warcraft, star wars, and many other games, I also know people who play card games and not other games.
01/17/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
I play PC games and even have a blog dedicated to video game and gender issues: link .

For a long while I couldn't play an real PC games because my computer was out of date, it was a business machine that lacked a discreet graphics card so ... More
(Getting used to things and liking the good old stuff because of that, retro games rule!!! ^^)
01/18/2012
shcoo shcoo
When I was younger I loved playing Black & White and occasionally Zoo Tycoon. I always wanted to get more into PC gaming but I can't afford it now.
01/18/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I play Scrabble on my off-time with my mom and other family members. I intentionally avoid PC games because I'm not sure of my computer's ability to handle them and the fact I'd spend literally all day online.

...but I'm still playing Dead Island a couple hours a night.
01/18/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
As a lover of flying my real Cessna 172RG Cutlass, I also have Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. With my desk-top computer, I have a 1GB graphic card that allows great visual to landscapes anywhere in the world. Most of my simulation takes place in the United States and I learn what other areas are like that I haven't been to. The detail is very very accurate. When I really fly in the mountains of the Cascades, I try to compare the simulation to that of what I have actually experience and there is accurate detail.

Another benefit to Flight Simulator X is that I can enjoy flying over 50 different aircraft from gliders to Boeing 787 and B-17's to tanks! As an adult, I can't get enough of this fun stuff! I play for hours, because you accumulate flight time in your log book. One time I flew from Seattle to Hawaii and it took over 4 1/2 hours; in actual time! The game does give you a different flight feel in the yoke for the type of plane I choose, so there is a learning experience in the game.
01/18/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I play games on pc and on my Wii. I like mind challenging games, or games to where I have to go back and forth to get something.
01/18/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
As a lover of flying my real Cessna 172RG Cutlass, I also have Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. With my desk-top computer, I have a 1GB graphic card that allows great visual to landscapes anywhere in the world. Most of my simulation takes place in ... More
That is awesome I never knew anyone else played this. My son has this on his pc too and is so into it.
01/18/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by shcoo
When I was younger I loved playing Black & White and occasionally Zoo Tycoon. I always wanted to get more into PC gaming but I can't afford it now.
Black&White is cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! !!!!
01/19/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
As a lover of flying my real Cessna 172RG Cutlass, I also have Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. With my desk-top computer, I have a 1GB graphic card that allows great visual to landscapes anywhere in the world. Most of my simulation takes place in ... More
Sounds mighty interesting!
01/19/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I play games on pc and on my Wii. I like mind challenging games, or games to where I have to go back and forth to get something.
Mind challenging what I love too, my favorite types...
01/19/2012
AmberM AmberM
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Mind challenging what I love too, my favorite types...
I like those as well.
01/19/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I often wonder that, especially depending on age and lifestyle, mentality, how many people play games on their PCs, and what kind of games...

I lived with someone once who was above 30, and still a real game addict...
He was willing to play ... More
I'm 25 and once in awhile I like to play The Sims to kill time when I'm bored. Lately I've been hooked on playing Mario Kart of the wii though to unwind.
01/20/2012
GONE! GONE!
Yep, I'm beta testing a PC game this week actually.
01/20/2012
RavenWolf88 RavenWolf88
Quote:
Originally posted by Destri
Well, I am (ahem) over 60, and I play Farmville, Hidden Chronicles and Gardens of Time on Facebook every day, and sometimes a couple of times a day if I have the time. I get that these are not the exact type of games you are talking about, but they ... More
I really like what Destri said I have been playing games since I was about3 or 4 years old and I am now 23. Although to most I am viewed as a very old soul, I still play games especially on the PC. I love everything from card games to Skyrim.
Lately, Skyrim has taken up the majority of my gaming habit, but I also play games on Kongregate to earn point (small flash games though some are actually quite good).
But, besides gaming, I love to read and write fantasy stories and poetry, cook and many other things. I agree that age is nothing but a number. Itbelieve it does us all some good to let our inner child so to speak out to play for a bit. I know at least it gives me atiny way to relate to others in my age group. Beyond gaming though, I find talking with others my own age to be a lost cause.
01/22/2012
voenne voenne
I'm 22 and I've been playing video games since I was 7-ish years old. I used to play both console and pc games, but now I just play console games. I haven't bought any new consoles past the PS2 and NDS lite, though. Still so many games on those consoles that I have not and probably will ever get to play, so I'm happy enough with these options. I don't really need the new stuff. I tend to replay my favorite games a lot.
01/22/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
Yep, I'm beta testing a PC game this week actually.
Oh cool...
01/25/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
I play a few MMORPGs.
01/26/2012
Dreaus Dreaus
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
I play a few MMORPGs.
Same. I play Wow and just started Skyrim. Looking into playing the new Star Wars MMO soon.
01/26/2012
Dreaus Dreaus
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
I play a few MMORPGs.
Same. I play Wow and just started Skyrim. Looking into playing the new Star Wars MMO soon.
01/26/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Nah, am fine with my Windows card games.
03/01/2012
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 20