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Topic: Why do you game?
drewksy
Posts: 1
Location:

For me personally growing up first with a sega mega drive and then through the series of PlayStation consoles it was always a case of just having an epic amount of fun first and foremost but looking at it from other angles I realised there was many other aspects to it including the social side when playing with my mates and distraction from the real world like doing my studies. Why do you game and or compete??
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Spook
Posts: 40581
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
to pwn noobz
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 38929
Location: USA

What Spook said but I'd phrase it as "to test my skill against that of others". I have basically played mostly multiplayer games since Doom for that reason.
Tanaka Khan
Posts: 5755
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I started playing Pong on my Atari back in the day because I knew there would come a time when I could make money playing it. I'm still waiting for the Pong Tournaments to start.
sLaps_Forehead
Posts: 7638
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
to make myself attractive to hawt slarts
Hogfather
Posts: 16736
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Same reason I drink, to stave off existential dread.
Nmag
Posts: 771
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Cause TV is s***.
fpot
Posts: 25836
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Pure escapism. Atmospheric, story-driven single player games are my favourite.
paveway
Posts: 21251
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

i prefer fpot when he was a hacker in CS
infi
Posts: 23696
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

to pwn noobs
Sir Redhat
Posts: 2058
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

to pwn noobz
Same reason I drink, to stave off existential dread.
Cause TV is s***.
Pure escapism.

This.

Also it's cheaper than going out in the evenings.
PornoPete
Posts: 2515
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

to make myself attractive to hawt slarts


To get teh babes man.
Scooter
Posts: 6594
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Same reason I hiked 4,300 km from Mexico to Canada; To fill gaps in the meaningless void we call life.
taggs
Posts: 6479
Location:

Same as fpot but chuck in geeky af 4X along with the single player.
Khel
Posts: 23779
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Yeah, what fpot said, at the core of it its escapism. Same reason I watch a movie or read a book, something that fires up my imagination and lets me live in another world for a bit.
dais
Posts: 12161
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Because I have a mature appreciation of this form of media as a creative medium.
paveway
Posts: 21254
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Because i am a badass MF that only plays souls games now

Some might say masochist
Vash
Posts: 5315
Location:

Played through Nioh yet, pave? It's basically samurai dark souls.
Wish it had invasions though.
baz
Posts: 1301
Location: Victoria

To cap airfield and piss off the airhead jet pilots.
baz
Posts: 1302
Location: Victoria

and then stab hem in the face when they bail on airfield like they think I cant see them.
trillion
Posts: 4191
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
I do because I like seeing how especially good balanced games bring a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment when playing them for the first time or the 100th, if it connects with your sensibility or what ever it is that is enjoyment

i think games that teach you something in a different way than you knew, that can manage to innovate visually and have great story writing; just like more traditional media these are the qualities that we find universally interesting
Spook
Posts: 40590
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Because i am a badass MF that only plays souls games now


i like that you introduced me to souls, but now im better than you at them. (jacko counts as me)
paveway
Posts: 21255
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I am glad that you have accepted you are trash at it.
Spook
Posts: 40591
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
team brotown > pave
paveway
Posts: 21256
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Lol claiming to be bwtter but can't even play bloodborne
infi
Posts: 23700
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

if you think you are a progamer cos you play a SP game I lol at you
Spook
Posts: 40592
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
bloodborne is dumb, so we dont play it.

we finished ds3 ages ago bro.
have you?
demon
Posts: 7746
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
these days it's just to have a few laughs with my friends on discord (whilst we get smashed by zergs in eso).
hardware
Posts: 11641
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
because they're fun
paveway
Posts: 21257
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

bloodborne is dumb, so we dont play it.


Yes matey, the same 'i am bad' cover excuses i keep hearing

we finished ds3 ages ago bro.
have you?


Not yet matey i had baby not that long ago so i have been busy, in the past few weeks i am about 3/4 of the way through. 100% played through myself.

From what i hear you haven't finished it either though๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
BladeRunner
Posts: 2683
Location: Queensland


to pwn noobz
To stave off existential dread.
Cause TV is s***.
Pure escapism.


This. Plus, it's all I know and it's all I got.
Psycho
Posts: 6258
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I was always interested in games, computers and technology. When I was working in an extremely stressful job it was a great release to escape to at the end of a day. Plus I really wanted to shoot someone, and if I did it at work I'd get into trouble! :) But eventually I loved it because of all the crazy bastards you met at lans and gaming was a s***load of fun when you actually met the guy you had been pawning for several months or who had been cleaning you up in Quake CTF every bloody night. Plus you got to see Trog in his bandanna and that was hell funny.
Zenmaster
Posts: 28
Location: Queensland

for the possibility of meeting better peeps, and to keep my finger on the pulse of some tech that I won't always have access to myself anymore.


some industry info from decent local peeps is always good too.


I'm thankful to be able to meet all kinds of people who work in all kinds of industries.


Trog for PM
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