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    Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 2:31pm
Do you give yourself a limit when playing games? I tend to be anxious and cannot sleep well when I spend too much time playing games especially violent ones. My maximum is 3-4 hours. I can't go beyond that. How long do you play?
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jan 2021 at 4:37pm
After being quarantined (and a short stint in medical isolation) I find that I can comfortably sit and play games for over 12 hours a day. Having said that, I generally have not been playing violent/PvP/twitch shooter types but tend more toward the 4X, puzzle or simulation games. (Civ 6, Railway Empire, Poker, Elite: Dangerous, etc.)

It is calming as the other choices for recreation have been removed from consideration.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Jan 2021 at 4:14pm
Depends on whether I am winning or loosing. Smile
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Jan 2021 at 3:57am
LOL. Winning is definitely an incentive to play longer.   

Games like Call of Duty MP are good for a couple of hours because they’re twitch fest games , pretty intense and I found exhilarating but tiring.   I am 71, so there’s that. Going up against 20 year old tweaked on Red Bull that play all day is fun but not exactly relaxing.

Like Snaike, I can play Civ 6, Wasteland 3 and similar games for hours.   Relaxing.



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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 11:59pm
Right now for me I need an escape. Gaming!!!! Just installed on my PCs and PS4 Cyberpunk 2077. So far so good. BUT I'm also enjoying the hell outta Wreckfest and Torchlite lll.
For just a little bit I can forget those 12 Hrs at the hospital.


So relaxing to get rid of a Boss(video game not my real boss ).
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Wreckfest is GREAT for a laugh! Get the busses and harvesters and put them all in the Demolition Derby rings while you ride a riding lawnmower! One of the greatest games I own when I want to be silly. Yes, there's still a lot, LOT, of serious racing to be done, but then again sometimes you just want to giggle. Great choice.
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  Quote SumDood369 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Feb 2021 at 5:58pm
I liked Wreckfest so much I had to uninstall it. My "steering thumb" feels the pain with just the memory of it.

As for time playing games and sleep? Ideally, in order to get quality sleep, one should turn off the screens and begin winding down a few hours before bed.
But lets face it. We're on the forum of a high-end custom PC builder. We're not exactly casual gamers here. At least I'm not.
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  Quote Gldigital Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 May 2021 at 5:23am
I think all violent games can cause this esp when you play them for a long period of time.
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  Quote carefulpunch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 May 2021 at 8:25am
Indeed. You get irritated easily and there's just an emotional rollercoaster that will cause your brain to fire up.
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  Quote ecophagyclass Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 May 2021 at 3:54am
Maybe that's because of lack of sleep?
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  Quote ecophagyclass Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Aug 2021 at 3:43pm
Or not enough water intake. I've watched a video about that.
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  Quote Gldigital Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2021 at 11:59pm
I think I need a lot of sunlight and fresh air. LOL I've been stuck in my room for ages.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2021 at 3:56am
You need Vit. D supplements!

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  Quote carefulpunch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Aug 2021 at 2:40pm
Vitamin D naturally we get from the sun, right? Makes sense as most of us don't get enough staying inside all day.
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yep, one of the natural doctors, the sun.
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  Quote MrCheetah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2021 at 2:38pm
Originally posted by Gldigital

I think I need a lot of sunlight and fresh air. LOL I've been stuck in my room for ages.

I've been going stir crazy for a long while now. For about a year been doing back-to-back surgeries and recovery periods -- not life critical procedures but important ones. Ultimately, I haven't done any substantial activity, including being outdoors for almost two years now.


Originally posted by hoserator

You need Vit. D supplements!

Originally posted by carefulpunch

Vitamin D naturally we get from the sun, right? Makes sense as most of us don't get enough staying inside all day.

Yep. And I was indeed prescribed that.

ANY WHO... Back on topic...

Everyone is different but lots of stimulation can make it more difficult to calm down, not reach deep sleep.

As for gaming... I haven't had a lot of time. I do turn-based games (e.g., Carcassonne) on mobile and have been playing on console (Xbox). Mostly Sea of Thieves but campy players make it extremely tiresome and annoying. Halo is the primary FPS I did play, which is a little less violent, cartoon-ish style.

For a change of pace, I've repurchased Myth II: Soulblighter -- best RTT/RTS ever! I lost track of my original copy because of lack of support updates. However, Project Magma has fixed that. I wouldn't mind reviving some Civilization playtime as well, it's a good franchise/series. Additionally, I want to at least try Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 -- it looks SO pretty. The only time I experienced flight sim was back in the '90s, when the physics weren't bad though the visuals were far from eye candy -- think classic Doom graphics without the compensation of action.

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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 12:16am
Wow, hope you are all well now. Strong
These last 2 years have been very taxing for some and having health issues has been a new experience with all the protocols in place to avoid infection! A lot of people have gone without regular doctor visits and the general health of the population has gone down! 
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