The lights are on
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I don't particularly enjoy going to school. Call me crazy,
but there are just so many more fun things to do than sit in a classroom all
day and listen to somebody else talk. Fun isn't the right word. School is necessary. I certainly don't want to be
that guy who drops out and becomes a traveling salesman trying to peddle used
Furbys to gullible old people. Mom and Dad always said that would happen if I
didn't keep studying.
So that's why I'm going back to school this week. It's hard
to eat without a job, and it's hard to have a good job without a complete
education. People like eyros who got a good job without going to college,
please sit down. We're all jealous of you.
I'm so jealous, I listened to an album named exactly that.
Right. Back on topic. Going back to school will be a lot of
fun in some ways. I'll get to see some friends that have been glaringly absent
for the past few months. They're all good people, and I hate living several
states away. School should solve that, as I'll have uninterrupted contact with
them for a good nine months or so. It looks fun.
The downside of school is that I won't have time for all the
little fun things that summer provides. Things like spending a good two hours
playing Batman: Arkham City on a
whim. In the summer, I can put in some serious game time. June, July, and the
first week of August are a magical wonderland of zero commitments and all the
time in the world for playing games. This summer, I have beaten The Witcher 2
(again), Braid, Dead Space, and Batman: Arkham City. Plus there's the usual
huge amount of time spent playing Minecraft and Team Fortress 2.
All that ends when school starts. Suddenly I have
commitments. Homework. Friends. Shopping. Cleaning. Basically, my life starts
back up again.
That I'm OK with. I like having a life. It's fun. What's not
fun is its effect on my gaming time. Between all the things I listed and
countless other concerns, actual time spent in serious console games tends to
drop dramatically when I'm at school. That sucks. Don't get me wrong, the other
stuff comes first, but it would be great to be able to do all that and have
time to play the games I want.
After thinking about this topic, I can't be alone here. As
much as we would like to have unlimited time for games and gaming, we don't.
Life doesn't stop forever. We exist in a finite, constantly changing maelstrom
of events which pull us in every direction... with most of those being directions
that lead away from gaming.
My question is simple (though your answer may be long). What
do you do to make time for gaming? Do you have time to play games? Why or why
I absolutely do not have time for games anymore. The way I see it, I can either keep my job, and my grade point average; get enough sleep; or play games. I can only do two of the three and I've never been more tired.
I'm a full time student, and I get paid for attending school(AND maintaining my GPA) thanks to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I usually find time to game during the weekend, or on the days where I have the least amount of studying to do.
Life is all about tough choices.
Same here, Apozem. I'm starting up school next week on Monday. During the next few months, I won't have much time for games either. I have even more classes this year, so I don't know how much time I'll have to spare. I might be able to play on weekends, on rare occasions where I'm ahead in all my homework, and on holidays, but that's it. What's really annoying is that so many great games are coming out this fall and I'll be the busiest I've ever been! However, my studies always come first, and it seems like you'd agree with me too. Hope everything goes well for you at school!
I make time for gaming on the weekends; during breaks like Christmas, where I get a month's time to play video games without interruption. Some days, its easier said than done trying to find time. I play on days where I don't have any obligations to class; sometimes, I squeeze in an hour or so before I have to leave for class. Then, when the weekend comes around I load up on a game; play until I get frustrated or bored with a game; the current level I'm on.
When I was in school, I would work on my homework nonstop for a few hours until I got it done. Then I would game until I got tired.(Which was never) And if I get my job soon, I'll see about working around that schedule. I just game when I don't have anything to do. Which is all the time apparently.
I always have time for games. I never communicate with my friends outside of school, or at the mall every friday. Homework is never a problem. I don't ever get too much of it, and it's never hard. But, me and my friend are trying to start a band, I'm lead guitarist, she's drummer. No rhythm guitarist, bassist, or vocalist yet, but once we get the full band, I'll be heading to band practice, meaning LESS time to game. I'm committed to playing guitar, but I can always put it down and play games whenever I want.
I'm like wayoverdue, without the band part.
I can find time for gaming and yes I procrastinate but I try to get school and friends things done first. After real life is done I play as much as I want. But I still have one other thing GIO, yes I admit I have lost many hours of gaming to GIO but GIO has made me friends and made me a better person. I love gaming and I love GIO even more. They will always be in my heart and I won't forget about either or them.
dude what grade are? Because high school def takes a ton of time out of gaming