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I'm always curious how much time other people spend on a weekly basis playing games. I look at people who do Let's Plays on youtube and wonder how they have so much time to devote to making all the videos. I probably average 5 hours a week. I have a full-time job but virtually no commute-this gives me a decent amount of free time when I get home. Probably spend more time watching movies & TV tho. I bought my first game from GOG last October. Since then I've only finished 3 of them (Quest for Glory 1 & 2, Betrayal at Krondor).

What is your average?
It really depends on what I'm playing.

Normally it's 1-2 hours a day to try and get a game done (sometimes 3-4 hours) if I have enough free time. I usually don't play a game unless I have an hour or two of time to put towards the game I'm playing. Sometimes with an MMO I might play it for 2-3 hours (sometimes more), otherwise most games I put towards 1-2 hours at most. So really it depends on the time I have and what game I'm playing.
Way too few! I spend much more time here... ;-)
An unhealthy amount. Enough said. =P
I'm embarrassed to say that I probably spend more time on this forum and looking for good PC game deals in general (always finding little ones for games I'm aware of and interested I'm).probably more of a collector these days.playing games maybe 5 to 10hours a week atm
Depends. If there is a new game I really love like say Fallout: New Vegas or Dishonored then I will play it quite a lot, 4-5 hours a day if possible.

Normally though, when those two or three games I really love a year are not newly installed, I would say 1-2 hours a day at most.
So long as you make time for other things it shouldn't matter how much you play games. I myself make sure to set aside time every week for quality time with my parents. Here is a nice photo I just took the other day of my dad and I going out for some pizza together.
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I have, on average, about five ours a day outside of school and work.

Of course, these five hours are divided between both work\homework\chores and all my hobbies, so all in all I don't really have too much time. But I find that once I start up a game I prioritize that until I finish it, but then I take a break from gaming to devote more time to my other hobbies. I'm usually able to get in an hour or two every day.
I'd guess 60+.
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tinyE: So long as you make time for other things it shouldn't matter how much you play games. I myself make sure to set aside time every week for quality time with my parents. Here is a nice photo I just took the other day of my dad and I going out for some pizza together.
OMG! Hilarious pix...
Usually it's around 5 hours a week its currently come up to about 10-15 hours a week because I'm in between things and don't have much else to do at the moment. I definitely spend more of my free time on ~internet forums~ then playing games though.
Post edited March 24, 2013 by ZebTm
It depends, I used to play a healthy dose of perhaps 3 to 5 hours a day during and after high school, sure helps when you don't have a full time job. For a while now I've been trying to figure out what I want to do (ed and work) and frankly, I've also lost a lot of interest but mostly because after a while when you play too much gaming becomes more of unpaid work, way too normal instead of exciting and exclusive as it should be.

Personally though I've also enjoyed burst periods. I only play perhaps an hour or two a day to relax but then when I found something I really enjoy I play several hours a day until it's finished or I'm tired of it then return to seldom playing. I hate not having time to play something I really enjoy so I would rather not play anything at all in a situation like that then save up time somehow (weekends, vacation etc..) so I can play it in my own pace.

I feel like we should have a survey again, preferably a very specific where perhaps you could find differences between people that don't work at all, work full time, part time and/or is a student.
Post edited March 24, 2013 by Nirth
Usually just an hour or so if any on weekdays at the moment, but when friday afternoon arrives I can just about game binge right through the weekend.
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StingingVelvet: Depends. If there is a new game I really love like say Fallout: New Vegas or Dishonored then I will play it quite a lot, 4-5 hours a day if possible.

Normally though, when those two or three games I really love a year are not newly installed, I would say 1-2 hours a day at most.
This. If something really grabs me, I can put unearthly ammounts of time into it and nothing will stop me, well aside from my wife getting near me in sexy underwear. Otherwise I play an hour a day mostly, sometimes two when I have nothing better to do.
Post edited March 24, 2013 by Fenixp
Maybe 0-6 hours per day. It varies a lot, and like the OP, watching TV eats lots of the gaming time too. After all there are numerous TV series that one is supposed to watch or be left out, and even the free TV here is pumping out interesting movies faster than I can watch (just today I watched "The Warrior's Way", it was ok, nice sword fights; yesterday I watched "The Onion Movie", and I still need to watch some Walking Dead episodes and Star Trek TNG...). I don't even try to watch e.g. Spartacus or Game of Thrones, I feel so left out.

Reading these forums, I am sometimes amazed how many games some people seem have completed, especially those who have apparently completed pretty much all the CRPGs I know, old and new, be it Baldur's Gates, the whole Elder Scrolls series up to Skyrim, Dragon Ages, Mass Effects etc. etc., yet they apparently buy GOG games too, and even play them? Maybe I am just such a slow gamer, and I usually play with the highest difficulty and try to find all secrets and complete all subquests.

But now I think I'll play a bit of Area-51 for an hour or so before I hit the sack. It is one of those games Midway released for free. Pretty nice FPS, even though it seems pretty aged for a 2005 game. Reminds me of the first Halo game, mostly.
Post edited March 24, 2013 by timppu