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You Know You've Played Too Many Games When…

Posted on 23rd Dec 2010 at 11:41 by Joe Martin with 57 comments

Joe Martin
You know you’ve played too many games when you deliberately get up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can explore the new Minecraft update in peace for a few hours.

…when you hum the Monkey Island theme tune to yourself when you’re tense, and it actually makes you feel better.

…when you catch yourself thinking, ‘Oh, quicksave!’ when you cross the road.

…when you have recurring dreams about writing the perfect walkthrough for Baldur’s Gate 2.

…when you’re celebrating your anniversary with your girlfriend at a 1950s party on a vintage steamboat and, rather than dancing, you spend your whole time being reminded of a level in Hitman: Blood Money.

…when you’re approaching one of the aforementioned vintage steamboats and, as you outpace the others on the jetty, you're tempted to yell, ‘The rescue boat is here!’

…when the doodles you draw while you're on the phone aren’t little stick men, but old Quake levels redrawn from memory.

…when you bump into things all the time and blame it on the clipping.

…when you don’t read instructions for the new microwave because you’re pretty sure all you need to do is ‘Press interact’.

…when you seriously believe the only use for graph paper is to make it easier to design Minecraft levels.

…when you don’t just talk in your sleep, but actually mime killing Kleers from Serious Sam.

…when you look at the clock everyday at thirty-seven minutes paste one and think, ‘Yes, I am.’

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azrael- 23rd December 2010, 12:54 Quote
It takes all sorts to get a job with bit-tech, it seems... :p
Picarro 23rd December 2010, 12:58 Quote
I do that last one, EVERY SINGLE DAY. We have an ongoing competition in class for people to shout LEET whenever it turns 13:37 :D
tyepye 23rd December 2010, 13:21 Quote
.....when you close your eyes and all you can see is the game you have just been playing
Orionche 23rd December 2010, 13:46 Quote
I've developed a nasty habit of trying to find nice sniping positions in every town/street I'm in. :(
tyepye 23rd December 2010, 13:49 Quote
Also I just realised the school I work in would make an awesome COD map, and have scouted the majority of places where to camp.....perhaps I should get back to work!
Xir 23rd December 2010, 13:52 Quote
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…when you don’t read instructions for the new microwave because you’re pretty sure all you need to do is ‘Press interact’.
Nope, that's how 90%* of users use ALL their devices...
Throw away the manual, just press buttons and MOAN when it's not working as you think it might.
Manufacturers know this and, no they don't make the devices easier, they deliver without a manual as stock :D

*probably more, my guess is 99% :D
Yemerich 23rd December 2010, 13:58 Quote
I read things and imagine those xp progress bars...
Too bad that when one is complete, I can't distribute the atribute points...
kosch 23rd December 2010, 14:05 Quote
I always like it when its 14:33 as it means its SQL default port o'clock!
Siberdine 23rd December 2010, 15:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Orionche
I've developed a nasty habit of trying to find nice sniping positions in every town/street I'm in. :(

I do the same in my school.

Also, I'm paranoid that the Cyberdemon from Doom and Doom II will chase me down and shoot rockets at me.
Ayrto 23rd December 2010, 15:30 Quote
When you try to do a UT wall dodge and break your leg : (
mclean007 23rd December 2010, 15:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Picarro
I do that last one, EVERY SINGLE DAY. We have an ongoing competition in class for people to shout LEET whenever it turns 13:37 :D
Man life at your school must be a barrel of laughs. I bet the day just flies by with whimsical japes like that one. Every. Single. Day.
Largoftw 23rd December 2010, 16:08 Quote
I check around doors and blindspots when entering a room, not so much now but alot in my CS days.

Refer to work as a grind.

Dream about what i will do tomorow in WoW, god i'm glad i don't play that anymore. Talk about adiction.
Apoptosis 23rd December 2010, 16:12 Quote
On more than one occasion have I wished that there was a quickload feature in my life. Sadly, I was born without an F9 key.
javaman 23rd December 2010, 16:51 Quote
.....When you look out the window and think "those graphics look great"
themcman1 23rd December 2010, 16:53 Quote
Absolutely nothing wrong with the first one.
RedFlames 23rd December 2010, 18:33 Quote
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…when you seriously believe the only use for graph paper is to make it easier to design Minecraft levels.

... i used to use it for designing levels for Lemmings... shame it didn't actually have a level editor...
Pughy 23rd December 2010, 18:41 Quote
When you pee on the toilet seat and blame it on the lag xD

One for SC2 players, when you APM spam your internet browser :P
DAVEtheRAVE 23rd December 2010, 19:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by tyepye
Also I just realised the school I work in would make an awesome COD map, and have scouted the majority of places where to camp.....perhaps I should get back to work!

A couple of years back someone actually made a CS map of our school for the LAN server we had up. It was quite impressive and he even include artwork on the walls!
Ending Credits 23rd December 2010, 19:21 Quote
11 past 7 is a personal favourite of mine too.
tyepye 23rd December 2010, 19:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAVEtheRAVE
A couple of years back someone actually made a CS map of our school for the LAN server we had up. It was quite impressive and he even include artwork on the walls!

Excellent. I am actually considering trying to do the same with this school. I do have a map of the school at home, but I probably wont have the time (read: skill) to do it. Maybe break in and have a huge paintball fight!
Ending Credits 23rd December 2010, 19:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by tyepye
Excellent. I am actually considering trying to do the same with this school. I do have a map of the school at home, but I probably wont have the time (read: skill) to do it. Maybe break in and have a huge paintball fight!

Didn't someone get arrested for doing this?

Me and my friends have on a couple of occasions made detailed plans for the tactics we'd use for if our school was a CSS map.
Gunsmith 23rd December 2010, 20:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by arcticstoat
You know you’ve played too many games when

you shout "Maximum Speed!" gunning it off the lights.
GingerFox 23rd December 2010, 20:40 Quote
Can someone explain the last one for me? Never heard it...
dr-strangelove 23rd December 2010, 20:44 Quote
...when you finish playing a song on guitar and look up to see what score you got

.. when you're sitting in traffic and start getting annoyed that the game is taking so long to load

I can see where you're coming from :P
Fanatic 23rd December 2010, 20:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by arcticstoat
You know you’ve played too many games when you deliberately get up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can explore the new Minecraft update in peace for a few hours, and so on...

I lol'd when I read this! When I first got hold of HL2 this is exactly what I did to get some peace and quiet to play before the misses got up!

After a while she used to get up to watch me play - she loved it, 6 months later she had her own PC and was playing CSS in a clan :P
Bazz 23rd December 2010, 21:59 Quote
"…when you bump into things all the time and blame it on the clipping. "

Works well with other who know what your talking about, everyone else just haven't lived!
wuyanxu 23rd December 2010, 22:05 Quote
You know when you've played too much Game Dev Story when you rate all games by "Fun", "Creativity", "Graphics" and "Sound".

you know when you've played too many racing games when you always drive the perfect racing line, clipping the curb every at every turn in real life. (this isn't good for the car!)
Fizzban 23rd December 2010, 22:52 Quote
I 'check those corners!' when entering a room for the first time haha.
Waynio 24th December 2010, 00:27 Quote
LOL nice blog post, the monkey island theme tune to relax made me lol & so did many of the others :D.
tyepye 24th December 2010, 00:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ending Credits
Didn't someone get arrested for doing this?

Me and my friends have on a couple of occasions made detailed plans for the tactics we'd use for if our school was a CSS map.


I think me and a mate are going to try and make a map out of it. If it becomes serious I will let you bit-techers know all about it. Project style.
Toploaded 24th December 2010, 02:30 Quote
...when you thing of being drunk as experiencing lag.
r0z|3o0n 24th December 2010, 03:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by tyepye
I think me and a mate are going to try and make a map out of it. If it becomes serious I will let you bit-techers know all about it. Project style.

Some talented individual made a Duke Nukem map of my high school many years ago, and at times the entire computer lab (60 odd computers) was being used for epic LAN battles. The headmaster's office had porn mags and a stripper in it, beyond that I can't remember it too well.
Zurechial 24th December 2010, 08:21 Quote
...When you get a job as a games journalist. :p
veato 24th December 2010, 09:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Picarro
I do that last one, EVERY SINGLE DAY. We have an ongoing competition in class for people to shout LEET whenever it turns 13:37 :D
Quote:
Originally Posted by mclean007
Man life at your school must be a barrel of laughs. I bet the day just flies by with whimsical japes like that one. Every. Single. Day.

Yeeeah, I'm not sure that makes you a person who plays too many games, rather you're just a complete geek.
LJF 24th December 2010, 11:29 Quote
After a lengthy session playing Dead Rising 2 with friends one night, a friend of mine went out into the garden for a joint. The reason he was out longer than normal was because he was searching the garden for something to 'combine'...
BRAWL 24th December 2010, 11:51 Quote
Thankyou for making my christmas that little bit funnier >.<

my favorite that still gets me is "When you start suspecting a box of being Solid Snake"
dactone 24th December 2010, 19:09 Quote
when you wake up in the middle of the night screaming because you think you have just been nuked !!!
earlydoors 24th December 2010, 20:24 Quote
...when you circle strafe your wife and follow up with "pwnd"
rayson 24th December 2010, 20:46 Quote
when the microwave says eta 4:00
ev1lm1nd666 25th December 2010, 00:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orionche
I've developed a nasty habit of trying to find nice sniping positions in every town/street I'm in. :(
+1, i've found myself doing the same lol
l3v1ck 25th December 2010, 00:43 Quote
What's worrying is that I probably could write the perfect walk-through for Baldur's Gate 2.
sausages 25th December 2010, 04:08 Quote
*installs Blood Money again*
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 25th December 2010, 11:07 Quote
When i'm in bad neighborhoods I refer to them as "The Zone"
Almightyrastus 25th December 2010, 11:44 Quote
When you accuse the pizza delivery guy of having a high ping
Cthippo 25th December 2010, 11:59 Quote
When you start dreaming about the game you've been playing and you freak out because you can't figure out how to reload

This is why I stopped gaming.
Hrodwulf666 25th December 2010, 13:43 Quote
When you walk out on a beautiful day and look to the horizon and think the high dynamic range lighting and anisotropic filtering looks beautiful today
knuck 25th December 2010, 20:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayrto
When you try to do a UT wall dodge and break your leg : (

I always wanted to be able to dodge crap in RL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hrodwulf666
When you walk out on a beautiful day and look to the horizon and think the high dynamic range lighting and anisotropic filtering looks beautiful today


haha

I do that all.the.time
Evolutionsic 25th December 2010, 21:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
When you accuse the pizza delivery guy of having a high ping

LMAO +rep sir.
nicae 28th December 2010, 03:59 Quote
I was puzzled about my car's "screen" getting messed up when it started raining...

And when the motorcycle came out of nowhere, I blamed the dead pixels :x
ulfar 28th December 2010, 11:59 Quote
... when you complain about not being able to change to bumper view while driving in rl

... when you walk into a store and try to sell your old gear and clothes.
azrael- 28th December 2010, 12:10 Quote
When you're taking a walk outside and finding yourself think it looks pretty realistic for a sandbox game.
Deders 29th December 2010, 12:36 Quote
When you can't pass a vent without wondering where it leads.
Waynio 29th December 2010, 12:44 Quote
When you go mental & do something like this .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y

And this lmao probably the best youtube vid ever :D.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIrvpn3k9A4&feature=channel
Sloth 29th December 2010, 18:44 Quote
You give each item in your wardrobe stats and pick your day's outfit based on them.

Every day can be an RPG with enough imagination :D
Hrodwulf666 29th December 2010, 18:51 Quote
When you buy the Oblivion soundtrack load it onto your mp3 player and sit in the woods with a bottle of whiskey.
maximus09 5th January 2011, 13:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sausages
*installs Blood Money again*

LOL

*buys blood money for £1.23 on the steam sale and installs again ;)*
ObeyTheCreed 29th January 2011, 05:41 Quote
When you walk into the room, and instantly you know your blind spots sniper points and escape points. It annoys the hell outta me cause i constantly look left and right while my peripheral vision is categorizing likely enemies. My friends call it extreme paranoia.
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