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[–] loki43 [S] 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Something about how readers have lived thousands of lives. Totally applies.

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[–] owsley 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Same with “The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”

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[–] SwimmingInAFishbowl 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes. Yes. Love this.

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[–] Danbear 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But those who play games have died thousands of deaths.

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[–] Not_MI5 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

MIllions if they play Dark Souls.

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[–] HEROnymousBot 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Video games have a bigger impact as a kid I think as well. Now in my mid 20's, I don't get nearly as excited or immersed into games as I used to, despite being an avid gamer as I ever have been. When I think back to some of my early gaming moments, or even just watching my brother play on the playstation, it was all so epic!

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[–] Pls_dont_gild_me 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My parents thought that it was a phase and I would grow out of it as I grew older and now in my mid 20s I still play quite often. Although I don't have 8 hour sessions anymore like I did during the summer breaks of high school.

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[–] HEROnymousBot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Haha yeah...no 8 hour sessions but my god I'd still do it if I had the time! :D

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[–] AviatorPrincess 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have the same experience. While I just hit 20, I can't immerse myself in a game anymore due to everything going on in life. Man, growing up sucks.

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[–] lordgodzan 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Growing up is a trap. Go back. GO BACK!

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[–] teuast 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just turned 20 about two months ago. Couple weeks back I marathoned my way through Mass Effect 1 and 2 in the space of about a week apiece. Before that, I started Bioshock Infinite at 10:30 PM and finished it eight hours later without having stopped in the interim. Deus Ex: Human Revolution took me about four days start to finish. In all cases, I played each game for at least six hours straight on at least one day.

I don't think it has to do with turning 20, necessarily. I think it's more to do with how much you've done it in the past. For most of my life I've gamed on Macs, and old ones at that, because that's what my parents had. All I'd played was Valve titles and Minecraft. I built a PC a couple months ago and suddenly I'm having the experience the kid in the comic is having, yet I'm supposedly an adult or something. It's weird. But if it means I care enough about Faridah Malik to go back and gun down an entire platoon of soldiers and stab two heavies in the dick to save her, then I'm not complaining.

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[–] Kinuc 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm 21 years old. Graduated, employed, will start on law school in little over a year.

Plenty of times in between those moments, I've told myself "I'll have to quit someday, right?"

I'll probably say it plenty of times more until I tire myself out. Vidya is just something you can't quit when you've grown up with it.

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[–] Ulu-Mulu-no-die 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'll have to quit someday, right?

Wrong :p

No idea who said this but: "You don't stop playing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop playing".

And that's true, I can tell you, I have double your age, I started to play RPGs on books! when I was a kid and I still play RPGs and MMOs. Of course my free time is limited, the more you grow up the more life responsibilities get in the way, but that's not a good reason to never find time for yourself to do something you love.

Also good games are good for your brain, if you keep it in excercise by learning new things and skills, unlike the body, it never gets old really. :)

Edit: typos

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[–] teuast 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Have you played Portal Stories: Mel? Sheesh, talk about good for your brain. I feel like my brain is growing every time I figure something out in that mod, it's insane how damn hard it is.

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[–] Amelia_Earnhardt_Jr 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I really don't see why, I'm not a gamer but it seems like quitting movies. No reason to do that either.

Also my dad is 55 and retiring in a few years and just got a PS4 and GTA5. He won't send me the PS3 :(

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[–] Kinuc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It isn't that I have a very compelling reason to try and quit video games, it's just that a lot of the important people in my life don't really see it as something a mature person would spend their time and money in.

Writing that now, I can't help but think it's a bit pointless to try and give up something I cherish over something as silly as maturity at face value.

Great hearing about your dad though-- thinking about it now, that's probably how I'd want to end up! Hah!

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[–] parrisgg 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

One thing I think is great about video games, is that the memories are always with you. I remember when I was a kid, I played a lot of wow. Played vanilla when I was around 11/12. Stonetalon mountains are always something that reminded me of the mountains that I lived near. I now remind myself that any time I am in a forested area, I am in the stonetalon mountains. We may not remember where we have walked, but we will always remember where we have played.

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[–] drunkywood 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This reminded me of Calvin and Hobbes. Thanks OP

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[–] loki43 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You are welcome.

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[–] bringlightgetmoney 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

you've learned to satisfy yourself with virtual achievements instead of pursuing satisfaction in your day-to-day life

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[–] Ulu-Mulu-no-die 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

One thing doesn't exclude the other.

It's enough to be able to tell the difference between working and life time and leisure time. In the time of your leisure you're free to do whatever entertains you better.

Knowing how to have fun doesn't mean you don't know how to live.

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[–] GovSchwarznegger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Great to see VOAT also has constant reposting of the same cheesy game memes and comics.

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[–] voat-simulator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey, it's /r/gaming without Pao, let the reposting commence!

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[–] WelshGuard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can just see voat becoming a reddit reposters paradise

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