Games you play after a long time of coding

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Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

This is more aimed at people who program as a hobby since I am only 15 I program really only as a hobby (though I would be interesting in getting into freelancing some day). So yeah I figure most people in this community also play video games however, I've never really seen them talk about it in any other threads. So yeah my question to you guys is after a long time of coding what types of games do you play to relax if any. :)

I usually play Call of Duty Survival, play a text-based RPG or take a quick jog around my neighborhood (Obviously not gaming related :P)

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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Usually whatever title I am working on at the moment, currently it is Max Payne 3 and replaying Borderlands geting read for Borderlands 2, but if all else fails I turn back to WoW.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

Dwarf Fortress and Progress Quest
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

I usually jump into team fortress 2 or DayZ to block out the pl/sql floating round in my brain after a day of work
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'd say "MINECRAFT!" but then I remember I don't own one.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 15 August 2012 - 08:57 PM, said:

I'd say "MINECRAFT!" but then I remember I don't own one.


This. I think it would be the perfect thing for a nice break from coding. Keep satisfying that urge to continue building something, but while giving your brain a big break.


Other then that, no specific game. I just play what I feel like at any given time. And it usually changes quite often.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

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I usually play the game that I was just writing code for. I like to call this period of time "testing".
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

Ah, the ultimate gamer dream.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

Gears/Starcraft.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

Battlefield 3.

For some reason I always feel the need to shoot people in the face afterwards.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:35 AM

I like to play some old RTS game like Age of Mythology.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:49 AM

WoW or TF2, depends on how I am feeling that day.
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:06 AM

SWGEmu, Settlers Online, or C&C Tiberium Alliances
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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:11 AM

When I did play games, I used to love beating up a few people in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011.. Ah.. Nothing like taking out your frustrations on a video game character. Especially when its set to 2nd player instead of PC.

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Re: Games you play after a long time of coding

Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:16 AM

Speaking of games, I am reminded of a genius move made by a friend of mine.

Myself and my girlfriend were off out, leaving one of my friends in my house by himself. He had decided that while waiting for us to return, he would hae a go at Unreal Tournament on my PC. Now, we have seen him attempt to play this several times, but his hand/eye coordination just isn't fast enough to keep uo with anyone else playing.

So, we went out and left him to it. When we get home, he proudly shows us his profile screen, which contains every medal and trophy for every level in the game. After trying to claim that he just practised, he finally let us inon the secret.

"Well, the game was running too fast for me, so I started playing around in the settings screen, and I worked out howw to turn the game speed down to 25%."

Moral of the story: Never let your cheating git friends play your games :P

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