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Signs You Might Be Playing Computer Games Too Much...

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I played the original TRIBES for a couple of years, but have not touched it lately. The sign that I was playing it just a bit TOO much was when I was working on the computer, not even playing TRIBES at the time, and had a cup of hot chocolate next to me. I reached over to grab it without looking, and sloshed some on to my hand. It was still scalding hot, so without thinking I put the burned fingers in my mouth and hit the "H" key on my keyboard. In TRIBES, this would have activated my Health Kit, and given me much needed Healing in a matter of seconds. It does not work on IRL hot chocolate, though. :p

Anyone done anything similar?
 

psteng19

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yes indeed.

whenever watching television or movies, and out comes a gun fight scene, I see myself trying to identify the firearms being used, a la Counter-Strike.
 

Helpless

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....when the pizza boxes in front of your door make it impossible to open the door to let the pizza delivery guy in :)
 
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<< yes indeed.

whenever watching television or movies, and out comes a gun fight scene, I see myself trying to identify the firearms being used, a la Counter-Strike.
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I do that just from IRL experience with firearms. Always fun to see them try and pass off one type of gun as another type. :D I also complain when they use submachinegun sound effects for AK-47's and the like. :p They could hire a consultant for a day to read over their script and check their sounds to make sure they are correct.
 

Doggiedog

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I think in addition to your comments about games should be signs you use the computer too much.

I remember doing things IRL like going down in my elevator to the garage and forgetting my car keys. I would think, ok just press control Z and I'll be back upstairs. Too bad life doesn't work that way.
 

DannyLove

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wow, you truely are into games too much. I have another example. This wasn't me, but if you click on my sig you'll see that someone was a little tooooo into gaming and bored

dannynate~!
 

Buddhist

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I hate it when you play those games like UO...and you think about &quot;holy crap I almost died when that car ran over me!&quot; and then stop and think to yourself &quot;ehh oh well i just would of have to run to a shrine to get rezzed...i hope noone loots me before i get back&quot;

-M.T.O
 

Demon-Xanth

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When you actually go out looking for games that aren't sold in, or no longer sold in the country you live in...


...and find them!
 
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<< When you actually go out looking for games that aren't sold in, or no longer sold in the country you live in...


...and find them!
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I do that all the time with console games, mainly Imports though. Most PC games take a trip through the Bargain Bin at some point in their lives, so it is not too difficult to keep up with them. I am still trying to find what software package that was that came with WASTELAND on a CD-ROM for PC, though, as well as a bunch of other RPG's.
 

DefRef

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When I sit down at my keyboard (even at work), my fingers automatically fall on:

Pinkie: Left Ctrl or shift
Ring: A
Middle: W
Index: D
Thumb: Space bar

Can you tell I play mostly shooters?:D
 

Belegost

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Feb 20, 2001
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Well, I like to walk around saying &quot;I got your back, Red Leader.&quot;
 

GasX

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Wasn't this a thread yesterday?

And last week?

And every week before that?
 
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<< Wasn't this a thread yesterday?

And last week?

And every week before that?
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How would I know? I just got here today. ;) It will no doubt be brought up by a continuing string of new members that have not seen it either. :p
 

6TNINE

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i've been playing B&amp;W so much that when my grandma says she'll give me ten dollars to mow the lawn, i just pick up a rock and bash her head in and take it
 

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