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Nov 8, 2019

on weekends, hard to do during the week with travel

just platinumed bloodborne.. my fuck is that game good

Nov 8, 2019

One of the best prop traders I know was a total gamer through high school and college. He literally asks those who come in for interviews how many hours a day/week they play video games. Those who say something like, "Almost never, I spend my nights and weekends studying." are immediately dinged. He is convinced that skills playing video games are transferable to the prop shop he now is a partner of.

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Nov 8, 2019
WolfofWSO:

One of the best prop traders I know was a total gamer through high school and college. He literally asks those who come in for interviews how many hours a day/week they play video games. Those who say something like, "Almost never, I spend my nights and weekends studying." are immediately dinged. He is convinced that skills playing video games are transferable to the prop shop he now is a partner of.

Sure they can be, but what a stupid thing to ding someone for. And what a stupid thing to build an echo chamber for yourself to gamble in.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 8, 2019
GoldenCinderblock:
WolfofWSO:

One of the best prop traders I know was a total gamer through high school and college. He literally asks those who come in for interviews how many hours a day/week they play video games. Those who say something like, "Almost never, I spend my nights and weekends studying." are immediately dinged. He is convinced that skills playing video games are transferable to the prop shop he now is a partner of.

Sure they can be, but what a stupid thing to ding someone for. And what a stupid thing to build an echo chamber for yourself to gamble in.

I don't tell him how to run his shop. This is how he explained his hiring process to me which has yielded posted tangible results. He's killing it in Chitown so who I am to critique from my shanty in Queens.

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Nov 8, 2019

What the fuck do you mean ten years ago there were very few who played? Like 15 years ago, I was sitting in my mom's basement playing Halo 2 on Xbox 1 with millions of people. 13 years ago, I was sitting in the upstairs playing World of Warcraft with millions of people. Like 17 years ago, I was sitting on the bus reading Game Informer, plotting how I'd be a video game designer. They had IGN too and I didn't even get that! What. the fuck. Are you smoking. Sure, they've gotten bigger. But your statement is false as fuuuuck.

To answer OP - I sort of wish I could get into video games because I have such fond memories and feelings of nostalgia. But I can't. I have an Xbox One and a PS4. I used to work with this guy who's really into video games. We still text now and again. He'll text me about the hottest shit, like when that God of War came out, I also got the new Mass Effect because I enjoyed the originals, I got Ratchet & Clank out of nostalgia and it disappointed. That's the only game I've beaten in many years.

Right, so GymBro tells me about the hottest shit, I watch a review and get excited, I buy it, sit down to play, and I just can't take this shit seriously. For starters, it takes so long to get into it and learn the controls and get past the intro shit. Like three hours. I can do a lot of other shit in three hours. And that's just to get going. But I also just can't get into the stories. I'm too into real shit. When these little animated people start talking in the cutscenes about their made-up lives, I'm just like 'yo this fake as fuck.' My mind just starts to wander. I think about shit I'm gonna do in real life and lose track of what's happening in the game And forget about playing online with how these kids are these days. You gotta play offline if you suck.

I used to love playing vidya when I'd drink. But I don't drink anymore. It was always fun in the moment, but if I was drinking, I was blacking out - so I never remembered what was going on with the story, why my little character was now on some cloud level fighting monsters, etc. But it was fun. Disappointingly, when get high, I become even more disinterested in video games.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 8, 2019
GoldenCinderblock:

What the fuck do you mean ten years ago there were very few who played? Like 15 years ago, I was sitting in my mom's basement playing Halo 2 on Xbox 1 with millions of people. 13 years ago, I was sitting in the upstairs playing World of Warcraft with millions of people. Like 17 years ago, I was sitting on the bus reading Game Informer, plotting how I'd be a video game designer.

I meant the people I asked. More than half of my old friends started playing games. I don't mean what you think.

Nov 8, 2019
Frederick-Braun:
GoldenCinderblock:

What the fuck do you mean ten years ago there were very few who played? Like 15 years ago, I was sitting in my mom's basement playing Halo 2 on Xbox 1 with millions of people. 13 years ago, I was sitting in the upstairs playing World of Warcraft with millions of people. Like 17 years ago, I was sitting on the bus reading Game Informer, plotting how I'd be a video game designer.

I meant the people I asked. More than half of my old friends started playing games. I don't mean what you think.

It's not what I think. It's the case. What you described is a tiny anecdote.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Nov 8, 2019

So you must not like fictional books or movies either if it all seems fake as fuck? You should appreciate the creativity a bit more than the realness of the story and characters.

Nov 8, 2019
innovativeguy11:

So you must not like fictional books or movies either if it all seems fake as fuck? You should appreciate the creativity a bit more than the realness of the story and characters.

I'm conflicted on this. I see value in fiction for sure. But most of it is bad and I try to go to lengths to avoid putting garbage info into my brain. For me to enjoy it, it has to be done really well. If it's not believable, I lose interest. Part of me feels like fiction is an old man's game. I'm 27. There's so much to learn and do in the real world. I'm on a self-prescribed accelerated path for the past few years and I don't see it slowing down for 10 or so. Fiction is for when you're living in the mountains. I'm not in the mountains yet.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 11, 2019

This is entirely a you problem. Quit bitching about your short attention span

Nov 8, 2019

It seems to be going the opposite way for me and my colleagues/friends/acquaintances. If you ask anyone in their mid-20s if they played COD, Halo, SuperSmashBros, or Pokemon on Gameboy, alllllll of them would cut you off to say how obsessed they used to be. Nowadays? Barely anyone I know has played anything outside of Fortnite for a few months when the fad peaked.

Nov 8, 2019

Usually get in 30-45min of battlefield before bed every night (unless during earnings)

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Nov 8, 2019

I play videogames during conference calls all the time.

Nov 8, 2019

i may or may not also be guilty of this on wfh days

Nov 8, 2019

U gotta check out Bloons Tower 5 I haven't touched a buyer call in the last two days just beat it what a ride

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Nov 8, 2019
Frederick-Braun:

as ten years ago there were very few people who played.

Not accurate whatsoever

Nov 8, 2019

I mean I'm still an undergrad but I play video games a lot. I've been trying to grind Modern Warfare but I've never been so pissed off at a new COD in the first month like this game. And shit even 10 years ago I was grinding those early COD's and Halo's on 360 all the time.

Please nerf the 725 :(

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Nov 8, 2019

Dude FACTS. The 725 is way OP. Absolute boomstick, reminds me of the models from mw2. Tbh I use it now but like I can't not use it or else I'll just get killed by it because it outclasses a fuckin Scar at mid range.

Nov 8, 2019

Apparently they just nerfed it today so I'm praying to GOD I stop getting 1-shot sniped 20+ feet away by it, shit was ridiculous. Also apparently they kinda fixed foot steps too so I'm hoping that means SnD will be a lot better since everyone just sound whores when they don't have Dead Silence on. And yeah, it was like the models all over again with absurd damage and range.

Nov 8, 2019

All the time. Playing Apex now.

Nov 8, 2019

I wish. I used to love video games. My personality doesn't lend itself well to them though (or maybe it does but the social norms kept it from being a good thing).

I used to love all kinds of games. I loved Watch Dogs multiplayer. I got into the top 10 in North America on Xbox Live. I used to make some small cash playing Gears of War (1 & 2) in tournaments with a team. Forza was also my game. COD, Halo, BattIefield, so many more. would wake up at 6A and stop playing at 9-10P at night just playing games. I'd sit with a box of granola bars next to me and play all day, only using the restroom between matches/ races.

Now that I have very limited free time, I completely abstain from them. I try to gamify life itself. Haven't succeeded at that... yet.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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Nov 8, 2019

Yeah I do. I like the games but more importantly to me, it is an easy way to do something with my friends from home who don't live near me. Just being able to play and chat is nice.

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Nov 8, 2019

This 100% - some friends back home and I are back on the WoW Classic grind for an hour or two a week just because it brings nostalgia.

Otherwise a quick game of FIFA or something like that is always enjoyable.

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Nov 8, 2019

Used to play FIFA a lot in college as a pre-game. Still a fan.

Nov 9, 2019

Same dude, been having a lot of fun walking Azeroth with the old gang.

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Nov 11, 2019

Got into Classic hard during the couple of quiet weeks and now work picked up and I can barely touch it - depressing af

Nov 8, 2019

Yeah, I'm the greatest Madden GM that ever lived.

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Nov 8, 2019

I used to be a heavy gamer 10-15 years ago.

Now, I barely play even though I can afford to get any game and have a PS4. My interests have shifted quite a bit with age to other hobbies.

Nov 8, 2019

I hooked up Call of Duty to my Bloomberg Terminal

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Nov 9, 2019

Hard to find time honestly. Like with an hour window you could maybe play some FIFA but there are a million other things you could be doing. And for stuff like RPGs, shooters, almost impossible to find long windows.

Nov 9, 2019

I play Dota 2 whenever I have the time, as it fuels my competitive side. I can't play a single player game for more than 5 minutes - I get bored and feel the urge to play against real people.

I really really like the fact that games are mainstream / normal nowadays. You have people like Neymar posting his CSGO clips on Instagram. That's laudable.

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Nov 9, 2019

Totally agree - have tried to get back into single player games, hype myself up, buy Skyrim etc., can't even get 3 mins in before I realize I need PvP or there's no point.

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Nov 10, 2019

Yeah back when I was growing up, I would be immersed in singleplayer storylines. Nowadays, I'd rather crush some noobs and feel good about myself or be crushed by some pro and stand in awe of them. You can't replicate these emotions against a script / AI.

Nov 9, 2019

Huge video game person +1

No pain no gain

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Nov 9, 2019

Anyone know of chilled out RPG mobile games? Been using dragonsky to kill boredom and it requires Low attention maintenance so pretty cool IMO

Nov 9, 2019

Used to be really addicted so had to quit. Still enjoy watching competitive League of Legends and if I have a hangover I will play some fun thinking games like Portal, online poker, Total War, Europa Universalis

Nov 9, 2019

When I was younger I played then stopped in college. Now back to playing but I like campaigns mostly which is very ironic since I used to hate them.

Nov 9, 2019

Never have... I wanted to when I was young but my parents deemed it a waste of time. Now that I am older and have friends that play video games, I can now agree it THE biggest waste of one's time..

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Nov 9, 2019

WoW Classic on weekends, while listening to an audiobook or watching a show on a second monitor is my way to relax

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Nov 10, 2019

You be you brother. Great way to relax, as I can totally relate to this.

Nov 9, 2019

Video games is basically my childhood. My uncle bought me a computer when I was 3 and installed some games for me to play. It was just mindlessly pressing the buttons on the keyboard without understanding what was happening lol.

But it grew on me and since I turned 7 I played fighting games (Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter). Roamed around the city, destroyed stuff left and right and caused absolute mayhem in GTA. Also got hooked on Counter Strike when I got into 3rd grade. Got my ass whooped by my mom once because I was gaming at a cyber cafe and didn't come back home until 9PM, I didn't have a cellphone by then so she was real pissed. Then when I was in 4th grade I started to enjoy real time strategy titles like Age of Empire, Starcraft and Warcraft. And I also played online chess with my dad against random stranger on the internet.

Used to be hardcore player in MMORPG (Diablo 2, Runescape, WoW, you name it) back when I was in junior high. 12+ hrs everyday, skipping class was not unusual. I had a gang in my class who played together, great time!

When I entered high school, I was still a video game addict. Often joined my friends in some FIFA games. Did play MOBA games a bit, around 1-2 match per day. And spent hundreds of hours on Skyrim, Far Cry, Bioshock, Battlefield and Fallout.

I cut down on gaming when I enrolled college though. Become more into storyline and only played in single player and campaign mode. One game I have tremendously enjoyed was Spec Ops: The Line. Also occasionally joined battle royale games with my mates.

Currently I'm about to graduate, looking back at all the memories I had with gaming, I'd do it again, for sure. Not only did I enjoy the games itself but also the companionship I had.

But I dont think I can continue my gaming in the future, it has become saturated for me though. Now I can no longer sit in front of a monitor and spend an hour straight playing a game, all the missions/quests/boss has lost their appeals to me. Another reason is that I have other priorities and cannot find enough time to allocate to gaming anymore.

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Nov 9, 2019

My video game controller is my keyboard, my video game system is my laptop and my video game screen is Excel.

Nov 10, 2019

I miss playing brickbreaker on my BlackBerry, especially in the shitter or on pointless conference calls.

Nov 10, 2019

It's good to unwind during the weekends with some video games but it's almost impossible to play during the week if anything.

Nov 11, 2019

I used to play WoW hardcore till my junior year in college but burnt out at the end of the Cataclysm Expac.

Nowadays i mostly play sports game (MLB The Show) and a little bit of random RTS/SimCity games. It doesn't require much (if any) serious time commitment to reach "End-game" so to speak so it fits well with the free time i have now.

Nov 11, 2019

I've been playing videogames since I was like 10 and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I have far less time now between work and family but I still try and get some time in. Anecdotally, I don't think anyone in my office really games. Which is yet another sign that I need to gtfoh.

Nov 11, 2019

Yes, PC games, BF V mainly. I find it more entertaining that watching tv, which I barely watch at all. Only multiplayer, I enjoy the competitive nature of it. I would play single player way back in the day, but I find single player now so boring.

Nov 11, 2019
m8:

Yes, PC games, BF V mainly. I find it more entertaining that watching tv, which I barely watch at all. Only multiplayer, I enjoy the competitive nature of it. I would play single player way back in the day, but I find single player now so boring.

Funny, I'm only into single player games - I've actually been like this since a kid. I don't really care for the repetitive nature of FPS games and don't want to make the time commitment to get "good" at them either.

Nov 11, 2019
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