Friday, July 1, 2011

Time Sink

142 hours. What the heck? Really. Well, I guess it's true.

So, apparently, I have spent 142 hours total playing Dissidia Final Fantasy on my PSP. I got the game about three months ago, and have been playing on and off since then. Of course, I spent more time on it right after I bought it, and then less as my interest dwindled with time. Pretty much like usual, you know?

Still, to think that the total amounts to 142 hours... If I were to play that long straight, it would take almost a week, day and night. Now that's pretty crazy. And that's just one game! Imagine if I were to take all the total time I've spent gaming during the last three months and stack it all together for one massive marathon. How long would that take?

Of course, this isn't really a practical way to look at time. You can isolate the time spent on pretty much any activity, and it would probably look like a lot. When you think about it that way, we have quite a lot of time available to us. It's up to us how we use it. When I look back at my time spent playing Dissidia, I feel like a lot of it might have been wasted.
But, as John Lennon once said: "Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted." I think I agree.

Until next time, everyone! Have a good day!

18 comments:

  1. Nice post.
    Have a good day too!

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  2. 142 hours. That is insane man. I know how that feels though, I have logged close to that on my phone playing games during transit rides.

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  3. Same with my Pokemon games on the DS!

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  4. 142 is a lot of time, but when you divide it into for how many days you've played, it might not look that much.

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  5. 142 on a handheld game is impressive, think im nearing 300 odd on TF2 now!

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  6. Dissidia was wicked fun, I remember when me and my friend used to play on the Japanese server thing for PS3. Playing that game vs the Japanese was soooo much fun ^_^

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  7. great post, keep it up man

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  8. nice post, how long do we have from now?

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  9. Hah, I know that 'did i just spend 5 days worth of hours playing vidya?' feel.

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  10. It can be depressing if you look at it all stacked up but like you said if you enjoyed it, that's what matters.

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  11. Wow, you know you got your money's worth out of that game!

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  12. I honestly can't remember the last time I ever played anything that long, unless WoW counts... stupid WoW.

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  13. Haha, I don't even want to know how much time I spent/wasted on World of Warcraft. I played it for 3 years. D;

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  14. WoW takes years away from people.

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  15. Oh, every time I look on my Xfire account and see how many literal months I spent of my life playing WoW, I feel the exact same way.

    At least fun was had while doing it.

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  16. I remember doing this when I had my first Pokemon game. Haha!

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  17. Those 'hours played' stats can be a little depressing.

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