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Poll: Have you ever lost sleep because you couldn't stop playing a game? (281 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you ever lost sleep because you couldn't stop playing a game?

  1. Never. (10 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  2. On occasion. (190 votes [67.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.86%

  3. All the time. (43 votes [15.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.36%

  4. What's this thing called sleep you speak of? (37 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

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#51 Wasteland OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:35 PM

Usually when I play a good game for the 2600 at 11:00 or 10:30 pm or play an RPG like wasteland for the Commodore 64. I remember when I played Dig dug once till 2:00 am.

#52 4Ks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:23 PM

I've stayed up late with Blast Corps. on N64, Nicktoons Unite on PS2 (I was 8), and Sonic Mega Collection + on Xbox.

#53 keilbaca OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 8, 2010 8:36 AM

Many, many times I stayed up to 4-5 in the morning playing Counter-Strike Source in Japan.

The day that Guitar Hero 2 came out, I didn't sleep until I completed career mode in expert. I went to sleep at 3am... but I finally beat Freebird.

There are others, but those two are the most memorable.

#54 rjchamp3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:20 PM

I think anyone who is a SERIOUS gamer looses sleep over them every now and then.

I try not to these days but the one game I playing now is killing me

#55 Tr3vor OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:51 AM

I used to stay up untill around 3am every once in a while, playing Red Faction 2 with my cousin. we made the bots very dumb and named them inappropriate names. Then we grab those nano mp's and sit at this one place, looking down at the only jump pad to get up there, just firing with unliminted ammo. it was fun.

#56 Karyyk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:05 PM

This happens fairly often. I still get enough sleep (in my opinion), but I could probably stand to get a good bit more, especially on work nights. Mass Effect 2 has been the culprit of late...

#57 LYNXGUY OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:12 PM

My best friend and I stayed up all night playing Tomb Raider on his play station and we beat Tomb Raider 1 thru 4 to date.

#58 ydcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 9, 2010 4:06 PM

Fallout 3 was the latest game that has made me lose some sleep. Damn radioactive water!!!

The Europa Universalis II & III and Victoria series are deadly for my sleep... If I get really into a war or a bad economic slump, I know I won't be going to be anytime soon.

Civilization 3 cost me a few hours of sleep back in the day, I always told myself, "just one more turn and I'm done". Civilization 2 was also another one.

It's not very common for me to lose sleep over a game... It takes a really interesting game to make me go crazy over it.

#59 Gabsters89 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:59 PM

I agree with ydcl... Fallout 3 is time and sleeps greatest enemy. But so worth it.

#60 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:51 PM

Track (friggin) Mania. Enough Said.

#61 BDW OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:14 PM

I've lost a lot of sleep over video games.


I'm not proud of that fact.

#62 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:22 PM

Never.

What, you mean you all took them out of the shrinkwrap and OPENED them? HAHAHAHA, enjoy your worthless plastic now!

:evil:

#63 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:32 PM

Never.

What, you mean you all took them out of the shrinkwrap and OPENED them? HAHAHAHA, enjoy your worthless plastic now!

:evil:


Sir, you have opened my eyes in ways I couldn't imagine.

Meh.

#64 4Ks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:12 AM

Never.

What, you mean you all took them out of the shrinkwrap and OPENED them? HAHAHAHA, enjoy your worthless plastic now!

:evil:


I KNEW I shouldn't have opened my Bill & Teds!!! :_(

#65 cityofc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:57 PM

Yup. Of the old school games, I remember getting hooked to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Treasure of Tarmin on Intellivision. It was close to the first "first person shooter" game that I can remember. I remember also getting hooked to Civilization II and III later on. Doom was another favorite.

#66 Cliff Friedel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:52 PM

Here are a few that come to mind:

M.U.L.E. (Atari 8-bit) - Friend and I used to play this entire nights and into the next day. Literally, if we weren't living in luxury at the end, it was another Tournament round.
Alternate Reality (Atari 8-bit) - I could play this for 2-3 days straight before I would literally collapse at the machine. Had several guys with over 250,000 XP and "won" the dungeon.
Delta Force - We used to play this multiplayer for entire nights. Nothing better than hearing someone across the room yell "S*!t" as you tagged them with a sniper rifle =)
EverQuest - Many won't admit it, but I played EverCrack to the point where I would have to set an alarm to make sure I only played for a certain time. Otherwise I was there for days.
Doom II - Bought my first networking equipment (BNC cables, Tees, Terminators, and BNC Nics) just so I could play Doom and Doom II over a network. So much fun.

#67 goatdan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:00 AM

This thread just rose from it's grave, but it's a good one! I used to when I was younger find myself going "ONE MORE TIME!" for a lot of score chase games where I felt like I got real close to pulling off something great, and the games only lasted 10 minutes top anyway. Nowadays, I get that same ONE MORE TIME! thing with pinball which can keep me up stupid late.

The games that now do that to me are the games that construct their checkpoints to keep you going forward. Prince of Persia Sands of Time sticks out as one of those to me. You defeat the bad guys, and you get a checkpoint. But you're really curious to see what the next room looks like, so you run in there. Oh, look at that -- it's awesome! Well, it took me five minutes to get here, might as well play through it. There... Beat it! Oh, some bad guys, let me take care of those before I end...

Four hours later... whoops!

I try my best to NOT let this happen to me anymore :)

#68 theloon ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:12 AM

I usually find a way to macro a PS2 joystick to avoid staying up and grinding. With Record of Agarest War I would take naps on the couch and occasionally wake up to allocate points after level up. Me and Random Terrain have the same crescent roll shaped PS2 joystick and no manual. It's s game in itself to figure out how to come up with workable macros :P

#69 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:47 PM

Also, Transport Tycoon is dangerously addicting. If it weren't for the eyestrain and sore arms, hands, etc., I would play it nonstop.

#70 Zeptari1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:38 PM

Atari ST + Dungeon Master = No Sleep

#71 108 Stars OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:15 PM

Final Fantasy X had me sleepless. So did Deus Ex and lately Red Dead Redemption.

#72 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:57 PM

Only all the time. Latest was Halo Reach, playing all night long and then having to go dragging my ass into work. You know how when you get really tired from several days of no sleep, to the point of being nauseous, heh, that was me.

#73 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:26 PM

It's been a long, long time. DOOM for the PC. Not only did I lose tons of sleep, I bought a new i486 DX2/66 motherboard/CPU just to play the game, because my AMD386/40 seemed a little sluggish after playing it on one.

#74 Christophero Sly OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:43 PM

Lost some sleep last night to Mass Effect. Will probably lose some tonight as well.

#75 thegoldenband ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:16 PM

I'm sure it's happened more than a few times, but the only ones I remember for sure are Castlevania and Adventure Island for NES. In both cases I had somewhere to go the following day, but I was so close to beating the game that I was determined to see it through.

Puzzle games can hook me too, especially if they can be beaten -- I'm not so excited about playing for high scores. I think I stayed up late sometime this past year trying to clear the hardest settings on Columns, and also maybe Dr. Hello (a Korean bootleg version of Dr. Mario for SMS).

I must've had some late nights with 8- and 16-bit RPGs when I was younger, but I can't remember any specifics. Then again in the evening my parents were apt to want the TV, so most of my long gaming sessions were in the daytime. I was up until 1:00 or so beating Sword of Vermilion some months back, but that was mainly just because I wanted to get the damn thing over with.




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