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Old 08-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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There appears to be a lot of game devs in this community and I wanna know how they balance their time between playing games and making games. So how do you do it? Or do game devs just focus on their careers?
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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There appears to be a lot of game devs in this community and I wanna know how they balance their time between playing games and making games. So how do you do it? Or do game devs just focus on their careers?
Just a wild guess, but I doubt they do it any differently than someone working any other job.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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Well I for one try to set aside time every few days to get my game on. It may not be as much time as I used to spend but games are what I love so I try to play as often as I can to remind me why I do it. O and I don't include any of the time I get to play games at work since that is usually just random rounds of Street Fighter or peggle.
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Handhelds and/or pick and play games for me. Or in some cases, just bring the console into work with you and have LAN games after work/lunchtimes.
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Or in some cases, just bring the console into work with you and have LAN games after work/lunchtimes.
I stand corrected. I'm guessing that doesn't happen in too many industries.
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I stand corrected. I'm guessing that doesn't happen in too many industries.
Yea I also do not think most places of business have arcade machines and huge TVs with 360s set up everywhere.
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Yea I also do not think most places of business have arcade machines and huge TVs with 360s set up everywhere.
Whoa. You get those kind of perks?

Its probably just me but I have a bit of a problem when I play games like Neverwinter and get this "just one more quest" feel and end up playing the whole day away. I really should set my priorities. Hehe..

EDIT: I also thought that the perspective you get from being developers and being end-users might be different. Just like watching David Blaine do his street magic starts to lose its touch on you when you start doing them yourself.

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It does change the way you play, but that does not stop you from wanting to play.
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