#1 Posted by Mastercheesey (220 posts) -

Im currently in school and often find myself putting off work to play games. I remember when skyrim came out I couldn't stop thinking about it and often rushed through or didn't complete my work. So what games have you ignored your work for?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Pretty much all of them.

#3 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Pretty much all of them.

#4 Posted by Echofoxz (98 posts) -

FIFA 12. I would play the career mode for hours and hours.

#5 Edited by Jeust (10680 posts) -

Well I reached a place where when I procastinate, I do it because I want to, and not because I feel the urge to play games.

#6 Posted by Dagbiker (6977 posts) -

ALL GAMES, sometimes I will start a game up, then immediately shut it down once it loads because it takes too long to load.

#7 Posted by CaLe (3996 posts) -

I generally only play games with a story and I play them once so I don't lose much time to them. I have in the past though. Counter-Strike tournaments > Exams and all that jazz.

#8 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1120 posts) -

Skyrim often causes me to procrastinate as of late.

#9 Posted by SSully (4199 posts) -

Honestly Giantbomb causes me to procrastinate more then games do. I only play games at school when I am done with all my work. On the other hand I find myself going here in the middle of assignments to check the forums or for new content.

#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

@TheSilentTruth said:

Skyrim often causes me to procrastinate as of late.

This was the case for me last Nov/Dec.

#11 Posted by Jrinswand (1709 posts) -

Um, no game causes one to procrastinate. You may procrastinate by playing a game, but it is never the game's fault. As somebody with severe ADD, this has been something I've had to learn the hard way over the past several years. But if you were to ask which games I played when procrastinating, the answer would be "most of them."

#12 Posted by Sackmanjones (4711 posts) -

Any game that is good 
 
@Jrinswand said:

Um, no game causes one to procrastinate. You may procrastinate by playing a game, but it is never the game's fault. 
 
Burn in hell, its definitely the games fault for being good!
#13 Posted by Mastercheesey (220 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

Um, no game causes one to procrastinate. You may procrastinate by playing a game, but it is never the game's fault.

Thats exactly what they want you to think.

#14 Posted by Jrinswand (1709 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:

  Burn in hell, its definitely the games fault for being good!

  
#15 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Currently The Saboteur.

#16 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Often MMO's, I spend many a school hour thinking about WoW and Lotro.
Even better was Zelda Ocarina of Time though, I was mental with that game back in the lower grades, near obsessed.
I was just humming the Hyrule field theme all day in school.

#17 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19356 posts) -

StarCraft II. It's always so easy for me to say "one more match before I start working" even though that's not the case, and matches last so long that when I realize I should really start working, it's really late.

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#18 Posted by CJduke (790 posts) -

Starcraft II and now Counter-Strike Global Offensive

#19 Edited by GooieGreen (454 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Pretty much all of them.

TV, gaming, and the internet are the reasons I don't have what it takes to do a PhD program. I will never get anything done.

#20 Posted by FrenchClub (22 posts) -

If I get home and all my friends are playing TF2, no work will get done

#21 Posted by JasonR86 (9715 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Pretty much all of them.

This.

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#22 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Pretty much all of them.

Yeah, this is what I was going to say.

#23 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

Anything that isn't school work > school work.

#24 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I had to cold turkey LoL in order to work on my own game. I've played maybe 6 matches since last November.

Counterstrike still hounds me, but I'm bad enough at it that I can usually quit if I need to.

#25 Edited by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

CounterStrike:Source or Skyrim. I usually just do it because I dread what the work entails (Term paper, making a study guide etc.)

#26 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I feel pretty pathetic saying this, but what does Procrastinate mean?

#27 Edited by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

@Hizang said:

I feel pretty pathetic saying this, but what does Procrastinate mean?

pro·cras·ti·nate/prəˈkrastəˌnāt/

Verb:
Delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

No idea why it's so big.

#28 Edited by supamon (1333 posts) -

Currently it's dota 2 for me and boy when I really get into it with friends I can kiss whatever remaining hours of the day left good bye!

#29 Posted by JackSukeru (5917 posts) -

The Video type of Games.

#30 Posted by probablytuna (3684 posts) -

All the games?

#31 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

If my current games don't make me want to procrastinate I will buy a new one that will... Currently it's the Witcher 2 and Trials evolution.

#32 Posted by Daveyo520 (6799 posts) -

The video kind.

#33 Posted by RockAction (377 posts) -

i've found the assassins creed games to be intense time dumps

most games i'll play a bit every so often, i've spent 80 hours in Skyrim but thats divided into 1 - 3 or max 5 hours sessions over months

but theres something about the assassins creed series that makes me disregard everything else until its complete

internet creeping tends to eat up more procrastination time, or listening to music