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#1 Posted by TheLegendofLuke (563 posts) -

It's 5am Monday morning here in the UK and I've accidentally found myself in the situation where I stayed up much too late playing video games. When I realised it was 3, I thought, hell, I might as well stay up all night. My first class of the day is at 9am and will be on the riveting subject of Thermodynamics and Kinetics. I'll finish for the day in about 12 hours time. Will I make it? Will I pass out in about 30 minutes? Who knows?  
  
Has anyone here ever pulled any ridiculous all-nighters? Before exams or some such. Do you often find yourself with a sleeping pattern more suited towards owls than humans? 
 
Who knows, maybe you've become fully nocturnal and even work during the night. LET US GET TO KNOW YOU.

#2 Posted by tomte (291 posts) -

i havn't pulled any all nighters with gaming, with drinking however...
several times i have been to bars and karaoke and around 5-6 in the morning realizing what time it is, and since my school is really close to the bar district and it takes around 45 min for me to get home, i usually go to school and sleep there, or stay up until the school starts

#3 Posted by Mariek430 (409 posts) -

Since Jan 5th(Darksiders and Bayonetta) my sleep schedule has been wake up at 11 PM, go to sleep at 4 or 5 PM. I cant stand sleeping.
Longest "all nighter" I pulled was 2 and a half days without the help of cocaine or other such things.

#4 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance co-op. That's the only time.  
 
On topic though, dude get some sleep. Seriously, going all Jack Bauer will start to make you feel like total shit.
 
#5 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Several times, but never doing something unnecessary like playing video games. 

#6 Posted by TheLegendofLuke (563 posts) -
@Rayfield: The plan is to rough it today, then get an early night tonight and push my sleeping pattern back to normal. 
#7 Edited by Ryax (4630 posts) -

i pull all nighters all the time, wether its for fun or cuz of insomnia, either way i sleep in the day. (rarely for gaming tho)

#8 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -

I've pulled plenty of all nighters, but they definitely weren't entirely spent playing a game.

#9 Posted by Akeldama (4253 posts) -

My first playthrough of Silent Hill 2 began at around 7 pm and ended around 6 am. What a crazy night.

#10 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i am usually good with sleeping, i am a night owl. i usually go to bed at 1:30am and wake up at 9:30ish.

#11 Posted by killerjigglypuff (102 posts) -

i pulled this one all nighter when my friend was over and went through 6 liters of mtn dew and 10 packets of kool aid and about 5 or so packs of ramen... it was bad lmao

#12 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

No. You're completely fucked. Might as well stop going to school altogether. I'd recommend taking up a drug habit instead.

#13 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -

There's already a thread on a similar them, I believe.
 
However this belief could be based on my own insomnia. My worst in recent memory (last week) is 60 hours awake. I have done more. I don't do them for pleasure. They just happen.

#14 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

I read somewhere that because staying up at night messes with women's Circadian rhythms, women who work night shifts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Dunno if there's a similar effect on men. Usually with all nighters, I have a rule that after a certain point, sleep takes priority over anything I could possibly be working on. Infer what you will about the importance of my labors in life. 
 
EDIT: I am totally breaking this rule right now. I guess I must have jinxed it... or something. Yay 3 am chinese homework! 
 
And by yay I mean fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

#15 Posted by Qorious (847 posts) -

I think the latest I've crammed for a big test was 2AM. I know it's not as late as some people on this thread, but it was for me.

#16 Posted by Adamantium (885 posts) -

Duder... too many all-nighters to even begin taking stock at this point. I recommend coffee and television. 24-hour fast food joints are also your friend. Good luck.

#17 Posted by Bones8677 (3264 posts) -

When I started college I was able to pull all-nighters all the freakin' time. But after that first year, I was barely able to stay up past 2 am. Can't pull all-nighters anymore...

#18 Edited by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

My schedule is so messed up. 
 
Went to sleep on Saturday morning at 6 AM after a night of doing some random photoshop stuff, woke up at 6 30 PM.  Stayed up all night last night, fell asleep at 1 PM today. woke up at 8 PM.  I'm now staying up all night, hopefully staying up till tomorrow night so I can actually sleep at night for once. 
 
More on subject, I often pull at least one all nighter a week.  The main list of things that cause this... 
 
Warcraft 3 
Civilization 4 
Guild Wars 
Street Fighter IV  
Mass Effect 
Team Fortress 2 
Counter Strike Source
Random bursts of creativity, drawing sketches, writing songs, photoshoppin'. 
Adult Swim/Comedy Central/Discovery Channel 

#19 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -

I feel i should add, I am in the UK, it is fast approaching 6 am, I have currently been awake for approximately 40 hours.

#20 Posted by Jikla (158 posts) -

I have been up for a day now. My record is 5 days straight, something I don't recommend because I started to hallucinate.

#21 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

I have to get up for work in three hours. I'm definitely going to be dragging my ass in the morning. Hopefully all that damn snow was enough to convince the suits to cancel work. I've pulled all-nighters in the past, and they were never a good idea. Well, except for this one time when I was up all night kicking ass on Wolf ET. That was totally worth it. Anyways, I'm definitely going to bed right the hell now.

#22 Edited by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

these are the times I can remember. MGS 4, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Oblivion, KOTOR. And I think that was it. (Oh, and World of Warcraft.)
#23 Posted by Siris (432 posts) -

It's very unwise and should you avoid doing it if you value your health.
 
That being said, I use to do that a lot.. to the detriment of my health and activities during the day - and days following.

#24 Edited by CandleJakk (766 posts) -
@Jikla said:

" I have been up for a day now. My record is 5 days straight, something I don't recommend because I started to hallucinate. "

My record is 10 days without sleep. I ended up in hospital. Your minor organs start to go into shutdown not long after then. Scary as hell.
#25 Posted by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -
@CandleJakk:

lol, I couldnt even do one whoel day. It kicked my ass real hard.
#26 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -
@Origina1Penguin said:
" Anyways, I'm definitely going to bed right the hell now. "


Still awake?
#27 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -
@Raven_Sword: My advice is don't try, you don't have clinical insomnia. More than 5 days awake, I need to go to hospital now, as it has adverse psychological effects now.
#28 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -
@CandleJakk said:
" @Raven_Sword: My advice is don't try, you don't have clinical insomnia. More than 5 days awake, I need to go to hospital now, as it has adverse psychological effects now. "

Jesus. I once tried to watched Season 1 of 24 in 24 hours. Started at midnight because the first episode started at midnight. By 5am I felt sick and thought 'what the hell was I thinking?' and went straight to bed. 
 
I think would be dead if I stayed up for 5+ days.
#29 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -
@Rayfield: Like I said, my record is 10 without sleep, approx 240 hours, give or take a minor few.
 
Most doctors reckon 11 days without sleep will kill a man, this is not always true, but I do not recommend trying. The world record I believe is 18 days straight.
#30 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@TheLegendofLuke: With enough coffee and other products made to keep you awake, you'll make it. But in my experience those are the days that you might as well gone to sleep since you can't learn as good, and everything around you irratates you so you begin flipping people off for the stupidiest things and get into bar fights (coffee bar). Then of course that guy you just beat up turns out to be just a really big, fat kid with an IQ of a Dog and of course was around visiting his family, which just so happen to be your next professor. 
 
 
So, um, yeah, you'll uh, "Make it" alright.
#31 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

Most nights I go to bed at 2-3am playing games then wake up at 7:30 for work. But in terms of gaming I haven't done a lot of all nighters recently. Sure when I was a few years ago, but not anymore, except ME2 did that to me. But a couple years back, when Oblivion dropped I played that all night with a friend, and same when COD2 came out.  
 
But most all nighters I've done were all night video editing sessions for my school's film class. Those were epic. I'd listen to Rush and Kraftwerk to stay awake and edit a piece together, often chatting with another person editing their work. The worst was waiting for rendering to finish, and also the next day how you'Re a total zombie. That part sucks about all nighters.d

#32 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -
@Rayfield said:
"
Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance co-op. That's the only time.   On topic though, dude get some sleep. Seriously, going all Jack Bauer will start to make you feel like total shit.  "
That's so weird, I stayed up all night playing that game with my uncle when it came out... 
 
I've only pulled a few all nighters relating to games. Usually revolving around... erm, that popular life-consuming MMORPG. You know what I'm talking about. No regrets, we finally managed to beat... that Lynx boss...
#33 Posted by ajamafalous (12039 posts) -

I usually pull at least one all-nighter per week, often two.
 
 
I don't know, I guess I just enjoy something about losing track of time, looking at the clock and it says 7:16 AM, and my roommate's getting up to get ready for the day.

#34 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -
@Rayfield said:
" @Origina1Penguin said:
" Anyways, I'm definitely going to bed right the hell now. "
Still awake? "
Yes :( 
I got sidetracked reading up on the new Robin Hood movie.
#35 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

I pulled a lot of all nighters and it sometimes it works out fine yet sometimes I crash and burn. For example, I've stayed up all night, drank a lot of coffee, and than went to school and was able to function okay but once I had to take the train to Manhattan and got to a two hour photography class on a Saturday after staying up all night and I couldn't focus at all. I was so out of it.

#36 Posted by CandleJakk (766 posts) -

I just now (literally) wrote a quick blog bout insomnia.
 
All I can say is, if you choose to do an all nighter or night, do something productive with it. If you don't you'll lose your mind.

#37 Posted by i69edUrGpa (586 posts) -

When I'm on a big deadline at the office...and occasionally playing video games

#38 Posted by Gabriel (4067 posts) -

I'm pulling a All Nighter tonight playing MW2 PSN ID therv 18 if you want to join me.

#39 Posted by Undeadpool (4960 posts) -

Red Bull, my friend. Red Bull. Or any energy drink, that's just the one I prefer.

#40 Edited by Hourai (2795 posts) -

You should get even a few hours of sleep, at least that way you will be able to stay up until the following night and not mess your sleep schedule.


Waking up at midnight never feels too great. 

#41 Posted by armaan8014 (5416 posts) -

Yep I've stayed up till 5.30.. that was the max..
Once I had played GTA Vice City with my cousin bro till 4:30.. and I was confused whether it was night or afternoon..
I occassionally play till 3 in the morning, but nowadays have stopped it due to heavy studies and upcoming exams.

#42 Posted by Dirty_Harry (717 posts) -

*walks down stairs* WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!!?

#43 Posted by DJL (202 posts) -

Yeah, I have done so, whether it be due to the internet, or my extreme determination to finish a really hard mission/chapter/dungeon/boss in a game.

#44 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

You will reach a point where you feel like complete and utter shit so get some kip.

#45 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

I've had only one all-nighter. Watching anime, listening to music and chatting with friends. Twas a Friday night, of course.

#46 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Well I usually take Tylenol PM to help me sleep on nights when I have school or work, it's a really bad habit.  But If I didn't I would probably pull all nighters all the time.

#47 Posted by TheLegendofLuke (563 posts) -

I lasted barely half an hour before deciding that I was being ridiculous.  
 
Just woke up (almost 3pm) and will email my lecturers saying I was ill and asking what I've missed. Woops.

#48 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

I need sleep, the last all nighter I remember was before Australia day, and spent the night Mount and blading it with a mate asleep on each shoulder, I was dropping in and out of conciousness by 6 30  the next night

#49 Posted by HistoryInRust (6338 posts) -
@killerjigglypuff said:
" i pulled this one all nighter when my friend was over and went through 6 liters of mtn dew and 10 packets of kool aid and about 5 or so packs of ramen... it was bad lmao "
This is how you contract Scurvy. Just so everyone is clear on that.
#50 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

I do it all the time this year unfortunately. 
 
That happens when you have so many awesome games, and you're taking the year off college, and you work in the evenings. Guess its a habit now.
 
Next year i will have to change this lifestyle :S