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#1 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

Since we're all gamers, I was wondering if anyone has other interesting hobbies? Personally, I home brew beer, play guitar and am in the process of learning ukulele.

#2 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I weight lift and run a lot, and have been really into game development the last 6 months. I'm in college for programming now so game development was kind of a natural progression I guess.

#3 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Anime, movies, comics, animation and music.

Pretty standard stuff.

#4 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

Working with electronics/circuits (mostly just to repair/improve the electronics I own, like RGB mods for older consoles and such) and casual web/graphic design.

#5 Edited by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

Sometimes I scratch my balls.

If they're itchy.

#6 Posted by UnlivedPhalanx (475 posts) -

Literally trying to keep ahead of my ailments, and going outdoors when it's below 100 degrees. So, mostly gaming.

#7 Posted by hinderk (685 posts) -

Comics and papercraft are probably my two biggest hobbies other than gamming.

#8 Posted by JacDG (2119 posts) -

I workout at my local gym and I'm addicted to watching sports, that's pretty much it. I also love listening to music a hell of a lot, but I wouldn't really call that a hobby.

#9 Posted by SarjuTheRapper (279 posts) -

rapping and such

#10 Posted by Quarters (1675 posts) -

Writing and local theatre.

Online
#11 Posted by Rohok (554 posts) -

@SarjuTheRapper said:

rapping and such

Rapist.

#12 Edited by EuanDewar (4887 posts) -

I play a few musical instruments, I'm always trying to learn new ones and familiarize myself with new technology and production software but money is an obstacle when you consider that even just a guitar pedal/stompbox you want could cost you upwards of £300. Much less a French Connection/Ondes Martenot. Also I need a space for this shit, I was actually looking at a fucking Marimba the other day and thinking "OH I REALLY NEED ONE OF THESE" before I shook out of it.

#13 Posted by SarjuTheRapper (279 posts) -

@Rohok said:

@SarjuTheRapper said:

rapping and such

Rapist.

its pronounced rappist

#14 Posted by Snipper138 (340 posts) -

Anime/manga, reading, watching movies, board games, etc.

#15 Posted by NickBOTT (481 posts) -

Playing guitar and going to the gym

#16 Posted by Progman9000 (258 posts) -

Music is both my source of income as well as my number one hobby. An "actual" hobby kind of within that would probably be repairing old junk guitars I come across. It's a hobby because I'll likely never be good enough at that stuff to make money on it.

But yeah, other than that. The normal kind of stuff. Reading, cooking, watching the occasional tv series/movie, board games here and there.

#17 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

I generally look at pornography when not playing Shogun 2. Usually simulated rape. Russia has alot of that stuff. Japan has it too but I prefer European woman.

I also enjoy watching bad action movies from the 80's and early 90's. Chuck Norris movies such as "delta force"/"missing in action"/"missing in action 2: The Beginning" and the Death Wish movies when they became less realistic and more action based is highly entertaining. If you haven't seen it, Death Wish 3 is worth looking up. It's basically just old people shooting young people for being massive assholes.

#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Internetting.

#19 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I learn Japanese and teach my gf and her sister English. I guess those are kind of hobbies.

#20 Posted by memo (421 posts) -

Besides gaming I play paintball on weekends.

#21 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

I have been Cross-country cycling (XC) for about five years now, and it pretty much takes all of my spare time in the summer. Occasionally i run,but not so much lately and just renewed my gym card after some time away. Can't seem to do it for a long stretches of time, but this time will be different....i swear.

I also watch a metric shit-ton of movies and listen almost as much music.

#22 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@hinderk: Nice work.

#23 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Reading, and watching movies.

#24 Posted by Jolt92 (1551 posts) -

Comic books, training/exercising, playing board games, watching ice hockey, listening to heavy metal, going out with friends and hanging with my girlfriend is basically all I do except video games.

#25 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Guitar, Flute, Piano and just music in general.

#26 Posted by Grilledcheez (3946 posts) -
Online
#27 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Porn.

#28 Posted by FengShuiGod (1482 posts) -

Reading, writing, cycling (cyclocross, road), movies ofc, watching plays, photography, going to art galleries, fishing, hiking, gardening, pen and paper rpgs, stupid stuff.

#29 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

I watch movies and I watch anime.

#30 Posted by SadPatrol (500 posts) -

Long boarding, playing guitar, lifting weights

#31 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

Eat food

#32 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

Really into movies and psychology. My biggest in life, however, is music. Listening to it (primarily rock, alternative, punk, and metal, but I'm open to almost anything), playing it (bass, guitar, vocals), studying its history, analyzing it, you name it. In fact, if it weren't for my academic success and the resulting expectations for me, I would dive into music as a career right away.

Who needs a girlfriend when I have HER?
#33 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (533 posts) -

Reading, listening to music, spending time with my girlfriend and our daughter. Basic stuff.

#34 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

Is the internet in general a hobby? No? An obsessive disorder? oh...

#35 Posted by ScreamingFist (362 posts) -

Recently got the R/C car bug. Fallen deep down the rabbit hole with this one. Currently running a Slash VXL 2WD.

#36 Posted by Humanoid (206 posts) -

@ztiworoh said:

Since we're all gamers, I was wondering if anyone has other interesting hobbies? Personally, I home brew beer, play guitar and am in the process of learning ukulele.

Is the ukulele difficult to learn? Thought about learning a thing or two with a ukulele. I have an unhealthy obsession with television, manga and movies, but I'm studying ethical hacking (yeah, they actually teach that) at University so I guess those interests are pretty stereotypical among the guys in my class.

#37 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Freestyling in my free time

#38 Posted by pyromagnestir (4291 posts) -

Movies, music, books (never as many of those as I'd like however, as I'm a slow reader when I read for pleasure, and I'm impatient about it), sports (watching mostly), television, gambling (poker), generally any and every unproductive manner of time killing.

#39 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Does writing about video games count?

#40 Posted by Grillbar (1812 posts) -

work, a lot of work somewhere between 60-84 hours a week. other then that i also run around to friends right now helping them rebuild there house. love listening to music and making it. also do some boxing when i get the time.

#41 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

Staying motionless on the couch.

#42 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

@SarjuTheRapper said:

@Rohok said:

@SarjuTheRapper said:

rapping and such

Rapist.

its pronounced rappist

You guys talking about South Park Mexican?

#43 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Coding, playing music and clubbing.. mostly seals

#44 Posted by binhoker (82 posts) -

I read proper books for grown-ups.

#45 Posted by Cathryn (545 posts) -

I read a lot, especially manga these days, watch lots of TV series, movies and anime, spend a lot of time looking for new music, I play the piano, I love to do pottery (though I don't get the chance as often as I'd like), I'm working on learning to cook, and I try to work out/do something active (even if it's just a short walk with the dog) every day.

I don't have a job these days and haven't for some time, so I've had to come up with a lot of creative ways to kill time, though I generally do all of these things when I'm working as well.

#46 Posted by Railer (101 posts) -

Gaming is actually my second biggest hobby nowadays. What I spend most of my time with (when I'm not with friends) is reading. I love reading, I finish 1-2 books a week. Other then that I enjoy watching sports on TV. I mostly watch soccer and MMA with some NHL thrown in now and then.

#47 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

@Humanoid said:

@ztiworoh said:

Since we're all gamers, I was wondering if anyone has other interesting hobbies? Personally, I home brew beer, play guitar and am in the process of learning ukulele.

Is the ukulele difficult to learn? Thought about learning a thing or two with a ukulele. I have an unhealthy obsession with television, manga and movies, but I'm studying ethical hacking (yeah, they actually teach that) at University so I guess those interests are pretty stereotypical among the guys in my class.

If you have a background in other instruments, especially guitar-like instruments, it's not bad at all. Hardest part I think is getting used to the much smaller fret board. That, and overriding muscle memory when I'm playing - having played guitar for 15+ years now, when I know I need an open G chord, my fingers just do it without me thinking, but the shapes are completely different on Uke, so you kind of have to be cognizant of that.

But it's a fun little instrument to play, and it doesn't just have to be for Hawaiian sounding music - there's some great jazz arrangements for Ukulele and played right it can sound like a classical harp if you want it to. It's a fun little thing and you can get a decent beginner's model to noodle around with for less than $100.

#48 Posted by InfiniteSpark (301 posts) -

Listening to music, watching sports, and reading books.

#49 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Hiking, watching movies, listening to music, basketball, reading, and riding my bike.

#50 Posted by Duder_Me (307 posts) -

Computers/troubleshooting, Star Wars, Basketball, and rap music.