Why do you game?

       Perhaps the biggest question anyone can ask themselves is why do they game? And not the obvious answer of because I like games, but why did you even pick up a controller in the first place? 
      Ever since I was a kid I remember loving video games. My parents never played them but they owned an old Nintendo Entertainment System, so when I was about 4 or 5 I began obsessively playing Super Mario Bros 3 every day after school. It began with curiosity but the real reason stems from in my opinion the fact that I was pretty lonely. I didn't have many friends since I was a new kid and my parents both worked all the time so I was just an only child with a NES and a Gameboy at home.   
      Pretty soon after that I found myself owning an original Playstation which introduced me to games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. After that, I guess the rest is history. My parents are around now and I've got friends and I'm not lonely anymore but video games are still a part of my life.  
      So why do you play games?

 It's all your fault
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Posted by drewm135

       Perhaps the biggest question anyone can ask themselves is why do they game? And not the obvious answer of because I like games, but why did you even pick up a controller in the first place? 
      Ever since I was a kid I remember loving video games. My parents never played them but they owned an old Nintendo Entertainment System, so when I was about 4 or 5 I began obsessively playing Super Mario Bros 3 every day after school. It began with curiosity but the real reason stems from in my opinion the fact that I was pretty lonely. I didn't have many friends since I was a new kid and my parents both worked all the time so I was just an only child with a NES and a Gameboy at home.   
      Pretty soon after that I found myself owning an original Playstation which introduced me to games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. After that, I guess the rest is history. My parents are around now and I've got friends and I'm not lonely anymore but video games are still a part of my life.  
      So why do you play games?

 It's all your fault
Posted by FancySoapsMan

It's fun.

Posted by BraveToaster

Because it's entertaining.  
  
Quote Tree, Assemble!!!

Posted by natetodamax

Because the outside world is dangerous.

Posted by KaosAngel

I like shooting dudes while screaming illegal remarks at them to make myself feel better.

Posted by Axersia

Because I don't feel like doing anything productive or making a difference in the world.

Posted by TheGremp

Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was.

Posted by Khann

I do it to get ladies.

Posted by KaosAngel
@TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test.
Posted by Axersia
@KaosAngel said:
" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause.
Posted by mylifeforAiur

To be cool ^_^

Posted by TheGremp
@Axersia said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
Oh Jesus what have I done?
Edited by KaosAngel
@TheGremp: Edit that post smart ass and let the chain go on! 
 
God damnit, we're gonna get on Reddit with this chain.
Posted by beej
@Axersia said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land.
Posted by Pickingwings
@beej said:
" @Axersia said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide.
Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Pickingwings said:
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" @Axersia said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand.
Posted by Jocund
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
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" @beej said:
" @Axersia said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside.
Posted by HitmanAgent47

It's entertaining, it's a good distraction, I talk to other gamers and like minded inviduals about the games i've played.

Posted by ShadowKnight508

I do it to help escape the harsh realities of the real world. Relieves the stress of a long, boring day.

Posted by Gamer_152

Escapism, competition, challenge, fun, satisfaction, the list goes on...

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Posted by dpedal1

Just like any other hobby, it's fun and I enjoy it.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Gamer_152 said:
" Escapism, competition, challenge, fun, satisfaction, the list goes on... "
Yep.
Posted by crusader8463

 Escapism    

Posted by hidys
@jocund said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON!
Posted by AhmadMetallic

1. because im lonely, they keep me company 
 2. because ive always been a sensitive dreamy bitch who wallows in a video game's realm and magic and doesnt wanna snap out of it 
3. because other hobbies suck 
4. because im a social trainwreck

Posted by KaosAngel
@hidys said:
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" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee!
Posted by Khadyn
@shadowknight508:  Same here...
Posted by Jeust

Because I love exploring. ^^

Posted by RichardLOlson
@TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
da da da da....To play them is my real test, to beat them is my cause.  VIDEO GAMES!!!, (Gotta play them all,)...my hearts for you, my determination will pull me through, you test me and I'll beat you.  VIDEO GAMES!!!  Gotta play them all.
Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@KaosAngel said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!!
Posted by Tireyo

It's fun, it's a hobby, and I like the experience.

Posted by captain_clayman

it's the funnest thing to do in this shit town

Posted by weegieanawrench
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!! "
POKEMON!
Edited by crusader8463

[sarcasm] All the hot sex I get from the ladies when they find out I game. They just throw themselves at me at the mere mention of a game I used to play. I have literally had to beat them off me with a stick when ever I would walk out of an EB Games.  
 

 

If you mean what got me started, it was playing Mario on the NES when a girl and I were playing Doctor with our pants off when I was a kid, and we heard her mom come down the stairs. We threw on our pants, hid our underwear under the bed and turned on the Nintendo to look like we were just playing. After her mom left the girl started taking her pants off again so we could get back to what we were doing, and asked me why I wasn't doing the same. I was enthralled by this Nintendo thing and I couldn't stop playing it. She had to unplugged it from the wall, to get my attention again. We did our thing then played Mario for the rest of the day.
 
That Christmas I got a Nintendo.
Posted by TooWalrus
@weegieanawrench said:
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" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!! "
POKEMON! "
Oooooooh, you're my best friend!
Posted by nintendoeats

Because that's what axomiter does.

Edited by darkwingduck
@TooWalrus said:

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" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!! "
POKEMON! "
Oooooooh, you're my best friend! "
In a world we must defend! 
 
Edit: I love you guys!
Posted by TrashMustache

To experience the most complete form of escapism and to secretly be a child again, Secretly thinking and wishing this was the world and when your lucky and manage to emerge yourself and forget time, you kinda do live in that world which is just a meta-level of thought. Not having to worry and face the truth. Basically saying to yourself There is No Spoon.

Edited by TrashMustache
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" 1. because im lonely, they keep me company  2. because ive always been a sensitive dreamy bitch who wallows in a video game's realm and magic and doesnt wanna snap out of it 3. because other hobbies suck 4. because im a social trainwreck "

this in to-the-point language
Posted by pikeplacer

Escapism, competition, challenge, fun, satisfaction, hobby...
Posted by supermike6

To game is not a verb. I play video games for fun.
Posted by imsh_pl

Fun, satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.

Posted by Rudeboy217
@Gamer_152 said:
" Escapism, competition, challenge, fun, satisfaction, the list goes on... "
What he said.
Posted by RiotBananas
@darkwingduck said:
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" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!! "
POKEMON! "
Oooooooh, you're my best friend! "
In a world we must defend!! "
POKEMON! A heart so true!
Posted by Brad_360i

I play games to beat the crap outta Gary Oak.

Posted by Geno

I'm competitive; owning noobs gives me satisfaction. Games are also a form of art to me, there are plenty of visual, auditory and enlightening experiences to be had. 

Posted by melcene

It's entertaining.  It's something to occupy my time.  A good game will last me many more hours than a good book (though I like both).

Posted by spazmaster666

The pretty, pretty graphics of course. :P

Posted by Santadestroy
@RiotBananas said:
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" @TheGremp said:
" Because I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. "
To catch them is my real test. "
To train them is my cause. "
I will travel across the land. "
Searching far and wide. "
Teach Pokemon to understand. "
The power that's inside. "
POKEMON! "
It's you and meeeeee! "
I know it's my destiny!! "
POKEMON! "
Oooooooh, you're my best friend! "
In a world we must defend!! "
POKEMON! A heart so true! "
Our courage will pull us through!
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