i was going to say that i can't believe video games are winning by so much, but then again this is a video games forum.
i would personally choose alcohol. i don't play a lot of video games these days, i don't have many friends that do either. i go out and grab a drink once or twice a week, it's a good excuse to hang out with friends, and some of the best memories of my life have involved alcohol whereas none have involved video games. alcohol is the definite choice for me.
As a non-drinker, this is probably the easiest poll I've ever answered on the website.
Not judging but I'm curious for anyone that does vote alcohol - why? Socialising, relaxing and something to take your mind off anything can all be achieved through video games with none of the downsides of alcohol.
Both are awesome, and both are amazing to come back to after putting them away for awhile. But I've been playing games for twenty years, drinking for about nine, if I need to get a buzz I'll just throw some glue and sharpies in a paper bag and have a good time.
I enjoy quite a few different types of alcohol, but I drink very infrequently. Even if I did drink more, I'd still pick games. Basically anything I do that could involve alcohol works fine without it; compared to losing an entire creative medium, and possibly my favourite one at that, not having drinks seems like a minor issue.
No alcohol is easy. I have been praticaly completely dry for years now. I like getting a bit buzzed but I have always had a weak stomach so my hangovers tend to be very much like a deterrent. I guess I had my fill of toilet hugging over the years.
Where's the enjoyment in playing video games if you can't be slamming back them crushmosas at the same time?
I'd go with alcohol. First, my husband doesn't play video games, but he does drink, so we can enjoy that together. Also, games can be an isolating hobby whereas drinking generally gets me out of the house and together with friends. And, as mentioned above, games are just *way* more enjoyable with a nice cold drink or two.
I can see an earlier version of myself picking one or the other depending on my age. Before I was 16 it would have been games. My 16 to 30 year old self would have picked alcohol for sure. Not sure what by 30-40 year old self would have said - I guess it could have gone either way. However, I am over 40 now and my current pick would be games - alcohol has totally lost is luster. However, don't hold me to this pick - my 50 year old self might turn out to be a total booze hound!
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