Video games

Feb 21 306 Comments

Sometimes I feel guilty playing video games being in my mid-30s - after work and on the weekend. Normal?

Current game: Elder Scrolls Online

What games do you play?

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  • Google Rly?RLY!?
    I'm 40 and play a shit ton of video games. My wife is 43 and plays more. No shame.
    Feb 241
    • Cisco / QAStoneHeart
      you hit the wife lottery ma dude.
      Feb 24
  • Facebook / Eng
    mrballz

    FacebookEng

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    Microsoft
    mrballzmore
    Late 40s and still playing, what is wrong about it? Most of my friends switched over to watching throwaway Netflix series.
    Feb 212
    • Intel UGeJ58
      With or without kids?
      Feb 24
    • Facebook / Eng
      mrballz

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      mrballzmore
      Kids don't play videogames, they do sports and hang out with friends IRL.

      Another advantage of dad playing video games - kids will think it is not cool :)
      Mar 2
  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

    Facebook

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    Instagrаmmore
    Where’s Leetcode?
    Feb 240
  • Intuit / EngParsec
    Witcher 3 currently

    Wrapped up assassin's creed origins and odyssey last month.
    Feb 2118
    • Facebook BlindBndit
      @G218d245 Assassin's Creed Odyssey is better and "fuller" than Origins. That's the general consensus. I'm wrapping up the main story right now.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Yep Odyssey is much more fun. The main story is also great. Did you kill everyone in cult?
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Worth getting the season pass for odyssey?
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Why not? I played both as Kassandra and Alexios, choosing different dialogues and stuff. Worth the 100 hrs :)
      Feb 24
    • Facebook BlindBndit
      Only the Eyes of Kosmos branch so far, and a handful of other cultists in other branches to get spear level 5. But I plan on going completionist in this game (cause it's that good) so I will eventually.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Did you kill the Legendary Boar? Man that was so tough. I play normal difficulty.
      Feb 24
    • Google pNSr28
      Anyone feel like Odyssey is just too big? I think I bit off more than I can chew. I don’t have much spare time with work, a toddler, and an infant. Wanted a game I could invest a couple hours a week and make decent progress. At this rate I feel like it’ll take a year to complete Odyssey. I enjoy the game, but also want to leave some space for other ones.
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Yep they dragged it quite a bit.

      Felt the entire Olympics part did not really connect to the story.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      It's even weird when you see Kassandra winning the Olympics Wrestling event. ROFL.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Engpoconos
      @pNSr28 - Lol yup, it’s crazy big. 100 hours in, and at level 65, I still have 10 more cultists to go lol. I had to take a break.
      Feb 24
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    DOTA
    Feb 213
  • Mid 50s, still playing something every day. Love the switch. Zelda is amazing.
    Feb 240
  • Uber xxvegas
    Enjoy it while you can. After having kids, the only way I can do games is watch play through on YouTube while working.
    Feb 241
    • Cisco / QACyberDemon
      this right here is enough reason not to have kids.
      Feb 24
  • Qualtrics all thing
    This is one of the worst polls I have ever seen.
    Feb 241
  • LinkedIn / Design
    O-Ren

    LinkedInDesign

    BIO
    As your leader, I encourage you from time to time, and always in a respectful manner, to question my logic
    O-Ren more
    Mid 30. It’s my 2019 resolution to play more video games. Finished up two - Doom & Unchartered Lost Journey.
    Feb 210
  • Dropbox / Eng100k🔗🐼
    I play league and wish I had other engineers to play with. Every time I play and discord with people it’s high school kids or college drop outs. Feels bad man.
    Feb 225
    • Add me - I’m not great but I try . I was gold but dropped to bronze lmao 😂. Nick is oblazion
      Feb 22
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Hahaha i play pubg with steelgrinders, Amazon warehouse workers and unemployed folks. Many are felons lol. At least none of them are kids.
      Feb 24
    • Dropbox / Eng100k🔗🐼
      I added you I think. I’m kettybear.
      Feb 25
    • Great 👍 let’s play sometime . What time zone u in and when do you play
      Feb 26
    • Dropbox / Eng100k🔗🐼
      Pacific. Gonna be gone/busy this week though so maybe next week.
      Feb 26
  • DocuSign 10charonly
    Q. Does it get in the way of living life?
    If yes, then feel guilty and cut back.
    If no, then go ahead.
    (I don't play anymore.)
    Feb 240
  • Facebook liam
    Witcher 3, sc2, civ5
    Feb 240
  • Microsoft / R&D
    🏴‍☠️Yeah

    MicrosoftR&D

    PRE
    Google
    🏴‍☠️Yeahmore
    apex legends
    Feb 240
  • Amazon / Engpoconos
    Assassins Creed Odyssey, Injustice 2, Forza Horizon 4, Overwatch, Monster hunter, FIFA.

    Waiting for Doom Eternal.
    Feb 2410
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      How's monster hunter?
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      I couldn't go on beyond 2 missions. Way to slow for me.
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Dang. Wanted to start something new.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Sekiro is coming out soon. I played Detroit, it's psychological, liked it.
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Will check it out! Thanks, kindly stranger.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Try Bloodborne if you get time.
      Feb 24
    • Cisco / QAStoneHeart
      fuck yeah for Doom Eternal!
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Engpoconos
      It’s a very RPG heavy game - Too much time spent on crafting and upgrading weapons/skills etc. Wasn’t a big fan of the music, characters, storyline etc as the game seems to treat them as secondary. But I can see the potential in how deep and involved you can be with building complex weapon loadouts and shape your fighting style etc. Wasn’t really my thing, so loosing interest. I guess I was too spoiled by Assassin’s Creed series.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Somehow never tried Doom, will check out the walkthrough. Left Farcry in the middle since it's too gory. Same with RDR2.
      Feb 24
    • Cisco / QACyberDemon
      Doom is a blast. You can play it just for the soundtrack alone.
      Feb 25
  • Amadeus Trick2g
    I play video games with my wife every evening after work.
    Feb 242
    • OP
      What kind of games?
      Feb 25
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      She loves to play rpg’s. I am more inclined towards fps and league of legends. So we found a middle ground with Diablo 3 on the Xbox one.
      Feb 25
  • Salesforce tNqt66
    no DOTA2 players?
    Feb 242
    • Facebook BlindBndit
      I think more engineers play DOTA 2 than League because it's harder, with a slightly older demographic, but I personally play League (on and off).
      Feb 24
    • Dropbox
      vavocado

      Dropbox

      PRE
      Dropbox
      vavocadomore
      We have way more lol players than dota2 players at dbx.
      Feb 24
  • New monomo
    Age of empires 2. That's the best game ever period. Played it until i was 25 and retired from gaming forever.
    Feb 240
  • Amazon / Databoosting
    Leisure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Feb 240
  • Centene Kvasir
    Feeling guilty playing games is like feeling guilty for watching TV, listening to music, or going to the movies. There’s nothing wrong with having fun.
    Feb 240
  • Microsoft PMM’d
    You need the option “I play casual games on my phone when commuting or on the toilet”
    Feb 240
  • Rockwell Automation dc🦊🦊
    Runescape here
    Feb 248
    • New / Engsparked
      Had to scroll way too far for this
      Feb 24
    • How long did you guys scape ? When did you start? I stopped when they killed pking in 2008/2007?
      Feb 24
    • Pivotal / OpsAllDaSmoke
      Boar, same here. Played 04 to 09
      Feb 25
    • Pivotal / OpsAllDaSmoke
      Bose*
      Feb 25
    • New / Engsparked
      Played 03-09 the. Picked back up when they rereleased oldschool in 2015 and never looked back
      Feb 25
    • Rockwell Automation dc🦊🦊
      Been playing since 09 or 10
      Feb 25
    • Nice , what were your RSNs and were you part of any clans ?
      Feb 25
    • Rockwell Automation dc🦊🦊
      On osrs my main is “Blazing” on rs3 my main is “EGA” (don’t really touch that game) and in just random clans here and there lol
      Feb 25
  • Chase / EngMom22Many
    I don't play. But I encourage my husband to play. Otherwise he is annoying me while I am enjoying my hobbies.
    Feb 253
    • Cisco / QACyberDemon
      I want my wife to get some hobbies so she won't annoy me while I'm playing video games. we would make a good couple. 😂
      Feb 25
    • Chase / EngMom22Many
      Haha!
      Feb 25
    • Microsoft / Eng
      alletuN

      MicrosoftEng

      BIO
      The original, the one and only.
      alletuNmore
      How many is 2many?
      Feb 25
  • Cisco csco60
    Smoke Shisha Play FIFA
    Feb 243
    • New PcNF27
      Here’s the arab
      Feb 24
    • Futurism elonsmusk
      Habibi
      Feb 24
    • Heey! My people. Wanna help a new commer. PM me pls.
      Feb 25
  • 50’s and still playing Halo! Also playing Sea of Thieves.
    Feb 240
  • New / Eng
    badboi

    NewEng

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    App Academy
    badboimore
    We play Super Smash Bros every Friday at our office.
    Feb 240
  • Logitech / Data
    TYUd21

    LogitechData

    PRE
    Levi Strauss & Co.
    TYUd21more
    Apex legends baby
    Feb 240
  • Cisco / QACyberDemon
    Rocket League and Doom. I'm 31 and I'm trading crates with 10 year olds. no shame.
    Feb 240
  • New / ITArcticWolf
    Found this poll interesting and figured I’d share. I’m late 20s and I play games after work often...usually MMORPGs but pretty much all but sports games. My roommates are mid and late 30s and do the same. My father is mid 60s and also does the same.

    I also admit that I play at work too...but only on break. Usually FPS games. One thing my father used to do was get his team together during lunch and those that wanted to, played Quake 2 team death match just to get away from work for an hour. When I heard about this I didn’t understand at first why he would. Skip 15 years later and I’m in a leadership position at my job in IT. The work can boring and monotonous...staff (age ranges 19-50) had little motivation to do anything and I needed to find a way to boost morale in the team. I worked with my HR and wanted to test the idea out so we have Unreal Tournament installed on our work machines and we do the team deathmatches during our lunch breaks. Within days the mood of the office made a complete 180 and my staff look forward to work. Everyone became more productive and more approachable (which to me is huge in IT since most people didn’t want to interact with our IT before they weren’t very engaging or empathetic...byproduct of miserable conditions).

    Long story short. Lots of games :)
    Feb 242
    • OP
      That’s so cool!!! Thanks for sharing. 💁🏽‍♀️
      Feb 25
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      That is awesome! Your dad seems like the coolest person ever! I I had kids one day, I would play video games with them every day and make such good memories!
      Feb 25
  • Paychex payxdev
    The only thing you should be ashamed of is not including FFXIV in the poll as a choice.
    Feb 242
  • Oracle now@google
    Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn. I am 45.
    Feb 242
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

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      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Wasn't it just awesome!
      Feb 24
    • Activision Blizzard
      Kerrigan

      Activision Blizzard

      PRE
      Twitter, Facebook
      Kerrigan more
      One of my favorite games of all time.
      Feb 25
  • Adobe
    alivegirl

    Adobe

    PRE
    Amazon, IBM
    alivegirlmore
    RDR2. I'm almost 40. No shame
    Feb 242
    • Amazon BrownGuy
      You’re a good boy... *pats*
      Feb 24
    • Adobe
      alivegirl

      Adobe

      PRE
      Amazon, IBM
      alivegirlmore
      🤣
      Feb 24
  • ServiceNow ksdW54
    The categories in your survey are poorly chosen.
    Feb 241
  • Apple
    NXDOMAIN

    Apple

    BIO
    You might not know me, but you probably know of me...
    NXDOMAINmore
    I play stupid mobile games....
    Feb 241
  • Facebook eEkV05
    StarCraft and Overwatch as main stays. Single player games as they release. Running through RE2Make for the 5th time now.
    Feb 241
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Did you watch starcraft at blizzcon, by any chance?
      Feb 24
  • Sandia National Laboratories / Eng
    yoshee

    Sandia National LaboratoriesEng

    BIO
    Early career Embedded Hardware Engineer
    yosheemore
    Smash Bros 💪🍄
    Feb 240
  • US Air Force Drbu14
    Definitely normal. At our age we grew up with them. Its nothing to feel guilty about. It's a good way to relief stress and connect with other people. There's really no shame in playing. I've been playing the new Smash Bros! Its sooo good!
    Feb 240
  • Facebook NXpA10
    Playing Apex, fotm
    Feb 240
  • Amazon / Eng
    yQoH82

    AmazonEng

    PRE
    IBM
    yQoH82more
    Any souls fan here. Waiting for Code Vein forever.
    Feb 247
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Pretty sure I'll pick up dark souls 3 after I wrap up Witcher! Heard a lot of good things about it.
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Though reddit has convinced me that I need a controller to truly enjoy the game. I use a PC.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      It's awesome. All games seem easy after souls. We can get to jolly cooperation.
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Bloodborne is good too btw.
      Feb 24
    • Intuit / EngParsec
      Sadly that's a ps4 exclusive
      Feb 24
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Get a PS4, you are missing out on so many. Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted, God of War.
      Feb 24
    • Tumblr elwE87
      SEKIROOOOOO
      Feb 24
  • Fiat Chrysler xcleet
    PCMR! Simulation/Racing games
    Assetto Corsa
    Assetto Corsa Competizione
    Dirt 4
    Xplane
    CS:GO

    Hardware
    Fanatec Clubsport 2.5
    Fanatec Formula steering wheel
    Fanatec Pedals
    GT-F1 Racing Seat

    Custom built PC
    i7 7700K (liquid cooled)
    32 gig RAM
    Asus ROG Strix 1080Ti

    I have stopped counting the money spent. Probably more than 5k.
    You should have hobbies and spend your personal time/money doing what you love!
    Feb 262
    • Microsoft / Eng
      alletuN

      MicrosoftEng

      BIO
      The original, the one and only.
      alletuNmore
      How many screens? Gotta have at least 3 for racing. And you can get mini screens like phones as rear view mirrors for the full experience. Got 3D? Sounds like a fun rig.
      Feb 26
    • Fiat Chrysler xcleet
      Yes 3 screens. I am trying not to throw anymore money at it. But thanks for the mini screen idea for mirrors. I'm not sure what you're referring to 'got 3D?'
      Feb 26
  • Uber / Eng
    @w@

    UberEng

    PRE
    Capital One
    @w@more
    Skyrim and Persona 5
    Feb 252
    • Twitch RbOv54
      Persona is amazing :)
      Mar 1
    • Twitch RbOv54
      Futaba for life
      Mar 1
  • Apple 867530nine
    I’d play again if they come out with half-life 3.
    Feb 242
    • Rockwell Automation dc🦊🦊
      Don’t hold your breath
      Feb 24
    • Apple 867530nine
      😞 I know. To quote showgirls: “teasing my dick!”
      Feb 24
  • Cohesity xlTz07
    We play consoles at work too :)
    Feb 242
    • Apple texan
      Where do I apply?
      Feb 24
    • Activision Blizzard
      OCpeach

      Activision Blizzard

      PRE
      Google
      OCpeachmore
      Careers.blizzard.com
      Feb 24
  • Atlassian / Eng
    Luffy, M.D

    AtlassianEng

    PRE
    Facebook
    BIO
    A prematurely grumpy somewhat old man
    Luffy, M.Dmore
    I do turn based strategy (e.g. Civ and its relatives, mainly) which wasn't on there so I answered another RPG game
    Feb 251
    • OP
      Oh yes. Forgot about that type of games! Never got into it. 💁🏽‍♀️
      Feb 25
  • Activision Blizzard
    OCpeach

    Activision Blizzard

    PRE
    Google
    OCpeachmore
    Video games are good I support you
    Feb 241
  • GlobalFoundries a++
    Fallout 4
    Feb 241
    • Amazon / Eng
      yQoH82

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      IBM
      yQoH82more
      Nice. You are definitely Skyrim fan too I'm guessing.
      Feb 24
  • RevolutionParts / Other
    pJuQ45

    RevolutionPartsOther

    PRE
    ClearDATA, Mitel
    pJuQ45more
    I play lots of video games and now that my kids are in their early teens I get to crush them.. err.. play with them all the time. Great way to blow off some steam and stay connected with your kids, IMO. I’m in my 40s.
    Mar 30
  • Pinterest rqNT45
    Mid 30, play Pokémon go during commute and ps4 during weekends with kids
    Feb 240
  • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
    Video games are life
    Feb 240
  • Normal....im over 40 and still play. Video games keeps u young embrasses imagination, and killing bad guys is always fun.
    Feb 240
  • Google simbaa
    Mid 30s, father of 2. Play ~10 hours a week. Recently it's Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but generally COD with friends.
    Feb 240

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