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Games to get you through

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:56 am
by 3DO Experience
I recently lost someone very dear to me and have withdrawing into my newly built PC, setting up programs and playing games. I just finished AVP and beat Space Marine the other day. When my grandfather passed away I withdrew into Wolfenstein on the 3DO.

Have any of you used games to get you through tough times?

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:49 am
by Austin
Yikes! That's no good. I'm sorry to hear that. :(

Thinking back, I am sure games have helped me in that manner, but I can't put my finger on anything specific or during a timeframe in particular.

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:40 am
by Trev
Sorry about your loss 3DOExperience. Like Austin I also can't think of one game in particular, but gaming in general helps me deal w/tough times. Probably the best example, off the top of my head ... the day I lost a job (the only job I was ever let go from) I bought a Gamecube & Zelda WindWaker which helped cheer me up quite a bit. Maybe I'll think of more examples and add to this thread later ...

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:47 pm
by BryWI
Sorry to hear about your loss.

Everytime I need to get my mind off of things (quite frequently), I play NES games. It's the only thing I keep going back to time after time. It brings me back to childhood, times I didn't have to worry about much of anything.

If anyone was ever looking for a more modern game to imerse themselves in for a long time, I'd have to recommend Fallout 3.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:01 pm
by 3DO Experience
Bad news again Friday. Using Shenmue. I think Wolfenstein would do a better job though.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:08 pm
by Trev
3DO Experience wrote:Bad news again Friday. Using Shenmue. I think Wolfenstein would do a better job though.
Sorry bout your recent bad news. :(

I love Shenmue, but Wolfenstein is probably better if you are looking to take out some agression.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:34 am
by 3DO Experience
Wolfenstein lets me zone out, no real thought needed. Just point and pull the trigger.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:38 am
by 3DOKid
I don't remember any games. When my sister died (many years ago now) the company I worked for gave me compassionate leave, and they wouldn't let me come back for two weeks. (I was begging to come back after one!)

Anyway. I cleaned my car. To within an inch of it's life. Engine bay, inside, outside, obsessively. Clayed, waxed, polished, wheel rims taken off, the whole damn thing. I just zoned out


At the time this car was 7 years old and had been in a crash. (and repaired before I bought it)


Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:32 pm
by Anonymous
Personally i have lots of "issues" and quirks people dont care to deal with, so i have very few friends, and none of them within 4h by car. Being unwillingly long term unemployed (2,5 years total employment and im 34 now, but have completed 4-5 long and complete job trainings over the years) makes every day very long, very boring and very depressing.. Games are what keeps me going on so far.

So whilst i havent really lost anyone dear recently, games certainly helps making the day shorter and keeps my mind occupied.