Games which "wrecked" your youth or didn't make you meet your potential?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Flame, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Jul 15, 2008
    So which games which you spent way too much time on, by doing that one last level or seconds of play. when you should have being doing your homework, or learning something useful which would have taken your to that next level in life.

    The irony is my youth was spent looking for good "potential" footballers on Championship Manager which is Football Manager now.

    Don't get it twisted, I am doing very well in life. Thinking about if I should do Ph.D. but I feel if I didn't spend so much hours on simulation on football, I would be the Einstein or Isaac Newton or our time :P maybe not... but what I'm trying to get to is if I didn't waste my time on game(s) which consumed some much time, which I don't even play anymore, cause a new version comes every year with a better "match engine" which seems the same to me.

    in science I have got anything below 99%
    in maths about 90%
    Computing 100%

    in English tho... oh english oh english wherefore art thou english
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  2. HaloEffect17

    HaloEffect17 Splatoon Fan

    Jul 1, 2015
    Oh boy, it was the Pokemon RPGs for sure...
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  3. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

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    Nothing. Thanksfully?

    I'm sure that wouldn't have made any differences.
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  4. boomario

    boomario Nothing to say here.

    Oct 31, 2012
    Each time i find a great game to play i have to sacrifice something in order to enjoy it.

    But absolutely worth it.
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  5. GameSystem

    GameSystem GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2009
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    We talentless folks don't have to worry about silly things like potential. It doesn't matter how many games we play, we'll still be failures in the end. Thank god there are things like Bachelor's of Arts degrees and federal and state pensions after 20 years for cake jobs.
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  6. Catastrophic

    Catastrophic Perfectly Normal

    Apr 28, 2012
    I don't think games have wrecked my schoolwork too much but they've definitely wrecked my sleep cycle. :wtf:
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  7. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    Games have only been an improvement for me. My favourite being when Goldeneye taught me security camera sensing.

    I think one time I played too much Morrowind instead of doing any revising and had to actually make an effort in the exam.

    On the other hand I was always destined to be a layabout lacking any useful skills for the time period I find myself living in.
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  8. Issac

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    I never had a game that ruined my youth or potential. I excelled in English because of it, and it probably helped me with problem solving.
    What ruined my youth and potential was the teachers. I was so bored of everything, and underachieved. That's why I feel so strongly for GCP now. Look it up!
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  9. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
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    Oh god DBZ Budokai 1/2/3 MMBN 3/4/5 and Wild Arms 3
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  10. Vanth88

    Vanth88 Private

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Games that wrecked my youth? Dodge Ball. I didn't know how to dodge, dip, dive, duck, or dodge so I ended up getting a lot of balls thrown in my face. I was really tall and wide though so I was an easy target. I was also especially bad at kick ball.

    In video games? Sonic 3. That damn barrel of doom kept me from beating my favorite game of ALL time... for almost ALL time. I managed to beat it 15+ years later when I learned that all I had to do was press up and down :|
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  11. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Jul 15, 2008
    For a non-English speaker I can see how it will help, but for an English speaker could mess with your head as a young kid imo which so. for a long time I thought all my base Belong to them.