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DS Daily: Ritualistic



We know all too well about how regular life can get in the way of gaming, so we were wondering: is there a set pattern to when you play your DS? Perhaps you play late at night in bed, just before nodding off? Or does your handheld only really appear on the journey to work? Maybe (god forbid) you're the kind of gamer who likes to play DS first thing in the morning (to us, planning sorties before coffee is madness)?

Alternatively, you might just play whenever the hell you like. Damn students.

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Swampgirl Inez1

4-17-2008 @ 9:17AM

Swampgirl Inez said...

Hubby always works late and we carpool, so I play while I'm waiting on him, usually. I also pick up my DS when I get some free time on weekends or evenings. Depends on what game I'm playing and if I really can't wait to get to the next part. *cough*aceattorney*cough*

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MrWhipplesNipple2

4-17-2008 @ 9:31AM

MrWhipplesNipple said...

The youngin' goes to bed around 8:30PM every night, after that, I do the dishes and then whatever is left before I pass out is usually devoted to Ethel (come on, admit it, you named your DS, too). The wife gets her Animal Crossing fix in right before bed, as well.

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Roto133

4-17-2008 @ 9:46AM

Roto13 said...

These days I've been playing a lot during my breaks at work.

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Salty Soil4

4-17-2008 @ 9:50AM

Salty Soil said...

If there's a title I really want to finish, I always play some type of handheld game before I fall asleep. Level grinding in Etrian Odyssey actually helps me FALL asleep.

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iruka5

4-17-2008 @ 10:05AM

iruka said...

I play Animal Crossing every weekday while eating my lunch at work. That way I can check Nookway, the Able Sisters, and the rest of the neighbors without missing anyone of them who's still probably asleep if I check them before going to work.

If I finish AC:WW early, I can play another game like Phoenix Wright or completing the puzzles in Professor Layton. Sometimes playing these games help me fall asleep at night.

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C02M06

4-17-2008 @ 10:36AM

C02M0 said...

i play before bed , and ,,, heck whenever i want to !

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Todd7

4-17-2008 @ 10:48AM

Todd said...

I tend to play at night for an hour or so before bed. I also get alot of time in while on business trips.

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Shakti228

4-17-2008 @ 11:20AM

Shakti22 said...

In between classes.

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Brittany9

4-17-2008 @ 11:31AM

Brittany said...

While I'm watching videos on youtube and before I go to bed are my main DS times!

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Liron10

4-17-2008 @ 12:50PM

Liron said...

I play Animal Crossing during breakfast. Most of the Animal Crossing "special visitors" only show up between 6am and noon, so breakfast is the only time between this period during which I can actually play.

I also play for a few hours in the evening, after work, and on weekends.

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ladyofkrypton11

4-17-2008 @ 1:27PM

ladyofkrypton said...

For me its usually during my lunch break at work...or during work if its slow (getting in a few rounds of Mario Kart in with the kids that come in with their ds). In between classes or before I go to bed. Racking my brain on a puzzle usually helps me sleep, lol.

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Igmolicious12

4-17-2008 @ 1:49PM

Igmolicious said...

I mostly play in the evenings, after work, but I've also been known to bring my DS with me to work and play it when I hit the head.

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Mischief13

4-17-2008 @ 2:11PM

Mischief said...

It depends on game,for example i play Phoenix Wright games only at late night, Ninja Gaiden in school,and so on.

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Donald14

4-17-2008 @ 3:14PM

Donald said...

I have a long commute from work - by bus - so I tend to get a lot of my DSing done there.

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CJLopez15

4-17-2008 @ 6:34PM

CJLopez said...

Is it wrong that I find this picture truly cute???? while i'm a man????? damn, that cat is cuter than the Shrek movie one, xDDDDDDD

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SamuraiD16

4-17-2008 @ 7:40PM

SamuraiD said...

Regarding topic; I game on my DS whenever time permits it, which means lunch-time during work and after work at home.

Regarding image; not only is that kitteh cute as hell, but it makes that Nintendo DS look beautiful. If only that colour launched in Europe! U_U'

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Aparoid17

4-17-2008 @ 9:04PM

Aparoid said...

I can recall multiple times where I wake up with my stylus somewhere in my sheets, and my DS facedown under my bed, still on, with low battery.

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nooopy18

4-17-2008 @ 9:31PM

nooopy said...

I play a round or two of Solitaire Overload (spider) That generally tires me right out.

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manaman19

4-17-2008 @ 9:31PM

manaman said...

Hey,

Usually I play at night before bed as I'm winding down. That is, as of late.

Peace,

manaman

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