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The Cruel Irony of Gaming: Sickness

After reading Pixie's latest I had a thought about the cruel irony of gaming. So we all have jobs or education or something that takes up a lot of our time. Well, even those who don't probably don't spend all day, everyday, gaming anyway(!). So when we're feeling sick and can't go to work, attend classes or focus on studies, it's a great time to give the ol' gaming platform of choice a spin! But herein lies the problem, most of the time you just don't feel like gaming, even though you have plenty of time and nothing better to do.

As I mentioned I once tried to play F-Zero GX to distract my mind from the horrible hangover I was suffering with not so great results! It probably wasn't the best choice in hindsight but I did try Metroid Prime too and it didn't make me feel better either. But some games must be better than others when the fever is eating away at your mind and you're coughing up your lungs right?

If I try for example to play a RPG when I'm feeling like shit I just can't get any enjoyment out of it. I don't know if it's because being constantly reminded of your real and hurting body takes away much of the immersion or if it's just that thinking about stuff in general is a pain in the ass. I typically try to play something that's easy on the optic nerve and doesn't involve much planning, organizing or micro management. Preferably it's on a handheld, curled up under a blanket with a cup of tea, away from the prying eyes of the world. Something like Pokémon.

So what do you guys play when you feel like you've just been to Jonathan Holmes' Planetarium, or just feel generally broken?
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About lokheone of us since 11:59 AM on 01.18.2010

Hail from Stockholm, Sweden. I've been gaming for as long as I can remember, on the Game Boy initially. My first game was called Jelly Boy, it was awesome (it was probably not awesome).

Raised on Blizzard and Nintendo games, later GoldenEye, Perfect Dark and Halo. Zelda games and the Metal Gear Solid series holds a special place in my heart.

Used to play a load of shareware games that came with random magazines when I was a kid. On my mighty powerful PC with all of 66Mhz and 580MB HDD space. Mind blown, I know!

Gems such as Tubular Worlds, Elf Bowling and Micro Man I remember fondly. I must have also sunk hundreds of hours into the Duke Nuke'em 3D Demo.

My late teen years were utterly consumed by World of Warcraft, probably the best time of my gaming life. I know many people don't feel the same way but the things I've done and people I've met I treasure dearly.

These days I praise the sun and pray at the altar of Miyazaki Hidetaka. A few years ago I would've said that Ocarina of Time was my favourite game ever made. Today, Dark Souls holds that spot but I think it is just the grown up version of Zelda really.

When I'm not gaming I'm in the dojo, honing my skills. Martial arts have always been important to me and I could not go without the balance it brings to my life.

I've been coming to Destructoid since I moved away from home in 2009 and never thought of leaving. This place is home <3

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