Poll of the Day > You don't control games

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TheWorstPoster
02/04/19 3:05:17 PM
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Games control you
Locke90
02/05/19 7:07:43 PM
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Both my xbox one and ps4 tell me you are wrong ...
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dancer62
02/05/19 8:14:55 PM
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PSP Hot Shots Golf filled the time waiting for my tires to be balanced. Closed the Go when my car was ready, yesterday, it's suspended and patiently waiting for me to resume when I have time.

Somewhat true, though. Whose bright idea was it to not have pause or suspend available on home consoles? Answering the phone or the door, checking the stove, or running an errand, means abandoning a game mid-mission? Real life has to have priority over games.
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ParanoidObsessive
02/11/19 9:08:34 AM
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dancer62 posted...
Somewhat true, though. Whose bright idea was it to not have pause or suspend available on home consoles? Answering the phone or the door, checking the stove, or running an errand, means abandoning a game mid-mission? Real life has to have priority over games.

That's usually only an issue with multiplayer games, where the lack of a pause is more justifiable. I do agree that pause is definitely a thing that should exist, though, and that becomes more and more obvious as you become an adult and start dealing with an adult schedule and lack of free time.

That being said, the PS4 arguably has a suspend feature - you just hit the button to go to the dashboard. From there you can actually power it down into sleep mode with the game still right where you left it (though this usually breaks any game session that requires Internet connection, so you'll still have to restart from whatever save checkpoint you had last, if applicable).


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Kyuubi4269
02/11/19 9:24:00 AM
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ParanoidObsessive posted...
That's usually only an issue with multiplayer games, where the lack of a pause is more justifiable. I do agree that pause is definitely a thing that should exist, though, and that becomes more and more obvious as you become an adult and start dealing with an adult schedule and lack of free time.

If you don't have time to play a game, you definitely don't have time to go to the movies, yet lots of adults do that regularly.

Treat gaming as though you are out.
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ParanoidObsessive
02/11/19 6:36:24 PM
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Kyuubi4269 posted...
If you don't have time to play a game, you definitely don't have time to go to the movies, yet lots of adults do that regularly.

I do not own a single game released in the last 20 years that can be played and completed within a 2-3 hour timeframe. Modern gaming has done a great deal to make "play for 15 minutes" a rare and elusive experience. Time management absolutely becomes an issue for adults, and gaming is absolutely a far more time-intensive investment than movies are.

But you're still dismissing out of hand the vast majority of unexpected situations where a pause button would be a godsend to actual adults. Having to answer the phone, having to check on your kids, only being able to squeeze a half-hour to an hour or so window out to game because other responsibilities (social, familial, business, or otherwise).

Hell, I literally have a game on pause right now as I type this.


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