• jarod-warren - April 16, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    Year: 2004. Game: World of Warcraft. Played roughly 40+ hours straight (it got blurry towards the end). Forgot to eat, called in to work during that time, and fell over when I finally got up to hit the toilet. Not my finest moment.
  • suicidegabe - April 16, 2014 2:41 p.m.

    When Mists of Pandaria came out I took a week off of work, Got server first achievements and hit level 90 in 3 days. Was well very much worth it in my eyes.
  • emily-hill - April 16, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    I didn't go to my Brother who is three years older than me I am twenty five soon to be twenty six College Graduation to play runescape
  • gerunks - April 16, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    Oh Sweet Odin what I have not done, from faking illness to worse, one of the things I regret is that I stole a NES cartridge while visiting family in other city, my cousins didn't even play on the NES, that for me was enough crime and I had to save something! So I sneaked one time into their room and took one of the best games they had (and it wasn't even that good), hid it in my luggage the day we were going back home and since my parents never gave a royal f*ck about my gaming gear they thought it was a friends game. They never found out and I do regret what I did. Another thing I did was when my parents bought me a PS1 and a copy of FFVII and Megaman X, that was the last gaming thing they bought to me with the promise that I would let my youngest brother play, and I didn't let him, he was crying all over the place mwahaha! My grades went down hill when I started putting hours on FFVII until I finished it., as soon as I got home off to the TV I went even skipping lunch or eating in 5min even blowing off homework to play. My addiction got cured when I had school and work for about 7 years, I couldn't afford any games. However it came back years later when I finally could afford games, now I fight a little with my wife because of my gaming lol, I guess one does not simply get cured of gaming addiction.
  • MajorXMidge - April 16, 2014 8:28 a.m.

    I used to wake up really early In the morning to get my rank on halo 3 up, I was trying to beat my mate and he always wondered how I level up "overnight". When I was young, I held it in a bit too long too, but for Diablo II. And once in school the class was writing out "how we can help others" I got distracted so I didn't write anything, and the teacher asked me what I wrote. I panicked and said "I helped my friend get an achievement on xbox" the entire class laughed at me, and I got sent out. :(
  • Ricter1439 - April 16, 2014 6:58 a.m.

    I once used video games to secure a promotion at my job. I work for Department of Homeland Security and a new position had opened up for a Behavior Analysis Officer. I decided to apply even though I had no experience. During the interview process they asked how I might benefit the program and what I could I bring to the office that no previous applicant could. I pondered the question for a moment and thought back to a news article I read several weeks earlier that discussed how gamers are able to pick out more details in the real world environment due to the necessity of games asking to do the same buy looking for small details like boss weak points or clues scattered around a room. I quoted as much of the article as I could remember while embellishing my own added sections. Not only did I get the position I was also commended for my unique response and ability to think outside the box.
  • luke-perryman - April 13, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    I wrote a GCSE English short story based off a quest in Runescape.. Played Mario Kart on multiplayer with several people in class once.. I skipped a detention to play yu-gi-oh after school with a friend... And got caught by the teacher whose detention I was skipping.. Called in sick when Skyrim came out (even faked the doctors note) and sunk 200 hours into it in 2 weeks.. Was late to a job interview because I was playing diablo 2.. Stayed up 3 days straight playing forza 3 when it came out.. Me and my step brother stole a brand new copy of tony hawk pro skater 2 from Tesco, and bought a game magazine to put the disk in. When the disk "fell" out the magazine in front of our parents we just acted surprised... Woke up at 4am to play streets of rage 2 without my parents knowing.. I've got so much more than this too.. Just the ones I can think of off the top of my head at the moment..
  • winner2 - April 10, 2014 7:55 p.m.

    Oh yeah, I just realized I never actually posted my confession. It was summer. I once played Guild Wars for so long that it ruined the monitor, the images of all the part of the HUD that I had set up had been seared into the screen. My paragon, Agent Sneaky, with his full obsidian, assortment of headgear and chaos gloves all dyed to the most hard to figure out, nigh impossible to crack code of this perfect, deep aquamarine turquoise color was there on the monitor to stay. I could turn off the game and try to use the internet normally but the outlines and actual text on all the hud boxes like party chat and the party box, mini map and whatnot would never go away. I'm not sure how long of a stretch that session was, but I did get a new monitor and promised not to do that again. I felt pathetic afterward, I know it was terrible.
  • rcarrasco121 - April 9, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    #9- Whoever you are, you are just evil!!!
  • Bushido25 - April 9, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    I remember pulling an all nighter for Metal Gear Solid because i was playing it on the PS2 so i couldn't save my game. sitting their at 3AM half asleep watching the last cutscene and my mom walks in tired n pissed telling me to go to sleep. Junior year of high school i had to do a book report and i can remember wandering around the library trying to find a book when i saw Halo: Contact Harvest and immediately swiped it! think i got a B for that report. Then their was Skyrim who i lost a whole year of my life to, grades were definitely bad that year.
  • MeanwhileGuy - April 9, 2014 12:43 a.m.

    I bunked off uni for a week once when Final Fantasy XIII came out. Goddamn do I regret that, FF XIII was total crap. I also once stole the plot of Resi 4 for a high school fiction writing assignment. I got an A, and no one but me was the wiser. When I was 10 or 11 I sunk 450 hours into Pokemon Silver in a single summer. That one I don't regret. But the worst gaming related thing was actually something my best friend at the time did. I went round to his house and took my new, slimline PS2, which he decided to swap out for his faulty one while I was asleep. Didn't realise what he'd done until I got home. Haven't talked to him in 9 years now.
  • Trollkitten - April 8, 2014 4:36 p.m.

    I was once on a three-hour midnight Neopets binge, and my real-life trollkitten, who had been trying to get my attention for at least fifteen minutes, actually put her paws straight down the middle of my laptop screen and PUSHED DOWN THE POWER BUTTON, thus sending my computer to Sleep Mode and decisively convincing me to do the same myself. Oddly enough, she is now four years old and has never done that again, even though she still hates the fact that I have a computer and tries desperately to distract me whenever she derned well pleases to. My brother's cat behaves the same way about HIS computer, just a lot louder.
  • mentalityljs - April 8, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    In middle school, spent most hours after school playing video games, waiting till the last hour before bed to cram in my homework/projects. After I turned 21, showing up to work extremely hung over and/or still legally drunk. Nothing like staying up until 5am while killing a half bottle if booze :D I am better now
  • db1331 - April 8, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    One morning when I was in middle school, I sat down on my bedroom floor to play a bit of Link's Awakening on my Gameboy before heading to the bus stop. I had been stuck on the Eagle's Tower dungeon for some time. For those who haven't played it, there are these pillars you have to destroy to bring down the upper levels of the tower so that you can access them. I finally made a breakthrough and destroyed the last pillar, triggering a cutscene that blew my mind at the time (this wasn't even the color version btw). I watched the tower collapse in awe, and realizing that I could go fight the dungeon boss, there was no way I was stopping now. I beat the boss, claimed my heart container and instrument, and looked up at the clock. My bus would've left 10 minutes ago. I was the only one home. My parents had left for work, my older sisters were already driving to school. I had no ride. I was fucked. I think I had to call my mom at work. I made up some story about having diarrhea or something, and therefore missing the bus. I don't remember if she bought it. Probably not. I bet I got grounded for it. Still, it was a badass cutscene at the time. No regrets.
  • mothbanquet - April 8, 2014 12:41 a.m.

    My most numerous crimes are no different than most on this list. My worst are ones that no living soul may know...
  • GOD - April 7, 2014 10:07 p.m.

    Hmmmmmm my worst.... sat at a laptop for 24 hours to watch OTHER people play games. On the other hand, you guys could probably put that on your lists for sleep depriving me in the name videogames. And for whoever wrote the Super Mario Bros. book reports, you shouldn't feel ashamed. In fact, I thinks that's pretty damn impressive. Think of it like this: "What, you don't think I can be a videogame journalist? Pfft, I can write entire book reports on Mario games. What can you do?"
  • theguyinthecloset - April 7, 2014 9:14 p.m.

    My guesses: 1- Cooper 'cause it's a really smart move but could still be anyone since it's D2 2- Layton and a bakery... Sophia? 3-writing about games at school: that's all of your jobs now, could be anyone. 4-too vague, maybe if I knew which game... 5- Tom or maybe Ryan? 6-anyone. maybe multiple people. 7- Tom 8- Tom or Cooper 9- dunno 10- see #3 11- anyone 12- Henry because he worked at blockbuster 13- Henry because wrestling
  • rcarrasco121 - April 9, 2014 10:29 a.m.

    8- Ryan T. I remember on one of the podcasts him talking about playing world of Warcraft in college, and his parents hating on home for that.
  • n00b - April 7, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    I don't live in America so for a few years we had a family who was from America living next door to us. I was already into video games at the time getting glimpses of nes games and plenty of street fighter 2 at the arcades but I never had a system of my own. This family had 3 boys and a Gameboy with pokemon and a lot of other games. As you can imagine i was over at their house constantly, definitely annoyingly so. I would wake up at 6 in the morning on Sundays and run over to their house and beg to play some video games. My parents quickly put a stop to that and only allowed me to visit in the afternoon. Looking back i was more interested in their video games than their friendship. To top it off the night before they left to move back to America i stole their pokemon blue cartridge and I've never spoken to them again. Eddy, Andy and David. If you read this site. I'm sorry for being such an asshole kid.
  • pl4y4h - April 8, 2014 6:08 p.m.


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