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What game do you play to keep your mind off things?

#1sal_stingerPosted 9/17/2013 2:42:34 AM
I need something to keep my mind off things and I am really desperate. Recommend me something
#2SlaynPosted 9/17/2013 2:48:28 AM
Team Fortress 2.
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#3FeatherwindPosted 9/17/2013 2:51:13 AM
I don't play games to keep my mind off things but you have to focus in PvP games like LoL.
#4Cool_Dude667Posted 9/17/2013 4:34:27 AM
Heroes of Might and Magic 3, or Killing floor
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#5arleasPosted 9/17/2013 4:43:48 AM
I usually play something that involves a lot of concentration (a puzzle game maybe) but at the same time, that can work against you since if you're preoccupied with something else you won't be able to concentrate... So really I just play whatever I feel like playing (if I feel like playing).

You could go the other route and pick something that doesn't require a whole lot of thought but is just relaxing to play, whatever that is for you.
#6Greendragon854Posted 9/17/2013 8:10:45 AM
For me, it used to be rockband/guitar hero 1/2. On the harder difficulties you don't have time to think of much :P Now, It's Rocksmith (can't wait for 2014 edition) it's nice to build an actual skill and kind of zone out. Also, GTA5 is out today, and as soon as UPS drops it off, I won't be thinking about much of anything else for a little while :D
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#7Greendragon854Posted 9/17/2013 8:12:33 AM
I just realized those were all console games... On PC, I enjoy a good 4x game. Stardrive is good. Payday 2 is also good.
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#8NicodimusPosted 9/17/2013 8:13:18 AM
Kerbal Space Program.

You need to think a lot about what is going to happen and anticipate your problems. When you fail (which will be a lot) you need to come up with creative solutions. That takes your mind off of anything else, I find.
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#9NingishzidaPosted 9/17/2013 8:27:17 AM(edited)
you need a game that gives you no time to think, like if you think you die

certain shmups fit the bill - constant action, difficulty, randomness

any game that has times of "peace" is no good, thoughts creep in within 2 secs of idleness or cakewalk segment

you need a constant assault on the senses plus a constant and precise input demand from the game

shmups also are good cuz they're so abstracted from real-life, there is very little in a shmup that's gonna trigger a reality parallel and let the unpleasantness of life come to the fore
#10maybecallsPosted 9/17/2013 8:50:21 AM(edited)
A small game called Scrabble Plus. I don't bother with it's classic mode. I play against the computer in golf mode. I find it very addictive, and it gives your brain a good workout, even if the CPU does come up with some strange words.

Or alternatively, just get lost in M & B Warband, either offline or online (I recommend Siege Mode!).