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To think it's not normal for an 18 year old to play video games on their day off?

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FiremanSamuel Sun 25-Jun-17 13:33:37

To think it's not normal for an 18 year old to play video games on their day off? Mine doesn't move!

WhooooAmI24601 Sun 25-Jun-17 13:34:20

Sounds normal enough.

StripySocks1 Sun 25-Jun-17 13:34:31

I thought it was obligatory

alltouchedout Sun 25-Jun-17 13:35:20

It's very normal.

greendale17 Sun 25-Jun-17 13:35:50

Yes totally normal

NotACleverName Sun 25-Jun-17 13:35:57


Are you actually being serious, though?

FiremanSamuel Sun 25-Jun-17 13:36:00

At 18!? I thought it stopped at 16!

Angelicinnocent Sun 25-Jun-17 13:37:05

My 18 year old is exactly the same. As are my friends 19 and 22 year olds

JennyOnAPlate Sun 25-Jun-17 13:37:17

I know grown men in their 30s who would be gaming all day if their wives would let them. I find it very odd but it seems normal!

EccentricPickle Sun 25-Jun-17 13:37:32

I think it is normal.

A guy I work with (aged 18) recently booked a day of AL to do just that! Not something I would choose to do but hey ho. I'm sure he would find the things I do on my days off boring too.

FiremanSamuel Sun 25-Jun-17 13:37:47

I'm being serious hmm she'd rather sit on her console than go out with friends, etc.

LiveLongAndProspero Sun 25-Jun-17 13:37:48

Why would you think it stopped at 16? Have you never heard of any of the thousands of over 18 video games?

MumoftheBoyandtheGirl Sun 25-Jun-17 13:38:15

I'm in my 30s and that's how I spend most of my days off too. Why do you think that video games have an age limit? I don't think that way of thinking is normal hmmgrin

blueskyinmarch Sun 25-Jun-17 13:38:18

Sounds okay. Would you think it weird if they wanted to read all day? Probably not i would guess. If they work and this is their way of unwinding it seems fine. My DD (age 19) can easily spend the whole day sitting on her bed watching crap TV if she hasn't got anything else to do. Same thing i reckon.

MatildaTheCat Sun 25-Jun-17 13:39:17

Sounds equivalent to MN TBH. I can't see the point of video games but am pretty addicted to mindless scrolling on here.

TheHeraldOfAndraste Sun 25-Jun-17 13:39:25

Why isn't it? I'm 28 and I intend to spend most of today playing Dragon Age Inquisition. My DC are out with grandparents and I'm up to date on household chores.

I may even branch out into designing my grey warden cosplay armour or writing some fanfiction.

missiondecision Sun 25-Jun-17 13:39:26

Very normal .
What you you suggest or prefer ?

BeeFarseer Sun 25-Jun-17 13:40:28

My DH works in the game industry and would love to use all his free time gaming. He's 35.

Have you been living underneath a rock? I'm genuinely amused that you seem to think it's a childish activity. If it stopped at 16, then who are all the 18 rated games aimed at? grin

TaurenInAChinaShop Sun 25-Jun-17 13:40:29

You don't want to know how old I am, and I still game in my limited spare time. Boo hiss grin

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sun 25-Jun-17 13:40:43

Loads of games are rated 18 so how could you think it stops at 16? I'm in my 30s and I spend loads of time playing games and take days off specifically to stay home and game.

user1andonly Sun 25-Jun-17 13:42:34

Normal. My 22 year old still does, and so do many of his mates. As long as it's on their day off, therefore not preventing them from holding down a job, I don't see a problem. It's just their way of relaxing.

My lad also watches telly, goes out, sees friends, pub, concerts etc. I'd worry if he didn't do anything else at all.

LoveMyLittleSuperhero Sun 25-Jun-17 13:43:05

My DP is in his 30s and books a week off every year for when he knows the annual release of his favourite game series is so he can play it on release. It's very normal at 18 and at least she isn't out drinking!

MrsJayy Sun 25-Jun-17 13:43:19

24yr old spends time on the playstation on her day off work it really isn't a huge deal do you really think liking gaming should stop at 16? Dh stil games and he is waaay over 18 <shrug>

missiondecision Sun 25-Jun-17 13:44:19

Who buys the 18 rated games if at 16 "it should stop"

YouTheCat Sun 25-Jun-17 13:46:08

I'm 47. A day off for gaming sounds like heaven.

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