Drinking Beer While Gaming

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  1. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Gaming and drinking craft beer is my happy zone. It’s my escape from the awfulness of this world these days.
  2. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Mar 29, 2010 American Samoa

    Only way to play FIFA online
  3. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    Yup. Usually RPG’s.....Skyrim, Fallout, Assassin’s Creed, etc...

    Really looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2. Although my gaming time is severely limited by two young daughters. I mostly play during naps or late at night.
  4. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Preordered it the other day.

    I work nights at my job 3 days a week (12 hour nights), so my better half is used to me staying up until 4am on my nights off. Gives me plenty of time to play my games.

    I was playing Silent Hill 2 HD on PS Now last night while enjoying some 3 Floyds Zombie Dust :slight_smile:
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  5. Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse

    Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse Jul 20, 2016 Indiana

    I very rarely play video games, but when I do, there is always beer. Rockband is still my favorite. Say what you will.
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  6. mkh012

    mkh012 May 7, 2015 Colorado

    Let's just say I'm going to lose a few weekends to Red Dead Redemption 2, and there will be beer in the mix.
  7. CrimeDog

    CrimeDog Dec 31, 2015 New York

    Ummmm....no....Im over 40.....
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  8. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Ummm...no..I'm over 50... to steal @CrimeDog line
  9. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I have my beer fridge within arms reach of my gaming computer at my new place, so there is nearly always something in my glass.

    I never played the original Red Dead Redemption, but the sequel may be the first game I buy since Fallout 4. I have a bottle of Spaghetti Western that would make for an ideal start to my first Red Dead 2 session.
  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Sure... The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Witcher series games have been the big three for me...
  11. meefmoff

    meefmoff Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    Best to stick to serious middle aged pursuits like online beer forums :wink:

    I haven't done so in a year or so actually, but a session of Civilization or XCom wouldn't be the same without beer.
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Well, pool, cards and darts are all games...
  13. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    Age is just a number, man!
  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I play the horses on-line and drink often.
  15. pbrian

    pbrian Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    Now we're talking, I never play any of those without a beer.
  16. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    Yes, I game quite a lot in my free time actually. And I always have a beer in front of me. I tend to prefer RPG's like Witcher, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect. I also really enjoy action and shooters like Far Cry, Tomb Raider, and Battlefield. And as a few of you have said, I to have pre-ordered and am eagerly awaiting Red Dead Redemption 2.
  17. Lahey

    Lahey Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Games usually slow my drinking down too much, I forget I have a beer and it gets warm. I don't play them much anymore. Still, when I do, I still open a beer. Shrug.
  18. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Most definitely. It's a lot easier with something slower paced (Elder Scrolls, Witcher, Fallout, Destiny, etc.) but I'm known to take sips between rounds of Street Fighter and Mario Kart.

    DUI Mario Kart 64 was a staple of my college experience.
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  19. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Why would age matter? I'm 32
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  20. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I don't game as much as I used to, but playing Baldur's Gate II right now, keeping it old school. I like to keep gaming and having some brews strictly separate though, to be honest.
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  21. tzieser

    tzieser Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Absolutely. Mostly RPGs lately. Games I’m currently playing through:

    • Persona 5
    • The Witcher 3
    • Yakuza series (I’m on Kiwami right now)
    • Final Fanatsy 7 (trying to get that platinum)
    Can’t wait for Red Dead Redemption 2. Also patiently waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 and Death Stranding.
  22. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Logged tons of hours into Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, BF4, COD Zombies.

    My gaming time has been severely cut in the past 2 years, but I played the shit out of Red Dead Redemption, so I'm hoping to grab RDR 2.

    Hell, I actually logged a ton of hours into World War 2 Online back in the day on my PC as well.
  23. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Jun 30, 2015

    When I lived on my own a handful of years ago, I didn’t have WiFi (because I’m stubborn, and was okay with just having my phone data), so I would love to drink plenty of beers playing Super Monkey Ball 2, various THPS games, Spyro 2, anything that really brought nostalgia. They were also fun to attempt at speedrunning, and trying out all the cuts and glitches was always fun.

    I don’t really game anymore, so the lady and I play a lot of chess when we have a beer-filled night in.
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  24. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Apr 23, 2017 California

    Of course. Can't wait for the new Red Dead to come out. I am saving some brews specifically for that! Might have to pick up the new Assassin's creed as well. I enjoyed Origins. Most likely play some Rainbow Six Siege online later this evening.
    Also, if you haven't played Goat simulator. I recommend you do so. It great sober, and even better multiple brews in.
  25. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Jun 13, 2017 California

    I've gotten my highest scores drunk but also made irreversible fuck ups

    Gambling is another story
  26. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Me and some buddies like to get drunk and play Risk. Well, most of us get drunk. The one sober guy always seems to win.
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  27. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Baldur's Gate II???? That's so cool - loved that game...
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  28. tzieser

    tzieser Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Oh man, I remember being so amped for this game when it first came out but the lag was so severe it was pretty much unplayable.

    I never got big into MMOs. Anarchy Online was pretty cool and Star Wars Galaxies was amazing before they ruined it with a big patch.

    Does anyone remember the MSN Gaming Zone? Back in the AOL dial-up days. Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear was my jam (along with Flight Simulator, Midtown Madness, Motorcross Madness), then Counter-Strike Beta 6 came into my life and my early teenage years were nearly ruined :grin:

    @Greywulfken you can get the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale games over on GOG.com along with a ton of classic PC games optimized for newer computers. One of my favorites sites/companies
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  29. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Sep 20, 2017 Wisconsin

    I do, Friday and Saturday late nights. i play UT 1999 version. one of the beer fridges is close to my gaming PC. I drink rockstar 240 or 300mg of caffeine to counter the beer.
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  30. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    On the computer I play medieval total war 2. When playing xbox it's halo 3, gta V, kingdom come deliverance (nothing like riding around medieval Bohemia drinking oktoberfests), fallout 4, or one of the dark souls series. I have red dead on preorder and will get fallout 76.
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  31. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I play a lot of games, it's what I do with most of my free time besides writing and I usually have beer (or spirits, or wine:wink:) to accompany whatever I'm playing. Kinda all over the spectrum, I love RPGs (story driven games of all kinds as long as theyre well written), shooters, platformers, survival horror, etc

    Also, I've known people of just about every age group who game on a regular basis (including those well into their seventies), so not quite sure what a few of you are getting at. Anyways, cheers!
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  32. Ceddd99

    Ceddd99 May 14, 2018 Michigan

    I haven't really played video games since my teens and a bit in my early 20s, so like a decade ago. But I recently downloaded a couple of emulators and I've been playing Ken Griffey Jr. Slugfest for the N64.

    For some reason I always loved this game, it was one of my favorite N64 games when I was 14 and it's still fun to this day. I'm trying to hit .400. It's actually made me consider watching a little baseball again.
  33. Casterbridge

    Casterbridge Mar 26, 2010 Connecticut

    Sometimes I'll play Devil's Triangle.
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  34. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I'm sure you're looking forward to the Rondo of Blood/Symphony of the Night re-release at the end of the month :slight_smile:
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  35. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Ultimate Team with a few beers, tweaking my teams constantly is my happy place. Also Fallout, Red Dead, Fortnite and NBA 2K. But right now it's Fifa 19 all day!
  36. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    I'd like to say it got better, but it still had issues pretty consistently compared to today's online games. Those were the early days though, and I still had a lot of fun playing it.
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  37. Sabtos

    Sabtos Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I finally understand why people liked the Witcher series so much--they were all drunk af!

    Nah lol I drink while gaming as well, safer than drinking while driving your Sentinel rolling over pedestrians with a hooker in your trunk in the real world! :stuck_out_tongue:

    But I really had trouble with the Witcher series man, and I stuck it out through all three too. Super cheesy despite it's desire to seem dark and serious, clunky controls all the way into the 3rd game, extremely slow paced, but at least the graphics were pretty...

    However, grinding thru some Draugr in the new God of War while foisting some grog was a pleasure. SKÅL!
  38. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Witcher 3 was an objectively great story, although I agree wholeheartedly with the clunky mechanics on console (gaming computer probably would be seamless). The other Witcher games to me were unplayable, just leaps and bounds below the likes of Fallout or Elder Scrolls. I have a feeling we are both about to get yelled at :joy:
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  39. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I've set several records on Track and Field at the local arcade bar.

    I fondly remember the day Goose Island did a tap takeover. I was drinking BCBS and playing Duck Hunt, Track & Field, and Time Crisis 3 for hours.
  40. meefmoff

    meefmoff Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    Man that game was fun until you got to the stupid spinning shotput thing that absolutely refused to ever go straight.
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