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What is your biggest escape in life?

That’s is a question that I’ve rolled around in my brain for quite some time now when the truth is I really don’t have to think about it at all. In a world where there are so many quirky things, when life tries to pull you down.. there’s one thing that’s always been there for me. Though, some may say it’s self-destructive.. I think it’s incredible.

Okay, now tell ’em what he’s won Johnny!

You: B-b-bbbut Nixie, the prizes have been lame!
Me: Don’t worry, I predict they will be getting better soon. Until then, a girls’ gotta eat.

Games are the ultimate escape from reality for me.
What’s yours? If it’s games too, name the game.. if it’s not, tell me what turns your frown upside down and win 48 hours of XBL Gold!

(if you have XBL already.. just comment anyway because ilu.)

12 Comments

  1. Jank Hank says:

    Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow’s multiplayer component (Spies vs. Mercs) brought me the most intense, suspenseful, and exciting gaming experience I’ve ever had. The satisfaction it brought me surely qualifies as one of the greatest escapes for me. I’ve yet to feel a gaming rush quite like it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    OH HELLYEAH!!! Indigo Prophecy was one of the greatest games I have ever played!

  3. Torch says:

    Wow… that looks familiar! Yes, I’ve spent oh so many nights (and mornings 😉 playing Battlefield 2, not only as an escape but because it kept me awake even while I was dead tired! (does that make any sense?? but you KNOW what I mean I’ll bet!)

    There is one better, for me, however… FlatOut2. Or, any racing/crashing game – Burnout Revenge might be a good one too. But FO2 is flat out my favorite “ARRRRRGGGHHH I must destroy things!!” game, AND it keeps me going until well past exhaustion. If that’s desirable, I don’t know… but it’s what I do when I don’t know what else to do!

    SP or MP, PC or XBOX, it rocks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I do love me some video games, and of course I play them….nightly. But what I like to do to escape, I mean really escape, is snowboard in the winter on this mountain https://napi.net-flow.com/farniente.com/images/Sun%20Valley%20Idaho.JPG (it’s only about 10 miles from my house), and in the winter I waterski/wakeboard here : http://i.pbase.com/g3/85/689285/2/67117668.61oPZznJ.jpg (it’s about 45 minutes from my house 😀

  5. Anonymous says:

    I most frequently use music if I just need to get away because then I don’t really need to think about anything at all, I can just close my eyes and listen. Occasionally, if I’m just irritated and demand suffering, I’ll play some Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and mangle a stormtrooper.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I usually read or watch a movie..nothing helps me get away like reading a few chapters off the silmarillion

  7. Torch says:

    Adding to my original comment, other than playing video games where I can race and crash vehicles with wanton abandon, if the weather is nice I like to go for a motorcycle ride… (a relaxing ride, that is, preferably with no crashing involved).

    Or, if the weather isn’t so nice, listen to some music and/or read a good book… because, as they say, outside of a dog, a good book is man’s best friend. (Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read…)

  8. Stonedrunk says:

    Yea video games in general are my great escape. When I want to completely veg out; I’ll usually just watch a movie. If I’m playing games to relax; It’s typically something single-player. RPG’s are great because they give you that, “I’m kicking ass because my character is the greatest” sensation. The competitive nature of multi-player games, and the almost work like experience of mmo’s, keeps me away from those games when I’m stressed to begin with.

  9. Ugashia says:

    My game i like to play when i am angry is GTA IV, becoming a violent criminal for a few hours in a game stops me form becoming on for real. But for other stresses i go to a Sim of some sort, like a flight Sim, lame Isn’t it.

  10. Espen says:

    My escape: THIS BLOG!?! 😛

    but mostly I play games, atm I’m playing alot of TW: Rome and M2TW 🙂

    My Fallout 3 is broken 😥 the latest PC patch was a major failure 🙁

  11. Cleo says:

    You know, I try to use games to get away from stressful situations, but often I’ll still be thinking about the stressful situation even as I’m playing, heh. More often I use games as a way to escape homework and other things I don’t want to do. I’ll tell myself I deserve a little break, but then the break turns out to take the rest of the day, and then I’m screwed, aha. Ah well, that’s why they call it an addiction.

  12. Daniel says:

    hey!… is sad what you are saying here…my way to not having stress in my life is to avoid it.. ja.. ok.. is not easy but there somethings that you can do…take the right decisions at the right moments.. i am from argentina, so if there some mistakes in my english writting is because i am used to write in spanish… i think that games are a time-life-lost, please think about it,bye bye

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