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This is something I've been thinking about as a result of Shameless Gaming month. Basically I thought I'd get more time in on the weekends - obviously - but so far that has been a complete write off for me. I've gotten the most time in during the week, usually between 9 and 11pm. That was surprising for me.

What about you guys? When do you play most?


    7pm to 10pm during the week for me. On a free Friday night that'll jump to 7pm to 3am.

    Weekends are pretty steady at about 10-1pm then 4pm-9pm :P

    Always the weekend, although I sometimes play late in the evening if I get everything else done.
    Can't seem to find time otherwise.

    I guess my prime time for gaming would be 9pm-12pm weeknights and a bit later weekends (work permitting). But aslong as their is free time hanging around who cant fit in a game or two.

    Usually between 10pm and 1am during the week, or between 10pm and ???am on the weekends. Needless to say, I try to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday morning wherever possible!

    Generally on weeknights it's about 10-12.

    On the weekends it's whenever I feel like it and not busy doing something else.

    My ideal time for playing games is nightime but that almost never happens.
    My actual gaming primetime is aroundabouts between 12 and 2 in the afternoon while my son naps. When he goes off to school in a couple of years it'll be 9 - 14:30. Who needs to do housework?:P

    I work full time, so I tend to do gaming after dinner on weeknights and whenever I please on weekends.

    The Tour de France is making it difficult because that takes priority, even with Shameless Gaming month. Still, I tend to get in a decent chunk of time most nights between 8pm and 10pm.

    I get home from work at about 4:30 pm, shower then sit down to game and don't go to bed until 12-1am. With breaks for food and what-not obviously.
    Weekends it's a little different. Friday I work 8am-(about)11pm (2 jobs) but I'll game from 11pm~ until 5am or so. Sleep until 10am get up and game until 4pm when I work again Saturday then home 11pm for more gaming until the sun comes up.
    Sunday I awake at about 9-10 (curse my body clock) and then you, you guessed it, game all day!
    Obviously if I have things on it gets messed up, but then I don't have much of a life so that's very rare.

      That sounds like heaps when I put it down in writing.

    I start and finish work earlier than most people, so my gaming time now falls into the 3pm-6pm slot during the week. It's hard to play earlier in the day since there is so much ambient light in our apartment - too much glare to see the screen properly.

    About 10 - 12 pm for me weeknights, I oddly have a social life on the weekend :S
    Enough for a couple of games of LoL a night. :D

    Probably weeknights for me as well, usually sometime between 9pm - 1am. I can often get in some good sessions on Sundays too. Saturdays are spent with the gf. I used to look forward to Friday nights to go drinking/clubbing, now I look forward to going home and playing games... :/

    Weeknights from about 5-10 and weekends all day and night if it's not payweek or no plans.

    My prime (console) gaming time is between about 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm weeknights. This is a time where my wife doesn't usually want to watch anything on the TV.

    I play a couple of PC games, Minecraft & Terraria, which I'll play on my laptop in the evenings, while Masterchef etc are on the TV :)

    On the weekends I can usually get some decent blocks of gaming time, early in the morning when the wife is sleeping in, and Sunday afternoon especially I try to play some co-op with mates on xbox live.

    I would love to have another TV purely for gaming, but unfortunately I don't really have enough space for that! (I was thinking about mounting another TV up on the wall next to or below my main TV, but the wife wasn't too keen on that idea...)

    Generally from 9.30pm - 11.30pm on any given night, some Fridays and Saturdays I can go till 2am.

    Weekends the kids take over the machines so sometimes I'll play a kids game with them, we generally restrict their time with consoles but this winter has been brutally cold so I've eased up a bit on that.

    I can play between about 7pm and 11pm at night. Mind you, I have to do other stuff in that time, like talk to my friends, read this website and others, watch tv shows or anime, etc, etc. Weekends are similar, actually, due to a regular D&D game on Sundays.

    After work when I get a chance when I'm not watching a show I like, on the weekend if I can, and if I get really bored while at work.

    Weekdays I get home at about 6:30. Have dinner and (try to) work on creative stuff until about 8:30.
    Then I game until about 12.

    On weekends if I have nothing on I could possibly game all day.

    Mostly weeknights, anywhere between 5pm-11pm (I don't watch TV) but that varies wildly depending on what's happening with work and life. Plus handheld gaming on the train.

    Weekends are kind of random, I might do some gaming but I'm sometimes doing other things.

    Whenever I've got a 'semi-spare' hour.

    Early in the morning on weekends used to work well - while the wifey was asleep. Just can't get up to do it anymore though.

    Try to get in an hour or so in the afternoon after work, if I can. I need to find another TV show to get the Mrs interested in so I can slip away undetected a little easier when I need to...

    When ever I can but lately that's not too often. Stupid life gets in the way.

    When I do its broken into 2 times.
    Early Sat/Sun Morning with my kids. Toon's while we eat breakfast then its game time for an hour or 2.

    I hit up the more adult orientated games after they are in bed any night I can, so 9pm till whenever I finish.

    I can usually manage 1-2hrs during weeknights similar times on the weekend. If I'm really lucky I can spend most of a lazy day on the weekend playing games usually once a month or so. BAH.

    weekdays from 7pm to 11pm. If i'm not busy on Friday and Saturday i can go on up to 1am.

    Some weeknights from 10pm-midnight if the baby and wife go down early enough. That's about it.

    Weeknights 7-10
    Weekends can be anytime depending what else I am doing socially or otherwise.

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