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Gaming While Standing

by noiseredux Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:15 pm

OK, I feel like I've been a member here long enough to start a thread with some sort of substance.

Do any of you game while standing up?

...I'm being serious.

A while back I read this post on Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5944661/two-months-of ... tanding-up

It def struck a nerve with me, and maybe some of you. I work mostly sitting down for 9 hrs a day. I drive sitting down nearly 2 more hours a day. I come home eat supper sitting down. Then play games sitting down.

It kind of scares me when things like blood clots are mentioned -- my mom has a history of them. Plus like an idiot I smoke cigarettes. A few months back mozgus's thread about his burst artery scared me. I've started trying to be more conscious about taking standing/stretching breaks. I try to take longs walks with my wife once or twice a week.

But I've also tried gaming while standing. Anyone else? Certain games -- especially arcade games are very conducive as really you'd be standing in the arcade. Fighting games, shmups, things like Virtua Tennis are all great standing up.

I even set up a little arcade stand for this endeavor:

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Anyone else attempted this, or have thoughts on the subject?
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by stickem Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:20 pm

shmups, fighters, fps, and madden i don't mind standing. rpg's or something like baulders gate i'm laying on the couch since i know i'll be playing awhile.
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by YoshiEgg25 Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:23 pm

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Re: Gaming While Standing

by dsheinem Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:25 pm

noiseredux wrote:Plus like an idiot I smoke cigarettes.


tbh as long as this continues no sitting/standing ratio will help you at all. walking and all is fine, but the cigs will almost certainly be what gets you.
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by noiseredux Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:26 pm

dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Plus like an idiot I smoke cigarettes.


tbh as long as this continues no sitting/standing ratio will help you at all. walking and all is fine, but the cigs will almost certainly be what gets you.


ah shit. I knew I shoulda left that out. Let's ignore ME specifically and just stick to the topic I meant to address (gaming while standing).
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by BoringSupreez Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:01 pm

noiseredux wrote:
dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Plus like an idiot I smoke cigarettes.


tbh as long as this continues no sitting/standing ratio will help you at all. walking and all is fine, but the cigs will almost certainly be what gets you.


ah shit. I knew I shoulda left that out. Let's ignore ME specifically and just stick to the topic I meant to address (gaming while standing).

Nope, nope, too late. The moral guardians decree that this is now a thread about the evils of smoking.
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by EvilRyu2099 Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:10 pm

EVEN I DON'T SMOKE!!!!
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by noiseredux Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:19 pm

noiseredux wrote:OK, I feel like I've been a member here long enough to start a thread with some sort of substance.


20k post fail.
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by brunoafh Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:26 pm

Lucky for me I'm an obsessed dog owner so I get my share of exercise through that. I'm not in optimal shape as most of my time is spent sitting as well, but I get at least an hour or more of exercise a day with my dog. So 7+ hours a week of somewhat rigorous exercise (we hike, jog, go for walks, swim, etc) seems to balance out the extended sessions of sitting doing nothing and drinking booze pretty well.

Gaming and standing though, when playing a fighter competitively I tend to stand. I've had several nights of hour long standing sessions of BlazBlue on PSN and will likely have several more. For some reason it just feels right to stand while playing a fighter, haha.
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Re: Gaming While Standing

by RyaNtheSlayA Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:31 pm

Some games just feel right standing up. I play most SHMUPS standing for instance, even though I have no need to. I feel like it helps me focus a bit for some reason.
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