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How Much of Your Gaming Time is Spent Just Screwing Around?

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Today's Speak Up on Kotaku is a complete waste of time, or possibly not. Commenter Arok Lazarus wants to know if you screw around as much as his girlfriend does. In games, not, you know.

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My girlfriend has wanted me to ask a question on Kotaku for her. She recently confided to me that in every game ever for her, including ones she is super interested in and ones she knows nothing of, she always goofs off for the first 30 minutes to an hour at the beginning of the game. She'll jump around, knock stuff over, bump into people etc. Whereas I by contrast do my best to take any game I play very seriously at the beginning no matter what so I can try to get into the game.

Who else is like her or like me? Or anywhere in between?

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Not trying to sound sexist here by any means, but it seems that a majority of female gamers I know, both offline and online, tend to screw around a lot more...I mean a lot more. Don't get me wrong, in open world games I will mess around a fair bit, but I've noticed that the female gamers I know appear to be entertained by jumping around, screwing around, etc in games much more than their male counterparts I know.