Pulling an all-nighter? What happens when you play video games for hours

Go on admit it, you probably play video games for far longer than you should! I’m guilty of that, but when you become totally absorbed in a game, it’s hard to de-couple yourself from that immsersion. I’ve been known to pull an all-nighter playing video games, but that was when I was much younger and fueled by energy drinks (thanks Red Bull).

Here’s a video I just found about the effects of video gaming for long hours on the body – quite interesting!

Graham’s Welcome

Hello and welcome to my new site. I was fianlly able to buy a domain with my name it and am very pleased to get it (after years of waiting).

This blog is going to be my gaming news site primarily so get ready for lots of new content I’ve got planned.

We all know that the League of Legends is huge and all the kids play Minecraft, but another hit has built up a giant audience without dragging a lot of attention from beyond their devoted fans.

Mostly, Roblox has had 161,200 simultaneous players all logged in at the same time. It’s more than the all-time peak for the zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead 2 (161,000), and it’s just behind the shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (170,000). What’s amazing is that Roblox, a free-to-play game where anyone can create games in the Lego-like world, still grows quarter to quarter despite the fact that it debuted in 2005. Roblox Development Team released a blog today comparing its success to some of the biggest hits on the Valves Steam digital distribution network, and it reveals Roblox’s amazing endurance.

“Roblox is just fun. That’s what keeps people playing.” Roblox CEO Dave Baszucki told GameBeat. “The typical player spends more than 15 hours a week with us. [It’s Compared to] Just three hours a week watching TV, according to surveys we’ve taken.”

Roblox mainly attracts younger players aged 8 and 18. But older players also have: When they get started, they are not really let go. It’s potential because a member Roblox can start as a player, but when they become more sophisticated, they can switch to creating games for others.

“Because Roblox is not just about designing and coding and playing games – but is also a creative and social outlet for our builders and players – our society would like to spend a lot of time here,” says Baszucki.

Roblox players spend 60 million hours a month in the game. While the hugely popular multiplayer online battles Dota 2 solar eclipses as with 330,600,000, Roblox is behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s 61,400,000. It’s also almost double Team Fortress 2’s 35 million.

Do you play Roblox? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!