As the title says, would anything make you give up gaming? And I mean entirely, not just modern gaming where you can still take out your original Xbox or Playstation 2 from the closet but I guess that could be a second question if they have different answers.
Having a child.
Do you want one? You don’t have to answer
Lol having a kid doesn’t mean you have to give up gaming. You can still do it but it will be limited - for a time.
Answering OP - health issues or medical issues in the family can be a reason to give up gaming entirely.
Speaking from personal experience- I thought I had to completely abandon gaming when my mom had a heart attack and had to have an open heart surgery. The initial prognosis was she would need care 24/7 ( due to surgery and other health complications) but thankfully it was a worse case scenario and now almost a month later things are looking so much better.
Like Koty said; having a kid. While I don’t plan on having one any time soon, I do plan on starting a family after college. Although tbh I barely game anymore anyways. I play minesweeper on my laptop in class more than I do my Xbox
True, and I’ve talked to a lot of my friends about this though. I did not grow up gaming. Outside of a little Mario kart here and there I didn’t play anything until high school. And I’m actually thankful for that in a lot of ways. I would like to do the same for my kids in the future, and to avoid looking like a hypocrite I’d probably stop gaming myself.
I first started gaming only on 2017 and by that time I already had 2 little kids.
My oldest is almost a teenager now and we have a deal - he only gets to play on Xbox during weekends.
I do not. Im not particularly fond of children lol but I know if I did have a child all my time would go into supporting it. Working and supporting would be what I would do with my time.
Yeah I know but having a child would mean I would be working and then also supporting the child. No way I would have time to have hobbies. If the child is awake = no game time, I will be with the child.
Lol yeah I got my first Xbox in 2017 (when I was 16). And yeah you can definitely balance it with your kids. A lot of my siblings play video games now at ages I was never allowed to. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Just it seems that once one person in a household starts gaming, the rest follow suit.
Not saying I would for sure give up gaming once I have children, but I am definitely considering it. But tbh I probably won’t know for sure until I actually have one lol
All I can say - there is one lucky girl out there. We need more future fathers like you.
I aspire to be like my Dad in any way I can.
Likewise. My dad gave up gaming and practically every hobby to raise me and my siblings
My dad wasn’t a gamer but he basically just worked (still does) or was with his kids (now with his grandkids since we’re all grown) Im the only kid in the family that doesn’t have children lol
You’re just like mom until I was senior in high school.
Nothing would ever stop me from gaming at all. I guess the only thing that would stop me is the elimination of my limbs and tongue.
My dad used to play a good amount but when I was young, he wasn’t able to. Now he can play a lot more now and we play together regularly.
It would take a lot for me to give up gaming. Even if I was a father, I would still try to play when I can but like @RelaxingKoty said, a lot of time would be put into that child.
My mom didn’t care once I hit 15 as long as I was doing fine in school since if I was doing fine, whatever I am currently am doing is working.
None of my siblings have children but the oldest is 22 and youngest is 20.
Me. 33 years old. Have got a job (9 hours a day, except 5 hours in Friday). No wife. No child. No problem. Have time for gamimg.
This doesn’t make you give up gaming entirely, it just limits your ability to do so consistently.
Try having two, which completely minimises your gaming time to near nothing .
Anyway, OP, I’d say only really if something terrible were to happen to me or a loved one that required consistent medical care. God forbid of course. Otherwise there’s nothing of such severity that would make me fully retire charming old Kaz.