This week's edition of Global Chat is all about that precious commodity: Time. While there are still plenty of gamers out there who have time for hours-long play sessions, there are more and more players who are seeking a relatively brief and relaxing break from a busy lifestyle. Follow along after the jump and let's talk about those players!
Beau's most recent MMObility column was a comparison of the iPhone and Android phones for gaming, but one reader had a slightly different question: "How do you guys find the time to use your phones as gaming devices?" Of course there were plenty of answers, all of them varied, including one from Dianoga4.
I drive a truck around the city and unload and load all the time. Loading/unloading can take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours sometimes so having something quick to turn on and play would be nice. Right now I use my Nintendo DS or my Netbook but the Netbook takes time to boot and shutdown. I'm planning on grabbing an iPod Touch soon."This was just one of plenty of answers to "Where do you find the time?" Mobile games are a nice fit for a growing number of busy gamers, as Beau himself points out:
When people ask me how it is possible to play while mobile, I can point to the millions of people who pick up a quick game of Pocket Legends or some other game while at work or traveling. It makes me feel good when I give someone an idea!Now it's your turn. Where do you fit on this finding-the-time scale? Are you blessed with plenty of leisure time, or just trying to fit some gaming in where you can? Hit the comment button and tell us all about it!