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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Xtincthed » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:42 pm

I play soccer with my friends every week and if i'm not busy with work/gaming/school I'm chilling out with friends

thats pretty much it :p
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Nintendo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:59 pm

I love going to night clubs to dance (not to get wasted), watching BD movies, karaoke and foruming.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Callsignskooks » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:06 am

Massively into football, have been football mad since I was a kid. I'm a Spurs fan, which has at the very least taught me loyalty and patience :P virtues synonymous with England fans too no doubt. Also do a lot of reading and try to play basketball with friends at least once a week, though having a chronic illness kind of makes that difficult. That's where the Spurs-patience comes in handy!
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby lost ruin » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:20 am

[quote="Lord_Santa"]I photograph just about anything I find even remotely interesting, but in particular my cats

if you are into photography, check out this website, good for showcasing your pics! My brother is massively into photography, here is a link to his pics on the site!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagesbyjim/
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Nintendo » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:18 am

I also love watching the footy, Aussie rules that is. :)
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby G-Darius » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:11 pm

After retro gaming and collecting arcade cabs i have quite a few interests,rarther than persue one or two i seem to have many but cycle through them as i seem to have a short attention span :lol: here are a few...
I enjoy playing poker online at the micro stakes ($0.05/$0.10) level-its quite interesting and there is so much to learn,i am also a lover of wildlife and the environment and are a volunteer conservationinst for the british organisiation BTCV.
I have been considering learning a new language (German) but i am not sure why or how far i am going to take it as i have no intention of going abroad, i think its just curiosity as i can be like that :oops: -,regarding sports i prefer motor sports.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Nintendo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:32 am

Unfortunately, I'm also a .jpg, .png, .gif (especially animated .gifs), etc hoarder. :(
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby foreversonic » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:56 pm

Hopefully, I won't grind this thread to a halt (like some others! XD)

Outside of gaming, I'm very musical. I've been invited to play trombone with a local brass band, I was part of the handbell ringers on BBC4's Come Bell Ringing programme with Charles Hazelwood and I play other instruments along to the radio, especially the theremin.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby SHIFTYTIGGER » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:30 pm

Lord_Santa wrote:well, besides gaming, I enjoy Urban Exploring, adventuring in nature, photographing, writing and drawing

it all depends on time of year and what mood I'm in

photographing is something I can do all year around, whilst Urban exploring and adventuring in nature is something I prefer to do in the Spring/Summer-time


Im an armchair observer of Urban Exploring - sadly not sure my ample frame would be good for climbing or falling. However the photography aspect of UE fascinates me - some of the pics on the websites are amazing and make me want to get out there and do it.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby MRCL » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:09 pm

Other hobbies eh? Well, during the warm days of the year I like to throw myself out of an airplane and speed towards the earth at 230km/h. Last summer I completed my AFF skydiving course which means I can jump alone now, however I'm still a good bit away from being a licensed skydiver. Also, i haven't been jumping since a couple of months because I don't want to freeze my ass off at 4000 meters above ground.

During the colder days, I like to take my Impreza out for a drive in the snow, or slap some skis/snowboard under my feet to rush down the Swiss Alps SSX style (well SSX style minus all the tricks because I suck at snowboarding).

So if its not warm or snowing, I'm gaming, collecting, and spend some time with my girlfriend (who I think I have infected with the gaming/collecting virus).
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby kenneth » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:05 pm

I play the piano, I read tons of history books (main interests being history of medecine, history or religions, history of the ancient middle-east, and history of criminal organizations) and do some martial arts (mainly kung-fu and taekwondo)
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby muppet42 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:47 am

Outside of game collecting/playing I'm a bit of a car freak. Love motorsport of pretty much any description and pop along to the BTCC (touring cars) every time it ventures into Scotland :) Currently own a lowly 1.2 Fiat, which is in less than standard tune but if my income improves this will improve to something that can perhaps go from 0-60 in a lot less than 10 seconds :lol:

Also enjoy the wonders of film as well as making a fool of myself on many a dancefloor through the medium of dance amongst other things :D
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Radirgy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:37 pm

Outside of video games I enjoy Running and Weightlifting, I'm also fond of reading and art.
I'd lke to think of art as a hobby but these days all the art I do is for my college courses, but I really do enjoy it.
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I like to think work can be fun.
I'm also training to be a professional wrestler, the lessons and the cost of getting to the lessons is expensive but I enjoy it. I also do aikido and have recently took an interest in photography.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Kyri_Ansell » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 am

outside of gaming I like to play on my guitar and bass and am currently trying to learn them well enough to do covers on youtube, not going to bother with singing as I can't sing :lol: but an other hobbie I enjoy doing is acting I love it and wish to be on the big screen some day, oh a man can dream, I'm also auditioning tomorrow for the part of Romeo in Romeo and Julliet that my college is putting together so fingers crossed i'll get the part :mrgreen:
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby maD_mAN1983 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:45 pm

http://vimeo.com/36508253 here is a video to show what i do in the winter, i'm not actually in this video, but i have a lot of fun doing that stuff, exept for this winter, need to get myself a rearwheeldrive car again, either a Volvo 240 or a Nissan Laurel since i have had that before and i love the handling on them ^^,
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby Philopean » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:04 am

my main hobby outside of gaming at the minute is trying to conceive my first child. I also enjoy reading (mainly stephen king), writing (mainly rubbish science fiction and some poetry), i try to go to gigs when i have chance to see a band i like and i like going to pub quizzes and fine european beers.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby pandorazellas » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:48 am

Bead Sprites!!

This is a hobby I've had for a while, but I've really started to get serious with. I've ordered close to £100 of beads this month, with another £60 order waiting to be made (I use Perler beads from the States, They cost a small fortune until I got put in contact with a cheap as chips supplier!)

This is a video of one of my smaller creations, just to demonstrate how they work and how long it takes to make them.

I plan on making a big wall piece later on in the year once I've worked out how many of each colour of beads and how many peg boards I'll need. I'll also need to clear out the spare room to make space for it since it will take more than a day to put together.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby orkney » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:45 pm

pandorazellas wrote:Bead Sprites!!


Awesome :D Looks like a fun hobby. You'll have to post pics when you have your plans for the giant wallart version, bet it will look great.

Outside of gaming I've recently been doing a little woodwork with my girlfriends dad. His garage is full of tools/wood so I asked him to help me build a shelving unit to store my games on. Found it surprisingly fun and I like getting away from gaming/laptop/tv etc. I'm just starting to learn how to use different power tools so think it will be a while before I produce my first grandfather clock or anything grandiose.
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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby TombRaiderKuchen » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:35 pm

I've got a new crafty hobby! Now I'm taking on Cross Stitching! :D

This is my second cross stitch. If you can't figure out what it is then... Shame on you :shock:

Also got this neat little tin to hold my loose threads and pins.

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Re: What other hobbies do you have outside of gaming?

Postby pandorazellas » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:24 am

TombRaiderKuchen wrote:This is my second cross stitch. If you can't figure out what it is then... Shame on you :shock:


Quite clearly....and I'm only guessing based on my long term love of the series...this Pokemon is...

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