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'Skyrim' Is the Most-Played Video Game: Do You Play It?

Gaming 2011/12/09 19:00:00
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We've been running a lot of stories on "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" lately because it's all the gaming news sources are talking about, and now we know why. According to a report published by Raptr, a site that tracks gameplay data for more than 10 million gamers, "Skyrim" is officially the most-played game of 2011 -- a year that Web Pro News claims has been the best year in gaming since 1996 (think "Super Mario 64").

Raptr's report also broke down the most-played games within different genres, though there are few surprises there. "Modern Warfare 3" topped the Shooter list, "Batman: Arkham City" dominated Open-World Games, and "Skyrim" obviously crushed the RPG category. (According to the report, it clocked in twice as many hours as the next best RPG, "Dragon Age 2.") Do you play Skyrim?


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  • erakus 2011/12/12 18:21:26
    No
    erakus
    no...not yet...
  • kzb75 2011/12/12 17:54:27
    No
    kzb75
    No, Video Games are for little children & 40yr old virgins still living in their parents basement, & people wonder why American Society is full of adult children that never grew up?
  • Izzy! kzb75 2011/12/13 02:29:46
    Izzy!
    +4
    1. Some people make a living off of video games, playing them, designing them, everything. Probably make more than you. And 2. At the end of that sentence there shouldn't be a question mark.
  • DocMWood kzb75 2011/12/13 04:27:10
    DocMWood
    +5
    45 yr old successful medical doctor, Harvard grad, non-virgin, flys jet airplanes....and plays Skyrim.
  • Inpcdu ... kzb75 2011/12/16 06:32:39 (edited)
    Inpcdu Evony
    +1
    That's funny, I have 2 houses valued at over 1.5 million each, I have 4 cars in my garage, a wife and 4 beautiful kids. I travel the world and have lived on my own since I was 14, you might want to revise your statement.

    P.S. Skyrim Rocks!!! Also I don't ever want to grow up and my kids love having a father who is young at heart.
  • Ichigo ... kzb75 2012/01/31 00:05:26
    Ichigo Erben
    And what do you think about strategy-games?
    I wouldn't say that these are for little children.
  • Kibbles kzb75 2012/02/11 23:11:15
    Kibbles
    oh wow, way to be super chipper there sparky.
  • Gangsta Pony 2011/12/12 17:32:59
    No
    Gangsta Pony
    +1
    Though, it is a great game that's really popular right now, I don't think that it's the most played game in the world.
  • Chris 2011/12/12 17:18:37
    No
    Chris
    Not yet but I have played some of their previous games and would like to play this when I have some free time.
  • Inpcdu Evony 2011/12/12 17:08:12
    Yes
    Inpcdu Evony
    Yup lvl 81 Argonian, Got dragon armor legendary quality and I'm workin on making a set of daderic armor which is much cooler looking than the set in oblivion. Great game fantastic graphics and scenery plus tons of side quests to keep u busy, best game of the year hands down!
  • rosebud 2011/12/12 16:54:39
    No
    rosebud
    I understand it is stand-alone format, XBox, PS3, etc, and not a web-based game, and so requires more equipment than I want to own.
  • matthew894 2011/12/12 16:50:01
    No
    matthew894
    +1
    Overrated
  • BlackPo... matthew894 2011/12/12 20:32:53
    BlackPoison
    true
  • Ryan 2011/12/12 16:02:59
    Yes
    Ryan
    I have played it briefly, but I made the mistake of asking for it for christmas...

    So I can't exactly go out and buy it until after that.

    But in the meantime I'm well on my way to beating Assassins Creed Revelations while I wait.
  • em91 2011/12/12 16:02:03
    No
    em91
    I don't have it sadly, but I am planning in getting it!
  • Lori 2011/12/12 16:00:10
    No
    Lori
    I rarely play video games, but when I do...
  • kthulhu 2011/12/12 15:58:59 (edited)
    Yes
    kthulhu
    i used to hate the elder scrolls series (gave up on oblivion within a few hours) but then i took really good graphics and better game mechanics to the knee. but yeah skyrim is actually a really good game, far far superior to oblivion which was a steaming pile of crap. on second thought, it was kinda boring once again.
  • Alexis ... kthulhu 2011/12/12 20:27:58
    Alexis Allanson
    +2
    Did you take it... ;D like an arrow to the knee?
  • Tagwyn kthulhu 2011/12/12 22:44:54
    Tagwyn
    +2
    You are a: SPC! And, a moron.
  • Ted Mackey 2011/12/12 15:46:49
    Yes
    Ted Mackey
    +1
    By the Nine Divines, of course I do!
  • mike 2011/12/12 15:43:23
    No
    mike
    I used to play... then I took an arrow in the knee. lol. But seriously, I've never really been into video games
  • anubuis2001 2011/12/12 15:21:21
    Yes
    anubuis2001
    sure it might still have a few bugs here and there, but find me another game that gives you so much to do that after you beat the main quest you still have another 9,000 plus things to do and looks as good as it does?
  • chuck 2011/12/12 15:18:44
    No
    chuck
    +1
    I get off my lazy ass and go outside..so my lazy ass doesnt get any fatter..and / or lazier
  • Ryan chuck 2011/12/12 15:53:30
    Ryan
    So what do you do when it's under twenty degrees outside, and the sun sets at about 5pm?

    Not much to do out there. I go out and do stuff all the time, but after dark in winter I like being inside near a heater. That's when I play my video games.
  • 2011/12/12 15:17:15
    Yes
    I used to play other video games like you, but then I took a Skyrim to the knee.
  • Pissed 2011/12/12 15:16:10
    Yes
    Pissed
    Not that I'm biased (I play at least 3 hours a day...no, not biased at all). Skyrim by far has been the most immersive game both environmentally speaking as well as story since Oblivion or Fallout 3 (and New Vegas). If its one thing that Bethesda does best above any and all others, its RPG's!
  • Greenbay 2011/12/12 15:06:44
    Yes
    Greenbay
    Play it to much lvl 81
  • FluffyCupcakespanker~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/12 14:59:43
    Yes
    FluffyCupcakespanker~PWCM~JLA
    Well I wil be, Im buying it on payday!
  • kiarasaur 2011/12/12 14:38:53
    No
    kiarasaur
    My boyfriend does All THE TIME lol
  • SirWence 2011/12/12 14:38:11
    Yes
    SirWence
    meant to click no~
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2011/12/12 14:35:31
    Yes
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    Actually bought two games for my kids. One for PC, the other for game console. They were quite eager to get it and play it for hours.
  • tj ~(^-^)~ 2011/12/12 12:11:40
    Yes
    tj  ~(^-^)~
    When I can, oh hells yeah :D
  • Angelic Kitty 2011/12/12 11:20:10
    Yes
    Angelic Kitty
    +2
    It's fun! Wish it had better graphics for the people, they seem so stiff. The women also look like men, so I am playing a Khajiit. I love going around stealing and killing people, lol.
  • tj ~(^... Angelic... 2011/12/12 12:15:10
    tj  ~(^-^)~
    That's all I do, khajiits are awesome =]
  • Jordan Moran 2011/12/12 10:30:40
    Yes
    Jordan Moran
    Absolutely fantastic game!
  • wolfenrir 2011/12/12 09:37:38
    Yes
    wolfenrir
    +1
    I . . . may have sold my housemate into slavery to pay for it, but let's not say that I'm obsessed, just that I may be a little excited.
  • mr echo 2011/12/12 08:55:41
    No
    mr echo
  • Charmedtears♥ 2011/12/12 07:48:42
    No
    Charmedtears♥
    Never heard it before.
  • Nekogirl 2011/12/12 07:35:11
    Yes
    Nekogirl
    Totally!!! Its damn cool!!! nd I dont care what everyone else says, I LUV IT!!! XD I started to play "the elder scrolls of oblivion IV" I was adiccted inmediatly, now when I heard "the elder scrolls of Skyrim" I went crazy!!! Nd when My dad came and sayd "hey! I thought u would like this" he showed me the game and I screamed!!!!! (really) then I started the xbox360 and started to play. I LOOOVE IT!!!
  • Melian Nienor 2011/12/12 07:25:34 (edited)
    No
    Melian Nienor
    +1
    I bought Lego Harry Potter yrs. 5-7 instead lol
    lego harry potter 5 7

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