DISCLAIMER: I will not accept responsibility for any issues that are a result of these changes.
Whether you play Halo, Uncharted, Killzone, Call of Duty, or Gears of War online – you have seen a message regarding your NAT (Network Address Translation) and how it may be “Moderate”, “Strict”, or simply “Not Open”. The NAT is what determines the communication between you and other players.
According to a survey conducted by Playr2.com, during a gamer’s lifespan, they will have played an accumulated 2 years of video games. That’s kind of nuts if you think about it. The survey asked 1,452 gamers ranging from 18-40 years of age questions and came up with some basic figures. The average gamer spends 9.2 hours a week playing some sort of video game, the average age they began to play was 9.1 and according to the sampling, the age of 45 is the cut off point to their gaming ways. All in all thats 478 hours played which, yes, equates to just under 2 years.
So just to see what my stats looked like I decided to mosey on over the Raptr.
*rolls in squeaky cart with Raptr on top*
And here we go. Now obviously this is no where near accurate since Raptr only started tracking my game playing back in 2010 but hey, it’s a start. According to Raptr it has recorded 729 hours of game play since March 6th of 2010. That’s really only counting Xbox 360 and a few PC games. There are PC games it has missed and PS3 games it has missed. Lets not forget Wii and the handhelds as well.
So if we add in an rough estimate of a few hundred hours on the other non recorded platforms and I have definitely played over the average amount in a year according to the survey, which is 478. So lets say I did 900 hours of gaming a year, for 32 years, that’s 28,800 hours, divide that by 8,760 hours in a year and you get roughly 3.2 years of my life dedicated to playing games. So maybe this survey wasn’t too far off huh.
Rumor has it that Sony will be unvieling the much talked about PSP2 this thursday, 1/27/2011, and if true, the world will finally get to see what type of mini monster Sony has hiding. The web has been a buzz with tidbits like PS3 caliber graphics, dual sticks, PSP-Go style slider, and some form of touch control. Thanks to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, come more details surrounding Sony’s newest edition to the handheld market. Nikkei reports that an OLED screen will make its way onto the device along with 3G for gaming, not phone use. No word on any fees or a wi-fi only model but be sure that if true, the handheld market just got a little more brutal.