January 9th, 2012
The massive Elder Scrolls: Skyrim was the most played game of 2011, according to market researcher Raptr. Consequently, significant others, house duty, and even pets are taking a back seat.
"The spouses and significant others of the players are being called Skyrim widows and widowers," reports the Times Free Press. "On a national Facebook group for those left behind, people complain about chores going undone, missing their favorite shows for weeks because the television is taken and neglected pets."
Developer Bethesda claims the game holds over 300 hours of gameplay, not including repeat attempts. Although out for two months now, there's not sign Skyrim players will quit playing in the immediate future. This really is one of the most immersive game worlds ever created and I suspect we'll be playing this for months to come just to master it.
What about you: Are you still playing Skyrim to no end? Moved on (or returned) to something else? And have you shirked the real world as a result? Be honest!
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