Things To Do While Your Long Awaited Game Installs
You all know the story. You rush home with your recently bought game and can’t wait to start playing it. But wait! You have to install it. This is more common among the PC gaming folk, but there are some console folk like myself who prefer to install it first, and by doing that, I’m partaking in masochistic activities. Please note, that this not intentional, but rather a force of habit. Call it an OCD tendency if you will, but I really can’t help it, it, it. What makes this a rather touchy subject to some gamers, is that you have waited very long for said game and now you ACTUALLY have it, but now you have to wait for the monotonous task of installation.
For everyone, but more so, the PC folk that have to wait for a game to install or even worse, update, here are some activities you can partake in while your game installs and you don’t know what to do with your torturous, percentage-checking time:
#5: Binge eating
You all know what I’m talking about, right? Run off to the fridge with flailing arms to grab a snack whilst waiting for aforementioned game to finish unloading itself onto your hard drive (no pun intended). A snack becomes a few snacks, a few snacks turns into a meal, a meal envelopes into a massacre of food and so everything begins to get out of hand. You wait for a 2 disc game to install and your fridge is empty without any prior notice. You truly feel crap and you pass out due to abnormal intake of edible treats and miss out on long-awaited gaming time. It’s a sad and merciless truth.
#4: Annoy someone
You’re sitting there. Bored. Waiting. Don’t know what to do with your time of gaming installation. You hear footsteps. “Hey, fellow person!” And before you know it, you have someone to follow. Follow them wherever they go. Word of warning: Do not follow them into the bathroom. If this is in fact someone you rely on financially or live with, don’t ever follow them into the bathroom while your game installs. You will lose a tooth and most possibly the roof over your head. Not to mention the game you are trying to install. It’s always fun to copy someone or breathe very hard when you are in their immediate vicinity or even tackle them just to let time pass and you and your game will be reunited with the grace of being installed, but it’s not always recommended.
#3: Get creative
Artists can get creative. I don’t necessarily mean that you must draw or paint something. Whether it be drawing, painting, writing or playing a musical instrument, it still counts as a creative activity. If you’re in a gang, you can always go out and let everyone in the area know that you and your “gang” are the true rulers of town and will ultimately rule the planet. Graffiti is a nice way to go. It’s old, it’s hip and it’s illegal. You will be busy spraying your gang’s logo while waiting for Diablo 7 to install and the local authority will have you bagged and tagged before you know it. Unless you can outrun a bullet. If you look at it like this, you could have doodled in Paint while the game was installing and be able to play it afterwards. Now you have to get bailed out of jail and you are considered a matter of state security. Don’t look at me like that, these kinds of things happen to impatient gamers.
#2: Do a crossword or some type of magazine based puzzle
Magazines and newspapers are full of puzzles. Sudoku, crossword puzzles and all types of “See if you can find the hidden serial killer in the picture below” ordeals. We have all tried and gotten our asses served by not knowing the synonym for “Floccinaucinihilipilification”. You are just innocently waiting for your game to install and doing a crossword puzzle, but as soon as frustration takes over, you begin to get negative thoughts about stabbing the crossword puzzle with a newly sharpened knife, setting it on fire or even eating it. Let’s say you go with the “setting it on fire” option, you take the risk of burning down your house. And then you can’t play Diablo 7. It’s a sad, sad world we live in…….Master Jack.
#1: Staring bluntly at the screen
If none of the solutions above tickle your fancy, may I perhaps suggest just sitting and waiting for the game to finish? It’s interesting to see a progress bar being filled, don’t you agree? It’s safe and hazard-free.