I got in trouble for something back when I was six. I don't remember what. Due to parental politics, my dad had to prove to my mom that he could suitably punish me. He deleted my Zelda Ocarina of Time save and grounded me from playing. I had just beat the Great Deku Tree for the first time. I was so traumatized that I cried for three days. Congratulations, Dad.
The summer between junior and senior year at college, I got a research grant to study videogame music. For the whole summer, I did nothing but play videogames and listen to videogame music for at least 16 hours a day. The grant was awesome because I got to analyze the music in depth, write a legit paper about it, talk to some state congressmen and university higher-ups, and organize a videogame music concert through the School of Music. The best part though, was that it legitimized what I was planning to do anyway.
For a business trip, a friend and I flew to Shanghai. We played Magic the Gathering through the entire 10-hour plane ride. No breaks. No movies. Just Magic. Later, a co-worker asked how we handled the constant vomiting from the woman sitting in front of us. We hadn't even noticed.
There's a section in Super Meat Boy that involves riding an elevator that goes through spikes. You have to move back and forth rhythmically to get through it. I was having a lot of trouble with it, so I found a metronome on the Internet, figured out the tempo you need to move to survive, and played it loudly as I went through the level. It worked.
I tell my girlfriend that I am auditing an extra class, but in reality I'm using that time to finish Assassin's Creed 2.
I once completely moved into my friend's apartment over Winter break. We both worked at a restaurant and told everyone it was so we could carpool. In actuality, it was because we played WoW together and wanted to make sure we wouldn't be interrupted in the event of an epic snowstorm.
And the "What's wrong with you? What does that even mean?" Award goes to:
Sometimes I mash my arms against the foot of my bed, make them fall asleep, and pretend like I can use the force.