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Favorite Things to Snack On While Gaming

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If you do a lot of gaming (and who of us doesn't, right?) then it's a safe bet that at some point of your gaming session, you will get hungry. Now, eating a five course meal is a tough thing to do while playing just about any game. That's what snack food is for. Personally, I'll grab some chips if I'm playing something where I can't put the controller down for more than a minute at a time. But most times, I'll cook one of those small pizzas or some ramen noodles if I'm playing a game that is turn-based.

 

How about everyone else? What do you snack on? Or do you turn off/pause your game long enough to sit down and eat a full meal?

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barrel    380

I treat snacking and gaming separate, if I'm hungry I'll view it as a time to take a break and go into the kitchen and stretch my legs (granted, I may be playing a PSP or DS game while waiting for something to microwave or cook something on the stove).....so long as the game has a pause button or leaving the game idle will not punish you (not Dark Souls), if not I'll choose my breaks more carefully (resting at bonfires in Dark Souls).

 

If I have a feeling a set of cutscenes are coming up I might get something to snack on. Like goldfish, peanut butter pretzels, anything that hopefully doesn't make my controller too gross when alternating between eating and playing. Usually I just sip water though, but that's not a snack.

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I usually like eating your usual finger foods-- pretzels and stuff like that.

 

I have ever used my controller while eating greasy funyuns tho. ;(

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Jordan Haygood    350

I can hardly afford snacks at all, but when chips or candy are available, I often go for those.

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Kiwi    50

Kiwi loves popping corn. Chips are ok too, but a 5 dollar box of popping corn typically lasts longer then a 5 dollar bag of chips. Peanuts are also good too. Kiwi doesn't like sweet things as much.

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bink    33

I usually get myself a big bowl of baby carrots or blackberries/strawberries/canteloupe or something and munch on those. Also easy to eat while playing are sandwiches and salads. If I want to eat chips then I usually pour them out of the bag onto a plate so I don't eat the whole bag. Gosh pringles are the worst because they're so delicious and then all of a sudden the cylinder is only 1/3 full! Carrots though have become my new gaming fav since it's healthy and they're wonderful to crunch on. Much better for my teeth than eating ice.

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Ciel    680

Gum. If I am eating anything while playing, the controller becomes a terrible mess.

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TKtheknight    962

Whenever I eat snack, I use one hand to eat and my other to use the controller. It's kind of hard though. I would be looking at my greasy fingers from chips or pizza and realize I can't play with this hand with the clean hand. I do use napkins to clean off, but it gets annoying sometimes because I would move my character around and kill a couple enemies then eat and then back to character and back to eat and so on. I try eating and gaming at separate times.

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Veridis_Quo    3

When I game I rarely snack on anything. However I'm a big drinker - I would drink a lot of soda or juice. I don't know if those counts as snacks though :ph34r:

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Kezins    335

I tend to snack on popcorn while gaming. Since I'm diabetic, I try to avoid things like chips.

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Marcus Estrada    382

Lately I've gotten into eating bananas. But it's like one banana, not a whole bunch while gaming. I don't need that much potassium :P. Otherwise I don't really like snacking because then I get crumbs on me and worry the salt/sugar/whatever will then get on the controller.

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I don't snack too much but occassionally I'll have some chips and salsa, a granola bar or something along those lines. I tend to play for a while and then I'll take time to make a meal and eat it while reading something or watching a show/movie.

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Shin GenX    100

Haha I only game later at night so when I get hungry I just get some milk and oreos ^^ Not really fit for gaming but tasty none the less ^^

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Darklurkr23    26

I try not to Eat when Im gaming... but I love drinking my Apple Juice at nightime :P

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DarkCobra86    571

I actually don't snack at all. I prefer not to get my hands dirty and then my controllers dirty. I am pretty OCD about keeping things clean.

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Oh man, As usual I'm the most unhealthy person. This isn't a matter of what I usually eat, I always have a can of sour cream and onion Pringles next to me and a Pepsi/Coke/Mountain Dew. Most of the time that's when I'm PC gaming though. Otherwise I'll usually just have a soda and a gigantic bowl of those cheese cracker whales (also unhealthy).

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