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How do you juggle gaming with adult responsibilities? Our podcast tackles that question

Bonus: Stories of gaming while parenting, otherwise known as... Red Dad Redemption (rimshot)

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This article originally appeared on ABACUS

I love playing games. But I also have a job that keeps me in the office for 12 hours a day. Where's the time to play?

I can't reduce the time spent at work. But I also can't -- or rather, won't -- reduce the time I spend playing games.

How do you balance being a responsible adult, with a job, with errands, with a life... but also remain a hardcore gamer?

That's the subject of this week's podcast, one very close to the hearts of Victoria and I, because it's one we just don't have an answer to. (Right now, for me the answer is that I just don't sleep -- which I know is completely unsustainable.)

To help answer the question, we're joined again by Shea Driscoll of the South China Morning Post. Unlike Victoria and I, Shea is a father, so he has an additional and adorable complication: How do you make any progress in games when your son wants you to play the same level over and over (and over and over) again?

So what's the answer? How do you balance games and life? Let us know: You can reach out to me on Twitter here, or Victoria here.

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