In all my years of gaming, There has never really been a game that has caused my body to heat up (and/or sweat). Even when just practicing in training mode I literally have to take off my hoodie after a few minutes because I get hot. I’ve played thousands of games and I am a pretty avid BW and SC2 player and this has never happened in an RTS match.
Anyone else have similar experiences? I wonder how many calories it burns. I’m guessing it might be a lot more than people would think, maybe something akin to riding a bike a leisurely pace because there is a physical aspect as well as a mental acuteness and has to all be coordinated by hand/eye.
This could also lead to the explanation of why so many hardcore gamers seem to be thin even though their lifestyles would lead you to believe otherwise.