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I think I spend way too much time on computer games and would like to know exactly how much time I spend on them, in hopes that this will help me refrain myself from playing...

Is there a program that can give me a detailed report on how long these game processes run per day?

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Doesn't Steam do this? –  Pubby Oct 17 '11 at 7:33
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There is.. It's called a girlfriend. –  DrFish Oct 17 '11 at 9:29
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Nor does Steam help for non-steam games (yes, it can launch them, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't track playtime etc). –  DMA57361 Oct 17 '11 at 9:29
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i also find that steam gets it wrong quite often. –  TrewTzu Oct 17 '11 at 11:05
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This sounds more like a Super User question to me. –  Matthew Read Oct 17 '11 at 17:08

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There's ManicTime. It's great... and comes with a free usable version. It's stored in a local database...

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Well there is Raptr.com and the downloadable client that tracks the amount of time you play a game not very detailed but it just counts the hours you play for each game.

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I checked this site, unfortunately it gives incentives to play, so it's unacceptable, sorry. –  Some Noob Student Oct 17 '11 at 15:18
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incentives to play? as far as I know it just shows you what you've earned in the game and just records it. –  Justin Coolestnerd Robinson Oct 23 '11 at 20:29

You can also try Wakoopa. It monitors all running apps in your system, including games.

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XFire's client will do this for you. They also provide game time profile images that you can add to forum signatures and other websites.

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I checked this site, unfortunately it gives incentives to play, so it's unacceptable, sorry. –  Some Noob Student Oct 17 '11 at 15:18

TimeSnapper does this and it also takes screenshots periodically. (I remember this working quite well even for games, e.g. Left 4 Dead.)

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I use RescueTime, it's cross platform, online, lets you set targets and even gives you a weekly summary email.

I've been using it for years and, even if the Sunday evening productivity emails can sometimes be depressing, I think it's helped me strike the right balance between games and work.

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