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Sick of Gaming?
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Posted 5/17/13
I was lucky enough to grow up in the 1990's, which I consider a massive growth in the video game industry. Once I started playing I never stopped.
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Posted 5/18/13
The 90s was really the best era of gaming for me because it was when we still got the best of both worlds, 2D and 3D. Back then a greater number of genres and platforms were supported and I think game developers came up with far more experimental ideas. It was an exciting time and I wouldn't have missed it for anything.

But nowadays my priorities have changed. I only get to play like a couple hours or so per week. I remember thinking that I'll never stop being a gamer, but that seems to be fading more and more each year. I want gaming to continue to be a part of my life because it's a fun pastime, but at the same time there aren't many games each year I look forward to.
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Posted 5/20/13
Yeah.... getting older see to be what does it- I'm 27, been gaming since I was a wee small lad..... but seriously- I rarely get the buzz from it I used to.
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Posted 5/22/13
When I was younger, I used to play games non-stop, and would quickly finish homework in order to get more time to play. Have to make sure I'm not skimping on school first of course.

While I'm still a gamer, now that I think back on it, I stopped playing so much around the time I got a job during high school. I used to get a ton of games with the money I made, but then I made one too many "bad" purchases, aka the game was terrible. And like others here, I began wondering why I'm wasting $40-60 on a game that only lasts for about 8-12 hours and has very little replay value.

Nowadays, I still play games and will still buy some new. But for the most part, I'm willing to wait a couple of months or even years and let the price drop before I splurge on it. And I'll usually read reviews as well to see if it's something I'd enjoy or wouldn't get much out of. However, games I enjoy I'll usually buy them new.

For example, I bought Borderlands 2 when it came out on Steam, and paid for the season pass, so I spent about $90 for it. Yes, that's a lot, BUT, I also put in over 300 hours into that game. So I think that's a fair tradeoff. Likewise, I bought Recettear when it was on sale for $10, and have put in about 74 hours into it, so I definitely got my money's worth.

On the other hand, I bought Mass Effect 3 when it came out. Since I own the first two games, and the storylines/choices you make carry over, it was pretty natural I would also get the third game to see what happens. And most of the game was good, although I hated how the choices you made essentially just counted as numbers (for example, I let the Rachni Queen live in the first game, and in the third game, they just add some numbers to your fleet readiness. Gee, thanks Bioware...).

While I did enjoy the game overall, I haven't felt much urge to replay it because of how repetitive it can get (particularly the first two games with the planet exploring/scanning mini-games). I have over 400 games on Steam, and only played maybe half of them (darn those sales lol). I really should check out the stuff I bought at some point...
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Posted 5/22/13
Not to much, It is harder for me to be interested in them tho, It has to be a REALLY good story, or play with friends to keep going.
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Closed due to inactivity. Its been over 6 months and no new posts. Locked.
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