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Gaming lost its spark

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I don't know how many of you can relate, but for the past 2 months, i no longer get any satisfaction from play games. Now i only play 2-3 games of lol per day and that it's. No matter what game i chose, old or new, i no longer have the patience or the urge to play it. To put it in a few words, is not that i don't want to play games, i just feel they are becoming very boring. 


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1 minute ago, -TesseracT- said:

To some people it's just a part of getting older.

Ye, i guess it's time to find another hobby. I have been thinking about going to gym and investing more time in myself. Learning new things, getting my driver license, saving for a car, you know....


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15 minutes ago, nanowatt said:

Ye, i guess it's time to find another hobby. I have been thinking about going to gym and investing more time in myself. Learning new things, getting my driver license, saving for a car, you know....

They aren't mutually exclusive. You can still game and do all of those. 


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Are you depressed? Suffering a mid-life crisis? Or just growing out of it? 

 

Trust me, it happens when you mature. Games nowadays aren't that great anyway. I still find myself playing classics like CS 1.6, WoW and metal gear on the playstation. Take a break, go outside, enjoy life. There's more to it than pixels....


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I find myself playing less games these days. Mostly just due to time because of school. But I havent been interested in many games as of late. I kinda miss a lot of the classics to be honest. 

 

For me to really get in to a game I need a good story. It just seems like a lot of games now days dont have as good of story. 

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I can relate. Used to sink hrs at a time, now I only sometimes play on my rig when I get home from work. Usually killing free time on my phone lol. 

 

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You don't "grow out of games" just like you don't "grow out of books and movies". The reason why adults don't play as much games is because they don't have as much free time to do it, not because they are too mature to enjoy it. 

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6 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

You don't "grow out of games" just like you don't "grow out of books and movies". The reason why adults don't play as much games is because they don't have as much free time to do it, not because they are too mature to enjoy it. 

Except people lose interests in books and movies as well. It has nothing to do with maturity, and for many people, nothing to do with time (or the lack thereof). They're just bored of those things, and a decently long break can oft be the solution.


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Eh I get this all the time, I have periods where I game alot, and then periods where I don't even boot a game up for sometimes months. You will probably be ready to game again in a few weeks. 

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During my childhood, i used to game every day for hours. Now, I play literally just cities:skylines and I might clock in an hour a week.

 

I think it is a part of getting older

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Having a job definitely has an impact, but I still bang out 30+ hours a week probably. Most of that is at the weekends :P


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20 hours ago, MrDynamicMan said:

Try a different genre or take a couple weeks break. Don't force yourself to lay just because you used to enjoy it. 

Took a 3 month break from CSGO, played 2 games yesterday to properly break up my 3 month VACation, had fun playing it (and was destroying dem noobs) so...it does work :P 

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20 hours ago, nanowatt said:

I don't know how many of you can relate, but for the past 2 months, i no longer get any satisfaction from play games. Now i only play 2-3 games of lol per day and that it's. No matter what game i chose, old or new, i no longer have the patience or the urge to play it. To put it in a few words, is not that i don't want to play games, i just feel they are becoming very boring. 

I get this I play battlefield maybe once a month for a couple of days and enjoy it but if I play for any longer I get bored. AAA companies are just pushing out the same old games with new skins as they know people buy then making it a safe bet unfortunately that's just the way things go it is also a sign you are getting old I play a lot less now that I'm old.


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It's true; I also feel that all of the games are boring and even though I have 100+ games on my steam library I always feel bored no matter what I choose.

 

Perhaps buy a Game Boy Advance SP and get some of the older games, those were a TON of fun and very engaging; I've been emulating them on my PC lately and have had a lot more fun than with any of the other games I've played on my PC

 

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8 hours ago, LAwLz said:

You don't "grow out of games" just like you don't "grow out of books and movies". The reason why adults don't play as much games is because they don't have as much free time to do it, not because they are too mature to enjoy it. 

Your first hand experience/opinion doesn't make this a fact. I'll just leave it at that.


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8 hours ago, Drak3 said:

Except people lose interests in books and movies as well. It has nothing to do with maturity, and for many people, nothing to do with time (or the lack thereof). They're just bored of those things, and a decently long break can oft be the solution.

Yes you can get tired of things (and having a break from them will often make them enjoyable again), but like you said, it's not because you're "too mature" for games.

I think a lack of time is a major factor in why adults doesn't play as much games as teenagers though. Remove the need to work and do household things and adults would probably play as much games as teenagers would under the same circumstances. The games might be different though.

 

5 minutes ago, eLucid said:

Your first hand experience/opinion doesn't make this a fact. I'll just leave it at that.

Right back at you.

I doubt there have been any scientific studies made about this, but judging by my anecdotal evidence you do not grow out of games. Everyone I know who played games when they were young still like playing games. They don't have that much free time though so they don't do it as often, and a lot of them struggle to get really into a game (again, because of time constraints). But that's not because there is some magical age where once you become that old, you no longer enjoy fun things. It's because they have other things to do which takes priority.

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49 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

Most days I'm too tired from work and don't feel like it. Usually I do play a bit on weekends though. 

I know what you mean. This semester of school is kicking my ass. I also think, there hasn't really been a lot of games that have caught my eye. 

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14 hours ago, Drak3 said:

Except people lose interests in books and movies as well. It has nothing to do with maturity, and for many people, nothing to do with time (or the lack thereof). They're just bored of those things, and a decently long break can oft be the solution.

No, that's not true at all what you said about the lack of time, I can make a perfect example:

 

my big brother works at McKinsey and this basically sums up his normal work day, wake up at 08am be at work 09am leave work at 11pm go to gym until 12pm go home to bed, rinse and repeat.

 

Now please enlighten me, where does games, books or movies fit into this schedule?


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I always get excited for games with a good story. When GTA V was teased, boy was I hyped. I played it for 2 days straight, and completed 100% only because I really liked the story mode. Fiddled with it for couple of days (but didn't mod it since I played it when it came out so no good mods were then available) and just left it. Played it couple of times since then, at my friends house. Soon I am building my brand new RX 480 8GB build, and boy do I look towards completing it again, and then modding it.

But i completely agree with you. I rarely get that excited for a game, gaming became dull somehow...

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11 minutes ago, ZothOmmog said:

No, that's not true at all what you said about the lack of time, I can make a perfect example:

 

my big brother works at McKinsey and this basically sums up his normal work day, wake up at 08am be at work 09am leave work at 11pm go to gym until 12pm go home to bed, rinse and repeat.

 

Now please enlighten me, where does games, books or movies fit into this schedule?

A) Your brother's work hours aren't normal

B) You leave out how many days he works out of the

C) You treat it as if I said that time isn't a factor, which I said time was not a factor to many for them playing less.

 

Also, if your brother is going to the gym for an hour and only getting 4 hours if sleep, his priorities are SERIOUSLY fucked up.

 

Adults in the US typically work 7 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Kids and teenagers see the same situation, except substitute the paid job for school, and that isn't taking homework into consideration. The trend that a school day is around the same length as the typical work day applies to many countries, seeing as school is basically training for the working world.

After that, adults need somewhere between 6 to 8 hours of sleep, children and teenagers should get 8 minimum.

After that, you have to account for the time one takes to eat and take care of their hygiene.

 

After that, you're literally dealing how you prioritize your time. Fuck, asides from eating and sleeping, everything is just a matter of how one prioritizes their time.


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Break off your chains

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The blood is on your hands

Why did you come to this world?

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

The blood is on your hands.

 

The blood is on your hands!

 

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Have you tried venturing outside of your usual genres? Have you tried getting a sim rig or VR? Have you tried getting into the gym or perhaps getting a treadmill and using the PC at the same time? Trying to get physically tired helped me to stay fit and interested in gaming when I was working full-time and going to 16 hours of college. 

 

Do you have any hobbies or perhaps any enthusiast groups in your area? Maybe, it's time to take up camping, shooting, crocheting, woodworking, or cooking. 


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