They're old and they are cynical, which is wise since we've seen a lot of "great" stuff at E3 in past years that, well, didn't turn out so great. Given how long they've been in this business, I'm surprised they don't just give up on games altogether. I'm younger than them, by quite a bit, but even I am just getting.... tired of video games. I'm not playing them as much as I used to and I'm caring about them less and less as the years march on. This is across all platforms and all genres. I'm just.... getting tired. And I wouldn't be surprised if they were as well.
Jeff's been this way since.... what, 2012? There's been a noticeable decline in his enthusiasm for most games. That's not to say that he hates games, but it takes a LOT more to get him interested these days.