First time it was all about Yakuza for me, I ended up picking up two LTD edition Vitas, and all the Yakuza spin offs.
Second time was all weird licensed Otaku shit that ill likely never play, like the Himoto Vita game.
I wished I had picked up the LTD edition Psycho Pass Xbox One and a few LTD ed PS4's. but I was worried about weight.
I cant recommend what you should grab that's sorta up to your tastes, If I had a lot of funds and wasn't worried about weight/transport Id go arcade boards, and Ltd consoles. I would also recommend Den Den over Akiba, the prices seemed better and you can get it done quicker.
This has happened to me twice. Once from my late teens to about 20, I still sorta played games (I made time for OOT) for example but I had other things going on then I came back. Then the second time it was work/family when that became a thing for me, again I still played games but it was few and far between and it was only a few games a year for about 4 years. However I always seem to come back pretty hard.
6 years ago I got back in, Its due to a range of factors, but probably the biggest one is that my socializing has gone way down, because most of my friends either have kids or also work a lot like me now so I'm not going out 3 or 4 nights a week. While people sometimes bitch about their friends dropping off the face of the earth after having kids my friends having kids has increased my local multiplayer gaming because instead of going out to bars restaurants etc, which involves more than a little difficulty with kids, we hang out at each others homes, which means, for us, having a few drinks and playing games.
Hey I'm gonna pick this up, but I have a question in making games. what would be the best program for this :
incredibly basic 16/8 bit style RPG, like a really short one possibly with three or four branching paths that would take maybe an half an hour to finish. I have no illusions it'd be good, I don't even really care what the graphics look like I just want some turn based action, a game world and a way to give effect to choices more of a prototype than anything truly meaningful.
I've never done any programming (apart from some BASIC years ago) so the easier the better.