have you ever fallen from gaming?

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So i just spent probably like 200$ this summer playing games because about three years ago i was so done with games i just felt like it was fps after fps and it didnt really grab me like it used except for ac1 and 2 and uncharted i stayed away from gaming and after what happened to the AC franchise i left even more but after playing the last of us i had to buy more of these games and i got back into gaming which thank goodness because its been a great year for games! So have you ever been bored with games?

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No, not really.

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Yeah, one year I stopped playing games for about 6 months. Probably back in the middle of the PS2 era. No real reason. Now I might take a week or two off, but usually get a good 10-20 hours in a week gaming. More if I'm heavily invested in a game.

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there definitely are times i feel so burnt out either because i spent a lot of time on a really good game or just got extremely tired of the same games over and over again. They usually last a week or two until something comes along and sparks my interest in gaming again.

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Yep, it happens to everyone at some point. Once you reach a certain exposure to anything it can lose some of it's appeal. That's when it's time to put your hobby on an indefinite hiatus and come back at a later point with a fresh perspective.

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Sure. It ebbs and flows in my life.

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Happens to everyone except me, seemingly. Or maybe I just haven't hit that point yet? At 21?

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I've been in a gaming funk for years. A funk where I love following gaming news and watching other people play, but just can't bring myself to actually play. I really can't put my finger on why that is, and it drives me crazy.

It started when we had a daughter in 2009, but she's old enough now that I have the time available to play... and still can't do it. I put over 100 hours into the Mass Effect trilogy recently, which was a nice change of pace. I'll play some games like Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider, but I only average a few hours a week of gaming. Meanwhile, my backlog gets bigger and bigger.

One reason I have found that I don't want to game as much is my lack of friends to do it with. I'm trying to alleviate that by being a part of communities like this rather than lurking on the forums. We'll see how that goes.

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#10  Edited By Strife777

BLASPHEMY!

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@dalerax said:

I've been in a gaming funk for months. A funk where I love following gaming news and watching other people play, but just can't bring myself to actually play. I really can't put my finger on why that is.

And this is me.

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Nope. Been playing games for more than 20 years and I never stop.... I think I have a problem?

I might not buy a new game for a couple months, but that just means I play old games while I wait for something to catch my attention.

And I agree; the fps boom a couple years back was dumb.

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There was about two years worth of time where I didn't play games. I'm pretty certain the whole of 1999 was video game-less.

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Yeah, there was a period between 2005 to 2007 where I played absolutely nothing - and it isn't like I didn't have any consoles, I had a Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox sitting right there. I was just burnt on video games for some reason. I still actively followed gaming during that time, just had no desire to play anything.

Possible reason: Leading up to that lull, I was just out of high school with a crappy job and a lot of time on my hands so I played a lot of Halo 2, Project Gotham 2 and Tribes Aerial Assault (PS2) online. The hundreds of hours I spent playing each of those games ended up burning me out on games period for awhile.

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Only when I'm moderately or more depressed. Which is weird. There will be random months where I just can't get into ANYTHING and stop playing games, but then when things are better in life I get really happy and enthusiastic about games, to the point of literally saying, out loud, "I FUCKING LOVE VIDEO GAMES SO MUCH GODDAMNIT" to my friends.

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This has yet to happen to me. I could feel it starting up but when the new consoles were announced it made me even more interested so I avoided it. I have no idea what I would do with myself if I completely stopped playing games. I don't have that many hobbies and I don't hang out with friends very often so I'd be lost.

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Yes, But GTA 5 will be the saving grace.

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Wait. This is not a thread about Kinect-based injuries?

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No I never have, and I doubt I ever will.

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I skipped the latter half of the PS1 generation and the entire PS2/Gamecube/Xbox generation because of school and no money after finishing school. When I finally started holding down a steady job, catching up with an entire generation of games in a matter of months was awesome! Except for Jak II, that game can go fuck itself. So incredibly frustratingly hard. I loved the first Jak, barely managed to finish the second, and never played the third because of the maddening difficulty of the second.

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Specific games, sure. But never gaming as a whole.

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I don't think so, I have times I feel less/more like playing but never nothing. However, with the life expenses I'll have this fall (winter tires for the car) and my growing interest in photography among other things, I am pondering cutting back on gaming related expenses in order to afford more lenses and such things. So I am contemplating making much more controlled purchases next generation and only going for one game at a time that really holds an interest instead of my "let's buy a ton of games and try to play them all at the same time" philosophy of old.

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i fell this year, too lazy to get back up. funny how i join a video-game forum during this crisis.

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#24  Edited By I_Stay_Puft

I don't spend every waking moment to play video games, and I have taken an occasional hiatus from actual video game playing in order to stay productive with other outside activities. One thing I don't shy away from is keeping up with video game news. I don't want to feel out of the loop when it comes to something being announced or interesting articles that might keen my interests.

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All about that Grand theft auto son!

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#26  Edited By kaos_cracker

Happens to everyone.