I saw Jeff involved in a twitter discussion the other day, and it got me to thinking about the way we currently engage with media.
Like many of you, I have Xbox Game Pass. It seems great. There's 50 plus games I wanna play, and they're all just available to me whenever I want. But therein lies the problem.
When you haven't paid for anything, how can you even engage with any meaningful content with it. Because there's SO MUCH choice out there at the moment, I find myself swapping games in a heartbeat. I played Jedi: Fallen Order earlier, died once, and went to play something else instead. Then I played that for fifteen minutes, and went to play something else
Back when I was growing up, we called this emulator syndrome. Because games are so easy to pirate, and have hundreds of at a time, how are you meant to pick one to play, meaningfullly?
When I was gaming on the Playstation Two, it was great. I'd buy one game at a time, enjoy it, beat it, then move onto the next one. Nowadays, I have up to 60 games that are possible plays at any one time, and I find it hard to really have a meaningful time with any of them
Combine this with phones, and a decreased attention span in general: I'm struggling to have real interaction with almost any form of media nowadays. I'm saddened, as I can't read a book anymore, because after a chapter, I'm loading up Instagram or LINE or something.
Surely I'm not the only one this is happening too...right?