What would it take for you to stop playing games?

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#1  Edited By RE_Player1

I love games and have been playing them all my life. I think I'll be playing games for the rest of my life but thinking about it in depth there are a couple things that would make me stop playing games or severely lessen my enjoyment of playing and collecting video games: 
- If the next generation of consoles doesn't have backwards compatibility, trophy/achievement carry over, or downloadable games transfer I can see myself becoming less and less interested in gaming as that trend would probably continue.  
- If gaming became ridiculously more expensive than it already is, say $100 for a new game.  
- Faulty hardware from all fronts, I don't want to get a device that will break in 1-2 years.  
 
What about you guys? Any reasons you would leave gaming behind?

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#2  Edited By eric_buck

You're lucky you don't live in Australia where games are 100$+ each.

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#3  Edited By TheSeductiveMoose
@RE_Player92 said:
" - If gaming became ridiculously more expensive than it already is, say $100 for a new game. "
I already pay this much, sometimes more. :/
 
I would stop playing if they started to only release games which I have no interest in.
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#4  Edited By Chris2KLee

Holodeck.

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#5  Edited By AhmadMetallic

i would stop gaming if................. they stop releasing PC versions of multiplatform games

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#6  Edited By wefwefasdf

I don't think I'll ever quit gaming completely but I don't think I'll ever own multiple consoles again. It makes me feel like I'm missing too many games. :(

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#7  Edited By nintendoeats

Given that I want to be a game designer, we are pretty much talking about the end of the world here. Though some of the BS that OP describes frightens me immensely.

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#8  Edited By niall_sg1

If Steam was to shutdown and take all my games with it..

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#9  Edited By OldManLight

loss of all my appendages, i would then quit, because being left with only kinect games would be my breaking point.

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#10  Edited By EVO

The only thing that would stop me playing games is a some freak accident like losing my hands to woodchipper, but even then I'd probably just play point & click adventure games using my stumps.

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#11  Edited By I_smell

If every time I played a game someone died, then I'd probably play less.

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#12  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I think there would have to be something that physically prevented me from doing so.

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#13  Edited By unchained

If I lost my eyesight.  
 
Wow, I really hope that never happens. 

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#14  Edited By NikFreaX
@Unchained: Same.
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#15  Edited By davidwitten22

If games started to become boring.

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#16  Edited By HereAllDay

For my PS3/PC to gain consciousness and kill everyone I care for.

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#17  Edited By kagato

I will stop playing games when i die, and even then, only if i cant find a way back ^_^

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#18  Edited By Ravenousrattler

if in the future all games are 3D, motion controlled, shovelware, then i would stop playing them.

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#19  Edited By guiseppe

If I by some chance grew tired of it I guess. Or if by some magical circumstance I would have to chose between games and family & friends or something like that. In other words, I don't see myself stop playing games any time soon.

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#20  Edited By The_Philosopher

A bullet to the head. Or maybe if I'm just too busy to play. Actually I haven't actually sat down and played a game for more than 30 minutes in like almost two weeks.

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#21  Edited By velucyraptor
@EVO said:
" The only thing that would stop me playing games is a some freak accident like losing my hands to woodchipper, but even then I'd probably just play point & click adventure games using my stumps. "
Bahaha, as above
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#22  Edited By onarum

I'll only stop playing when I die, or when the world ends, which will be 2 years from now, no props, plenty of time to finish my stack.

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#23  Edited By audiosnag

Can't stop, wont stop.

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#24  Edited By kingzetta

If they only came out digitally

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#25  Edited By Subjugation

Not if, but when I no longer have the time, maybe even sooner if something/someone more interesting comes along. Games are already way less interesting to me than they used to be. No idea why.

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#26  Edited By tobygw

redrum

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#27  Edited By artelinarose

Since when has stopping been an option?

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#28  Edited By Big_D

if i was stranded on a deserted island. only way i'd find a new hobby

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#29  Edited By Sambambo

I would only stop if I stopped enjoying games...

If the price is £100 per game and I enjoy the game then what is wrong with paying the fee?

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#30  Edited By laserbolts
@I_smell said:
" If every time I played a game someone died, then I'd probably play less. "
I'd game MORE!!!!!! mUHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!
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#31  Edited By FluxWaveZ
@velucyraptor said:
" @EVO said:
" The only thing that would stop me playing games is a some freak accident like losing my hands to woodchipper, but even then I'd probably just play point & click adventure games using my stumps. "
Bahaha, as above "
Yeah, this.
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#32  Edited By JerichoBlyth

If I got a real job...lol

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#33  Edited By BaneFireLord

Getting a really hot girlfriend who would marry me if I gave up gaming.
Actually even then...
Fuck it, nothing will.

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#34  Edited By gingertastic_10

Get a girl friend probably.

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#35  Edited By BigLemon

I don't think anything the gaming industry did would stop me from playing games. It would most likely be something that I did that would stop me. Like I got a job, had a family, and didnt have time to play video games. 

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#36  Edited By toowalrus

Only if I lost my hands and/or eyeballs. Oh, or if something more important comes up. 

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#37  Edited By Jensonb

If they all started having Kinect-style controls, I'd be out.

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#38  Edited By Aetheldod

Death

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#39  Edited By TobbRobb

If
A. Games stop being enjoyable for whatever reason.
B. I simply don't have time to play anymore.
C. All games turn online only.

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#40  Edited By MysteriousBob

I just lose interest. Funny how nobody here considers that notion.

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TnA 
 
huzzah!

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#42  Edited By Soulderon

losing my fingers...

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#43  Edited By destruktive

I don't think I'll ever stop.
There's too many games out there that I could be playing. I'll probably end up at around 10k games or something

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#44  Edited By Sayishere

i might end up stopping if i ever have a family, but i doubt that will stop me lol
i will make time!
 
to be honest, nothing...
 
i cant see myself not playing games, unless physically i was not able, i.e. health issues.

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#45  Edited By Dixego

If Bill Gates buys Sony and Nintendo... Or a post-apocalyptic future. Whatever comes first 
Oh wait... they're both the same.

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#46  Edited By thedj93

A humiliating intervention and arduous 12-step program

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#47  Edited By Jeust

Whichever the monetary price I would still play games. If they were really expensive, then older ones.  
 
Apart from that, only if they invented a better distraction and experience at a lower price. 

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#48  Edited By mrcellophane

A girlfriend.
 
There, I said it.

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#49  Edited By dutch42
@Chris2KLee said:
" Holodeck. "
yup
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#50  Edited By Dalai

If electricity becomes scarce... maybe.