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As someone who currently dual-boots Windows and Linux, the recent Steam Play + Proton updates lately have made sure that I won't be thinking about moving away from it anytime soon. If they keep it up, I may finally be able to move away from Windows for good.

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Glad to hear another one of these is being developed and with hopefully more focus on the fighting than the TnA. E3 is already looking good this year for me :D

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Hollow Knight no question. Didn't even know it was made by an Australian studio until this post made me check. That game is simply amazing and more people need to give it a shot.

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Master Spy is definitely a game that fits this description for me.

Although the game goes from being alright to tedious, the soundtrack is easily the best thing about the game. Worth buying to get that soundtrack.

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My honest question for people that experience this is "What kinds of games did you play throughout your life?". It's a big question but generally serves to highlight how one either tackles the loss of passion as an issue or to learn how it may be just time to call it a break.

Whenever I don't feel like playing a game (you can have too much of a good thing), I tend to stay productive by learning some more on programming/scripting, learning stuff about music, maybe bothering to learn a new dish so that I can actually eat beyond my shitty range of meats with a salad on the side due to laziness :P

Like others are saying, don't force it. Also there's so much to do in the world that taking a break from gaming to check out other stuff ain't bad at all. By the time you've done some other stuff, you could either keep staying away from games for a while longer or come back and find new stuff you want to play. Again I find breadth of gaming taste and what kind of gamer you are are two big factors that play into some gamer's state of fatigue or eventual falling out of gaming.

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I beat Zealot mode not too long ago actually on a fresh save and only relying on the gear that is part of the base game (avoided all DLC items that were free on the store for me). It's very doable.

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Man I just want a video game version of batman the animated series with the animated cartoon style. That too much to ask?

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By literally ignoring it once it's clear that the excitement has passed rational expectations (of course where that line is is subjectively up to you).

I'll watch a trailer or two on something to know if the pitch from them is something I am intrigued by. I then look into news if it's something I know I want to know more about, but ensure as to keep expectations tempered. I at least want to be sure that a game I'm interested in will somewhat turn out to be exactly that and not something completely different. I have played a ton of games and have observed the gaming industry more thoroughly than your average mainstream gamer for years - it's on me if I make stupid expectations for myself based on nothing but assumptions or if I blindly believe the words of any developers and PR without some fact-checking.

Also I just generally don't engage with gaming communities in social media or gaming sites AT ALL until after I have gotten and completed a game that I was waiting for. I'd rather my playthrough be as pure as possible so that I can formulate an opinion that isn't being influenced by potentially overly-sensitive community voices. They tend to poison online discussions time and time again with views that are generally extremely negative or positive (both are honestly bad to me for different reasons). This site for me has tended to fare better than most, but it still gets some of that which is sad to see but not unexpected.

That's my 2 cents on this topic :)

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