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1337 Gamer said:
yeah it happens to most of us eventually. Ive severely cut back throughout the past several years. Both from lack of time and dis interest.

Not me.  I have increased my gaming as I've gotten older.  Played casually as a kid, and got pretty into it by the end of high school.  Quit in college (not by choice, but because I had no hardware to play on).  After college, got right back into it.  I now have a "man room" in my basement complete with a gaming PC, PS3, 360, and HDTV.  When all the stresses of the day are over and family time has come to an end, I'm down here the rest of the night.  I look forward to 2 things all day long:  seeing my wife and son, and playing my games.




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i can relate to this topic kinda. just for the simple fact, i own all three consoles this generation including the handhelds and all of last generation consoles.

i'm addicted to purchasing cheap/lower priced games that are within my budget. so if i see games that are like $5 a piece and they are interesting to me then i will buy it and my collection just gets bigger and bigger.

i have like 40 something games or more total within my collection and i play all the consoles each when i get the chance. its hard and i tried to play one game per console but that just doesn't work for me. first i get bored real quick and second i must have a variety of games to play and besides i'm a collector. i buy games. its not an addiction its more like an hobby and something i like to do. rather than doing drugs and getting drunk. i'm actually keeping myself occupied and not bothering anyone.

my suggestion to you is to say, your not moving away from gaming i just think personally you just are winded and you need a break. just take some time off and get yourself together and then come back and play a game or two. the same with vgchartz. i'm not on this site 24/7. i have a iife outside of gaming but its a hobby. i don't know if someone said something to you to get you to be like this but whatever it may be just take a relaxing vacation and then come back!

to be honest after seeing this thread the first time through i had to rethink my gaming and after tonight i confirmed that one game per console is "yuck". having multiple games to play is where its at!

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... I'm not sure people are following me. I said pretty clearly that I'm not giving up gaming at all, I probably won't even be cutting down on my playtime, I'm just going to severely cut down on the amount of games I buy. I'm only going to get the games I'm absolutely sure of, instead of getting every game that interests me, because I realize that a lot of the games that are being released now just aren't giving me any joy.



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Domicinator said:
1337 Gamer said:
yeah it happens to most of us eventually. Ive severely cut back throughout the past several years. Both from lack of time and dis interest.

Not me.  I have increased my gaming as I've gotten older.  Played casually as a kid, and got pretty into it by the end of high school.  Quit in college (not by choice, but because I had no hardware to play on).  After college, got right back into it.  I now have a "man room" in my basement complete with a gaming PC, PS3, 360, and HDTV.  When all the stresses of the day are over and family time has come to an end, I'm down here the rest of the night.  I look forward to 2 things all day long:  seeing my wife and son, and playing my games.

Well i plan on playing video games as i grow older still but if my life continues to get busier and busier like it is now the amount of time i spend on gaming will be less. But ill always have a spot for halo in my heart and ill probably always play social slayer halo even when im old and grey.



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I can relate with you Majin. Many developers forget that the number one factor in whether a game is good or not, at least in my eyes, is whether or not the game is fun.



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amp316 said:
I can relate with you Majin. Many developers forget that the number one factor in whether a game is good or not, at least in my eyes, is whether or not the game is fun.

Precisely. A game can have a near impossible amount of work put into it and be incredibly detailed but still, it'll manage to fall short ... At least to me. Nice to see you agree :)



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well by your first post you sure made it seem like you were in a depressing stage and wanted to step back from gaming altogether. good to know you are still in gaming and will cut back on buying games you really want.

personally to help you with that. i was in the same position you were in because i was buying a lot of pointless games and i wouldn't play them or i would lose interest. its something called picking up another game and playing it and coming back to the other game when you feel iike it. there are some games that are true "duds" and suck and you simply feel like you were bought on to hype to play them rather than you actually yourself enjoying them first hand. and then you get bored and you make a thread like this.

i was playing resident evil 4: wii edition yesterday and got really pissed because i was messing up and i said to myself well i did beat the game already on the gamecube and ps2. so whats the difference in the wii edition other than controls. so i stopped playing it because not only was i getting frustrated but i was getting really bored of it and then looked at this thread and said "wow i really see where this member is coming from, maybe i should rethink my buying decision on games and buy what i know what i will enjoy rather than buying every single game". well to solve that i accepted that:

a) i'm a video game collector
b) i'm not going to finish every game
c) i'm not a completionists
d) i buy cheap games in they are mediocre (according to game critics or fanboys) to build my game collection.

at the end of the day, yeah i feel iike i wasted money on games that i know will not gain my interest but the fact that i have an diverse video game collection that's what helps and makes me happy in the long run.

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xlost4 said:


personally to help you with that. i was in the same position you were in because i was buying a lot of pointless games and i wouldn't play them or i would lose interest. its something called picking up another game and playing it and coming back to the other game when you feel iike it. there are some games that are true "duds" and suck and you simply feel like you were bought on to hype to play them rather than you actually yourself enjoying them first hand. and then you get bored and you make a thread like this.

i was playing resident evil 4: wii edition yesterday and got really pissed because i was messing up and i said to myself well i did beat the game already on the gamecube and ps2. so whats the difference in the wii edition other than controls. so i stopped playing it because not only was i getting frustrated but i was getting really bored of it and then looked at this thread and said "wow i really see where this member is coming from, maybe i should rethink my buying decision on games and buy what i know what i will enjoy rather than buying every single game". well to solve that i accepted that:

a) i'm a video game collector
b) i'm not going to finish every game
c) i'm not a completionists
d) i buy cheap games in they are mediocre (according to game critics or fanboys) to build my game collection.

I agree with the fist part of this post, but i dont agree at all with the four points you have made, it almost contradicts the first paragraph.

 

a) I m a videogame collector, >   Agree, i also love to collect games, but there is a huge, HUGE diference into buying a U$4.99 flea-market painting that is done over and over again, and a U$4.99 unique Van Gogh painting.

With the videogames you may not find the same "Apples to apples" view, but if you put me 1 great game at $59 dollars (No more Heroes) instead of 5 crapware-games(Most of those Wii Party Games) at U$15 dollars, you wouldnt have to about which game a REAL COLLECTOR would chose.

b) Well, which is the point of having a collection for painting if you are not going to appreciate it at all and just put it on a deck so people can said you are quite smart ? I see this as me, walking in the 50-Cent house, and found it full of the Louvre Museum paints. Man, honestly, i would laugh a lot about how foolish he tries to pretend be part of the "culture society".

Now, with gaming, it is pretty much the same ! You may not know, but lots of graphics you find in R.E. 4, are real !, and they have a meaning not only by themselves, but also liked to their position in a certain stage of the game. The sames goes for other kinds of content such as the Naruto Anime Series, lots of the techniques, characters and so on are takken from the Japanese mitology. Same goes with most of the RPG games, you can find persian mitology, greek mitology, nordic mitology. I m not that great in literature, but i found lots of linked-quest for the Tales of Symphonia GCN game and the spaniard classic "Don Quijote". 

Collecting games without looking at them is like collecting stones from a building construction.

c) Pretty much the same as the last point, however, i have tried everytime to complete Zelda, but i just can`t, i still keep trying for the sake of the art ! XD :P  (Serious ! )

 

d) No point at all, i buy cheap games, only if they are great games. I can not buy every game when it comes out at U$59 dollar, i have to way some years to buy it at U$19. But i dont buy crap-ware no matter how cheap it is. there is just no point.

 



there is a huge difference between crap-ware games and medoicre games. i'm talking mediocre games that did not get much good news from the press but certainly dropped in price for easy pick-up.

no game is trash unless you think its trash. something that is crap-ware (go barbie dress up or catz for the ds or fake workout games on the wii) to you might be awesome to me. for example you might not like ridge racer 6 and it might be a crappy game to you but i certainly find enjoyment out of it and i just purchased it today for $5 at GameStop.

also, i did contradict myself in the previous post just because it was 2am in the morning and really i didn't know what i was saying

so to tell you the truth i am a video game collector meaning i will collect anything that catches my eye and i will have fun with even if its cheap.

one, i don't go and follow what whatever the industry says is the best game. i go by my taste...

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Majin-Tenshinhan said:

I don't know if anybody even cares, really, but I just wanted to alert all of you that I'll be cutting back on gaming, and by extension, maybe cutting back on VGChartz as well.

As is fairly evident, I'm a pretty avid gamer and I buy a lot of games. Thing is, I've realized, due in large part to Assassin's Creed II that I'm just not having fun. Some games I'm having loads of fun with, but a lot of games I play just aren't doing it for me, at all. And I need to stop spending money on them. I'm not saying Assassin's Creed II is a bad game - Far from it. It's clearly a very well-made game, but during the 10 or so hours I've invested into it I really just haven't had a lick of fun. And I say this as someone who really enjoyed the first game. I don't even know why, I'm just not enjoying it much at all.

So this year I'll be cutting back on my gaming purchases. I am in no way quitting gaming, because I still have tons of fun when equipped with the right game, but I'll be cutting down, perhaps severely, on the games I purchase and the games I play. As a result of this, I may end up posting a lot less around here (something I feel has already happened these last few weeks).

Like I said, I have no idea if anybody even cares, I just wanted to get this off my chest to all of you. I'm just really happy that I haven't lost touch with gaming entirely, because I still feel great amounts of joy from a lot of games (for example, Nintendo-games, which have always been my true passion within gaming).

Sounds like an addiction if you're worried about the amt of gameplay...



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