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So I currently have a dozen games in my backlog, and had this entire weekend to myself.  But I didn't play any videogames.  Even when I was bored, and looked over at my shelf where I keep my games, I couldn't be bothered to pick one and get going on it.  Then I released I was in a gaming 'funk'.  For the last week, even when I had been playing, I wasn't really getting into it.

Does this ever happen to you guys?  If so how often and how long does it last?

Interested to know as normally mine last for about a week and then I get an urge to play a ton of games at once.



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Happens to me all the time, as recently as today. Came home from work at around 16:30 and my girlfriend had gone so I was home alone all day and night. I just didn't feel like playing any games.
Sometimes, for me, in periods like these it requires a new game or the re-discovery of an old classic to spark my interest and will for gaming in general again.
I have gone up to a couple of months without playing a single game and these bouts get more frequent as I grow older.

It's perfectly normal I believe, everyone gets a bit sick of their hobbies from time to time.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

It happens pretty often. Sometimes I just can't get fired up about the games I have, even though I have a bunch I haven't played. That's not unique to gaming, though, as it happens with all my hobbies. I have books I've never read, even though I wanted to read them when I bought them. Sometimes the mood just isn't there. Sometimes something else takes my attention. Right now, I'm spending most of my time reading manga.

With gaming, I think my biggest problem is that I like some games a lot more than others, so if a new game isn't up to par, I get this ambivalent feeling and stop playing. I had to make myself finish Crysis 3 yesterday so rather than be disappointed by another new game, I half-way feel like re-installing Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins, or Borderlands.



I stop playing for months at a time. Usually I fall out of it when I get to busy to play, and it can be hard to get back into it.



That horrible feel has been with me since the beginning of last generation. A few games had the power to overcome it to an extent.

Even gaming will get boring one day, such is life!

 

Edit: I apologize for the darker thoughts. It could be temporary in your case like most people around here.



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pokoko said:

With gaming, I think my biggest problem is that I like some games a lot more than others, so if a new game isn't up to par, I get this ambivalent feeling and stop playing. I had to make myself finish Crysis 3 yesterday so rather than be disappointed by another new game, I half-way feel like re-installing Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins, or Borderlands.


Good point.  That happens to me now that you mention it.  Mario and Luigi: Dream Team was the last game that annoyed me enough to not play anything for a few days.   Couldn't stand the hand-holding any longer.



It happens to me quite a lot

But at the moment, not so much. I am on an 82 day trophy streak... I think it dates back to the PS4 launch, maybe a bit before



Kyuu said:

That horrible feel has been with me since the beginning of last generation. A few games had the power to overcome it to an extent.

Even gaming will get boring one day, such is life!

 

Edit: I apologize for the darker thoughts. It could be temporary in your case like most people around here.

So I'm not alone then. The 7th gen in general made a less enthusiastic gamer, I thought it might be me aging but in hindsight I realize that it is definitely about the games themselves. Most games and genres simply took a turn for the worse/less interesting for me in the 7th gen, gameplay fads and glaze covering mostly mindless writing and concepts.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Yep. Been in a rut for years now. Only playing the most anticipated games now.

I am already breaking my new year's resolution which was "play more games"



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Happens to me ALL the time. Oddly, I've been playing quite a few games lately. Just this weekend, I managed to play DragonBall Z: Battle of Z with my brother, Guacamalee, Gran Turismo 6, Assetto Corsa, and Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy.



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