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I lost my love for video games.... What is wrong with me?

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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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I like criticism. I never tried to sell any of my work for money. I just like throwing my ideas for music composition out there. I knew I wasn't any good. Even when I worked on my video game project with the background music I just started losing track of it.




posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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I think you might be depressed.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:16 PM
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I know what you mean, you feel it as well that there is something more. Like all the violence and sex is not worth it and all you want is to not see it blasted through every screen hopefully we can use the technology but never seems to be the nature of those things. Then again I want to be like the water, so that is probably why I feel that way.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:19 PM
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I played video games until arround 2005 then I took a break until 2012, because I just lost the interest in it.
But last year I started playing league of legends (again, that was the only game I occassional played between 2009 and 2011).

And again I am on a point now, where I love watching streams and LCS etc, but I can't motivate myself to play anymore. I love watching League of Legends, maybe even like an addiction, but I just hate playing the game.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:20 PM
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If this is depression..... then chain me to the wall... I think it is something else. I don't even want to go out and adventure anymore.

I have done stunts on my motorcycle. I have been a taxi driver. I worked for TSA.... I've done walking vendor at events. I stocked shelves. Delivered food. Dragged luggage to a room. Ran to grab your car for you. Put flyers on doors. Got in a Pyramid Scheme. Got out of one. Made fun of one. Exposed one. Watched my friend try to get me in one.


I just don't know. I don't feel like myself at all. I don't even call my friends anymore.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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GiulXainx
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Think of it this way. They have to deserve the fight. Like I said I don't just walk outside and start arguing with my neighbor. I like to interrogate. I like to question. I like to push thinking. I like to be proven wrong. I like it when people try to prove me wrong. I don't know what the # is wrong with me.


LOL

Join a boxing club or MMA... Don't go around looking for a fight...

You're proving yourself wrong atm...

Congrats




posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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You know..... That is one thing I never really explored. Too bad I don't have enough money for that or I would definitely be a contender and possibly get people to actually watch the fights instead of looking for the highlights.

I took a Tae Kwon Do class for a year but... that isn't anything more than fake martial arts.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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GiulXainx
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I like criticism. I never tried to sell any of my work for money. I just like throwing my ideas for music composition out there. I knew I wasn't any good. Even when I worked on my video game project with the background music I just started losing track of it.


I never said you weren't good.. But there are millions of people uploading their "beats" to soundcloud.

I bring this idea to you because it's what I've often thought when I look back at all the time I wasted in my underwear playing video games. What if I had spent that time practicing my guitar? What if I had spent that time trying to write a novel? What if I had spent that time teaching myself to paint? What if I had spent that time doing any number of meaningful and fulfilling things other than moving some pixels around on a monitor?

So I wasn't saying you aren't any good.. I was saying just imagine how much BETTER you would be at music composition, or chess, or underwater basket weaving if you had spent those countless hours doing one of those things?

My brother is still a huge gamer and I don't get it.. Sometimes I'll give him a hard time about it and he will respond by saying something along the lines of "well the way I waste my time is just as meaningful as the way you waste your time." In a way he's correct, because we all do things to pass the time - but what do you actually get out of a video game? It doesn't really allow you to be very creative, because even the most dynamic games are very linear. It doesn't allow you to take something outside of that virtual reality to share with the real world. You can't give your gaming to someone else the way you could give them your words, your song, your art..

I'm not even saying games are bad. Games teach a kind of cleverness and quick-thinking that can be helpful in other parts of life. But to waste tens of thousands of hours in a virtual world just seems like a waste of life to me. Embrace your new found boredom, and find something else you love to defeat it. =P



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:33 PM
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Im sorry to hear but i think you are starting to suffer a case of depression.One of it symptoms is to loose interest in things you use to love/like to do. You might want to check some medical websites about it and see if you can relate to other symptoms and maybe also check with your doctor for a psychic evaluation.
I dont mean to be rude or anything, just wanted to let you know about the posibility.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:36 PM
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TinkerHaus

GiulXainx
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I like criticism. I never tried to sell any of my work for money. I just like throwing my ideas for music composition out there. I knew I wasn't any good. Even when I worked on my video game project with the background music I just started losing track of it.


I never said you weren't good.. But there are millions of people uploading their "beats" to soundcloud.

I bring this idea to you because it's what I've often thought when I look back at all the time I wasted in my underwear playing video games. What if I had spent that time practicing my guitar? What if I had spent that time trying to write a novel? What if I had spent that time teaching myself to paint? What if I had spent that time doing any number of meaningful and fulfilling things other than moving some pixels around on a monitor?


I have 4 sketchpads of a bunch of random faces, designs. I even created my own written language. I have it posted on my myspace profile here: myspace.com...

Hit right and you will see the odd written language.


TinkerHausSo I wasn't saying you aren't any good.. I was saying just imagine how much BETTER you would be at music composition, or chess, or underwater basket weaving if you had spent those countless hours doing one of those things?


It seems like my mind is looking at all of this and even questioning the point behind it. I know it could be used as a form of saying "I did it." but at the same time my mind tells me why even bother?


TinkerHausMy brother is still a huge gamer and I don't get it.. Sometimes I'll give him a hard time about it and he will respond by saying something along the lines of "well the way I waste my time is just as meaningful as the way you waste your time." In a way he's correct, because we all do things to pass the time - but what do you actually get out of a video game? It doesn't really allow you to be very creative, because even the most dynamic games are very linear. It doesn't allow you to take something outside of that virtual reality to share with the real world. You can't give your gaming to someone else the way you could give them your words, your song, your art..


Even though I have tried turning my life into a video game where the amount of money I currently posses is the "high score" I don't even care. I have touched twenty thousand and carried it in a briefcase once. I know it isn't millions of dollars but I bet that most people in here right now have never done the same. (See I like starting these kinds of fights. There is nothing to lose and nothing to gain... except bragging rights. I don't know why but this type of fight has me interested in it.)


TinkerHausI'm not even saying games are bad. Games teach a kind of cleverness and quick-thinking that can be helpful in other parts of life. But to waste tens of thousands of hours in a virtual world just seems like a waste of life to me. Embrace your new found boredom, and find something else you love to defeat it. =P


I guess that part of the problem is that... With all of the stories.... from games and movies.... even books and plays... I have a hard time even seeing them even being slightly portrayed. It is like I already know the outcome. Remakes of movies? Yeah I watched robocop.... It didn't really leave an impression on me. Batman the dark knight did only because the Joker was the best character I have ever seen on screen. I think I could be the next joker for a new batman movie.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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I'm not telling you that I disagree with you directly to your face or anything, but this is starting to look like Yahoo Answers!




I have a fever and I think I feel a small lump under my neck! What do you think is wrong with me?



You have cancer.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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I can't even watch Twitch Plays Pokemon anymore. It was exciting at first being able to watch people try and control the game... but it lost its luster after about ten minutes....



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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GiulXainx
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You know..... That is one thing I never really explored. Too bad I don't have enough money for that or I would definitely be a contender and possibly get people to actually watch the fights instead of looking for the highlights.

I took a Tae Kwon Do class for a year but... that isn't anything more than fake martial arts.


Boxing helped a lot when I was younger... when I got out of it I used walls to "release" my anger lol

It doesn't cost much man... pair of hand wraps and a waver, just so you can't sue if someone knocks you out

Might keep you out of jail too by the sounds of it..




posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:41 PM
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My parents divorced when I was going through highschool. No pills cured me. No psychiatric help even phased me. I just kept playing video games and no one could even muster a guess as to what my condition even was.

I even got pulled over by a cop last month. I was walking in the middle of the road. Wasn't trying to get hit by anyone. I was just walking a very odd way.

It is funny. I actually set myself up right then and there and challenged the cop at a game of "Areest me or let me walk away."

I didn't go physical. It was all mental. He wanted me to go in for help. But because I have such a way with words I was actually able to get the cop to just leave me the hell alone. He wanted me to go in for another phych check but then he deemed it unfit.

See like I said I like people trying to prove me wrong. Above all some information was a lie. Most of it was truth. And yet I still didn't end up in Psych.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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Dont't you worry. Everything else might perish, but beer, that stays.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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GiulXainx
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I took a Tae Kwon Do class for a year but... that isn't anything more than fake martial arts.

Don't take Tae Kwon Do then. I took Choy Li Fut for a year, which is a branch of Shaolin Kung Fu, and it was really interesting. I am partial to martial arts, though, but I'd recommend something more authentic. Maybe just take karate.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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If all I need is some gloves and a waver signed... let me at them.

I can see only one problem... When I was really young. In fact first grade I was 4 and a half. I actually critically injured someone at school without even knowing it.

See we were throwing rocks at a jacket that was stuck in a tree trying to get it down...

I had the great Idea to try and pick up a huge A fn boulder (well actually it was a bit of chipped off cement.) and tried to toss it up as high as I could throw it. I didn't look to see where it landed. I was more focused on whether or not I actually hit the jacket with it...

I almost killed someone at school. I cracked the other kid's skull. I didn't even know what I did. About a week later I remember being pulled into the principles office and my mom signed some pink slip.... I stayed home for three days... I didn't know why until I pulled up my old school records.


So I do have that notion of not wanting to physically hurt someone for absolutely no reason.
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:47 PM
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He asked "what is wrong with me" not something closer to "Why i dont like new games" or " why games arent as good as they were" , etc, etc.
That implies that he really thinks there is something wrong with "him" hence my answer aimed to him and not games in particular.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:49 PM
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GiulXainx
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If all I need is some gloves and a waver signed... let me at them.

I can see only one problem... When I was really young. In fact first grade I was 4 and a half. I actually critically injured someone at school without even knowing it.

See we were throwing rocks at a jacket that was stuck in a tree trying to get it down...

I had the great Idea to try and pick up a huge A fn boulder (well actually it was a bit of chipped off cement.) and tried to toss it up as high as I could throw it. I didn't look to see where it landed. I was more focused on whether or not I actually hit the jacket with it...

I almost killed someone at school. I cracked the other kid's skull. I didn't even know what I did. About a week later I remember being pulled into the principles office and my mom signed some pink slip.... I stayed home for three days... I didn't know why until I pulled up my old school records.


So whats the problem?

You think you're going to walk into a boxing club and suddenly become the club champ?

LMAO!



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 11:53 PM
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Whether or not I become the champ isn't the problem see. It is if I kill someone I would stop fighting immediately. I almost killed someone when I was young. That sort of image sticks in your brain forever. Sort of like the gentle giant sort of deal. I'm not a giant per se but... the same feelings are there. I don't like hurting people physically for no good reason. And killing them is something I don't want to do.


That Keanu reeves movie I saw a while back rings a bell. I can't remember the name of the movie but.... It is sort of that restraint that I think would prevent me from fighting too hard.
I'm not exactly jet li from unleashed either.



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