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

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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:50 AM
I remember going through these same notions 4 years ago or so. We have a very similar gaming history, I grew up with them too. Actually it was probably very near your age I started to feel this as well. I have no idea what happened either, but very hard for me to find a game to stick with anymore. The only games I can play for hours on end is the last of us, gran turismo and a couple others. It is what it is I guess. I recently bought a motorcycle, and it's now consumed my life and my adrenaline. So, there's that.

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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 04:43 PM
a reply to: ChaoticOrder

If Rust was more modern, had cities, streets, buildings, and well... Some AI it would have done a little more for me. But it was ridiculous. I found myself running away from everyone and never having enough to make or do anything.

Fallout new Vegas was the last fallout game I bought. I'm tired of the post apocalyptic RPG ambience. I'd rather have the game revolve around being stuck inside one of those psychotic experiments they had going on as it unfolded. But I think anyone would go insane being stuck inside of such a small world.

Right now uncharted 4 has my utmost attention for now. It almost makes me want to buy the entire collection again on ps4 just to play through them again.

posted on Jul, 15 2016 @ 04:50 AM
Come over to the dark side my friend..... Embrace the new, remember the old. Buy yourself a RIft or a Vive, and experience what only a few now know.

posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 11:08 PM
a reply to: GiulXainx

Few years later....things have changed.

Seems it's an age I try play for more than an two hours and I hit a brick wall.

posted on Feb, 14 2018 @ 03:06 PM

posted on Feb, 14 2018 @ 03:23 PM
Mechwarrior 5

December 2018


posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 04:24 AM
I thought I would add a comment here, to this thread, rather than starting a new one, because this thread has a title which already permits for the subject matter involved, at least to some degree.

I now find myself also having fallen out of love with computer gaming of late. My reasons have nothing to do with forced morality, but they do have to do with the nature of the intention of computer games, and the way that the industry, without any permission from the people who gave them their fame and fortune (the players), has been changing the art form into something other than what it ought to be.

I just cannot justify spending money with these companies. Seems like all the titles which LOOK as if they have what I want in a game, have NOTHING to actually offer a person like me. Many games no longer feature a properly involved single player mode, there is too much focus on multiplayer, online aspects, and far too little to the proper gamers out there.

When I say the proper gamers, I am referring to those who understand the true purpose of games and gaming, and how to be a gamer. Being a proper gamer does not require access to a network, or a server, or any matchmaking or other nonsense. Being a proper gamer does not necessitate a trophy cabinet that can be viewed by other people, or any form of live service. Proper gamers can and have and would still, quite happily, sit in one spot for hours a day, playing one game, alone. Its SUPPOSED to be an anti-social experience, not a social one. Its supposed to be immersive, its supposed to steal all ones concentration, just the player versus the program. Nowadays? These days its the player versus corporate, and the player can never do anything but be beat.

The industry is lost to those who made it famous, lost to those who should be the people guiding the shape of the industry, but are the last to be served, despite being the first in line. I will not be updating my games system to the latest generation, unless of course the following things are done:

1) All forms of post sale monetisation, including all Lootbox mechanics, skin trading, and day one DLC are totally banished.

2) All persons enamoured of games as service or live service, are summarily ejected from first the gaming industry as a whole, and then kicked off the planet for offences against the arts.

3) All corporate elements within games publishing companies, are banned, either by agreement with the playerbase, or by law if it comes to it, from actually interacting at all with a development team, while a game is being made, or from in any way influencing the content, the mechanics, or the structure of a game.

4) Players must become more important to games companies, than making money from making art.

Its my estimation that if you are not making games for the hell of it, because you love the art, and because you love the art alone, then you should simply not be permitted to make them at all. I feel the same way about music. If it was made for a pay cheque, not because the artist is committed and in love with the soundscape they produce, then not only should it not be released, but that artist is no longer an artist but a hack, and if there is one thing that links music and games, its the fact that fake, for the cheque not for the thrills hackery, feels the same damned way.

I am tired of it. I want a return to the sort of game you CANNOT play with friends, either remotely or right next to you. I want a return to story driven, single player experiences which are broad, and cost only what it said on the damned box when you bought the damned thing, to play, and I want all that in a package which has all the polish, all the professional cleanliness, all the HD, all the bells and whistles benefits of modern games, without the drawbacks.

The industry is basically unwilling to support that, and so I am unwilling to support it.

Both my middle fingers, as high as they can be raised, are pointed squarely toward the monetisation fanatics, the lootbox economy, the games as service supporting bastards in the industry, but also, those supporting it from outside the industry. Appeasing this crap is almost as bad as propagating it in the first place, and everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves, if you ask me.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:26 AM

Anyone else having this sort of problem?

Strange phenomenon known as "Getting a Life".


Seriously, I get to play a video game about once every couple of months or so.... or if I'm home sick, but that's about it. It's not a BAD thing. There are other things to do you know...

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:55 AM
a reply to: GiulXainx

You sound like you're married. Videogames has always been awesome, and its been equally awesome to see it grow and evolve over the past 40 years. Back in the day we were called nerds. But nowadays everyone plays something, via fb, their smartphone, pc, console. Its all connected. If you really lost your taste for videogames, then look within. Thats where the real problem lies, as you summed up so nicely ^
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 07:56 PM

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:09 PM
a reply to: GiulXainx

Not there yet but got bored of Destiny 2 despite having a strong clan that I grew. The Curse of osiris expansion was meh....

Play Diablo 3 with the mrs but have grown bored of that hack n slash, but she loves it so will persevere for her sake.

Play FIFA 18.....not bored of that yet.

Mainly watch Netflix now. Altered Carbon. Black Mirror to name two of the many many shows we have finished.

posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 09:08 AM

Ed Harris' character perfectly sums up the "bored" generation of today. They have everything at their fingertips, yet they have no purpose or meaning. This is what youve been finding out lately. Its time to excel. Stop being a sheep. Become a wolf. Create instead of Consume. It better make you start feeling better, and more human.

posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 02:49 PM
I've been a lifelong gamer (started with an Atari in 1982). I've gone through phases.

I made a ton of art that is on ATS during one phase. I just didn't play games, and instead taught myself photoshop. When i moved, i started playing a bit again (this past may). Now i play maybe 20 hours a week total (3 or so hours a day, give or take, with weekends having more playtime).

It comes and goes. I still have a world fully developed with high rises and cities on Minecraft that I haven't touched in 4 years.


posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 05:29 PM
I'm 45 and I've just started!

Loving it!

Family and real life comes first, that's the only rule....oh and that I can't use it unless I've done an hour's exercise that day.


posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 05:40 PM

originally posted by: CX
I can't use it unless I've done an hour's exercise that day.


Youre doing it wrong

posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 12:15 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

I hear you on the few single player options and the focus on multiplayer online stuff. That's OK in a game like Everquest, but otherwise the game suffers.

When i game, generally I don't want to deal with other people. It's kind of like reading a book, the experience is mine and mine alone

posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 10:21 AM
Sorry for the late reply.

This is the problem I am having now.

I seem to be wasting tons of cash. And I mean hundreds of dollars in the past two years, on stupid #. I am not affraid to admit it. I spent over 700 dollars on fortnite. On the pve mode. I loved how the game played where the "grind" didn't really feel like a grind. But after the halloween event? I stopped playing it completely right after the weapons that came out had much better stuff in them.

I see this post has come back alive and I am glad I am not the only one who has become dissatisfied with games.

The other problem comes from trying to form a competitive team for the ps4. Believe it or not there are a lot of clans or teams on ps4 raring to have a chance at live coverage of their games on playstation. But it seems like the ESL and Microsoft have a deal right now. I must say that these console players are beginning to mirror actions and strategies much like the pc crowd. Make fun of the controller all you like but I think console players have an edge. An edge you can't see.

But there is hope for me... it is just too far away to grasp. The only games I am currently heavily interested in is: Detroit: Become Human. And The Last of Us part II.

Those two games are heavily story orientated. At least these games are the ones I like.

Running around trying to find enough items or killing the same boss over and over and over again is just torture for me. I hate those games now. Crafting and finding items should follow what the fortnite pve does. Put them everywhere, and in places the player is going to find anyway.

Seriously putting in rarity of items needed to craft something behind a bunch of hoops is now just annoying.

The casual market is something I now try to avoid. The last cell phone game I wasted money on was digimon links.

The games have been getting more grindy and more money grabing than ever before.

I have wasted money on all three tank games. I have wasted money on little crap titles here and there.

I loved rogue legacy. Shovel knight is a bit too much. Nidhogg was awesome, downwell was a nice idea, lawbreakers went bust, Friday the 13th was fun for a month, dead by daylight was pretty fun for a week, I don't have enough for vr.

I just keep falling into this pit of despair due to my unhappiness with not being able to have fun with single player or multiplayer games now.

I was building a level for thug pro on pc but I stopped because barely anyone plays it.

I have given up on games once again. I just can't get fooled anymore.

This is becoming a big problem in the gaming industry now because absolutely everyone is now trying to cut in on profits from a predecessor. It is becoming ridiculous. If only these companies understood that you have to add something fun and exciting that is going to last a while.

I loved the ideas that gta v online brought to the table up until they introduced the apocalypse crap. Now I don't even care what they do next.

I just keep finding myself being less and less happy with these games. I find them to be very annoying now.

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posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 10:55 AM
I use to like video games... but now I only play one (for the past three years)


greatest game ever. I highly recommend it.

posted on Feb, 26 2018 @ 12:33 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

I am also tired of games being released in beta form. For a prime example: Paragon. The damn game has been in beta ever since it was in beta. It has never fully exited the beta stage. Yet they somehow make money on the game.

Another example is in so called features. Rainbow six siege has had a ranked mode stay in "beta" ever since it launched.

Counter Strike Global Offensive has had several features in the game stay in "beta" way too long.

I know these are multiplayer games but my addiction comes from a much greater challenge. Player versus player. I have that addiction.

I used to love playing ratchet and clank, jack and Daxter, spyro the dragon, crash bandicoot, indigo prophecy, need for speed underground, Tony hawks underground, grand theft auto San Andreas, Maximo, sim city 3000, roller coaster tycoon, the Sims original, F.E.A.R., Dead space 1, I love uncharted since the very first release, the last of us still is a great single player game. Metal gear solid series up until MGS4.

I loved the experiences from them. I even have heavy rain. I was going to buy beyond two souls but.... something just tells me it's nothing but a soap opera.

Detroit become human looks promising.... but like you said it only looks promising. The last of us part II I already know is going to be awesome. Not for the multiplayer but for the story.

Now I just sit online... trying to put together an actual competitive team because I like playing multi player games too much.

I skipped the Witcher 3 for one reason that I will repeat. The grind. Oh man the grind. What ever happened to old school rogs where the grind would only last at maximum one day. Now it is filled with a bunch of ADD or ADHD "side quests." I liked short and sweet side quests that felt like you were making a difference. But not by killing x number of pronoun a and collecting x number of item b. Or the worst thing that has ever been conceived... CRAFTING. I am so sick of crafting. Why can't it go back to the simple days of just buying the damn things in game?

To me gaming has taken a turn into the worst because everyone seems to be following the same formula. These devs are cognitively insane. Doing the exact same thing as the other games just to make it feel like something else is really beginning to bother me. Every god damn rpg has crafting, grinding way too much. Ridiculous caps on leveling up, and above all... dlc or what shadow of mordor just shat out which is nothing more than purchasing a cheat code to help get rid of 5 days of grinding an otherwise fruitless game.

I think that at least SONY should set something up similar to what Nintendo did back in 1985.

Which Nintendo is doing fine, but the content coming out on their platform is a bit underwhelming for me as a gamer. Poker tournament just depressed me because I can't play as venusaur. Or zubat. Or pidgey. I know it sounds ridiculous but I at least wanted to play as muk. Come on poker tournament. Be cool for once instead of such a huge let down. Even if it means some characters are just carbon copies with a few different variances in attacks.

At least Playstation all stars battle Royale had a great roster and variety in attacks. It is just too bad sly cooper is the cheapest m f'er in the game.

But I do agree that corporations need to but out of developers creativity.

I can not wait until Sony decides to publish M rated games, or worse, X rated games that require the players to be 21 and up to play. Not multiplayer games but games with reality in them instead of crude and weak representations of what we can imagine would really happen in any given scenario. I'm tired of cliche endings to satisfy angry lazy mothers and fathers who cave into buying their children content they shouldn't be playing.

I can not wait for a publisher to finally say "# it. Let them blow up the entire system in spectacular 4k so they can see what it looks like when a human disseminates in space. With close ups.

I'm tired of politics getting in the way as well banning games because of this # too. I find it to be crippling to the general public. And as a matter of fact an insult against ethics to censor video games. And above all preventing anyone from buying them. It is absurd. I can not wait for companies to die out simply because no one is no longer interested in their white washed games.

By the way, I supported the video game hatred, and my name is in the credits of the game as a QA tester.

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