posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by Versus
Hmmmm so it's all platforms? Are you having the vertigo problems with all the platforms? I've had problems with some PSP games like Lumines that
actually made me quite ill. Was a shame because I really liked Lumines, too. Aversion can develop when you have a kind of a nauseating effect
associated with doing a specific action. In your case, if you experience vertigo (which has a nauseousness associated with it), you may have simply
developed an aversion to gaming.
If it's any consolation, I'm in kind of the same boat as you but gaming has been a truly life long hobby for me. I've been gaming for over 30 years
but the last two, I've just about dropped off the gaming planet. I still load in hours on a game from time to time but then I go back into "blah"
mode. The things I've considered are: 1. vertigo issues, 2. sense of pointlessness, 3. avoidance of gaming communities (let's face it, there are a
lot of idiots and jerkwads out there and I just don't wanna deal with them right now), 4. lack of challenge--sure more people are playing but when I
have a 20:1 kpd on a regular basis in tf2, it makes me want to weep (I don't play tf2 anymore btw), and 5. the inclusion of what feels almost like
propaganda in games--I play games to escape the world for a bit, not to have it shoved in my face. Those are the primary reasons for my off and on
departure from gaming over the last couple years.
P.S. and 6. mind bleeding redundancy in games.
edit on 22/9/13 by WhiteAlice because: added p.s.