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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

It's been like this for me for a while. Games just don't seem to hold my attention for very long these days. There's never really a new game that makes me go ''wow'' or anything. I find myself just going ''okay'' most of the time, and I never expect them to be very good, and I'm usually right.

 

Back in the day, I used to replay the same games over and over because I found them so enjoyable, but nowadays after I complete a game, I never feel the need to go back to it. There are a few exceptions though like Mass Effect, Red Dead, Fallout, Uncharted, BioShock and GTA, but even those aren't as good nowadays as I used to find them.

 

I never really feel the need to play games anymore. I spend more time on my PC and listening to music than anything. I don't know if it's because I'm growing out of video games, or possibly because I'm depressed, as I've heard it can cause you to lose interest in things you normally like.

 

What about you guys?

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:55 PM Edited by gn1992, 27 January 2014 - 02:56 PM.

nope, not me.

 

but I only play old school stuff like gta, elder scrolls, battlefield, etc.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

I don't think games are 'worse' than they used to be. There's the inevitable stale copies and market flooding of the same product that happens with everything that gains mainstream marketability, but it's still pretty easy to find good, high quality games both in the triple A level and smaller companies/indies. For example Wasteland 2 this year, which is going to be the best game ever oh my god how awesome f*ck yeah.

 

This probably should have been posted in the game section though. You know, that massive section that says GAMES.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

You getting old, OP. I hear from some elder people that Pokemon is getting screwed with more tha 700 pokemons. That's because they were familiarised with only 151 pokemons in their days. I won't argue with them as they are coming from the older generation.

 

Soon though, we will all get tired of video games at some point of our lives. I will try my best to never get detached from my video games. :)


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

I've just talked about this in another thread earlier today. I've been playing less and less games over the last few years and although I will probably not stop playing games completely (at least not in the near future), games just don't interest me as much as it used to in the past and I don't play very often anymore.

That doesn't mean I don't get hyped for new upcoming games though. I'm still looking forward to titles such as GTAV, Watch Dogs, Division, HL3 et cetera and so forth.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

Video games never gets old on me..... 99% of my life span spent on video games, the other 1% spent on eating ,sleeping.... bullsh*ting in GTA forum stuff like that :pp  


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

Strange. Games are so much fun. May be something's wrong with you.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

I've just talked about this in another thread earlier today. I've been playing less and less games over the last few years and although I will probably not stop playing games completely (at least not in the near future), games just don't interest me as much as it used to in the past and I don't play very often anymore.

That doesn't mean I don't get hyped for new upcoming games though. I'm still looking forward to titles such as GTAV, Watch Dogs, Division, HL3 et cetera and so forth.

Yeah, I'm the same. I get completely hyped for new games too. The game I'm most hyped for at the moment is probably Hitman 6.

 

I've been thinking, maybe I'm not getting bored of games. Perhaps I've just been playing a lot of mediocre ones lately. Maybe I just need to find a game I really enjoy.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:05 PM Edited by Raavi, 27 January 2014 - 04:15 PM.

Same here, until a few years ago I could play the most mundane games for hours and hours on end, and still be entertained by it. Nowadays games don't hold my attention for long after the story is concluded. Most recent example being GTA V. I finished the story, played for a bit afterwords but now if I play it, it can't hold my interest for longer than an hour, and that is the absolute maximum. I think this is for a huge part attributable to getting older, but also to the fact that modern day games, especially modern open world games are "overstimulating", its kind of like what I call "library-syndrome" when there is too much to choose from, "we" tend to either weigh the choices too long or not choose anything at all. The above might also explain why I enjoyed playing GTA IV more than GTA V. Less is more.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

Nope...and I've been playing since they were invented.

Honest though, I think everyone takes a gaming break at some point in life. I didn't really play any games in my 20s. Maybe a break is even required so that you don't miss any real life stuff.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

Same here, until a few years ago I could play the most mundane games for hours and hours on end, and still be entertained by it. Nowadays games don't hold my attention for long after the story is concluded. Most recent example being GTA V. I finished the story, played for a bit afterwords but now if I play it, it can't hold my interest for longer than an hour, and that is the absolute maximum. I think this is for a huge part attributable to getting older, but also to the fact that modern day games, especially modern open world games are "overstimulating", its kind of like what I call "library-syndrome" when there is too much to choose from, "we" tend to either weigh the choices too long or not choose anything at all. The above might also explain why I enjoyed playing GTA IV more than GTA V. More is less. 

Yep, same with me. Whenever I play GTA V I just start getting bored after like an hour, even though I enjoyed playing through the story. I don't really have an explanation for it either. I just get bored for some reason and want to go back to my PC and listen to music and watch movies or whatever. It's like this with most games, except for a select few.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

You need a girlfriend
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:28 PM Edited by Danz., 27 January 2014 - 05:29 PM.

It's not that I'm starting to get bored of gaming, it's just that:

 

-My PS3 is broken;

-My PC is an old piece of crap that fails to run games like CS, 3D GTA games or anything else wothwhile.

 

I would defo' play games if I could, after all, I'm in vacations. Meanwhile, I try to do things that are worth my time, like going out, watching animes and recovering my health.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:40 PM Edited by StingrayX, 27 January 2014 - 06:55 PM.

This is somewhat true with me. There are a few exceptions but I am harder to please when it comes to video games not, I don't get impressed by just the quantity of things anymore. I've noticed that I can no longer play games for longer than 1 and a half hours. Hell GTA V barely impressed me. The quantity of content was huge but to me that got old very quickly especially noticing the lack of quality. Every once in a while that perfect game comes out, one that involves an open worlded map with driving that actually has beautifully executed physics. Even then I will not find myself completely addicted. Its rare that I play for hours straight, it is rare that I even stay intrigued by a game for a while.

Am I getting old? Haha, its just difficult to please me now.

In addition, I would much rather get out of the house and sightsee more than playing a video game. The sad thing is that the people in my house don't always want to do sh*t half the time. They're lazy. I want to do sh*t with them but they'd rather sit at home. It used to be vise versa. Funny how it flipped.

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sh*t for brains, grow the f*ck up :colgate:
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

I'm pretty certain the symptoms you describe can only mean one thing: you're growing up

I turn 18 soon, and have lost close to all interest in games. In my case, I grew up with video games. I played day in and day out, threw away most of my childhood on games. Now that I'm becoming a legally responsible adult, things are changing in my life; I no longer dress to fit in anywhere, just to keep warm and look somewhat decent, I no longer slavishly follow rules and norms, nor do I crave to be different. I guess part of growing up is blending in. Also, with so much responsibilty that I've gotten this last year (4 bands to manage, studying music (including practical music such as piano, guitar, and composing), and general school education) I'm starting to enjoy those quiet moments; like this saturday, when the tv downstairs didn't work. I was stricken by the deafening silence that followed. About 5 seconds or so later, a blizzard began to build up. And I just sat there, looking out the window. Enjoying the art that is nature

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

This is somewhat true with me. There are a few exceptions but I am harder to please when it comes to video games not, I don't get impressed by just the quantity of things anymore. I've noticed that I can no longer play games for longer than 1 and a half hours. Hell GTA V barely impressed me. The quantity of content was huge but to me that got old very quickly especially noticing the lack of quality. Every once in a while that perfect game comes out, one that involves an open worlded map with driving that actually has beautifully executed physics. Even then I will not find myself completely addicted. Its rare that I play for hours straight, it is rare that I even stay intrigued by a game for a while.

Am I getting old? Haha, its just difficult to please me now.

In addition, I would much rather get out of the house and sightsee more than playing a video game. The sad thing is that the people in my house don't always want to do sh*t half the time. They're lazy. I want to do sh*t with them but they'd rather sit at home. It used to be vise versa. Funny how it flipped.

You need a girlfriend

The solution to every problem, get a girlfriend. ;) :^:

sh*t for brains, grow the f*ck up :colgate:

 

Yeah, I'll get a girlfriend and deal with all her bullsh*t and complaining, sounds lovely  :^:


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:18 PM

 

This is somewhat true with me. There are a few exceptions but I am harder to please when it comes to video games not, I don't get impressed by just the quantity of things anymore. I've noticed that I can no longer play games for longer than 1 and a half hours. Hell GTA V barely impressed me. The quantity of content was huge but to me that got old very quickly especially noticing the lack of quality. Every once in a while that perfect game comes out, one that involves an open worlded map with driving that actually has beautifully executed physics. Even then I will not find myself completely addicted. Its rare that I play for hours straight, it is rare that I even stay intrigued by a game for a while.

Am I getting old? Haha, its just difficult to please me now.

In addition, I would much rather get out of the house and sightsee more than playing a video game. The sad thing is that the people in my house don't always want to do sh*t half the time. They're lazy. I want to do sh*t with them but they'd rather sit at home. It used to be vise versa. Funny how it flipped.

You need a girlfriend

The solution to every problem, get a girlfriend. ;) :^:

sh*t for brains, grow the f*ck up :colgate:

 

Yeah, I'll get a girlfriend and deal with all her bullsh*t and complaining, sounds lovely  :^:

 

Bah! A girl to love is the greatest thing in the world. Why do you insist on sarcastically mocking the idea?


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

Me. I'm less into gaming. I haven't touched games since few months, and overall in 2013 i was rarely playing games. It just doesn't gives me 'satisfaction' and that kind of fun like it used to be. So, i could say i'm bored.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:13 PM

nope, not me.

 

but I only play old school stuff like gta, elder scrolls, battlefield, etc.

 

Wait, did I fall asleep under some rock, because when did GTA, Elder Scrolls and Battlefield become old school?  If you played Monkey Island, Super Mario Bros. (the original) and the original Doom.  Then that'll be old school.

 

I play GTA2 with my friends at least twice a week these days, and I don't even consider that old school.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:15 PM Edited by AnDReJ98, 27 January 2014 - 08:16 PM.

 

nope, not me.

 

but I only play old school stuff like gta, elder scrolls, battlefield, etc.

 

Wait, did I fall asleep under some rock, because when did GTA, Elder Scrolls and Battlefield become old school?  If you played Monkey Island, Super Mario Bros. (the original) and the original Doom.  Then that'll be old school.

 

I play GTA2 with my friends at least twice a week these days, and I don't even consider that old school.

 

I agree with you about Monkey Island, Super Mario Bros and other games from 90's, but i feel Vice City like 'old school' too. Everyone is different, and thinks different way.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

 

 

nope, not me.

 

but I only play old school stuff like gta, elder scrolls, battlefield, etc.

 

Wait, did I fall asleep under some rock, because when did GTA, Elder Scrolls and Battlefield become old school?  If you played Monkey Island, Super Mario Bros. (the original) and the original Doom.  Then that'll be old school.

 

I play GTA2 with my friends at least twice a week these days, and I don't even consider that old school.

 

I agree with you about Monkey Island, Super Mario Bros and other games from 90's, but i feel Vice City like 'old school' too. Everyone is different, and thinks different way.

 

 

Perhaps.  But his post sounded like he played the new games of old series, which does not make them old school.  It will take at least 10 years for GTA5 to be old school.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, in general. I'll go back and play games that the nostalgics love to talk about, and never go back and play them more than once, stuff like Banjo Kazooie and games from the Contra series; they all suck.

 

When i was a kid i had imagination. I'd roleplay and pretend Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank 2 & 3) was a courier who had to escort packages to people on different planets, or i'd pretend the pokemon trainers were part of one of those evil teams and train up teams to go with whatever theme i made up, etc. That put a lot of replay value in my games, but i just can't do that anymore; even with grand theft auto i'll play the game like it was meant to be played, maybe hang out with the friends and go on a couple rampages, but i stuck around a lot longer for the story than anything else.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

I'm still not bored of "Quest For Glory - So you want to be a hero?"

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

no, not really.

if I ever start to get bored of video games, I hope it's because I'm already a decrepit old man whose about to die...

 

getting bored of video games would be like getting bored of music or sports (to me).

it can't be done!


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

I'm still not bored of "Quest For Glory - So you want to be a hero?"
 
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Oh man, the memories! I still have the entire QfG series even though I haven't played any of them since the 90s. Dragon Fire used to be my favourite game. Good times!
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

There are times when I get bored of the community around certain video game franchises, or the stigma that surrounds the medium as a thing meant for children. I don't have much patience for games filled with fluff, either. I wouldn't say I'm ever bored of the medium itself though. Video games are as a whole a unique and engaging thing, and I've had some of my favorite stories told through to me through them.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

If you are talking about the sort of games that come out today, yeah.

 

It's not nostalgia, games are quite simply getting more effortless with no innovation or even variation. Cash-ins are flooding the market, and as many times as you may have heard this: FPS's are flooding the market. Some people even believe another Video-game crash may happen.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

It's the same for me. Partly because I don't have much time to play anymore but really games don't hold my interest much anymore. GTA V was basically my last hope and it failed miserably. I find it so boring that I haven't even played it through twice while I have played through GTA IV for 4-5 times minimum and even Vice City twice even though I got it just 1.5 years ago. The lack of interest really has grown on me during the past year. When last year started I was still very much interested in video games. But now I barely play and don't watch videos even though that's what I did daily for the past 5 years. Can't really tell if I am getting old or games are just sh*t right now.

PS: I'm 18

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

I play GTA2 with my friends at least twice a week these days, and I don't even consider that old school.

Yeah, farting and burping for days! A true classic.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:27 AM

I'll admit, I get "bored" of playing a new game after about half an hour.

 

Think I'm suffering from depression.





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