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Nihilanth1982

Does anyone here get videogame 'burnout'?

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HaythamKenway

I've had one during the winter. Barely touched any of the consoles I have, but I've slipped back in in the last few weeks. It comes and goes, sometimes I just have to get gaming out of my system. I don't have enough time nowadays either, so I have to be picky when it comes to choosing what to do with it. When I remember that just five years ago I was able to burn through expansive games in weeks' time or spend whole afternoons and evenings on my favorite TF2 server... whew.

 

A bigger burnout was from circa 2012 to the last year. A line of disappointing releases, starting with Battlefield 3 and ending with GTA V (though it's funny how I turned around and eventually ended up loving two of them - AC III and Halo 4) just completely soured my enjoyment of the hobby as a whole. For a while, I just wasn't satisfied with most of the games I played, as they just kept failing to live up to my expectations. They became tiring and the industry as a whole was making one bad move after another. I turned negative, pessimistic.

 

It finally broke last year, with the purchase of the Xbone and 3DS, but I was warming back up for quite some time beforehand. That was more of a culmination of the whole process. I think the most important thing was just to change my approach. I stopped caring about the backstage schemes, dwelling on what I didn't like and getting unhealthily hyped for upcoming titles. I take them as they are, gaming is supposed to be an entertainment after all, and when I turned the whole hobby into a drama, I just ruined it for myself. It wasn't worth it. And sure, I still complain and whine, but I just don't let it impact what I do enjoy about gaming right now. I think the burnout has taught me to separate the two better.

 

And being unable to put in so many hours into gaming, period, probably really helped too, now that I think about it.

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Dan_1983

I haven't played any video game since October of last year. I do get that now and then where I game a lot and then take an unplanned break.

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DarkSavageDeathlyCloud

well....i see me as what i call a binge gamer

i go crazzy about a game for months....and afterwards....i will leave the game for months or for ever

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Syrens

When I was a kid, no, basically never, but I did hit like a 6 years hiatus on gaming, just life got ontop of me and I couldn't see the point in gaming my adult life away.  But now when I play a game, I usually give it a maximum of 2 hours before I hit a wall, I just can't play long sessions anymore, I get headaches, and my eyes hurt, I feel dizzy and all sorts.  So it's certainly helped avoid the burnout I guess.

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Billy Russo

All the time, actually.

 

I have to take days away from games to make myself feel the urge again. I blame it on becoming an Adult. I have a lot more things to worry about now, and sometimes I can't just can't bothered. I feel like I've basically played everything at this point. It's why I edge towards playing more nostalgic and familiar titles, as I know they are good.

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SonOfLiberty

I don't get "burnout" necessarily, but I have a habit of buying videogames and never finishing them lol. The amount of games I've bought over the last couple of years has been insane. I reckon 50 or more across both my PS4 and XB1, but the number I've finished is very low.

 

Mostly I just buy on impulse because I'm tempted by a sale or something on the storefronts. Of course priorities change as you get older and I rarely play for long stints anymore.... well besides when RDR2 launched. That was the last game I played for more than 4 hours straight because I waited 8 years for it.

 

However in saying that it's kind of a weird feeling to think of the day I just say "f*ck it" and get rid of all my gaming things for good. I'll be 40 in 7 years so I've been pretty much gaming the majority of my life. It's been a pretty significant chunk so I don't know what'll happen when it's over some day or atleast imagine life when I'm not gaming in some fashion.

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Benny Guy

I recently noticed i've been losing interest in certain aspects of gaming, very slowly, but even with everything I have to attend to IRL nowadays, I need to treat it as more of an "unwinding" activity rather than being an enthusiast of it as I once was.

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LeslieFromTheShoIntimacy

I too, thought this thread was about Burnout.  Fun game.

 

I’ve been burnt out on video games for over 10 years now.  Call of Duty: 4 and GTA IV were I’d say the last games I spent copious amounts of time on. ... It’s just that nothing really interests me any more. I literally pretty much just play GTA, Call of Duty sometimes, and PUBG.  If it’s not any of that, I can’t be bothered to even put a disc in.

 

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Billy Russo
7 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

I don't get "burnout" necessarily, but I have a habit of buying videogames and never finishing them lol. The amount of games I've bought over the last couple of years has been insane. I reckon 50 or more across both my PS4 and XB1, but the number I've finished is very low.

 

Mostly I just buy on impulse because I'm tempted by a sale or something on the storefronts. Of course priorities change as you get older and I rarely play for long stints anymore.... well besides when RDR2 launched. That was the last game I played for more than 4 hours straight because I waited 8 years for it.

 

However in saying that it's kind of a weird feeling to think of the day I just say "f*ck it" and get rid of all my gaming things for good. I'll be 40 in 7 years so I've been pretty much gaming the majority of my life. It's been a pretty significant chunk so I don't know what'll happen when it's over some day or atleast imagine life when I'm not gaming in some fashion.

I don't think I'd ever just flat out sell all of my gaming stuff, even if I was super burnt out. There is too much money invested in to my PS4 in particular, my library has hundreds of pounds worth of digital games. 

 

If anything, I think I'd just pass it on if I ever get a kid or whatever.

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LeslieFromTheShoIntimacy
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8 minutes ago, Billy Russo said:

I don't think I'd ever just flat out sell all of my gaming stuff, even if I was super burnt out. There is too much money invested in to my PS4 in particular, my library has hundreds of pounds worth of digital games. 

 

If anything, I think I'd just pass it on if I ever get a kid or whatever.

This^^^

 

In 7 years you’ll be 40 bro? 7 years? That’s a long ways from now, and, that means you’re 33 now.  If you haven’t had the bug to throw it all out already, then you won’t ever have it.

 

My parents still have their Atari “video game” console.. with the Tetris cartridge still operable ! I’m close to your age, so you can guess how old they are.  

 

Sure, there’ll come a time when you’re completely jaded.  You might be already... but that just means playing less — as it does for me.  Like I said, I’ve been burnt on games for about a decade, but still play; and will continue to play.  We’re already adults..it’s not like in a few years we gonna be “too old” to play lol.. can’t imagine waking up and pitching the PS4 out the window

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Goldn-Bayse

I recently went through a video game burnout in May. I had nothing to play despite having several games in my backlog. I eventually went through them because they were short. Though these days I've noticed I drop games more frequently or stop playing them after the first hour and don't bother revisiting them for a few months. That said I've finally got some games to play now without feeling burnt out or dropping them.

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DarksunDaFirst

Sometimes, but it's more often than not about a certain type of game rather than gaming in general.

I can only take about 6 months of Call of Duty, than I need a rest for about 3 years.
I played the hell out of Fallout 4 - couldn't bring myself to buy 76 because....
I played the hell out of Skyrim - bought ESO and was quickly burned out by it.

GTA:O I had to take several breaks, usually coming back a week before an update.  After a while when stuff really became obscenely OPowered & OPriced did I just not give a f*ck anymore.
RDR: O was getting close for a while and they're not quite there yet.  But if some decent PvE stuff doesn't get released soon...ugh.

Sports games - I usually only play 1 at a time, and I rotate which ones I do.  Right now I'm on basketball with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2.  4 years ago I had MLB '14.  3 years before that NHL '12.  Haven't played Madden since 2007 or 2008.

Zombie games?  Not really my thing but a good game will keep me on for a while.  TLOU (remastered) was the last good one for me.

 

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Billy Russo

I always experience it around this time of year. I'll be burnt out after this weekend until like later in the year. I always see all the new games at E3 and I'm always like "Oh." because I realise I have to wait. That is painful.

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jpm1
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man is an animal, and animals need to explore to progress. so if you spend all your time doing the same thing, i believe the brain kinda enters a kind of lethargy, which will ends into a kind of overdose at some point. what OP calls burn out. this is my nightly psycological analysis 😄

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Mister Pink

Hobby burnout is real. I get videogame burnout. I get music burnout. And music burnout lasted over a year for me. I just wasn't interested in discovering new music, listening to it or talking about it. But my love comes back. We need time away from the things we love. You can't force it on yourself. If you start to feel burnt out with gaming or any hobby, see it as an opportunity to focus on other hobbies that you may have been putting on the back burner. 

 

I recently got burnt out with gaming. Not so much burnt out but between work, the gym, and my other hobbies, and gaming being absolutely luxury time for me, it took a backseat. For me to sit down to play a game, I have to have had all or most of my other commitments attended to. Because if I'm going to spend a few hours  that aren't productive - it's pure leisure time which is why I call it a luxury - I have to be satisfied that I did something productive that day, that warrants some relaxing videogame time.  And some times I'll get a free hour or two in the evening but then I'm too tired so I'll do something more passive like watch Netflix. 

 

More specifically, to avoid probability of burnout with particular games, I'll avoid going from one racing game to another. Or playing RPG's back to back. If I'm done with big, big game like Skyrim, I might play a linear FPS after it or a sports game. Something that's just on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to genre. 

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jpm1

yeah switching between different activities make things more natural. i have quite a bunch of different activities too, and i've reached a point where the switch between them has become natural. i don't have hardcore gaming moments like i could have when i was younger. it's like your body tells you: ok you've killed enough zombies for now, now go swimming, or go hitting the boxing bag a bit

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TheSantader25
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3 hours ago, Mister Pinkerton said:

Hobby burnout is real. I get videogame burnout. I get music burnout. And music burnout lasted over a year for me. I just wasn't interested in discovering new music, listening to it or talking about it. But my love comes back. We need time away from the things we love. You can't force it on yourself. If you start to feel burnt out with gaming or any hobby, see it as an opportunity to focus on other hobbies that you may have been putting on the back burner. 

 

I recently got burnt out with gaming. Not so much burnt out but between work, the gym, and my other hobbies, and gaming being absolutely luxury time for me, it took a backseat. For me to sit down to play a game, I have to have had all or most of my other commitments attended to. Because if I'm going to spend a few hours  that aren't productive - it's pure leisure time which is why I call it a luxury - I have to be satisfied that I did something productive that day, that warrants some relaxing videogame time.  And some times I'll get a free hour or two in the evening but then I'm too tired so I'll do something more passive like watch Netflix. 

 

That's pretty much me. I can't enjoy games unless I've had a productive day so it feels like I've earned that gaming time. It's almost like a disease. 

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Mister Pink
21 minutes ago, TheSantader25 said:

That's pretty much me. I can't enjoy games unless I've had a productive day so it feels like I've earned that gaming time. It's almost like a disease. 

I think it's a great mentality to keep. It stops us from becoming too lazy or unappreciative of our free time. 

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Billy Russo

You know, I've been enjoying gaming so much more now I'm delving in to my backlog. I got in to a pattern of playing the same damn games every single day. I was constantly passing over other games and giving them a chance. It's really quite refreshing to play games I normally would go "Not really my thing" as I've been proved wrong several times. It turns out a lot of the PS Plus games I thought I'd not enjoy in my backlog, I actually like.

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Mister Pink
15 minutes ago, Billy Russo said:

You know, I've been enjoying gaming so much more now I'm delving in to my backlog. I got in to a pattern of playing the same damn games every single day. I was constantly passing over other games and giving them a chance. It's really quite refreshing to play games I normally would go "Not really my thing" as I've been proved wrong several times. It turns out a lot of the PS Plus games I thought I'd not enjoy in my backlog, I actually like.

Yeah, that's another good point. Stepping outside of your gaming comfort zone offers lots of opportunity for new experiences you may have once thought weren't your thing. 

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jpm1
2 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

That's pretty much me. I can't enjoy games unless I've had a productive day so it feels like I've earned that gaming time. It's almost like a disease. 

i find this sane actually

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Billy Russo
On 6/25/2019 at 3:01 PM, Mister Pinkerton said:

Yeah, that's another good point. Stepping outside of your gaming comfort zone offers lots of opportunity for new experiences you may have once thought weren't your thing. 

I see it in the GTA Section constantly. A bunch of people complaining about how bored they are and how there is nothing to do. A part of me just wants to shake their head and say "There is other games out there!" Playing GTA Online constantly is enough to make anyone burnt out, I only play it in small periods now.

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Laker23

I haven't played a single video game since mid December, around the same time my son was born.

 

I have at least 3-4 hours free every single evening after he goes to sleep, but over the last 6 months I've preferred to just completely chill and watch Netflix and had very little desire to game. Been good to catch up on shows and also watch ones I've always wanted to but never bothered with.

 

I've noticed over the last week or so I've been wanting to play again. Planning to pick up Sleeping Dogs for less than £4 from PSN, be good to play through it again. There's also big titles from late last year I never bought at the time and are pretty cheap now, so I won't be short of choices when I get back into it very soon.

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MarshDanni
On 6/26/2019 at 9:34 PM, Laker23 said:

I haven't played a single video game since mid December, around the same time my son was born.

 

I have at least 3-4 hours free every single evening after he goes to sleep, but over the last 6 months I've preferred to just completely chill and watch Netflix and had very little desire to game. Been good to catch up on shows and also watch ones I've always wanted to but never bothered with.

 

I've noticed over the last week or so I've been wanting to play again. Planning to pick up Sleeping Dogs for less than £4 from PSN, be good to play through it again. There's also big titles from late last year I never bought at the time and are pretty cheap now, so I won't be short of choices when I get back into it very soon.

This is literally me the last 2 months. My son was born last year in January and I as well have been able to get some free time after he goes to sleep, around 8 every night. But I chose to watch X-Files from the beginning with my wife. Just relaxing, not stressing out

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DEALUX
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Pretty sure that's just part of becoming an adult although it happens less to me when a game like RDR2 comes out and that's about the only thing I want to do\play.

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Billy Russo

Whenever I experience a bit of burnout, I pop a game like Bully in and suddenly I'm playing all day again. Weird how that works. Nostalgia sometimes works badly, it really depends on the game. Bully is one of those games that is just still so fun. On the opposite end, I tried playing Crash Bandicoot and it was annoying and just frustrating, not fun at all.

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CheesePizzaKing

Yeah I experienced this after playing Assassin's Creed games back to back. 

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Mr. Galloway

Yeah, I retired from gaming a couple of years ago, I've honestly completely lost my interest in video games. Sometimes the nostalgia does sort of encourage me to replay my childhood and teenage memories, but not enough to pop the N64 or PS2 back in.

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ciel
Posted (edited)

sometimes i go through this phase but it’s mainly to do with being frustrated with a game i'm playing. the games i want to 100% bring out my ugly side, i admit aha. when i need a break, i won’t play anything for a few weeks.

 

resuming game projects when i'm in a better state of mind makes a world of difference.

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Coleco
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I have had one complete games burnout back in in 2007. I didn't play anything for about eight months after becoming completely bored with console games at the time. I have no idea what else I did with myself around then though I was working nights so i'm gonna hazard a guess and say sleeping. Lots of sleeping.

 

Generally I have a few games I rotate at a time - usually different genres so things don't get too samey. This year I have been jumping between Cities: Skylines, Sims 4, RDR2, Bomber Crew, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4, American Truck Simulator and occasionally messing about on BeamNG Drive when I want to break things.

 

I also often play 'smaller' games in between like Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and Peggle as well as really old ones such as Ms Pac Man and Daytona USA if I have an urge to play something but don't really want to/have no time to commit to anything for more than half an hour.

 

Wow... I play way too many games at the moment. I need to work on my portfolio

 

 

...right after I complete my Daily Objectives/get some easy cheevs for whatever today's game is

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