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To quote the great yahtzee croshaw, "For all the shiny-brown-textured-quicktime-event-rpg-element-space-marine crap out there" there are still a few games out there making gaming worth defending.

Case in point, I just finished playing System Shock 2 for the first time. Yes, System Shock 2. Enemies have a polygon count you can count on both hands. And it was awesome and totally immersive. Why? Because it was scary and hard with one of the best super-villains ever to infest on your hard drive. Voice acting was top notch too. Remember this game was created way before the PC gaming industry decided to make their games have the "lowest-common-denominator" difficulty level whereby a potted plant could get to the last level with only a few reloads. Also it was one of the first shooters to successfully introduce RPG elements.

I too was disillusioned with gaming, but I realized my problem was the same as what you are seeing. Solution? Do not rely on game reviews. Those limousines out back of Gamespot and IGN don't pay for themselves. Now I'm not saying its an overt quid pro quo ($$$$ for positive review) but I lost all faith in these game review companies reviews after they both gave Metal Gear Solid 4 a perfect 10. That's it. Game over. That steaming pile of 20 minute long cutscenes is now forever enshrined in the perfect 10 category with truly deserving games like Mario Galaxy 2 and Ocarina of Time.

Anyway, not to rant too much. Try some of the old classics of gaming. THey will renew your confidence. Also, may I recommend this for trusted game reviews; he speaks to my heart about video games..

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...ro-punctuation
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I've always had an issue with fps games getting boring to the extent that I go from 24/7 radical to pretty much stop playing entirely. After awhile, you just develop the game's concept and you just know how to get perfect killstreaks, making overall gameplay seem boring (one minute you love the repetitiveness the other you're just disgusted by it). The only solution for me is to wait for the -next- title to stomp. Some make youtube clips of which I will never understand the productiveness of either than showing off - The way I see it, those people are essentially wasting time making a video on something they waste their time on.
So as you can see, you're not the only one. That's just the way all games are; they turn into a repetitive blob of boring.
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This is precisely why I keep other hobbies on hand. Hobby-grade RC is a good one, and as a bonus, you get to keep those reflexes in check.
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To quote the great yahtzee croshaw, "For all the shiny-brown-textured-quicktime-event-rpg-element-space-marine crap out there" there are still a few games out there making gaming worth defending.

Case in point, I just finished playing System Shock 2 for the first time. Yes, System Shock 2. Enemies have a polygon count you can count on both hands. And it was awesome and totally immersive. Why? Because it was scary and hard with one of the best super-villains ever to infest on your hard drive. Voice acting was top notch too. Remember this game was created way before the PC gaming industry decided to make their games have the "lowest-common-denominator" difficulty level whereby a potted plant could get to the last level with only a few reloads. Also it was one of the first shooters to successfully introduce RPG elements.

I too was disillusioned with gaming, but I realized my problem was the same as what you are seeing. Solution? Do not rely on game reviews. Those limousines out back of Gamespot and IGN don't pay for themselves. Now I'm not saying its an overt quid pro quo ($$$$ for positive review) but I lost all faith in these game review companies reviews after they both gave Metal Gear Solid 4 a perfect 10. That's it. Game over. That steaming pile of 20 minute long cutscenes is now forever enshrined in the perfect 10 category with truly deserving games like Mario Galaxy 2 and Ocarina of Time.

Anyway, not to rant too much. Try some of the old classics of gaming. THey will renew your confidence. Also, may I recommend this for trusted game reviews; he speaks to my heart about video games..

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...ro-punctuation
Good old Yahtzee, I love his reviews. Although I haven't seen any in the past 6 months or so.

The problem I have is that I think I'm missing out on all these new games coming out and then finding out those games are actually a bit poo.

I think the important thing is to maybe branch out and try some different types of games. I've always loved Tomb Raider, but the most recent titles (Legend, Anniversary and Underworld) are horrendously easy to complete. Not like the good ol' days when TR was a pain in the arse to complete.

I still have TF2 to keep me entertained though, I love it to bits. Just sometimes I fancy a good single player game that I can do in my own time.
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Just sometimes I fancy a good single player game that I can do in my own time.
Chess Titans.
    
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Chess Titans.
Haha, I was going to suggest Solitaire as well... maybe even Minesweeper if I'm in the mood. Will my 4870x2 run it?
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Heavens, no. You need at least 5GB GDDR7 to run that.
    
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I feel the same -_-
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Get a kindle. Read.

Seriously, for some reason, I'm choosing my Kindle over the GTX 580 and the i7 2600k.

Perhaps you might say that..
*sunglasses*
Your love for PC gaming needs to be..rekindled..

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Interestingly enough i would suggest you to try out genres you hate playing (and no , casual is not a genre) and maybe look at the reasons you might have avoided them.As they say , the vastness of the world is in the eye of the explorer.This is why though there are near hundreds of maps that people have charted , none of them resembles anything like the map of the world we see today.As i would say , a real PC gamer doesn't turn down quality works just because it doesn't suit their taste.

I also highly recommend you to check out www.abandonia.com for some of those DoSbox games which you can download for free.Some cures are the most 'bitter' , they don't even come in large polygon counts!
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BFBC2 is quite immersive.
GTA4 is fantastic if you can look past the issues.
COD series, all except black ops
Let's see
Crysis
Burnout Paradise (GREAT game)
Fallout 3 and New Vegas (AMAZING)
MASS EFFECT 1 + 2 <- probably the best games I have ever played. 40+ hours of entertaining gameplay.
SPlinter Cell
Moh
Total War
World in conflict, etc....
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