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post #11 of 64
Buy a console and snag a couple of RPGs.

However, not being interested in gaming isn't wrong, I don't get why you feel that way; if you don't want to play, you don't want to play. Simple as that. As for myself, I'm starting to prefer watching TV series over gaming. If you have never watched the Star Trek series I highly recommend you to do so. I especially recommend Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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post #12 of 64
mix it up.

Try getting into a new hobby or learn a new skill, will feel very rewarding.

You'll slowly go back to gaming, when you want some relax time, get your mind off the real world.
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post #13 of 64
If it isn't fun don't do it.
Also, don't expect to enjoy the same things your whole life. I was hard core about mountain climbing for 6 years, but burned out. Now I peak bag occasionally and have fun doing it.
Then I raced motorcycles for 6 years. Burned out on that too (its ultra high cost helped a bit). Now I enjoy building computers and gaming. Do I expect to enjoy this forever? No.
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post #14 of 64
I know exactly how you feel.

-Take a break for awhile. Wait for mods and new titles, get other things done. Your desire for gaming will build up as time passes.

-Dig up some old games you used to play. Bring back old memories.

-Find some hidden, less common gems that aren't mainstream. There are a ton of fun games out there: more than I have time to play, and getting addicted to a series is fun.
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post #15 of 64
Indie games. All I'm going to say. There's some real gems out there if you leave the diamond store. The other gems can be just as nice. wink.gif
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post #16 of 64
This happens to me all the time. Recently I haven't felt like playing much, but I watched the Ayrton Senna documentary last night and now I'm re-installing F1 2010 cuz I feel like racing again. Usually when I get in a slump, I just go watch netflix or read until something i watch or read sparks an interest in a game.

I did just get an invite to a beta I hoped to get in so that's renewed an interest in gaming. I can't say what it is due to NDA, but it looks pretty fun, if only the download would hurry the eff up.
 
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post #17 of 64
I must say that I've experienced something similar as well when I lose interest in things very quickly. Before when I played games and mmos if I wanted something I would grind and eventually thats the satisfaction I get, obtaining the items or whatever. With other games it seems that my standards have gone up or some games don't meet my expectations. Recently I have also been playing games and it seems that every time I get to like 80-90% completion then I end up not finishing it. When I was younger I did watch a lot of anime but now im watch way less and only a selected few. So yeah its part of you figuring out whats priority but also when you start making standards or expectations and when they're not met it usually makes you less interested in something new because the fact that you don't want to experience the same let down again. Another example is a game I got and was previously mentioned. Alice Madness, love that game, awesome level design, music, graphics etc... when I play it I play it for hours but after I stop I can leave it alone for a few days, that would be a recent example but for other games its pretty much similar. What I try to do now is play multiple games, work on something else, try new things and when you do play a game or whatever it will be more satisfying because you start to "miss" it.
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post #18 of 64
Don't worry Diablo 3 is coming out soon.
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post #19 of 64
Take a break? If you eat your favorite food for every meal you'll soon no longer desire to eat it, same thing goes for gaming or any other hobby. All the time you put into it accumulates and eventually you'll hit a wall and that urge to load up a game just isn't there. Currently I own both Skyrim and BF3, and just picked up NBA 2k12, 3 great games all purchased in the last month and a half. I have a few hours to kill right now and I'm not loading any of them up. Why? I just don't feel like playing games.

I used to be one who would always use gaming to fill up my free time, heck, even when bored I'd think about how once I get home I'll fire up a game. But over the years that urge comes and goes. I may only play games a little bit a few times a week, I'm sure at some point I'll get back into it more. Same with other hobbies, sometimes one will dominate all others and sometimes you'll spread out your times among them or stop doing some for a while. Hobbies are suppose to be a fun way to kill time, so if you don't have to urge to play games then find something else to do. I'm pretty sure you'll eventually get that feeling back.

Plus, best part of getting away from gaming is Steam. I hadn't really done much the last year and half and now I have a ton of great games I was able to get during Steam sales throughout the year. Wasn't even playing that much games but still picked up a ton of around $10 or less games, like Witcher, Batman AA, Just Cause 2, Dead Space 1/2, Borderlands, Dragon Age, Mafia II, Bioshock 2, Shogun 2... etc. All should be great games and I don't even see myself installing them for a while since I have those 3 I mentioned earlier that will keep me occupied for a few more months.
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post #20 of 64
For me I play indie games when I start getting bored with my favorites. Since the Steam sale pretty much all I've been playing is Terraria,Trine, The Binding of Issac and Limbo. I haven't been on BF3 or even Skyrim. Though I do miss me some Skyrim so I'll probably get back into it in the next day or 2 before classes start back.
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