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I can also relate, 32 here with a 7 year old and a 3 year old. What's changed is not your taste in games in general, what's changed is your priorites even if you don't want to say it. Your a new papa, it takes time, hell when my daughter was born she was the loudest in the nursery and during the first night I lost it, realized then that life had truly changed. Give your self some time and above all sleep, it gets worse before it gets better my friend. I've learned its all about balance, find myself backing out of games more and more now, got my daughter into Tae Kwon Do and that is a passion we can both have. Again it just takes time and a helluva lot of diapers lol.
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I'm a little burned out myself. Got Borderlands 2, great game really, but a bit too much downtime. Got Orcs Must Die 2 from a buddy, and the game is A LOT of fun if you have friends to play with, but idk, doesn't feel like a game you could play all day long.

I recommend just taking a break from gaming altogether.
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I can also relate, 32 here with a 7 year old and a 3 year old. What's changed is not your taste in games in general, what's changed is your priorites even if you don't want to say it. Your a new papa, it takes time, hell when my daughter was born she was the loudest in the nursery and during the first night I lost it, realized then that life had truly changed. Give your self some time and above all sleep, it gets worse before it gets better my friend. I've learned its all about balance, find myself backing out of games more and more now, got my daughter into Tae Kwon Do and that is a passion we can both have. Again it just takes time and a helluva lot of diapers lol.

yes my friend A LOT of diapers!!!!
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I started saving up a dollar every day and all my change back in February when we found out we were having a kid (and also 500 bucks a month just to save) and by this feburary I should have 3605 dollars + my change to put into a person savings fund to be able to buy pc upgrades and little video games here and there. But I've recently also added 5 bucks a week to that budget so I figure over time that little bit of money will add up plus my tax return is going straight to my personal fund since I've caught up on bills.

So basically what I'm saying is I think when they release the radeon 8970 I might buy one and that will be the first time and probably the last time I ever buy a flagship card, I'm looking forward to it and maybe the enchanced graphics along with my new 1440p monitor will give me that motivation to sit down and really start to enjoy games again! (also suppose to be looking for a 1k diamond ring for the future wife too but that can always wait lol)
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I've almost found a cure for my gaming blues. back in about early 2005 I used to play Runescape, was an awesome game, spent many hours on it, stopped playing probably about 2008-ish, logged on the other day for old times sake and it was absolute rubbish! graphics engine had changed, combat changed, everything had changed and I was thoroughly disappointed. But I really wanted to play this game how it was when I started. My solution, Private Servers! found a brilliant one, based on the 2006 version, there's a client that's identical to the old style, normal xp gains etc, and a Duelling/PK type client where you get 99 skill on an ability in about 10 minutes. Already hooked on the old style client. If anyone is interested, the web address is http://www.near-reality.com/forums/
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not sure if it was mentioned but Planetside 2 is pretty decent for a free 2 play.. there is a small group of people from OCN that try to play together, albeit they schedule for friday nights.. I am just playing with 1 friend and having a blast.

BUT my favorite game at the moment is Chivalry Medieval Combat, I play with the same friend and it is a lot of fun chopping down people knight style. If you do want to get it wait for the steam winter sale, I am sure it will drop $10 or so.
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Is anybody else tired and losing their interest in video gaming?

Its just a phase. I go through months with 0 hours played. I would rather read books, watch movies, hang out with friends, etcetera. I will go for a couple months where I read a epic fantasy/scifi/thriller book a day, until I get sick of reading. Then I will be sick of games and reading and catchup on Netflix, then their is a period where all I do is hiking, swimming, cycling, camping etcetera. It eventually comes back to gaming and I catch up on the good games I missed at cheap prices.
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I too feel the same
the death of video gaming/gamer is nigh
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Well a few days ago I bought doom 3 BFG edition on sale for 18.50 and really got into iit for a few hours only to find that xcom was on sale so I bought it and fell in love it is better then I expected and sooooo much like the original I played when I was very very young!

Also I have been using the nexus 7 my fiance bought me for some light gaming and to be honest angry birds star wars is an amazing game!!!

A lot of good gaming going on in this household lately.

Side note planet side 2 was a dissapointment to me especially considering I have a friend who works for Sony and she spent a lot of time programing and promoting it and it isn't my type of shooter frown.gif
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LOL, your avatar is amazing. cryingsmiley.gif
 
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