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1st post in years guys. I check up on hardware occasionally but never really have the time to play games myself. 4 kids now and my 1st post i had 0 i thinks lol. My biggest issue and my 2 cents is originality. most have been done and repeated over and over and over. Battlefield 2 is the best FPS i have ever played. I keep buying the newest and best reviewed FPS shooters only to find they fall short of my original favorite. Although many would disagree with my personal favorite i dont believe any of the new options have done anything as its equal or better other than offer advanced graphics. Last game i did start to finish was Aliens vs predator while in the dark. Honestly game wasnt great but i love the aliens movie and brought me back to my childhood. So now I have a Badass gaming computer i use mostly for a media center. (specs are not current). My son is now old enough to play games and he loves rts and fps. His current favorite is BF2 as well so he has rekindled my fire. To be fair he played COD, BF3, AVP, Crysis, before always choosing BF2. So im hoping now that he is getting older I will have the excuse to play again. Great thread Guys you are not alone GOT ME TO POST:thumb:

Hey thats awesome man I really cant wait untill my son is old enough to start gamining, or doing any of the activities that I enjoy!

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I took a break too at 17-18 too. But idk what happened? Just one day I was back. But now at 25 I just had a baby in Sept and now only thing I do is stare at the screen and think of upgrades I want. I would love to sit down and play a game but after an hour (if baby even lets me play that long) I just give up. I bought Crysis 3 weeks ago and still haven't beat it. When i sit down and play i make it from one auto-save to the other and then quit.

Yeah dude thats what I did I would just sit there and stare and be look ohhhh man how good would this bee if I had a new 7970 or a better monitor or maybe I need an i7. But either way I finally grew out of that. I hope you meant far cry 3 unless you somehow got crysis 3 before the release! but thats how I play I go from one check point to the next and thats about it. console games are worse because I feel like the time I boot it up load the game and play for 10 minutes I feel like I need to have done somehting or be doing somehting else!
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Sry I meant Crysis 2. Typing on the iphone kills me.
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Sry I meant Crysis 2. Typing on the iphone kills me.

tell me about it dude i broke my evo last month and decided to upgrade to an iphone 4s, I should have waited for the Optimus G...
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I gave in the other day and bought a sapphire 7970 I had been putting one dollar in a little jar every day and counted just over 300 so I said why not spend 80 bucks and then use that 300 bucks on a gpu as I knew I would, I could have wait for the 8970 which I really wanted to do but I think the 7970 will do just fine and if I sell my two 460s I can recoup about 150 so I hope this was a good Idea also got 3 free games, Far cry 3, hitman and sleeping dogs, plus bought xcom and doom 3 recently and plan on finishing the witcher 2. ohhh and I forgot gamefly had a huge sale and so is steam so I picked up deux ex and crysis 2 I'll be gaming hard core for the next few months.


Crap I for got that my little sister might buy me mists of pandaria for christmas.... and I want to buy Rage and the DLC

too many games is the issue now!!!
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it could be you're just maturing beyond the gaming stage.

I know for myself, I'm 23 now, and games just don't hold me captive the way they used to. I can't even blame a lack of good games, because I have _good_ games I simply haven't finished.

I find I focus more on my career, I try build relationships with others ... Gaming just doesn't fill me emotionally as it used to eh-smiley.gif
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it could be you're just maturing beyond the gaming stage.
I know for myself, I'm 23 now, and games just don't hold me captive the way they used to. I can't even blame a lack of good games, because I have _good_ games I simply haven't finished.
I find I focus more on my career, I try build relationships with others ... Gaming just doesn't fill me emotionally as it used to eh-smiley.gif

That might be kind of true but with so many games out right now on sale and the fact that i did just order a 7970 has gotten me very excited to start pc gaming again! While halo for and black ops 2 kept me interested on xbox for a short period of time a month or two ago i've found that getting back into pc gaming is exactly what I wanted to do! It just sucks that i had to spend so much money to do it lol
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Best piece of advice I can give you at this point is something my dad told me.

"Shut up and be still."

I was told this advice when I was very much in the same part of my life that you are now. Our doodlebug was 3 months old at the time and I had just gotten a boatload of titles off the Steam sale. I was so consumed with our newborn that I had lost all desire to pick up a controller much less power on our gaming rig. I had no drive to sit for any length of time and could always find something better to do with my time. I felt like I was neglecting my abilities and that all my time I had devoted to gaming was wasted. However, kiddo's will get older and that desire to game will return. It will probably manifest itself in something like math blaster or something to that effect, but it will be gaming none the less. It is blah right now, because you spend so much of your time dedicated to another little person, and when you do have time for yourself it is hard to switch that dependency off. Plus, as someone else stated, the added cost can make it not worth it for the pay-to play games. Be patient, the game time will return.

I have a 14 month old at the moment that occupy's all of my free time. The wife and I use gaming in the evenings after she goes to bed as a way to bring us closer together (both of us share a passion for it.) It is not the same capacity as it was before read: late night WoW raids or all night grinds for 30 levels, but it does allow for us to take time and unwind. It really is an adjustment period though. Before too long, you will find your groove, and you may even discover that your tastes in games has changed as well. The Mrs. and I have gone from FPS to MMO to RPG and now we are just starting to venture into the realm of casual gaming. Most of my time right now is spent studying for my MCTS and my PMP so that is all that time allows for, but it works for me. Just because you do not spend 30+ hours a week in front of your hardware does not make you less of a gamer. The gamer moniker is a mindset, and can apply to anyone with a passion for games and gaming, no matter how much time they have invested into it.

Spend the time with your family at this point in your life. Gaming will always be around in some capacity, and when you are ready to jump back in, will welcome you back with open arms.

Congrats on your family upgrade!
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I gave in the other day and bought a sapphire 7970 I had been putting one dollar in a little jar every day and counted just over 300 so I said why not spend 80 bucks and then use that 300 bucks on a gpu as I knew I would, I could have wait for the 8970 which I really wanted to do but I think the 7970 will do just fine and if I sell my two 460s I can recoup about 150 so I hope this was a good Idea also got 3 free games, Far cry 3, hitman and sleeping dogs, plus bought xcom and doom 3 recently and plan on finishing the witcher 2. ohhh and I forgot gamefly had a huge sale and so is steam so I picked up deux ex and crysis 2 I'll be gaming hard core for the next few months.
Crap I for got that my little sister might buy me mists of pandaria for christmas.... and I want to buy Rage and the DLC
too many games is the issue now!!!

Hmm those 460s would probly be a nice step up for me. smile.gif
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Best piece of advice I can give you at this point is something my dad told me.
"Shut up and be still."
I was told this advice when I was very much in the same part of my life that you are now. Our doodlebug was 3 months old at the time and I had just gotten a boatload of titles off the Steam sale. I was so consumed with our newborn that I had lost all desire to pick up a controller much less power on our gaming rig. I had no drive to sit for any length of time and could always find something better to do with my time. I felt like I was neglecting my abilities and that all my time I had devoted to gaming was wasted. However, kiddo's will get older and that desire to game will return. It will probably manifest itself in something like math blaster or something to that effect, but it will be gaming none the less. It is blah right now, because you spend so much of your time dedicated to another little person, and when you do have time for yourself it is hard to switch that dependency off. Plus, as someone else stated, the added cost can make it not worth it for the pay-to play games. Be patient, the game time will return.
I have a 14 month old at the moment that occupy's all of my free time. The wife and I use gaming in the evenings after she goes to bed as a way to bring us closer together (both of us share a passion for it.) It is not the same capacity as it was before read: late night WoW raids or all night grinds for 30 levels, but it does allow for us to take time and unwind. It really is an adjustment period though. Before too long, you will find your groove, and you may even discover that your tastes in games has changed as well. The Mrs. and I have gone from FPS to MMO to RPG and now we are just starting to venture into the realm of casual gaming. Most of my time right now is spent studying for my MCTS and my PMP so that is all that time allows for, but it works for me. Just because you do not spend 30+ hours a week in front of your hardware does not make you less of a gamer. The gamer moniker is a mindset, and can apply to anyone with a passion for games and gaming, no matter how much time they have invested into it.
Spend the time with your family at this point in your life. Gaming will always be around in some capacity, and when you are ready to jump back in, will welcome you back with open arms.
Congrats on your family upgrade!


This is good stuff man thanks for sharing I'm slowly getting back into it right now I've been confined to games that I can play only with my right hand with a mouse while I hold him in my left unless he is sleeping but even then I haven't had much of a desire
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Hmm those 460s would probly be a nice step up for me. smile.gif

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