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I'm curious, how old are we all who are starting to not game any more?
I feel I'll be in the minority as I'm 17 and havent played a game in about 2 weeks and prior to that have only played a few hours of Day-Z since september. (Apart from katawa shoujo but that's more of an e-book).
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Same here.

Used to spend most of my free time playing games, now I struggle to make up 1-2 hours every two weeks. The quality of games that are released have decreased. And when a great game comes along, the campaigns only last for 5 hours or so.

Personally I can't wait for the new generation of consoles to come out. I really do think that we'll see an increase in game quality.

This all started to happen when I turned 21.
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all this happened while starting my sophomore year of college
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I'm trying to go the other way, lol. Have never been much of a gamer and now I'm trying to start to play more. lol
 
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Same here.

Used to spend most of my free time playing games, now I struggle to make up 1-2 hours every two weeks. The quality of games that are released have decreased. And when a great game comes along, the campaigns only last for 5 hours or so.

Personally I can't wait for the new generation of consoles to come out. I really do think that we'll see an increase in game quality.

This all started to happen when I turned 21.
Wouldnt really hold your breath. Nowadays its just how shiny they can get games to look and how much Micheal Bay they can add as well. Games look great nowadays, but have certainly lost A LOT of the depth they used to have.
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I've played all major titles of 2012 & pretty much enjoyed most of them tongue.gif I'm still a hardcore gamer & looking forward to this year's games biggrin.gif
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Atleast I'm moving a away from the all or nothing attitude i had before I won't delve into the depths of teenage boredom so my examples are based on the nine adult years of my life)
Games like Hearts of Iron (well almost all Paradox titles) could hold my attention for days. If you know how how it's laid out, you know that the replay value is amazing, the options, well everything. A week could pass and all my gaming consisted of a few ingame months in Hearts of iron, or I just stared at te screen as my NTL patched Victoria game slowed my PC down to a grinding halt as population rose to a Billion.
It wasn't that my social life suffered, I was still doing real stuff, university studies and well the things that matters but i didn't experience anything in my alone time except for the not so helpfull conclusions i could draw from my virtual military campaigns. Things started to change when i got Shadow of Chernobyl in 2008, one of my absolute favourite games of all times. So there i was sitting playing this awesome game but it didn't have the longevity of grand strategy, i started to get bored. Still played it but no more than a couple of hours at a time. This kept on until Minecraft, Minecraft was just new.
It was a game that I hadn't played before. Hours went by, days I was stuck. But then i lost interest. How? I deleted my world, not by accident but by will. A quick decision and it was gone. Now I'm waiting for the next big thrill, a game of some kind that can get to me in a real good way.

It's not that te concept of playing games isn't interesting to me anymore. It's the concept of games that's gotten boring. A good story might catch me again, a proper canonical Fallout 3 or a BG3, IWD3 You get it. But everything else has been done, I feel like John Daker, lived through the ages, been Erekose, the eternal champion. I'm a good in a virtual world and I know what comes next.
New FPS? no it's not new, it's the samething again, clothing might change, enmies might change but I still have to shoot people in the head to settle some dimwitted score.
RTT? NEXT!
City building? Well iv'e already created enough, I've created enough dynasties, enough eternal empires.
And I believe thats the case for alot of people, Game concepts just doesn't cut it ones you know them, just like TV shows.
In conclusion i wouldn't say that I'm moving away from games, I just find them less and less entertaining, less and less enthropic, just like movies and TV. Once you know something; inside out, it's just a chore and if it's a game, it's a virtual chore with no real gains to it.
 
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I am still playing CS:GO or ArmA 2. But I only play in freetime. Now all my friends have exams but I dont because I had them in December. So now I play more often. But I am also becoming a non-gamer. 

 

I am a student programmer so I am considering a LGA 2011 build Ivy Bridge above Haswell. But it's really irritating. I only need it for vt-d and the overclocking capabilities.

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I used to buy a game and play it relentlessly. But it was my escape for the world around me, which wasn't the best. That lasted from about age 12 to age 22. Then I deployed for 1.5 years to Afghanistan, not much gaming to be had out there. When I got back I was able to get into a realy good paying job. And after a while I got tired of just playing on my PS3. I built my sig rig and started gaming all over. I still love the games but I almost feel like the process of researching the build and assembling it and seeing what it can do is the really fun part, the games are just my way of testing what I made, though they are fun in their own right as well.
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I used to buy a game and play it relentlessly. But it was my escape for the world around me, which wasn't the best. That lasted from about age 12 to age 22. Then I deployed for 1.5 years to Afghanistan, not much gaming to be had out there. When I got back I was able to get into a realy good paying job. And after a while I got tired of just playing on my PS3. I built my sig rig and started gaming all over. I still love the games but I almost feel like the process of researching the build and assembling it and seeing what it can do is the really fun part, the games are just my way of testing what I made, though they are fun in their own right as well.

I'm the same way. I spend a tonne of money on my rig, but I don't actually do anything that requires that kind of power. I just build rigs as an art form now...
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