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Meh I used to be able to go for weeks in a row playing 9+ hours everyday. Nowadays I go in spurts, 5 days in a row, 3 days in a row, 4 days in a row - then nothing for weeks.

Not worth forcing yourself, but then again if it was just single player for me I would have quit gaming when I started. I don't think I've finished more than 3 of the single player missions on games I've bought, and I've purchased quite a few.
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post #52 of 70
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It's not like I can't stop gaming, it's like I want to. Like to reset my head and finally get free of this tedious hobby/habit/desire. I always felt that it was right not to try to get into the industry also, especially considering how depressing it is today.

I think many feel that way, and that's perfectly normal.

You can't keep playing the same formulas over and over and expect it to be a positive experience.

Personally (after putting 10s of thousands of hours into PC gaming), I just have the viewpoint that if a game isn't artistically fresh, it's simply not worth playing. I don't mean graphical art, I mean artful from a game design perspective. A movie buff will eventually get sick of the same old tired hollywood movies, and he's probably better off just skipping them, even if the masses enjoy them. For some reason, gamers force themselves to slog through the same tired old formulas... you don't have to do it!

Recently, I've really enjoyed Metro: Last Light and Zeno Clash 2. Both are fresh, have great writing/graphical art/gameplay, and when I finished them I felt that it was a new gaming experience, vs that "weight off your shoulders" feeling when you finish a game you didn't really need to be playing in the first place.

In the end, that means I might play a new game every few months, and that's fine. 95% of games are re-hashed, dumbed down versions of something else... no reason to play those if you've been gaming for a decade+.

Also, many people simply settle their gaming hobby into a niche that they really enjoy. I know many Eve-Online players that really don't spend time playing other games because that one is so much deeper than any other game, and a lot of people settle down into just playing simulations (racing sims/flight sims) exclusively, once they discover that this is the type of game they truly enjoy.
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you should try out DayZ.
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you should try out DayZ.
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Wow. How can gaming and computer be a boring activity? thinking.gif It's always been so much fun for me. smile.gif
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Wow. How can gaming and computer be a boring activity? thinking.gif It's always been so much fun for me. smile.gif
There's one example.thumb.gif
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Big update two weeks later: I sold my 360 & PS3, I also replaced my video card with very low end one. Check rig I updated it. I took out my noctua fan and put in intel's stock fan. So now I have no temptation's. I'm happy and moving on to other stuff and exercising now.
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I have had this problem before - gaming wasn't enjoyable, it wasn't "gaming" anymore.

I built my PC for gaming, but now that I have a nice PC, I don't game as much. It was fun, at first - all of the games that I used t enjoy were maxed out, and I loved it. However, I started spending more and more time upgrading and overclocking, pressing my system for power, not for enjoyment. I wasn't playing the game, I was running them as benchmarks; more FPS, for me, was "fun." When I did spend time playing the game, I was distracted with other things in my life, or not dedicating my full attention to it. Then, I realized a simple fact: games aren't meant to be used as a way to show off your hardware. The hardware is but a way to experience the game. It is all about the story, the experience - I had to stop playing the games for the sake of being able to run them, and start playing them to enjoy them, to escape into the game-world, and live a little. If you're hitting a road-block, you may be tempted to stop, and that may be a good option, but I would give the games the benefit of the doubt - you may just be playingthe wrong games. I don't care about graphics nearly as much as I used to - as long as I get to the story, and am able to take in the intention of the creator. After all, the whole point of playing games is to enjoy them.
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I built my PC for gaming, but now that I have a nice PC, I don't game as much.
Same here. 3K+ into this rig, and not only do I not care to play games (I get bored with everything after like 5 minutes tops) but now I have a broken wrist, so I can't play even if it didn't bore me.
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Big update two weeks later: I sold my 360 & PS3, I also replaced my video card with very low end one. Check rig I updated it. I took out my noctua fan and put in intel's stock fan. So now I have no temptation's. I'm happy and moving on to other stuff and exercising now.

Nice to hear that smile.gif I hope that you enjoy your life now and maybe you can come back to light gaming later!

P.S. That GT 610 is not even good for Windows 7's Metro UI biggrin.gif
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