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Like for real, gamers I got a question for all of us.

Me personally, I play 4-5 diff games at a time. Vary from BC2, CS:S, TF2, MNC and Assassin Creed.

But lately seems all my buddies i chill with on vent and game with are so stuck to one game now a days. Game gets hype it, release, play it as the sole game and then they get burnt out. Why do people do this?

for me its Monday Night Combat, friends are playing it, and got like 55hrs in that game, sorry, but that game does not offer 55hrs of fun with the same maps and limited content. Its a great game, but its a indie game afterall..

if I suggest lets play BC2 or TF2 or anygame its "nah im busy right now" or "nah MNC bro"

its like OKAY go get burnt out on that game and next week ill be hearing them looking for something new to play.

Am i just the only one or something? i feel like my friends just hate every game thats not in the spotlight. Even if they loved it and enjoy it.

It's kind of depressing when I gotta play alone and every time I ask if they wanna play its a nah and then i see them play MNC later...'
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post #2 of 11
yep its happens to me in all the cods i would get addicted to them putting in like200+ hrs in them games and then i get burnt out of playing ANY game and i wont game for like a month straight then i start playing the other games i have, gta, metro, all the other fun games i forgot about while i was mind hooked in COD, it just happens
post #3 of 11
i play different games too. only game i burnt out was ZhyperMU which i played to be in contact with my cousins in the philippines. but i play GTA4,BC2,MW2,Rfactor,CSS,TF2,LiveForSpeed,Shift, and waiting for TDU 2 <3
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I play SC2, BC2 & WoW all the time Mostly BC2&SC2

But I have something to tell you... this year...

Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 2, Gears of War 3 and more! Everything else is so **** right now... especially the COD series
Edited by Lune - 2/7/11 at 10:20am
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I have a couple of games I mainly play, but I also have a large library of games I do play once in a while to spice up the flavor. I still play Half Life and mods that go with it.

The thing is that some games have an active community and it is much easier to get attached to games where you have buddies that can play with you than with games you play alone. If people play with each other then it is much harder to switch games because you always want to play with your friends.
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I'm with you OP.

I switch between say CSS, BFBC2, ARMA 2, TF2, Metro 2033 once in a while, Mass Effect 2, Borderlands, FNV, Dirt 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: CoP.

I can't play something exclusively. I get bored easily.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 2/7/11 at 10:17am
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I play BC2 & WoW all the time Mostly BC2

But I have something to tell you... this year...

Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 2, Gears of War 3 and more! Everything else is so **** right now... especially the COD series
Oh its not that i want them to play old games, shoot everyone of those games be mine this year. My point is more towards, People play 1 game, get so burnt out, and then rinse and repeat "im bored" "i need a new game" etc. When there are 10 games on their HDD that we all love and used to have some great BC2 moments and TF2 games. Nothing changed, only thing that change was, its not new.
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my friends and i play sc2 and bfbc2, like 100 to over 200hrs each lol
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Oh its not that i want them to play old games, shoot everyone of those games be mine this year. My point is more towards, People play 1 game, get so burnt out, and then rinse and repeat "im bored" "i need a new game" etc.
I understand I play the same thing over and over again, but its fun (BC2 for example) I don't get burnt at all, if I get bored for some reason (For the day that is) I go watch some tv episodes and then I go back into the fight

Forgot to add that I play SC2 A LOT! This game.. you can never get bored Theres always a better player than you in one way or another and you try to improve as much as you can
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post #10 of 11
LOL your title is its own answer.
i almost always have atleast 3 different games i rotate from. keeps me guessing.
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