Shooter Special Part 2: My Violent (Virtual) Past

D+PAD Writes:

As long as I’ve been playing videogames I have enjoyed shooting stuff, but in recent months the squeeze of the virtual trigger has lost some of its allure, with even personal mainstays like Battlefield 3 failing to draw my attention, and other big shooter releases leaving me cold.

This isn’t the first time this has happened – my enjoyment and engagement with this most pervasive of gaming past-times has been cyclical, swinging wildly from rabid, all consuming obsession to utter indifference in a pattern that, curiously, doesn’t always seem to be related to the quality (apparent or otherwise) of the games I was playing at any given time.

With this in mind, I decided to take a look back at my own history of (virtual) gun-based ultraviolence, picking out defining titles to see if any conclusions can drawn or answers found.

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