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Why Don't I Want to Play Video Games?

Are we stuck in doldrum years of video gaming? And if so, what can get us out?

Recent winter storms that engulfed the Midwest left some with a lot of time to think about their favorite ways to spend it. For Seth of The Blunder Busters, that pastime is video gaming. So why wasn't he ecstatic about having whole days to devote to gaming? The more and more he thought about it, the more reasons appeared that question the state of gaming itself.

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Tornadobounce1297d ago

I'm just over it. Getting old I guess.

guitarded771297d ago

It ebbs and flows. I'm in my mid 30's (getting close to 40... eww), and there have been times I was way into gaming, and times I wasn't really that into it. Last gen was probably the most I've ever gamed. The online social part of gaming gave my friends and I the opportunity to play co-op and competitive like we did when we were kids. NES-SNES era was big for me, then it waned... PS2 era I was just playing the franchises I loved like Final Fantasy and Zelda, then once the PS3 hit I went ape and played everything (seriously, I have a crap load of games for last gen). I have a PS4 and Wii U now (will get Xbone when the price drops and a Gears game comes out), but we'll see how this gen pans out.

I think many gamers in their 20's are living life, working, looking for partners, getting education, etc, and gaming goes off the radar. When life settles down many return.

kingdip901297d ago

For me as an also older gamer (30) I think the focus on online gameplay has kind of lulled my love of gaming almost to sleep... I love to play a good single player story driven adventure. It's almost akin to reading a book only it's much more interactive and emotionally involved.

Bimkoblerutso1297d ago

I'm not even 30 yet and I'm with Kingdip. There is such an emphasis on getting gamers addicted to competitive multiplayer these days, that I find myself playing much, much less than I used to.

Not that there is anything inherently wrong with multiplayer, but it is such an addiction with so many gamers these days that they tend to not care when they are paying for repackaged crap over and over again...so developers just keep making repackaged crap over and over again.

killbillvolume121297d ago

I know this feeling all too well. I really enjoy gaming news but barely play games anymore. I also feel its partly due to achievements. I get very addicted to achievements/trophies and try to get them all and that really turns job like....

Stringerbell1297d ago

Games dont change, you change. Put that on a fortune cookie.

s45gr321297d ago

Games should change enough with the same old same old

KakashiHotake1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

Nintendo just milked their franchises for too long. Instead of creating new IP to appeal to a newer younger generation, they just kept milking until the cows got too old.

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