Growing up: Too many games and not enough time to play them all

Sometimes life catches up with us, and we're left with too many good games and not enough time to play them.

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Trainz2469d ago

Hey rage I don't suppose you could do me a favour again :D

Optical_Matrix2469d ago

Real talk. Got Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Sonic Generations and Disgaea 4 on the go at the moment. Super Mario 3D Land arrived today and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 arrived yesterday. Hell, Zelda Skyward Sword comes tomorrow.

Finished the more important titles for example Uncharted 3, but can't wait for christmas holidays so I can go home and spend some more time getting into the games. The addictiveness of Battlefield 3's multiplayer doesn't help in the slightest.

LOGICWINS2469d ago

It's none of business really, but I have to ask.

Why not wait to buy games when you KNOW you will have time to play them? Chances are that you'll be able to get them at a discount if you just wait?

josephps32469d ago

I commit the same sin as the article's author. I buy them because as a once young gamer I still get excited and do want to and intend to play the game but I take it home, open it and play it for an hour or two and leave it for a week. I forget what happened so have to start all over again. After a few weeks of doing this, another new exciting title comes out and its the same thing all over again.

When you're young you have so much time that you can put 3-4 hours/day gaming. When you grow up and have a job and g/f and hobbies you still want to play but you just don't have the time.

I also buy games even though I won't be able to fully enjoy them because its satisfying getting something you want. Its like when my g/f buys new clothes, accessories, shoes etc when she's only going to wear it once or even never. Its just the enjoyment of consumption and collecting the things you desire.

acronkyoung2469d ago

Same thing for me. I buy a bunch of games but barely get to play any of them. Work and a kid keep getting in the way of my gaming.

Anon19742469d ago

Exactly. Full time job and a child. I love my life, don't get me wrong, but the days of being able to spend hours on end playing games are long gone. I'm lucky if I get an hour once every 3-4 days. And yet I'm still adding games to the stack. I'm finally done the games I received from last Christmas - but games like Portal 2, Uncharted 3, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Killzone 3, Alan Wake have been sitting unopened and un-played while I resist the urge to buy Dark Souls, Batman, MW3, Skyrim, Gears3 - because I know I'd also have no time to play them.
My company is just on the verge of releasing their first game and I feel compelled to spend most of my time working on it, even after hours. Maybe after it's out I'll let myself take a breather.

darthv722469d ago

I do say though. My youngest is earning my achievments for me on titles I havent finished.

Does that count as child labor?

In all seriousness. I know what you mean. Hell, I even have some sega cd and saturn games I havent beaten. And those were played when they first came out. YIKES!

I am proud of myself though. I did finially beat gears 1 and 2 in the same day. I need to finish resistance 1 and 2 and uncharted 1 and 2. I tend to play games that are multiples pretty much at the same time.

Play a few hours of one then switch to the other so that by the time comes for one to be complete, the other can be completed in the same sitting. Now they go and throw gears 3, resistance 3 and uncharted 3 at me.


THR1LLHOUSE2469d ago

I'm hardly a grownup (despite having graduated from college...) and I still feel like i don't have time for all the games I want to play.

Like, why am I at work when I could be playing Skyrim?

Wick2469d ago

Story of my life. Too many games, but not enough time to play them all. I also have the collectors' obsession that you do.

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