Sometimes life catches up with us, and we're left with too many good games and not enough time to play them.
First world problems.
Hey rage I don't suppose you could do me a favour again :D
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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. sheesh..........
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?
Story of my life. Too many games, but not enough time to play them all. I also have the collectors' obsession that you do.
It would help if all the major games didn't come out within 60 days of each other.
WOW this is mega Ironic!! I was just watching 2.5 men and just saw a scene where Allens gets a panic attack at the bookstore saying there is not enough time to read all these books before he dies. Then I go on this site and I see this lol!
I only buy games that I know I will play and only buy new games when I've finished the rest. Im going to buy BF3 and Arkham City after I've finished Skyrim.
Couldn't agree more, seems like I'm not even close to where I want to be on Gears 3, Forza 4, MW3, Skyrim or Batman Arkham City... I'm usually so tired from work I crash right away for a bit.
Hell yeah. First its work, then its Girlfiends, then a wife, then kids. My gaming time has been squished into a 2 hour window between 10PM and midnight :(
How do you balance your girlfriends and wife? That's gotta be tough! ;)
Not if they live under the same roof LOL Really though I feel the pain!
been playin arkham city, dark souls, bf3 and skyrim. i was gonna buy uncharted 3, but i cant get distracted from my other games right now. i dont have much time cause i have a son and he's too young to watch me play them. but we're getting rayman origins to play together, so thats kinda cool.
I've gotten 10 games in the past 2 1/2 months. I've started every single one but can't help but to start on the new one. I started playing MW3 then picked up saints row only to play that for 4 hours. One day ill make it back to gears 3.
Yeah, here is mine. http://backloggery.com/zash... I got a lot of work to do...
I have a full time job, wife, child, dog, & honey do list. But my son is always asleep by 9:00 my wife usually by 10:00 & i usually end up playing almost every night from 10:00 to about midnight. I admit if i had no responsbilities i would probably play 60+ hours a week, but i enjoy my responsisiblites & my family, so as a dad & husband i actually think i enjoy my gaming more that i get it only in smaller doses, it makes me enjoy it more :)
I have too many games as of now! I played some of Uncharted 3, Some Skyrim only level 3 lol, some battlefield 3 Level 15, just bought Saints Row 3 yesterday. I go to school 9-3. Semester is over in a month. Its game time until next semester!!
Work + Family = less time for gaming. What took me weeks to finish when I was young, now takes me months. Then again, I guess this is how life is suppose to be. Without work there will be no way to buy those games and without a family there will be people to enjoy your games with. :)
Right after college I quickly realized how much money I was wasting buying games I knew I would never fully complete. Enter adulthood: full-time job, part-time job, online courses, family, friends, gym. One PS3. One copy of Uncharted 3. Less is more.
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