The sad truth is that many who used to call themselves "hardcore gamers" can no longer do so. And it's not because the love is dead...it's called life.
Course we do...it's just about carefully choosing your games. Pick the ones that are relevant to your tastes, the ones that won't waste you time (bad review scores) and manage to keep up on the games development to see if you really want it or not, basicaly keep up on the gaming news in genera; thanks to sites like this. I mean when I was younger I would buy most games that would come out, new franchises and old but now...well it's basicaly like this Lets say we had (as an example) Gears of War 3 Skyrim Uncharted 3 Sleeping Dogs Saints row 3 Vanquish ...that all came out in a 4/5 month period. The younger me would probably buy all of them but since I've gotten older and theres more to do in my personal life I would just buy Gears 3, Uncharted 3 and Skyrim, big blockbuster games which I know will be worth my time because of my taste in those types of games, because of the good things I've heard about them and because I will get more out of them while playing. The reason why I wouldn't pick the other three is because I know that Saints Row 3 and Sleeping Dogs will get DLC so I could easily hold them off and wait for the GOTY edition and for a game like Vanquish well it's a game which I can buy when I manage to get free time and I really need a game to play on luckily by then it will be cheaper to buy. Hardcore Gamer Time Management
Sure you can if you're A. Self-employed and can make the time, B. Self-disciplined and can pigeonhole the time, or C. Unemployed and have lots of time!
as a kid, I would buy every cool new game that came out, but now that im in college and can't afford to spend money on such things, I just buy games I KNOW I'm going to enjoy. Not to say other games that aren't major releases are bad or not enjoyable, but I tend to play games with very high replay value because it's less distracting when I know that I have work to do instead of trying to beat as many games as I can.
So true. I hardly have time for gaming now :( 32 years old and i have been playing since the Atari days. Now work and family has basically taken over
work life balance is needed to remain hardcore. i work late shifts at work 12-9 so i game till around 3/4am to get my hours in every day!!!
I know that day will come. I will just let my kids finish my backlog lol. As you get older, you really want to slim down your collection.
Happens like this, 1st you meet a girl, you really like this girl so you spend as much time as you can with her. 2nd you move in with this girl, you love this girl and want to make a home with her. 3rd you have kids, you love this girl and want to spend the rest of your life with her, starting a family is the next step. This all adds up to no gametime, or not very much of it, that's how it happened to me :-(, you know what all them points really mean? They mean money, girl = money, house = money, kids = money. True story.
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