Decades in a Digital World writes: The flames of passion that burned fierce in my stomach for over three decades are out, the cindered remains of my little gaming empire have crumbled and been blown away on the winds of change. And it feels great!
"The flames of passion that burned fierce in my stomach for over three decades are out, the cindered remains of my little gaming empire have crumbled and been blown away on the winds of change." I can only imagine which console he was most fond of...
My gaming life has certainly changed a lot over the decades. I don't have the free time for games that I used to have, for example, so I've found that it makes more sense for me to buy only the consoles that suit my needs rather than owning all of them per generation. I also enjoy casual games now as much as the "hardcore" titles, especially since it's easier to set aside a smaller block of time for casual games. The days of me pulling late-night gaming sessions to finish the newest titles as quickly as possible are long gone. I'm still a gamer, but I don't have the time or energy for the gaming 'fandom' that I once did.
I was like this until I played Demon's Souls.
Nothing is what it used to be so you either move with the change or just move on.
Kudos to you. There is nothing original about games these days. They are all uninspired clones and the key word in your article "boring". Games just aren't exciting like they used to be bottom line. The indie scene is over-saturated, games ship unfinished, and DLC/season passes have just gotten out of hand. Can't wait to see it all collapse again
thousands of games come out from all different genres and to deem them all uninspired clones or boring is short-sighted. How can the indie scene be over-saturated? There are too many people making games??? i do agree though that the DLC is frustrating especially season passes. its not an amusement park its a fucking one time purchase
It's as they say nothing last forever, and in this case I'd say you're leaving at the right time. The future of gaming is looking bleak, there are too many changes happening at once. The entire game industry wants to become a digital only outlet. DLC is still being promoted as "add on" content, when at this point we know it's already in the game. So like you, I will be bowing out of the future gaming landscape. It's as I said some time ago, the 8th gen is the last era of console gaming.
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