I have begun to notice that I have a rapidly expanding problem, and I really don't know what to do about it.
I have too many games.
I collect games from various platforms, not just current generation and last generation titles. I have games from the Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, Neo Geo, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, MAME, DOS Box, and various other "lesser" systems.
All in all I have a collection, both digital and physical, spanning around 5,000 games, give or take. I've played probably 3/4 of them, and beaten maybe 1\4 of them.
Therein lies the issue.
I can't help but wonder if I'll ever be able to experience all of the games I own, not to think of those I've yet to purchase. I spend roughly $100 a week on games (a fact my wife reminds me of constantly) and sometimes I don't even bother to play the games I purchase. I recently bought Assassin's Creed Unity on PS4, but it's still in the cellophane.
Does anyone else do this?!
I sometimes feel like I'm fighting a battle that can't be won. So many games, but so little time. It didn't used to be like this. I played video games since I was 5 years old, but I never collected games until I was in my mid-30's. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a psychological disorder. Am I a digital hoarder? A collector of forgotten and bygone hardware that is meaningless now?
I try to curb my purchases, but it's so hard with so many enticing titles that are available now, not to mention the remakes, revamps, prequels, sequels, and total overhauls of so many beloved titles being made now. Just this past week I purchased 12 games. The weeks before that (Steam Summer Sale) I purchased a total of 28 games. It's insane.
Don't get me wrong...Time spent playing with my 5 month old daughter is something no game could replace or replicate, and I always make sure that my purchases are well within my financial means, but I'm beginning to wonder if I have an actual problem.
Is there anyone else who is going through the same issue?
Is there any advice for someone like me?
Is this even a problem, or am I making too much out of a harmless pastime?
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