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Post by StriderXg2 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:11 pm

For me it has, im not as interested in gaming as i was when i was 4, when i played commodore 64(built in screen, haha) for hours, then the SNES for hours..But then the past few years, 4 or 5, i havent played games for more than an hour or less. I mean i still read the latest news on games and what consoles are coming out, but i cant play games for too long until i get tired of playing and shut it off. I just bought a Gamecube and i dont play it much. Maybe because im depressed, i dunno. Ever lost interest over time playing games? How long have you? Am i just miserable? I did play Shenmue 2 last year for 3 hours..Still havent beat it though.
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Post by Tall Israeli » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:24 pm

Yeah, I was pretty hardcore in the day, but I don't really have much time for gaming now.
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Post by arrowhead » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:30 pm

Im pretty much the same way. I keep up with the new crap coming out, and I still buy every system and game I think I might play, but as far a playing time goes it is very far down on my list. I collect video games so I guess thats why Im still into it. I am a collector of certain things, then I never stop. I collect baseball cards/vintage gloves, I collect coins/paper money/historical war items, and video games. I have a DS that my GF plays more than I do, I havent turned on my GC in about 5 months, my brother has my xbox so I havent played it in almost 8 months, I play my PS2 once in a while, but its only to play 1 golf game called "swing away", nothing else. I am going to buy a PSP with my college grad money although Im sure I wont play that either. The only thing I still play really is my SNES for SFII when my next door neighbors are home and drinking. Also I play RBI baseball on nesterDC every few weeks. but thats about it.
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Post by Tall Israeli » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:35 pm

Now that I think about it, I realize that I play more old school games than newer titles. Most likely because they're easy to pick up and play as opposed to new stuff that requires watching cut scenes, practicing, etc.
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:37 pm

same for me, i really played a lot with my cube in the early days, and i also enjoyed the hell out of my DC, but the last year or so my gaming has really dropped off, i mainly blame us getting broadband internet for this, since i now spend all my time online

it did give an initial boost with me playing xbox live, but in the end that doesnt grip me that much either
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Post by not just souLLy now » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:38 pm

yeah it happens... i counsidered myself a hardcore gamer once upon a time... but nowadays it's rare for me to play for more than half an hour... what with a job, a social life, a girlfriend and other responsibilities i dont have time for 4 hour marathon gaming sessions anymore.

that said i just bought a ds and mario64ds absolutely rocks... most of my gaming is done on the tube in the mornings nowadays. a bit of time when i have nothing better to do i guess.
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Post by pixel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:43 pm

Of course it's decreased. I've grown up. I'd get punched in the side of the head if I played Mario all day now. But it's the same way with any toy I used to play with. I still find new games fun and enjoyable by not assuming and hoping it's going to reproduce the feelings I had way way way back when. Bottom line for me is that I've changed, not the games I play.
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Post by DuffMan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:44 pm

Ya, I agree, I really do not have much time to play games anymore. I used to be pretty hardcore, play for hours at a time, but now, most games just don't hold my attention like they used to. Like everyone else, I still keep up on whats coming out. Only a few games can keep me in the "zone" and I really have a hard time playing those at times.
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:56 pm

I'm the same way too. The most I play is when my friend comes over when we play all over favorite competitive games like Blast Chamber, Quake 2, Super Bomberman 5 Gold, and the Battle Mode from Super Mario Bros 3 in Super Mario All-Stars. Oh, and occassionally we'll play MK4.
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Post by I.M. Weasel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:01 pm

For me ,i mostly played RPG's. After PS one RPGs, they just started to be too long and too invovled. I liked the sense of completion that comes from maxing out my level on old RPG's such as FF3 and chrono trigger.

Although unforetuneatly, the longest RPG's you can play -MMORPG's- spark a sense of competition in me, and therefore I spend way to much of my time playing.
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Post by atf487 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:08 pm

i go through spurts where i play an hour a day, then nothing for months.

i probably play games with my friends more, we have mario kart 64 tournaments which are always fun.
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Post by Specially Cork » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:29 pm

I dont play games half as much as I used to. I just have better things to do with my time.
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Post by Pablo » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:16 pm

Other than while playing rpgs, I get bored with games in general rather quickly.
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Re: Gaming getting less interesting as you age..?

Post by crazyrom » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:48 pm

StriderXg2 wrote:For me it has, im not as interested in gaming as i was when i was 4, when i played commodore 64(built in screen, haha) for hours, then the SNES for hours..But then the past few years, 4 or 5, i havent played games for more than an hour or less. I mean i still read the latest news on games and what consoles are coming out, but i cant play games for too long until i get tired of playing and shut it off. I just bought a Gamecube and i dont play it much. Maybe because im depressed, i dunno. Ever lost interest over time playing games? How long have you? Am i just miserable? I did play Shenmue 2 last year for 3 hours..Still havent beat it though.
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Post by StriderXg2 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:14 pm

crazyrom wrote:
StriderXg2 wrote:For me it has, im not as interested in gaming as i was when i was 4, when i played commodore 64(built in screen, haha) for hours, then the SNES for hours..But then the past few years, 4 or 5, i havent played games for more than an hour or less. I mean i still read the latest news on games and what consoles are coming out, but i cant play games for too long until i get tired of playing and shut it off. I just bought a Gamecube and i dont play it much. Maybe because im depressed, i dunno. Ever lost interest over time playing games? How long have you? Am i just miserable? I did play Shenmue 2 last year for 3 hours..Still havent beat it though.
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Post by abydos1000 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:44 pm

I wouldn't say age has made me less interested, but there is certainly much less time with a ton of other things to do. Though I do remember then having to always trade something in to get something new so my library was very small. These days...four consoles can go sit untouched for days. A little bit in the evening and some time on Saturday night after the kids are in bed is about all of the time I have now. It can take me months to get through one rpg.

Of course, maybe I'd have a little more time if I'd stay away from forums :wink: .
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Post by FETUS » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:55 pm

nothing new or invoative really in gaming since the first 3d platformers. Everything just gets prettier and that just doesn't do it for me as much as a whole new kind of experience. So if I'm gonna play a game it better be one I can pick up for 5 minutes and leave without a worry or have a good storyline to it.
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Post by popley » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:58 am

I use to play rpg's all the time, but since playing about 5 really bad ones in a row I stoped, I just got into halo2 which i play with friends (systemlink, or xboxlive) which has sparked a life for games for me. But i know it wont last too long, maybe ill try some sports games, even though I hate them, but havnt played in 5 years, maybe winning eleven 7.
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Re: Gaming getting less interesting as you age..?

Post by crazyrom » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:33 am

StriderXg2 wrote:
crazyrom wrote:
StriderXg2 wrote:For me it has, im not as interested in gaming as i was when i was 4, when i played commodore 64(built in screen, haha) for hours, then the SNES for hours..But then the past few years, 4 or 5, i havent played games for more than an hour or less. I mean i still read the latest news on games and what consoles are coming out, but i cant play games for too long until i get tired of playing and shut it off. I just bought a Gamecube and i dont play it much. Maybe because im depressed, i dunno. Ever lost interest over time playing games? How long have you? Am i just miserable? I did play Shenmue 2 last year for 3 hours..Still havent beat it though.
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Post by Orange_Ribbon » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:41 am

I ussually will play a lot, then next to nothing for a month. For my Bday my gf got me God Of War knowing i am a total nut for greek mythology. I played about 15 hours in 4 days. Then nothing for 3 weeks and then I got Onimusha 3 (I practiacally never get a game new, I wait til it is 15 to 20 dollars used) and I played that for like 12 hours the last 3 days. I will probably play that again because I unlocked the original (and much cooler wepons)

I have gotten to the point where I like a good 15 to 20 hour game. Next month I am getting Alter Ires and that is a 30 to 40 hour RPG that isn't a melodrama. When I get this job at UPS I will prolly play games late Saturdays/Sundays. Basically when I am not over my G/Fs place.
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