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Old 05-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when its gone .

when the feeling is gone of how much you enjoyed it . i guss i never thought the day would happen too me . the day i just gave up on it . i dont know how i could love something so much for far so long to just stop completely . i started happening to me two years ago . when i played video games and i started to not play as much . i mean i would play all night to the point i would just fall a sleep with the controller in my hand . i love so many games gave m so many good memories . you always say when you love something for so long you say you can do it too you die .

i think that i realized its past me . what happened i think is i grew up . i mean yeah whats to say there are 40 years old still playing video games that played as a kid . but i guss with me is i just realized i want to do more then just play video games be more then just a player .

i tried so hard to not let it go . i tried to sit down and play for for just one hour two hours but i couldnt i would just shut it off . and the last game i bought was over 5 months ago or more . i think i love the classics love to talk about them but i dont play anything new that much .

but then you must think why do you belong to a website that about classic games . i guss it was just a place to talk with fellow gamers not a place for me that i looked to play games .

this is a wonderful place you wonderful people here . but i cant kid myself any longer . i am just a person now that wants to go out and see whats out there at 23 i got bigger issues to worry about .

i guss this is the last generation .and wont continue to play video games in the future .

i mean you never think its gonna happen too you but it does . or happens to some.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: when its gone .

Happened to me around the N64/NGC era. The feeling came back years later, just in a different form. Now I'm more of a handheld gamer than a console gamer.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: when its gone .

When I was very young, there was a feeling surrounding games. There was just something in the air in that car ride home after renting Faxanadu. The feeling can't be described, I have tried. As the years went on the feeling weakened, it was still there, only with much less urgency, I was now able to take my eyes off the instruction manual for a moment on the ride home. By the end of the SNES era, it was pretty much gone, then the introduction of 3d games, and girls axed it entirely. I sold most of my video game stuff and bought a bike, years went by with minimal playing, a little Metal Gear Solid here, a little Breath of Fire 3 there... And then along came emulation, the entire NES library at my thumbtips, the feeling came back, not like it was when I was a kid, but there was no mistaking it. Like Tenser said, I too am now a handheld gamer, consoles don't seem to yield the feeling, but handhelds do for what ever reason.

I guess my point is that making an abrupt and conscious decision to say, "I am done playing video games" is foolish. That's not the way it works. Yes, they become a less important part of your life, as new responsibilities set in, but someday, with a little effort if need be, you can get that passion back. Take a break if you need to, but keep your eyes open for the next time you get an inkling of that feeling, it can all come back I assure you.
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Re: when its gone .

I know exactly what you mean. I stopped playing video games when the ps1 came out. I started to play again when the ps2 was at the end of its cycle. I didn't play it much but the games were definitely different.

I've had original xbox modded with emulation. I did get that nostalgia back but i didnt play the games much. I modded my ps2 to play all the shoot em ups but i never really played them considering that is my favorite genre.

I bought a 360 to the urging of an acquaintance. I liked the idea behind the arcade and spent some time in it, but crap release after crap release and non-arcade to boot i got tired.

I remember each week my brother and myself would get a new game for the NES. I equally felt bad since i usually beat the games rather quickly. I had well over 200 NES games. When the 16-bit consoles came out, i spent my days on SNES: 2020 baseball, super mario world, super bases loaded and f-zero. For Genesis it was Sonic and mostly SOR. I probably had about 30 games on SNES and 12 for the Genesis.

I can't explain why i stopped but it was obvious my game catalog became smaller for each system. I prefer 2d games over movie/3d. I do like some of those games but i grew up in 2d. Also I think I'm a fair-weathered gamer. I only play games when something is at stake (prizes, ranking etc).
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: when its gone .

its nice to know this happens to others fellow long timer term players. and i also glad to to hear some times it comes back too you .
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Re: when its gone .

Just remember, it might return just in another form. Maybe Steam or GoodOldGames.com. Maybe one of the next gen's online arcades. Maybe the 3DS or a cell phone.

I think a lot of it has to do with your preferences changing as a gamer and realizing what you do and do not like in games. It's a lot about realizing what you actually do enjoy instead of what anyone else says you might enjoy.

I've gotten so good at it I can usually decide if I'm going to buy a game just by looking at a few screenshots.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: when its gone .

yeah your right . when i think it comes back i will be excited and think why i ever let it go away.
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