I actually haven't played games for 5 days now. This is very unusual for me. I usually play 5+ hours a day!
The main reason is that there aren't any games that interest me F4M. I played Minecraft alot, probably 1000+ hours.
I don't think (hope) I'm sick of gaming but I've been playing one or two different genres for over 5 years (FPS, MMORPG). Always when I've bought a new game of these genres I've played the game for a week or two but after that I might just forget it. For example I played WOW for six years. After that MW2 for a year or two then BFBC2 and BF3 (Just the games I played the most). Then... MW3... meh, tried out SWTOR for a month... Boring!, Far cry 2... played for 14 hours, Chivalry... 10 hours maybe?
I've noticed myself spending a lot more time just surfing the web and youtube aimlessly. Oh right, Skyrim... 300 hours of my life. Hope the Steam autumn sale can fix me...
Non-stop relentless DLC from all publishers is what turned me away. Last games I bought were BF3 on launch day and GW2, but I never play them now. Another thing mentioned above is the ridiculous amount of cheaters, and I'm sad to say I was one of the original to use wall hacks, aimbots and even shark in games like Battlefield 1942 and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, BF2 made me want to quit, BF3 sealed the deal.
Then watching my friend bot on MMORPGs turned me away from them on top of the verbal abuse in all online games was it. I'm never looking back... only to fun offline games.
I can honestly say that I have never been sick of gaming, thankfully life has given me lapses in time that I had to be away from gaming, but coming back, even if to another genre has always been pleasant and rewarding. My most recent span away from gaming has been a mixture of work, school, and relationships... and now that I am back... I find myself ill-equipped and need to build a new PC stat.
I guess its like anything else, if you over do it. However the lack of new ideas and same story line isn't helping matters either
Gaming can get boring and real life can creep in and make you stop for a bit. But sick in general, no. I may get sick of a genre for a while and I move on to another one. I do have my favourites and I come back to them.
I'm sick of gaming due to the lack of content in some games when released. Look forward to Hitman though, it has creative ways of playing which is refreshing and has a story I'm interested in seeing how it pans out from the previous.
Yes and no. I keep things fresh. With a kid on the way I had to give up paintball and some other hobbies. But I have my PC/gaming and my car. This weekend I am going to the local cars and coffee get together Saturday morning and then Sunday I'm heading to a buddies to install a new ignition system in my RX-8. Couple weeks later the RX-8 club and some friends with out RX-8's are getting together for an all day road trip to wrap up the season before the snow starts to fall. These outside activities keep me busy so that gaming is something I com back too.
For giggles, my sweet RX-8. Respect to any other rotor heads that visit!
Lol 3dGAMEMAN getting sick of gaming :D Rodney you are getting old bro!!
For me depends on the game, how much time I can give over to it and if I can advance myself in it fast enough to keep myself interested in the time I have available to play.
I've played a single FTP MMORPG for a solid 3.5 years straight. It was damn addictive! But after a solid 3-1/2 years it got really, really boring to the point where I wound up using it as a fancy chatroom where we could poke at each other with the odd nuke. Eventually I got SO bored with it I went looking for some fresh meat.
TERA, Guild Wars 2, Rift, Aion (even went so far as to build and customize a game server for that one), Diablo 2, Skyrim. The only one of those that managed to keep my attention was Aion, followed distantly by Tera. I expected a lot more out of Guild Wars, but it's wussy PvP turned me off. I like in-your-face, go-at-it-anytime-with-anyone, no-holds-barred, you-lose-you-are-dead PvP. There aren't many of those out there.
Problem is that for most MMORPGs and even some single-player ones, in order to advance your avatar (or toon), you have to go through weeks and months of non-stop mind-numbing grinding to level *cough!*Diablo 3*cough!*. Unfortunately I am a mature adult with a career to deal with. That demands the lion's share of my time. I don't have so much time left that I can give it over to boring and repetitive mass murder of monsters hour after hour, day after day and week after week.
Sadly there are not a lot of games I have seen so far that break that mold.
I am not sick of gaming in general. I still play lots of single player and coop when ever I can. But I am sick and tired of multiplayer games lately. Cause nothing is as good as BF2, BF2142 or ETQW and since those games are kinda dead all I do is coop with friends.
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Younger when I had less responsibilities I always had time and interest in gaming. People around me and even the place I worked(EB Games) had me surrounded my games, so it was always exciting. Sometimes I would play a game get to the very end and then get distracted for a period of time either because of a relationship or something entirely different, however I found it very difficult to get back into the game and would leave the game uncompleted. It seems now I barely play games and when I do very few games peak my interest. Like you said Rodney it's still nice to take a break from reality and escape through a game.
Nothing lasts forever. I'm 30. I'm unemployed. Stuck into this mess which is called gaming. I hope this situation will end.
It is very easy to fall into a frame of mind when gaming while unemployed where you devote all your waking time to the game rather than going out to look for work.
That is not a good place to be. Careful with that. Games are as addictive as crack.
Not so much tired of gaming, but tired of the "industry" of it. Like you I find most games these days just entirely derivative and uninteresting considering I played something just like it a few months ago. Sometimes a few DAYS ago. It's insane.
It seems to be an overcrowding problem. EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and the list goes on. That's publishers just getting this stuff out, not counting the amount of studios actually developing the games... it's overwhelming. With that many people working within the same medium, I guess it'd be kind of hard to constantly reinvent the wheel every time you design something.
Hopefully we'll get another Atari style market crash and get back to simpler times :).
Well considering the average age of a gamer is 35 I don't think I'll be quitting anytime soon. :)
Lol. I'm 56 and still going at it strong as hell :P
Especially i lost interest of the FPS games because of the cheaters online.. I was really interested in MW2 and Black Ops after awesome COD4, but after so many cheaters i lost interest in gaming, became pointless, you can't win, everyone is cheating! Also MW3 is the same.. Too bad. The worst part - no one does anything about it.....
I only get sick of games if something else interests me or if I get really far in a game and then lose all of my progress.
I keep replaying my old games from time to time, mostly from the 90's and early 00's. But, on newer games I only really pay for those that offer something new whether it is interesting gameplay mechanics, like the Portal game you said in your video, artistic style or offers unique visuals, a creative storyline can help too.
I dont think I will ever be sick of gaming in general. I just dont have time these days to game very often.
I`ve been gaming for over 10 years now and sometimes i just don`t feel like playing for a few days. than i grab a book or look up a new TV-show i can watch and stay away from my games for a couple of days. I have a lot of freetime so i play a lot and sometimes i get so angry over the people i am playing with or the game i just bought for 50bucks sucks and than i take a break to get over my frustration.
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I'm only 25 and I feel like I could be getting sick of gaming too, starting to maybe, I don't know, I've decided to take a big risk, do what I said I wouldn't do and spent $60 for Guild Wars 2, I am sick of my current games, so much so, its the reason why I paid the BS price of $60 for a game, I am installing Guild Wars 2 as I type this, kind of giving games a last shot sort of, I don't know, I don't think I could ever stop gaming but I have felt the need to take a brake.
But yeah, guild wars 2, its the first game that enough people has made sound some what close to worth the $60 price tag to me, keep in mind, sound and is are two different things, no matter how good a game might be, I've decided to give the gaming industry a chance of really delivering a game I feel is worth $60, I doubt I'll find the game worth it, simply for the fact I currently feel like no game is worth even $50, Half Life 3, maybe though I welcome a surprise but as Rodney said, games these days seem like rehash's of others, like BoarderLands 2, it looks like more of the same thing, just more polished and features already created in many other games added, plus its going too far towards the comedy side if you ask me, anyways, yeah, can't wait for Dead Space 3 too, loved the first two.
I have to say that I have become fed up of games to a large extent due to a transition of interest. When I was younger, maybe around 13-16, I used to play PC games a lot, mainly strategy games like Total War, Company of Heroes and so forth on our household Dell PC. It was great at the time and I would always imagine what it would be like to play these games (and also FPS which I played on console) on a really nice spec PC on max settings and so forth. So, starting just over a year ago now, with a bit of money saved up here and there I gradually bought various components, starting with my GPU and power supply; then getting a new CPU and motherboard, and at same time having to purchase a new case as the OEM dell couldn't accomodate standard motherboards. Eventually I replaced every component in the system. By doing this I had to read up on how to actually install these things, and what all the jargon meant, and the capabilities of the hardware and so on. I took a real interest in it and found myself becoming more passionate about the hardware than the actual games themselves. Even though I could now play those games and new ones on max settings, for some reason, they weren't as fun as they used to be. I'm now more interested in tweaking the hardware and overclocking, or tidying up my cable management and making my system look better, or reading up on the latest developments than actually playing a game.
I found the last year very difficult for me to get any gaming in and I kinda lost interest, but I love gaming in general and now getting back into it more. Sad really, but with kids, house, business... it's next to impossible to find the time.
I also try my very best to finish a game. I mean it's like throwing your money away. Although, not having all the free time in the world, if the game is boring or level impossible to continue, I pack it in and move on to another game. As an example, Dead Space 2 I totally loved, but the finial level was impossible to complete with little health and ammo.
Woops, sorry for double post.
Sometimes ... I stop playing new games and go back to those 1996-2005, games that been made lately just suck ...
I have never got sick of gaming in general. Maybe a little tired of some specific game, if it's really boring (Far Cry 2, but still finished it). I never understood people, that buy game, and don't finish them. Illogocal. I'm in the middle of game-break right now, i jumped from Mid to Highschool, and there is so much stuff to do, I just get back home like 4pm, just want to go to bed alleready. Not like holiday, when i was gaming 8-10 hours per day...
sometimes I get bored of playing a specific game and make a break of some weeks or more, but never really sick of playing games in general. although there are times i play less time a day and do more reading or play more the bass. but there are also those days when one feels a bit down and can't find anything satisfying to do. in those times i feel it's impossible to play a game.
Yep i do...then i start watching TV series and movies. (Yeah i have no 'life' ...and i love it!!:p)
With time eventually games will be boring, and all will be resumed to just a few hours in weekends maybe.
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