Or do you hope playing video games will be a lifelong hobby?
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Never. I did go through a period when I didn’t play for a while (months). However, now I’m backlogged. After 100 hours of Assassins Creed, I’m now playing Red Dead Redemption 2, with Resident Evil 2 Remake & Kingdom Heart 3 waiting. Not to mention Anthem in February and DMC in March.
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I appreciate your love and enthusiasm for video games. 🙂 I hope it’s “never” for me too.
Interesting question. Well, as long as I’m alive. As long as I can see and move. As long as I still have the drive in me. As long as I have a gaming system along with the games. As long as it’s still healthy for me. I’m not quitting video games yet. Not yet.
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I can’t honestly say but I don’t think so. I’m 40 now and have been playing since I was five. It is up there with reading and watching movies as things I do for leisure and I spend a lot of time and money on the hobby as it still makes me happy and I have 100s of games in my collection that I’ve never even played.
It is difficult to say, but I hope to always have them as one of my many hobbies.
I think I’ll be playing them for the long haul, although I do have the occasional break here and there.
Me too. But do you choose the breaks, or does it seem like you have no choice but to stop playing and attend to other matters?
More that I have periods in which I just don’t feel like playing games and would rather do something else. So to answer your question I suppose I don’t actively choose them.
I see. Usually I don’t choose the breaks: usually I have other pressing things to do. I wish I could play more.
Don’t see myself quitting, as I am a life long gamer. It would take something drastic, like publishers getting super greedy with their pricing. Every now and then I suffer burnout and stop playing for a while, but I always come back to the hobby.
Interesting. I hadn’t thought of pricing as a problem, but that’s obviously a factor.
I can never quit gaming, I love it too much. However, funny you should write this now, as I soon plan on writing how my gaming habits will change (less games per year, going back to games, etc.). Gaming is too expensive and time consuming these days. I can’t give it up, but I am going to be a bit pickier, even if that means I’ll be reviewing less new releases per year.
I’m more selective about what I play, which is good because that leaves me more time for other hobbies and life. I wouldn’t be so selective had I not played a wide assortment of games from different genres when younger.
Gradually maybe. Not because I don’t like video games, but because I rather spend time working on a creative project.
I think it will lifelong – the amount of my spare time I spend on gaming goes up and down but never to zero. I’m hooked on the regular achievement and interactivity that gaming offers.
The only way I can see quitting is if I feel like I’m not good enough or able to do well at video games anymore for some reason. Even then, I’m sure I could play some less intense games that have a good story like an Adventure game or an RPG. So I suspect it will be a lifelong thing for me 🙂
Honestly… it’s possible. As much as I hate to admit it, I don’t like games as much as I used to. I need to find some other hobbies in the real world to balance my life out, ya know?
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