Lux Devil 67
Am i burnt out, or just getting old?
by, 06-12-2012 at 11:44 AM (3115 Views)
For whatever reason, games just don't interest me the way they used to.
Years ago I'd be all over E3. I'd be waiting for my new OXM and Gameinformer magazines and would read them cover to cover. I'd keep track of games I was interested in and have them pre-ordered for me to pick up on release date.
I got tired of the fanboyish style of OXM and cancelled it. I got tired of paying $60 for what I felt was a $40 game. I got tired of paying for dlc that the developer wanted to be free but MS made them charge. I got tired of incomplete games getting pushed on is and then having to wait for a patch. I got tired of games being developed according to the company's business decision and not the dev's vision. I could go on, but I believe you see my point.
I started to not play some games I bought. I'd either give them to my kid or play them a little and just trade them in. Some are still in the cellophane and I've even traded some in without ever having taken it out of the cellophane. I still get Gameinformer, but now I pass off to my kid without me reading it.
Nowadays, I hardly ever buy a new game. I wait for them to go down in price. I don't follow the development of any game. I don't finish a lot of games. I never even finished gears 3, nor do I even care much about it. I didn't renew my xbox gold acct. I'm not interested in multiplayer much anymore, and I really have no one to play with even if I were. I have no idea what happened at this last E3 and don't care. And I have zero interest in the next gen consoles.
On the plus side, I've been able to get more involved with my music and my outdoor hobbies.
So there you go.
Good or bad?