Here I sit, my first time logging in to GS since the new site went live, not feeling the love for this site. The change..... wow, Not sure I have any reason to come back again :(
I have no idea why I'm writing this blog, I guess it's because I feel so removed from GS, and gaming in general. Don't get me wrong, I still play games, but only a few, and only for short periods of time, in fact, I have seen my weekely RAPTR report go from playing hours in the 20hr range (or more) to now on average less than 4hrs a week. I know we all go through periods of time like this, but man, this one is feeling more and more permanent, like I have never felt before.
My interest in gaming in general is just... gone, sometimes I feel I play just because it's habit. I have two games on pre-order, for the 360. BF4 and GTA V, if those don't keep me interested I doubt I will be getting either of the new systems.
Gamespot..... I come back because of Pavlov's Law, over the years I conditioned myself to check in to GS every day, now I just sit and stare at it, waiting for something interesting to happen.
Other hobbies.... feels like I can't read enough these days, my Kindle is what gets most of my attention now, sometimes TV, but pftpftpftpft, I hate 99.9% of the crap out there.
Saw two pretty crappy movies recently, Pacific Rim (which I know most of you LOVED) and World War Z. WWZ, man, I know there was really no way for them to translate the book, but ugh... it did nothing for me. Maybe if the do part II it will incorporate things/interviews from the book.
Has anybody ever read Enders Game? That is next on my list after I finish The Passage, by Justin Cronin, which so far is a very interesting vampire story.
That's all I got righ now.
I need more than just great CGI in movies for me to enjoy them. Pacific Rim, thanks for pointing that out. Now, can I have my 2 hrs back please?
ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL THIS TRIP!
Not sure if anybody ever picked up Into The Black, I finished that two book series and am looking forward to the third when ever it is released. SO, I moved on to Wool , winner of the 2012 Kindle Indi Book Of The Year. To say I blasted through this would be a understatement. Then, last week I picked up the second book Shift , I think I read it even faster than Wool.
Wool: Omnibus addition is actually Wool 1-5 combined into one book. Shift Omnibus is Shift 1-3 in one book. The third and final book Dust, no idea of a release date. I can not say enough how much I have enjoyed these books.
Now, as I wait for two "final" books, I used Amazon's feature of "if you bought this, you would like....." and ended up with Extinction Point , this book starts of very fast and throws you right into it. Very short read, about 300 pages. I'm 25% in (started last night) and so far so good. Only reason why I did not read more last night was because I just could not keep my eyes open any longer after a long week so far.
As my desire to game has almost completely fallen apart, I find that I am reading more and more, almost can't get enough of it, I fogot just how much I LOVE it! What books can you all reccomend? I'm open to pretty much anything, but tend to stick to mostly fiction.
Oh, and if I remember correctly, someone here, maybe JohnS knew someone who put a book out last year... something about a watch? Anybody know of this, it was someone from GS.
Some other books I also recently read..
TarzanThe Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
And the Hunger Games series
I rarely ever ask for anything from the gaming community, but today I ask for a favor. If you have time, and are interested, I help run, and maintain the Youtube and Facebook pages for Controlled Demolition, and we need more followers!
Please help a gamer out and follow those pages :)
This has been a public service announcement, you will now be returned to what ever else you were doing.
Time to start thinking about my upcoming vacation in June/July. We are doing another river cruise, this time visiting Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. One of the many things I am looking forward to is THIS Once you go to that page, click on the little gallery pic to see what I'm talking about.
After my huge game purge, I did pick up two titles, one is Kerbal Space Program (on steam), fun, HARD, different kind of game. Also, Stacey and I have taken our first dive into MMO's with Defiance. So far, so good.
NASCAR The Line
Just like that you are gone, what you have left behind is $130 towards future adventure. BattleField 3, you just barley made the cut.
Tiger Woods 2014, you sexy beyotch, I'm ready for you.
Stacey was gone this weekend, that can only mean one thing, another building bites the dust.
I have come to a horrible conclusion about me being a gamer, I am a bored gamer. There, I said it, I pretty much have no interest in gaming at the moment.I mean, I have plenty of good games in my collection, Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider, BF3, SimCity (ya, I said SimCity is a good game) MLB The Show 13.... but I have this extremely heavy feeling of "been there, done that" with all of them.
I'm sitting here kicking around the feelings that, maybe I am done with gaming, maybe I need to move on to a new hobby, maybe I just need to walk away for a bit? I have a stronger desire to fill my mouth with Jalapeno peppers, than to play anything out on the market rigiht now. I really only play online with one person, even though I have about 40 on my friends list, and I know it's because I have no common interest in any of the games those friends are playing.
I also think some of it has to do with the amount of time I spend here on GS, I am coming up on my 8th year here, have seen it go through many changes, and have participated on many levels. In my opinion, this place has turned into a puddle of hate. Gamers aren't happy with anything, GS can't do anything right, and every day it's the same ole- same ole....
The one forum I hang at, is dominated by Brits, with the time difference there is a lot of slow time there, and they talk funny so I have been spending less and less time there as well. AND, one of the members is female, so obviously she knows nothing about gamers so who am I supposed to talk with?
What is a gamer to do? Should I trade in my systems and just wait until the next gen has to offer? Should I keep them and just hope something comes along to spark my intereset again? Or do I just throw my arms up in the air and scream "WHY MEEEEEEEEE! WHY!!!!!!!!"
OH... almost forgot. Yesterday I saw this awesome vehicle on the road near my house.