When do you think that you will stop gaming and why?

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#1 GhostRecon2020
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I stopped gaming recently at age of 35.

There are 2 main reasons:

1. I dont feel too stimulated by video games at this age.

2. Game producers are disappointing, they dont know how to produce good games most of the time.

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#2 heljar
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I don't know if I'll ever stop gaming. I'm 44 and I still game. My father turned 70 today and he still play games. He got a Switch for christmas a while back and now he's playing Breath of the Wild.

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#3 npiet1
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Don't think I will. Was born into it, think I'll die with a controller in my hand lol.

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I agree with that I was born into it I remember gaming with my grandad on the master system. Who knows what life throws at you but gaming is getting bigger and bigger.

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#5 phbz
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I'm planning a hard stop after I'm dead.

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#6 rmpumper
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When I die, because I'm dead.

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#7 DEVILinIRON
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Hmmm.. Not sure. I never play in front of my girlfriend. She might convince me stop whether I like it or not.

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#8 GhostRecon2020
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@heljar said:

I don't know if I'll ever stop gaming. I'm 44 and I still game. My father turned 70 today and he still play games. He got a Switch for christmas a while back and now he's playing Breath of the Wild.

Doesnt he feel too dependent on games for his life enjoyment.

When did he start gaming?

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#9 heljar
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@ghostrecon2020:

I don't think he's every felt too dependent on games. He has lots of interests in life.

I don't know when he started being interested in video-games. He's always been interested in computer and technology. My first computer-game I tried was Space Invaders on a computer he had at work. My first time playing a console was when my dad bought a Nintendo for the family one christmas. He played it a lot himself too. A few years later he bought a Super Nintendo as a family gift and had a fun time playing through A Link to the past.

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#10 nepu7supastar7
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@ghostrecon2020:

1: Never.

2: Because I genuinely love playing videogames. It's not just a hobby, it's a passion that I one day hope to turn into a career in development.

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#11 RSM-HQ
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Never really suffered from the problems of OP. I work a full time job, travel an average of six hours a day, and still find time to play games.

I also am a strong believer that all generations of gaming have winners, and stinkers. It cannot be helped, however with social sites and media covering everything about majority of games the stinkers can be sniffed out easier than ever before.

Many on these forums bandwagon publishers that have long since dropped the ball and that's the real problem I find.

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#12 TheDriver78
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I think for me, the desire will always ebb and flow, but I doubt I'll ever quit entirely.

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#13 GhostRecon2020
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@thedriver78: I agree with youDriver78,

After all, video games disconnect us from real life.

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#14 lozengez
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@phbz said:

I'm planning a hard stop after I'm dead.

This. If you outgrow games you don;t understand what the hobby is about (and it's a hobby). It's like music if you age out of what's current and only like what you listened to when you were in your teens and 20's you don;t really like music, you just like the music that was playing when you discovered it.

I've been gaming since Atari 2600 and am still enjoying new games today.

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#15  Edited By Foolz3h
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@lozengez:

Why would anyone listen only to music being made at the time? :S

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@Foolz3h said:

@lozengez:

Why would anyone listen only to music being made at the time? :S

zactly

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#17 SupremeAC
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Saying that there aren't any good games being made anymore is just saying that the type of games you enjoy have gone out of fashion. Games er being made to a much higher standard these days, both in the AAA space and in the indy space.

Life is too short for all the entertainment at hand these days. I can imagine at one point that gaming itself isn't high enough on the priority list and that that could lead to a temporal hiatus. I don't have the amount of time I used to have to spend on my hobbies, but I've kind of replaced some of that by reading and talking about games more online.

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#18 lozengez
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If you don't like gaming then move on. It's not that hard a choice. I used to be fanatical about movies, saw every single new release, now I haven't been to a theatre in 15 years or more.

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#19 Black_Knight_00
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They'll have to pry the controller from my stiff cold fingers.

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#20 johnd13
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I don't think I will ever quit gaming entirely. However, over the years I've noticed a decline in my interest, I just don't get excited about any but a handful of games. Also, I tend to leave games unfinised a lot due to loss of interest, which is something I never did a few years ago.

That said, I still enjoy gaming as a whole. Keeping up with the latest news, chatting online like I do now, watching streams and let's plays from my favorite channels and I play alot of games with my friends. Furthermore, I've also found that it helps focusing on shorter games that don't require dozens of hours to finish.

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#21 sleepnsurf
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@lozengez said:

If you don't like gaming then move on. It's not that hard a choice. I used to be fanatical about movies, saw every single new release, now I haven't been to a theatre in 15 years or more.

That is because movies in the last 15 years have been trash.

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#22  Edited By pyro1245
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When I die because I'm dead

Also if you rely on big publishers to provide you good gaming experience you will always be let down. The A and AA markets are where the passion for making good games lives.

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#23  Edited By warmblur
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It all depends on the quality of next gen for me I'm losing patience with these greedy ass publishers. I'll tell you what if weed becomes legal in my state I will probably just get into the Marijuana business and take a long long break from gaming and focus on my buds.

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#24 Archangel3371
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I’ve been an avid gamer for 42 years or so and considering that I’m still very much enjoying it I doubt I’ll ever stop gaming.

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#25 judaspete
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Probably when my hands get too arthritic, or my eyesight gets too bad.

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#26 Speeny
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I’m still very much a casual gamer. I see myself taking long breaks from gaming in the future but never outright stop playing completely.

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#27  Edited By RatchetClank92
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I stopped gaming in my late teens, and just recently got back into it at 28 after an injury had limited my ability to do my other hobbies, go to work and otherwise leave the house for a few months. I got hooked on gaming again after this, and am more excited than ever for the next gen consoles to come out and see what the future of gaming will be like. I think it is a fun and great hobby as it does not cost much after buying the console and controllers. I don't think I will ever quit gaming now, I will probably not game as much in the future once I have kids and more job responsibilities but I am enjoying it as much as I can now.

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#28 madsnakehhh
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I'll be 35 this year ... and i'm pretty sure i will finally give up on gaming when i get married and start a family (still several years from this) ... i don't know, i just think i won't be able to keep up anymore, specially because i love games that requiere lots of time ... like figthers, open world games, adventure games ... so yeah.

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#29 mrbojangles25
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Probably never, though I'd like to cut back. I game too much, kind of takes the reward out of it. Plus I got a lot of shit in my life I need to work on, gaming distracts me from that.

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#30 thehig1
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@ghostrecon2020: that's because you merely adopted gaming as a hobby, I was born into it molded by it.

I didn't consider quitting gaming until I was already a man, by then the thought of it was excruciating, debilitating!!

Gaming has betrayed you because it belongs to me.

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#31 lozengez
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@sleepnsurf said:
@lozengez said:

If you don't like gaming then move on. It's not that hard a choice. I used to be fanatical about movies, saw every single new release, now I haven't been to a theatre in 15 years or more.

That is because movies in the last 15 years have been trash.

I'd say 20 years, but I won't quibble over 15 years :)

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#32 Poarstman
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Probably when I can't be bothered too think about even coming to any gaming news website too see what the latest shit is ,let alone check the community out,looking at reviews or a playthrough that was interesting enough too peak my curiousity too check on youtube 'the last I checked for recently was one for the psx styled ''Night of the living consumers"l and an scp game of a endless Ikea retail store which I saw last night actually'

As long as there is THAT game out there i will never really lose interest in my life long hobby.

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#33 GhostRecon2020
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Game producers dont know how to produce good games. They are just not worth my time.

Take COD Warzone, for example. I played cod 1,2,4 (MW 1,2,3 and Advanced warefare) ,5 (WaW) and black ops 1,2,3. The idea of battle royal and plunder is so so bad. It is basically a joke.

There are games that are worth playing for any gamer such as GRAW 2, Rainbow Six Vegas, Saints Row, Doom and Alan Awake ;)

But there are so few of those releases that is not worth gaming.

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#34 Ovirew
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I think I'll always play video games of some kind. Just have to adjust it to my life at the time.

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#35 hrt_rulz01
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@Ovirew said:

I think I'll always play video games of some kind. Just have to adjust it to my life at the time.

This... it's a big reason why I love the Switch so much (it gives me the flexibility to adjust).

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#36 outworld222
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I’m already pretty much a retro gamer, as my pc isn’t powerful enough to play the “modern” games.

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#37 GNS
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I mean, I don't game that much as I used to when I was a kid (I'll soon turn 29), but, I guess once in a while I'll still turn-on some video game, which I find interesting. Although, I find myself gaming less and less these days (to a point that I can go without for up to a month or so), simply because there are less and less games, which interest me.

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#38 GNS
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@outworld222 said:

I’m already pretty much a retro gamer, as my pc isn’t powerful enough to play the “modern” games.

Define modern games, though? I mean, I can still pretty much play anything (with the right graphics config) with these specs:

Intel Core i5-3330, 3.0 Ghz

RX 480 (upgraded from HD7870), 4 GB

16 GB RAM

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#39  Edited By outworld222
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@gns: well, my point was I only play older games. I only play ds games or 3ds games as well. I guess the trend of finding the best graphics in the pc by developers has perished to a certain degree, no?? That would be good.

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#40 Sweet6teen
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I don't think anyone could stop gaming. You've said you stop gaming at the age of 35, but If I challenge you to a game of let's say Tic Tac Toe, Dominoes, Chess, Hangman or Snakes & Ladders, you "quit gaming"? Sounds like your not interesting in playing video games on PC, mobile or television anymore.

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#41 lozengez
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@outworld222 said:

I’m already pretty much a retro gamer, as my pc isn’t powerful enough to play the “modern” games.

PC? We don't need any stinkin' PC's.

Before I get shot down and sent to system wars:

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" is a widely quoted paraphrase of a line of dialogue from the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That line was in turn derived from dialogue in the 1927 novel, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was the basis for the film.

Because you know, quoting a book from 93 years ago might lead to mis-interpretation.

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#42  Edited By Steward
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Not thinking about quitting anytime soon. Im 29 and it gives me a much-needed boost of energy. Plus, I've been playing more ever since I've been stuck indoors.

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#43 RatchetClank92
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I bet there is a huge surge in video game sales and online players now with all this Corona Virus lockdown. Definitely good for their markets at least.

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#44  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@ghostrecon2020 said:

There are games that are worth playing for any gamer such as GRAW 2, Rainbow Six Vegas, Saints Row, Doom and Alan Awake ;)

We each have our favorites however for a list like that "any gamer"? . . questionable

Personally find the list a lot to be desired.

Think the only thing they all have in common is guns and violence

One of those is a certain gem. D00M. Primarily solid games, with the third game being a fat exception.

With that stated I can see why gaming is boring you based on your taste.

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#45  Edited By GhostRecon2020
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@RSM-HQ:

I enjoyed Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, too.

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#46 RSM-HQ
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@ghostrecon2020 said:

@RSM-HQ:

I enjoyed Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, too.

If you like old mouse point n' click games I highly recommend The Monkey Island games and Grim Fandango

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#47 GhostRecon2020
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@RSM-HQ: I played some monkey island.

It is funny, but its puzzles are weird.

How can you not like Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six? Did you play any of the Battlefields games? COD:WAW?

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#48 RSM-HQ
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@ghostrecon2020 said:

@RSM-HQ:

played some monkey island.

It is funny, but its puzzles are weird.

Comes with the genre I've noticed, as a fan of puzzle games noticed the key is reading between the lines of NPCs within the area of puzzles.

How can you not like Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six?

Not like is strong wording, tend to find a lot of military cooperative/ competitve shooters to have bad level design, balance, P2W systems, and usually a horrendous grind.

Have not played Ghost Recon but have Rainbow Six. Tend to love multiplayer games as well but the level design really threw me off. Much prefer arena shooters with well thought-out map design. Rainbow Six is all about running into small rooms and whoever pulls the trigger first, wins. That to me seems redundant and lacks a lot of variety.

And from what I recall Rainbow was considered a better game so was never interested in Ghost Recon after my experience with Rainbow.

On a side note Counter Strike is extremely well made. Level design and balance are well-done. But destroyed due to its loot system and hackers.

Did you play any of the Battlefields games? COD:WAW?

I have played two Battle Field games and one Call of Duty. Don't think either are inherently bad but also they don't exactly escape my problems with military shooters. Find they come with baggage that its fandom has simply accepted than expect room for improvement. Something arena shooters have done far more successfully.

As mentioned Counter Strike in my view was the best of that particular genre of shooter, but failed under its own popularity.

On that note don't think the games you like are bad, just niche.

The "every gamer" tagline. Is pushing it a little. Though I wouldn't say majority my favorite games are for everyone either ツ

D00M is the exception. I think it's an overall well thought out and well designed franchise, that's at least worth giving a try.

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#49  Edited By GhostRecon2020
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@RSM-HQ: In Counter Strike, everyone are bullet sponges, you could empty a whole magazine on someone, then they would turn around and kill you. Where is the sense of tactical thinking, fairness and realism?

I loved GRAW 1 and 2 on PC. The sense of military sim that it embedded and the sense of heroism are better done than any other military sim out there, I think. I also played ARMA and Flashpoint games, but I found that they are crap and a waste of time. Another game realistic FPS that I played is "Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad". It is nice, but a bit too slow paced for me and has a bad single player. I played it for less than 100 hours. That game, however, does well what it tries to do.

But we can agree that Doom is a solid FPS game!

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#50  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@ghostrecon2020 said:

@RSM-HQ: In Counter Strike, everyone are bullet sponges, you could empty a whole magazine on someone, then they would turn around and kill you. Where is the sense of tactical thinking, fairness and realism?

It has been a few years but fairly sure this is not the case. Sure it varies with aim and weapon.

You probably needed to aim more for headshots, an unprotected head is known to be instant kill from most weapons. A protected is known as the "dink" and they can only take at most three of those, a well aimed shot with a semi-automatic is usually an instakill (that's why people hate the notorious auto HS programs)

I loved GRAW 1 and 2 on PC. The sense of military sim that it embedded and the sense of heroism are better done than any other military sim out there, I think.

Suppose never really factor realism into gaming; as when developers often defend poor balancing that way see it as a cope-out argument.

Heroism, varies on each game. Some of the arguments for who is on the right side, and wrong side is laughable pandering/ shaming to appease a gullible demographic that simply want a power fantasy. Which is anything other than realistic.

If realistic and simulation is what you prefer out of games? no shame in it, you have a preference and know what you want from it.

However it goes hand-in-hand with the 'all gamers' mentality I was bringing up.

A larger sum who play games just want a good time with the mechanics, over evaluating a realistic and grounded simulator.