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"Do you ever hate gaming?"

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Tue 09/03/04 at 20:20
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I'm not sure what to do. I've got nobody to jump up onto. I've decided to sit back down and try again.

Gaming is dying for me, it's trully fizzling out. It's not that I don't enjoy it anymore, and it's not even that I don't have time for it. I think the answer lies in the fact I don't abuse gaming and use it as my form of escapism anymore. Now I've turned to writing, filming and my mind for that. What then becomes of the games? The world which in all honestly brought me up through the rough as I tried to ignore the pain that I had everything else reminding me of.

I'm trying. Immediately after I finish writing this I shall go and pick up Prince of Persia and enjoy. Try to enjoy. It's a superb game, but I find myself distracted by pretty things flying past my window. Even if they aren't actually there.

I'll blame this bout and topic on depression and insomnia. I haven't slept since Saturday and I'm becoming very weird. I'm living on Mountain Dew!

Anyways - my question! Do you ever just hate gaming?
Mon 15/03/04 at 19:42
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Yup, I've become estranged from gaming over the past 2 years. In that time I've bought only 3 new games. It's not that I don't enjoy a new game, but gaming no longer has the pull that gives me the impetus to go and get a new game. I no longer feel I'm missing out when a 'new classic' goes flying by.

I recently got Hitman 2 and am enjoying it immensely but it's not the all-consuming enjoyment that I got when I first got Super Mario World. Games appeal doesn't last very long for me now, I just get bored of it.
I hadn't touched my GC for 6 months until I got Hitman 2. Instead I was (infrequently) playing Syndicate, Streetfighter or Super Mario World on my SNES.

I think Dan hit the nail on the head, we're simply moving on from gaming.

Shame really...
Mon 15/03/04 at 11:37
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make it four, and add Holly Valance into the equation...
Mon 15/03/04 at 11:18
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tributé wrote:
> You can't beat 8 hour sessions of new games...

Three hours in bed with Rachel Stevens?
Sun 14/03/04 at 21:06
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You can't beat 8 hour sessions of new games...
Sun 14/03/04 at 21:04
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I wouldn't say I've ever hated gaming, but I certainly don't play games as much as I used to, as I felt I was wasting a heck of a lot of time sitting in front of my TV just playing games. However I have been playing KOTOR for an unhealthy amount of time today.

;)
Sun 14/03/04 at 20:30
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do you cool
Sun 14/03/04 at 20:17
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The slide one was laughably easy.

Some of the later ones were quite hard, which is why i enjoyed them - i knew I could do it, but it just wasn't letting me.

Like a Donky with a Carrot dangling on a string in front of it, the goal was always just one step away from me.

Same thing for Tony Hawks.

I like attainably hard things.
Sun 14/03/04 at 20:11
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The offworld challenges were indeed great fun. The slide near the beginning was one of my favourites although they did get increasingly nails further down the line.
Sun 14/03/04 at 20:10
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I'm hoping you get a free Raccoon suit with built-in movement capture and buttons for different attacks. Now that would rock.
Sun 14/03/04 at 20:05
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If they made a whole game full of those little off-world challenges, i'd pay much money

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