Hot topic of the weekend: Longest time without a game
Readers reveal the longest period of time they’ve spent without playing video games on a regular basis.
The subject of this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Korey, who asked if you were once a gamer or if you’re a gamer now, and if so, what keeps you away and what I asked him if he had pulled you back.
In the end, there were two common stories: giving up after a short period of time due to changing circumstances or simply not having enough time as you get older…
every other generation
I’ve gone through many times in my life without games. At first he spent years in PS1-era college when he got a decent job. Xbox Enjoyed the 360 and started playing online.
Then I got married and had kids and missed everything for that generation and the next. But now that it’s a little quieter, I’m back on PlayStation 5 and I’m enjoying it a lot.
I don’t know if gaming is my favorite hobby, but I love rugby and hopefully try to be a bit of a musician, but it’s definitely there. The only problem is that it’s very anti-social and time consuming in that you’re sitting at home doing other things that require you to focus.
I feel that the off and on experiences I have had have been mostly positive.
all in moderation
I feel like I need to lay here to look windswept and interesting, but I don’t think there’s ever been a time in my life when I haven’t played a video game. As you can imagine, the intensity comes and goes. Sure, it’s less time than it used to be, but never has he or she gone a week without actually playing.
That said, I don’t tend to play for too long. So most of this is an hour or two on the second or third day? We also do longer sessions on weekends and when new games are released. At that time, he has been known to take a few days off work to play games.
Gaming is important to me, but I don’t want to think it’s overkill. It’s a fun, value for money, way to entertain yourself, and I find myself unstoppable.
take a break
The closest I’ve come to gaming lull was in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era.
I played quite a bit on my DS and didn’t care much for AAA games.
I think I only played two Super Mario Galaxies, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Portal 2, and Resident Evil 5 before my passion for gaming rekindled in 2013.
Ironically, I was working in a game retail business at the time, so I still stay up to date on games remotely.
However, not being addicted to the game for that long had its perks.
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on and off
I’m 50 this year, so I’ve been on and off the game for a long time. I remember him playing on the ZX Spectrum in his 80’s, but he stopped playing the game until about 1988. I think the reason was that I couldn’t afford an Amiga or an Atari.
Then I got back into gaming around 2000 when a neighbor introduced me to Doom on PS1. PS1, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360 were bought over the years, but I decided to sell them and stopped playing. This gap continued for several years until a friend introduced me to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Since then I have been playing the game regularly.
Thank you for your hard work, GC.
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because of covid
It’s an interesting topic for me because despite considering gaming as one of my main hobbies, the amount of time I actually spend playing games has decreased quite dramatically over the last few years. I still work on games on a daily basis, reading GameCentral and discussing them online with other readers, but generally I consider myself lucky if I get to play at least an hour a week.
There are several reasons for this, including the general demands of adult life, such as renovating homes and caring for elderly relatives, but the pandemic has also been a big factor pushing me forward. over there Because I felt compelled to support and support others struggling with loneliness. These habits have continued ever since, and watching TV shows and movies together is easier than spending hours sneaking around in the game room.
Sometimes I get into games (the latest being The Last Of Us Part 2 at the end of 2022), but I can go weeks without playing anything. The PS Vita and Switch are useful for quick bursts of shooters like TxK and Ikaruga, but it can be difficult to commit to long games given the time between sessions (almost the same with Horizon Zero Dawn). The point he reached twice). Now I don’t really have much motivation to see it).
I’m still clinging to hope that things will change and eventually catch up, but maybe I’m kidding!
keep working on it
It’s rare for me to go a full day without a game. But it’s been several days without returning to the console’s “big” games. This is mostly due to my terrible sleep patterns, and long sessions exhaust me completely much faster than in his 20’s or her 30’s a few years ago.
yes.know that’s right how i sound!
game, eh? Son, this is a young man’s game… (Good luck with Paul Whitehouse, the old worker character of Fast Show’s impression).
Personally, I wouldn’t call myself quitting gamers, but I do take some form of a break from time to time. The energy and enthusiasm I have had since I was a child has definitely diminished with regards to playing constantly all the time! But it’s not the game’s fault that I lose interest. Instead, games are temporarily put aside as other distractions and various hobbies come to the fore.
Ironically, I keep in touch with games on Twitch, YouTube content, Metro’s GameCentral, and other websites as appropriate. Basically, I used to play every day, but I can’t do it now, and I don’t want to do it too much, including watching too much TV.
Your enjoyment is limited and you need breaks between programs, movies and games. Because your interests have faltered and you feel the need to recharge this energy. Thinking about where to go next in the game or what to do in terms of quests and missions is basically getting excited and recharging my serotonin levels. I’m like my own hype machine.
I was away from gaming for a while until I bought the new Switch OLED and Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. A decent game, or something different than what I usually play on my Playstation or laptop, helps. help.
That being said, I picked up and played mobile games on my iPhone during my console break, so I didn’t really slack off just by devoting time to my other hobbies. No, but I love games for that.
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