I don't think you're as removed from the mainstream crowd as you make it out to be. A lot of people have been gravitating towards the older games on consoles and the indie game scene on the PC side of things. Frankly, most of the new games coming out do not feel as exciting as a lot of the older titles. There's been so much emphasis on graphics and fancy gimmickry over the last 5-7 years with games that they've lost a lot of their essence. Back in the prime of the PS2 or when I had a gaming PC, dropping cash on a new game was a low-risk trade. Now, not so much. $60 typically gets you a very pretty half-baked cookie and maybe some sprinkles. I've had more fun replaying Legend of Dragoon, Morrowind, Gran Turismo 2, and Final Fantasy X than I have with most of the current generation "hits."