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My gaming spirit is gone

By treetops ยท 40 replies
Feb 13, 2012
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  1. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Did Strike Force 2004 ever come out for UT2k4? I loved the first one for Unreal 99. I thought it got canceled.
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Boy i know this feeling. I have a stack of PC games in my corner that was once my primary form of entertainment, but now they're just dead weight. My only gaming at the moment seems to be old classics from the Mega Drive and SNES on the emulators; they're a lot of fun, bringing back some good memories.

    My PS3's getting a layer of dust due to not really having any time for games...although i am setting myself a few days aside next week for the MGS HD collection I've been eager to play.
  3. wrt54gs7

    wrt54gs7 TS Enthusiast

    I highly recommend you try out X3: Terran Conflict or X3: Albion Prelude by Egosoft. X3 series are space sim games, this game has a very steep learning curve, you have to spend a lot of time understanding the game, this would be a good challenge for you. You start with a very small ship, then you build your military, economic and even diplomatic empire. The very difficult part is at the start of the game, I recommend you read the guides on their forum. I've already spend more than 500+ hours playing and enjoying this game. I hope you will too.
  4. EthanGreg

    EthanGreg Banned

    I like your games collection, and I am also a big fan of games. I have been playing games for the last 14 years. I am still playing games, and haven't bored yet, but the problem is the time, with the passage of time, the time to play decreases, because the responsibilities are being increased. My be the same situation is with you.
  5. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +48

    Personally speaking, I see nothing wrong with someone losing their PC gaming spirit. If it means anything to you, I haven't gamed since Call of Duty 4 "Modern Warfare", that was my last good honest run with gaming. Since then I don't do it anymore, and I'm 100% okay with it! I've learned new things to do over the years, grab a book, watch a little TV, take a nice walk, hang out with friends and family, call someone on the phone, find religion, just find something that might fill the void that gaming once took.

    I now tend to play little simple single player games, no on-line, no multiplayer action. I play things like Bejeweled 2 Deluxe or Bejeweled 3 or Angry Birds or Mahjong tiles. The simple games are played only ever so often, kind of a it's late at night thing and I've got like 30 minutes to blow.

    I'm actually excited here, one door may be closing and maybe another door opens!

    have fun with this and good luck.... :)
  6. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TS Booster Posts: 115   +17

    Try finding some older games. Mechwarrior 3 or 4 were very good at getting you immersed in the game. Or if you prefer turn-based, you can try Heroes of Might and Magic 5 (its basically HMM3 with newer graphics). A very little known but fast paced 3rd person RPG is called Sacred (1 or 2 are both good and u don't need to play 1 to get 2). I like it because u can play both good or evil characters.

    I have been on StarCraft 2 until Diablo3 comes out.
  7. DevilDevansh

    DevilDevansh TS Member Posts: 48

    Nice said man ,that exactly what I have been thinking to say.
  8. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I thought it was just me. I think I'm going to retire from gaming and become an adult finally......after Half Life 3. Hope that comes out before I actually hit retirement age.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    I'll wait a while now - I just ordered my pair of GTX 680s so I'd better find my spirit again... at least for a little while. Have too many games I've purchased that I either haven't finished or haven't started so I need to do something about that.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +422

    Ha. You and me both.
  11. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 855   +64

    This feels like an AA meeting :)

    Anyway, I am playing less games than I used to. In fact most recently the only game I have played is Skyrim and I have only killed 1 dragon. I play an hour or 2 a week at the most.

    Previously I have played Fifa to death on the xbox (vs games online only) and shot people or played mmos like Warcraft - I lost 3 years to Wow, maybe the same to Dark Age of Camelot in 2001ish and played UO as well in 1999-2001.

    In some ways I wonder if the saturation of games in my steam account might be to blame - I buy alot of games in the sales but its become more about collecting and building a collection than playing the games themselves. When I have done a long day at work I don't want to sit at my computer and if I do I find myself browsing stuff instead of playing. Maybe I have a couple of goes on something but if I lose I don't think great, lets have another go - I usually get annoyed that a quicksave hasnt automatically kicked in and i have to replay stuff ive already done (happened in skyrim the other night when i did a quest in the open world and it didn't autosave) and I quit out.

    I have 160 games in my steam account, I have 6 in my recently played list and I have bought Portal 2 and not even started it up.

    I have a feeling the slippery slope started when halflife 2 came out - I still havent completed it.
  12. aspleme

    aspleme TS Enthusiast Posts: 56

    I'm feeling a bit similar, finding I am more often in the mood to watch tv shows or read than I am to game. However, from playing the demo of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, I suspect it could hold my attention. I'll probably buy it when it's cheaper. Have you tried the demo of it?
  13. avioza

    avioza TS Booster Posts: 102   +45

    Oh well...

    I have gotten into the habbit of not buying any new games. I wait until they drop under 10 bucks and buy them, then if I don't play them I dont care, and I will know if they are worth my time based on reviews. I recently bought Shogun 2 Total War for $7.50 and play it occasionally. I am also looking forward to Mechwarrior Online, though I remain suspicious of the free to play model.

    Some friends and I do some retro LAN parties as well, we play AOE II, Mechwarrior 4 etc.

    In the end it's just entertainment, it should take a secondary role in your life anyway...
  14. orkun1675

    orkun1675 TS Rookie

    wont fill the place of battlefield but try runescape
  15. Drumma

    Drumma TS Member Posts: 31

    I am on the old school bus as far as gaming goes. PacMan,Asteroids and the original Space Invaders,they were the cutting edge of games from the 1970's onwards. Atari ruled the waves with their console games you could plug in and play on your own TV. Now with the Wii system,it's basically the same,hand held controllers which you wave at the screen or accidentally hit the person you are playing with ! Pc games etc all have seriously cool graphics/features and infinite hours of game play,from first person shooters to alien invasion,time management to hidden object,the genre is as wide as it is vast,limited only by the designers' imagination and the available technology. Isn't that why George Lucas made the Star wars films in reverse order,the lack of technology?
    Back on topic,the one game that held my attention day after day for hours on end was made by Amiga, a simple platform shooter called SWIV. It was on 2 floppy discs ( well before usb sticks!) and I would happily pay for a playable version of his game for my pc now,if only to recapture the pure joy of being a helicopter pilot blowing stuff up.
  16. PaulH

    PaulH TS Rookie

    I'd recommend Tribes: Ascend and SMNC if you haven't yet. They are both f2p. Tribes has a 85 metacritic rating already.

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