Friday, August 29, 2014

Thirsty Conversations: Have Your Gaming Habits Changed?

When I was younger, I gamed a lot. Now that I am a man, I game, but not as often as I used to. Is it the same with you guys? Do you find yourself gaming less because life has happened? I know that’s been the case with me. I remember when I’d spend 8hrs straight playing, say, an RPG or an action-adventure title. But now it’s more Call of Duty, Battlefield 3 – or any other title that’d give me a quick fix because of the lack of time.

I am the only one going through this? Let’s talk, guys. Do it here: The Official Games Thirst Room Of Grownups.

Now mind you, I still play games that have enthralling stories (Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Dishonored and others come to mind), and also those that challenge you quite a bit, and I have to play a variety of titles because of Games Thirst, for reviews. But honestly, man, honestly, I don’t think I’d have the time for another Final Fantasy game (unless it’s Versus 13), because there’s just too much investment of time demanded. And I, for one, don’t have it.

Anyone else feels my pain?

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Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • Ghost250

    i don’t play as much as used to but it isn’t because i can’t invest the time. its because these companies have turned some of most prolific series into garbage or they haven’t put out a game in series that i actually like. new ips are so far few and in-between these days also.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    True point, Ghost. And I’m beginning to think that’s what’s happened to me. Because if a new Uncharted, a new MGS title comes – or even a FFVII remake, I’d find time to spend quality amounts of hours playing….Yet, I truly believe I don’t have the time I used to man. Simply don’t.

  • ExclusivesMostly

    Yea Ernice, these days I don’t have enough time to game. I only play a few titles now, shorter sessions as well.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @ExclusivesMostly: Bro, I was honestly thinking about you when I wrote this. I remember when you’d left college and moved to a new state to pursue your career. Your commenting on GT dropped, as well as your presence on PSN. I knew it had to do with work. We’ve grown up, man!
    Great to see you, though!

  • ExclusivesMostly

    Yep. Good to see you as well.

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  • TheGrimOfDeath

    I guess I too have stopped gaming a lot too, I haven’t touched my PS3 in a long time and when I’m reeving my copy of Black Ops 2 I don’t think I will be playing that much either.
    I usually just play with my Vita now because of the easiness to play for a while then stop, but I don’t think that this will stop me from playing other games in the future.
    Another reason why I game less is that I don’t ever have enough money to buy games, and when I do receive money to buy games I sometimes don’t use that money because my parents take my money sometimes because they ‘need’ it.
    Never thought it would be like this. :(


    I game at least two to three hours now a day’s, uni and work and a girlfriend gets me pretty busy.
    life changes, but i always try to find time to game there and there, Its like my end of the day drug.

  • narwall14

    i play more co-op games with my brother now does that count?

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Narwall: Haha. I guess so. LOL

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Shadow: A true gamer will always find time to play. I salute you, sir!