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I'm 26. I've gamed all my life aside from other things. Starting to think that I've reached the maturity level that games can not be that fun anymore. When I was immature (we all dont admit that we once were), you could feel like something is special even about the wind blowing in your face. Just those little things fade away after some time, and you feel later as if you understand more about your environment as you grow up. Both emotionally, and wisefully.
Now, I know some people will say "well, hey, I'm 36 and I'm a gamer.". But where are the people that stopped playing? Are we really gaming because we have nothing else to do, or because it is fun?
A game only lasts 1 hour to 3 days for me nowadays, and I'm starting to think that I am either finished with games (but the interest in reading news about them is still there for some reason) or I just need to refuel my gaming energy. Also, I have thought since the JRPG era on consoles and later WoW, that no interesting games have come up. I bought Call of Duty: Ghosts, I've not finished playing it and will probably play more since I spent money on it, but I can't get that hype coming back for more. Honestly, I bought it since I wanted to try out a popular FPS game since JRPG ended for me, and I went to MMO... which means that maybe I'll like FPS now? I know, weird analysis by me, but it was worth the try.
I'm feeling like I need to set my priorities straight. So that I, and my family, can be happier (unconditional love ya know) about me than now. I want to find a loving woman that cares and knows me for who I am, settle down with her and bring up a family. But yeah, I have no life except my family and a few friends. So I need to travel thousands kilometers by air to my parents homeland and get to know someone from their contacts. I'm pretty much homestuck all the time, and thinking about moving over to my parents homeland and live there, where I have dozens of family and contacts. (And FYI, yes, I have had a wife before but no kids, from my parents home country. But it just didnt work out between us, she lost passion.).
Are we old gamers really nolifers, immature or attention seekers? Or do we game for fun? Since I haven't had fun gaming for a long time now.
Just my 2 cents. Letter from a worried gamer.