I spent a grand on my pc because I was sick of not being able to play triple A titles, and now all I do is play San Andreas.
I too am depressed, stranger. Your passion for things you love isn't gone, just hiding.
Wow, that really hit me hard af. I used to have a group that I played with every night but lately it has disintegrated. Really sucks to not have anyone to play with and I'm too afraid of embarrassment to go into public chats.
Can I get an AMEN lonely gamers.
I'm still not sure if I am depressed, all games nowadays suck, or maybe I am just getting older and just lost interest in games.
Maybe it's some combination of the 3, but I miss looking forward to playing games all the time.
Me using a $400 console to watch Netflix.
I use mine to browse pcpartpicker.com
All I have to do is not kill myself until Halo comes out on PC.
That is me, i buy games and never play them. My attention span is so low. The minute a game frustrates me I close it and never play it again. I basically watch YouTube videos and browse Reddit the whole time.
This has hit uncomfortably close to home. I'm over 30. I have more than capable pc and all the consoles from this and last generation. More games than I could count that I never opened. Subscribed to most gaming subscriptions. Yet I'm bored all the time. Can't find anything decent to play. Feeling burned out :( It's like that scene from the movie Yes man: you can't even summon the enthusiasm to masturbate, am I right, Carl?
Haha every day is wasting time until it inevitably gets the better of me and I kill myself, and even material distractions can't keep the thoughts out anymore.
I mean, me too thanks.
This is going to sound blasphemous as someone who loves PC gaming so much. As I've gotten older gotten married found other hobbies and had a kid. I've found that I never play PC games anymore. At most I'll play the newest ps4 greatest hits game. And even that's rare. I just don't have time to sink 1000 hours into rust, or counter strike or a total war game anymore. It's to much of a time commitment when I could be learning something else or spending time with my daughter. I know it's sad, but I've lost my PC gaming mentality. Hell I barely play games anymore. I did beat the latest RE remake game which was amazing. But other than that I spend my time building motorcycles or gardening or building shit that will benifit the family. I guess this post makes sense to me. I'm a lost PC gamer for now. Maybe one day I'll return but not for a long time.
I'm like this. Still maintain a gaming PC just in case but I know I'll probably never run a game that needs the specs I have. I hope it changes one day.
You should try vr if you haven't. It ain't cheap but it's fun. Although I mostly use it for creativity nowadays.
As a former game developer I think games just haven't grown up with me. The target audience seems to always be the same. Watching E3 these days I'm watching kids get super excited, like I used to, but I don't anymore. I usually see the same game I played before but with a slightly different gimmick in a slightly different package.
I crave a substantive experience. I want to walk away thinking about that experience. I want to wonder about what that life would have been like. I had some of those experiences as a kid but I feel like they're few and far between.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance did it for me though. I still think about that game after many months of not having played it.
You forgot porn.
Im open to chit chat OP if you want to talk about things with a random stranger on the internet
Me when I get bored of the 3 games I cycle around even though I have 120 games on my library
For real though. I'm using my 6 core 12 threads AMD cpu for playing blitz chess.
A lot of people might disagree but imo the gaming industry is in a slump of shitty repetitive titles that aren't really pushing many boundaries while actively trying to milk their base of all the money they can.
Hopefully it gets better.
My gpu was almost 1500 and i do the same
For me it's that I've grown interested in new hobbies (I've actually been reading a lot of novels... Something 18 year old me (now 24) would have scoffed at.) I also took up photography, mostly of nature, which has really improved my general mood. Being alone in my room was always nice, playing games, doing whatever. But there's something else about reading a Stephen King novel out on some hiking trail that's just... Better.
Audio is a good investment when you do things like this.. 🎧$$$$ Tho💸
I own a pair of K712s, HD 600s, HD 660 S, AFK Khans, HE4XX, Koss Porta Pro X, Koss Porta Pro Wireless, Final Audio E2000s, & a pair of KZ ZS6s.
Using a THX 789 with a SMSL SU-8 balanced.
Speakers are RB42s with a Yamaha R-S202BL & a Enero subwoofer. (Don't know the exact sub. It's old)
Things I stopped using but still own: Magni 3 & Topping D30.
ALSO I have to many mice and mousepads!
Yeah it be like that.
Yeah for months I would waste most of my free time on youtube or reddit. My whole day would pass by and that's all i did. I got sick of it so i started clearing out my steam backlog and been enjoying my free time more.
i was just talking to my friend about this the other day. i have no idea if it’s games getting progressively shittier or we’ve grown up and our expectations became too high or something.. only games i play nowadays is csgo because of the competitiveness of it, don’t even remember the last time a single player game held my attention long enough for me to beat it.
UPDATE: time seems to be a part of the issue. i tried to play witcher 3 during the school year and hated it. gave it another go recently and since im on summer break i have a ton of time to get immersed in the lore, much better experience 2nd time around.
I'm offended by how true this is.
Why do we loose interest in something we love? I can't figure it out.
Ya, this is how it went when I upgraded my old pc decently. Like 600 bucks worth of upgrades and then for a month or 2 after it was like.... Fuck. Nothing to play.
Then I built my new one for 4k+ or something and same thing. Spend so much time and fun ordering and building. It's finally done and then the games you were playing a week earlier you lose all interest. And nothing exciting is coming out for a few months.
But then after binge watching YouTube vids of stuff that entertains your for a couple weeks you get the itch to game again. And man is it glorious.
Oof, the feels.
...and yet I feel the strong need to upgrade every 4 years.
If regular games get boring, getting some stuff like joysticks, racing wheels and even a VR headset can help spice things up a lot.
Is cause I couldn't afford a PC until I started working, now work drains me so I don't feel like playing as much.
Sounds like you need an outdoor activity?
Is this a personal attack or something?