Gaming mojo - gone gone gone

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  • BartonFink 12 Jun 2012 02:00:43 34,777 posts
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    Since breaking my thumb back at the end of Feb I have completely lost my gaming mojo. I just cannot bring myself to pick up a controller and it's been about 15 weeks. I will play when mates are around for a bit of Rainbow 6 or CoD but other than that nada. Help!!!
  • mal 12 Jun 2012 02:48:03 21,930 posts
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    Fuck it. Save money on games.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • BartonFink 12 Jun 2012 02:49:37 34,777 posts
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    Oh I am, saving a fortune.
  • SirScratchalot 12 Jun 2012 05:12:33 7,872 posts
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    I still buy all the games but then only play rouge-likes that could have ran on a 1982 mainframe. Seems to me you're doing it right.
    You'll be back once something catches your eye.
  • Ultrasoundwave 12 Jun 2012 07:12:29 3,097 posts
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    You could play Kinect exclusively until your thumb heals.

    You will be on suicide watch for the next 6 months however......

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  • Deleted user 12 June 2012 07:19:42
    Oh thank god, thought it was another negative thread about the state of gaming.
  • jonsaan 12 Jun 2012 07:41:16 25,248 posts
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    This happens at the tail end of generations. The systems lose their wow factor and gamers lose interest.

    FCUTA!

  • Trafford 12 Jun 2012 08:19:13 5,269 posts
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    Yeah, don't worry about it. Enjoy the break.
  • ToonMonkey 12 Jun 2012 08:29:42 300 posts
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    Buy a PC and have fun. Switching to PC from consoles reinvigorated my love for gaming a year or so ago. Massive variety and much cheaper to buy. Just a bit more of an upfront outlay but it's worth it.
  • jabberwoky 12 Jun 2012 11:00:04 441 posts
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    Sometimes if you just fire up a game and start messing with it the mojo comes back.
  • DUFFMAN5 12 Jun 2012 11:05:42 13,798 posts
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    I go through this now and again, strangely if I have to many games, and I do not mean on the go, I just mean too many games in the man drawer!

    Enjoy a break, masturbate more and have fun...then come back to us ;) a shameful, sticky mess of a man.

    "we would love you to join us"

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  • Razz 12 Jun 2012 11:07:08 59,982 posts
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    At home, I have a gaming den, projector, surround sound, all the consoles, retro ones too, scores of games, mini bar, comfortable seats, fuck... there's even a piano and guitar in there. You know what I game on when I go home? My phone. Never used any of it. :/

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  • L_Franko Moderator 12 Jun 2012 11:13:48 9,682 posts
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    This happens to me from time to time. Went about 5 months a couple of years ago without picking up a controller but it all started coming back again. I think it can be healthy to have a break from it all for a bit.
  • coomber 12 Jun 2012 13:14:23 308 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    This happens to me from time to time. Went about 5 months a couple of years ago without picking up a controller but it all started coming back again. I think it can be healthy to have a break from it all for a bit.
    Yeah, I took a six-month hiatus from games a couple of years ago or so and found I really enjoyed my games more after that. Plus, you can get so many games for next to nothing as the price has plummeted. After playing Max Payne 3 I decided I needed to do it again and I already have a list of games I will pick up dirt cheap in the New Year.
  • spindle9988 12 Jun 2012 13:32:36 3,366 posts
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    Play Rayman origins. If if doesnt bring back your mojo then you need a new hobby.
  • BartonFink 12 Jun 2012 23:07:11 34,777 posts
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    ToonMonkey wrote:
    Buy a PC and have fun. Switching to PC from consoles reinvigorated my love for gaming a year or so ago. Massive variety and much cheaper to buy. Just a bit more of an upfront outlay but it's worth it.
    Already have a PC but that's for programming, haven't played a PC game in years mainly because I spend 8-10 hours a day working on one.
  • Deleted user 12 June 2012 23:10:34
    Play the indie stuff, fuck the so called AAA rubbish.
  • Kanjin 12 Jun 2012 23:18:04 960 posts
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    No point doing a hobby you don't enjoy. Take a break for a while and find another thing to do! Maybe you'll come back to gaming, maybe you won't, fretting about it won't help.
  • dade Community Coordinator, Jagex Games Studio 13 Jun 2012 01:42:09 7 posts
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    It's not uncommon for a bit of a lull to occur when playing games. I have the fortunate situation of work and personal projects taking up a lot of time so when I get time to play games I'm all fired up for it, and generally spend as much time as I can spare enthralled in a game.

    Sometimes you don't recover from a "break" and fall into the casual bracket. Maybe when some exciting titles come out you'll get back into it.
  • graysonavich 13 Jun 2012 02:28:44 6,797 posts
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    It's fairly easy to see where this thread is going wrong;

    "generations"

    "controllers"

    "call of duty"

    Put down the conveyor belt mass market shovelware and do some proper gaming.
  • dade Community Coordinator, Jagex Games Studio 13 Jun 2012 02:56:25 7 posts
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    What graysonavich said! Though you need a controller for PS3, but you should play Journey! Also, Lilly Looking Through (point-click adventure) just got fully funded on KickStarter, so expect that coming in the near future too. :)

    Edit: Indie games ftw. :o

    Edited by dade at 02:57:06 13-06-2012
  • Syrette 13 Jun 2012 12:41:28 41,799 posts
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    spacewarrior wrote:
    mal wrote:
    Fuck it. Save money on games.
    this. 90% of games this gen are overrated, graphics over gameplay shite. i especially have fallen completely out with any story driven games as they have almost zero replay value.

    i just watch most games on youtube now.
    How many of your 258 posts have said the exact same thing?

    You realise you can rent games now, right?

  • Rajin 13 Jun 2012 12:45:40 580 posts
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    @spacewarrior

    Wouldn't 90% but yes a large amount is shit. The last game i found to be extremely boring/bland/soulles is Infamous 1. Sure it's fun to run around the city but everything else....

    I have not entirely lost my Mojo yet, but it is becoming less and less through the course of 2 years. The new Starcraft expansion might just rejuvenate it but it remains to be soon. For now i'm stuck on Football manager.
  • L_Franko Moderator 13 Jun 2012 13:14:31 9,682 posts
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    I really enjoyed Infamous 1.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 13 Jun 2012 13:19:39 6,654 posts
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    Thought it was okay. Played through till the end so I must have enjoyed it to some degree.
  • kinky_mong 13 Jun 2012 15:53:22 9,597 posts
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    spacewarrior wrote:
    L_Franko wrote:
    I really enjoyed Infamous 1.
    fair enough but it just didn't do it for me as there are far better sandbox games on the PS2 than infamous 1.

    infamous 2 is brilliant though.
    spacewarrior wrote:

    fair enough but it just didn't do it for me as there are far better sandbox games on the PS2 than infamous 1.

    spacewarrior wrote:

    fair enough but it just didn't do it for me
    spacewarrior wrote:

    fair enough
    :o

    I think he's learning that other opinions are okay!

    I'll never get my Orc looking the same again.

  • Rajin 13 Jun 2012 22:08:17 580 posts
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    @kinky_mong

    And now we've created galactic peace!
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