Gaming mojo - gone gone gone

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  • BartonFink 12 Jun 2012 02:00:43 34,917 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 22,528 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 34,917 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 3,300 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......

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • 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 25,352 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 5,791 posts
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    Yeah, don't worry about it. Enjoy the break.
  • ToonMonkey 12 Jun 2012 08:29:42 312 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 11:00:04 521 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 14,667 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 61,200 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 9,694 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 13:14:23 329 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 3,590 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 34,917 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 1,113 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 7,345 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 43,450 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 12:45:40 621 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 9,694 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 10,276 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!

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Rajin 13 Jun 2012 22:08:17 621 posts
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    @kinky_mong

    And now we've created galactic peace!
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