From: OmegaBlades | #013 That's hard to do if you're like me, who walks into a store and get about 6 different titles...and come back the next day and get a few more. Like just last week I got 3 games for the Wii, 4 for the DS, 4 for the 3DS, 5 for my PS2, 1 for my PS3, and about 8 or 9 Xbox 360 titles....plus a PS1 and Dreamcast title I'm waiting for in the mail....and that's a typical week. Have every intention on playing and beating them all, but never have the time, lol.
you just need to stop buying games then. just pick out one or 2 that you want and get them, beat them, and then get the rest. i've picked up 6 or 7 games in the last month and chose to skip some other games. believe me, they'll be there when you want them.
pakathecat posted... almasbaby posted... It's compulsive behavior. It's deep rooted and tough to overcome. Evolutionary psychologists say we inherited it from our ancestors.
This is what I believe as well, I realize it is a compulsive hoarding instinct when I'm doing it. But... given how stressful my work is, that I live frugally otherwise, I ask myself, why not? If it gives me some happiness and doesn't harm anybody else, isn't it a good thing? I know that part of Buddhist philosophy too, and see a good amount of wisdom in Buddhism, but at the same time, if I did not have desires to strive for, I think I would feel, I dunno-- empty, maybe? Perhaps it gives me some purpose (other than my job) in an otherwise purposeless life?
If you get happiness from something, of course it's a good thing. But I really wrestle with my hoarding instincts. I buy stuff I never use just because I'm overwhelmed with a feeling that I've just got to have it. I think I'd be happier if I had more self control. Self mastery is something I believe is a worthwhile pursuit that leads to greater happiness. But I agree that until I have that self mastery (if I ever do) I shouldn't stress over it. That never helps.
yup im the same way have 50 or so disc games with about 80% of those either being unopened or less than 1 hr played...only games i completed this gen haxe been dead space, re5, dantes inferno and 3d dot game heroes..almost forgot i also finished frontlines campaign aswell