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Know what sucks about being an older gamer?

#1Dragon NexusPosted 3/31/2013 1:37:14 PM
Having the cash to support your hobby.

I'm serious, I never knew how good I had it during the earlier years of my gaming life. I've recently bought a big-ass bookshelf to show off all of my games (instead of simply stacking them up in several 3ft piles) and I realised how few PS2 games I actually had.

And yet...I played them all multiple times. 30 PS2 games all played several times.

I have 102 physical game boxes on the shelves, so that doesn't even include all the XBLA games I have bought. Some of these games I've not even completed. One or two I haven't even started and I think I can count the number of games I've played more than once without needing to take my shoes off.

In theold days, I'd get a game maybe once every 3 months, so I'd play that game until I wore a hole in the middle. I would look at my games and actually think "Hmm, what do I feel like playing now?"
But now? Usually once I've finished a game there's a new one out in a few days, so I buy that and play it once and when it's finished I buy the next game. And that's assuming I have the time to complete a game, my ever growing backlog is a real weight.

I guess this is starting to sound like some celebrity whining about how difficult it is to be rich and popular, oh boo freakity hoo, it must really suck to have everything you ever wanted.
But I'm serious, you don't realise just how much value for money you have when that one game you bought after half a year needs to last you for another half year.
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#2JanayBerryPosted 3/31/2013 1:40:10 PM
My problem is, constantly downloading games, but only a select few keep me interested, and I'm not as hardcore as I used to be.
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#3Erupt50Posted 3/31/2013 1:42:33 PM
Yep, more money than time. I have a ton of games I've yet to finish.
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#4DowndescPosted 3/31/2013 1:45:55 PM
Either stop buying so many games, or start donating some of your backlog.
#5RedFive3Posted 3/31/2013 1:54:42 PM
From: Erupt50 | #003
Yep, more money than time. I have a ton of games I've yet to finish.

This.
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#6Dragon Nexus(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 1:55:05 PM
From: Downdesc | #004
Either stop buying so many games, or start donating some of your backlog.


Sorry but that sounds like socialism.
Or communism...

Which one is it that America is most terrified of these days?
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#7DowndescPosted 3/31/2013 2:00:49 PM
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: Downdesc | #004
Either stop buying so many games, or start donating some of your backlog.


Sorry but that sounds like socialism.
Or communism...

Which one is it that America is most terrified of these days?


xD You are right. But believe me, that's the only solutions.

Because if this continue like this, one day there will be a webpage where people talks just about games to come, when and where they will buy them.



And never about playing them.
#8Oldskool_RulezPosted 3/31/2013 2:03:47 PM
Dragon Nexus posted...
Having the cash to support your hobby.

I'm serious, I never knew how good I had it during the earlier years of my gaming life. I've recently bought a big-ass bookshelf to show off all of my games (instead of simply stacking them up in several 3ft piles) and I realised how few PS2 games I actually had.

And yet...I played them all multiple times. 30 PS2 games all played several times.

I have 102 physical game boxes on the shelves, so that doesn't even include all the XBLA games I have bought. Some of these games I've not even completed. One or two I haven't even started and I think I can count the number of games I've played more than once without needing to take my shoes off.

In theold days, I'd get a game maybe once every 3 months, so I'd play that game until I wore a hole in the middle. I would look at my games and actually think "Hmm, what do I feel like playing now?"
But now? Usually once I've finished a game there's a new one out in a few days, so I buy that and play it once and when it's finished I buy the next game. And that's assuming I have the time to complete a game, my ever growing backlog is a real weight.

I guess this is starting to sound like some celebrity whining about how difficult it is to be rich and popular, oh boo freakity hoo, it must really suck to have everything you ever wanted.
But I'm serious, you don't realise just how much value for money you have when that one game you bought after half a year needs to last you for another half year.


I totally agree. When I started buying games myself, I found myself buying a bunch of them, only to end up actually playing a few of them. Most of the games in My Collection I haven't even finished.

I'd also like to add that when I was younger, I myself only purchased a couple games total. Every other game I received were from my parents or a gift from somebody else I knew. Now that I buy my own games though, I tend to buy a bunch of them, as compared to only getting one game every now and then.

Also, now that I'm older, I find there is less time to play all of my games.
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#9Dragon Nexus(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 2:06:44 PM
From: Downdesc | #007
Because if this continue like this, one day there will be a webpage where people talks just about games to come, when and where they will buy them.

And never about playing them.


Yeah, the insatiable urge for the new without ever appreciating the present. Spending a lifetime waiting for tomorrow and never realising that there's always another tomorrow and when it gets here it turns into today...and today's boring.
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#10SunDevil77Posted 3/31/2013 2:11:28 PM
Agreed. Age in combination with the blessing/curse of cheapassgamer.com have made my collection overwhelming.

Even if I see a game I don't have all that much interest in...the deals posted on CAG make me tell myself "Well...I MAY want to play it later, and at that price, how could you not, Sunny D?!"
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