too much choice and what I've decided to do

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H I have been gamming on my pc for around 10 years now started with quake2 back in the day and played

quake2 -> Half-life /cs -> quake3

quake3 is what I lived for for a long time and there didn't seem to be much else worth playing then. as of today the games I have installed are

quake3 !
quake4
halflife2
cs-s
dod-s
cod
cod2
fear
BF2
oblivion
Guildwars prophecies/factions/nightfall
overload
medieval II
defcon
prey
company of heroes
rtcw:et
farcry
tombraider legend
doom3
civ4


Now I am bored silly and can't seem to play game for more than 30mins without quitting out and starting another game up, rinse repeat.

I long for the days when I didn't have all this choice so I am going to uninstall all my games and just stick to Quake3 for a month to see if I can get my gamming urges back. Anyone else feel the same way about todays gamming?
 
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I know what you mean, I was playing cs:s for about 20 hours a week, then all of a sudden I just couldn't be bothered.

Still not back into games like I was, just bored really easily with them. Good time killers though, so i'll never give them up!
 
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Was Defcon any good? Fancied it, but wasn't sure. Looks like a break from shooting people in the face (or at least trying to).
 
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I think this sort of lethargy is fairly common amongst gamers who focus on any one multiplayer game for an extended period of time. You get very in tune with that game and it becomes hard to focus your attention on other games.

Basically I had a five year period where I only completed around 6-8 games. Then in late 2003 I decided to make a concerted effort to take singeplayer gaming seriously and try and focus on games rather than just trying them for 5mins and giving up. Since then I've completed over 60 games.

I find that it can help if you really push yourself to try and complete each game as this helps to build a sense of acheivement. Of course there is the odd game where you get stuck/bored but Walkthroughs and the like can help here.

Generally speaking I don't have all that many games installed at once (ignoring old/small games, maybe half a dozen). One key thing is don't be afraid to come back and try games you have given up on again. On quite a few games I've left them for a few months and then come back fresh and managed to proceed (NOLF2, Area51... heck I came back to Mafia after having given up on it nearly 3 years before!).
 
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HangTime said:
On quite a few games I've left them for a few months and then come back fresh and managed to proceed (NOLF2, Area51... heck I came back to Mafia after having given up on it nearly 3 years before!).

I agree with all that you've said. That quote above tickled me because it really is true. Isn't that amazing how you can be really stuck on a game but when you leave it a while and then go back to it you manage to get past the bit you were stuck on with only a little effort? It's happened on so many games for me it's silly.
 
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Kojak said:
I agree with all that you've said. That quote above tickled me because it really is true. Isn't that amazing how you can be really stuck on a game but when you leave it a while and then go back to it you manage to get past the bit you were stuck on with only a little effort? It's happened on so many games for me it's silly.

because you see it fresh all over again, like leaving a hard exam question to the end then retrying it :p

you wouldnt believe it but i got hl2 with my old pc, started playing it then stopped fairly early on and lost interest, then i got my new pc, put it in, and i completed it and thought it was the best game ever!

i played neverwinter nights 2 when it first came out but lost interest, or havnt got round to it yet, but when i do get round to it im guessin ill like it all over again!

i seem to do this fairly often, with fear as well, still havnt completed it, distracted by cod2 clan :p 1 game im not bored of. being in a clan is chatting and having fun with mates just as much as playing the game, so i dont lose interest in cod2 :p
 
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Im having the same problem. Old school SOF player yet I can't seem to stick on it. Alough I could play BF2 or PKR for hours.
 
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thepigf@rmer said:
Get yourself a cheap copy of RTCW, uses the Q3 engine and is still played online by quite a few hardcore players. Plus the sp game is still pretty decent :)

Just download ET Wolf. Great online side.
 
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thepigf@rmer said:
Get yourself a cheap copy of RTCW, uses the Q3 engine and is still played online by quite a few hardcore players. Plus the sp game is still pretty decent :)


got that not even installed
 
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HangTime said:
On quite a few games I've left them for a few months and then come back fresh and managed to proceed (NOLF2, Area51... heck I came back to Mafia after having given up on it nearly 3 years before!).

Had exactly the same thing happen to me on Grim Fandango with the tree sucking bit in year 1, left it for 1.5 years and did it first time on the replay :o .
 
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Well with me being absolutely sick of crap all thats REALLY good I've been replaying Deus Ex, I did FF7 last summer so going through this this year, thing is becuase I know the game back to front already I'm alread half way way through after a day :/
 
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I know what you mean. Having your PC broken for 3 months and not being able to play at all is giving me cravings now though.
 
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