Following Gaming apathy (or just getting bored with it all). Page 9

  • JamboWayOh 15 Apr 2020 21:05:48 18,736 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5

    Have you tried wanking in the shower Duff? It definitely gives you something to do when bored of games.
  • Frogofdoom 15 Apr 2020 21:10:29 16,215 posts
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    Especially if you do it at wickes
  • Steve-Perry 15 Apr 2020 21:10:43 1,104 posts
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    I think I'd sell the lot if 80% of the time I played gears of fucking bore

    Play other shit man. Something completely different.

    CoD
  • richarddavies 15 Apr 2020 21:14:20 7,579 posts
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    Get really, really, REALLY into Diana Vickers. That will keep you busy. You could also tie that in with jambo's suggestion.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Apr 2020 21:16:24 9,452 posts
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    I play administration / crime admin simulation games almost exclusively nowadays. Can't recall the last FPS I played.

    I think I subconsciously choose games based on how shit their hardware requirements are.

    I have not played Shadow gangs
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Apr 2020 21:16:45 9,452 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    Get really, really, REALLY into Diana Vickers. That will keep you busy. You could also tie that in with jambo's suggestion.
    Shit tits tho
  • SnowmanRR 15 Apr 2020 21:16:48 161 posts
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    @Frogofdoom I find that the staff there are really happy to help...but bit difficult at this time with social distancing
  • challenge_hanukkah 15 Apr 2020 21:17:23 12,611 posts
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    Has anyone played Shadow Gangs?

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 21:17:47 15-04-2020
  • Vortex808 15 Apr 2020 21:25:44 13,751 posts
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    I have just been through a bored of gaming phase over winter duff, just do other stuff for a bit. It has made me wonder about taking part in the next gen at the end of the year, but I do like the new shiny.

    Try some different games, you dug EGttR, have you tried Life is Strange 2? Or 1? Nice relaxing gaming, you can drop at any point and a nice story to hook you in. That and telltale stuff have eased me back from gaming ennui many a time!
    😃
  • Syrette 15 Apr 2020 22:18:28 50,545 posts
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    Relaxing? Was quite tense for me if I recall correctly!
  • Vortex808 15 Apr 2020 22:22:49 13,751 posts
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    Yeah, ok, there was some tough stuff in it storywise, but i meant more that it was easy to pick up do a few sections, then leave it if you wanted to.

    It was more relaxing playing them for me than relentless pvp multiplayer action.
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Apr 2020 22:25:36 25,693 posts
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    All wonderful suggestions boys, I knew you wouldn't let me down 😛😁
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Apr 2020 22:32:25 28,692 posts
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    What about trying something completely different from what you normally play, e.g. a quality JRPG like Persona 5 or something relaxing and rewarding like BoTW?
  • Syrette 15 Apr 2020 22:34:57 50,545 posts
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    Or something you can play with the family on the sofa?
  • JamboWayOh 15 Apr 2020 22:40:28 18,736 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    richarddavies wrote:
    Get really, really, REALLY into Diana Vickers. That will keep you busy. You could also tie that in with jambo's suggestion.
    Shit tits tho
    You seem very affected by Vickers' dog eared tits, PES.
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Apr 2020 22:46:42 9,902 posts
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    I honestly, would just take a break and do something else Duff. Late last year I got a bit bored of games so just went off and watched some Anime. I had completed zero games by the end of March (I am upto 3 now), it was quite nice to get away from it all.
  • Ror 15 Apr 2020 22:51:49 19,968 posts
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    It's a weird year when I've completed more games than Grax.
  • bighairybear65 16 Apr 2020 00:09:54 328 posts
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    Iíve recently given up certain types of gaming, been quite therapeutic. All online gaming has gone out the window,
    Iím now playing adventure/story based games, ie Doom, Hellblade, Tomb Raider, Uncharted etc.
    Really has been quite refreshing, a start, an end and a feeling of achievement. I canít see myself going back to the online stuff tbh, so much else to play..
    Online gaming whilst years ago was good fun, itís too competitive now and doesnít fit in with life and relaxation.. and tbh Iím just too damn old to keep it up!
    Single player is just easier and more enjoyable, and thereís some bloody amazing games out there..

    Try it for a while.. ?
  • HarryB 16 Apr 2020 00:39:17 7,601 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    After just turning off my Xbox, and PS4 earlier due to boredom for the second night on the trot, when I actually have (had) a good few hours of uninterrupted gaming, I wonder if I am getting bored of off gaming.

    I think I play through habit above any other drive. For example Gears of war as many of you know is my total passion, however I would honestly say that 80% of the time I spend with it, I fucking loathe it... Or to say it correctly, I loathe how shit I am at the multiplayer.
    This is true I really suck, but I am absolutely addicted to the high I get on the once or twice per night when I make an unbelievable play.
    All the other times I come off flat and pissed off/angry. I don't need to tell you guys it is only a game of course,but that is too easy.

    Moving on to my tons of other games, I play them but I'm trying to annalise if I actually "have fun" I'm not so sure I do. It is just rote I think.
    Over this week I have played and been frustrated we so many games, even the ones I have had fun with.

    I think I wish I could knock it on the head and do other things in the evenings or weekends...

    Anyway just fancied a moan.
    I often rate my gaming that way now. Am I having fun? If a game makes me frustrated I just drop it mostly now. I am probably going to give up racing games as I have a wheel etc but just tweak settings and have a few races and then get nailed online. I have tendinitis so that amplifies how easily I get pissed off.

    I only enjoy gears if playing it coop with mates or the mrs, otherwise nah, not for me!

    Edited by HarryB at 00:41:05 16-04-2020
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Apr 2020 01:07:40 25,693 posts
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    Cheers for continued advice, again all good and or funny.
    @Harry, I gave up racing games as well, although I do play an hour of Forza H every now and again.

    Also I do play many different genres of games. I know one thing that has done me no favours is playing too many games at once. Which I tend to shy away from, as my "ordered" brain likes 1 or 2 games played until completion.

    Too much choice is not always a great thing. 👍😉
  • DownwardSpiral 16 Apr 2020 01:27:54 604 posts
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    I just start wanking in my neighbours garden when I'm bored of gaming. If I'm really bored I'll cry whilst doing it.
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Apr 2020 05:36:24 25,693 posts
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    And that is what I want to read...nay, demand to read at 05:00am...after 4 hours sleep. Addy, you beautiful bastard. x

    Edit. I have just loaded up Gears...you just can't help some people...

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 05:47:11 16-04-2020
  • rice_sandwich 16 Apr 2020 08:34:52 6,426 posts
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    I've totally given up pc gaming and decided to simplify my other gaming choices by generally playing only first party Nintendo games. I'll make an exception for a couple of other games per year that seem must haves, such as the forthcoming Mr Driller title. But on the whole I want only a few rather than thousands of choices.

    This way I'll have the choice of perhaps half a dozen games per year. I've stopped reading game reviews and general game news too. I'm focusing on other hobbies such as reading and boardgames. It's working well so far.
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Apr 2020 09:54:16 25,693 posts
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    Nice one mate.
  • DrStrangelove 16 Apr 2020 09:56:30 15,091 posts
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    I had gaming fatigue too. Then Borderlands 3 came out.
  • Tricky 16 Apr 2020 10:49:03 4,953 posts
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    I was starting to get the apathy again but then I found a very expensive way round it - Valve Index with Half Life: Alyx. Now I never want another Half Life game to be anything but VR.
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Apr 2020 10:53:48 25,693 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    I had gaming fatigue too. Then Borderlands 3 came out.
    I'm playing that at the moment, well I say playing, trying to understand the maps* and fast travel from Sanctuary III to other planets! I'm only level 15, just found something for Tannis, oh and got Claptrap a new antenna...umbrella!

    *I have never enjoyed BL maps and map navigation.
  • Jono62 16 Apr 2020 10:54:58 24,753 posts
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    Get a Switch and Animal Crossing. It's so chilled.
  • Rum_Monkey 16 Apr 2020 10:56:10 607 posts
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    Basically try other games and stop playing gears for a while.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 16 Apr 2020 11:04:57 2,765 posts
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    How are you set up for retro stuff, Duff? I find going back to some old shit occasionally reminds me why I do this, refreshes things a bit. Play something that brings back the feels.
    Also, were there four duffmans before you?
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