||[Jun. 2nd, 2009|06:44 pm]
I watched both Nintendo and Sony's E3 press conferences today. They helped me identify the sinking feeling in my gut whenever I play a recent video game: I'm tired of this bullshit. |
Motion based blah-blah-blahs and a slew of more-of-the-same sequels aren't really helping me get excited about gaming. It's a telling sign when I don't experience the normal human emotion called, 'joy,' when I play a game anymore. I have started to view a game as a product that someone else has created for me to waste my time - to mock me. "You didn't make this."
There are few games that are as engaging and stimulating as a great film, but the ones that do engage me are the ones I will always cherish from my past and look forward to in the future. The gaming world in general is not dead to me, I just feel dead to the gaming world. I guess I would rather just spend my time doing other things these days.
Very jealous of you getting to go to E3. I feel pretty much the same way you do. The only time I even turn on a console anymore is to play Uno. I don't want to swing my arms around, and I definitely don't want to swing my whole body around to play a game. I have to admit though, I'll be all over Mario Galaxy 2 whenever that comes out.
Oh, I didn't go. I just watched them on G4.
You know, I just refreshed the page and noticed that. I need sleep.
The xbox 360 live arcade stuff does it for me more than all the big time releases do. I probably play more Castle Crashers, Geometry Wars and N+ (the greatest platformer since Mario) than all my other games combine. Long live indie gameshops!
Mmmmm, Castle Crashers and Geometry Wars.
I'm wholeheartedly with you on those, add in Catan and you've got most of my console time.
It might just be that normal process of "outgrowing stuff."
But truly, there are loads of mediocre games vs. the handfull of stand-outs.
I got into the Half Life games, a couple of the GTAs, Oblivion, Mass Effect, Fallout and that's about it for the 2000s.
I'm of course reserving some child-like glee for the arrival of Ghostbusters in June.
Swearing them off would be unwise as I work in a video game store - and the games you listed are classics. I just want more from myself.
as someone who doesn't play video games, i would say it's a good thing that you're not entertained by them as much anymore. gives you more time to do other things, more productive things.