Post by UrbaneVirtuoso on Feb 25, 2015 9:29:57 GMT -5
This sprung after some contemplation, so how do you feel? As someone twenty-four and going, I wary of the stop one could experience in later life. Moreover, it's not impossible to realize one's taste can become more disconnected -- even jaded -- by the mainstream, along the 'edgy' general consensus surrounding this.
In spite of that, however, one reason I'll keep playing is that I'll someday look to a career as a game developer -- or at least casually -- following my sheer content as a soon-to-be computer technician. As well, I grew up with gaming for the longest time. My passion finds itself either way, gradual shortcomings be damned.
But in fairness, I know full well of the burnout from my initial point -- these trends all just feel samey to me. This also reflects in that daily things as of now take precedence -- like college life -- and I find myself playing games less, let alone buying them until bargain price. Recently I've a bad habit of incompleting games.
Nevertheless, I intend to make as much time as possible in regards to retirement; nostalgia is nice in itself, especially when you've made memories fonder with others.
When I was 6 I'd watch my brother play Wolfenstein 3D and kick ass playing it; in other words I was around when the first 3D shooter was afoot. I even remember flipping through the game's manual because starting the game forced you to answer a question that can only be found in it- to prevent piracy. When I was 10 I started playing FPS myself; stuff like Corridor 7 and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold- Wolfenstein clones that were less intimidating and more refined. It more or less started my interest in the genre. There was 007 Agent Under Fire with auto-aim that stretched in a 180 degree field of view- I'd be shooting people off-screen at times. There was 007 Nightfire where I learned how hard it was to aim with a controller and how primitive AI an be. The XBOX 360 eventually found its way into my home, and stuff like L4D, Halo 3, and CoD MW2 introduced themselves. Frankly if The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion wasn't in first-person I'd never pick it up because I'm an uncultured swine. By the time I had a Steam library with dozens of titles on it I occasionally get this vision of me playing FPS well into my senior years. Probably not the case, but an entertaining thought regardless.
Honestly? I don't know how long it'll be before I stop playing FPSes in general, or what will happen to the genre in several decades. My guess it that I'll most likely stop when TF2's servers get unplugged because there's no TF3 and Valve's a full-blown games distributor over a games developer. All I'm saying is that they don't make FPSes like TF2 anymore. Games that take ~12 years of development for a game that just fukkin' last for hundreds or sometimes thousands of hours. AAA titles these days hardly have any staying power. It's something I really don't like about most AAA FPS. Of course, in the future that probably sorts itself out.
When I stop gaming? I don't know; what would cause me to stop? Health issues? Maybe I'll go blind, get arthritis, or have a really bad case of dead. Cuz I'M OG AS HELL.
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2015 18:32:28 GMT -5 by Deleted
I have a feeling that nostalgia may be a symptom of the carefree timelessness we experience as younger versions of ourselves. Either way, I'll still be gaming! Ain't nothing stopping me, even if I do it less as most people will. Or, hopefully, human society continues its generally upward trend of more and better capital making labour more efficient, thus increasing the purchasing power of a currency, and thus increasing the amount of leisure time we have. Then I won't have to spend less time enjoying the bounty of entertainment.
A Weltanschauung of Joie de vivre. "Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough." - Frédéric Bastiat Always looking for le mot juste.
Post by ChloeB42 (Alexcalibur42) on Mar 1, 2015 20:37:25 GMT -5
I have no clue whatsoever as to what I'll do in the future. I remember being huge into things when I was younger and I vaguely even remember some of the stuff...I think it'll eventually get to the point where I stop even remotely trying to keep up on video games and be one of those "Kids these days" people I mean my father is in his 50's and plays Unreal Tournament, but that's about the extent of his gaming nowadays, he has no idea what new games are coming out, doesn't know what Steam is, no clue what consoles are coming out or have come out.
I was there when pong was invented. Space invaders. Scramble. Defender. Kong. Pacman. I'm 45 now. Still play pretty much every day. Have wife, kid, home, job. The only change I've noticed is I like competitive mp less and cooperative more. I also sink countless hours into skyrim type action RPGs. The trick is to play when everyone's asleep.
I see no reason to stop. Even when arthritis takes over there'll be a way.