In this weekly column series, I will talk about my gaming habits and how they have changed over the past twenty-some-odd years. I started my gaming career on the SNES and now I am twenty-eight years old. I mainly play on the PlayStation but dabble with some PC games from time to time. This week, I take a look at a more frequent choice of playing nothing at all rather than trying to decide on a game.
I am a pretty busy guy. Between my real job, hanging out with the wife, and managing my other small business, I don’t have a ton of time to game. My usual routine is to wait until my wife goes to sleep around nine-thirty each night to then tend to my creative endeavors. That only leaves a couple hours (sometimes more if I am not feeling exhausted) to play games
Sometimes, I find myself not having any obligations for the night and just don’t have the urge to play anything. I don’t even want to turn my PlayStation on. It feels weird to me because I have all these great games but no motivation to play them. I would rather slouch in my computer chair and watch Youtube videos or fiddle around in Garage Band or Game Maker.
It also perplexes me because sometimes throughout the day, all I am thinking about is logging in and doing that one quest or beating that one level. Then the time comes when I have the opportunity and decide against it. It’s kind of a ghastly feeling as if I am betraying all my games. Why can’t I just boot up the
I don’t like this feeling. I love playing games. I have loved it for the past twenty-something years. It has been a huge part of my life and continues to be an activity that I really enjoy. But it seems like sometimes I can’t find the will to pick up the controller at all, even if I have a few hours. I am attributing some of it to just growing up I guess and morphing into an adult. It’s not all that bad but it is definitely something that I have started to notice about myself. Maybe the endgame is to put down the controller for good one day. Who knows?