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Old July 20 2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore gaming

What (seriously and/or humorously) currently prevents you the most from getting down for a few hours of hardcore game play?
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Old July 20 2012, 05:24 AM   #2
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

Mostly I get tired of games too quickly. I'm always putting one in, completing a small section of gameplay, then switching out for a different one.

In multiplayer games, I just get bored of all the people on there. There's always one who wants you to play without using this or that weapon, or camping in that spot; the one person who can't stop whining about how much he sucks/some other person is better; the one person who has a master strategy and wants every player to abide by it. It gets tiring. I just want to capture the flag/defuse the bomb/etc.
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Old July 20 2012, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

^May I suggest you try the mute function?
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Old July 20 2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

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^May I suggest you try the mute function?
I don't hear anyone talking who is not in an xbox live party with me. The only way to play.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

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^May I suggest you try the mute function?
Most games I play don't support voice chat, thank God. I play a lot of MMO's and FPS's that require some modicum of teamwork between players though, so I have to keep an eye on the chat window. Combat Arms has some of the most terrible players this side of Steam it makes me wish for the old days of Combat Evolved on the PC.
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Old July 21 2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

Work. Exercise. The fact that I can't find a new game to play. The guilt of wasting my time in front of the TV.
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Old July 21 2012, 12:57 AM   #7
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

Absolutely nothing.
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Old July 21 2012, 02:59 AM   #8
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

For me it's become a lack of motivation to play. I don't know what's happened to me, but I've kind lost the fire for gaming. Usually when I do play, after an hour or so, I've had enough for the day, and sometimes I may go weeks without turning a console on. Maybe I've gotten too old for gaming.

Occasionally I find a game that I really get into and it feels like old times (Batman was the most recent example I can think of) but by and large, it's not the same for me.
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Old July 21 2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

I hear what people are saying (work, life, etc), but it'd be cool if one can answer from the point of view, of anything humorously and/or creatively witty, pertaining to any greatly admired, or even great disliked video game/s you've played and/or regularly play.
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Old July 21 2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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I honestly don't understand what you're looking for here.
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Old July 21 2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

Yeah, I'm running on confused here. Are you looking to steal material for a stand-up comedy act you're performing or something? I gave something of a witty answer, although the quality of that wittiness is debatable.

To give a serious reply, I'd have to go with work. I used to game so much more when I was in school, but I just don't have the free time these days. On the bright side, the lack of free time means that I enjoy playing games more, so I think it's a step in the right direction.
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Old July 21 2012, 08:56 PM   #12
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Old July 21 2012, 10:19 PM   #13
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I guess it's mostly work for me. As it is, I work 8 hours and 35 minutes a day. It's also a very over-time prone job so I usually wind up working something like 50 to 55 hours a week.

Sadly, I don't really have the time to get some real gaming in unless I'm on vacation.
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Old July 22 2012, 08:31 AM   #14
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

Everyday life.

I've been dealing with some pretty heavy issues as of late, so that's the main reason I haven't been playing as much as I used to. That, coupled with the fact that I've been gone for a good part of the summer and am also currently job hunting as well so I really don't have the time. I'll still fire up a console or handheld a few days each month and play for a good 3-4 hours, but I can't do the 3-4 hours a day thing anymore.
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Old July 22 2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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Re: What prevents you from getting down for a few hours of hardcore ga

For me its guilt. After about thirty minutes of playing, this nagging little voice starts telling me that I should be doing something more constructive with my time. Cleaning my room, working on an art project, etc.
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