Abyssal Pixels: I Haven’t Gamed For Weeks
Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Okay, I guess I have to at least write something about it huh? For the past month or so I have played games for a grand total of around 8 hours if I’m being generous. To put that into perspective, last year that was my average game time for a single day. I’ve highlighted why this is happening in my previous column and you can go check that out if you need some more context. I simply don’t have the time nor willpower to play games like I used to. But is it that clear cut?
As many of you might have noticed, we had a gaming drought during the July period where there were little to no games released throughout the entire month. This is important because I’ve played every single new release this year to completion barring a few outliers such as Deadpool and Grid 2 (both I have but still need to play). This then caused that I don’t have any new games to play even if I wanted to because I already played everything to death. There were simply no games.
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I personally hate this period of the year where new releases are so scarce that you would be hard pressed to get something worthwhile at all. Because of my completionist tendencies, I could not even look forward to playing a game I might have missed during the start of the year. I don’t fully understand why this happens, but it is pissing me off. Why should there be designated times in a year for when everything that was made gets released simultaneously and times where absolutely nothing sees the light of day? I’m sure it has something to do with marketing and “hot” times such as the American summer vacation, but I still think it’s pointless.
Another aspect for why I haven’t played any games for weeks now is because nothing has really grabbed me. I’ve played Deadpool for around 6 of those 8 hours and it didn’t really hook me in like I expected to. It’s a fun game, but it’s not something that would motivate me to make some time and play it. In the past there were games that made me skip a little bit of sleep and do some time management just so that I can play them and nothing is really making me do that now.
I’m sure if GTA V released in this busy period of my life, I would make sacrifices up to ying yan just to get some time with it. I would sleep for maybe 4 hours every day and I would be completely fine with that. I would be a walking corpse at campus, but I wouldn’t mind it because I had a good time the previous night.
So yeah, gaming droughts suck and I haven’t played games for weeks. Welcome to my life ladies and gentlemen. Some of my friends are catching up to games I’ve finished 3 times already and can not do anything else within them. It’s a dry spell and it sucks. Sorry if you expected a nice column talking about some entirely relevant topic, but I cannot write about something I haven’t done in such a long time.