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Zach, Am I Getting Bored Of Video GamesÖOr Am I Just Casual?

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Hello, Zack! Iím a 23 year old male from New York. I have an active social life, and have no problem meeting girls. But there is one noticeable "annoyance" in my life - video games bore me. Yes, you heard that right! Games are boring me, but why? Well let me explain, I own a Wii and 360 and canít seem to finish any games! This is strange Ďcause I love reading about video games, and I listen to numerous video game podcast, shit, I even have a video game blog! I guess the question of me getting bored of games is a complicated one. Maybe Iím growing up? Nah, there are plenty of people older than me who actively enjoy games. Maybe Iím interested in other things, or my life is not going well? Hmmm, I am an active reader, play guitar, good looking, pretty good with the ladies, and snazzy dresser (I got these fabulous boots from Topshop the other day). Damn, then maybe the problem is with this generation of games? Hmmm, I have the same problem with retro games. Look, Zach, Iíve always loved games and I respect it as an art form, but they seem to bore me now. I donít like this feeling. Every time I spend fifteen minutes with a game, my mind wanders to other things. Itís a chore to finish a level! Zach, this never happen before, I donít want to lose the medium thatís been with me since I was a child. Zach, no, I donít want to play Bulletstorm! Zach, I canít even play my favorite games anymore! What is that? Try ipod games? Zack, I have an ipod touch and I barely use it. Yes, you heard me - I use my ipod touch exclusively for music. I have zero apps for it. Zach, this is all going down the shitterÖNo, I donít want to be involved in the gaming industry. Jeez, maybe my interests in video games are gone, but can you explain my love for adsorbing every piece of information related to video gamesÖÖ What the hell did you say? Take that back!... I think youíre right. I may be a casual gamer! OHÖMYÖGOD



Yes, Iím a "hardcore-casual" gamer. I still love games, but I simply play- the few- that interests me. For example, I canít wait to play Catherine and The Last Guardian, but those are most likely the only games I will play this year, such a shame, video games Ė I love you, but you simply canít keep my interest anymore. Well, most games canít. To come to think about it, most games Iím exciting to play end up boring me.*Looks at Half-Life 2* Oh gosh, I think Iíll go play outside... Look, Zach, and everyone at Dtoid, I'm not knocking video games, and I hope this is just a phase, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this. Please, share your horror stories on this phenomenon. Let me know I'm not the only man who feels this way.
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About VenusInFursone of us since 4:39 PM on 02.11.2011

Wow, I have a twitter now. Hmmm, would you like to follow me? Here, take this link. If you follow me; I will make all your dreams come true: Twitter

Here's my Tumblr; it's where I write all my miscellaneous stuff: Tumblr

Do you like films? Do you like my writing? If so, then have a look at my movie blog: Flixist

I'm a student. I'm currently working on my second degree. My past jobs were working at a gym and Urban Outfitters. I love to play guitar, read, listen to music, and watch films. I'm funny and enjoy the arts. I sometimes can ramble on about literature and films. I'm born and breed in New York. I'm easy going and I love fashion. My favorite system is the DS. I constantly shop at Urban Outfitters and Topshop. I really don't know what else to say. Oh yeah, I'm a cool guy!

Movies:
I Stand Alone, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Antichrist, Enter The Void, Dogtooth

Music:
Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lhasa De Sela, MC5, Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Manu Chao, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails

Books:
The Trial, Notes From Underground, Paris Spleen, Crime And Punishment, Junky, Hunger, Nausea, The Stranger

Games:
Super Mario Bros., Lost in Shadow, Braid

Favorite Articles I've written:

Demon's Souls: An Allegory for Life

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Diary of a Breton: Journey to Solitude

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Explain Yourself!

Venus, Put on some Fur and let's Talk

Front Page Articles

The Emasculation of a Father

A Small Thank You

I started a blog at this very site to let some of my feelings out. In some way Destructoid was therapy for me. I write about everything from my mother, past relationships, financial situations, friends, hipsters, school, etc. This is done not for sympathy, but as a way to expresses myself. My financial situation is a mess and I have no idea how Iím going to make a living, but writing and reading some of the response from great users have bought a wealth of positiveness to my life; It really doesnít have to be anything big, but a simple comment of appreciation is enough to fill my heart with joy. Itís strange writing this, but joining this community has been the best thing I've ever done, well, second best thing; getting laid is pretty cool. What Iím trying to say here is thank you. Thank you for this awesome community. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for being awesome.

A big thanks goes to falsenipple for the header!

Venus In Furs - Don't know what it is? Well, my freind, click on the link and listen to the song.

The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Original)

DeVotchKa - Venus In Furs (Cover)