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Cheesehead302

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I love researching video games on the internets, and I try to find out every little thing I can about them. The problem is, I do this more than I actually play them. I put so much time into finding out stuff about video games, that I really spend next to no time playing them. It's almost like I'm too lazy to start out and it really sucks because they are really fun, but I'm just to caught up in reading articles about Zelda or what ever to play. It's not like I have a shortage of good games; I have tons laying around waiting to be played but I just can't get off the internet enough to enjoy them! It almost makes me feel like I'm betraying something that I love. Lol. Anybody else feel like this or have something like this happen?

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brewsky

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There are a few times where I prefer watching videos of people playing games rather than playing them, oddly.

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Cheesehead302

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Yeah, I mean when I play an awesome game (Ocarina of TIme, for instance) I'll play through it non stop until I've played for a good week or so or until I beat it but then I won't touch for months,

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Turnip

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Yeah, that happens to me with a lot of things, actually. Gaming, learning languages, etc.

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Zizzy

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I find that about most aspects of my life. Actually doing things is harder than thinking about them, but ultimately makes me feel more accomplished. Actually finishing a game like a LoZ game gives you a nice, accomplished feeling that reading about it just can't.

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Cheesehead302 wrote:

I love researching video games on the internets, and I try to find out every little thing I can about them. The problem is, I do this more than I actually play them. I put so much time into finding out stuff about video games, that I really spend next to no time playing them. It's almost like I'm too lazy to start out and it really sucks because they are really fun, but I'm just to caught up in reading articles about Zelda or what ever to play. It's not like I have a shortage of good games; I have tons laying around waiting to be played but I just can't get off the internet enough to enjoy them! It almost makes me feel like I'm betraying something that I love. Lol. Anybody else feel like this or have something like this happen?

that surprisingly happens to a lot of people. ive been playing catch up myself.

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Kaze_Memaryu

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Don't worry, there's quite a handful of people who love game-related knowledge and trivia.
First thing I do after finishing a game is looking it up on TVtropes for some tidbits I didn't notice, then I start digging deeper. It's a lot of fun to find out about such things!
Sadly, I tend to not play a game often enough once I start "investigating". Almost half of my games are unfinished (as in, not 100% or true ending unlocked) due to that.

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Ugh TVtropes is like quicksand. You visit to read about a small thing, and three hours later you have like 18 different pages open at the same time.

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R_Champ

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brewsky wrote:

There are a few times where I prefer watching videos of people playing games rather than playing them, oddly.

The same goes for me. I'm terrible at RTS games and I don't really like playing cut scene-intensive games. In both cases I'd rather watch someone else play or find a let's-play on youtube. I've seen MGS4 and Star Craft 2, but I've never played either of them :)

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Gamecubed

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I really enjoy learning trivia about the things I'm passionate about in general. Whether that's games, films, books, music, interesting people etc.
Sometimes I can spend days just looking things up online. Nothing wrong with learning. I also like reading forum discussions when it comes to interpreting a character or something, I find it insightful.

Don't get me started on TVtropes. I've wasted many weekends on there.

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Intrepid

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Happens to me all the time. I end up reading about, watching videos, collecting. and otherwise discussing games rather than playing them. Then again, I feel like I'm in a gaming slump of sorts, so most times I lack the motivation to even bother playing games I want to play. I wouldn't call it depression, but I feel rather defeated about even going to the trouble of turning on a console or spending the time to play a game. Like seriously, I only beat Pokemon X yesterday after having set the game down for 6 months. I just couldn't bring myself to play it because I wasn't mentally prepared to play it at that time. The best piece of advice I can give is only play them if you really want to, and don't feel guilty about not playing them if you decide that you would rather do something else.

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I always go to the internet from boredom, when I have games to play still.
I'm clueless as to why I do this though, and when I catch myself I turn the internet off and play a game... sometimes.

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Yeah same here. I anticipate on game boards. TV Tropes is hard to stop reading. And I'm always looking for game designers' motives/reasons for doing things the way they do things in games. Totally get what you're talking about. It can be fun, but addictive.

I'd like a whole year without reading up game news or any of that. Try to experience life and gaming without any outside clutter, you know. Idk.

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shinesprite

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@Cheesehead302 I know exactly where your coming from, and I've been there for quite a while. I can't say as though I'm proud of it, but all too often I find myself filling the gaps in my schedule reading the (gaming) news/trivia/history, and not having time to enjoy those 1-2+ hour sessions (which I truly feel are necessary to get into the zone and experience (especially console) games to their fullest) with some regularity. ;)

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Cheesehead302

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Scanning wrote:

Yeah same here. I anticipate on game boards. TV Tropes is hard to stop reading. And I'm always looking for game designers' motives/reasons for doing things the way they do things in games. Totally get what you're talking about. It can be fun, but addictive.

I'd like a whole year without reading up game news or any of that. Try to experience life and gaming without any outside clutter, you know. Idk.

I know what you mean, I'd like at least a good while for something bad to happen and my internet cuts out or something, which would force me to start playing games more, instead of just anticipating the new ones. I think the problem is (Lol this sounds so terrible) I'm too lazy to play games?! It takes a lot of concentration and dedication to play games sometimes, but browsing through the internet takes no power whatsoever, it's just purely being lazy. I will say though, it's not always like this for me, their are times at least every two weeks or so that I get a craving to play a certain game and do nothing but play said games for a week straight.

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Gamecubed

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I totally get the apathetic gaming thing.
I get halfway and then stop and buy something new and it's a vicious cycle. No more new games until I finish what I have sitting around.

I get like that with books too. I have trouble finishing them sometimes. My book backlog is as daunting as my video game backlog.

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sinalefa

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Gamecubed wrote:

I get like that with books too. I have trouble finishing them sometimes. My book backlog is as daunting as my video game backlog.

I actually stopped buying books several years ago, because I know I will never read them. . IDK if with games I will get to that point. I feel it is easier since some games are very short and in others you can play and it won't be like missing the ending of the story, for being say, racing or fighting.

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sinalefa

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I have a lot of 3DS games I haven't touched. I have them mostly for being high rated games that I feel I can enjoy, so someday I will get to them.

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