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IbrahimSom
May 30, 2020


The greater the number of options in consumer choice, the greater the opportunity cost to any selection we make.

this is why I can't find pleasure in my huge steam pile

either that or I have outgrown video-games and I refuse to let go

in conclusion: will u buy a playstation 5 or the new xbox

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gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005



Hell Gem

on the one hand youre best off getting a ps5 at launch if you want to one day download all the games for free

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009

The average is 5.5? I thought it was 4. This is very unsettling.


videogames are for children op

The Cockler
Mar 31, 2018
Probation
Can't post for 29 days!


The Protagonist posted:

videogames are for children op

stupid children, at that

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Absolutely, OP. Navigating the current landscape of video games has become far too complicated and time consuming for the average layman. As a Certified Video Game Advisor, I will curate your Steam library, suggest new purchases, and keep you informed on what you should be playing and how often, leaving you more time to focus on the things in your life that matter most.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Most modern videogames are basically gambling sims with varying subject matter and it loving sucks.

get me HQ!
Jul 28, 2010

Aziz... spark that shit nigga


ps5. new xbox doesn't even have a name yet does it?

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


get me HQ! posted:

ps5. new xbox doesn't even have a name yet does it?

It does, and it's stupid as hell: "Xbox Series X"

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

interpasschivity and scho on and scho on

WILDTURKEY101
Mar 7, 2005

Incredible

I keep buying new games but all I play is Medieval 2 and Morrowind

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017


Muldoon

Every second I have a on a computer game I think what a loving waste of time.

Like literally catching a rare disease would be a more constructive use of my time because it would keep doctors and nurses working.

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004

Please bitches. If nothing else I am a gentleman

Jeffrey Dahmer posted:

Every second I have a on a computer game I think what a loving waste of time.

Like literally catching a rare disease would be a more constructive use of my time because it would keep doctors and nurses working.

don't kid yourself, your time is worthless, you aren't contributing anything

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Games are poo poo and boring now, but thatís probably just because I got old

EVERY TIME GOING
Mar 17, 2006



IbrahimSom posted:


this is why I can't find pleasure in my huge steam pile


it's ok, i bet i can find pleasure in your huge steam pile

Shadow0
Jun 16, 2008


Grimey Drawer

Jeffrey Dahmer posted:

Every second I have a on a computer game I think what a loving waste of time.

Like literally catching a rare disease would be a more constructive use of my time because it would keep doctors and nurses working.

This, but also all of movies, music, sports, and art. Why ever stop working?

No one works in the game industry unlike hospitals. Games just pop out of the ground fully-formed, well, minus DLC.

Shadow0 fucked around with this message at 05:38 on Jun 1, 2020

beer gas canister
Oct 30, 2007

W E L C O M E T O M Y C U S T O M T I T L E ! ! !


Plaster Town Cop

if you're tired of all the games, the best answer is stop loving playing games for a while and do something else. when you come back later they'll be fun again and you'll definitely be a better person for doing something else

Chomp8645
Sep 1, 2006

Vvardenfell awaits.



realbez posted:

Games are poo poo and boring now, but that’s probably just because I got old

They're worse now because instead of the creation process being a developer thinking "how make good game?" it's a publisher thinking "how monetize game?"

symphonius
Apr 25, 2006


It's not just you, I definitely do recognize it. Overabundance of choice has something to do with it but I have friends who still manage to enjoy themselves with the endless choice of games on steam. Even when I do manage to pick out a game and start it up, I usually just get tired of it within the first hour. Very rarely a game manages to capture my attention until the end (the last one was Disco Elysium) but it has to either offer something completely new or appeal to my nostalgia. I think I've just outgrown them but the fact that I've enjoyed it so much in the past makes it hard to let go.

Jeza
Feb 13, 2011

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.


IbrahimSom posted:

The greater the number of options in consumer choice, the greater the opportunity cost to any selection we make.

this is why I can't find pleasure in my huge steam pile

either that or I have outgrown video-games and I refuse to let go

in conclusion: will u buy a playstation 5 or the new xbox

I've got a huge steaming pile for you right here op

Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

I haven't bought a single playstation or xbox before and I ain't gonna start now op.

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008


I buy games that I play years later. My steam library is full of games that I will play decades from now.

Amarcarts
Feb 21, 2007

This looks a lot like suffering.


I wish they'd stop making a dozen lovely Warhammer 40k games a year and just focus on one good one. I'd love to see a big-budget modern sequel to Space Marine

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



i like my race car games

and counter-strike

i actually still do sports in person and im PISSED OFF i cant do them this year

numberoneposter fucked around with this message at 10:08 on Jun 1, 2020

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



video games are a weird in between media, some of them are very good, others are just fodder for brain cells

same with movies

if any idiot compares actually doing something, like a walk or a hike or a bike ride, to a video game or a movie they have lost the plot

its totally possible to watch lots of movies and play video games and still get out there too lol, this isnt a mutually exclusive deal here

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008


Amarcarts posted:

I wish they'd stop making a dozen lovely Warhammer 40k games a year and just focus on one good one. I'd love to see a big-budget modern sequel to Space Marine

I'd a love Dawn of War that isn't DoW 3

NoNotTheMindProbe
Aug 9, 2010
pony porn was here


I got burnt out on video games two weeks into the covid lockdown.

halokiller
Dec 28, 2008

Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves


Lipstick Apathy

Amarcarts posted:

I wish they'd stop making a dozen lovely Warhammer 40k games a year and just focus on one good one. I'd love to see a big-budget modern sequel to Space Marine

Gothic Armada 2 is good tho

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Chomp8645 posted:

They're worse now because instead of the creation process being a developer thinking "how make good game?" it's a publisher thinking "how monetize game?"

there's an entire world of great indie games out there

most indie developers don't think about that financial poo poo so much that it bites them in the rear end when they've finished the game and are like "oh poo poo we have to do marketing too?"

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

IbrahimSom posted:

The greater the number of options in consumer choice, the greater the opportunity cost to any selection we make.

this is why I can't find pleasure in my huge steam pile

either that or I have outgrown video-games and I refuse to let go

in conclusion: will u buy a playstation 5 or the new xbox

Thatís not how opportunity cost works.

Letís say you have an option to be paid 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 dollars for an hour of labor (thanks Obama) if you choose to make 5 dollars your opportunity cost us 4$. This is part of why negotiating theory tells you to identify your BATNA - itís your best alternative. What you give up is the second best choice, not the cumulative value of every other choice. Unless youíre an immortal time traveler or something weird.

A Fancy Hat
Nov 18, 2016

Always remember that the President is dumber than the dumbest person you've ever met by a wide margin


I bought The Witcher 3 early on in to lockdown with the thought of "It's so much stuff! I'll never get bored of it!"

I got a few days enjoyment out of it for sure, but eventually felt overwhelmed with everything to do and gave up ever beating the thing. I never once touched the card game thing, I was just doing the main story and any side quests that seemed fun and naturally came up during my questing. By the end of my playthrough I found myself skipping through like half the dialogue and just going through the motions.

I've been replaying Super Metroid since then and enjoying it way more. I think maybe more modern story-heavy games just aren't a huge draw for me. Breath of the Wild had a shitload of stuff to do, and I gladly did everything in that game outside of collecting all the Korok seeds.

zedprime
Jun 9, 2007

yospos


I avoid all these video game non-problems by just playing weird sims these days.

Phlegmish
Jul 2, 2011



IbrahimSom posted:

The greater the number of options in consumer choice, the greater the opportunity cost to any selection we make.

this is why I can't find pleasure in my huge steam pile

either that or I have outgrown video-games and I refuse to let go

in conclusion: will u buy a playstation 5 or the new xbox

I can't find pleasure in the huge steaming pile that is this thread either, OP

I'm just kidding, I agree with your analysis. Existence in this hyperreal society is still as agonizing as it ever was, just in a different way to our ancestors.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



Find a game that's been running forever with no signs of shutting down and stick with it as you grow older and then you no longer have to worry about other games.

Friend of mine been going through that phase where he feels too old to try anything new so he actually started an account to play WoW vanilla for the first time just for the safety of knowing it's not gonna change. It's so weird seeing someone live-commenting on his fresh brand new experiences going through that game.

Arrhythmia
Jul 22, 2011

Keep on jammin'


A Fancy Hat posted:

I never once touched the card game thing,

bro

Phlegmish
Jul 2, 2011



Elentor posted:

Friend of mine been going through that phase where he feels too old to try anything new

Fear of novelty is the mind-killer and a fast-track way to becoming a boomer, and also disgusted with yourself. I have that tendency, too, but I force myself to try out new things.

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007

HONKING IS VIOLENCE


They should stop making videogames for a decade so everyone can catch up on all the games they already made.

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007

HONKING IS VIOLENCE


Otherwise they'll end up in a situation like "books" where there are just too many to possibly sort through and nobody bothers anymore

Phlegmish
Jul 2, 2011



I am close to agreeing unironically but then I remind myself that that's the little-death

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



Phlegmish posted:

Fear of novelty is the mind-killer and a fast-track way to becoming a boomer, and also disgusted with yourself. I have that tendency, too, but I force myself to try out new things.

Eh, I'm not ashamed of who I am or what I like. I don't have as much interest in trying new things as much as I did before, and I know that's probably gonna get bigger with time. I'd rather not burn myself forcing myself to do things I don't want or care. Everyone has that tendency, it has nothing to do with any generation in particular.

I'll never be the type of person to complain about how the new is worse than the old gratuitously (or the opposite for that matter). Heck I actually like modern current music a lot more than the stuff in the 90's/00s.

The only thing that I never seen to get exhausted from is watching new fashion trends. I don't think I ever will. It's just so much fun.

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Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007

HONKING IS VIOLENCE


i dont know why i won't ever sit down to read a book, i'm good at reading and i enjoy doing it, just don't... meanwhile someone wrote a huge essay on some minute for a videogame I never heard of or cared about and there I'll be, start to finish

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