Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
How did you do it and how did your life change?
Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely? How did you do it and how did your life change?
Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
I ended up browsing here more. Nowadays I find video games more enjoyable than I did before quitting. They beat doomscrolling by a wide margin.
Yeah same for me but the big difference in my case is that I am much more motivated to do shit that I'm better of doing. Like cleaning, meal prepping, fixing shit in my house, end up going out more and talking more to my friends also reading more.
I'm just a better person when I'm not tempted to using most of my free time gaming. I recently relapsed for a weekend and I fully realized and accepted that I love my life more when I can't play video games.
I'm not fully off. But I've disarmed my pc, installed lubuntu in my laptop and that works for me for a good while until I get bored some weekend and put together my pc again. I fucking hate it.
Same except I’m in IT so I didn’t destroy my pc just uninstalled everything game related. I’ve been reading Tom Clancy books they’re kino
i feel like reading books is a bigger waste of time, bc there are a fewer opportunities for social interactions.
>They beat doomscrolling by a wide margin.
I'm wanting to start gaming more and want it to take away the time I'd waste here. Its just so much easier to pull up IST than start a game.
That said, competitive games are more of a drain and a cancer on my life than here
>competitive games are more of a drain and a cancer on my life than here
I never understood that sentiment, maybe because I'm not a complete zoomer, but I exclusevely play games for fun, even the competitive ones, have reached high ranks in every game I played but always having fun while doing so, mind you, silecing text and voice chat was obligatory becuase how much people seethe while playing videogames.
No one cares that you won a mariokart race nerd
This. I played worms armageddon for 2 hours last night instead of postan or wasting my time on some other unenjoyable bullshit. I am sick of all these cinematic movie games though.
Stop playing shitty games.
I just stopped, but it really didn’t change anything so I still play a bit since I have a good PC anyway
you just get older and care about them less. game achievements start to mean nothing. you're already on the path by making this thread.
this. same for me, anon. its strange, I turned 18 and suddenly video games became less and less part of my life. I never thought that would happen neither since video games were such a huge part of who I was. its all I ever wanted to do when I wasn't in school, and even in school its all we talked about amongst my friend group.
im 23 now, and the last game I played and beat was the last of us 2 back in 2020. fun game, but story was kinda poop. and now they're making a show and my gf loves it. I can't stand it, for obvious reasons. but anyways, im not sure what it is, but games nowadays just feel like a chore to play and I dont have the patience for it anymore. even games I used to enjoy, aren't as fun as I remember them being. it sucks too cause I wish I could have that same enjoyment like I used too, but I guess that's just a part of getting older. sorry for the blog, but just felt like writing a little about the subject.
life doesn't feel like a video game anymore :'c
Same bros. After becoming a father, realizing I’d have to provide for my child and make sure they’re well off in the future, I had to cut it out. It was that or lifting to fit in my schedule. I chose the latter.
Don’t get me wrong there are days where I wanna be a piece of shit, forget about my responsibilities, get high and vidya; but atm I can’t afford such luxury. Shits only gonna get worse in the future, gotta prepare my child as best as I can.
I got a girlfriend and figured it would be awkward spending time playing games when I could spend time with her. After 4 years I just didn't have any interest in playing games anymore, even when I was single again.
damn right. the only games i play nowadays are with my girlfriend's ass
I wouldn't say "completely." They're still there and when I'm sick, I'll play something. But overall, my gaming time is down significantly. What did it for me was moving somewhere that had enjoyable outdoors. I was in NY, now in CO. Beyond the outdoor activities, I started dancing too. I simply don't have time for games now. I'm too busy enjoying nature or dancing with some really beautiful women. I could give up some of that or some gym time for games but why would I want to do that?
Based dance bro what styles do you dance and how do you recommend someone get started with this?
It started with country for me. Met some people at a concert, they invited me to a dance bar, saw people dancing and jumped into the deep end (after about a month of being a wallflower). Started just going down the line, asking every girl "Hey, I'm new at dancing, can I borrow you for a song or two?" A lot of rejection but that's okay, enough say yes. It's also kinda funny to see the look on a thot's face when you ask her friend to dance while the first one is still in the middle of rejecting you. Anyway, after a week or two of struggling to Two-step, someone suggested lessons. I went to check them out, turns out they were for country swing, not two-step. I don't know the difference at this point but that also doesn't matter. Keep going to the swing lessons, once a week becomes 2, becomes 3, 4, 5 nights a week. I've also recently gotten into West Coast Swing, and plan on getting into latin dancing soon too. In short, just go out to a dance hall/bar, ask girls to dance, ask for advice, check out lessons, but above all, just have fun with it.
I literally just stopped. It didn’t really change my life much.
I did. I realized no one cares and it doesn’t do anything to improve myself. I now spend that time reading books, hunting, fishing, going to the gym, cooking, and socializing. Video games are for children if people tell me they play them I assume they’re a normie or are an incel. I try to surround myself with people that are like minded and won’t bring me down and most people I know that okay video games are nerds, dweeebs, kids.
Also I realized it was like 100$/year. Saved money
Bruh how is $100/yr a meaningful amount of money
That's barely more than 25 cents a day
100)/year video games. You kill 2 deer and 5 rabbits hunting. That’s about 60lbs of meat, catch your own fish, depending on how much you go there’s another 100lbs of meat. Start a garden. Now you have cut your grocery bill down 1-2000$ a year. Change your own oil. 300$ a year saved. Take time to clip coupons. Another 200$ a year saved if not more. Turn all the lights off in your house all the time. Buy clothes from Salvation Army. Until you are 100% living off the land and ripped as fuck and retired those small things add up. This is what I do, and why I’m 33 and the only debt to my name is my 1 mortgage which I bought for 240,000 and now owe 160,000 and I own 2 homes we have a cottage on a hunting property. You will never convince me not to save money
My friend, if you let yourself get taken for $300 for an oil change, you are NOT the type of person who should be working on your own vehicle
To be fair, their masturbatory post is pretty retarded but they did say per year
2 cars @ 2 oil changes /year retard
disagree. As long as you enjoy the humor/jokes its no different than watching a comedy show. Every so often, like in this thread I will actually try and help people, but its become a guilty pleasure watching autistic 30 year old virgins ask questions the rest of us figured out when we were 18.
You mean addiction. Your advice is worthless because you’re stuck here too.
I disagree, you have to have some joy in your life. Laughing at retarded people (as well as poop, but I digress) will never not be funny. I didn't go on IST for 4 years at one point. Didn't miss much except I heard the 2016 election was kino on here. I still maintain that video games are a waste of time unless they make you laugh. I would just argue there are cheaper ways to get a laugh, like watching the special olympics
Back to IST you scum.
>I heard the 2016 election was kino on here
>2 oil changes a year
More like 4-5.
I drive too much
>but I still post here
>Turn all the lights off in your house all the time.
Look at this cuck who doesn't use LEDs that cost pennies a year and laugh at him.
led lights are worse for your health than other types of bulbs
lights that change color are LEDs, so no.
>proud of his 240k house
that's enough to spend every with yo momma
OHNOES, 100 DOLLARINOOS!!1
The absolute state of NEETs
Talk about overcompensating, get off your high horse gay, your hobbies are good but your attitude is mega gay
he isn't wrong though. Video games became a super normie thing after Twitch. Every nog has a gaming rig and all the game developers just come out with woke sequels of once great games. IST users have always been 'ahead of the curve'. A decade a go, that was PC gaming, now that everyone is PC gaming, they've quit gaming entirely, either that or everyone grew up and realized its a waste of time with no benefit other than maybe shooting nazi zombies helps you not become a school shooter because you get your anger out?
I personally quit gaming after I kept getting banned for calling 12 year olds gay retard morons and getting banned. Why would I pay for a service I kept on getting banned from?
>IST users have always been 'ahead of the curve'. A decade a go, that was PC gaming
what is it now?
Living off the land, getting married and starting a family, being self sufficient. The normies are slaving away at their careers. IST users are embracing tradition.
>sucking on boobs whenever you want is gay
Very few IST users are even remotely capable of 'living off the land' due to severe internet addiction.
>play COD online
>in constant fight or flight
does the stress from playing COD release cortisol into my body and is it affecting my gains?
it's also releasing testosterone when you win. if you suck at cod you grow manboobs. if you're good it's like roids
It was a gradual thing for me. My play time has gradually reduced. I never decided one day to never play them, I just started wanting to do other things more: Gym, work, reading, sport, hanging out with friends.
I have a switch that I occasionally play with my housemates, but I virtually never touch them otherwise.
I just sold my ps5 and bought a Schwinn stationary bike. Now I do low intensity cardio while watching anime.
If you derive fun from it, keep playing. If it’s an addiction and serious problem try toning it down gradually. Completely cutting something out of your life makes no sense.
>How did you do it
As with sugar, I stopped to think and realized they know it's addictive, and they know it can potentially destroy people's lives, yet they push it more and more, they make it more addictive and they don't give a fuck.
Both sugar and gayming take the edge off, they turn you into a docile slave.
I was already feeling that games weren't doing too much for me anymore, and after thinking like this I just couldn't do it anymore.
In its stead I study finance and music.
>How did you do it
videogames are all shit now
Just got bored of them, books and lifting are more satisfying at a smaller time price
Depends what you're into
>former addicts have a meltdown anytime someone mentions them
I play video games regularly. My life is great and I have plenty of time for other hobbies that I enjoy.
I went 6 months without
Just read alot of books
Honestly nothing changed, I was still a loser, so I decided to start again
Yea I stopped for like 4 months, then my gf dumped me and I came back. Not worth it videogames are too fun and everything else is too annoying.
I did a calculation of how much time of my life I've wasted on videogames
It was over 30 000 fucking hours
Quit on the spot, fuck that
I almost got back into them when Strive came out, but most of my oldhead friends quit after SF4 era and seriously like 3 of the guys I used to play Xrd with chuded out over quarantine. Weird vibes at the locals.
I only ever really liked FGs and RPGs and they don't make good ones of either of those games anymore so it was pretty easy to drop everything. SF6 looks cool but I'm not buying a console or upgrading my ancient PC for it
I play only FG nowadays and i'm looking in horror seeing the how the community is going down the chud path. It's horrifying,can't even shittalk anymore,dicksword servers became daycare centers.
I don't even like hate trans people it's just fucking weird how it's so endemic in that scene. I think the AGP pipeline is real since those guys I knew were big hentai freaks.
Also hate how everything is on discord now. Such a shitty medium for character info
i fucking hate them because everything turns to shit when they are around,it's like they are a privileged class or some shit especially on dicksword servers
>fundamental internal issues regarding boundaries for their identity
>expects everyone to bow to their internal issues simultaneously whilst expecting mind-reading
It's just their thing.
based fighting game bros.
you better cop sf6 when it drops.
I bought a house that needed tons of repairs with little experience, had a kid and got a puppy ontop of working on a college degree and working 50 hours a week. HH
i sure do love working myself to an early death!
Working 50 hours a week isn't going to send you to an early death, you absolute neet. The longest lived people often had very busy schedules and worked longer hours and later in to live than average
>nooo i need to sit idly and watch new japanese cartoons and jerk off to trap porn
fuck off gay and have a nice day
>but I still post here
you will always find time for IST
you can never leave
it's a drug with no cure, nobody has ever left IST alive
Wrong, I did left. I return here just to say that.
i used to play WoW like 8-12 hours a day for several extended periods in my life. at the moment, i'm not really playing any video games (maybe an hour of a game my sister got me once every couple of weeks).
i'm considering getting more into reading/writing/studying and possibly some moderate video gaming and leaving IST forever
>Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
Not completely but definitely much less compared to when I was a teenager. I haven't played vidya for several months now if you exclude some online chess and free poker against computer.
>How did you do it and how did your life change?
Started uni and lifting and I just don't have any time to grind gear, levels, achies etc. which is done in WoW for example.
Let me guess, you waste your life playing 1 of the following for hours:
>assgays like lol or dota
>comp garbage like csgo, valorant, or any fighting game
>mmo trash like wow, osrs, etc
>no lifer shit like eve, rust, etc
If you answered yes to the any of the following then congrats on outing yourself as a subhuman with shit tastes. Quitting vidya might help you "get your shit together", but will never replace your absolutely pathetic tastes in things. Better luck next time.
The self hate is reaching almost gnomish proportions here
Arma is k with friends. ACTUAL friends. If it's with internet friends them lump it in with eve, rust, etc
I got a few of my old air force buddies into arma it was a way to stay in touch after we all got out eventually we all kinda stopped playing and ha en't really talked to them since
That's actually really cute, anon. Good for you and hope you guys are having fun with your vidya.
he just said he doesnt talk to them anymore.
what about arma? Or grand strategy?
I wasted 1800h on binding of isaac to get the triple 1001% screen. that includes the hours my wife (and child) put into it. which category is that?
The fact you know what all these games are and what makes them all unique makes you a colossal gay.
>what is pattern recognition?
They are the most common "life ruining" games mentioned and coincidentally the shittiest as well
For me, it was getting a full time job in another city so I had to commute an hour both ways.
When I was a vidya addict, I worked part time and lived with my parents so I could easily play 6-8 hours of vidya a day.
When I got the full time job, I made enough money to move out with a roommate and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
My parents are very enabling, they would want me to live with them forever if I wanted to so they made my situation very comfortable.
I knew I would continue my mediocrity if I kept living with them so I moved out and pretty much quit vidya cold turkey.
I just bought a RTX 4090
and a whole ass new high end pc basically
I sold my computer after I became within the top 10% of zenyatta players in overwatch 1. When I afforded another, I had lost the muscle memory.
It's difficult to find a social setting in USA that isn't consuming alcohol (destroys your body), political, or religious. If weed's ever federally legalized, I'd do a budtender bar.
I just lost interest. Now I just play for a couple hours every other week or so when I'm really bored and have nothing else to do. I used to skip school and play from the moment I woke up to falling asleep between games. It's easier when you don't care about being competitive in a video game like a child anymore. Then all these sweaty games I used to play immediately became void of any fun.
>It's difficult to find a social setting in USA that isn't consuming alcohol (destroys your body), political, or religious
This is why I don't hang out with anyone from work. It's as if I'm some sort of outsider freak because I'm the only one that isn't an alcoholic.
I quit when I was in college. Currently, I have no friends, so I literally have nothing else I can do. I have a drawing hobby, but lately can't bring myself to it. Being friendless/familyless after 30... well the novelty is wearing off. Uninstalled most of the shit on my PC last week trying to quit. Trying to force myself to think of a solution.
i found some table top groups, and mtg, but thats about it. I like drawing, but the meetup group is just boomers, or people that use hateful language that scares girls away.
I still like League from time to time. getting inted in most games really made me realize how not worth it is.
Get into something productive.
Build some shit out of wood.
i play a lot less. games are just huge time sinks and its a fake reality. they usually have boring mechanics that get repetitive and are some kind of loop of doing the same thing over and over. now I just play strategy MP games for an hour or two a day and sometimes video games on the weekend with acquaintances to socialize.
Nothing quite like playing videogames to disconnect from reality/society
The feeling I get from that picture is the same when I see the cyan studio splash screen, or playing some of their older games. Something about the simple shapes and pasted on textures
Video games are just no fun anymore. I try to play them but lose interest minutes into them.
I quit when I bought my house at the start of covid. I spend a lot of time out in the garden, working on projects, or spending time with my fiance. You just gotta fill that time with other shit. If you're just gonna watch tv or browse the internet you might as well game with that time.
Why on earth would I quit?
I lift, fuck my gf, run my own business from home, cook great meals, go on long walks in nature etc. yet still the most rewarding moments remain pwning noobs epic style in good old reliable TF2.
What is your buns?
Who is you tf2 main?
Depending on what the team needs, I play mostly any class except spy and heavy, with the typical go-tos being demo/medic/soldier.
Fuck spy and heavy.
if you take the lifting/fucking/business/cooking/walking/pwning parts from your post out, and enter a shitposting on IST part, then it sounds believable
The amount of gaming I do really ebbs and flows. When I'm busy, I'll barely play anything (except maybe some DRG like once a week with my brother). Then sometimes there'll be a weekend where I'm really tired and don't have anything going on, and I'll game most of the day (taking breaks for lifting and meal prep). But those weekends seem to be less and less common.
Yes. Not intentionally though. Just work 70+ hours a week. You won't have time for video games.
I just played them so much I got bored of them. I genuinely would rather do nothing.
i mostly play rts games and this genre fucking died
yeah I quit a couple year back and it made my life better because I replaced it with more productive things. Also I had gotten to the point where I was just gaming for the sake of gaming. Probably addicted. I wasn't actually enjoying it in the slightest. I probably also just grew up and matured a bit and had other priorities. If you genuinely enjoy it and can limit how long you spend playing and balance it with other productive hobbies then there's nothing particularly wrong with it.
>I wasn't actually enjoying it in the slightest.
I realized this as well. It's difficult for me to find a game that captures my attention because I like learning curves. SIFU did recently.
Why would you want to quit video games completely?
It's just a hobby.
>Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
>How did you do it
My fiancee asked me to. We both wanted to work on ourselves so we gave each other things to give up/quit that we thought were negatively affecting each others' lives. She gave up TikTok/video apps and I gave up gaming.
>how did your life change
Way more time to do other things. I used to tell myself that if I wasn't gaming, I'd just be wasting time in a different way, but the truth is, I'm actually doing more of the things that I want to be doing. Reading books, studying new languages, spending more time with people, etc. Days feel longer and my time feels like it's better spent. In hindsight, most gaming is sort of like the junk food equivalent of entertainment. It's cheap and filling, but it's bad for you in the long run. It's better to find your entertainment other ways irl, which honestly feel way more fulfilling and memorable.
I am 33 years old and gaming has lost the dopamine response as it did before. It’s natural and happens over time. Still play games but not all the time
I sort of feel that way, so I'm now much more picky with what I get. Upside is fewer games to tempt me into spending a whole day doing it, downside is the ones I do pick tend to be even more addictive
Just got bored of them
I just don't have time for them. Sometimes I start a game and binge it for a few days but then forget about it for months. It's the same for books and movies, I'm only consistent in wasting time on this God forsaken forum.
Let's gloss over the fact that language learning AI models have posted 30,000 posts in one day with no repercussions about 9 months ago (GPT-IST). Everyone is a bot.
I wonder how many schizos have completely lost It after the ai revolution lmao
Exactly the same thing for me. I don’t have time to play them really anymore but whenever I have a small break I binge here. Such a waste of fucking time but the weather is shit here so not much else to do.
I lost all interest in video games after I lost my virginity. It was a very natural progression for me. I now find them very boring.
Same, but substitute "video games" for "women'.
>How did you do it
get other shit to do. if you have shit to do, when you sit down and play videogames you should feel bad because there are more responsible things you should be doing. get a hobby, get friends, be social, work out more, do your chores, volunteer, etc.
i think you just have to have other things that you care about but are neglecting: making money, learning a skill, instrument, getting fit, fucking, relationship, etc. there has to be something, or else you wouldn't be concerned about it.
it doesn't necessarily change right away but over time, if you're honest with yourself, game accomplishments or comfort will feel inauthentic because you know it's just easy bullshit and what you really want is elsewhere
I just stopped. Now i have had no vice for multiple years. I don't smoke, i only drink water, never snack, no sweets, no sugar, no vidya, no scrolling, no social media... and it fucking sucks, im still a lonely incel bastard and i will die alone even if i dont spend my saturday nights raiding Tempest Keep anymore.
Scrolling through IST is your social media, anon.
I never understood why IST didn't bill itself as "anti-social media." It's funny but also true. It's a social platform for people who don't want all the annoying trappings that come with socializing.
True. I didn’t even start posting here until my late 20s so I never had my edgelord phase on /b/. I’ve had dumb arguments and good discussions with people from all over the world that I’ll never know. That’s why this place is still appealing even though I’ve outgrown trolling and shitposting.
With Xbox Rewards, I've been playing less, one achievement and I'm done.
Some games are bullshit and I just don't bother beating.
>How did you do it and
no video games i like came out. if a sim city 4 reboot that actually has some variation in buildings was released, i would play it. all i want is a good city builder.
>how did your life change?
it didn't - video games were something i did when there was truly nothing else to do. now i fill in the free time reading
These threads never make much sense to me because my relationship with video games seems to be the inverse of a lot of neckbeards. When I was a miserable, out of shape and broke I never played video games because I was basically incapable of having fun. Now that I have my shit together I play all the time because I can actually enjoy them. Essentially vidya has never impeded my life, but my life definitely impeded vidya.
You are unironically too mentally healthy for this board and website. Unless you're main purpose being here is fun posting, for your own wellbeing, you should leave.
Yep, same here. When I was a broke neet I rarely played games, just mostly laid in bed all day. Truly that’s how I got addicted to IST.
>Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
not completely, but i completely eliminated competitive online games out of my life, 15-20yo dota absolutely ruled my life. i have more fun things to do but i like to play kenshi or CDDA before sleep to relax
i've been playing a lot less since i've started trying to get IST. but I find myself here a lot more often instead. I work out very early and then go to work so I still have a few hours free every day that im not quite sure what to do with. usually spend that time on vidya, i would work out during this time as well but i don't want to overtrain and hurt myself. I've pretty much cut vidya-related spending to zero though. mostly just play older games that have been in my library for almost a decade now like borderlands
The real harsh truth is that quitting IST would be much better for us than quitting video games or anime.
I meant to play victoria 3 a month ago, but I still haven't.
I still want to play some games but when I'm playing I get this panicky feeling that I'm wasting time. I just need a better jobberino, maybe then I can enjoy things.
you just have to quit online game. It make you compete on a trivial set of rule (a game) with nothing gained. I stopped playing video-game because I had more important hobby/work to do. Reaching out to friend and making friends is more time consuming and essential for my brain to work. If you play game, play single player story-based game for the least. I really wish I had time to finish Final fantasy 7.
Feels kind of good to be a console normie that never got hooked on PC MOBA shit or WoW or whatever, ngl. Diablo is pretty much the only multiplayer series that I ever spent a lot of time on. I only play single player stuff otherwise.
>never got hooked on PC MOBA shit or WoW or whatever, ngl.
Oldschool Blizzard, before the Activision merger, was fentanyl+meth on drip
Yes. Just stop & delete them all from your computer. It's easy to find better ways fo spend your time
I definitely waste more time on IST than I do watching or playing stuff I actually pay for. That said, I will never buy a IST pass.
just browse IST and reinstall linux every day, great entertainment
I just got bored of them
Idk I really like playing videogames, I do not really get the arguments of reading a book or walking outside being a better use of my time.
Still hit the gym 3 times a week because playing vydia is no excuse for being a weak bitch.
Also I can see a lot of anons getting mindfucked into it by ther GFs because, drinking wine, walking at the beach, and reading twilight is such a better use of our time am I right fellas ?
Video games are useless accomplishments. They’re basically like getting a high points for upvotes on Reddit. They have no monetary value. In fact you’re actually losing money with subscriptions and buying games. Additionally they give you satisfaction you should and could be getting elsewhere like reading books, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, DIY a house, work a 2nd job, hit the gym, go outside, burn calories in some way, or of course social life. I gave up video games and haven’t looked back. I’m happy I’m learning new skills and knowledge stand saving money. I don’t know anyone who is jacked or has a 8/10 or > GF/wife who plays video games. They’re just kind of for kids and morons. I think the last game I played was MW3. Then everyone got all into nerd and video game culture and now literal morons have gaming rigs. I’ll be damned if I do the same time wasting activity redditors and nigs do. Personally I got really into hunting and fishing. Free food and I learned to process my own meat and bought a smoker
>but I still post here
Yea. I log on to help the youngins who need guidance in life. It’s funny they say toxic masculinity is a problem, but it isn’t, lack of masculinity and discipline are.
Additionally this place has a certain type of humor I just can’t get anywhere else outside my friend group. It’s so refreshing to hear people call other people dumb gay retarded gorilla morons and see people encouraging others to commit suicide outside of my friend group
This shithole website was and is a worse vice for all of us than video games ever were. I’m merely trying to force some self awareness out of you guys.
Anon, in the cosmically grand scheme of things, everything is useless. At some point, all energy is going to be vibrating at the same speed and be equidistant from eachother, effectively making the heat-death of the universe happen.
The only thing that matters is how you engage your mind in this present moment. If playing a game maxes out your mind, then do that. If you put make up on and have wlaks on the beach, do that. In a hundred years it won't have mattered anyway because you'll be dead.
YOU CANT SAY ME IMPROVEMENT MAXXING IS A FRIVOLOUS HOBBY
>nothing matters anyways so do whatever
how about you know instead of playing videogames, someone learns astrophysics and solves heat-death
Fuck of nihilist. No one cares you won the Super Bowl in madden. I make 20,000$ this year on a side hustle instead
Hey anon, it's okay. In the spirit of being zentastically nihillistic, I support you making 20k off of a sidehustle, the way you live fits into my worldview too.
I am not gunna lie too many big words
This how a spiritually unaccomplished person thinks about life. Strictly in the material, all the time.
There are a lot of fallacies in your argument. First of all, video games, just like any other hobby, can be cheap or expensive and it all depends on you. I know plenty of people, myself included, who spend little to no money on video games and it is still fun for them. Second of all, what a person "should" be doing has little to do with that laundry list you sniped from some gay's dating profile and everything to do with activities that are not only relevant to the individual, their circumstances and interests, but more importantly it is the manner in which an individual carries out said activities and the impact that has on their life and the lives of those around them. If something is able to inspire and motivate an individual to do right, to do good and to improve and especially if that something generates positive consequences in their life and others, then you're a huge gay for looking down on it. The lives we live are so fluid, they are constantly changing. That old saying from Heraclitus rings so true even today. "No man steps into the same river twice." Some of us are in a position where vidya yields good fruits and some of us are not, but the asshole that throws negativity on an activity or topic he doesn't understand is a fool. Know this, anon, what goes around comes around. If you mindlessly criticize another man's treasure, the joke is on you; it will be your treasures that are condemned and you will not be able to see what is truly important even if it were staring you in the face.
I’m not reading all that go play crash bandicoot Reddit dork
my graphics card broke, i cant play games if i tried
I outgrew them. I stopped playing video games when I transferred to uni to finish my bachelors. Getting a gf helps since you're being social with her and her friends instead of having my eyes glued to the computer.
>but I still post here
I haven't given them up completely but I emulate aloy now and only buy a new game a month, saves a poorfag money
There are two theories in my head as to why this happens :
1- you simply got old and changed
2 - the industry isn't as good as it was( I can only think of 2 games that were actually good in the past decade )
3- your brain cannot handle the delayed gratification of Vidya anymore due to the instant gratification it gets from porn and social media
For me, the breaking point was seemingly EVERY game going open world and taking fucking forever to finish.
for me gaming is the best it's been since the PS2 glory days, I would still rather just fap or sleep than play them though
Recently got Persona 4 Golden on Switch and I’m hooked despite not really watching anime.
not quit completely but down to like, maybe a few hours of FFXIV/week and usually an average of only playing a day or two each week, mornings during weekends.
>how to into
get a fuckin life, it's the only answer. responsibilities that hold your ass to the fire. wanting it doesn't work, but being forced to do it works
Happened on it’s own, really. Spent the entire summer outside, and just couldn’t get back into it when winter came back around. Now my primary method of entertainment is preparing and consuming quality food, which is a lot more fulfilling.
im a completely pathetic incel borderline neet loser at the ridiculous age of 31 years old but i actually never got into video games at all despite clearly profiling like a typical video game addict. have never owned a video game system and the last game i played regularly was probably gta v after its release when a roommate had it.
but i did have a screen addiction. mine was just television and wasting my entire life on the internet. just completely and utterly wasted. im doing it right now. ive been doing it for years. i just waste my entire fucking life. i dont even really discuss tv shows with people or do anything with them, like being a blogger or joining discussion groups anything like that. its just pure 100% wasteful consuming of content. i watch something, say "ok that was interesting" and go on to the next thing. waste my entire fucking life, hate that im doing it, want to try to get actual decent hobbies like people here have with reading, fitness, languages, learning skills for jobs, cooking well, but i dont see a point in doing anything and i cant even focus on anything
god i want to kill myself so bad.
could you talk to a therapist? they can help you make those goals. probably a better option than going next.
i have never been to therapy, i just dont think a therapist can even help a completely lost cause like me. no therapist can relate personally to a complete and utter loser.
Worth a shot bro, go once for me. For anon.
Once you realise what youre looking is fake, just polygons in a wrapper that gives you a dopeamine hit when you press buttons and get on screen reactions its over, gaming is a joke .
Cold turkey. I was a HUGE MMO fanatic for almost 20 years and gave it up two years ago. Wish I could tell you how I did it. One day I got angry at vidya once again and realized the video games were not making me happy at all, so I stopped playing.
Out of nowhere really. I was playing around 8 hours a day. Decided to take a part time job and started lifting. Found out I actually enjoyed those things and started spending more time researching them. I had no desire or time to play by the end of the 2nd month.
>How did you do it
I realized good games where the studios care about creating something decent are a thing of the past, so I made a conscious effort to fill my time with productive things instead of video games
>how did your life change?
I have more discipline and time for productive things, more drive to succeed in my career (wish I quit earlier in college so I had more drive during my studies)
Started school and I just kinda stopped. Last game I played was a shit ton of New Vegas in the summer.
I had kids, starting in 2015 and simply had no time for games. I thought I missed them and was missing out on all the new releases but now my kids have started playing games themselves, and I occasionally have a turn, I find them boring and a waste of time.
I didn't. Still play on occasion, especially I do like all night MOBA sessions with friends on weekends.
I didn't make a conscious decision to stop, but just ended up quitting because I was too busy
Working & lifting heavy, when I come home I just want to relax with a book or movie, not play some game
Then, when I moved, I just sold my PC, didn't bother bringing it
I didn't quit completely , I just ended up playing less games for less hours.
Nowadays I boot up a game every few days to play 2-3 hours before I get to ther stuff.
I just prioritise lifting, cooking and cleaning my home instead of gaming.
Once I'm done with all the chores then I feel like I've earned to play videogames.
I still need a hobby , video games are not it, it's still better than mindlessly watching flavor of the month shows on Netflix
sold gaming pc for a shitty laptop.
was positive, but if you have discipline issues then theyre going to manifest in other ways. like for me, wasting time on the internet.
but less escapist and rage-inducing especially for online games (to which I was addicted). also made it easier for me to commit more time to the gym.
just dont fall for this self-improving meme.
I did, sold graphics card, now I rregret it bc would use it to do computations
I did. Quitting gaming did not make me happy. I actually feel miserable now.
Gaming was a coping mechanism, and now I'm facing the brunt of my depression now that I have nothing to fall back on.
I know that I have to adress the cause of my depression, but it's incredibly hard.
Why would I want to quit? I play only on Friday or Saturday night with my gf and it does not influence me badly in any way. I could be out drinking with friends but I rather stay at home and enjoy doing something together with a girl I love.
The same way I stopped watching all TV and movies. I started reading. I got tired of all the pozzed bullshit and the books I read are so much better so I don’t have any interest in other things.
I think in the last two years I've only played like 2 hours total. It wasn't intentional. I just don't have the time. I mean I have free time but I have a priority list I go through, like exercising and family and friends come first. Sometimes I really want to play, but then when I get down to it I feel really really stupid for some reason. Like it feels absolutely pointless and I just get bored pretty fast. I don't know how to feel about it. Sometimes I feel like I should do something to "switch myself off" completely to relax or something, and games used to be perfect for this.
Quit them for a few months here and there, but I simply started scrooooolling more and/or watch garden gnometube more often back in the day.
If you get to the point where vidya make your life worse, the issues are rooted deeper.
In that case cutting them off is probably a good idea, but do so understanding that you shouldn't just replace one vice with another. Do something constructive with your life and fix your issues, then you can go back to videogames without using them as a crutch/coping mechanism.
As such, playing here and there if you don't have any side-business etc is your call.
Why quit something you enjoy? And if you don't enjoy it how do you continue not quitting?
I still play vidya from time to time. It is fun, but it feels like a waste of time. I'm more interested in mastering art.
If you have really nothing better to do I don't see what the big deal is.
I feel a deep regret though because I wasted so much time playing games when I could have been focusing on art.
I simply don't have the time anymore, between university, a girlfriend and social life, and running various societies I'm too busy.
I find my downtime occupied by watching YouTube or (preferably) reading.
Picking up a more manual hobby once I've got the space and money would be great, but not quite yet.
I'd like to download Attila Total War for a couple of days next month, but otherwise I don't miss them at all and if I do ever end up playing them I often find it unenjoyable so just stop again anyway.
I managed to quit it by going full turkey, but I found myself scrolling this website even more.
The worst part is that this website has a much more terrible effect than vidya.
Nowadays, I still play vidya, but responsibilities come first ( I also notice that my vidya enjoyment also decrease if I procrastinate other tasks)
I want to but I'm horribly addicted to a janky russian mod for a 16 year old game
I just ended up masturbating more and finding myself browsing social media cum whore's content more often once I gave up video games.
Any OSRS chads here? How do we stop?
I haven't and still play them on the weekends because they are fun and relaxing and I'm not desperate for imaginary validation from random Internet strangers. Have fun with your meme "self-improvement" "hobbies" that you only do so you can tell other people about them though.
I didn't play video games for 6 months and nothing changed.
What, you didn't magically get a gf or high paying job? Weird
You don't need to quit completely, just don't let it get in the way of other things
These days, I only play for a few hours on sundays, and it feels fucking great to lean back and relax with a game after a long week
I started being honest with myself. The multiplayer games I played had really fun moments but that all they were moments.
Living life has some really fun moments, but that's all they were, moments. That's why I killed myself so I could focus more on self-improooving.
So glad I stuck with consoles and never got sucked into PC gaming with you ghouls.
I just got bored of them and realised I'm wasting my time in front of a computer screen
t. still withering a way in front of a computer screen
I did from around ages 14-20 . The rest of my life I've been playing video games at least 2 hours per day, often much much more than that
>work a lot
>hmm maybe I buy a game computer
>buy game computer
>play Fallout or Skyrim maybe 4 hours a month
Sometimes I forget I have a computer. I like games but between work and wife I do not have time for them.
Your work/ wife sounds exhausting, have you considered getting new ones?
Why would i quit doing something i enjoy? It doesn't harm me in any way since i only play a few hours during weekends and it's mostly chill jrpgs. Just stop playing those shitty competitive games and have fun.
>hurr durr le books
Only low IQ retards use this argument, imagine learning shit from books In 2023 when you have an internet connection. Might just print your chud certificate already.
Some information you can only find in books
I like books because they’re the last genre that still had a fraction of originality. Tv shows video games and movies are all seeming woke sequels of mid-tier shit anyway these days.
My issue is Youtube. I can't stop browsing late at night. I don't play much games anymore.
Just don’t go on it. It’s like bros that say they can’t get skinny. Just don’t eat lmao. Imagine getting psyoped by your own brain
I liked video games in the 80s and 90s. I'm old. I like you turn it on, you're in the action immediately. The last game I bought - I think it took an hour of play just to get to use the fucking weapon. If I want a story I'll watch a movie. So basically I read or watch hockey or exercise more if I have the time. I do have some retro games I'll play on very rare occasions.
Super smash bros melee destroyed my controller because of the button mashing so I just gave it up
Players were so fucking toxic I'm not even wanting to go back
It was all just bullshit tricks to get you off the ledge, no actual fighting
I started making my own game and working on a website, learning to code, draw and play a couple instruments
No, but I only play on weekends since I left high school. I personally think only playing a few hours a week makes me apreciate it more and I only play good games, I don't waste time on thrash online shit designed to suck your attention.
People who want to quit completeley because the think it will make them more productive are retards. Being productive isn't about cutting out joy from your life it's about being responsible with the amount of time you alocate to it. Most people who look down on people for wasting time gaming almost certinley have something equally useless they mindlessey consoom for hours a day.
I wrote a blog post but then thought that was fuckin' gay so I shortened it to this - I used to play a shitload, then I got a life and my family is way more important. I was never addicted though so it was easy for me. For others, you need to replace your habit with some other habit. Fill your schedule up so much with more important real world shit that you literally don't have time to play. Most of you probably can't do this in moderation, you're like alcoholics, so abstaining completely is probably your only hope. Sorry you lost a fun hobby but there is much more to life than sitting in a chair clicking on a screen.
>Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
>How did you do it and how did your life change?
I sold my PS , played only FIFA tho , thinking bout getting a laptop and getting back on MMORPG and get some sets and levels and skills and whatnot , but I know it’s dead end and won’t happen probably , but would be nice to put those flex photos with sets,coins,rates,items and all that.
they just got boring
I play VR combat games for a mix of fun and cardio. I also watch clips of games, mainly 4k clips of combat and fighting to get me in the mood to get up and move around.
One of my more autistic hobbies is that I make short clips of good 'exchanges' in fights in video games. Made a few short clips of combat from the Batman Arkham games, for example. sounds retarded, but short bursts of action like that get me in the mood to work out.
that being said, the passive shit of 'I'm bored, I guess I'll scroll through/play some shit' wasn't great for me. Makes the whole day slow and sluggish.
>VR combat games
There are a few that I rotate through, and sometimes (mostly Saturdays) on my 'off' day I won't do my normal workouts and just do VR shit
Tales of Glory (Swordplay, weapons-based combat with multiple opponents - it's designed to be more of a warfare simulator, but you can just avoid having friendly NPCs and just take on enemy NPCs all day for a good workout)
Creed: Rise to Glory (Boxing - Decent game and AI, but regular game has a bullshit stamina mechanic where your fighter can run out of stamina before you do in real life. stupid as hell, so if you want to play this, get a mod at nexusmods to jack up your in-game stamina to where it's not much of an issue. then you can get a full workout. also has drill training with hitting pads, sway bag, heavy bag, etc. that are pretty decent.)
Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu (Hand-to-hand fighting - all hand-to-hand, with some gimmick 'special moves'. there are settings and in-game cheats to reduce knockback, turn off special moves, give infinite health to yourself, etc. to make it as cardio-intensive as possible and more realistic. also a fun mechanic to take on 2 or 3 enemies at a time, which can get pretty intense. all hand-to-hand with a kick button unless you get full-body tracking, which I have not)
The Thrill of the Fight (boxing - pretty realistic boxing game. i recommend you give yourself infinite health so that you don't get knocked out and have to end a cardio session. you can use in-game multipliers to change the 'power' of your punches to change how easy it is to knockout an opponent. also has 'training' modes like punching bag, speed bag, etc., but they're not very good. probably most realistic boxing AI in VR, though)
Blade & Sorcery (weapons combat - heavily advise lots of mods (nexusmods) to make it fun. more weapons, NPC wave settings, maps, spells, etc. by far the most fun I've been able to make cardio. takes a bit to figure out which mods are best for you, but unparalleled once you get a good setup)
I practically did when I had a girlfriend. I really don't see how you could quit it if your life has nothing else to fill that void with.
>I'm going to study this engineering textbook instead
No your not because that's work. You have that little dopamine valley that you need filling which is supposed to be filled with family and a partner but since liberalism hates that you get toys instead.
>Anyone here managed to quit videogames completely?
Yes i turned the computer off
>How did you do it
Press the power button
>how did your life change?
I stopped playing video games
1. Delete steam
2. Throw away all game related gear
3. Discard all consoles
Met my ex on a game and we always played games together 5 years later and her breaking my heat multiple times made me avoid my computer all together been a year since ive turned it on get like ptsd from the thing its pathetic but i lift now and completely changed my life so i guess thats good
Any video game is not that much more than a slot machine. pull the lever, push a button get some stimulus ding ding ding flashy light. Its just that, thats your hobby.
A grown adult that works, has a social life and healthy habits can only get a limited amount of free time, to spend it in something like that is retarded and wasteful. At least I can check this page while I do something else and its still a better stimulus than gaming or looking at fake projections of someone's life on social media. I can write, draw, study, work out and still jump in here for a few minutes at a time. As time wasters go, participating in discussions about self improvement is far better than playing video games. So the argument about wasting time here is not that good because its not an equivalent to gaming.
>played games daily for hours at a time in youth
>bought GTA V back in 2013
>was originally excited to play it
>played an hour or 2
>decided I couldn't be fucked
>haven't bought a game since
Wife did buy me the Mafia remakes a couple years back since she knew the original was one of my favourites but it was just the same thing, powered it on, played a bit but just couldn't be fucked. You'll get sick of them in due time.
Mods help exploration in this regard. I did only a couple hours of GTA 5, but also I was Iron Man for a good portion.
>You'll get sick of them in due time.
And how old are you? I'm 37 and still love games, just don't have much time for it these days
I haven't played a video game in over three years after logging around 7000 hours on various FPS games in the years leading up to that point. The biggest change I noticed is that I see right through video games now - they're created to simulate the progression you should be achieving in real life. Whenever you're "grinding" for something in game, you should reflect on how your time and energy is being managed by a reward system where the currency is pixelated.
i pretty much just quit playing any online game that requires me to chase the carrot on the stick. ive been playing a lot of C&C red alert lately.
i quit playing video games entirely for a few years in my mid 20s and just didnt care about them as much, i watched more movies and tv at the end of the day when tired. pretty much just worked, and muffed around with junk lawn mowers or my car during my days off.
I never quit video games, they quit me when I got promoted to a foremen
I feel nothing playing them anymore
it is telling that the biggest video game franchise ever is call of duty. it's literally just simulated tribal warfare.
men come home from work, take their shoes off, relax on the couch, and simulate combat to the death.
very telling. i think most people don't really think about what it means, but the free market has proved this is a very consistent desire of men.
Needing a pacifier is not a positive thing and should not be taken as normal or natural though. If there is a need for problem solving or challenge taking, there should be better alternatives to video games.
I just switched to Linux and got really autistic about computers, also started reading as a substitute.
Life changed completely. I was wasting fucking hours every day playing bullshit games, now I spend that time programming or reading. I do miss the social aspect, as all my mates play vidya but I'm better off without.
Having kids and a house leave little time for video games. I still try to get a few hours of CS:GO in every week, but honestly it's more for the social aspect. I actually feel this is pretty healthy compared to how little social interaction someone like my father got outside of work.
I don't remember the last time I played a single player game, but on occasion I miss being able to drop 100 h+ into something like the latest Elder Scrolls over a week or so. Maybe in retirement...
former WoW and LoL addict here (but played basically every AAA and many RTS games)
in my last year of high school I was on the verge of being a LoL professional
got in the second team of a famous European esport team
been on the rooster for two years but wasn't good enough
then in university
chased that high for 6y during bachelor and master
every free minute spend before the screen
but never made it back into a pro team
a bit of success with the uni esport team but that's it
somewhere between nearly failing my master thesis and starting a PhD decided to quit video games
uninstalled all games and sold my graphics card (this was during the frenzy 2y ago, sold it in like 3h)
after the first month I got anxious that I wouldn't be that good any more and never touch LoL again
Never looked back
Was the best decision of my life
literally everything got better afterwards
suddenly I had time doing other stuff
video games, especially competitive ones are just poison for your life
am i the only one who doesn't play all this multi-player shit?
good lord why do you people get 'addicted' to GaaS shite like League in the first place.
im over here playing Raw Danger and Tetris...
>only plays shit tier games
>brags about this
>shit tier game
enjoying tetris for more than 10 minutes is some boomer shit. Tetris is only popular because of nostalgia, from when there were only like 5 games
because when you're 12 or 13 and start these games you want to prove yourself in the world
you are ultra competitive
you search for identity
you search for friendship and companionship
and until you notice you are 16 or 17 and addicted
all your friends play it and you still want to be the best, you plan your future as a pro / streamer and the game is your whole life
then you blink
nearly finished with University
and you realize
you just wasted 7.000h OF YOUR BEST FUCKING HOURS IN YOUR LIFE PLAYING A USELESS GAME
i don't pay for internet to read someone hurt my feels 🙁
that hit hard
had kids. now i struggle to get through yakuza 0. it's taken months.
When i lived with my parents i would spend every hour playing games because i had no other responsibilities. Since i moved out i don't play that much anymore, when i get back from work i cook and do some things around the house or gym, after that i always feel too drained to start up a game so i browse the interweb or watch something. In weekends i'll play for some hours but i enjoy it and see no reason to quit completely.
just uninstall lmao do something. endedu p wasting time anyways, but now i have time freedom again.
I play less and less each year, though I almost entirely converted to being a communal gamer. I have a switch and it gets a lot of hours but only because I have people over to play mario kart/party/strikers and smash bros. I do PC game with some friends from back home but they've already noticed I'm on discord less and less frequently. I still haven't finished Elden Ring and the last time I played was 4 weeks ago.
I'm 29 and I feel like some interests like (single-player) gaming just fade as you get older and build more real life friendships. I don't think I'll ever stop considering myself a gamer per se but I certainly am not putting in 20-30 hours into a new game the week it comes out anymore.
Single players and tryharding is what I've given up on. I just play csgo an hour each day max and its usually on low effort community servers where we mostly talk shit and enjoy ourselves.
Don't bother finishing ER. The last 1/3 of the game is gay af
I don't really have the time to play them as much. I still do, though my tastes have changed a lot. I pretty much only play story focused games now as I see anything "fun" like competitive shooters or mmos as an utter waste of time.
No, and I've come to accept that I never will. Best thing I can do is choose my games more wisely and not play boring, soul draining addictive games like EU4, COD, some RPGs.
Honestly, for me, it's just online video games. I stopped playing things like WoW and overwatch as much as I did and started playing old favorites that tend to just be single player RPGs or whatever. I'm a lot happier about it as I think the social aspect of competitive multiplayer games is a large factor as to why you feel miserable because theyre all the same degen fucks who speak the exact same way. I don't think you have to quit entirely if you enjoy them either. Nothing wrong with relaxing or blowing off some steam but if you start feeling like you're absolutely wasting your time and they start to take prio over other more important things in your life then it's probably time to scale back and re-evaluate.
I have a job which is tiring so I don't have energy to play games or think about games anymore.
The same anons who spit on video games waste their lives scrolling IST and other similar sites as if that isn't worse.
You guys are more unstable that /LULZ/ in recent years and that's saying something.
Bros how do I get into video games again? With work, hobbies and family I just don't most often have motivation or energy to play anything. I used to love vidya but now it feels like I'm missing out on some great games.
>some great games.
games fucking suck nowadays
I got myself the xbox series S for cheap. the game pass is noce because i don't neet to buy games
Quitting video games to waste time on 4chin instead. What a tradeoff lmao. You guys are pathetic. Video games are a good cope, it's your addictive behaviour that needs to change.
I wish I could quit video games but it's all I got in my life.
I'm stuck working as a security guard while living with my mom in a shitty apartment.
Sold my Pc for money awhile back, ended up happier
I'll still play games every now and then, but only maybe a couple times every month now as opposed to daily
Also I get to put more time in hobbies which is fun
I just naturally started spending more time on hobbies with tangible results. I still play a handful of games from time to time but I don't really think that "quitting completely" is necessary or valuable. It's the same solution as dieting really. You can't stuff your face and play vidya all day when you're on your feet building something. How did it affect my life? I relate less to my friends who still play games over voice chat all weekend. Other than opportunity cost they never really had a negative effect on my life.
I only play cookie clicker nowadays
I took one look at that infamous "No Man's Sky" image and quit video games forever. Video game shit is just opium to quell the male spirit.
Fucking read and learn and lift, don't be a video gaming loser
It didn't change jackshit.
I went full turkey on vidya, and I ended up day dreaming, browsing this shithole, watching tranime more. Fucking tranime ruined my social skill more than gayming.
Funnily enough, the fix was playing single player game and blocking this website. I quit multiplayer games, use leechblock on this website for a certain period of time, and I noticed that I start branching to other hobbies as well.
I started reading consistently, working out, and socialize more.
It turns out that multplayer and this retarded website are the main culprits for the terrible habits in my life. For example, I spent 3-4 hours on this website, as oppose to 1 hour on a single player game that I don't play everyday. IST is unironically the ultimate gain gobllin.
Sold my pc about a year ago? Maybe a year and a half. I was addicted when I sold it, it wasn’t gradual it was a dramatic action, one of the best decisions ever. There are zero benefits to gaming, inb4 social hour, get real. Only videogames I play now is Nintendo smash bros with other ppl on a console that’s not mine. I highly recommend stopping, massive dopamine waisted too.
>There are zero benefits to gaming
>It’s not just decision making. Video games build a number of soft skills that are useful in business, researchers have found over the years.
>For instance, a study published in the American Journal of Play in 2014 found that the fast-pace of many video games requires people to keep track of many items at once and make split-second decisions, positively affecting perception, attention, memory and decision-making, which many psychologists consider the core building blocks of intelligence.
>And four years earlier, The University of Rochester found that playing action-oriented games gives players better vision, better attention and better cognition. Those improvements help with activities like multitasking, navigating around town and reading small print.
>Different game types build other sorts of skills. Puzzle games teach problem-solving. Real-time action games improve fine motor skills, memory, response time and the aforementioned hand-eye coordination. Strategy games encourage players to make plans, manage resources and balance competing objectives.
What I’m mostly getting from this thread is that most of you are PC gaming addicts because the most popular genres are MOBAs and such. Not seeing a whole lot of console guys itt.
I still game a couple of hours a day on average. I don't play action/FPS-based games anymore, though. I play games like Civ 6, Cities:Skylines and sim-racing these days. More relaxing and doing things like city building feels more fun and rewarding these days than playing 3-4 games of CSGO. I use my VR headset for racing and it's pretty fucking fun. I consider it gaming still albeit more of a simulator than a game.
Most modern games are dogshit, anyhow. I look at games like Apex and Fortnite and wonder how in the fuck they're this popular. Everything is filled to the brim with micro-transactions, as well.
I used to be addicted to MMOs. Runescape got a grasp on me early back in 04' when I was 9. I quit that shit last year and have been better off for it.
i quit before but i did nothing and came back
Once you start lifting and working and doing everything adults are supposed to do without crying about it constantly, it just kinda stops being important to you.
>adults are supposed to work
so glad im rich and dont have to work and especially shackled by that retarded slave mindset lol
i dont play video games either