Only play Sm4sh 'cause everything else bores me. Play a ton of For Glory 1v1 and honestly don't even enjoy it that much anymore. I just get majorly pissed off when I lose. Not entirely sure why I still play desu
On that note if anyone wants to rub our WiiU's together and get BTFO in sm4sh let ya boi kno
Used to play them constantly but can't find a fun one anymore. Without the carefree life of childhood it's hard to just escape and enjoy. I sometimes try games on steam now that they offer refunds but haven't found one that's grabbed me since Morrowind and that was what 10 years ago?
>>25846907 Not playing any because I'm at uni and I only have my crappy laptop, not that I want my desktop anyway. Lost my desire about into winter break , not before spending about $60 on games I don't want any more though.
>>25847353 It's still pretty degenerate, but I do think 4chan is a better use of time than videogames. Even on /r9k/ people occassionally link interesting articles/news or bring up an interesting topic to learn about.
>tfw have a huge backlog of games >tfw i can't enjoy them anymore, i don't feel anything while playing >It's not just video games, i can't read books, watch movies, etc. because i lose interest too quickly >4chan is my only interest
I'm considering going on anti-depressants, to see if that helps
>>25847467 I agree. It also doesn't overexert your dopamine receptors. I swear when I used to be really into gaming I didn't enjoy anything else. Movies sucked, sport sucked, hobbies sucked. I was like Stan from that South Park episode where everything turned into shit
I really enjoy video games, in fact it's one of the few things in life that I really love to do. I don't feel like I'm wasting my time when I play video games, I feel like I'm spending my time doing something that makes me happy.
One day you're going to look back at your life and wonder why it never amounted to anything meaningful. Why you never bettered yourself or acquired any real skills. It's because you preferred to enjoy yourself in the moment. That's fine, but one of these days it'll catch up to you.
Of course, if you play videogames at the professional level none of that applies at all.
To be honest I only get the cravings during summer so about two months of the year is spent playing them. Last summer I played a lot of new Vegas with mods and a lot of other games I don't remember. This one I played shovel knight, undertale and started a shitty mmo
Random text from my cousin I haven't talked to in two years. After small talk about nothing I asked him out the blue "So what games are you playing right now?" He replied that he hasn't played any and had sold his consoles. I then asked him "So what do you do now?"
He then tells me that he spends his time at the neighborhood bar playing pool and talking to GILFS.
>>25848221 I'm a software engineer. I don't enjoy my job, I just do it for money. I genuinely enjoy playing a good video game more than anything else. It is the best feeling in the world. I could die right now and not regret the thousands of hours I have spent on video games throughout my life. I don't understand why people can't accept this. Are you so unhappy with what you've done in life that you have to bring others down?
>>25848221 one day he'll look back on his life and think, those were some damn fun videogames. >meaningful meaning is what you derive from things and varies from person to person. >real skills thankfully real skills can be purchased in this capitalist society
>>25848342 Except it's not about money and you are a child. Playing videogames is going to get old and you are going to get old And you will lament yourself over all the time you wasted And you will be sorry you never took any of the depression posting here seriously Because you are going to be one of the people begging online for someone to take the pain away
>>25848446 >and you will lament yourself over all the time you wasted no, I won't. I would have done that by now. in fact, the only thing I regret is that I didn't ENOUGH of what I loved. I should have studied less, worried less, and spent more time playing the video games I love with the friends that I loved being around.
when you're on your death bed looking back at your life, are you going to remember all the time you spent killing yourself "learning skills" or are you going to remember all the moments of pure unfiltered joy you got from the things you love?
you sound like you're in denial and you're trying to project it onto others
I speak five languages and learning a sixth. I'm good with my hands. Published author. I do software and hardware. Glorious singing voice. Managing my money so well I'll retire in just a few more years. etc etc I'm not here to brag, I'm here for feels.
>>25848633 Freaking robots you underage newfag. Just go to /v and you will see the usual I can't play videogames anymore thread. You know shit about the world, you are no special, you have needs and videogames won't satisfy any of them, you are stupid. Too stupid for your age, you won't listen. This will be your biggest regret in life
>>25848655 >I'm good with my hands Anon masturbating is not a hobby >I know 6 languages That you learned online? Don't be a retard >published author What did you write? >glorious singing voice That's not a hobby in itself >I do software and hardware At what level?
>>25848599 I'm 27. The only depressing part of my life is my job, but it's worth it because I'll be able to retire comfortably when I'm 35. All of my old friends who grew out of their love for video games or other childhood interests and become adults are depressed now. They have wives and kids, and the little free time they have is spent getting drunk or watching football. I have what many would consider "skills", I work on ways to make new tech for renewable energy, but I don't really enjoy doing it. I just want to do the things I enjoy, which is hopefully what I'll be able to do more once I retire.
Also I would like a source on those other couple thousand people, you sure seem to know a lot of them.
>>25848788 And I want your name and your workplace Can't wait for your downfall in ten years when you are 40 and completely alone and live to work and purchase micro transactions like those men in Japan. Seriously there is nothing wrong for you to play videogames, you have a job but don't issolate yourself, I know an 80 year old man whose only friend is my dad he goes to sleep at 6 pm everyday, he has nobody to celebrate Christmas with and he called his only other friend and found out he died 3 years ago. Don't end up like that it's depressing
>>25848702 >freaking >newfag >goes on /v/ >being this upset >thinks he knows best No anon, the underage person is you. I never said I was special, I'm just content with how things are. People improve because they aren't happy with how they are, I don't need "real skills" because it's not the medieval times anymore, simply having computer skills is enough to get a job these days. I regret nothing. On the subject of needs, I think you should go to bed now, you have school in the morning.
>>25848907 I haven't gone to /v in years, I remember tho >thinking that /r9k is any better tho I'm not going to acknowledge all the retardness, delusion and disconnection with the real world you posted. Only a 12 year old would think his computer skills will grant him a job in the middle of a crisis
>>25848890 >I want your name and your workplace lol >Can't wait for your downfall in ten years when you are 40 and completely alone damn man you are a huge piece of shit if you want that to happen to me, I have done nothing to hurt you.
I already lost all of my old friends, they don't have time to hang out with me because they have families of their own now. I'm not bitter about that, I totally understand. I've also already made new friends who are like me. A lot of the guys I work with are single rich dudes who enjoy video games, and we go to Super Smash Bros tournaments every couple weeks together. We also hang out on the weekends, and our circle has slowly been getting bigger and bigger over the last couple years. I don't need to see my friends any more than that, I really enjoy living by myself, I can't be comfortable living with another person.
you have problems to work out for yourself and you need to stop taking it out on others man
I am a doctor making over 200k a year and I still play video games.
the key is balance. obviously if you're a retard who wakes up, games, doesn't even brush his teeth and goes to sleep to rinse and repeat, video games are a waste of time. luckily I'm not that kind of retard.
Videogames are nothing but a means of staving off boredom. A way to teleport yourself to a time period 2-5 hours from now, whilst gaining nothing. Almost none of them have any kind of lasting value.
>but I enjoy them
Then why is your face a dead-eyed stare 99% of the time that you're playing?
Society has finally advanced enough to where people don't have to work hard to get by. The only things they need to worry about are sustaining themselves. And so since people don't need to work hard to get by, they don't. They take the path of least resistance through life. Why do something hard when I can do something fun like videogames for my entire life instead? So you choose Dark Souls over War and Peace. The non-/r9k/ equivalent to this is going out to bars and slutting around, living a life of pure hedonism.
The NEET philosophy here is that works sucks and you should avoid it, while instead focusing on the things you enjoy. But the fact of the matter is this doesn't work. People who lead these lives end up with depression (and that rate is going up as it becomes easier and easier to live as a freeloading zit on the ass of society). They say "doc, gimme the pill that will fix me," since after all, it can't possibly be their choices that made them unhappy. But it is. The path of least resistance is no way to live. They never develop or mature, they never face hardships, and eventually they wonder why everything feels so empty. It's because they chose to live a hollow life.
If suicide is the easy way out, video games are the easy way through.
>>25848992 Right now as I mean January I'm waiting to start coding classes with a professor who blew me off 3 times already wich sucks because I put my life on hold for him Last month j was busy with the hollydays The previous month I 3d modeled everyday for 8 or more hours The previous one the same The precious one I practiced drawing for my classes everyday and piano
>>25849058 I have problems, I'm human and I do take it on others but that's just because I was just like them and ndi know they won't listen and will go through the same path and it frustrates me to no end. Why are we part of the stupidest generation?
>>25849113 funny you mention Dark Souls, that game has given me more pure joy than all of the work I have accomplished in my life. this thread is pointless, it's full of people who are unhappy with their lives and want to shove their unhappiness onto everyone else
>>25849121 >3d modeled everyday for 8 or more hours do you enjoy doing this? are you going to look back at that time spent as well spent or wasted? will the meager skill learned through it be worth it at the end of your life, or would it have been spent better doing something you like?
>>25849211 I played it too and enjoyed it. I'm not saying everyone should completely avoid any form of degenerate entertainment altogether (that would be in essence telling everyone to go nofap for life). But if you've clocked 3,000 hours into an MMO, maybe you should think twice before pulling another all-nighter grinding for armor. You're going to look back and feel like you threw away a year of your life.
I would add that playing a game through, start to finish, is significantly less degenerate than playing an "endless multiplayer" game like Counter-Strike/BF/CoD for 200 hours.
>>25849267 I absolutely love doing this, it also brings me great pain because the say I approach it wich is suffering through, starting over and over and not stopping until its done and there are no mistakes. But it wears me down to the point I can't go on for a couple of months
>>25849471 I don't hate videogames, I hate what they do to young people, there are millions f people watching pedwiepie everyday instead of connecting with each other. There are people playing videogames instead of living their life and these are facts you can't deny. Videogames are good for children under supervision but in the hands of an abused kid it could cripple his developmenf
>stoped playing games >replaced with anime >stoped watching anime >started reading manga >stoped doing that >started reading books >started watching experimental films >started pumping one music album after another into my ears
It seems like my life slowly turned into a quest of amping up my efficiency in absorbing information. Sad thing is that it literally makes me autistic though.
>>25849567 How do monks live the past of least resistance? There are lots of strict rules to follow in monestaries, and everybody has a lot of work to do. That requires a lot more discipline and would be a lot more difficult than sitting around playing video games all day.
>>25849562 I get what you're saying but you're inherently wrong about vidya stopping kids from "living life". If some kid who plays CoD 5 hours a day suddenly stops playing vidya, he'll just go out and spend all that time doing normie shit like drinking and partying. They're both purely for enjoyment purposes and vidya offer at least some form of production as opposed to normie shit. Giving up video games isn't going to turn you into some master of work ethic who knows every field of science, 10 different languages, and 12 different instruments. You're just going to spend that time doing other stupid shit.
>>25849629 >not playing videogames means you're going to be drinking or partying >vidya offer at least some form of production >production
Know how I know you're just an insecure beta trying to project you're self percieved superiority over "chad"? You do know that there's more activities than drinking right? And the word is productivity, of course you would know this if you actually did something constructive like reading a book.
Anon did not choose his words wisely. The path of least resistance temporarily is not the path of least resistance as a life-style. Deciding to play games instead of working is taking the easy way out at the moment. Hardening and balancing mind and body is taking the easy way in life.
>>25849616 i agree that it's a much better lifestyle than playing games all day, it's just that the vibe i got from your post was that everyone should be trying to get ahead in their careers and working hard to achieve something of "value" which is the opposite of a monastic life
>>25847607 i lose interest in games fast as fuck too. it's difficult to stay playing one for longer than an hour but sometimes i find and play one for like 6 hours straight for a couple for days until i'm completely burnt out.
>>25849888 when did I ever say that reading is bad? all I said is that it isn't inherently constructive/productive. you have to gain skills and utilize them to be constructive/productive. simply reading =/= productive.
>quit video games >quit 4chan >quit drugs >got IT degree >got IT job >got gf >learned piano >spent hours a day trying to learn new things in science and math >painted daily >felt hollow as fuck >tried to kill myself >I'm back on 4chan again fuck whats been said in this thread, giving up your vices isn't going to make life better. it's all an illusion.
>>25849629 I used to think the "robots hate normies" meme was always a meme until i saw this post you do know how productive going out and drinking actually ,is right? you do know how unproductive staying in clicking a button all night is, right?
>>25850073 I used to go out drinking all the time and it was horrible. I enjoy spending a night inside playing some comfy games. Why are you guys so upset when other people are satisfied? Why does every have to be as miserable as you?
>>25850097 going out drinking is like some sort of hyper socialisation, all you do is drink and talk, it builds up relationships ten fold in comparison to talking over the internet, I really struggle to understand how grinding away on a game compares to that in terms of productivity
>>25850099 if the endgame is to be proud of yourself on your deathbed which is what the normalfaggots on this thread believe, then yes you have to be productive.
intelligence means fuck all if you're not using it. see that one guy who has like a 150+ IQ and believes in G0D. knowing something for the sake of knowing it is stupid.
find a goal, fixate yourself on it, complete it. be productive. not "wowzas i wanna read seben books by the end of the month xDDD" but "I want to finish these three IT books so I can get a better quality of life by the end of the summer."
if you aren't being productive, then fuck off and let me play my videoshits.
>>25850727 Yeah and I used only a 3/4 drawing as reference I really want to start again but I have to learn to code in order to get my ged and go take a modeling course. I have until March to do the test
>>25850767 No, I spent a week on that one. I modeled tons of shit in two months. That's OK anon, I know you are jealous and trying to bring me down to your level but you have no idea the level of satisfaction having people hate me for the quality of my work brings to me
>>25850826 I can't just do 4 hours of modeling a day, modeling completely takes over my life and I can't stop until a month has gone by and I am exhausted. Also I have a professor who demands I study my ass off, he wants me to get good enough in a year to get me a job
>>25846907 >videogames aren't fun anymore This is a bullshit argument because videogames in general have less fun.
Old arcade games >look at this game doesnt this look fucking FUN?!?!? Are you good enough to beat it??
New games >this immersive cinematic narrative will take 8-10 hours to experience. "Army Man Kill Space Alien VIII proves games are on par with literature and film as a storytelling medium. 9.364758 / 10" - IGN
>>25851410 Different guy here. I stopped playing video games due to anhedonia. I don't really enjoy anything besides lifting and resting anymore. The rest of my time is spent wallowing in self-hatred with occasional bouts of repressed fury
>>25851235 >>25851501 I took what >>25849113 said to mean that proportionally more people are able to afford the path of least resistance lifestyle. That isn't inherently saying "people don't have to work hard to get by."
>>25853019 I never said you needed to put your efforts into a career. Plenty of people have aspirations and dreams (outside of careerism) that they cast aside for something that's easier and right in front of them.
Look at how "the ideas guy" became a meme for video games. The concept of a person who has "ideas" for a video game but never acts on those ideas or gets anywhere with them is SO COMMON that it became a meme.
>>25853137 >Have tons of good ideas >Gaming is the only thing I have that I could call a passion >Literally nothing else is interesting >Free time? Video games >Have attempted several times, and failed, to learn proper game development >Going to college for an associates in applied science, video game design
>>25846907 >xbox breaks over a year and a half ago >stop playing vidya as much >still play a fuck ton of bravely default though, but i got bored of grinding for that dragon sde quest >still managed to kill 2 dragons though >focusing more on art >friend sends me old 360 about 5 months ago >all of my old xbl friends got an xbox one >nobody to play gta online with >play gta online for a couple of weeks by myself and get a fuck ton of money >stop playing vidya and focus more on my art
New games don't even look very interesting anyways.
>>25846907 the only vidya i play now are RPGs and even then it's only two or three per year depending on how good they are
i used to play a lot of multiplayer games but the quality of them took such a huge nosedive that i couldn't stand it anymore. every community pushes the esports shit and every genre was becoming homogenized in their own way because "balance" is the most important thing to these people
Was never really big on video games to begin with but now i rarely ever play them. I went back over christmas break to play a bunch of old games and it just wasnt happening. Think i might be done for good. Probably for the better desu, im spending most of my time working out now and focusing on improving myself the best i can.
>>25846907 >Tfw when I finally stopped playing video games after they stopped updating Gta online for last gen It's a odd feel, that was the last game I played ever and after the stopped updating I've stopped turning on my 360 alltogether and haven't played any games at all for 9 months now cause it got so boring but I guess that's a plus
>spend all you life developing "real skills" >have vast knowledge of all fields of academics and trade skills >die >your "real skills" end up in the exact same place anon's fake videogame skills do: rotting in the ground
>>25855017 Yep. Have a nice La-Z-Boy recliner right by the window that I sit in while listening to books. Go out and swim in the summer time. Usually go out and skate in the winter time, but this winter's been too warm for the water to actually freeze.
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