I game because its fun, also because it keeps me from eating. I have to be doing something at all times so games are better than stuffing myself. I game a WHOLE lot. All genres suit me (Action moreso). Paces depend on mood.
I need to find something new to do. BOREDOM HURTS!
True boredom isn't actually when you have nothing better to do (at least not all the time), but rather can be described as a feeling of wanting to escape from whatever is currently crippling your state of happiness. Let's say you're in a situation you don't want to be in. Boredom is kind of like a deterioration of mental stability and a terror in itself that is a fear of an unwelcome property, in a way.
Everything from TV shows, to listening to a dullard's long speech, and even video games can produce boredom. One such video game that comes to mind that didn't come across as fulfilling my need for interest in it is that of Suikoden. When playing through the game for the first time I started going around the town hub, in which I figured as in most RPGs you can find loot chests and items inside homes. Heading into these domiciles only led to a whole lot of nothing. Heading in you won't find people or possessions inside most of the buildings. This led to an early demise in my ability to find this game appealing, and thus boredom quickly set the stage exit to the left.
Playing video games though is not something I do myself to fill in a time slot. It's about intrigue... it's about passion. It's about finding the most wonderful gaming experiences to play, and indulging in them. Not every video game out there is built in such a way, but you can always hope for the best at the very least. If a game looks fun enough, then I'd definitely like to experience that particular title. On the other hand, there are a whole lot of games that don't look like my cup of tea at all. With this in mind I'd prefer not to spend time playing them or especially not paying to have them. My main drive for gaming is in finding the most enjoyable experiences from this entertainment medium. It's just that things won't always end up the way you want them to.
I am very old. I was a child in the 1960s. Video games did not exist then, we only had Network Televsion. Back then we had to wait for the TV show to come on and you could only sit there and watch the show. Then in the 1970s I got my first video game (Pong).
For the first time ever, I did not have to just sit there and watch a show. I was able to control what happened on my TV screen. I have never gotten over the feeling of controlling what happens on my TV. I have been playing video games ever since them.
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