I’m 18. I feel like I have unironically grown out of video games. Is this natural or is somethi…

I’m 18. I feel like I have unironically grown out of video games. Is this natural or is something wrong with me? It hurts. And it hurts seeing older people than me able to have fun playing video games

Something broke. It’s like I started to recognize that these virtual worlds are completely meaningless. It’s like my reward system understood that it’s been getting tricked the whole time, by just a few buttons. Ugh

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  1. Everybody goes through phases. I’m 29 and have been periodically losing interest and then finding interest in games since I was about 16. Give it a couple months, maybe a year, something will grab your attention.

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    • nah i used to play m&b warband as a kid, bamham asylum, gta sa, oblivion, skyrim, eu4, tw3. when i started growing up i took up dark souls and MGS. i liked re7 and re2make. i know my taste is very basic but more obscure games are usually no fun at all, and that’s why they stay obscure i guess

      it’s actually funny because in every other department like music or film or theater i’m very elitist but when it comes to games i’m a total basic bitch

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  2. >virtual worlds are completely meaningless
    i hate this stupid meme, nothing has meaning in this world , not money, not fame, not love
    if you hate vidya now because its """""""""meaningless""""""""" you might as well go have a nice day right now because you will never find """""""""""""meaning""""""""""""" however hard you look

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    • Meaning exists, but it’s true that you have to find it first, or maybe tune yourself into it, in the real world too. If you do that, you will realize that every encounter with new information or experience is meaningful, doesn’t mean if it was IRL or through a screen, it left impact on you either way.

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  3. >I’m 18. I feel like I have unironically grown out of video games.
    You’re a literal fucking teenager. You haven’t grown, let alone out of video games.

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  4. Now you need to go and make some money, and nthen you will realize money is utterly garbage garden gnome bullshit and you will come back to playing video games

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  5. I was big into gaming as a kid and had a hiatus between ages 18-29 eventually got back into it. A similar thing happened with another hobby. It’s OK to fuckoff for a while. if you truly love it you’ll be back.

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  6. Happened to me when I got hit with severe depression and breakdown. It wasn’t just video games either, it felt like I peeled off a layer of reality. Before I would pay attention to small like the way sunlight falls on a particular tree and its evening shadow etc. and it all felt like it had meaning. After that something broke and I was only able to perceive hard and cold objects by themselves, as if my mental desktop shortcuts were disarranged, it was hard to explain. And it was hard to find any joy and meaning in vidya because of it, and my imagination was also hit, even though it was vivid before. Even more strangely, I felt like I suddenly lost some of my autistic quirks or small obsessions. However, after 3 or 4 years I’ve been feeling like it’s all been slowly coming back to me, like a warm blanket of autism around my psyche, so I at least know it’s reversible now.

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  7. Get a better hobby homosexual, prefferably something creative like drawing or writing or composing, you can always boot up and play videogames later when you once again feel like it, imagine thinking you should dedicate your life to this shit.
    Also underage b&.

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  8. Try it out a little longer to see if you still feel that way.

    If you’ve truly grown out of the hobby, then this would be a perfect time to try another one. Is there anything else you’re good at, or something you’ve looked at and thought "Huh, maybe I could try that"?

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  9. No, it’s just that at your age you become an introspective pseudo-philosophical retard. You’ll grow out of that stage in a few years.

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  10. >18
    >complaining about being too old for anything
    Just become a stoner dropout already. You seem to be reaching for an excuse.

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    • >22
      >didn’t become a stoner dropout
      >became a regular dropout instead
      I may be a failure, but thank god I haven’t gone full DUDE yet.

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  11. Turn off your router and start playing a new game. One that you have absolutely no knowledge of. Don’t turn your internet back on until you’ve seen the credits. You now enjoy video games again.

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