Wtf is wrong with me? I cannot find ANY enjoyment in video games anymore.

Wtf is wrong with me? I cannot find ANY enjoyment in video games anymore. Just fired up my PS4 for the first time in a while and downloaded a few games in the subscription Catalog that I've always wanted to play. Made it about 20 minutes into each of them before getting bored and moving on. I have no patience for gameplay any more. I just want to turn my brain off and destress but video games just don't do that for me anymore (I have more luck with books and playing music, ironically activities which should demand MORE patience. What's the go?

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Fired up PS4
    THere's the problem. It does not have good games.
    Also, you might wanna check your mental health with expert. Go to a psychiatrist.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Bullshit, I downloaded Blasphemous, Slime Rancher, Bloodstained ritual of the night, God of War, Stellaris, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne (only one I remotely got into but bored now) All huge games with loads of content. I'm just bored SHITLESS.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >he's incapable of fully concentrating on one game at a time
        Sounds like it's a (You) problem.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Those games are trash, no wonder you're bored.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Seriously shit games anon.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >"all huge games with loads of content"
        Do you consider page-count a plus when buying books? Do you consider run-time a feature in movies?

        Maybe you should be after vision rather than 'content'. Imagine going on Ganker and saying you aren't feeling it anymore because you keep trying and failing to read super smash brothers fanfictions.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >playing the most popular games ment to appeal to the lowest common denominator
        >why am I not entertained
        You answered your own question, try playing a good game instead

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Someone doesn't need to go to a pill-pusher because they're enjoying video games less. It's normal to get bored of games for a while and ti focus on other interests.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        This. If you ever hit a period where it feels like vidya gives no joy, don’t fucking try to force it by thinking
        >b-but I’m supposed to enjoy this, vidya is what I have enjoyed since my childhood
        Take. A. Fucking. Break.

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Books and music don't demand patience, they demand investment. Do you really want to turn your brain off, or are you actually put off by how little video games tend to have going on?

    Have you tried playing sharper, start middle and end games with strong reputations? What were the games you played? If one of them was Horizon you should just have a nice day.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Horizon was a fkn JOKE. Woke, a big open empty world full of things I don't care about, dumb ass robots, dumb characters who say dumb things. Just no substance, no soul. Nothing to suck me in. Horizon was probably the most boring on the list.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        How about you play a real game? Anything before 2008 (if not Japanese) is a good starting filter.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Any recs that are on PS4? Looking for something with intelligent dialogue.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Dead Rising got a PS4 port. I also loved The Evil Within. Both games are far more intelligent than they got credit for.

            If by "intelligent dialogue" you actually mean long-winded indulgent gnomish soapbox moments just go watch Aaron Sorkin movies.

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Stop playing games made outside of Asia.

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    replay the games you used to like as a kid/teen, that's what i do
    it's completely okay to completely check out from the modern gaming industry, if it doesn't bring you joy don't try to force it and instead focus on doing something you like

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    i think you've realized that almost all games are shallow and boring
    If i want to be engaged by a game I fire up a fighting game, play a few matches for half an hour, proceed to quit game
    I also play card games now, it's very chill and relaxing despite the need for some brain power
    that's all I can say really, what you're feeling will likely never go away, you've come to a realization that will likely affect how you see games forever

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like depression anon. Are you unhappy in life?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Definitely am a bit manic depressive but surely if I have the motivation to exercise and read books I should have the energy to play some Vidya

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Army in the pan? I dont get it

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      US loves intervening in countries when there's oil to be had

      If you like gameplay get Nioh 2.

      Okay will give it a crack. Played the first one but got bored after fighting the first boss on the boat

      Going through a hectic time to be honest, lots of very good and lots of awful stuff going on.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you like gameplay get Nioh 2.

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    gas/electricity prices are fucking my ass that I'm cooking shit on a grill with coal now

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    this thread is full of depressed people who dont realize it.
    keep in mind most depression comes from outside. fix your life, and the joy will come back. it doesnt have to happen all at once, going one step at a time is fine

    also be grateful to your brain from denying you pleasure from video games, now you can actually focus on important things. the joy will come back

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Explain why you use the term 'depression' rather than unhappy.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Being unhappy is caused by depression.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          And what causes depression?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Lingering on Ganker, he just explained it

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              It sounds like depression is an unnecessary step in explaining what we used to understand as unhappiness, and because it's unnecessary people get confused.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Depression is more than being simply unhappy though. It's the feeling of not being wanted by anyone else, the feeling of being useless, thinking that you don't matter, lacking confidence, being lonely and not believing you can achieve the same things other people achieve.
                It's a lot more severe than being unhappy for a few weeks because your dog died of old age.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Having a shit life overall. There was an article about that recently how scientists figured that out recently and having a better life is a bigger cure than any antidepressants. Wow, fucking geniuses. Whoda thunk that I'm fucking miserable because I've barely had a social life since high school while my former classmates who partied and eventually settled down are not depressed despite facing quite a few hardships.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              >cure
              That suggests an explicit and objective physical or physiological ailment to be corrected, which is not what depression is if you actually press anybody on it.

              Again, you aren't using a definition of depression we couldn't change out for unhappy. You just dislike that term because you like the respect and prestige that come with 'depression'. "no but I was BEYOND unhappy, it was DEPRESSION".

              True, you may have a point. DS, SNES, PS1, PS2, N64, PC, GC and Wii had a massive variety of games/genres to enjoy
              Today you need to find some really obscure indie titles on RPGmaker to replicate this randomness I feel

              You could get bigger and better novel games, truly *new* experiences, before 2008 than you can now. Anything with a greater than indie budget is some retarded agribusiness game-like product made for third worlders and tv sport watchers. In 2006 we got Dead Rising.

              This is likely one of the oldest questions on Ganker. People have answered it before, but here is a quick rundown.

              Despite what Ganker says, video games are fun. But playing them as your main hobby for extended periods of time will drain you out, because you aren’t “accomplishing” anything. Not trying to insult you, it’s true from an objective standpoint. The human munkee brain was not evolved to be stagnant like this.

              What you need is to step away from the games for a period. In this time, take up a new hobby that actually allows you to see physical progress. ( Playing a whole song on piano, drawing a whole picture, and if you must stay in the realms of games, coding a whole game )

              You don’t need pills or a psychiatrist. Your brain is naturally telling you the problem. Much like anxiety walking home at night keeps you on alert for predators, boredom in your hobbies signifies it isent enough to satisfy your brain anymore.

              Just don’t buy a 2k VR setup it hopes of refunding the magic. Can verify from multiple people it dosent do jack shit.

              >accomplishment
              >hobby
              Meme terms for idiots. He should play better video games.

              I want this autoposted in every le tired gamer thread.

              I want you gutted like a fish but we can't all have what we want.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        because youre not strictly unhappy when depressed. thats also why a lot of people dont realize they are depressed. they figure cause they still enjoy some things somewhat, laugh sometimes, smile sometimes, and whatever, that they cant be depressed. cause all they know about depression is that its something that randomly happens for no reason and makes you hate life and want to have a nice day

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Okay and what's the real rundown?

          Depression is more than being simply unhappy though. It's the feeling of not being wanted by anyone else, the feeling of being useless, thinking that you don't matter, lacking confidence, being lonely and not believing you can achieve the same things other people achieve.
          It's a lot more severe than being unhappy for a few weeks because your dog died of old age.

          OP didn't describe any of those particular feelings thoughever.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Never came back for me. It’s been a decade.

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Play games similar to shit you enjoy rather than trying shit you hear or get told is good

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >more people get depressed, jaded and cynical because of internet
    >no goth/emo resurgence
    PLEASE

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Modern women being depressed
      They are constantly on Tik Tok

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous
  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >video games just don't do that for me anymore (I have more luck with books
    Try some visual novels.

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe your tastes changed. It's part of growing up. You won't always lie everything you like now forever. You're not depressed you're just boring yourself with an activity you feel you're "supposed" to enjoy for whatever reason. Just do what you actually like.

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Wtf is wrong with me? I cannot find ANY enjoyment in video games anymore.
    Okkusenman, okkusenman...

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm getting older...

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    OP, unironically stop whatever you are doing and go buy and play Northern Journey on steam right now.

    It's pretty cheap and captivated me for an entire 10 hour long adventure which is totally unique and not like anything else I've played. Trust me, you will not regret it.

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    This type of whiny self-indulgent dear diary trash belongs on Reddit, not here.

    Also, your meme is terrible. Melt elsewhere pls.

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Figuring out what is fundamentally wrong with your life is much much harder than just taking an antidepressant pill.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's much easier if you try to work it out in steps, too

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Stop looking for new experiences, very few games are actually worth it these days. Just replay old titles you used to love and try to do things differently than how you did back then or restrict yourself to add some form of challenge. You might rediscover games you liked under a new light. Gaming is fucking dead

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Counterpoint, the problem is that most games are made under reactionary sensibilities and the problem is that there are so few truly new experiences. 10 random games made before 2008 will probably contain more variety than all AAA games made after that date. In the west at least I sincerely think this would be true.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        True, you may have a point. DS, SNES, PS1, PS2, N64, PC, GC and Wii had a massive variety of games/genres to enjoy
        Today you need to find some really obscure indie titles on RPGmaker to replicate this randomness I feel

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    This is likely one of the oldest questions on Ganker. People have answered it before, but here is a quick rundown.

    Despite what Ganker says, video games are fun. But playing them as your main hobby for extended periods of time will drain you out, because you aren’t “accomplishing” anything. Not trying to insult you, it’s true from an objective standpoint. The human munkee brain was not evolved to be stagnant like this.

    What you need is to step away from the games for a period. In this time, take up a new hobby that actually allows you to see physical progress. ( Playing a whole song on piano, drawing a whole picture, and if you must stay in the realms of games, coding a whole game )

    You don’t need pills or a psychiatrist. Your brain is naturally telling you the problem. Much like anxiety walking home at night keeps you on alert for predators, boredom in your hobbies signifies it isent enough to satisfy your brain anymore.

    Just don’t buy a 2k VR setup it hopes of refunding the magic. Can verify from multiple people it dosent do jack shit.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I want this autoposted in every le tired gamer thread.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I would enjoy slitting your throat and watching you die

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Retard. If games were still as good as they were back in nineties and early 00’s, you could spend your entire life playing them up until you die and never feel bored. Trying to blame anything else is a lie and a cope: the fact is that vidya is dead.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      There is no reason why you couldn’t game forever if the games were good

  21. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Built a new 5900x 6900xt pc for vr on my bday 3 months ago haven't touched it in two. Gaming experience sucks now vr is basically dead online on pancake is censorship say word money stolen steam is beyond garbage the whole culture is just shit. Not turning on my gaming pc again until I unfuck my life have a family wife and kids. Bye Ganker - oldfag wizard

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I will reproduce to make my own life fulfilling
      Will be seeing your son on /LULZ/ in the future.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >I will reproduce to make my own life fulfilling
        >Will be seeing your son on /LULZ/ in the future.
        I'm 31 it's normie central there mate this whole website is.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I know, basically using /LULZ/ as an expression. The incel bleeding edge is forums, the wiki, and blackpill youtube. In the future I figure it will evolve further.

  22. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I read a lot and one of the pieces of advice you often hear when reading becomes tedious and boring is to either start writing or find something new. Maybe video games are like that as well.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You can get over gaming boredom by just trying harder, the idea of ”finding something new” is a meme.

  23. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It’s probably you now treating playing vidya as an obligation rather than fun. Take a break and do something that’s fulfilling or benefits you in some way like a hobby. Don’t treat videogames as if you HAVE to play them since there’s nothing else to do, because that’s when they feel like chores.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking retard, see

      >cure
      That suggests an explicit and objective physical or physiological ailment to be corrected, which is not what depression is if you actually press anybody on it.

      Again, you aren't using a definition of depression we couldn't change out for unhappy. You just dislike that term because you like the respect and prestige that come with 'depression'. "no but I was BEYOND unhappy, it was DEPRESSION".

      [...]
      You could get bigger and better novel games, truly *new* experiences, before 2008 than you can now. Anything with a greater than indie budget is some retarded agribusiness game-like product made for third worlders and tv sport watchers. In 2006 we got Dead Rising.

      [...]
      >accomplishment
      >hobby
      Meme terms for idiots. He should play better video games.

      [...]
      I want you gutted like a fish but we can't all have what we want.

      He should just play better games

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