The game industry will better keep me interested by the time I'll be in my eighties!
And they'll have to take into account my ruined sight, rheumatic hands, letargic reflexes, nonexistent short-term memory, senile impatience and a constant need for instant gratification.
Basically they can keep making them as they are today.
If the world as we know it ends tomorrow, I will find a way to charge my 3ds if I have to build a solar panel array to do it.
Highly doubt it. Games have been my life for a veryyyy long time (Uncles taught me how to play GTA and Twisted Metal when I was barely walking, so it came natural) and I plan to continue it for a long time, maybe even as a job in the future.
I'll get my kids into it, hell, i'll hand them my old PS3 and Xbox and say 'Play whatever you find. Get into it. Have fun like I did.'
We've even joked about this with a cousin about ten years ago; still honing times in a motocross games' time while in rocking chairs at age 70, if we'll reach that far.
No, I don't think I ever will. I may just get too busy at some point, but I'll always maintain my love for them. They're too far a part of my life, I'll never be able to just stop them. When they stop being good, I'll just stop buying them, but I'll keep playing older games.
Depends. At the moment we seem to be trending back to stuff that has a modicum of intelligence, so hopefully not.
Should we just keep being given more and more linear, more and more scripted stuff, then I would drop it out of disinterest, not because I'd grown too 'mature' for the medium itself.
I know what you mean I dread digital downloads, nothing can beat a hard physical copy. What if your memory unit gets lost or your data gets wiped? All that money you spent on games pissed down the toilet, that and it will be much easier for developers to take the piss if everything goes digital.
That and how, if you get banned from the site, you lose all the games you paid money for. It's also been kind of a hassle to actually purchase them, sometimes. My copies of BioShock, BioShock 2, and Psychonauts still never came through on Steam.
Have you contacted Steam support and/or checked on the Steam forums? Were you charged? Did you get email receipts?
It's like I never even clicked them. The best I could do was ask how to remove them from my cart, which took them about four days to respond to (and type only one sentence). I was very ticked. I wanted to buy Serious Sam 3: Deluxe Edition while it was on sale. Why would it take so long to write one sentence?
Turns out there's a "Remove from Cart" button below the... price, I think. I never saw this, because, I had a very dark monitor, even with the brightness and saturation at 100%. Now, I have a newer, better monitor that shows everything in its proper color and shade.
There are a few things I figured would lead to me hanging up the controller for good. If pay to win becomes a popular video game system, if they start charging for core features on top of the normal game, etc. Of course, those have to happen industry wide for the most part, not just one company. If a company does it I just cut them out of my "will buy from" list.
I don't think I'll ever stop playing but I'm sure the frequency in which I play and the duration of each session will decrease as I get older (and you know, get more responsibilities).
Been playing videogames for 30 years... don't really see that stopping anytime soon.
I'll be gaming until I'm old and senile, I'll probably be buried with a Ps2. Wait, no, IN A PS2!
Not likely, but it could happen one day, games are getting more advanced, I want to keep on riding the waves!
I suspect if I ever get around to getting married and having kids that my gaming time will be so limited that I'd just stop. But thats just supposition, and since I'm in no danger of that happening any time soon, bring on the games!
I think only when my job consumes my free time.
...my job of making video games!
Pfft, no. That's like saying it's possible to outgrow books or films.
Not a chance in hell.
I've had some of the happiest moments of my life (so far) with a console in my hands.
I look forward to more great memories.
A few things can stop me. Like losing my eyesight and both hands along with my tongue and ears. Other than that...NOTHING WILL EVER STOP ME! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!
Video games are pretty ingrained into our culture now. You'd no easier be able to avoid playing a video game anymore than it would be easy to avoid watching television or using a telephone.
That being said, would my regular game playing and game spending ever stop entirely? Well, perhaps (such as now) if I needed to put the money to better use or if the games industry ever collapses (one idiot blunder and it could happen. It's happened before) then in that case few people would ever be playing serious console games until someone else steps up to provide a new console gaming experience.
Regardless, even now that I really cannot afford to sustain my game playing leisure activities I am hard pressed to stop. There are so many great games I have on my to do list right now that I cannot play for lack of $$$ that it's driving me crazy. Even so I would be hard pressed to ever cease playing video games entirely.
So long as the interest is still there I'll never stop even if I wanted/had to.
Probably. When it's time to start working(yes, I'm a lazy failure), getting a girlfriend and eventually kids I doubt there'll be much time over for playing games like I used to.
I'll at least start prioritising which games to play, instead of buying every cheap game I find.
"When they pry my controller from my cold, dead hands." (or keyboard/mouse, depending)
You won't stop playing, you'll just have less time for it and (usually) become a bit more picky about what you play. You'll probably keep playing though. I'm 34 and have been playing games since I was around 7 or 8.
I do seem to go in waves though. Sometimes I literally don't have the energy or enthusiasm for gaming and I won't play anything for weeks. But I always find something eventually that I fancy getting into.
One advantage of not having as much time to play games is they *seem* to last longer. A 10 hour game can potentially last you most of a week if you only have a couple of hours to play a day. Whereas when I was younger and had all the time I wanted to play a game was over in a flash.
I dunno, prolly not.
I like gaming a bunch, I'm only 21 though so I have no idea what sort of man I'll be in 20 years.
I think I'll stop buying new games if they stop making games I like, if that happens I'll probably get bored of almost all of my games, but I think there'll always be a select few I revisit.
A simple question, to which I ask another: why would I?
I doubt it, i will play till i die.
In the past six months I'd be surprised if I clocked in ten hours of game playing. It sucks, but sometimes you just have a lot going on in your life and have to set games aside. For me, it really just comes down to how much free time I have.
getting a girlfriend and eventually kids I doubt there'll be much time over for playing games like I used to.
Think about it... what would you rather have. Video Games... or kids? :P
Play The Sims... you can have kids there :P