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*Doesn't have to be in 2007 only*
*Try to keep the problems personal and not problems related to the industry*
In this thread we discuss your gaming related issues, whatever they may be. Do you buy way more games then are possible to play? Do you never finish or perhaps never even start them? Do you play games to the point that it begins to negatively affect your life(school, love life, family ect?) Do you play one game so much(looking at you MMO's) that you neglect all of the others? Has playing this one game in any way ruined other types of gaming for you? Have you ever stuck to a certain type of game so long that your skills in other genres have sunk to the point that seemingly average difficulty games have become hard and hard games impossible? Do you spend more money then you should on games? Do you barely game anymore these days but for whatever reason still keep buying more and more games/new consoles? Have you ever taken your gaming frustration to a place it shouldn't have been taken or let it get out of hand?
I'm sure there are plenty of other possibilities for issues to discuss but that should be enough examples to get this started. I'd also encourage everyone to discuss strategies that they've used to overcome certain problems they have or may have had. This could be backlog strategies, or perhaps a method you used to re-train yourself if you're gaming skill has slipped overall, or a way in which to properly vent frustration. If for whatever reason you wish to remain anonymous about an issue but still wish to post it you may PM me with your problem and I will re-post it for you anonymously. You may also e-mail me with some newly made hotmail account or something if you don't wish me to see your forum name as well.
I'll get this started. I am one of the strangest people to ever call himself(ignore the girl in my name it's my CoH character) a gamer. I have probably finished somewhere in the range of 5% of my games and started somewhere around 50%. I don't even know why I buy games anymore these days as I never start anything and if I do I barely get past the first bit. I used to play nothing but City of Heroes with all my console games just collecting dust on the shelf and I believe that for some reason this has ruined my single player gaming experience. I can't explain it but I really can't play single player games anymore and have fun. Then at the same time that this is going on I continue to buy games I will probably never even play. I don't think I've finished a game for 6 months atleast and I don't think I've finished a new game in a year.(The old one being KOTOR which I'd already beaten). I'm not sure exactly why I am like this but hopefully one day I can jump whatever hurdle it is that will allow me to once again become a decently versed console gamer.
And now PA let us discuss our woes and our counter-woes in great detail...BEGIN!