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Do you spend more time reading about games than actually playing them?
I'm finding this a lot lately. I tend to spend a lot more time on things like forums and game websites than I actually do playing the games themselves. I often get interested in a few upcoming titles, follow them and whatever information is released, and then come release day either do or don't buy them depending on how things panned out.
But these days I tend to spend more time just discussing games (past, present and future) on forums, reading game websites, and sometimes just cruising gametrailers to see what's new. But I don't actually PLAY as much as I used to.
I think a large might partly be down to the lack of effort needed to do something like surf the net compared to actually making the effort to make progress in-game. And the nature of the games I play is that I often prefer harder games since easier games are just dull. But often I'll get stuck on a level / segment for a while and then just abandon it for a while because I can't be bothered at that point to finish it. Other times I just don't have the time to dedicate to a game at that point, and it's easier to spend a short amount of time surfing the net instead.
Really I'm not too sure why I tend to game less while still being interested in the gaming scene as a whole. Maybe I'm more interested in the idea of gaming than actually gaming?
Is anyone else finding themselves in a similar situation?