Games: Who Still Has Time for It?

Games: Who Still Has Time for It?

As a child I dreamed away from the pile of games I would play as an adult on a fixed income from non GamStop casinos on Thegamepoint. In practice, however, this is quite disappointing. I came to the sad realization this week that I’ve only played a handful of the games released this year.

I came to this realization when considering my games of the year. After all, you can’t start early enough with the upcoming fierce discussions in mind. I couldn’t figure it out and soon realized the cause: I played at non GamStop casinos very little. The five games that came out this year and have played extensively are Resident Evil Village, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Metroid Dread, Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. The last two are remasters of previously released games that I had already gone through. All in all, this means three completely new experiences.

How Are Games Reviewed?

That’s a bizarrely small number of new games I’ve played, especially considering I work in the games industry. You would think that in this sector you try out one game after the other, or finish it. That is partly the case, although it mainly depends on your specialization. For example, several of my colleagues mainly focus on reviewing games and logically play quite a few titles. 

I myself mainly report on the latest game news, about which I occasionally produce backgrounds or columns. You don’t necessarily have to play the latest games for that – although I can draw on my rich history as a gamer if necessary. Besides my work, it is also my biggest hobby.

I have to nuance the above somewhat: I did play more than five games in 2023. The other material, however, all stems from previous years, such as Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. 

Seas of Time

In the end I can do nothing but resign myself to the fact that I’m never going to play the amount of games I actually want to at non GamStop casinos. As a kid, I had plenty of time but a limited financial resource to draw on – after all, my parents didn’t gift me new games all year round. Now the situation is reversed: the financial resources are there, but I’m short of time!

My working days as a freelancer cover all days of the working week, as well as a few evenings and sometimes half a weekend. I fill the remaining time with walks (so that the walls don’t come on me), visits to the gym (to stay fit and healthy), a drink in town with friends (social interaction) and the occasional episode of a series or film to unload. The time that remains is reserved for non GamStop casinos … but nowadays that is at most a few hours a week. And then I don’t even have a bunch of kids running around!

All I can do is resign myself to the fact that I’m never going to play the amount of games at non GamStop casinos I’d like to!

Is It Bad?

The only question that remains is whether it’s a bad thing at all that I don’t play that many games at non GamStop casinos anymore. It certainly gnaws: while writing news I see so many cool games that I want to play. I put them in my imaginary list of games I want to buy on or around release. Then its release day, a few weeks after release day, a few months… and I realize that the one game I was so excited for has been out for quite some time. But the next big release is just around the corner.

Still, I don’t think it’s a big disaster to game less fanatically. For example, it’s nice and cheap to play older games that you previously missed. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time for that when I retire later! Or would that be the same illusion I kept to myself as a child?

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