Do You Ever Have Trouble Focusing On Games?

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“I had one question for ya to see if this issue is just me or if it happens to others. I’m 30 and have been gaming since I was 3 and this has just started happening to me within the last year or so. Do you ever just have to pause a game you are playing, put your controller down and just look around on the internet for a while, like you just lost all interest in your game?? I ask because I’ve been like that a lot lately and was wondering if anyone else does it. For example, I got ME3 from Gamefly several months back, got to the female Krogan rescue mission, and just lost all interest instantly and sent it back. I’ve since bought the game to force me to actually play it so that I’ll get my money out of it, and I can’t figure out what made me put it down cause I like it now. I also recently got DmC free on PS+ and sort of had to quit it for lack of interest. Anyway, sorry for rambling and keep up the good work.”


Y’know, I’ve totally been there! Although video games are, like, my passion and my everything and my life and what I look forward to every morning, I’ve found that it takes quite a special game to keep me hooked for hours and hours on end. Y’know, a game that you cannot put down even if you need eat and/or drink in order to sustain life. The games that do manage to keep me from living a healthy lifestyle are generally VERY story-driven games. Makes sense, right? The better the story the more time you want to spend with it! So, my first thought was maybe you aren’t digging the stories of the games you’re playing. But then again not everyone plays games for the story — some play for the actual gameplay itself, for example. So ask yourself, dear David, what is it that you want and crave from a video game? A story? Gameplay? Action? Exploration?

Since this just started happening, maybe ask yourself if a big change recently occurred in your life. Perhaps you’re feeling a bit stressed, overwhelmed and/or distracted with something and therefore your ability to focus on anything else is hindered. I’ve found if something serious is happening (like an injury/death in the family or whatnot) video games aren’t my go-to medicine. In fact, I find it hard to enjoy a video game if some shit is really going down — I feel like whatever unfortunate happenstance (whatever it may be) that’s going on affects my ability to enjoy the game. That may sound like a no brainer, but I personally know several people who can escape ANYTHING by gaming.

Anywho, if you can relate to David let me know! I’m a curious cat myself.

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