this is something i've discussed with some friends of mine, some of which can relate and some which can't at all.
as some of you know, i play fighting games competitively, but i've been playing video games ever since my neighbor got an NES when i was 3. like many kids born my generation, gaming was a huge part of my life, hours and hours and hours spent in front of various consoles, tearing through various games.
as we get older, we become less able to binge-game due to the responsibilities life begins to throw at us, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we have any less desire or love for that form of entertainment we grew up with... which leads me to the predicament and question i'd like to pose for this thread:
finishing a game is a struggle for me, not because i don't have the time to play it, but i just lose interest ridiculously fast, regardless of the game. getting 60ish% in assassin's creed 4 is the farthest i have gotten in several years with a game that wasn't a fighting game and i am still
having to really, really push myself to turn the console on and keep chipping away at it. most of the time, it feels like a chore, and something i'm doing just to get some gratification out of dropping $400 on a ps4. that being said, i used to sign on vgc over the past few years and see people even older than me with more real-life distractions tearing through games a week like i could when i was 13, and i'd be lying if i said i wasn't amazed. has anyone else noticed a significant declined in their motivation or desire to play video games over the years? and those of you that haven't, (teach me your secrets).