Why Aren't Video Games Fun Anymore?

What a sad state of affairs. I read the newspaper this morning and there was this article about a little boy who physically couldn’t have fun. Nothing was inhibiting him, he just wasn’t a very interesting person. That was 20 years ago. This is that little boy now. Feel old yet?

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  • I need someone to reply to this, I play a specific gun game (wont say it cuz of privacy reasons) but the point being is that I want to get better at it but I keep on dying which results into no motivation to play it again, but I still want to play it cuz my favorite kind of games are gun games but when I play it I die and its not fun. What should I do?? Someone please reply to this, I need an answer, I want to play it but not want to play it, I keep on spiraling thinking what should I do 🙁

    Moji Moji June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Same boat, only I can't cook. What do I need to buy to make what you were making, it looks great.

    BlindBison June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • no time for them

    FIGHTFANNERD9.I'm Gay for Moonbin June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I haven't played a game in about 2 months but I try sometimes and I just get bored and quit.I don't no what is wrong with me.My love for video games is gone.

    Robert Bell June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • You should look up the term skinner box and figure out for yourself if the fun you lost might not even have been fun in the first place… For me a skinner box never worked as I was never all to much into the grinding aspect of things. Therefore I ask myself if I play this for the next 2h will I see anything different if yes, I play it. If I don't see anything change and the game stays absolutely the same for the next hundreds of hours I'm not playing it. As for playing with a friend, it's mostly the interaction with the friend that makes the game fun. So a fighting game becomes a tool to engage with a friend. Most of those games are pretty boring once played alone.

    Josef Abu Aisheh June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I agree so much

    KG Thompson June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Games when they were fun- spent many day to complete a game

    Games today- completed the game in 5 hours well that was boring

    Kenshiro24 June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I remember playing call of duty MW 2 as a kid and it was like im Roach myself but now im playing it on ps4 and i have to say…it doesn't feel that way anymore maybe thats why adults use drugs to enjoy things more… i wish i could be kid again and enjoy everything as a kid for ever :_)

    Amir Senpai June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • "If it's not fun, why bother?"
    -Reggie Fils-Aime

    Steven June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I found this video while cooking and searching "why am I bored of videogames" as I just bought 2 games within the last month and I'm already over them

    Dustin June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I felt the same man until I jumped back into Witcher 3 and remembered why I play video games in the first place (can't even put it in context)

    Amir HB June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Sharpen your damn knife!!!!

    William Jarosz June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I'm 19 about to hit 20 and I used to spend all my time inside playing video games. Like I refused to go outside and hang out in the real world. Video games were just my life for the majority of it up until my junior year of Highschool where I suddenly lost my passion for playing video games and moved onto the real world and hanging out with people. Since then I find myself playing video games to make time go by faster without any real enjoyment.

    Derek Maldonado June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Nowadays i could barely stand playing any game for more than 30 minutes, i even tried hard to figure out what's so special about AAA games. Nothing but visuals and maybe stories that got me thinking "wouldn't i rather watch a film?". It's painful considering how games used to be something i worshipped in the past.

    king pubg June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I feel like this so much

    Bikboi June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I don't really like it anymore.
    I see my PS4, and get the urge to play, so I play…and 10 minutes in, I don't care.

    Deacon Navarro June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Gaming isnt a hobbie ITS A LIFESTYLE

    Nomrel June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Because we treat video games more like gambling and less like games for one. Two, just like slot machines they're all basically the same but with some different bells and whistles. Three, the difficulty you get is either call of duty or dark souls (there's no in-between.). Four, there's too many people telling you what to make nowadays thus destroying any creative process that you might have. Yeah, we have the underground and the indie scene, but the fact is unique and different will never quite have the spotlight it once had on the mainstream eyes.

    Ben Sweeney June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • a true italian knows that there is no best pasta you use the one that suits the dish exhibit A: Imagine Carbonara being cooked with angel hair pasta

    VJTheHandsome June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Anyone else feel like online gaming is so bad? And games that people say are soooo good aren’t that good to you? I tried out the Witcher 3 and horizon Zero dawn and my god I got bored within like a couple of hours in. I liked red dead redemption 2 but it didn’t amaze me or anything. The only games I played that I loved story wise in the past 10 years were the last of us and god of war. That’s literally it. For multiplayer the last game that I put all my time in was black ops 2. Other than that my love for video games just became blah and boring. Kinda depressing

    Nathan - June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • 'Rapid Decline in Engagement' oh how accurate this was. Now that Jimquistion and others have raised awareness about games many years later and youtube and other social media now in 2020 being just about only how many hours you engage a product. be it positive or negative it doesn't matter. All that matters is the engagement. Fun and other values don't matter at all. And people are quite exhausted with that. And it will continue to become worse but i guess as long as there is so much stuff to choose from we are good. Requires just more time not playing vidya and doing something completely different.

    heikkint June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I used to love video games up until 18, now at 32 years old I can't find it fun anymore

    NoLongerHuman June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I can’t sit down and play a single player game without getting bored out of my mind pls help me find a game that would be fun to play alone, I’ve played 1 hour of the Witcher 3 killed a griffin then got boring af I also hate fallout 4 someone needs to help me to find a game I can play that isn’t boring

    Fargleton June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Just had this realization when I picked up Death Stranding. I played many hours a day for like 2 weeks, and I'm still only halfway through. Then I took a break for like a week, came back to it, and I just can't get back into it. Kind of a bummer…

    Andrew Holden June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • Saturation boi.

    Kryzertek June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply
  • I thought I don't like games anymore but the problem is that I still love playing some of the older games. The last new game that I fell in love with was Witcher 3.

    Larks Tongues In Aspic June 14, 2020 3:26 pm Reply

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