Last night, I was trying to make some progress in Sacred 2, after spending a decent part of the day finishing the review (which now merely awaits posting). After playing for about and hour and getting my evil Shadow Warrior to level 13, I suddenly felt overwhelmed by a sense of "Why am I doing this?" I couldn't stand playing another minute of Sacred 2. I thought maybe that meant I just needed a break from the game, as it's easy to get burned out when working on two 100+ hour games at the same time. So, I looked through every other game I own, and couldn't find a single game I wanted to play. Even after the GSLs I wasn't this burned out.
I think the burnout isn't so much that I need a break from games, but that I've been too one-dimensional since I graduated from college. Every day has been
- Wake Up
- Hunt for jobs
- Go for a workout
- Video games
I'm thinking I need to scale the gaming back a bit and get back to being a more well-rounded person, particularly on the weekends, which have been gaming marathons these last few weeks. Having some IMAX shifts to bring in some cash will help. I should be able to hang out with friends every once in a while, but it's not nearly as easy to get something going as it was in college... we're not all within a mile of each other anymore...
Instead of having progress updates, I'm going to try to mix things up with at least 1 special topic.
TOMORROW will be the premiere of Ask Silva (if he's ready to roll) or a brand spanking new episode of ThrawnOmega Predicts the Future, where I thrown down some predictions about the next generation Xbox. I'll give you an early low-hanging freebie: it'll come out during the holiday season of 2012.