Okay. So there has been this situation that has been occurring for me since I started world of warcraft (spring 2008), where I can't just seem to finish video games I am hyped for or interested in near release. I would put countless hours onto these games, such as Batman Arckham Asylum but then when I feel like I am near the end of the game, I quit. I tell myself I will play it the next day, but I rarely ever TOUCH IT. Even when I do finish those video games, I feel relieved and put it in my permanent pile of video games for memories.
I have countless console games (wii, wii u, 3ds, ps3) and the only collection of games I have finished thus far is my entire Wii collection, and 2 of the ps3 games. That's it. I have a freaking Grand Theft Auto 5 and I can't seem to ever play that game for more than an hour once a week. I also have tons of Steam video games (fuck their sales) but because of this issue, I have only finished, yet again a few. I have Pikmin 3 at my disposal and I bought it 2 months ago and I haven't even started it. Same with the millions of Steam games (Elder Scrolls Oblivion <_<) I bought during their steam sales (again, fuck their sales).
Now, here's the thing. I don't know why this has been happening. Back then, I would get a game like once a month and would play that game countless times. I would also replay some of my old games for the funs (Super Mario Sunshine anyone ). Nowdays, I play one big game like an MMO, such as Guild Wars 2 and a small one like cookie clicker. I used to play world of warcraft but got out of it when Gw2 had concepts that interested me but after realizing where I have been in my gaming hobbies, I decided to stop playing Guild Wars 2 and cookie clicker and try to start playing my other games. I decided this 5 days ago <_< and have been rewatching Friends since then... I tried playing Grand Theft Auto 5 but I can't get back into it.
The only possible explanations I can think for why this is all happening is Stress, Age, and possibly the diversity of how many entertainment choices there are. It's 2013 and there are more ways to get video games now than there was back at 2000. I'm now 20 and I have school and real life issues to deal with. I also sometimes nowadays take walks around my town as well or get dinner with my friends or clean up my room or exercise, and other crap.
Because of all of this, I have been contemplating on my financial spending's when it came to video games and am thinking about doing a major selling of my video game collection to EB Games but there is a part of me wondering if there is another reason why. Possibly some psychological reason, as this all started with World of Warcraft.