Hardcore Gamer

on Wednesday, 27 September 2006
According to this research, the general belief that the more hardcore gamers are young working adults who have more spending power is false. Apparently, true hardcore gamers are mainly those between age 6 and 17. Wow, I'm kinda... quite out of that range now...

Oh well, time passes, and we age. As highlighted here, as we move from a generally distraction- and commitment-free life of a teenager to that of a working, married, and/or in-a-relationship life, the amount of time that we can spend on gaming gets sliced off to the other more realistic and practical parts of life. I really miss those days school, college, and university days when I can just sit down in front of the computer and let everything else just fade away until I'm fully into the game.

Times like these are getting lesser and lesser, although I'm not saying I'm no longer doing that, just less often and shorter (relative to the good-old-days of course). But if you ask my wife-to-be, she'll definitely say I'm still playing too much. Oh well, I try not to play too much, but it kinda feels like I'm missing out on soooo many things these days; work life eats up a lot of personal time. Even after around 4 years of working (yes, only 4, i'm still young!), I'm still rueing the fact that my personal hours have been shortened considerably and still trying to get used to it. Ah, time, the creator of nostalgia.

1 responses:

Li Wen said...
5/12/06 12:52

I already am feeling this way for like don't know how long. Where is all my OWN personal time? I really don't mind being alone.

As we age, we have to think deeper, as we are more involved and exposed to a wider society; we have to bear bigger responsibilities as we are connected/committed to more people, and it's time to repay them.

But all these often go with confusion and anxiety.

I didn't even know when to give up, and when to persist.