An article by Ian from Adventure Rules last month inspired me to write a post about the things I’ve learnt from being an ‘older’ gamer. I may not have the reaction times I used to or have as many free hours to devote to video games nowadays; but I’m able to take a step back and see the thing that makes each title special, and realise there’s no point in getting caught up in all the hype and anger that frequently seems to permeate the online community.
The biggest lesson I’ve taken on board is that I don’t need to play absolutely everything to be able to call myself a gamer. The pressure I put myself under to do so in the past is silly: my spare time is precious so why waste it on releases I know I probably won’t enjoy? It’s much more fun to spend my…
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