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Dice maker, gamer nerd, developer, Dolphins fan. Reddit refugee (maybe).

Still fighting the 80s 8-bit wars, one port comparison at a time.

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I’ve fallen into a deep gaming rut lately. What game(s) helped “get you back into” gaming and rediscover the magic of video games?

I, like many gamers, grew up playing Pokémon Red and Nintendo 64 and was obsessed with Nintendo products. I graduated to a PS2 and PS3 and became super into Metal Gear Solid and Call of Duty and Fallout. Also spent a ton of time with the Guitar Hero series. I loved the escape gaming brought me and it genuinely helped me relax....

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Honestly, don't try to force it. I've been gaming for 40 years, and I've been through more ruts than I can count. And you know what? I've always come back...

But I've never been able to force myself to come back. I've never been able to engineer a new interest, it always has to happen organically. Some new game will pique my interest out of the blue, or I'll get see a new piece of hardware I suddenly want, or I'll wake up one morning and really want to get into speed running Dark Souls. And then, just like that, I'm back in it and as enthusiastic as ever.

Interests come and go. It's probably more a product of everything else in your life than the games themselves. So just let it ride, find something else to do with your time, and you'll be back gaming before you know it.

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Yeah, I played all the ones I could find a few months ago... there was even an Acorn Archimedes port!

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