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    Default I feel inadequate as a gamer. :(

    I am behind in terms of gaming. I don't own any current gen consoles, and I haven't played any major console games for the past several months. I feel as if my lack of gaming has made me feel lesser of a gamer than I feel I should be. How can I fix this? I can watch games and enjoy them, but it's not the same as playing them, and lack of playing games has made me feel less of a true gamer than I was before.

    What do?

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    Get a bunch of games and play them. It doesn't matter if they are current gen or not, you can catch up on some old ones.

    Make time for gaming like you would make time for TV, movies, or other hobbies. I haven't watched TV in years and I see maybe one movie every four months. Gaming is my hobby, and I'm very happy about that fact!

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    Pike is right. If gaming is just one thing you do among many then you're not going to spend that much time on it. You need to prioritize games just as people do for any other activity they enjoy, and make time for it in your life.

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    Get a dreamcast and collect some old games. No one can say you aren't a gamer if your dreamcast is still hooked up. Pretend you got it when it came out.

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    Being behind has its advantages. You have the benefit of hindsight in determining which games were actually the most revered and they are likely now available at a discounted price, new or used.

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    That is true, Del. But all the local Gamestops stopped selling Gamecube games for some reason.

    I am just... that ace!

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    That's what eBay is for.

    Seriously, I wish I was behind. Games I paid $60 less than a year ago go for $10 on eBay now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Proto View Post
    That is true, Del. But all the local Gamestops stopped selling Gamecube games for some reason.
    Wow. You're really behind.

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    The only solution to feel better about stuff like this is to get blackout drunk and beat Mega Man 2.

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    Stop reading all the posts by people who you deem more adequate as gamers

    They see me rolling. They hating, patrolling.
    Trying to catch me riding dirty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiro View Post
    Stop reading all the posts by people who you deem more adequate as gamers
    My god, you're right Jiro! I better ignore everyone who are making me feel less of a gamer! Best idea yet xD

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    Go to the July gaming competition and play some Ghosts 'N Goblins. It won't make you feel any less adequate as a gamer. Actually, your sense of inadequacy will probably increase. But at least you won't be worried about these new fangled modern contraptions anymore.

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    I remember the days when to be a gamer was to feel inadequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Proto View Post
    That is true, Del. But all the local Gamestops stopped selling Gamecube games for some reason.
    First lesson: There were no good games on the Gamecube.

    (SPOILER)There were actually, but Pikmin and Pikmin 2 isn't exactly a world-shattering corpus.

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee is baller though. And Tales of Symphonia is pretty okay.

    Old Manus brings up a good point though.

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