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An Embarrassment of Riches

So I’ve got a problem.  Or maybe not.  It really depends on how you look at it.  Let me start again:

I’ve got a situation.  See, I love video games.  I’m one of those crazy mouth-frothing nuts who thinks that video games are art and I take that art very seriously.  As a serious consumer of said art, I’m hampered primarily by the fact that I’m perpetually short on free time.  In a video-game-intense week, I’ll get in about 8 hours of playing, mostly on the weekend.  Now the problem I’ve encountered is that games I want to play get released at the rate of about one or two a week most of the year.  This leads to problem wherein I have more games that I want to play than I ever possibly could.

On the upside, this means that I will always have something to play when I have the free time.  On the downside, it means that I’m in a perpetual state of gaming triage, wherein I have to allocate limited resources to only those games that will best benefit from my attention.  Most recently this has meant my stop in at Game Stop to grab Fallout 3 and Fable 2.  Unfortunately, it also meant my having to pass up Far Cry 2 and will probably mean that I’ll be well-delaying Gears of War 2.  (Huh, it just occurred to me how many of my currently-coveted titles are in existing frachises.  Interesting, that.)

Maybe I shouldn’t complain, but it feels a bit Sisyphusean to go to the game store every month, see 5 games I want and only take home 2.

Posted in Geekery.