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gaming after 30 yo
ReDWateR | 
Turkey iknowdawae 
is not as much enjoyable as your 20-25 years old days. If you didn't get the job you wanted or if you don't have gf or wife yet, basically if you didn't achieve much in life while in your young days, whenever you join to the game and play more than an hour, you will feel like you are destroying your life and you might get depressed about it. Under 30 years old you have this competitive feeling like trying to play better than others, achieve better ranks etc.. but after 30 years old it will mean nothing for you. I mean you can't start your e-sport career after 30. It is too late. Only enjoyable thing is watching competitive cs matches of your favorite team. So as summary, after 30 yo, you will become a casual guy. Don't expect that you will always enjoy gaming for 10 hours a day. If you are not thinking about e-sport career, don't play 10 hours a day is my advice. I played competitive games for very long time and if i look back they didn't add me anything, I didn't earn any money, nobody knows my name. If i find different useful hobbies like repairing stuff or learning code etc. would make me wiser man.
2021-06-10 14:40
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Imagine playing 10 hours a day KEKW Edit: Unless you are a pro player
2021-06-10 14:42
22 replies
+1
2021-06-10 14:46
I'd rather do that than spend 10 hours a day on hltv like you
2021-06-10 14:48
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#120
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Montenegro LakaZakon
+1
2021-06-10 23:52
#23
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Romania GicuGicu
u just said kekw, u dont spend 10 hours playing u spend 12 hours watching streams
2021-06-10 14:55
6 replies
bro i have a job. Well, i do watch streams at night but only esl or blast
2021-06-10 14:57
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#39
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Romania GicuGicu
cool, i guess. but dont use "kekw" anymore.. i find it embarrassing
2021-06-10 15:13
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kekw
2021-06-11 00:15
That doesn’t count tho
2021-06-11 00:19
exactly ''kekw syndrome'':))))))))
2021-06-10 16:02
1 reply
i think so kekw
2021-06-10 16:46
kekvv btw
2021-06-10 15:21
1 reply
kekw?
2021-06-10 16:46
#104
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United States Shr3y
Gaming in general is a loser habit ngl, after 25 if you are gaming your life is average
2021-06-10 22:42
9 replies
you are trashtalking gaming in gaming forum . i dont understand
2021-06-10 23:21
8 replies
bro, let him be
2021-06-10 23:25
#126
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United States Shr3y
I am trashtalking 25+ who are wasting their sad life away
2021-06-11 00:21
6 replies
You think you will become playboy millioner when you hit 25 kid?
2021-06-11 00:37
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#146
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United States Shr3y
Where did I say that, quote me?
2021-06-11 01:23
Bro throwing your hobbies out the window “because they’re for losers” is a horrible mindset
2021-06-11 00:47
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#145
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United States Shr3y
Gaming compared to other hobbies is so inferior Art /dance / singing / photography are much better and extrovert where you meet actual functioning humans, compared to toxic 4chan users in video games
2021-06-11 01:22
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dunno about that, ur vibe is kinda toxic even if u claim to be into Art /dance / singing / photography. U don't seem that well functioning to me tbh - no one wanna spend time with toxic people no matter their hobbies
2021-06-11 14:18
I'm 33 with 2 kids, a house and a wife. Kind of had to give up drumming since i can't so it when the kids are asleep. When i play CS I only so it with a 5 stack of IRL friends that played together since 1.6, I really don't know why you are holding other hobbies to a higher standard, aren't most hobbies just for you and the joy of getting better and progressing?
2021-06-11 14:20
another depressed boi
2021-06-10 14:42
3 replies
> HLTV user > not Depressed
2021-06-10 14:45
2 replies
pick one
2021-06-10 14:49
#128
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United States Shr3y
Maybe who watch Anime
2021-06-11 00:22
#3
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Australia B_Tannen
Must come down to the individual here. Other 30 or 30< y.o gamers I’ve heard from say it’s more enjoyable, being a real break from busy life.
2021-06-10 14:42
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CS is still enjoyable at 30+ for sure. Playing with buddies once a week or so is still great fun. And you can still hit Faceit 10 with boomer reflexes and solo queue every once in a while.
2021-06-10 16:49
tl dr: Stop doing things you enjoy because they aren't productive enough
2021-06-10 14:42
I know a couple older gamers: there's a lot of them, and they play in a sort of Sunday league, super casual, super fun, and most of them live near each other so they have a beer or two together after the game. They're less sweaty, but I feel like that's a good thing here.
2021-06-10 14:42
You cannot take your experience and apply it to everyone, just saying.
2021-06-10 14:43
becoming pro is almost impossible but you can always try. After few years you will realize that lost time is the most valuable thing
2021-06-10 14:43
am 23 and am gaming for fun now lol dont play csgo or lol bc they are toxic shit games
2021-06-10 14:45
2 replies
so you're just wasting time and money on stories that you gain nothing from instead of reading and improving yourself? Expected more from czeczen
2021-06-10 16:44
1 reply
I do what I enjoy in my life have stable job so I can do what I want now and just chill
2021-06-10 17:08
#10
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Romania Pirlinho7
You should always do what brings you joy, no matter how old you are.
2021-06-10 14:45
4 replies
Facts.
2021-06-10 14:47
+1 it all comes down to proper time management
2021-06-10 16:27
problem for some is the difference between thorough joy and habit/comfort zone/depression/addiction
2021-06-10 16:41
Doing 'fun' things will always have their place, regardless of age, but ultimately you have to take care of yourself and anyone you're responsible for and that means doing things that won't always bring joy but are necessary. Getting a career, or preparing for a career, becomes priority number 1 once you become an adult, which will mean less time playing games.
2021-06-10 18:13
10 hours a day wtf
2021-06-10 14:47
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#53
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United States _intaKe
life of skinbag like me
2021-06-10 15:27
i'm not even close to 30, but i have the same feeling. whenever i install cs go again and play for 20 mins, i feel bad like i'm doing a big mistake. i guess cs go and others multiplayer games that are competitive and make you grind for elo fuck up your schedule.
2021-06-10 14:47
3 replies
i share your feelings, it has to be productive at some point. Go pro or use it efficiently to have a good time with your friends.
2021-06-10 16:42
2 replies
exactly, grinding for useless elo with toxic people and having a stressful time seems stupid once you are grown up.
2021-06-10 16:46
1 reply
Soon enough this ''drive'' for grinding will fade away and you'll start having a good time playing just for fun, no matter what happens in the server. You'll start to find toxic people amazingly funny and laugh when they start ranting for nothing (because it is funny as hell seeing people try harding their maximum at a MM or low elo match, especially because you have been in their shoes). The game will become even more fun if you have other friends at about the same age/situation as you.
2021-06-10 18:15
Just play singleplayer games and chill or some online casual game if you are not planing to go pro why tryhard
2021-06-10 14:48
imagine being hltv user after 25 yo lmao
2021-06-10 14:49
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#22
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Indonesia lumayan
how old do u think jonathan E is? KEKW
2021-06-10 14:55
It's the main hub to find out match times and info, are you saying nobody should like cs after they hit 25? You sound like a 13 year old who thinks 25 is 55 just because it seems so far away for you (it isn't...).
2021-06-10 15:05
2 replies
At #139 said the same thing. Kids these days think they will become playboys at 25 magically lmao
2021-06-11 00:42
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Reality is half of them will still be living at home with their parents!
2021-06-11 12:41
yes at the magical age of 25yo you change who you are and what your hobbies are
2021-06-10 15:23
2 replies
NPC sheeple actually believe this, but they don't have any real hobbies to begin with.
2021-06-10 15:28
+1 lol
2021-06-10 18:07
I am 37 with family etc etc , I work from home , I am gaming junky, the MAX you can play is 2 hours. MAX Ofc I wait those weekends then about 4
2021-06-10 14:56
4 replies
0/8
2021-06-10 15:00
Same here :-) on all aspects
2021-06-10 16:03
gets better when your kids grow up, but if your family stays together, you most likely won't feel like playing by then
2021-06-10 16:44
Nah. You might have other obligations, but 2 hours max is silly. I have a family, stay in shape etc. and am still happy to spend a good few hours when I have free time playing a game I enjoy, espeically if I've had a long set of weeks and have the opportunity to relax. The biggest difference between 25 and 35 is you probably have things you actually need to do, which will always take precedent. You'll also probably have more social things to do on a regular basis.
2021-06-10 23:15
#26
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Serbia TheSerb
Im 24 and i already feel like this, thats why i play 1or2 games weekly if even that im persuing a carrer in fitness
2021-06-10 14:57
3 replies
im 25 and also feel like this
2021-06-10 23:23
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#118
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Serbia TheSerb
I only follow the scene cuz i love competitive cs and fantasy
2021-06-10 23:49
1 reply
same here
2021-06-11 00:48
#28
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Other delmaszm
30 dude. With gf no kids. I enjoy playing CS and WoW with a competitive mind. With boomer friends, on young people, or alone. Not a waste of time, just one of my hobbies.
2021-06-10 14:58
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Same here, I play only around 1 or 2 hrs max /day, with off days as well. I only queue with my boomer friends, but we just tend to play more carefree nowadays. Stuck in LEM since we do lots of forcebuys or just go 4-5 AWPs on D2. We don't have any real strats and only know a few smokes/flashes, but we honestly don't care about it anymore. We just use our limited time to have some fun together in comp.
2021-06-10 15:15
if your passion is about getting pro-not the game itself then you will have a mental breakdown when you hit 30+
2021-06-10 15:00
I hear you on this, I'm also a hardcore gamer from teenage years up until around 27. Now I'm 29 and don't feel playing more hours, just follow the CS pro scene. Still no wife and kids but for sure, going 30's its should be our next step in life
2021-06-10 15:01
Ur bad
2021-06-10 15:01
#34
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Brazil urisco
i dont want to live this much
2021-06-10 15:06
what a poor life you must have if you first think that you "need to find your dream job" - that capitalist idea of what successs in life is suppose to be is so ingrained in you... also, you can still be gaming a lot despite being married. again, your imagination of what life is suppose to look like, must be really narrow. gaming for me always was fun. thats what hobbies usually do. killing time and being fun. i never regret the hours i "wasted"
2021-06-10 15:09
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#37
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
you didn't get his point, read again
2021-06-10 15:10
1 reply
"played competitive games for very long time and if i look back they didn't add me anything, I didn't earn any money, nobody knows my name. If i find different useful hobbies like repairing stuff or learning code etc. would make me wiser man" now, take this and apply it to someone who isnt in their teens then you get why i did understand him fine.
2021-06-10 15:13
Having a "dream job" means you're doing something you enjoy, hence you don't feel like you're actually at work, or at least you don't feel like it every minute you spend working. It has nothing to do with the income, so it's not a "capitalist idea"
2021-06-10 15:13
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no, thats what you think it is. in the end your dream job is helping some guy get rich while you put in work. no matter how much you enjoy it - and you can only be purely convinced that capitalism is your saviour, to not see how inherently wrong that concept is. lets exclude some freelance work from it - it s not that easy to break down in that case.
2021-06-10 15:15
4 replies
You're not wrong. But in that case, you always end up helping some guy getting rich, unless you're lucky enough to have your own bussiness or have capital behind you and/or your family
2021-06-10 15:20
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you wouldnt if you were involved in the means of productions. this is what communism is really about. but, no one is supposed to get mega rich in that kidn of system and this is where the current elites (capitalists) have a problem and thats why they bring hell (or police) down on those who try to change that ;)
2021-06-10 15:24
2 replies
commie lol
2021-06-10 18:50
1 reply
ofc
2021-06-10 22:41
#36
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
Thanks!
2021-06-10 15:09
very poor mindset and outlook on life
2021-06-10 15:16
1 reply
your name my flair
2021-06-10 15:32
If u enjoy the time, is it wasted then? Also video games also have many healthy benefits too, line preventing Alzheimer
2021-06-10 15:18
I have the same feeling .......... Im 18 But im still educating so i dont really care right now
2021-06-10 15:21
1 reply
I have this feeling since I'm around 14
2021-06-10 15:31
unfortunately brother agrees
2021-06-10 15:22
#50
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United States DudeGuy96
just do what u enjoy
2021-06-10 15:23
im 25yo play just 2/3 hours per day and im level 9 on faceit whit 5k hours in cs (10 years of steam)
2021-06-10 15:24
I'm 26 and always been more of a casual player.
2021-06-10 15:33
#58
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Belgium lil_vodka
4/8 it all depends on the mindset of the person
2021-06-10 15:53
Well, me and my friendcycle with whom we played together highschool/college/uni still find the occasional moment to play together, it's not every day since we're married, some of us have kids and life is busy in general. You are correct, we became casuals but happy casuals. People call us cheaters because we have under 10 hours played in 2 weeks and steam accounts are 16-18 yo. Then again, we've always been normies so we spent our youth doing all kinds of stuff together besides gaming and never tried to go pro since the possibilities for that are so slim and pointless.
2021-06-10 16:00
who enjoys playing 10 hours a day XD i got max 50h/ 2 weeks and thats when im sick
2021-06-10 16:03
"Under 30 years old you have this competitive feeling like trying to play better than others, achieve better ranks etc.." Never felt it. I just wanted to improve my own skills and enjoy when things I train works, didnt care about others... In highschool every game felt fresh, and now after playing alot I still enjoy games that I played before, but there are much less new games I would like to play because there are nothing new to me in these games.
2021-06-10 16:15
Kinda agree u eaither go all in or u play casually,never go in between i pretty much wasted my life cuz i was in between i played a lot but not that much that i could go pro,for example on weekends i barely played cuz i used to watch football whole day,and on weekdays i di d play 10-12 hrs a day but after playing that much u need to also add in some hrs where u are studying other players watching videos analyzing your own play etc etc if u just play u will get no where,thats not how u get good.
2021-06-10 16:12
I'm 22 and I don't think so. Maybe because I WILL have good job at my 30s (if something very surprising like cancer or smth won't happen in my life) and it will be really nice to sit sometimes after work and play for hour or two I don't play for 10 hours even now, max 2-3 hours.
2021-06-10 16:14
#66
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Ukraine ksay
it doesn't have to do anything with gaming expectations and social pressure will ruin any enjoyment in your life with this mindset though there is nothing wrong in pursuing a dream job and creating a family just ask yourself if it really what you want and if it's not coming from outside i know many people with "normal" life and they feel themselves fucking miserable my advice is to stop comparing yourself to others. life isn't a fucking competition reflect on yourself
2021-06-10 16:23
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#132
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Sweden Lagge15
I had close to a dream job for 6 years, got a career, great pay-check, and reputation within the field. Such a good reputation that people ask me to come back 7 years after I quit. But the lifestyle that came with the job, and the colleagues, and the business politics nearly killed me. Literally! I got into a DEEP depression due to external pressure. If it wasn't a job I enjoyed, the pressure wouldn't have gotten to me, but since I liked it, the pressure did and I broke. Now I work for next to nothing with a job that is decent, and at least fun.
2021-06-11 00:29
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Been there, done that. Glad that you found yourself back, though. Can be rough for some people after they "crash".
2021-06-11 14:29
It's an individual thing. Now that I am 30+ it makes more sense to game because it's not like I need to study or can party anymore, I have kids. Never gamed much in my teens or twenties since I studied and travelled a lot, I am shit at most games but on the other hand I have a kickass job, own a house in a nice neighbourhood, a car, a beautiful wife and kids. No regrets!
2021-06-10 16:22
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#131
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Brazil Brunoow13
i wanna be like you
2021-06-11 00:28
I kind of agree. As someone in his early 30s. But I have a gf and a pretty good job. I don't k now if I'll marry her but it's been over a year and I guess it's headed that way. At any rate I don't play games competitively anymore. Not to say I don't play competitive games. Still load up CS (or Valorant) every now and then but don't really care about the results. I've found as I got older though one thing that changed about my gaming habits just generally is I started to prefer single player games. Got really into the Dark Souls series and all it's sub-games. It's a challenge but it's not like a loaded gun if I don't win that day I can just put it away and not think about it. I dunno. But yeah I could give a fuck about my mm rank. If that's the main point of this. And I can't play games for more then two hours much less 5 or 6 like I could ten years ago.
2021-06-10 16:36
#71
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Finland Eestu
The thought of going pro has always been really intriguing to me and it's something I've wanted to try to work towards. I currently have almost 5k hours and I still get a lot of joy out of CS even while constantly trying to get better. Even though playing CS in itself hasn't been that productive, I feel like I've learned some really important skills while trying to get better. I wouldn't have actually learned to put in the hours into something that I want to get better at without CS, I wouldn't have learned good communication and mindset skills. Stuff like this seems really basic, but I doubt most 17 year old kids learn these things this early and the only thing I can thank for this is CS. I wouldn't have had a reason to learn these if it wasn't for CS.
2021-06-10 16:37
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#129
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Sweden Lagge15
Good point - but that mostly goes for younger players but to add to your comment: Most of my English skills come from gaming. Most of my social skills come from a pre-Voice-chat era of online gaming. Might sound weird, but with the limited tools back in the day, you learn how to read people due to their language skill and choice of words.
2021-06-11 00:25
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#133
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Finland Eestu
Yeah that's true as well, forgot to point that out. ^^ I also feel like my English skills got really good at a young age mostly due to the fact that I played video games. And my social skills used to be quite horrible back in the day, but once I got to know people through gaming (and CS specifically) I managed to improve my social skills which still help me today. Not the same as you I assume considering your comment, but the point still stands. ^^
2021-06-11 00:30
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#134
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Sweden Lagge15
The skills I/we learned are interchangable. I just mean that you learn a lot from gaming and to think you stop learning, or enjoying stuff, once you get a wife and a job, will drain your life.
2021-06-11 00:32
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#135
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Finland Eestu
Well said. :)
2021-06-11 00:33
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#137
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Sweden Lagge15
thanks.
2021-06-11 00:36
im 19 and i feel like this lmao
2021-06-10 17:13
its possible to game after 30 yo but if u got a wife its a different story
2021-06-10 17:17
3 replies
my wife plays pokemon on the switch in the living room while i play csgo you don't have to marry a bitch
2021-06-10 17:46
1 reply
exactly lmao -- people think everyone should live a cookie cutter life -- it is laughable do what the fuck you want to do
2021-06-10 18:05
I started gaming after I got the wife!
2021-06-10 17:58
"If you didn't get the job you wanted or if you don't have gf or wife yet, basically if you didn't achieve much in life while in your young days" some people value different things in life what an ignorant comment saw your flag and makes sense lol
2021-06-10 18:04
i'm 35 and i play osu!
2021-06-10 18:04
#93
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Finland joopajoo
retarded thread
2021-06-10 18:06
#94
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Finland joopajoo
i can play how much i want and i enjoy it. When i dont enjoy it anymore then i do something what i enjoy. s1mple as that
2021-06-10 18:07
Sadge
2021-06-10 19:03
I'm over 30, and I just play for fun a few times a week with friends I used to play 1.6 with back in the day. It's all just for fun and no stress.
2021-06-10 19:05
Cs or die
2021-06-10 19:22
People are different. Age doesn't matter
2021-06-10 19:25
DrDisrespect must be at 40 and still playing and rocking ! i have a easy job, living alone and still playing cs. i like community and hitting hs !!! but of course kids in cs go annoying and cant stand so much
2021-06-10 22:44
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but hes very popular and making shit tons of money, unlike 99% of hltv users on here...
2021-06-10 22:49
#107
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Norway coneninho
Not everbody like you mate
2021-06-10 22:49
You enjoy games but not everygame, when i was younger i played every fucking new game come out but now Just some are interesting
2021-06-10 23:01
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#127
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Sweden Lagge15
I agree with this. I have played a bunch of Early Access games. Both AAA and indie. I have enjoyed most of them. But it isn't worth it for me. I don't even need to get into "new" games when they are peaking or hyping. I need to wait after the initial hype and then it's easier to get real reviews about games. For instance: I got both SCUM and Escape From Tarkov and I consider both being top 5 games ever made. But they're both in Early access and beta mode. If I would commit to playing either, or both, of them, it would be more to be a tester than to grind or play for me. There would be big risks of bugs or limited gameplay, and is it really worth it then? I don't regret buying the games (even extended edition), but except for my money, they won't get much more investment from me until they're fully released.
2021-06-11 00:22
I feel you bro. I'm 31 and the only way I find it enjoyable to play is when I'm listening to some podcast or video, which narrows it down to dm or casual serves basically. Single player games are almost a non entity for me, although I might play the next elder scrolls.
2021-06-10 23:10
You should definitely spend more time on things that is useful in life instead of gaming.
2021-06-10 23:27
#116
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Canada DeFeCtO_
karrigan is 31... so... FalleN is 31 as well... so...
2021-06-10 23:29
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#140
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Brazil Brunoow13
Fallen has 30
2021-06-11 00:41
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#151
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Canada DeFeCtO_
Ok nvm, but anyways, both of them are >= 30
2021-06-11 14:09
#153
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Finland joopajoo
karrigan 31 WTF i didnt even know
2021-06-11 14:19
hltv be like hold my beer
2021-06-10 23:50
#121
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Poland xMBTx
I play very competitively, got global playing p90 xD youtube.com/watch?v=qbM1Cw5rRTk&list=PLe..
2021-06-10 23:52
even watching the pro matches feels like wasting your life because the games are at least 3 hours.. it's just way too much cs
2021-06-11 00:14
#124
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Sweden Lagge15
It all matters what goals you got for life - but sure, there might be other things you wanna do - if you feel like you're missing out on other stuff while gaming, then don't game. Doesn't just go for gaming. Goes for people who binge-watch series or movies or even people who read books. If you do stuff that isn't in your own interest, then why do it? It isn't about age, it is about your own priorities in life. It isn't about gaming, it is about you value your own time.
2021-06-11 00:18
Im 32, my life is shit (shit job, no money etc), but still i like to play games daily, especially online, but also singleplayer games. Its funny how young people (online) react when i say that im 32, they are like "bro, get a fuckin life". But if i would watch Television instead of gaming, then everything would be ok, its same type of wasting life, TV even more stupid imo. Teenagers nowadays probably think that people over 30, never had pc or console when they were young. Maybe they think that we've been playing with sticks or trying to hunt Saber-toothed cats.
2021-06-11 00:27
#136
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Brazil Brunoow13
It's hard but it's true, I'm feeling like this, I'm 20 years old. The game is boring, I need to study.
2021-06-11 00:34
im 32 and i just play like 1-2 games a day i dont force myself to play more cuz i know enjoyment is gone cuz so many cheating and so many trolls. and i cant handle this shit anymore at my age.
2021-06-11 00:36
not a surprise that people change over time
2021-06-11 00:51
#147
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Poland brays
18 here, and feeling the same
2021-06-11 01:28
the fuck are you talking about I'm 51 in 2 years, a few more years through mm and I'm all set for faceit, try stop me
2021-06-11 12:54
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