Everyday NhanSense – Day 75

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 75’s Topic: Gaming.
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I have a confession to make as a gamer – For the past few years, I haven’t played many other types of video games, at least in terms of actual gaming consoles and different genres.

Instead, I have played x amount of hours into two particular games.

The two most played games?

League of Legends and now Dota 2.

I play a very niche (well, not so much anymore) genre that is difficult to explain without going in depth, so I will leave it at that. Heck, even a lot of the avatars and backgrounds I use are Dota 2-related pictures or references in some fashion.

But don’t get me wrong.

By all means, I am still a gamer at heart. I will always be a gamer. Even until my last breath, I will still always think of myself as such.

Gaming is easily one of the most important things to me in all of existence. I have always loved gaming, especially as a child. There were certain joys and feelings of excitement that gaming could only bring me.

Those afternoons where I went over to play a two-player game with my friends.

The days my brother and I would tackle the last boss of a video game as a team on our Super Nintendo.

Or those evenings where my dad would take my brothers and I to the video store so we could rent video games … This last one, in particular, was probably one of my favorite treats as a kid.

There was always something appealing about getting to play a new game. And even as an adult, that wonder hasn’t fade. I will say, however, that life hasn’t given me much time as of late to sate my gaming urges.

And you know what?

That’s OK.

For now, at least. I have to be smart and realize that some things take priority over other things, and gaming has to be pushed to the back of the line for a bit. Well, at least until my life truly stabilizes.

At best, I can squeeze in a few hours a night, if I am lucky and willing to devote that much time to gaming. It’s not much.

There are so many new games out there. So much so that I think I am probably a bit behind on the curve. It’s sad really, but it’s understandable.

Gaming is an expensive hobby, and it is one that demands a lot of your time. If you want to dive deep into any type of game and really extract the worthwhile experiences that enrich and nourish your very soul as a gamer, playing casually may not be enough.

I have been considering other options to appease my itch to game a bit more frequently. One idea entails buying a cheap console from a pawn shop or something. I don’t want to break the bank, but I don’t want something entirely obsolete, either.

I think I really want something to pass the time that isn’t always Dota 2 or browsing videos on YouTube all the dang time.

Gosh. It’s hard being a gamer, sometimes …

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

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