As I race around the Internets I see interesting stuff and today I read a headline on Kotaku that I wanted to ask you all here. The article was just a question to the community about what games they'd be playing forever. I was thinking about those games for me and also was wondering what those games are for you? I have a bit of a non-subtle hint with this post. Yeah... i'm pretty sure i'll be playing Terraria off and on forever. I also think i'm going to keep playing retro games like Mario 2, 3, World, Link to the Past, Tetris, etc. But it's not all retro games as some newer games that I plan on revisiting are the Borderlands series, Hearthstone(as long as they keep the servers up and if past Blizzard games are a guide, a long time), StarCraft II & Roller Coaster Tycoon. I imagine there are a ton of other games on that list but that's what was top of mind.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/28/2018 at 03:55am

Terraria tops my list. Also most Mario games, the Fallouts, the Elder Scrollseseses, Actraiser, 90's id games. Hmm... probably Borderlands 2 but I can't say for sure yet.

Honestly, probably Minecraft, depending on how you stretch the definition. I barely even play it but I come back to it semi-often. I never do much with it but I come back to it.

When I first popped in I accidentally stopped the page loading before the header image loaded and my first thought was Terraria, like without even a second of hesitation, and without any prompting. I can't exactly say it's my favorite game but in terms of play-it-foreverness it easily and handily tops all others.

AzureAzule   Super Member wrote on 06/28/2018 at 07:22am

Ark: Survival Evolved LOL Terraria, Minecraft. I'm not sure, but I'm still on the lookout for that latest one, whatever it is.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/28/2018 at 02:31pm

Pretty much anything Nintendo.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/28/2018 at 07:49pm

I may toss No Man’s Sky into my list. Not perfect by a long shot but it’s a great chill game.

And GTA V for the opposite reason, though GTA VI may change that if they ever decide to make it.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 06/30/2018 at 02:49am

I just finished up a play through of Earthbound again. I usually go through it once every other year, if not more often. :)

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/05/2018 at 06:40pm

I think I've gotten to a point in life where games aren't very important to me. I think the last game I bought was No Man's Sky. My computer isn't going to be able to handle any new games. I think if I'm in a game mood, I'll probably always go back to FTL and Issac.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/06/2018 at 02:50am

> I think I've gotten to a point in life where games aren't very important to me.

Yeah, I think I understand that. Games are entertainment and there is so much out there to entertain. We're in the new golden age of TV where I'm not sure one person could watch all the good stuff. Drops movies in the mix and it's game over for time. For me games have to hit that sweet spot of just interesting enough but also be accessible. For many phone games hit that but not much else does because the barrier to entry is too high. I think Steam gets this which is why they want to put Steam everywhere but they have a bit of movement to go because the Switch could just come in and do that too. I guess that was a lot of blah, blah to say I hear that strongly. If your life changes to be busy, huge epic 2,000 hour games don't fit well into that. Tether that to a desk and it's less compelling.

> I think if I'm in a game mood, I'll probably always go back to FTL and Issac.

That's why I've limited my purchase of new games this year. So much awesome stuff in my library.

AzureAzule   Super Member wrote on 07/06/2018 at 03:17am

> I think I've gotten to a point in life where games aren't very important to me.

For me games are very important, they're my primary source for entertainment. However, I do often get stuck on "what to play next" mode, which sucks. There's not much that I know of that I strongly want to play (except for the new Ark DLC, coming in November). I stopped my Amazon Prime membership and Netflix, so games are pretty much vital to my entertainment. Perhaps I should jump back on Netflix. But yeah, it really sucks being bored and not knowing what game to play next, as a serious gamer.

> I think if I'm in a game mood, I'll probably always go back to FTL and Issac.

Whenever I see you playing something on Steam it's FTL. I believe you're probably far better at it than I am. I feel like I suck at it, so I don't play it much, which is probably also why I suck at it.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/06/2018 at 03:21am

I don't think many people would say "No, I don't suck at FTL" :D

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/06/2018 at 03:48am

Lol, seriously, I still stuck at FTL :)

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