Becoming a Dad, moving across the country and other such real life stuff had a lot to do with that. But, as I have said before, there are so many games coming out these days, I don’t think anyone can keep up with it all :D
Yeah, that makes me feel old but I’m okay with that.
When all those life changes were taking place, I told myself that I would get caught up later and that I would get back to having my finger on the pulse of the gaming world. Now, I’m pretty sure that won’t happen and, unless it was how I made my living, I don’t think it would be worth it.
Plus, I’ve become more interested in lighter, casual games. I either don’t have the time or don’t want to make the time to learn lots of longer games. Oh, I’m not writing them all off. I’d like to someday get Scythe or whatever it’s successor is and I’m not getting rid of Reef Encounter. I’ve just become a lot fussier about my longer games. I’d rather find a few longer games I want to play over and over.
And I’ll keep look at ‘best of’ lists. I figure if a game is still in print and still beloved after a year, it will be worth seriously looking into. I’ll let someone else do the hard work for me :D
I guess I’d rather play games rather than constantly find new games. Even though I’m sure I’ll miss some gems, I’ll still be rolling in gems.