After playing loads of new(ish) titles of late I have discovered that they are very unfullfilling.. They can be be breathtakingly epic and amazing while playing, but once complete the novelty vanishing immediately and I need my next fix. I can never be bothered with playing through again or going for xbox achievements or whatever as the magic has gone. New games, unless played multiplayer online, have zero replayability. That's why I find myself chucking them all in the cupboard and playing Jackal, Green Beret, Galaga, Dig Dug 2, Mr Do, Scramble, Track n Field, Mappy, Congo Bongo, Rastan and more.. I will still play these with fondness and enjoyment in another 20 years time.. What new games can say the same? As enjoyable as things likes Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3, LA Noire, Uncharted 3 are in the here and now, theres no way they will be anything but a sidenote of history in decades to come.
Anyway Im off to play Gears of War 3 online again and get my ass handed to me by a bunch of kids with ninja reflexes, then sulk and play Circus Charlie instead.
*Please note, all the above is gibberish and should be ignored by everybody. New games are brilliant .. you just have to look for the ones with soul.. like FEZ (go buy this immediately people!!), Hack Slash Loot, Legend of Grimrock, Spelunky etc.
New indie games are the way forward.