My first memories of computer and video games take me back to the 1980s and the Commodore 64 my brothers. Back then we played titles like Decathlon and Microprose Soccer together. I was only allowed to use the "bread box", as the C64 was affectionately known by its owners, when it was with me. But somehow I managed to remember the key commands for starting the games. "LOAD" * ", 8,1" says hello! And so I was able to play my favorite titles even when my brother wasn't there. As a small plug, however, I could neither read nor master the English language.

That's why I often blindly clicked through the game menus. And that is also related to my very first gamer confession, which I grudgingly told my brother back then: "Um. I did something wrong at Heart of Africa …" This confession caused a little scandal and a juicy lecture for little Olaf . Today I know that I somehow "overstored" the game and thus made the valuable copy unusable. And yet such blunders, wrong decisions and weird gaming habits run through the life of every gamer. It is not always easy to crack the boss at the highest level of difficulty, and it is even more rare that you have actually finished every classic. And so welcome to five confessions that you may know all too well yourself!





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It's not just difficult games like Dark Souls or Nioh 2 that are tough, story adventures like The Last of Us Part 2 also demand some tough demands. So why not turn down the level of difficulty and concentrate on the story?

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Missed classics

How big is your "Pile of Shame" now? Maybe it's only two or three adventures, but it's probably a lot more. And now take a closer look at these titles. Are there any games that many of your friends really liked? Well, then you are like me! Because even if I've gambled through many, maybe even too many games in the course of my life, some classics fell by the wayside. For example, I only made up for the first Resident Evil as a remaster; the original Playstation flew out of my console in 1996. I had just expected something completely different from it than tank controls, key hunting and zombie groans. Also, for example, I have never played The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim as much as Bethesda's cult role-playing game actually deserved (in contrast to my colleague Benedikt, who is currently reading this text lovingly. Olaf, shame on you!) Game size is part of the life of a real gamer: after all, tastes are different and sometimes the games just don't suit personal preferences.






Have you played and liked all the great classics? In Olaf's case, Skyrim fell behind.



Have you played and liked all the great classics? In Olaf's case, Skyrim fell behind.

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Fall for the hype

As often as I missed acclaimed hits, a few times I was infected by the euphoria – and was bitterly punished for it. I confess: I bought Duke Nukem Forever in the expensive "Balls of Steel Edition" at the time. How so? Because I loved Duke Nukem 3D and I fell for the praises of Gearbox 'Randy Pitchford.
To this day the little Duke bust is on my desk and reminds me of this wrong decision. I knew then that Duke Nukem Forever was going to be a flop. But somehow I was gripped by a mixture of nostalgia and being a fan. I wanted to have the same fun with the Duke again as I did in 1996!

Well, that hope was dashed in no time. Unsuitable macho humor, long loading times with my Xbox 360 version and many other problems spoiled my joy. The hype had grabbed me and I felt pretty stupid after five or six hours with Duke Nukem Forever.

Shoot the sales!

Every year the Black Fridays, the Steam Sales and all kinds of other opportunities for game bargains beckon. And when I look specifically at the backlog of my Steam library, at first glance I discover a number of files. For example, there is still an almost untouched Divinity: Original Sin 2 lurking there, which I actually wanted to tackle in co-op. And especially smaller pleasure purchases such as Ghostcontrol Inc. or Skyhill dust here virtually.





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Please stop! This postcard motif comes from the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. There are now entire communities on the subject of "video game tourism" that capture such moments.
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But I can't help it. Sometimes I just get weak! The message "A game from your wish-list is now on sale" is enough, and my interest is piqued. Incidentally, this is not a PC-exclusive problem. Also on the consoles and especially on the Nintendo Switch there are still countless sale snappers waiting for me, which I will probably never end in this life …

Hunters, gatherers and fanatics of order

In my day-to-day work I am reasonably structured, but in my private life I am often chaotic. Cleaning up is not my strong point. Accordingly, parts of the apartment or even my desk sometimes look like a single battlefield.

Strangely enough, however, I proceed all the more properly in video and computer games. In Anno 1800, for example, I build settlements straight from the drawing board – square, efficient and meticulously optimized! In Action-Schleicher Thief, I caught myself picking up finished opponents and neatly stacking them in a room. And in role-playing games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, I'm also one of those players who meticulously sort potions and equipment.





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There must be order! Hamstering potions or objects is one habit of many players, sorting objects is another. In any case, Olaf keeps his inventory more tidy than on his desk.

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But that's not my only weakness. Of course, in open world games, I don't stoically follow the main quest. I also like to digress and occupy myself with the finer things in life: here a game of gwent, there picking flowers or herbs and there going hunting. I just enjoy savoring the freedom of open play worlds. Sometimes I just look for a hill to enjoy the virtual sunset.

I like to play on "easy" or "normal"

I lead a double gamer life: During the day, I report on sometimes tough games and don't shy away from online competition with others. But in the evening, after work is done, I like to turn the level of difficulty down and just let myself be sprinkled.

The times in which every game had to be a borderline experience of my own abilities are long gone. Don't get me wrong, in the end I loved to bite my teeth on Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Much more often, however, I find myself just wanting to experience the stories and not be tormented by tricks and pitfalls. That's why I also really appreciate games that allow you to change the level of difficulty at any time.

But enough about me. Now it's your turn! What are your strange gamer habits? Put your confessions in the comments. After all, everyone has their quirks …






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Always tidy up! Titles like Hitman or Thief give you a lot of freedom in dealing with your opponents. Hiding the bodies in chambers, boxes or other containers is a good form.

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