You have to want to play something. Nowadays people are still calling indie games and AAA games different categories, but honestly a game from Eidos is the same as a game from Devolver or Chucklefish to me. I care very little about the amount of money pumped into a game and only care about what the game has to offer.
Examples: Rainworld and Ghost of a Tale. Actually Kingdom Come as well since I have waited 5 or 6 years for it now.
Each of these are games I want to play really really bad, and I am a quake / counterstrike veteran. I jsut got rainworld and I’m working on getting steam to work in wine. Go have a look at those games yourself, they are really cool.
And I mean, fuck, stardew valley is getting a multiplayer update soon, Slime Rancher is AWESOME, just… I dunno, ignore the bad games like Battlefield and NFS and play something good. I don’t even watch E3, haven’t since the XBOX ONE was announced. What is that, 6 years? Me and my friends used to have 3 day long parties where we would watch E3 all day, have a round table discussion at the end of it, sleep, wake up and get breakfast, then back to E3. This was a regular thing for us from 2006 to 2011. We were DEDICATED. But… The industry has become more underground like it was in the 90’s. And you know what, I’m happy about that. Because when I find a game I want to play its always a good one.
And TBH with you, a few months ago I was burned out and needed a break too. Turned off my machine, used a box taht can’t game very well but could get my work done, and went for 2 weeks without PC games. It was refreshing to go back to CSGO and pubstomp again.