I hate playing games. Well, I don't hate it, but I think I've only played like 5 games I actually enjoyed, and played for a good amount of time, in..hm..8 years. This applies to all of the people I make games with as well.
However, I LOVE making games! I spend a lot of time doing it and consider it my biggest hobby right now, aside from making music and graphics..which *cough* always ends up in my games <img src="smileys/smiley36.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> But yeah..I don't have a single console hooked up and every game I've ever owned is in a box in the closet in the other room.
Now, my brother, and a lot of my friends, LOVE playing games. Hell they've spent thousands of dollars and hours playing games. They all have multiple consoles hooked up, shelves loaded with games, merchandise all over their apartments..
However, they HATE making games! They want absolutely nothing to do with it. I say "Hey I don't have any projects going on right now and you play a ton of games, right? Well lets work on something!" and they act like I'm about to stick them with a fork and run.
Rarely, and I mean VERY rarely, a friend of mine who plays a lot of games will throw me an idea - however - 99% of the time it's a horrible idea and I wonder how they came up with it when all they do is play these (apparently fantastic) games that have raked in millions.
So I find it odd. Either you make games and don't play them or you play games and don't make them. I can't say I've met anyone in the middle.
Is this true for anyone else here? If so, what are your thoughts?