Just writing a thread because I realized the other day how my gaming skills are regressing with old age. I'm in my 30s, but with a wife and kid, and a hectic career, and so obviously do not have the time to invest so much in gaming. Anyone else find that they are more tempted to play on easy mode, just so they can get through the whole game before their child graduates from university? I ended up playing PS3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma on Ninja Dog easy level, and still find it a reasonable challenge, get killed 20 times vs killing 4 people in Resistance:FOM, and the only games I can complete nowadays are the ICO / SOTC games which seem more forgiving and require an element of problem solving. Actually, many Nintendo games are pretty forgiving, still. I also realise that Nintendo have not only cornered the Female/Middle Aged demographic, but also the "I have no time to play more than 30 minutes" niche too. I mean, I have had Metal Gear Portable Ops sitting on my PSP for ages, and the thought of trying to get a free 2 hours to immerse myself just seems too distant. I would prefer a pick up and play game that the DS Lite might provide, despite the lack of depth and gimmicky nature of some of the games. Also miss group gaming sessions as my friends have also found less time to play games, what with marriage, careers, etc... Is this the onset of gaming slowdown?