I think we've all been through it at one point. Gaming fatigue. You just can't be bothered playing video games. Sometimes these spells last for days or weeks. At other times it lasts for months or even years. What do you do during those times? Completely stop playing? Do something else? How do you re-find the MAGIC?
I remember at one point in my late teens I sort of just stopped playing games for a while. Not too long. I just remember being over them in general. I can't remember which game it was that got me back on board, but I remember distinctly feeling a bit disengaged with the whole thing.
As someone who spends a vast majority of their day writing and thinking about video games, fatigue is an on-the-job hazard. When I feel myself getting a bit over it I usually start playing a game that reminds me why I fell in love with games to begin with. Metroid Prime, A Link to the Past, Hotline Miami. I play a game I have genuine love for, that usually gets me back on board.
Part of the problem, I think, is that lots of games simply aren't that inspiring. When you play something original, something genuinely brilliant, all that love for games tends to come flooding back.