From an interview with Arnie Katz, co-founder of Electronic Games magazine, the first magazine dedicated entirely to video games:
Gamasutra: Have you followed casual games in the past few years?
Katz: To be honest, I put 20 years in playing games day and night, practically. They would not let me play any game for too long. If I liked a game, they shamed me into not playing. I did not play a game in 20 years when I was not thinking how to write it up, or edit it. You do that for a long time, and for me… it didn’t exactly burn me out, but it did reduce my enthusiasm.
– Arnie Katz interview @ Gamasutra: December 28, 2009