Historically I’ve never really done these types of things, but the community here is one I want to try and be more connected. To that end, I’m getting out of my comfort zone and becoming more involved.
I was tagged by Larissa on her blog Games (and Other Bits) // Musings and Thoughts. Something she said there really stood out to me:
I was originally procrastinating these tags because I felt that they broke the “aesthetic” of this blog, but then I realized how stupid that sounds.
So here I am. I am breaking the “aesthetic” of my blog because it is silly. Plus, if someone is taking the time to reach out to me, the least I can do is listen to what that person has to say and respond in kind.
For some of us, the idea of a backlog is a foundation of our gaming experience. For others, it can be an overwhelming source of anxiety and might impede progress in playing games you genuinely want to play. If you can’t already tell, I categorize myself in the latter.
When I was a child, I had a monthly subscription to Game Informer (via GameStop), and that was my primary, sometimes only, source of news. I remember bringing an issue with me to summer camp in 2001 or 2002 and re-reading in bed every night before sleeping. I clung to every word like they were precious droplets of water, and I found myself stranded in the middle of The Empty Quarter.
Grab your weighted blankets, your favorite warm beverage, and the controller of your choice because it’s the coziest season of the year. Cellophane wrapping on the ground and the new game scent in the air, millions of gamers have their patience tested by gigabyte upon gigabyte of day-one patches, and off-disk downloads.
Christmas is a magical season for all, but as gamers, we have strong memories of our favorite games tied to this Yuletide celebration. So regardless of if you’re lugging your home consoles, opting for the portable device, or staying home for the holidays, enjoy the time you have with your game of choice and have a happy holiday.
This holiday season, I’m focusing on the Spyro trilogy, Hellblade, and Death Stranding. I’ve completed the first game in the Spyro series, and I’m planning on finishing the next entry soon. Hellblade has been a surreal experience thus far. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about it soon. Death Stranding is intermediating to start, so I hope to find time in early 2020. The upcoming year is pretty top-heavy for me, so I don’t know exactly when I’ll be getting around to these things.
Enjoy every moment, and don’t forget; video games might be fun, but friends and family are important too. I write that more for myself than anybody else. Happy holidays.