First off… happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying that this crazy year is wrapping up and New Year’s is on the way!
To go along with Christmas, in the past I have loved participating in Listmas, which is a blogging holiday of sorts where anyone who wants to join just write blog posts in list format, about whatever they want. This holiday season, I’m a little obsessed with replaying The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I’ve even started creating videos to log some of my experiences this time through the game!
Here are the top 10 reasons I’m having so much fun with it. :)
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Between humongous games like Fallout 4 and mobile gems like Lara Croft GO, it’s been a great year for gaming.
I usually shy away from creating “best” lists for recent titles, because it’s easy to get overly excited about that-game-you-just-played and think it’s the best thing ever. New things always seem shiny, but shiny doesn’t last. Then you start regretting that you ever recommended that game that was just a fad, or that didn’t quite withstand the test of time.
Still, I found a few games this year particularly engaging for a variety of reasons, and they deserve some recognition even though they’re still new! These are five of my favorites and why I found them so interesting.
Continue reading 5 of the Most Interesting Games I Played This Year (Listmas 2015)
Having two weeks off for the holidays is a pretty special thing that I appreciate about my job right now. That means lots of free time for me to catch up on all the geeky stuff I didn’t have time for earlier in the year!
Here’s a Listmas list of what’s on my plate for the next couple weeks. It’s a lot to take on in a mere 14 days — we will see if I can do it all!
And if you don’t know about the blogger tradition of Listmas, check out C.T. Murphy’s post about it!
Continue reading Listmas 2015: Top 12 Things I’m Geeking Out on This Holiday Break
Why do we play video games?
Unlike a lot of people who grew up playing video games, I only got into gaming as an adult. The first one I fell in love with — the one that made me a gamer — was Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare. I loved its rich characters, focused storytelling, and role-playing opportunities. The fact that I started playing it on my birthday one year only makes it feel even more special. Now, I play it every year on my birthday, as a tradition and chance to reminisce about how video games have changed my life.
But why get into video games as an adult? I can think of a few reasons, just in time for Listmas!
If you don’t know about Listmas, it’s a list-making party started by writer C.T. Murphy awhile back. Every holiday season, bloggers are invited to participate in creating lists about anything they like. If you want to give it a go, tag your list with “Listmas” on social media — we regular Listmas-ers like to spread the love by sharing (re-blogging, re-tweeting, etc.) these themed posts.
Continue reading 5 Reasons I Game (Listmas 2015)