3-5 What Are You Playing?: Everyone’s A Gamer Now

It seems like everyone is gaming these days. Just try and find a Nintendo Switch, good luck. I get it though, we have all this time on our hands and gaming is a great way to socialize with each other. Even if you’re not playing an online multiplayer game, there’s a sense of community because you’re playing a game that others have played. There are resources out there for you to seek out, videos to watch to learn tips & tricks, livestreams of people speeed-running the game. You’re not alone in playing a game. There’s a whole industry and community of people behind those buttons you’re clicking. And there’s a comfort in that.

I’m not super into online gaming. It’s not a thing I’ve really been about. I’m a solo gamer who likes to do my own thing. There are a bunch of reasons for this, but the main one is that I’m very idiosyncratic with my gameplay and I’ll play something for 3 minutes and decide I’m not in that mood and move on to something else. I don’t want to have to deal with another person and possibly hurting their feelings because my brain is weird and operates in its own distinct way.

I hope all of you are staying safe and surviving the quarantine. Be sure to practice safe social distancing. It does work, it does matter, and we are seeing progress.

Here’s what I’ve been playing:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Hitman 2
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Divinity Original Sin 2
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

A hodge-podge of RPGs and crafting simulators. That’s just been the mood. Happy Gaming.

3-3 Self Quarantine: We’re All Gaming Now

I’m sorry this blog has been so silent as of late. The months of January & February are pretty rough for my mental health and I retreat into myself. I find myself just going through the motions and playing games to not think about all the things that feel so heavy.

And now because of the Novel Coronavirus, we’re all trying to cope and distract ourselves from thinking too many doomsday despair-like thoughts.

The only good thing about this entire ordeal is that there has never been a better time to go through your backlog and play the games you’ve been wanting to play. We also live in a golden-era of gaming, there’s SOOO much available to us on so many different platforms. Whether you’re a mobile gamer, PC gamer, console warrior, or into table top boardgames, you have a world of games to choose from.

Here’s a list of games I’m currently dabbling with:

  • Nioh 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Hollow Knight
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Code Vein
  • Binding of Isaac

Stay safe, practice good hygiene (social distancing and the cleaning of hands with soap & water). And remember to be kind, we’re all in this together, we’re all on the same rock, trying to figure this out and stay alive.