30 Videogame Answers, No Likes Part 2

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So a couple of days ago I decided to turn an image that was circulating around Twitter in to a writing prompt. Which, overall, felt like a good idea but it ran awfully long. So this here’s part two of that blog!

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I’m also re-using this image just because.

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30 Videogame Answers, No Likes Part 1

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Sometime last week or so, there was a fun little prompt fluttering among those I follow on Twitter. Basically, you answer one videogame-related question for every like the posted picture got, to a maximum of 30.

It looked like a lot of fun, and since I’m always a sucker for cheap easy writing prompts, I decided to take the idea and write about it here.

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…I searched for “writing prompt” and got this. So let’s just move on.

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The Sunday Bundle – Jan 29 2017

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As the news editor for MMOGames, I see a bunch of stories crawl across my feeds, and there are a few of these I have thoughts on or that strike my fancy enough that I’d like to expand upon them. That’s what this segment is all about; The Sunday Bundle.

This week’s world news has been…difficult, to say the least. If you’ve been following current events and my personal Twitter, I apologize for not exactly using the latter to help folks escape from the former. It’s my fervent hope that this week’s edition of the Sunday Bundle will offer a bit of a breather from the maelstrom outside.

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Let’s talk videogames, shall we?

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On the Periphery of a Community

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Feeling like you’re part of a larger community is a natural human instinct. It’s the kind of thing that game devs and gaming companies make their money off of. It’s why MMO fans can be some of the best and worst at the same time. Breaking in to that community, however, feels pretty damn daunting.

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“I wanna pwn teh noobzorz too…!”

This post is spawned by my own want to be a part of fighting games. So I wanted to reflect on my own sensation of feeling outside looking in, and how I’ve tried to manage the feeling of being locked out.

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The Sunday Bundle – Jan 22 2017

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As the news editor for MMOGames, I see a bunch of stories crawl across my feeds, and there are a few of these I have thoughts on or that strike my fancy enough that I’d like to expand upon them. That’s what this segment is all about; The Sunday Bundle.

Another week done and dusted, and overall I’ve got to say that this news cycle has been pretty quiet overall. Which is to be expected, I suppose, what with no cons or other things going on. Still, there were a few pieces of news that crossed my path that I wanted to expand on. So, shall we?

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Let’s get this over with, I’ve got important things to do.

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Fanning Flames for Final Fantasy XIV

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MMO burnout. It’s a thing that every MMO gamer has gone through multiple times. Whether it’s specific to a single game or just general malaise at the genre entire, it’s kind of a regular cycle. Especially for those of us who play to raise stats and progress for hours on end over the course of months, like a nerdy flagellation in offering to Gary Gygax.

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“Just a few more swings and my dailies are complete…”

So it is with myself and Final Fantasy XIV, and I wanted to babble on about why it’s happened and ideas on how to fix it.

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Stonehearth Through Wolfy’s Eyes

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I love a good surprise. Whether it’s something that I held low expectations for and get blown away by, or a title that arrives to me from out of the blue and ends up delighting, it’s wonderful to be reminded that games can surprise you. Stonehearth, a voxel-based survival/management game from Radiant Entertainment, absolutely falls in to the latter category.

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Who knew blocky Funko Pop characters would bring so much charm?

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The Sunday Bundle – Jan 15 2017

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As the news editor for MMOGames, I see a bunch of stories crawl across my feeds, and there are a few of these I have thoughts on or that strike my fancy enough that I’d like to expand upon them. That’s what this segment is all about; The Sunday Bundle, a weekly feature I’d like to try out for my blog.

I do want to mention that I’m not trying to drive business to those I work for or otherwise self-promote. I’m just taking a few moments to go over some favorite stories from the week. To that point, I’m not going to be directly linking to the stories in question.

I appreciate everyone’s thoughts on this idea, so please let me know if this is even remotely interesting.

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“Didn’t read it. Don’t care. Hate it.”

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Switched On

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So here we all sit, at the precipice of one of the happiest moments in my recent gaming history: the arrival of a new Nintendo console. I haven’t been swept up in this much joy regarding gaming since World of Final Fantasy came out.

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I have a weakness for chibified FF VI characters. What can I say.

It’s the eve of a new nerd Christmas. The Nintendo Switch livestream event. It’s something that’s been on my mind recently, of course, and I wanted to share a few of my thoughts on what I’m hoping to see out of this broadcast.

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Triple B Gaming

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I’ve written before about how an otherwise unassuming title has made videogaming a lot more palatable to me as I get older, but my recent gaming habits have kind of expanded upon that post. It’s made me consider my love of gaming cheese, and recently I’ve embraced the idea of “triple B gaming”: games that are otherwise called garbage that still hold a place in my heart.

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“Straight Line Driving: The Video Game” holds more appeal than any Call of Duty.

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